House Bill 2924 History
H. B. 2924
(By Delegate Canterbury)
[Introduced March 13, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §7-1-16, relating to
authorizing counties to create urban growth boundaries;
definition; and providing for implementation of zoning within
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 §7-1-16, to read as
ARTICLE 1. COUNTY COMMISSIONS GENERALLY.
§7-1-16. Authority to designate urban growth boundaries;
implementation of zoning within urban growth
_____In addition to all other powers now conferred by law upon county commissions, the commissions may establish urban growth
boundaries and may implement zoning requirements only within the
urban growth boundaries.
_____For the purposes of this section, the term "urban growth
boundary" means a regional boundary set to control urban growth
allowing the area inside the boundary for higher density urban
growth and the area outside for lower density growth development
with regard to water and sewer services. It includes the use by
county commissions to guide zoning and land use decisions inside
and outside the boundaries.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to authorize county
commissions to create urban growth boundaries. The bill provides
a definition of "Urban Growth Boundary" and provides for
implementation of zoning within these boundaries.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would