House Bill 2475 History
H. B. 2475
(By Delegates Caputo and Tucker)
[Introduced February 17, 2005; referred to the
Committee on Industry and Labor, Economic Development
and Small Business then Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §22A-2-16 of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to requiring the superintendent or
owner-operator of the mine to sign the fire boss record book
each day along with the mine foreman.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. UNDERGROUND MINES.
§22A-2-16. Examinations of reports of fire bosses.
The mine foreman, and the superintendent or owner-operator of
the mine, shall,
also each day, read carefully and countersign with
ink or indelible pencil all reports entered in the record book of
the fire bosses. and he The mine foreman shall supervise the fire
boss or fire bosses, except as hereinafter provided in section
twenty-one of this article.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require the
superintendent or owner-operator of the mine to sign the fire boss
record book each day along with the mine foreman.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would