HB914: Children at play signs; allows county or town governments to install.


HOUSE BILL NO. 914
House Amendments in [ ] -- February 10, 2012
A BILL to amend and reenact § 33.1-210.2 of the Code of Virginia, relating to installation by local governments of highway signs warning of children at play.
Patron Prior to Engrossment--Delegate Minchew

Referred to Committee on Transportation

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 33.1-210.2 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 33.1-210.2. Installation and maintenance of certain signs in counties [ , cities, ] and towns.

The governing body of any county [ , city, ] or town may by resolution request enter into an agreement with the Commissioner allowing the county, city, ] or town to install and maintain, at locations specified in such resolution agreement, signs alerting motorists that children may be at play nearby. Upon receipt of such resolution, the Commissioner shall, within thirty days, respond in writing to such governing body granting or denying the request. Such signs requested by and installed in any town shall not require the approval of the county within which such town is located. The cost of installation of the signs approved by the county or the town and installed and their installation shall be paid, at the option of the county, either (i) out of the secondary system construction allocation to the affected county, (ii) from direct contributions or grants made for such purpose to the governing body, or (iii) from such other source as may be provided by the governing body and the cost of maintaining such signs shall be paid out of the secondary system maintenance allocation to the affected by the county [ , city, ] or town.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to any county that has withdrawn its roads from the secondary system of state highways under the provisions of § 11 of Chapter 415 of the Acts of 1932 and has not elected to return.

HOUSE BILL NO. 914
Offered January 11, 2012
Prefiled January 11, 2012
A BILL to amend and reenact § 33.1-210.2 of the Code of Virginia, relating to installation by local governments of highway signs warning of children at play.
Patron-- Minchew

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 33.1-210.2 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 33.1-210.2. Installation and maintenance of certain signs in counties, cities, and towns.

The governing body of any county, city, or town may by resolution request enter into an agreement with the Commissioner allowing the county, city, or town to install and maintain, at locations specified in such resolution agreement, signs alerting motorists that children may be at play nearby. Upon receipt of such resolution, the Commissioner shall, within thirty days, respond in writing to such governing body granting or denying the request. Such signs requested by and installed in any town shall not require the approval of the county within which such town is located. The cost of installation of the signs approved by the county or the town and installed and their installation shall be paid, at the option of the county, either (i) out of the secondary system construction allocation to the affected county, (ii) from direct contributions or grants made for such purpose to the governing body, or (iii) from such other source as may be provided by the governing body and the cost of maintaining such signs shall be paid out of the secondary system maintenance allocation to the affected by the county, city, or town.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to any county that has withdrawn its roads from the secondary system of state highways under the provisions of § 11 of Chapter 415 of the Acts of 1932 and has not elected to return.