SB285 SFAT Maynard 1-29

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Senator Maynard moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill 285--A Bill to amend and reenact 20-7-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated 20-14A-1, 20-14A-2, 20-14A-3, 20-14A-4, 20-14A-5, 20-14A-6, 20-14A-7, 20-14A-8, 20-14A-9, 20-14A-10, and 20-14A-11; and to amend and reenact 20-15-1, 20-15-2, 20-15-3, 20-15-4, and 20-15-5 of said code, all relating to establishing regional recreation authorities and areas; providing for reimbursement by authority for natural resources police officers; adding Division of Natural Resources police officers to class of law-enforcement officers whose pension benefits are exempt from state income taxation; modifying the amount and timing of subsistence payments to natural resource police officers; setting forth findings and definitions; providing for creation of regional recreation authorities as joint development entities formed by a prescribed number of contiguous counties; providing for establishment of new trail systems for off-highway recreational vehicle use; providing for board to govern regional recreation authorities; providing for the appointment and terms of board members; providing for quorum, executive director, and expenses of board; providing for financial review and oversight of regional recreation authorities; establishing powers and duties of regional recreation authority boards; establishing powers of regional recreation authorities; prohibiting certain conduct in regional recreation areas; providing civil and criminal penalties; limiting liability of certain landowners; establishing requirements for bidding and purchasing; prohibiting contracts that pose conflicts of interests; providing civil remedies for unlawful purchasing contracts; and incorporating references to new code sections and regional recreation authorities and areas into the ATV Responsibility Act.