House Bill 2968 History
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H. B. 2968
(By Delegates Mahan, Sumner, Moye,
Wooton and Susman)
[Introduced March 5, 2009; referred to the
Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §29-3-5c, relating to
requiring the State Fire Commission to establish safety
standards for liquefied petroleum gas systems.
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 §29-3-5c, to read as
ARTICLE 3. FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL ACT.
§29-3-5c. Liquified petroleum gas systems.
(a) The State Fire Commission shall propose rules for
legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article
three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to provide minimum
standards for liquefied petroleum gas systems for the preservation
of health and safety of the general public. The rules shall be in accordance with standard safe practices for the design,
construction, location, installation, maintenance and operation of
liquefied petroleum gas systems as established by the National
Propane Gas Association's Certified Employee Training Program.
(b) The State Fire Commission has authority to propose rules
for legislative approval, in accordance with the provisions of
article three, chapter twenty-nine-a, establishing state standards
and fee schedules for the licensing, registration, certification,
regulation and continuing education of persons who design,
construct, install or maintain, or operate liquefied petroleum gas
(c) The State Fire Commission is authorized to establish
advisory boards as it deems appropriate to encourage representative
participation in subsequent rulemaking from groups or individuals
with an interest in any aspect or the operation or use of liquefied
petroleum gas systems.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require the State Fire
Commission to establish safety standards for the use of liquefied
petroleum gas systems.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would