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Introduced Version House Bill 2362 History

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H. B. 2362


(By Delegates Stalnaker and Michael)
[Introduced February 15, 2005; referred to the
Committee on Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary.]




A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §8-12-5e, relating to restricting political subdivisions of the state from conducting businesses selling tangible personal property in competition with private enterprises.

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 §8-12-5e, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 12. GENERAL AND SPECIFIC POWERS, DUTIES AND ALLIED RELATIONS OF MUNICIPALITIES, GOVERNING BODIES AND MUNICIPAL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES; SUITS AGAINST MUNICIPALITIES.

§8-12-5e. Political subdivisions of the state may not compete with private enterprises, exception.

No political subdivision of the state may sell in competition with privately owned enterprises any tangible personal property, except that for which a regulatory agency of the state has approved
and established a price therefor.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prevent political subdivisions of the state from selling goods in competition with private businesses.

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