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Introduced Version House Bill 2023 History

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H. B. 2023


          (By Delegate Poore)
          [Introduced February 13, 2013; referred to the
          Committee on the Judiciary.]
                                        



A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §24-3-1c, relating to
requiring protective fencing be erected along railroad lines operating adjacent to public schools; and authorizing rule-making.
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 §24-3-1c, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 3. DUTIES AND PRIVILEGES OF PUBLIC UTILITIES SUBJECT TO REGULATIONS OF COMMISSION.
§24-3-1c. Protective fencing along railroad tracks adjacent to __________schools; rule-making.
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Notwithstanding any provision in this code to the contrary, a railroad company operating an active railroad line within one thousand feet of a public school in this state shall install and maintain a protective fence along both sides of the railroad line for a distance of one thousand feet in each direction from the school's outer boundaries to deter school children from walking along the railroad tracks. The commission shall promulgate rules in accordance with article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code necessary to effectuate this section.

     NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require that protective fencing be placed along railroad lines operating within 1000 feet of a public school to deter school children from walking along railroad tracks. The bill also authorizes rule-making.


     This section is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.
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