HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 124
(By Delegate Howell, J. Miller, Overington, Shaver, Doyle, Kump, Rowan, Cowles, Michael, Evans, Householder, Williams, Lawrence and Duke)
Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to study the impact of reimbursing the Commonwealth of Maryland for the use of its helicopter Maryland Trooper Five for runs into West Virginia.
Whereas, The Commonwealth of Maryland maintains a helicopter detachment on West Virginia soil at the Cumberland Regional Airport in Wylie Ford, West Virginia; and
Whereas, Maryland Trooper Five, the helicopter quartered at the Cumberland Regional Airport, makes numerous calls into West Virginia when it is needed, specifically for the purpose of airlifting West Virginia citizens in cases of medical emergency; and
Whereas, Over thirty such flights were made in 2011; and
Whereas, All such flights are made at the expense of the Maryland taxpayer and we have no assurance that this generosity on the part of the voters of the Commonwealth of Maryland will continue; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the impact of reimbursing the Commonwealth of Maryland for these important life-saving flights into West Virginia; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2013, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations together with drafts of any legislation 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.