WEST virginia legislature
2019 regular session
House Bill 2710
By Delegate Doyle, Brown, S., Evans, Lavender-Bowe, Pushkin, Estep-Burton and Pyles
[Introduced January 29, 2019; Referred
to the Committee on Industry and Labor then Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development then the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-5-48, relating to the prohibition of manufacturing plants locating within two air miles of an existing public school without the written permission of the county school board; and requiring that permission requires majority of the school board votes.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 5. COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
§18-5-48. County board must approve location of manufacturing plants within two air miles of existing public schools; majority vote required.
(a) Effective July 1, 2019, manufacturing plants may not locate within two air miles of existing public schools without the written permission of the county board of education.
(b) A majority vote is required by a county board that grants permission for the location of a manufacturing plant within two air miles of an existing public school.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit manufacturing plants from locating within two air miles of an existing public school without the written permission of the county school board. The bill also requires that that a majority of the school board voted to grant this permission.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.