H. B. 4487
(By Delegates Kessler (By Request), Burdiss,
Gall, Hamilton, Rodighiero, Eldridge, Ellis and Stephens)
(Originating in the Committee on the Judiciary)
[February 18, 2008]
A BILL to amend §17C-4-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as
amended, relating to prohibiting public disclosure of the
social security number of any person named or disclosed in a
motor vehicle accident report; exceptions
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §17C-4-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 4. ACCIDENTS.
§17C-4-9. Accident report forms.
(a) The division shall prepare and upon request supply to
police departments, coroners, sheriffs, Division of Natural
Resources, and other suitable agencies or individuals, forms for
accident reports required hereunder, appropriate with respect to
the persons required to make such reports and the purposes to be
served. The written reports to be made by investigating officers
shall call for sufficiently detailed information to disclose with reference to a traffic accident the cause, conditions then
existing, and the persons and vehicles involved.
(b) Every accident report required to be made in writing shall
be made on the appropriate form approved by the division and shall
contain all of the information required therein unless not
such report shall also contain information
sufficient to enable the commissioner to determine whether the
requirements for security upon motor vehicles is in effect in
accordance with chapter seventeen-d of this code.
(d) The social security number of any person named or
disclosed in a written report may not be disclosed to the public:
Provided, That the provisions of this subsection do not apply to
disclosures of reports to law-enforcement agencies.