SB235 HFIN AMT 3-4


    The Committee on Finance moved to amend the title of the bill to read as follows:

S. B. 235 - “A BILL to amend and reenact §7-22-3, §7-22-4, §7-22-5, §7-22-7, §7-22-10, §7-22-12, §7-22-14, §7-22-15, §7-22-17 and §7-22-20 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to revising the County Economic Opportunity Development District Act generally; defining the term “remediation”; including remediation of landfills, former coal or other mining sites, solid waste facilities or hazardous waste sites as permissible development expenditures for approved projects; changing standard by which the maximum amounts of reserves that may be established in the financing of a project are measured; reducing the amount of capital investment required for project approval; providing that the Development Office cannot approve a project involving remediation unless all development expenditures proposed within a certain time frame result in more than $25 million in capital investment in the district; changing “ordinance” to “order”; correcting language by changing “municipality” to “county”; providing that the Development Office may not approve a project involving remediation unless the county commission submits clear and convincing information that the proposed remediation expenditures to be financed with bonds or notes do not constitute more than twenty-five percent of a project’s total development expenditures; allowing for minor modifications of districts without public hearing or approval by the development office or the Legislature under certain circumstances; and providing technical and clerical cleanup.