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Chapter 24  |  Article 24 - 8
WVC 24- CHAPTER 24. PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.
WVC 24 - 8 - ARTICLE 8. 211 INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SYSTEM.

WVC 24 - 8 - 1 §24-8-1. Legislative findings.
The Legislature finds that it is in the best interest of the citizens of West Virginia to implement the universally, free access telephone number "211" made available by the federal communications commission for states to develop an information and referral source for human and social services. The "211" system will provide a vital resource to the citizens of West Virginia for social and human service information and referral by providing a critical connection between individuals and families in need and the appropriate community-based organizations and government agencies.

The Legislature further finds that implementing the "211" information and referral system will serve as a centralized resource for human and social service professionals, medical personnel, government agencies and charitable organizations by providing a full spectrum of service options to the citizens of West Virginia. The "211" system will also serve as a centralized point in times of natural disasters or national emergencies by providing access to information for the coordination of relief.

Therefore, the Legislature authorizes and directs the public service commission to implement the "211" information and referral system in accordance with the recommendations of the public service commissions' appointed task force as reported to the Legislature.

WVC 24 - 8 - 2 §24-8-2. Rule-making authority.
The public service commission shall propose rules for legislative promulgation in accordance with article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code regarding the implementation and administration of this system. From the effective date of this section until the date of the promulgation of these rules, the commission may file rules as emergency rules in accordance with the applicable provisions of this code in order to implement and administer this system.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§24 - 2 - 1 L - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 601
PASSED - Regular Session

SB601 SUB1 enr2  (Uploaded - 03/23/2016)
SB601 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/18/2016)
Relating to exception from jurisdiction of PSC for materials recovery facilities or mixed waste processing facilities
§24 - 2 E- 3 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 678
PASSED - Regular Session

SB678 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/10/2016)
Relating to ownership and use of conduit providing telephone service
§24 - 2 - 1 L - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4435
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4435 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/15/2016)
Authorizing the Public Service Commission to approve expedited cost recovery of electric utility coal-fired boiler modernization and improvement projects
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