H. B. 2310
(By Delegate Iaquinta)
[Introduced January 11, 2012
; referred to the
Committee on Senior Citizen Issues then Finance.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-5S-12, relating to establishing a program for reprogramming cellular telephones and distributing to seniors without cellular phones for emergency calls.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-5S-12, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 5S. OLDER WEST VIRGINIANS ACT.
§16-5S-12. Cellular telephones for seniors without cellular telephones for emergency calls.
The commissioner shall establish a program for collecting used cellular telephones from retailers, wholesalers, individuals or any other sources, to be reprogrammed and given to seniors who do not have a cellular phone to use for emergency telephone calls.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to establish a program for collecting cellular telephones to be reprogrammed and distributed to seniors without cellular phones for making emergency calls.
This section is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.