§5-26A-1. Findings, purposes and intent


Published: 2015

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WVC 5-26A-1

§5-26A-1. Findings, purposes and intent.

The Legislature hereby finds and declares:

(a) The National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, P.

L. 103-82, was enacted to foster civic responsibility and to enable

the citizens of the various states to participate in, for the

benefit of their communities, various volunteer and other service

programs including, but not limited to, community corps programs,

youth corps programs, school and campus-based programs,

professional corps programs, americorps programs, national senior

service corps programs and VISTA programs.

(b) The National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, P.

L. 103-82, created the corporation for national and community

service for the purpose of assisting the various states in the

creation and operation of a statewide commission that would have as

its purpose the encouragement, coordination and assistance of the

efforts of individuals or other entities from both the public and

private sectors to create or participate in local community service

programs.

(c) The corporation for national and community service assists

a state's commission by and through a grant to the commission that

is equal to a percentage of the commission's administrative costs.

(d) The deadline for the creation of a state commission was

the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred ninety-four, if

the state commission was to receive an administrative grant in the

corporation for national and community service's fiscal year

beginning in the calendar year one thousand nine hundred

ninety-four.

(e) The West Virginia commission for national and community

service was created by an executive order of the governor of the

state of West Virginia made on the twenty-eighth day of January,

one thousand nine hundred ninety-four, but the executive order

contemplated the enactment of legislation continuing the state

commission in the next session of the Legislature.

(f) The West Virginia commission for national and community

service has striven to develop a coordinated, unified plan in

response to the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993,

P. L. 103-82, and to meet the social, environmental, educational

and public safety needs of the state of West Virginia by instilling

in its citizens a greater sense of pride in, and responsibility

for, their communities.

(g) The Legislature intends to continue the West Virginia

commission for national and community service for the purpose of

complying with the provisions of the National and Community Service

Trust Act of 1993, P. L. 103-82, and for the purpose of meeting the

social, environmental, educational and public safety needs of the

state of West Virginia by and through promotion and coordination of

community outreach initiatives.





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