Tourist Train Development Authority; reinstates Authority and its board. (SB72)

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Tourist Train Development Authority. Reinstates the Authority and its board, repealed by the General Assembly in 2011, which consists of representatives from the governing bodies of Tazewell County, the Town of Bluefield, and the Town of Pocahontas; four citizen members from Tazewell County; and two legislators. The Authority's powers are similar to those of other authorities. The bill authorizes the Authority to cooperate with any private or governmental entity in the state of West Virginia in the development of a tourist train. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/19/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100620D
12/19/2013Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/14/2014Reported from Local Government (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/17/2014Read second time and engrossed
01/20/2014Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014Placed on Calendar
01/23/2014Read first time
01/23/2014Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/11/2014Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
02/26/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2014Read second time
03/04/2014Read third time
03/04/2014Passed by for the day
03/05/2014Read third time
03/05/2014Passed House (70-Y 25-N)
03/05/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (70-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB72ER)
03/07/2014Signed by Speaker
03/10/2014Signed by President
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 608 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0608)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 4 minutes.