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HB4487 SUB
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE


FOR

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 available.
(c) Every 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.
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