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HB3224 intr
H. B. 3224


(By Delegates Proudfoot, Tabb, Perry, Tansill,

Yost, Palumbo and Swartzmiller)

(Originating in the Committee on Political Subdivisions

[March 23, 2005]





A BILL to amend article ten, chapter seventeen of the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated, §17-10-26, relating to authorizing the use of blue reflective markers to designate the location of fire hydrants; authorizing rule-making; approval for use from appropriate governing body required; cost not required to be paid by governing body.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article ten, chapter seventeen of the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §17-10-26, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 10. COUNTY COURTS; MUNICIPALITIES; GENERAL AUTHORITY AND DUTIES AS TO ROADS, ETC.

§17-10-26. Blue reflective marker authorized; rule-making authority; approval of county or city governing body required; cost not required to be paid by governing body.

(a) "Blue reflective marker" means, for purposes of this section, a non-lighted reflective devise which is blue in color when reflecting light and which conforms to the most recent edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Devices for Streets and Highways and any other standard which may be adopted by the Commissioner of Highways and the federal highway administrator.
(b) Notwithstanding any provision of article nineteen of this chapter to the contrary, the Commissioner of Highways is authorized to propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty- nine-a of this code providing for the placement of blue reflective markers to designate the location of fire hydrants. The rules shall prescribe the standards for blue reflective markers and all installation requirements.
(c) No blue reflective markers may be installed in any municipality or county or part thereof unless the governing body of the municipality or county has approved the installation. Any fire department organized or approved by the West Virginia State Fire Commission may request the governing body of a municipality or county to approve the installation of blue reflective markers to indicate the location of fire hydrants located on the public streets, roads or highways within the municipality or county or any part thereof. The request shall be in writing and shall state the location of each of the fire hydrants to be marked with the blue reflective marker and provide all other information required by the Commissioner of Highways and the governing body.
(d) Nothing contained herein requires the governing body of a municipality or county to pay for the blue reflective markers or their installation.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is authorize the use of blue reflective markers to designate the locations of fire hydrants.

The section is new, therefore strikethroughs and underlining have been omitted.
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