§17-2C-4. Workforce of welfare recipients and citizens'
conservation corps participants; division of
highways required to furnish maintenance materials.
The West Virginia department of health and human resources
shall make available to the division of highways a list of
able-bodied welfare recipients who have given permission for their
names to be listed as recipients available for work with the
division of highways, and who are available and able to work a
minimum of twenty hours a week at a manual labor job maintaining
orphan roads and bridges under the supervision of the district or
county highway offices. The commissioner of the division of
highways may, by contract, employ persons participating in the
citizens' conservation corps to maintain orphan roads and bridges.
The employment of welfare recipients or workers provided through
the citizens' conservation corps to maintain orphan roads and
bridges may not be used to displace any division of highways
employee in the classified civil service, or to reduce classified
civil service positions within the division.
The division of highways is required to furnish trucks or
other proper motor vehicles and gravel or other required materials
to be used by the workforce created by this section in the
maintenance of the orphan roads and bridges in each district and
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session