H. B. 2078
(By Delegate Mahan)
January 9, 2003
; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section fourteen, article one, chapter
twenty-two of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to requiring
deposits from various sources, that are authorized but not
mandatory under current law, be made in the stream restoration
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section fourteen, article one, chapter twenty-two of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
§22-1-14. Stream restoration fund; creation; special account;
purposes and expenditures.
(a) There is hereby created in the state treasury a special interest bearing account known as the "stream restoration fund."
Moneys received by the division pursuant to transfers from any
other account lawfully transferred, from the federal government and
other sources, from mitigation, moneys, from gifts, bequests,
donations and contributions and other moneys lawfully received from
may shall be deposited in the state treasury to
the credit of the stream restoration fund.
(b) Expenditures from the fund are not authorized from
collections but shall only be authorized by line item appropriation
by the Legislature. The moneys are to be used and expended for the
restoration and enhancement of the streams and water resources of
this state which have been affected by coal mining or acid mine
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require deposits that
are authorized to be made in the stream restoration fund, but which
are not, under current law, mandatory.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would