HB2109 SFAT Blair 4-8

Bailey 7965


Senator Blair moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill 2109--A Bill to amend and reenact §31-18E-3 and §31-18E-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to the West Virginia Land Reuse Agency Authorization Act; defining the term “municipal land band”; including a municipal land bank as an agency that may acquire property; providing that a land reuse agency or a municipal land bank may have the right of first refusal to buy certain tax delinquent property for taxes owed and any related fees before the tax delinquent property is placed for public auction at tax sales; providing procedures for when a land reuse agency or municipal land bank exercises a first right of refusal to purchase tax-delinquent property; requiring county sheriffs to compile a list of properties meeting certain criteria; granting owners of adjacent real property a right to purchase a tax delinquent property from a land reuse agency or municipal land bank, within 120 days of receiving notice, for an amount equal to the amount paid for the property by the land reuse agency or municipal land bank; providing a three year sunset provision; and authorizing reporting to the Legislature.