West Virginia Bills Die for the Year as Legislature Adjourns
Several bills introduced in West Virginia in 2018 failed to pass both houses of the legislature prior to the adjournment of the session.
- Legislation (S.B. 285/H.B. 2697) to empower three or more contiguous counties to form regional recreation authorities to establish new recreational trail systems and recreation management programs tailored to the needs of their communities was reintroduced. S.B. 285 failed to receive consideration in the House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.
- Legislation (S.B. 508) establishes a separate West Virginia state trail authority. The bill failed to receive placement on the House Calendar by the Rules committee.
- Legislation (H.B. 2514) to provide for special plates for use on collector vehicles and allow for the transfer of these plates between the collector vehicles owned by the collector was approved by the House Roads and Transportation Committee; however, the bill did not receive a hearing in the House Finance Committee.
- West Virginia (H.B. 2836) provides antique military vehicles an exemption from the requirement to display license plates. This bill creates an alternative registration insignia that does not interfere with the traditional military markings on the vehicle. The bill failed to receive a hearing in the House Roads and Transportation Committee.
- Legislation (S.B. 34) removes the requirement that a reconstructed vehicle be inspected before being titled or registered provided that no structural parts were replaced on the vehicle. This bill failed to pass out of the Senate Transportation Committee.
- A bill (H.B. 2162) was introduced in the West Virginia State Legislature to provide owners of all motor vehicles registered in the state with an exemption from property taxes. The bill did not receive a hearing in the House Roads and Transportation Committee.
- Legislation (S.B. 21) creates a special registration plate for full-size special-purpose off-road vehicles, self-assembled, or modified original equipment manufactured vehicles, that would give the vehicles the same limited access to roads as all-terrain vehicles. This bill did not receive consideration in the Senate Transpiration Committee.
Thank you to those who voiced support for these bills.