HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 33
(By Delegates L. Phillips, Rowan, Marshall, Raines, Guthrie, Sumner, Lawrence, Arvon, P. Smith, Border and Poore)
Requesting the House of Delegates Women’s Caucus, acting as an Interim Study Committee, study crimes against children.
Whereas, The House of Delegates Women’s Caucus wishes to examine the West Virginia Code for the purpose of more thoroughly defining the child abuse and neglect code; and
Whereas, The Women’s Caucus believes there is need to hire more experienced officers to aid the Crimes Against Children Unit of the West Virginia State Police; and
Whereas, The financial responsibility of adding more experienced officers is a concern of the Women’s Caucus; and
Whereas, The Caucus feels the need to examine how the maintenance of the Sex Offender Registry is carried out in a timely manner; and
Whereas, The Internet Crimes Against Children Unit of the West Virginia State Police is also an interest of the Women’s Caucus, particularly if changes in the State Code are needed in order to make the Unit more effective; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the West Virginia House of Delegates Women’s Caucus is hereby requested to act as an Interim Study Committee to study crimes against children; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Committee report to the House of Delegates at the 2014 regular session, 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 House of Delegates.