Bill Text: WV HB3210 | 2023 | Regular Session | Comm Sub

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Bill Title: Relating to the performance of installation of propane gas systems

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)

Status: (Passed) 2023-05-01 - Chapter 285, Acts, Regular Session, 2023 [HB3210 Detail]

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WEST virginia legislature

2023 regular session

Committee Substitute


House Bill 3210

By Delegates Phillips, Horst, Crouse, and Thorne

[Introduced February 2, 2023; Referred to the Committee on Government Organization]


A BILL to amend and reenact §15A-10-15 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the performance of installation of propane gas systems; providing definitions; and creating certain prohibitions related to liquefied petroleum containers without consent of the owner.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:


§15A-10-15. Performance of installation of propane gas systems.


(a) Notwithstanding any statutory or regulatory provisions to the contrary, any person who installs, fuels, maintains, or services any fuel gas system to a one- or two-family dwelling shall comply with rules promulgated by the Fire Commission relating to fuel gas systems.

(b) This section does not apply to any person who performs this work on a single-family dwelling, owned or leased, and occupied by that person. The personal exemption provided in this subsection is the same as the personal exemption provided in §29-3D-1, et seq. of this code.

(c) Use of, refilling of, or work upon a liquefied petroleum gas container without the consent of the tank owner is prohibited.

(d) No person shall sell, install, fill, refill, deliver or permit to be delivered, or use in any manner any liquefied petroleum gas container unless the container is owned by the person, or its use is authorized by its owner.

(e) For purposes of this section "Liquefied petroleum gas" means propane and or predominantly a mixture of propane and butane.


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to clarify the performance of the installation of propane gas systems.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.