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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 125 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO 125

(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, and Delegates Armstead, Boggs, Carmichael and Lane)

[Introduced March 8, 2012]

 

 

Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the feasibility, need, costs, reliability and necessary procedures associated with having an impact statement on proposed legislation and regulations as it relates to job creation and retention.

    Whereas, The West Virginia Legislature meets annually to consider legislation that has a potential impact on economic development and the ongoing effects of the State of West Virginia to create an atmosphere that encourages job creation and economic growth and development; and

    Whereas, It is important that all Members of the West Virginia Legislature have comprehensive, factual information, regarding the impacts, both positive and negative, that proposed measures under consideration may have on job creation and retention; and

    Whereas, The State of West Virginia invests significant resources in tax incentives, employment and economic development grant programs, and other related measures to attract and encourage employment and investment opportunities in our state; and

    Whereas, It is pertinent that the feasibility, costs and process of generating an impact statement on proposed legislation and regulations as it relates to job creation and retention be thoroughly studied to determine the advisability of generating such a statement; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the feasibility, costs, reliability and necessary procedures associated with having an impact statement on proposed legislation and regulations as it relates to job creation and retention; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the Legislature, on the first day of the regular session, 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.

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