WEST virginia legislature
2018 regular session
Senate Bill 399
By Senators Sypolt, Romano, Rucker, and Drennan
26, 2018; Referred
to the Committee on Finance]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §8-5A-1, relating to creating the Taxation with Representation Act; and permitting nonresidents of a municipality who work in that municipality and who pay user fees pursuant to a municipal ordinance to vote in municipal elections.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 5A. Taxation With Representation Act.
§8-5A-1. Taxation With Representation Act.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this code to the contrary, and provided that a person is not otherwise disqualified, a person who lives outside a municipality’s corporate limits and who pays a user fee or other tax imposed by that municipality pursuant to §8-13-13 of this code may vote in all elections of that municipality.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to create Taxation With Representation Act whereby nonresidents of a municipality who work in that municipality and who pay user fees pursuant to a municipal ordinance may vote in municipal elections.
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