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Introduced Version House Bill 2098 History

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H. B. 2098


(By Delegate Stemple)

[Introduced February 9, 2005 ; 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 §7-15-19, relating to deferral of filing fees and costs incidental to bringing actions in magistrate court for the collection of delinquent ambulance bills by county ambulance authorities and county commissions.

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 §7-15-19,
to read as follows:
ARTICLE 15. EMERGENCY AMBULANCE SERVICE ACT OF 1975.

§7-15-19. Deferral of court costs and fees when collecting delinquent emergency ambulance bills.

Emergency ambulance authorities and county commissions are granted a deferral of filing fees or other fees and costs incidental to the bringing and maintenance of an action in magistrate court for the collection of delinquent ambulance bills. If the authority or commission prevails the court shall include in its order a requirement that the user or other responsible party pay to the clerk all deferred fees and costs.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to allow the deferral of filing fees and costs incidental to bringing actions in magistrate court for the collection of delinquent ambulance bills by county ambulance authorities or county commissions.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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