Senate Bill No. 281
(By Senators Bowman, Bailey, Caldwell, Jenkins, Rowe,
White, Boley, Minear and Weeks)
[Originating in the Committee on Government Organization;
Reported January 23, 2003.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section four, article one, chapter
twenty-two of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to continuing the
department of environmental protection.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section four, 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. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
§22-1-4. Department of environmental protection continued.
Pursuant to the provisions of article ten, chapter four of
this code, the department of environmental protection shall
continue to exist until the first day of July, two thousand
four, unless sooner terminated, continued or reestablished by act
of the Legislature pursuant to the provisions of that article.
(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to continue the department
of environmental protection until July 1, 2004, pursuant to the
West Virginia sunset law.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would