H. B. 2450
(By Delegate Hunt)
(Originating in the Committee on the Judiciary)
[March 5, 2013]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §11-2-12, relating to
county assessors; granting licensed real estate appraiser
limited access to assessor review documents to determine
comparable market value; and authorizing a fee.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-2-12, to read as
ARTICLE 2. ASSESSORS.
§11-2-12. Access to commercial or residential review documents.
_____A county assessor may provide a person, who is a licenced real
estate appraiser under article thirty-eight, chapter thirty of this
code, copies of commercial or residential review documents on the
assessor's computerized assessment system for the sole purpose of
determining comparable market value of a property. The assessor shall redact from the copies information pertaining to security
systems, home safes and other information that may jeopardize the
security of the property or any possessions. The assessor may
charge a fee of no more than $3 for each document.