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Introduced Version Senate Bill 239 History

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Senate Bill No. 239

(By Senators McCabe, Foster, Palumbo, Wells and Kessler)

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[Introduced February 12, 2009; referred to the Committee on Government Organization; and then to the Committee on the Judiciary.]

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A BILL to permit Kanawha County, wherein the capital city, Charleston, is located and whose population is over 150,000, to decide on metro government, as provided in article seven, chapter seven-a of the Code of West Virginia, by majority vote.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
PERMITTING KANAWHA COUNTY TO DECIDE ON METRO GOVERNMENT BY MAJORITY VOTE.

§1. PERMITTING KANAWHA COUNTY TO DECIDE ON METRO GOVERNMENT BY MAJORITY VOTE.

Elections to decide upon a metro government and charter, as provided in article seven, chapter seven-a of the Code of West Virginia, shall be decided by a majority vote in Kanawha County because the capital city, Charleston, is located within its borders
and because its population is over 150,000.
NOTE: The purpose of this local bill is to permit the voters of Kanawha County to decide by majority vote in an election to decide upon a metro government and charter.
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