H. B. 4568

(By Delegates Martin,

Michael, Mezzatesta and Stemple)

[Introduced February 17, 2000; Referred to the

Committee on Government Organization then Finance.]

A BILL to amend and reenact section one, article six, chapter five- a of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to exempting the office of the state fire marshal from the transportation division.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section one, article six, chapter five-a of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be amended and reenacted, to read as follows:

§5A-6-1. Division created; powers and duties generally; rules and regulations; exceptions.
The West Virginia transportation division of the department of finance and administration is hereby created. The commissioner of finance and administration shall promulgate rules and regulations relating to the ownership, purchase, use, storage, maintenance, and repair of all motor vehicles and aircraft owned by the state of West Virginia and in the possession of any department, institution, or agency thereof: Provided, however, That the provisions of this article shall do not apply to the state road commissioner, the office of the state fire marshal or to the department of public safety state police. If, in the judgment of the commissioner, economy or convenience indicate the expediency thereof, the commissioner may require all vehicles and the aircraft subject to regulation by this article, or such of them as he may designate, to be kept in such garages, and other places of storage, and to be made available in such manner and under such terms for the official use of such departments, institutions, agencies, officers, agents and employees of the state as the commissioner may designate by any such rule or regulation as he may from time to time promulgate.

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to exempt the Office of the State Fire Marshall from the Transportation Division of the Department of Administration.

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