Senate
House
Joint
Bill Status
WV Code
Audits/ Reports
Educational
Contact
home
home

Introduced Version House Bill 2052 History

DOWNLOAD  wpd  |  Email


HB2052 intr
H. B. 2052


     (By Delegates Sumner and Sobonya)
     [Introduced February 13, 2013; referred to the
     Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.]




A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §4-14-1, relating to prohibiting the naming for certain persons of a publicly funded building, road, structure or project which receives any operating or construction moneys from state sources or state taxpayers; and assessing personal liability for violations.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
  That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §4-14-1, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 14. NAMING OF PUBLICLY FUNDED BUILDINGS, ROADS, STRUCTURES AND PROJECTS.
§4-14-1. Naming a publicly funded building, road, structure or project for a living elected official prohibited.
__(a) A publicly funded building, road, structure or project which receives any operating or construction moneys from state sources or state taxpayers
may not be named for a living elected official by any governmental entity in this state. However, this section does not apply to the naming of a publicly funded building, road, structure or project after a deceased former elected state official.
__(b) Any executive, board member, director or other responsible state official authorizing the naming of any publicly funded building, road, structure or project for a living elected official in violation of this section is personally liable to the governmental entity involved for any costs incurred by that entity as a result of the violation.



  NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit
the naming of a publicly funded building, road, structure or project which receives any operating or construction moneys from state sources or state taxpayers for a living, elected official by any governmental entity. The bill also provides that any responsible governmental official authorizing the naming of a building, road, structure or project for a living elected official is liable to the governmental entity for any costs incurred by a violation.

This section is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.
This Web site is maintained by the West Virginia Legislature's Office of Reference & Information.  |  Terms of Use  |   Web Administrator   |   © 2014 West Virginia Legislature **