SB441 SFAT Ferns 4-7
Senator Ferns moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:
Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill 441--A Bill to amend and reenact §8-1-5a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, and to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §21-5I-1, §21-5I-2 and §21-5I-3, relating to the authority of municipalities generally; modifying the municipal home rule; establishing the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program as a permanent program identified as the Municipal Home Rule Program; providing that any ordinance, act, resolution, rule or regulation enacted pursuant to the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program shall continue until repealed; clarifying the authority of the Municipal Home Rule Board; allowing all municipalities to participate in the Municipal Home Rule Program; prohibiting municipalities participating in the Municipal Home Rule Program from passing an ordinance, act, resolution, rule or regulation that is contrary to certain laws governing the professional licensing or certification of public employees; providing for petition procedures to protest enacted or amended ordinances; requiring ratification of certain ordinances by the voters in a municipal election; eliminating the automatic termination of the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program on July 1, 2019; establishing the Local Government Labor Regulatory Limitation Act; prohibiting political subdivisions including municipalities from enacting any ordinance, regulation, local policy, local resolution or other legal requirement regulating certain matters; establishing a short title; establishing areas where political subdivisions are prohibited from enacting or promulgating ordinances, local policies or local regulations; excepting political subdivision employees from those prohibited areas; and providing for exceptions and applicability.