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Introduced Version House Bill 4097 History

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WEST virginia legislature

2020 regular session

Introduced

House Bill 4097

By Delegates Howell, Criss, J. Jeffries, Waxman, Cadle, Cowles, Bibby, Summers, D. Jeffries, Hanna and Kump

[Introduced January 10, 2020; Referred to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then Government Organization]

A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §8-12-16e, relating to requiring municipalities to maintain a program to assist homeowners who are eligible for the homestead exemption in maintaining their homes free of conditions that are unsafe, unsanitary, dangerous or detrimental to the public safety or welfare.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:


ARTICLE 12. GENERAL AND SPECIFIC POWERS, DUTIES AND ALLIED RELATIONS OF MUNICIPALITIES, GOVERNING BODIES AND MUNICIPAL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES; SUITS AGAINST MUNICIPALITIES.


§8-12-16e. Program to assist eligible homeowners maintain their homes free of conditions that are unsafe, unsanitary, dangerous or detrimental to the public safety or welfare.

(a) (1) Each municipality shall maintain a program to assist eligible homeowners in maintaining their homes free of conditions that are unsafe, unsanitary, dangerous or detrimental to the public safety or welfare, as that phrase is used in §8-12-16 of this code. The program shall contain provisions to assist the eligible homeowner in making contact with organizations and individuals that provide help to homeowners in maintaining their homes free from conditions that are unsafe, unsanitary, dangerous or detrimental to the public safety or welfare.

(2) Municipalities may establish a grant program to assist eligible homeowners in maintaining their homes in free of conditions that are unsafe, unsanitary, dangerous or detrimental to the public safety or welfare. The funding for the grants may come from grants or funds received from federal agencies and from other public and private sources made available for purposes consistent with this section. The governing body of the municipality shall establish standards to determine the eligibility of persons to receive the aid.

(b) For this section, an eligible homeowner is an individual eligible for the homestead exemption under subsection C, section 1b, article X of the West Virginia Constitution and §11-6B-3 of this code.

 

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require municipalities to maintain a program to assist homeowners eligible for the homestead exemption in maintaining their homes free of conditions that are unsafe, unsanitary, dangerous or detrimental to the public safety or welfare.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

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