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Introduced Version 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 follows:
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 systems.
(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 be added.
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