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Introduced Version Senate Bill 84 History

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Senate Bill No. 84

(By Senators Unger and Facemire)

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[Introduced February 11, 2009; referred to the Committee on Government Organization; and then to the Committee on Finance.]

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A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §8-12-12a, relating to authorizing municipalities to permit certain veterans to park free.

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 §8-12-12a, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 12. GENERAL AND SPECIFIC POWERS, DUTIES AND ALLIED RELATIONS OF MUNICIPALITIES, GOVERNING BODIES AND MUNICIPAL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES; SUITS AGAINST MUNICIPALITIES.

§8-12-12a. Power and authority to provide for free parking for certain veterans.

Every municipality shall have plenary power and authority to provide, by ordinance, for the provision of free parking for disabled veterans, prisoners of war, recipients of the Purple Heart Medal, the Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Force Cross, Bronze Star and Silver Star medals and survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor, driving motor vehicles displaying special registration plates for those veterans as provided by the provisions of §17A-3-14. Free parking for the veterans as set forth in this section may not be provided unless it is specifically authorized by an ordinance adopted by the municipality.

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to allow municipalities to provide for free parking for certain veterans.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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