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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 108 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 108

(By Delegates Fleischauer, Brown, Caputo, Doyle, Guthrie, Hatfield, Hunt, Hutchins, Klempa, Lawrence, Longstreth, Mahan, Manypenny, Marshall, Morgan, M. Poling, Shaver, Skaff, Spencer, Staggers, Susman, Talbott, Varner, Webster, Wells and Wooton)




Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the requirement that all state boards, commissions, committees or councils to be gender balanced and to have proportionate representation of minorities in the state.

Whereas, State government is not representative of the population of the State of West Virginia; and
Whereas, Equality in all areas of government is of vital importance to make sure everyone's interests and ideas are heard and taken seriously; and
Whereas, Requiring boards and commissions to be gender balanced and to have proportionate representation of minorities in the state is one small step to fix the inequality within state government; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study a requirement that all state boards, commissions, committees or councils to be gender balanced and to have proportionate representation of minorities in the state; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the Regular Session of the Legislature, 2010, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Legislative expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.
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