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Chapter 24     Entire Code


ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS.

ARTICLE 2. POWERS AND DUTIES OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.

ARTICLE 2A. REDUCED RATES FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS OF ELECTRICITY AND GAS.

ARTICLE 2B. TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF RATE INCREASES.

ARTICLE 2C. REDUCED RATES FOR CERTAIN LOW-INCOME RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS OF TELEPHONE SERVICE.

ARTICLE 2D. ALTERNATIVE FUEL INITIATIVES.

ARTICLE 2E. REQUIREMENTS FOR PHONE SERVICE SALES.

ARTICLE 2F. ALTERNATIVE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY PORTFOLIO STANDARD.

ARTICLE 2G. PUBLIC WATER UTILITIES MONITORING REQUIREMENTS.

ARTICLE 3. DUTIES AND PRIVILEGES OF PUBLIC UTILITIES SUBJECT TO REGULATIONS OF COMMISSION.

ARTICLE 4. VIOLATIONS OF PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER OR ORDERS OF COMMISSION.

ARTICLE 5. REVIEW OF COMMISSION\'S ACTION.

ARTICLE 6. LOCAL EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM.

ARTICLE 7. HEADQUARTERS.

ARTICLE 8. 211 INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SYSTEM.
§24-8-1. Legislative findings.
§24-8-2. Rule-making authority.

ARTICLE 8. 211 INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SYSTEM.

§24-8-1. Legislative findings.

The Legislature finds that it is in the best interest of the citizens of West Virginia to implement the universally, free access telephone number "211" made available by the federal communications commission for states to develop an information and referral source for human and social services. The "211" system will provide a vital resource to the citizens of West Virginia for social and human service information and referral by providing a critical connection between individuals and families in need and the appropriate community-based organizations and government agencies.

The Legislature further finds that implementing the "211" information and referral system will serve as a centralized resource for human and social service professionals, medical personnel, government agencies and charitable organizations by providing a full spectrum of service options to the citizens of West Virginia. The "211" system will also serve as a centralized point in times of natural disasters or national emergencies by providing access to information for the coordination of relief.

Therefore, the Legislature authorizes and directs the Public Service Commission to implement the "211" information and referral system in accordance with the recommendations of the Public Service Commissions' appointed task force as reported to the Legislature.

§24-8-2. Rule-making authority.

The Public Service Commission shall propose rules for legislative promulgation in accordance with article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code regarding the implementation and administration of this system. From the effective date of this section until the date of the promulgation of these rules, the commission may file rules as emergency rules in accordance with the applicable provisions of this code in order to implement and administer this system.

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