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The Committee on the Judiciary moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Senate Bill No. 445 -- A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated 17-2A-17a; and to amend and reenact 17-4-17b of said code, and to add thereto a new section, designated 17-4-17e; all relating to utility relocation; stating legislative findings; defining term; authorizing the Division of Highways to acquire real or personal property for utility accommodation; authorizing the division to lease real property to utilities; allowing the division to pay for utility relocation costs subject to reimbursement agreement; specifying methods of preliminary engineering design work completion and utility relocation construction work payment; providing legislative and emergency rule-making authority; and providing for allocation of costs and the repayments thereof for utility relocation on any state highway construction projects financed by proceeds of bonds or notes which are issued before July 1, 2021.