WEST virginia Legislature
2019 regular session
House Bill 2028
By Delegate Fast
[Introduced January 9, 2019;
to the Committee on Government Organization.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia,1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-13A-9b, relating to public service districts’ laying of water or sewer lines on state rights-of-way; and limiting the onsite time required supervision by a state engineer.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 13A. PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICTS.
§16-13A-9b. Supervision of laying of lines on state rights-of-way limited.
When a public service district lays water or sewer lines on state rights-of-way, the state may require a state engineer to inspect the project at its commencement, periodically and at its conclusion. The state may not require a public service district to have an on-site state engineer for the entire time the project is under construction.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit the state from requiring a public service district to have a state engineer on site during the entire construction period of projects on state rights-of-way.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.