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House could vote today to eliminate Courtesy Patrol

By ANDREA LANNOM

The Register-Herald

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia House advanced to final reading Monday a bill that would eliminate the Courtesy Patrol program.

Under this bill, effective July 1, the program would be eliminated and any balances remaining in the program would be transferred to the State Road Fund for expenditure as provided by the Legislature.

The bill also would prohibit the West Virginia Parkways Authority from operating the Courtesy Patrol program.

Delegate Marty Gearheart, R-Mercer, is the lead sponsor of the bill. Other sponsors are delegates Roy Cooper, R-Summers; Pat McGeehan, R-Hancock; Danny Hamrick, R-Harrison; Steve Westfall, R-Jackson; and Cindy Frich, R-Monongalia.

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