Senate Bill No. 19
(By Senators Ross, Buckalew, Helmick,
Schoonover, Anderson, Dugan and Minear)
[Originating in the Committee on Government Organization;
reported February 13, 1998.]
A BILL to amend article six, chapter five of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended,
by adding thereto a new section, designated section sixteen,
relating to requiring that all new buildings that are built
and maintained with public funds shall have sloped roofs in
accordance with the current state building code.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article six, chapter five of the code of West Virginia,
one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be amended by
adding thereto a new section, designated section sixteen, to read
ARTICLE 6. STATE BUILDING COMMISSION.
§5-6-16. Sloped roofs required.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this code to the
contrary, after the first day of April, one thousand nine hundred
ninety-eight, any new building, which includes a roof, designed,
constructed and maintained with public funds of the state, a
county or a municipality shall have a roof of sufficient slope so
that water will not accumulate into a pool on any area of the
roof, in accordance with the current state building code as it
relates to roofs and roof structures.
(NOTE: This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.)