H. B. 2025
(By Delegate Sumner)
[Introduced February 13, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Roads and Transportation then Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §17-16A-18 of the Code of West
Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to terminating tolls on
the West Virginia Turnpike by 2020.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §17-16A-18 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 16A. WEST VIRGINIA PARKWAYS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND
§17-16A-18. Cessation of tolls.
(a) Except as provided
herein in this section, when all bonds
issued under the provisions of this article in connection with any
parkway project or projects and the interest thereon shall on those
bonds have been paid or a sufficient amount for the payment of all
such those bonds and the interest thereon on them to the their maturity thereof shall have has been set aside in trust for the
benefit of the bondholders, before the year 2020, such the project
or projects, if then in good condition and repair to the
satisfaction of the Commissioner of the state Division of Highways,
shall be transferred to the state Division of Highways and shall
thereafter be maintained by the state Division of Highways free of
No later than the first day of February, one thousand nine
hundred ninety Before February 1, 2020, the parkways authority or
its successors shall discontinue, remove and not relocate all toll
collection facilities on the West Virginia Turnpike as the same it
existed on June 1, 1989, except for the three main toll barriers
and collection facilities and, provided solely that the provisions
of section eighteen-a are complied with, of this article as they
apply to the toll collection facilities at the intersection of U.S.
Route 19 (Corridor "L") and said the turnpike unless bonds issued
in connection with that project and the interest on those bonds
have been paid, in which case, tolls shall discontinue and those
toll facilities shall be removed.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to discontinue tolls on the
West Virginia Turnpike by 2020.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would