H. B. 2592
(By Delegate Love)
[Introduced January 10, 1996; referred to the
Committee on Roads and Transportation
then Government Organization.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section two, article one-d, chapter
seventeen-b of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to the motorcycle
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section two, article one-d, chapter seventeen-b of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1D. MOTORCYCLE SAFETY EDUCATION.
§17B-1D-2. Program established.
(a) The West Virginia motorcycle safety education program is
hereby established within the division to be administered by the
commissioner. The program shall include rider training courses
and instructor training courses. It may also include efforts to enhance public motorcycle safety awareness, alcohol and drug
effects awareness for motorcyclists, driver improvement efforts,
licensing improvement efforts, program promotion and other
efforts to enhance motorcycle safety through education.
(b) The commissioner shall appoint a program coordinator
who shall oversee and direct dedicated solely to directing the
program, and more specifically to conducting training programs at
no less than three sites in each congressional district yearly
commencing no later than the first day of July, one thousand nine
hundred ninety-five, and conduct conducting an annual evaluation.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to revitalize the
coordinator's position with training requirements.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language
that would be added.