(By Senators Kimble, Buckalew, McKenzie, Ross, Love, Deem, Hunter, Sharpe, Schoonover, Oliverio, Scott, Craigo, Dugan, Jackson, Wooton, Chafin, Plymale, Bailey, Anderson, White, Prezioso, Walker, Helmick, Fanning, Kessler, Dittmar and Tomblin, Mr. President)

Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to make a study of the need for a veteran's nursing home in West Virginia.

Whereas, There are over 200,000 veterans in West Virginia, 60,000 of whom are veterans of WWII and 40,000 are veterans of the Korean War; and
Whereas, With this large aging veteran population there are currently no long-term nursing homes for veterans in West Virginia; and
Whereas, Surrounding states have nursing homes for their veterans; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to review, examine and study the status of the growing and aging veteran population in this state and the needs for nursing homes for these veterans, together with the method of funding and the ways and means for development of a veteran's nursing home which are feasible and advisable and to make recommendations to the Legislature regarding the same; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the said Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 1999, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That 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.