OUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO.58
(By Delegates Williams, Moye Campbell, Ferro, Manypenny, Marshall, Moore, Perdue, Pethtel, Perry, Pino, Stephens, Young, Rowan, O’Neal, Armstead, Ashley, Border-Sheppard, Faircloth, Ferns, Sobonya, and Westfall)
Requesting that the Joint Committee on Government and Finance authorize a study on the growing needs for in-home care and personal services for West Virginia’s aging population.
Whereas, the Bureau of Senior Services was created to promote services to enhance the health, safety, and welfare of West Virginia’s senior population and serve as the primary agency within state government to provide services to the senior population; and
Whereas, the Bureau of Senior Services is tasked with administering community and in-home care services which provide a full range of preventative, maintenance and restorative services for the frail elderly, disabled or terminally ill; and
Whereas, a report of the West Virginia University of College of Business and Economics on the West Virginia Economic Outlook for 2014 states that 16.8% of West Virginia’s population is 65 or older, and that number is growing; therefore be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance authorize a study on the growing needs for in-home care and personal services for West Virginia’s aging population; and be it,
Further resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the Regular Session of the Legislature, 2015, 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.