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Introduced Version House Bill 2410 History

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H. B. 2410

 

         (By Delegates Sumner, Duke and Sobonya)

         [Introduced January 12, 2011; referred to the

         Committee on Government Organization then 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 for certain persons of a publicly funded building, road, structure or project which receives any operating or construction moneys from state sources or state taxpayers; 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) A publicly funded building, road, structure or project which receives any operating or construction moneys from state sources or state taxpayers may not be named for a living elected official by any governmental entity in this state. However, this section does not apply to the naming of a publicly funded building, road, structure or project after a deceased former elected state official.

    (b) Any executive, board member, director or other responsible state official authorizing the naming of any publicly funded building, road, structure or project for a living elected official in violation 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 the naming of a publicly funded building, road, structure or project which receives any operating or construction moneys from state sources or state taxpayers 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, it has been completely underscored.

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