Senate Bill No. 193
(By Senators Wagner, Bailey, Bowman, Buckalew, Miller,
Wiedebusch and Yoder)
[Passed March 6,1995; to take effect July 1, 1995.]
AN ACT to amend and reenact section two, article ten-a, chapter
eighteen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to continuation of
the division of rehabilitation services.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section two, article ten-a, chapter eighteen of the code
of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 10A. VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION.
§18-10A-2. Division of rehabilitation services.
The division of rehabilitation services is hereby transferred
to the department of education and the arts created in article one,
chapter five-f of this code. The secretary shall appoint any such
board, commission or council over the division to the extent
required by federal law to qualify for federal funds for providing
rehabilitation services for disabled persons. The secretary and
such boards, commissions or councils as he or she is required by
federal law to appoint are authorized and directed to cooperate with the federal government to the fullest extent in an effort to
provide rehabilitation services for disabled persons.
References in this article or article ten-b of this chapter to
the state board of vocational education, the state board of
rehabilitation or the state board as the governing board of
vocational or other rehabilitation services or facilities shall
mean the secretary of education and the arts. All references in
the code to the division of vocational rehabilitation shall mean
the division of rehabilitation services and all references to the
director of the division of vocational rehabilitation shall mean
the director of the division of rehabilitation services.
Notwithstanding the provisions of article ten, chapter four of
this code, the division of rehabilitation services shall terminate
on the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-six, to
allow for the completion of a full performance audit by the joint
committee on government operations.