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Introduced Version House Bill 2312 History

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H. B. 2312


(By Delegates Azinger and Long)

[Introduced February 14, 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 §16-6-14a, relating to requiring grab bars to be installed in all hotel and motel tubs and showers.

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 §16-6-14a, to read as follows:

ARTICLE 6. HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.

§16-6-14a. Washrooms; tubs and showers equipped with safety grab bars.

All hotels and motels in this State shall have a secure grab bar installed to serve each tub and shower intended for the use of guests by the first day of July, two thousand eight.


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide for the protection of elderly or infirm persons from injuries due to falls in tubs and showers.

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

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