(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Kiss, and Delegates Staton,

Martin, Webb, Kominar, Trump and Proudfoot)

Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to conduct a study on the coverage of temporary employees under Workers' Compensation.
Whereas, It is becoming increasingly common for companies and businesses throughout the nation and this State to contract the hiring of temporary employees, often utilizing the services of temporary placement agencies; and
Whereas, Temporary employees so contracted are often not included under Workers' Compensation insurance by the employing company or business nor by the temporary placement agency, and thus are ineligible for benefits in the event of sustaining an injury which results in a temporary or permanent disability; and
Whereas, Temporary employees are frequently subject to the same risk of injury and occupational hazards as are permanent employees who are insured under the Workers' Compensation programs of such companies and businesses; and
Whereas, Ineligibility for Workers' Compensation benefits may cause great financial hardship and burdens in the event that such a temporary employee receives an injury; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to conduct, in cooperation with the Bureau of Employment Programs, a study of the status or the extent of coverage for temporary employees of companies and businesses throughout the State, especially those temporary employees who are contracted through temporary placement agencies; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the findings and recommendations resulting from the study shall be reported to the Legislature by the beginning of the regular session of the year two thousand one, together with drafts of any proposed legislation necessary to effectuate such recommendations.