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Senate Bill No. 423

(By Senator Bailey)

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[Introduced March 2, 2005; referred to the Committee

on Transportation and Infrastructure.]

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A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-13A-8a, relating to requiring public service districts to comply with roadside construction posting and safety standards.

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 §16-13A-8a, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 13A. PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICTS FOR WATER, SEWERAGE, STORMWATER AND GAS SERVICES.

§16-13A-8a. Construction safety requirements.

(a) At each and every location where public service district construction work is to be conducted a sign shall be posted at least one thousand feet from the construction site, or as close to one thousand feet from the construction site as is practicable given the location of the site when workers are present, notifying all motorists as to the speed limit and displaying the words "construction work."
(b) Any person who exceeds any posted speed restriction or traffic restriction at a construction site referred to in subsection (a) of this section by less than fifteen miles per hour is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars.
(c) Any person who exceeds any posted speed restriction or traffic restriction at a construction site referred to in subsection (a) of this section by fifteen miles per hour or more is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars or confined in jail not more than twenty days, or both.
(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to preclude prosecution of any operator of a motor vehicle who commits a violation of any other provision of this code for such violation.
Each Public Service District Board shall ensure that public service construction site safety standards along roads, streets and highways comply with the provisions of article three, chapter seventeen-c of this code.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require public service districts to comply with roadside construction posting and safety standards.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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