WEST virginia legislature
2020 regular session
Senate Bill 740
By Senator Blair
[Introduced February 10,
to the Committee on Finance]
A BILL to amend and reenact §18-10L-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to clarifying authorized uses of the Ron Yost Personal Assistance Services Fund.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 10L. RON YOST PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES ACT.
(a) There is hereby created in the State Treasury a special fund designated the Ron Yost Personal Assistance Services Fund. The fund shall be an appropriated account within the Division of Rehabilitation Services and the moneys shall be expended exclusively for the purposes of this article.
(b) Funds made available
programs under this article may be used only for the planning,
designing, delivering and administering of personal assistance services and
training Ron Yost Personal Assistance Program, including planning;
designing; delivering; and administering services, functional assessment
evaluations, and training. The Division of Rehabilitation Services may use
not more than seven percent of the total allocation for administrative costs.
(c) The Division of
Rehabilitation Services or the contracted program administrator may
apply for and use all other funding sources to carry out this program,
state and federal funds, program fees and other allocated moneys
state, federal, and other grants and donations.
(d) Funds shall be disbursed in a manner that ensures maximum consumer control of the services provided under the program.
(e) Personal assistance services shall be available only to the extent funding is available through annual appropriations of state, federal, and other allotted funds.
(f) Funds or services
provided to eligible individuals by the personal assistance services program
under this article
shall not be considered as is not income to
those individuals for any purpose under this code or under the rules of any
agency of state government.
NOTE: This bill was requested by the Division of Rehabilitation Services for the purpose of clarifying authorized use of moneys allocated for the administration of the Ron Yost Personal Assistance Services Program.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.