WEST virginia legislature
2019 regular session
House Bill 2591
By Delegates Malcolm, D. Jeffries, Kump, D. Kelly, Phillips, Kessinger, Mandt, Porterfield, Hanna and Butler
[Introduced January 22, 2019; Referred
to the Committee on Government Organization.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia,1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §15-15-1, relating to requiring lighted exit signs in buildings where members of the public may frequent.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
article 15. lighted exit signs required.
§15-15-1. Lighted exit signs required in certain buildings.
All buildings that receive public funding to which members of the public have access are required to have lighted exit signs with emergency power backup so that the members of the public can see where they can safely exit the building in cases power failure, fire or other emergency.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require lighted exit signs with emergency power backup in all building to which the public has access.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.