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Chapter 24  |  Article 24 - 8  |  Section 1
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 2013 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.


Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§24 - 2 G- 1 - (New Code)
§24 - 2 G- 2 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 373
PASSED - Regular Session

SB373 SUB2 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Relating to water resources protection
§24 - 1 - 1 - (Amended Code)
§24 - 3 - 3 B - (Repealed Code)
SENATE BILL - 585
PASSED - Regular Session

SB585 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Removing unconstitutional language regarding access to rail lines
§24 - 2 - 19 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2803
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2803 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Requiring electric utilities to implement integrated resource plans
§24 - 2 - 4 A - (Amended Code)
§24 - 2 - 4 B - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4601
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4601 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Relating to fiscal management and regulation of publicly-owned utilities
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.
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