HB4088 S JUD AMT #1 3-3

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The Committee on Judiciary moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill 4088—A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §37-4-9; and to amend and reenact §55-12A-7 of said code, all relating to funding the Oil and Gas Reclamation Fund; providing that proceeds from certain real property interests that are due to persons whose names or addresses are unknown or unlocatable which are being kept in special funds throughout the state, if unclaimed for seven years or more, shall be transferred to the Oil and Gas Reclamation Fund and used to plug orphaned and abandoned oil and natural gas wells; clarifying that receivers include both general and special receivers; providing that certain provisions take effect beginning when funds have been unclaimed for seven years after the Special Commissioner’s lease regardless of when the lease was signed; and authorizing rulemaking.