H. B. 2400
(By Delegates Hunt, Miley, Moore, Wells, Skaff,
Poore, Hatfield and Guthrie)
(Originating in the Committee on the Judiciary)
[January 27, 2011]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-2-12, relating to granting licensed real estate appraisers access to commercial or residential review documents.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-2-12, to read as follows:
§11-2-12. Access to commercial or residential review documents.
A county assessor shall provide a person, who is a licenced real estate appraiser under article thirty-eight, chapter thirty of this code, copies of commercial or residential review documents on the assessor's computerized assessment system, and may charge a fee of no more than $3 per form. These forms shall be obtained for the sole purpose of determining comparable market value of a property. Also, the assessor shall redact from the copies, information pertaining to security systems, home safes and other information that may jeopardize the security of the property or any possessions therein.