H. B. 2900
(By Delegates Folk, Hamrick, Staggers and Kump)
[Introduced March 12, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Government Organization then Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §8-29-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring regional airport authority board members to include persons of area expertise.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §8-29-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 29. INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS - REGIONAL AIRPORTS.
§8-29-6. Qualification of members.
(a) All members of the board of each authority shall be residents of the municipality or county which said members represent.
(b) The members of the airport authority must fairly represent different areas of interest, knowledge and expertise. The members of the authority shall include at least:
(1) One active commercial pilot holding at least a commercial pilot’s license with related experience current with the Federal Aviation Administration;
(2) One member with aircraft maintenance experience holding at least an airframe and powerplant license issued by and current with the Federal Aviation Administration; and
(3) One member with experience, knowledge, and expertise in airport management.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require regional airport authority board members to include persons of area expertise.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.