CHAPTER 791

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION No. 15

REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES TO HOLD HEARINGS AND CONDUCT A STUDY INTO THE PROBLEMS OF HOUSING, TREATING AND REHABILITATING CERTAIN 16 TO 20 YEAR OLD PERSONS CONVICTED OF CRIMES AND REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.

WHEREAS, there presently does not seem to be adequate facilities to properly house, treat and rehabilitate certain persons convicted of crime who are between the ages of sixteen (16) and twenty (20) years; and

WHEREAS, there seems to be an increase in the number of serious crimes being committed by both men and women who are between the ages of sixteen (16) and twenty (20) years; and

WHEREAS, a study would be made into the area of adequately providing the facilities to house, treat and rehabilitate those persons between the ages of sixteen (16) and twenty (20) years who are convicted of crimes.

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Senate of the 125th General Assembly, the House of Representatives concurring therein, respectfully request His Excellency, the Governor, to direct the Department of Health and Social Services to hold hearings and conduct a full study into the problems of providing adequate facilities to house, treat, and rehabilitate certain sixteen (16) to twenty (20) year old persons who are convicted of crimes.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Department of Health and Social Services shall report periodically its findings to the Members of the General Assembly and to the Governor and shall submit its final report to the Members of the General Assembly and the Governor not later than October 31, 1970.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) is hereby appropriated for the work of the said Department and any funds hereby appropriated that remain uncommitted on November 1, 1970, shall revert to the State.

Approved June 29, 1970.