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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 151 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 151

(By Delegate Howell)

 

 

 

Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to study the need for legislation to grant the Secretary of State authority to extend the deadline during which a city council must meet as a levying body in order to present to the voters of the city an election for the laying and collecting levies.

    Whereas, Under current law, if a city council misses the deadline to meet as a levying body for the purpose of presenting to voters of the city an election for the purpose of laying and collecting levies, an act of the Legislature by means of a local bill is required to extend the deadline to allow the city to present the levy to voters; and

    Whereas, Every session local bills are taken up by the Legislature to extend the time that the city council could meet as a levying body; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the need for legislation to grant the Secretary of State the authority to extend the deadline during which a city council must meet as a levying body in order to present to the voters an election for the laying and collecting levies; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the study conducted by the Joint Committee on Government and Finance specifically evaluate allowing cities 30 days following the original deadline to file with the Secretary of State office for an extension of time to meet as a levying body; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the Legislature, on the first day of the regular session, 2014, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations together with drafts of any legislation to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.

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