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Senate Bill No. 55

(By Senators Hall and Foster)

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[Introduced February 11, 2009; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.]

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A BILL to amend and reenact §9-3-1 and §9-3-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to eliminating the requirement of the use of a Social Security number in securing any state services.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §9-3-1 and §9-3-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted, all to read as follows:
ARTICLE 3. APPLICATION FOR AND GRANTING OF ASSISTANCE.
§9-3-1. Application for and granting of federal-state or federal assistance.

Any person domiciled in this state, who shall make, or have made in his or her behalf, an application therefor and who is otherwise in all respects qualified to receive the same, shall be granted federal-state assistance or federal assistance in such form and amount, to such extent, and for such period, as authorized by applicable federal and state laws and rules and regulations and as determined by the department in accordance with such laws and rules and regulations and within limits of available funds: Provided, That a social security number may not be required as a prerequisite to qualify for any such assistance.
§9-3-2. Application for and granting of state assistance.
Any indigent person domiciled in this state, who shall make, or have made in his or her behalf, an application therefor and who is otherwise in all respects qualified to receive the same, shall be granted state assistance in such form and amount, to such extent, and for such period, as authorized by applicable state laws and rules and regulations of the department and as determined by the department in accordance with such laws and rules and regulations and within limits of available funds: Provided, That a social security number may not be required as a prerequisite to qualify for any such assistance.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to eliminate the requirement of the use of a social security number in securing any state services or assistance.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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