Senate Bill No. 82
(By Senators Ross, Love, Rowe, Snyder, Dempsey, Fanning and
[Introduced January 9, 2003; referred to the Committee on
A BILL to amend and reenact section six, article two-c, chapter
seventeen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to extending the time
period for the study of the state system of orphan roads and
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section six, article two-c, chapter seventeen of the code
of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2C. ORPHAN ROAD AND BRIDGE ACQUISITION PROGRAM.
§17-2C-6. Termination of orphan roads and bridges program; report
to the Legislature.
The orphan roads and bridges acquisition and maintenance
program established pursuant to this article will terminate on the thirty-first day of December,
two thousand one two thousand five.
On or before the thirtieth day of January,
one thousand nine
hundred ninety-nine two thousand four, and annually thereafter, the
commissioner of the division of highways shall submit a report to
the Legislature which recounts the activities of the program and
the roads and bridges which have been accepted into the state
maintenance system. The report shall include a breakdown by county
of those roads and bridges being maintained, the estimated costs
associated with maintenance and any other information the
commissioner deems necessary. Before the thirtieth day of January,
two thousand two two thousand four, the commissioner shall also
submit proposed legislation formulating a policy for the
designation and acceptance into the state system of orphan roads
and bridges in the future.
(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to extend the time period
for the study of the state system of orphan roads and bridges to
December 31, 2005.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would