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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 82 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 82

(By Senators Chafin, Stollings, Helmick, Fanning, Kessler, Yost and Foster)


Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the benefits of dedicating a portion of revenue generated from coal, oil and gas severance taxes for the benefit of counties and municipalities where the revenue was generated.

Whereas, Counties that produce coal, oil and gas provide the state with one of its primary sources of revenue in the form of severance taxes; and

Whereas, The counties that produce coal, oil and gas bear great burdens attendant to the production, extraction and transportation of the materials that produce this irreplaceable stream of revenue; and

Whereas, The producing counties do not receive a share of the revenue generated from coal, oil and gas commensurate with the burdens they bear and the value they provide; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the benefits of dedicating a portion of revenue generated from coal, oil and gas severance taxes for the benefit of counties and municipalities where the revenue was generated; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance's study include creating a special revenue fund, providing for the distribution of the moneys in the fund and providing permissible uses for distributed moneys; 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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