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Introduced Version - Originating in Committee Senate Concurrent Resolution 81 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 81

(By Senators Unger, Jenkins, Barnes, D. Facemire, K. Facemyer, Fanning, Stollings and White)


[Originating in the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; reported April 10, 2009.]


Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the issues related to the quality and durability of materials or supplies furnished for state road or bridge purposes.

Whereas, Current state law, such as section twenty-three, article four, chapter seventeen of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, requires a person who sells paint, metal or metal culverts, fence or any other materials or supplies to the West Virginia Division of Highways for state road or bridge purposes to certify, if requested, the purity, chemical constituents and the percentage of impurities contained in the materials or supplies; and
Whereas, Current state law, such as section twenty-four, article four, chapter seventeen of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, requires the Commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Highways to test, standardize and approve in writing all materials or supplies that are used in the construction, reconstruction, improvement, repair or maintenance of state roads; and
Whereas, The overall quality or durability of paint or other materials or supplies used for state road or bridge purposes appears, from time to time, to have deteriorated; and
Whereas, The amount of moneys available for public highway and bridge materials and supplies clearly affects the quality and durability of those items; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the issues related to the quality and durability of materials or supplies furnished for state road or bridge purposes; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance should also study the principal causes of and solutions for the problem, including any need for additional funds for these materials and supplies; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance may obtain relevant information from any experts or from other sources to facilitate this study; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2010, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary 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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