Governor Justice Inks Bill to Create Flood Protection Plan

Governor Jim Justice, Twitter photo

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice yesterday joined House Speaker Tim Armstead and Senate President Mitch Carmichael to sign House Bill 2935.

The bill creates several state flood protection measures.

This legislation was passed back on April 8. It establishes a Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding, creates the Resiliency and Flood Protection Planning Act, creates the State Resiliency Office within the Development Office in the Department of Commerce and establishes a State Resiliency Office Board.

On Thursday, Armstead and Carmichael also appointed members to the Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding.

The committee will be in charge of studying flood damage reduction and flood plain management.

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