Senate Bill No. 216
(By Senator Unger)
[Introduced January 19, 2004; referred to the Committee on
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
A BILL to amend the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §21A-2-24, relating
to the bureau of employment programs; conducting comparative
cost-of-living studies within the fifty-five counties of the
state; and reporting the results of the study to the joint
committee on government and finance by the first day of
December every year.
That the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §21A-2-24, to read as
ARTICLE 2. THE COMMISSIONER OF THE BUREAU OF EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS.
§21A-2-24. Comparative cost-of-living study.
The bureau of employment programs, by its commissioner, shall
conduct comparative cost-of-living studies of fifty-five counties of the state to determine any differences in the cost of living
that may be shown in those counties. The results of those studies
shall be reported to the joint committee on government and finance
of the Legislature no later than the first day of December every
year beginning in two thousand four.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require the Bureau of
Employment Programs to conduct comparative cost-of-living studies
within fifty-five counties of the state and report the results of
the study to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance of the
Legislature by the first day of December every year.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.