Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant has announced legislation that will allow West Virginians to volunteer to donate any overpayments to the Office under $25 to the Children\u2019s Trust Fund.\r\nAnyone who pays a fee to the Secretary of State\u2019s Office will have an option, much like a tax check-off, on their filing form that would designate their refund of $25 or less to the Children\u2019s Trust Fund. The process is completely voluntary on the part of the customer. Not only will every donation go to help a child in need by funding important programs, but it will also save the state money by not processing, printing, and mailing a refund check.\r\n\u201cProviding each and every child in West Virginia with the resources they need for a bright future is something that we all support,\u201d said Tennant. \u201cThis bill proposes a simple, sensible way that we can support our state\u2019s future generations while also saving on administrative costs.\u201d\r\n\u201cWe are very pleased that the Secretary of State and lawmakers have proposed this legislation in support of a very important cause \u2013 ending child abuse in West Virginia,\u201d commented Jim McKay, State Director of Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia. \u201cFor more than 30 years, the Children\u2019s Trust Fund has supported innovative, effective local programs in communities across West Virginia. This legislation will help more children have the great, healthy, happy and safe childhoods that they deserve.\u201d\r\nHouse bill sponsors include: Del. Erikka Storch (R-Ohio), Del. Allen Evans (R-Grant), Del. Jill Upson (R-Jefferson), Del. Kayla Kessinger (R-Fayette), Del. Matthew Rohrbach (R-Cabell), Del. William Romine (R-Tyler), Del. Mick Bates (D-Raleigh), Del. Michael Ferro (D-Marshall), Del. Doug Reynolds (D-Cabell), Del. Denise Campbell (D-Randolph), and Del. Shawn Fluharty (D-Ohio). The bill will be introduced soon.