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Chapter 17  |  Article 17 - 20
WVC 17- CHAPTER 17. ROADS AND HIGHWAYS.
WVC 17 - 20 - ARTICLE 20. ROADSIDE MEMORIAL MARKERS.

WVC 17 - 20 - 1 §17-20-1. Roadside memorial markers authorized.
Notwithstanding any provision of section one, article nineteen of this chapter to the contrary, the commissioner of highways is authorized to propose legislative rules for promulgation in accordance with the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-a of this code providing for the placement of memorial markers or other tributes within state highway rights-of-way to memorialize people who have died as a result of vehicle related accidents.

WVC 17 - 20 - 2 §17-20-2. Roadside memorial marker criteria.
(a) Legislative rules proposed pursuant to section one of this article shall provide for the placement of markers in a manner that increases public awareness of highway safety and promotes the safe use of the highways and their rights-of-way. The rules shall prescribe circumstances under which:

(1) Memorial markers may be placed near to where a fatal accident occurred, considering available space, property owner complaints or other constraints; and

(2) Decorations, flowers or other memorial ornaments or tributes may be placed on the right-of-way by family members.

(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the rules to the contrary, the commissioner may direct or cause the removal of any memorial marker or tribute from a state highway right-of-way , without notice, upon the determination by the commissioner that the removal is necessary for construction, maintenance, safety or other purpose. The state of West Virginia, its agencies and subdivisions, and their officers and employees shall not be liable for any claims arising as a result of the removal of a marker or tribute.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.


Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§17 - 4 - 49 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2826
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2826 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/17/2016)
Requiring the Commissioner of the Division of Highways to approve points of access to and from state highways to real property used or to be used for commercial, industrial or mercantile purposes; "Sarah Nott's Law"
§17 - 29 - 1 - (New Code)
§17 - 29 - 2 - (New Code)
§17 - 29 - 3 - (New Code)
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§17 - 29 - 16 - (New Code)
§17 - 29 - 17 - (New Code)
§17 - 29 - 18 - (New Code)
§17 - 29 - 19 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4228
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4228 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/05/2016)
Relating to transportation network companies
§17 - 17 - 22 - (Amended Code)
§17 - 17 - 34 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4265
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4265 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/11/2016)
Relating to payment by the West Virginia Municipal Bond Commission or state sinking fund commission or the governing body issuing the bonds
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.
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