HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 69
(By Delegates Walker, Barach, Booth, Bridges, Brown, Crouse, Diserio, Doyle, Evans, Ferrell, Forsht, Garcia, Griffith, Hanna, Hansen, Honaker, Hornbuckle, Lovejoy, Mandt, Martin, Miller, Pack, Pushkin, Queen, Reed, Riley, Rowan, Rowe, Storch, Thompson, Wamsley, Williams, Worrell, Young, Zatezalo, Zukoff and Holstein)
[February 15, 2022]
Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the youth suicide epidemic in the United States and West Virginia.
Whereas, Suicide deaths in the United States are the 10th leading cause of death with more than 2000 14 to 18 year old’s dying every year by suicide; therefore, be it.
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the cause of teen suicide with emphasis on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and others (LGBTQ+), girls and racial minorities; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2023, on its findings, conclusions, and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report, and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.