Senate Bill No. 165
(By Senators Bowman, Bailey, Ball, Dawson, Kessler, McCabe,
Minard, Redd, Wooton, Boley and Minear)
[Originating in the Committee on Government Organization;
reported January 20, 2000.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section six, article twelve, chapter
twenty-two-c of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to continuing the
membership in the Ohio River valley water sanitation
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section six, article twelve, chapter twenty-two-c of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 12. OHIO RIVER VALLEY WATER SANITATION COMMISSION.
§22C-12-6. When article effective; findings; continuation.
This article shall take effect and become operative and the compact be executed for and on behalf of this state only from and
after the approval, ratification and adoption and entering into
thereof by the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia.
After having conducted a preliminary performance review
through its joint committee on government operations, pursuant to
article ten, chapter four of this code, the Legislature hereby
finds and declares that West Virginia should remain a member of the
compact. Accordingly, notwithstanding the provisions of article
ten, chapter four of this code, West Virginia shall continue to be
a member of this compact until the first day of July, two thousand
six, unless sooner terminated, continued or reestablished by act of
(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to continue the membership
in the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission until July 1,
2006, pursuant to the provisions of the West Virginia Sunset Law.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates language that would be
This bill is recommended by the Joint Committee on Government
Operations for passage during the regular 2000 Legislative