Senate Bill No. 114
(By Senators Wagner, Bowman, Wiedebusch, Yoder and Minear)
[Passed March 5, 1996; in effect ninety days from passage
AN ACT to amend and reenact section one, article two-a, chapter
seventeen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to continuing the
division of highways until the first day of July, two
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section one, article two-a, chapter seventeen of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2A. WEST VIRGINIA COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS.
§17-2A-1. Duties of state road commissioner transferred to
division of highways; department to act through
commissioner of highways; termination of division; office of commissioner of highways created;
The office of state road commissioner heretofore existing is
hereby continued in all respects as heretofore constituted, but
is hereby designated as the West Virginia division of highways.
All duties and responsibilities heretofore imposed upon the state
road commissioner and the powers exercised by him are hereby
transferred to the West Virginia division of highways and such
duties and responsibilities shall be performed by the said
division and the powers may be exercised thereby through the West
Virginia commissioner of highways, who shall be the chief
executive officer of the division.
Pursuant to the provisions of article ten, chapter four of
this code, the West Virginia division of highways shall continue
to exist until the first day of July, two thousand two.
There is hereby continued the office of West Virginia
commissioner of highways, who shall be appointed by the governor,
by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, subject to the
provisions of section two-a, article seven, chapter six of this