WEST virginia legislature
2022 regular session
House Bill 4331
By Delegates Criss, Rohrbach, Pack, Riley, Queen, Storch, and Capito
[Introduced January 21, 2022; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §8-27-4a, relating to the federal Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964; and ensuring the definition of “deduction” is changed to preserve federal funding.
ARTICLE 27. INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS — URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS.
§8-27-4a. Federal grants and wage deductions.
The federal Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 was enacted to develop and revitalize the country’s public transportation systems. This Act, in part, allows state and local transportation authorities to obtain federal grants. Urban mass transportation authorities created pursuant to this section receive federal grants administered by the Federal Transit Administration. Receipt of these federal grants requires certification from the United States Department of Labor. Therefore, to preserve this source of federal funds for urban mass transportation authorities, only for urban mass transportation authority employees whose public authority employer is a recipient of federal funds, the term “deductions,” as used under Chapter 21, Article 5, shall include amounts for union, labor organization, or club dues or fees.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to ensure that for federal funding purposes, deductions is further defined in the code.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.