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Introduced Version House Bill 2344 History

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H. B. 2344


(By Delegates Sumner, Sobonya,
Schoen and Duke)
[Introduced February 15, 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 §4-13-1, relating to prohibiting the naming of a publicly funded building, road, structure or project for a living elected official by any governmental entity in this State 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 §4-13-1, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 13. NAMING OF PUBLICLY FUNDED BUILDINGS, ROADS, STRUCTURES AND PROJECTS.

§4-13-1. Naming a publicly funded building, road, structure or project for a living elected official prohibited.

A publicly funded building, road, structure or project may not be named for a living elected official by any governmental entity in this State. Any executive, board member or director authorizing the naming of any publicly funded building, road, structure or project for a living elected official, in violation of the provisions 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 any governmental entity of this State from naming any building, road, structure or project 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, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.


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