H. B. 4312
(By Delegates Manchin, Lawrence, Cann, Doyle,
Longstreth, Morgan, Stephens and Varner)
[Introduced January 26, 2012; referred to the
Committee on Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §8-11-3, of the Code of West Virginia, 1931 as amended, relating to municipalities; enactment of ordinances; and removing the requirement that a municipality must pass an ordinance to adopt a contract with another jurisdiction.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §8-11-3, of the Code of West Virginia, 1931 as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 11. POWERS AND DUTIES WITH RESPECT TO ORDINANCES AND ORDINANCE PROCEDURES.
§8-11-3. Cases requiring enactment of ordinance.
In the following enumerated cases, the action of a governing body shall, except where otherwise provided in this code, be by ordinance:
(1) Levying taxes or providing for the collection of fees of any kind;
(2) Requiring a license to do business;
(3) Relating to offenses and penalties;
(4) Authorizing the issuance of bonds or other forms of indebtedness;
(5) Providing for a public improvement;
(6) Providing for the purchase of private property by the municipality or for the sale of property belonging to the municipality;
(7) Laying out or vacating a public street, avenue, road, alley or way;
(8) Relating to planning and zoning;
(9) Granting franchises to public utilities; and
(10) Providing for a contractual or other agreement with another jurisdiction; and
(11)(10) Relating to such other matters as the charter may require.
The action of a governing body shall also be by ordinance in any other case in which an ordinance is required by the provisions of this code.
NOTE: The purpose of the bill is remove the requirement that a municipality must pass an ordinance to adopt a contract with another jurisdiction.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.