Maynard: District 22 Update

Supports Collector Car License Plates
By WV Delegate Zack Maynard, (R-22nd)

Zack Maynard

Monday, the Roads and Transportation Committee, of which I am a member, met and we discussed three bills and approved four resolutions.

HB 2415 would create a special motor vehicle collector license plate. The bill defines a collector motor vehicle and sets requirements to be met to qualify for the special license plates.  will be reported to floor with the recommendation that they do pass, but first be referred to the finance committee. 

HB 2831 would reconstitute the Driver’s Licensing Advisory Board to require that one member of the board to be a licensed neurologist in this state and to require the board to respond to requests of the commissioner when necessary in the discretion of the commissioner. This bill will be reported to floor with the recommendation that they do pass, but first be referred to the committee on government organization. 

SB 164 would change the load limitation of a digger or derrick line truck from forty feet to forty-five feet in length and increase from six to nine feet the distance a load may extend beyond the foremost part of the truck. It also increases from nine to eleven feet the distance a load may extend beyond the rear of the body of the truck. This bill will be reported to floor with the recommendation that they do pass, but first be referred to the judiciary committee. 

On Tuesday, the House passed a HB 2007, which eliminates the courtesy patrol. The funding that remaining from the program will be transferred to the State Road Fund to help with the upkeep of West Virginia Roads. The elimination of the program saves the state $4.005 million.

            On Wednesday, the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs discussed HB 2788 and HB 2838. HB 2788 would allow military veterans with certain military ratings to take examinations required for successful completion of a firefighter’s probation period. HB 2838 would allow military veterans who meet certain qualifications to qualify for examination for license as an emergency medical technician.

            Resolutions honoring members of the armed forces from District 22 have been introduced in the House. HCR 20 names the bridge, locally known as the Logan Vo-Tech Bridge, over the Guyandotte River in Logan County the U.S. James Earl Pelfrey Memorial Bridge. Perfrey served in Vietnam and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medial, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He passed away in 2014. HCR 22 names the locally known Crystal Block Concrete Bridge over Island Creek in Logan County the U.S. Air Force MSgt Johnny Baxter Clark and U.S. Air Force MSgt Carl Richard (Dick) Clark Memorial Bridge. The brothers reached the rank of Master Sergeant, served in Vietnam, and gave many years of their lives to the Air Force. HCR 30 names the locally known East Fork Bridge in Lincoln County the U.S. Army PFC Cornelious Wiley Memorial Bridge. Wiley lived in Lincoln, served in the U.S. Army 80th Division and the 905th Field Artillery Battalion, and died serving the U.S. in 1944.

            I hope to hear from my constituents. Please contact me zack.maynard@wvhouse.gov, Room204E, Building 1 State Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV 25305, or call 304-340-3152.