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House Committee on Old Age Assistance, Investigation, Special - 47th R.S. (1941)

Committee Members
Eugene A. McNamara, Chair
Marvin Bishop Simpson, Vice Chair
Jewell Huntington Helpinstill
Newton Washington McCann
Houston McMurry
Charges
• Proceed with a complete and full investigation of the administration of old age assistance in this State and particularly said committee shall inquire into the complaints hereinabove set forth, to-wit, the conduct by which officials, investigators and supervisors of the Pension Division are alleged to have been abusing and mistreating old age assistance applicants and discriminating between applicants; that said committee be empowered to subpoena witnesses, procure written and factual evidence, command the brining before it of such records of the Old Age Assistance Commission as it may deem fit and proper; and that said committee in addition to conducting said inquiry, shall be directed to report back to the House of Representatives, by not later than February twenty-first, proper legislative action by which the administration of old age assistance in this State can be effectively handled in such manner as to deserve and receive public approval rather than public condemnation as is now the case.

Note:
Appointed by Speaker 2/5/1941, pursuant to HSR 71.

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