HB2968 ENG SUB
H. B. 2968
(By Delegates Mahan, Sumner, Moye, Wooton and Susman)
(Originating in the House Committee on the Judiciary)
[March 17, 2009]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §29-3-5c, relating to
requiring the State Fire Commission to establish safety
standards for liquefied petroleum gas systems.
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 §29-3-5c, to read as
ARTICLE 3. FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL ACT.
§29-3-5c. Liquified petroleum gas systems.
(a) The State Fire Commission shall, on or before July 1,
2009, propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the
provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to
(1) Standard safe practices for the design, construction, location, installation, maintenance and operation of liquefied
petroleum gas systems, as established by
the National Fire
Protection Association Standard 58; and
(2) Training standards and qualifications for persons who
install or maintain liquefied petroleum gas systems as established
by the National Propane Gas Association's Certified Employee
(b) The State Fire Commission may establish work groups and
seek input in the rulemaking process from groups or individuals
with an interest in any aspect of the operation or use of liquefied
petroleum gas systems.