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Introduced Version House Bill 3167 History

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H. B. 3167


(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Kiss and Delegates Mahan,

Ron Thompson and Sumner )

[Introduced March 23, 2005; referred to the

Committee on Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary.]




A BILL to create the Beckley-Raleigh county building code authority to establish and enforce a building code for the city of Beckley and Raleigh County.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
BECKLEY-RALEIGH COUNTY BUILDING CODE AUTHORITY.
§1. Beckley-Raleigh County building code authority created; joint support by city of Beckley and the county commission of Raleigh County.

The Beckley-Raleigh County building code authority is hereby created. The authority shall be supported by the city of Beckley and the county commission of Raleigh County as a joint endeavor of the two governing authorities. The city and county shall equally contribute funds for the operation of the authority.
§2. Beckley-Raleigh County building code authority's powers and duties generally.

The authority is empowered to establish building codes for the city of Beckley and Raleigh County. After the establishment of such building codes, the authority is empowered to enforce such building codes.
§3. Membership of the Beckley-Raleigh County building code authority.

The Beckley-Raleigh County building code authority shall consist of five members who shall serve without compensation. By the first day of July, two thousand one, the city of Beckley and the Raleigh county commission shall make their appointments to the authority.

The city of Beckley shall appoint: (1) A licensed structural engineer with architectural engineering experience; and (2) an architect. The Raleigh county commission shall appoint: (1) A licensed civil engineer; and (2) a builder or building superintendent with at least ten years of experience. The fifth member shall be the president of the local contractors association.
The terms of the authority members shall be staggered, with the first appointments by the city of Beckley and the Raleigh county commission serving three-year terms; the second appointments by the city of Beckley and the Raleigh county commission serving two-year terms; and the president of the local contractors association serving a one-year term. All subsequent appointments shall be for three-year terms. All members may be reappointed. Vacancies shall be filled within sixty days of the vacancy by the original appointing entity.



(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to create the Beckley- Raleigh county building code authority to establish and enforce building codes for the city of Beckley and Raleigh County.)
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