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Introduced Version - Originating in Committee House Concurrent Resolution 114 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 114

(By Delegates Perdue, Perry, Ellington, Campbell, Diserio, Eldridge, Lawrence, Householder, Fleischauer, Border, Cowles, Marshall, Moore, Miller, Rowan, Moye, Poore, Staggers, Arvon, Sobonya, Pasdon and Ferns)

[Originating in the Committee on Health and Human Resources; Reported April 2, 2013.]

 

Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to study the authority of structure of DHHR; and

    Whereas, The Department of Health and Human Resources has grown tremendously with an increased staff of over 6,000 employees responsible for well over 25 expansive and critical programs which serve the entire state; and

    Whereas, The Department of Health and Human Resource budget has grown to well over 3.5 billion dollars and has easily become the most comprehensive agency in state government; and

    Whereas, There is a strong desire on the part of the Legislature to work collaboratively to have a complete understanding of the department and how and why decisions are made; and

    Whereas, The Legislature believes that as the appropriators of state funds there is a strong need to have a complete understanding of the DHHR budget;

     Whereas, Authority and structure of the office of the Governor is currently conducting an audit and the legislature should review that audit and its findings of the Department of Health and Human resources, therefore be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the authority, structure, and audit recommendation of the department to develop a better understanding of the department and a more collaborative process of working with the department to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of the citizens of the state; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2014, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the 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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