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Introduced Version Senate Bill 553 History

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Senate Bill No. 553

(By Senator White)

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[Introduced March 12, 2009; referred to the Committee Energy, Industry and Mining; ;and then to the Committee on the Judiciary.]

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A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §31-21-1 and §31-21-2, all relating to the creation of the Good Coal Company Neighbor Act; and requiring coal companies that have mining operations in a county to provide coal, at the prevailing wholesale rate, to residents of that county.

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 article, designated §31-21-1 and §31-21-2, all to read as follows:
ARTICLE 21. COAL COMPANIES.
§31-21-1. Short title.
This article may be cited as the "Good Coal Company Neighbor Act."
§31-21-2. Coal companies to provide coal to county residents.
Coal companies that have coal mining activities in a county of this state must provide easy access to coal, for home heating purposes, to residents of that county: Provided, That the company may charge no more than the prevailing wholesale rate for the coal.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to
require coal companies that have coal mining operations in a county to provide coal, at the prevailing wholesale rate, to residents of that county.

§31-21-1 and §31-21-2 are new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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