H. B. 2109
(By Delegates Flanigan and Frederick)
[Introduced January 13, 1999; referred to the
Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend chapter thirty-one of the code of West Virginia,
one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, by adding
thereto a new article, designated article fifteen-c,
relating to the creation of the West Virginia industrial
park shell building and jobs act; legislative findings;
funding from bureau of commerce development office; lease of
buildings to local development; additional funding from
appropriations, gifts or grants; and promulgation of rules.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That chapter thirty-one of the code of West Virginia, one
thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be amended by
adding thereto a new article, designated article fifteen-c, to
read as follows:
ARTICLE 15C. WEST VIRGINIA INDUSTRIAL PARK SHELL BUILDING AND JOBS ACT.
§31-15C-1. Short title.
This article shall be known and may be cited as the "West
Virginia Industrial Park Shell Building and Jobs Act."
§31-15C-2. Legislative purpose.
The purpose of this article is to stimulate economic growth
and job creation and retention through the development of shell
buildings in the industrial parks which will accommodate
businesses and industries. These shell buildings will provide
infrastructure support and opportunities for new and existing
businesses and also promote efficient use of the state's abundant
The state shall provide funds through the bureau of commerce
development office to construct shell buildings. Development and
use of the shell buildings may be achieved through partnerships
with the private sector. Funding may also be established from
appropriations made by the Legislature, public and private
grants, the West Virginia infrastructure and jobs development
council and other sources.
§31-15C-4. Lease of shell buildings.
The bureau of commerce may lease shell buildings to local
development offices which may sublease to public entities and private businesses.
§31-15C-5. Secretary to promulgate rules.
The secretary of commerce shall promulgate rules to
determine the locations for industrial park shell buildings and
the eligibility of businesses and public entities to lease these
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to authorize the Bureau
of Commerce Development Office to construct shell buildings at
industrial parks to accommodate businesses and industries.
This article is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.