HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 54
(By Delegates Caputo, Manchin, Longstreth, Perdue, Barill, Talbott, Moore, Marshall and Hunt)
Requesting that the Joint committee on Government and Finance authorize a study on the compliance of the Americans with Disabilities Act in state governmental buildings throughout the State of West Virginia.
Whereas, The Americans with Disabilities Act guarantees equal opportunity for people with disabilities in public accommodations, commercial facilities, employment, transportation, state and local governmental services and telecommunications; and
Whereas, Fifty-four million people in the United States have a disability; and
Whereas, Thirteen million people fifteen years of age and older use a wheelchair or walking aid; and
Whereas, Updating state governmental facilities and ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act will provide accessibility for people with disabilities across the Mountain State; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act in state governmental buildings throughout the State of 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 necessary to effectuate its recommendation; 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.