Senate Bill No. 60
(By Senator Facemyer)
[Introduced February 9, 2005; referred to the Committee
on Government Organization.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §5-6-17, relating to
public buildings; and encouraging public officials to
prominently display the national motto on all public property,
public buildings and all buildings designed, constructed and
maintained with public funds from the state, a county or a
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 §5-6-17, to read as
ARTICLE 6. STATE BUILDING COMMISSION.
§5-6-17. Display of the national motto.
The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the national
motto should be prominently displayed on public property and in public buildings in honor of this country's heritage, therefore,
the governing authority of any public property, public buildings
and any building, designed, constructed and maintained with public
funds from the State, a county or a municipality is hereby
encouraged to prominently display on such property or building, the
American national motto, "In God We Trust."
The State Building Commission shall develop guidelines for
such display and the commission may provide, at its cost, an
appropriate display of the national motto to any agency of state,
county or municipal government requesting it.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to encourage state and
local governmental entities to display the national motto, "In God
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.