Saturday, February 8, 2014
Property Rights, Drivers' Licenses, Gas Prices, & Guns
HB 4007, is my proposal to prohibit public service districts from forcing those living in owner occupied residences to participate in a public water or sewer systems, except when those private septic systems or wells are proven unsafe or a public safety hazard. If passed and signed into law, HB 4007 also would protect us from being required to pay thousands of dollars and ongoing service fees for these mandated public utilities. This proposal had a public hearing last Thursday, wherein public testimony was received in the Chamber of the West Virginia House of Delegates. A follow-up request, to schedule an official committee hearing and vote on HB 4007, has been made to the Chairperson of the House of Delegates Political Subdivisions Committee, Delegate Tiffany Lawrence (Jefferson County).
I also have introduced HB 2871 (Judiciary Committee), my proposal to roll back the implementation of the federal "REAL ID ACT of 2005", which West Virginia also has adopted and which has caused so many drivers' license renewal problems for many Mountaineer motorists (especially women).
I am a cosponsor of HB 4396 (Finance Committee) with Delegate Joe Ellington (Mercer County), to begin a trial program that would reduce gasoline prices, by lowering gasoline taxes in West Virginia border counties. If successful, this trial program then could be expanded and applied to all of West Virginia.
Also cosponsored by me is HJR 105, with Delegate Gary Howell (Mineral County), which is a proposed amendment to the West Virginia Constitution. This would further protect our 2nd Amendment rights, by prohibiting the state or any of its subdivisions from maintaining any registry of firearms owned by Mountaineer citizens.
Footnote: Contributions for the re-election of Delegate Kump should be sent to "Friends of Larry D. Kump:, P.O. Box 1131, Falling Waters, West Virginia 25419-1131.