H. B. 4339
(By Delegates Manuel and Doyle)
[Introduced February 11, 1998; referred to the
Committee on Political Subdivisions then the
A BILL to amend article one, chapter seven of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended,
by adding thereto a new section, designated section
thirteen, relating to county commissions generally;
authorizing county commissions to adopt noise abatement
ordinances; violation of such ordinance to constitute a
misdemeanor; and authorizing penalty therefor.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article one, chapter seven of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section
thirteen, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. COUNTY COMMISSIONS GENERALLY.
§7-1-13. Authority for establishing noise abatement ordinance; penalty.
In addition to all other powers and duties now conferred by
law upon county commissions, such commissions are hereby
authorized, by order duly entered of record, to adopt and
enforce, throughout the county or in any designated portion
thereof, a noise abatement ordinance which provides for a
misdemeanor penalty for violation thereof.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to authorize county
commissions to adopt and enforce noise abatement ordinances.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.