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Introduced Version - Originating in Committee Senate Concurrent Resolution 87 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 87

(By Senators Palumbo, Wills, Beach, Browning, Foster, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Klempa, Minard, Snyder, Tucker, Williams, Barnes, K. Facemyer and Nohe)

[Originating in the Committee on the Judiciary]

 

Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to study the need, benefits and costs of additional legislation or regulation needed to foster cooperation between telecommunications providers, purchasers of scrap copper and other persons interested in deterring the illegal theft of scrap copper.

    Whereas, The Legislature finds that the theft of scrap copper can interrupt communication services, disrupt public utilities, and harm public infrastructure; and

    Whereas, The Legislature finds that it has worked diligently to create new law to deter persons from unlawfully stealing copper; and

    Whereas, The Legislature finds that the interested parties have worked diligently to assist the Legislature in crafting effective legislation addressing the unlawful theft of copper; and

    Whereas, The Legislature acknowledges that this is a difficult and complex issue that may require additional legislation or other action in order to more fully address the situation; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the need, benefits and costs of additional legislation or regulation needed to foster cooperation between telecommunications providers, purchasers of scrap copper and other persons interested in deterring the illegal theft of scrap copper; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the legislative changes or other actions that may be necessary to further address this pressing issue; 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 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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