The words and terms “Commission”, “Highway Commission” or “State Highway Commission”, when used in this chapter, refer to the West Virginia Commissioner of Highways established by Section One, Section Two-A of this Chapter. Whenever reference is made to the “Commission,” “Highway Commission,” or “State Highway Commission,” the prescribed authority or duty applies to the West Virginia Highway Commissioner, unless the context clearly requires otherwise. (1) The administration of the courtesy patrol program shall be transferred to the Department of Highways, and the expenses incurred by the Department to fund the courtesy patrol program to assist motorists on state highways shall be made in accordance with the grant from the State Highways Fund legislature or any other provision of the Act; And the legislature notes that a courtesy patrol program that assists motorists on state highways is one of the most beneficial public safety services for state residents who use public roads, and serves as a sign of the state`s hospitality and goodwill for tourists visiting the state. For this reason, the 1. July 2015: (2) The administration of the Special Revenue Account of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, known as the Courtesy Patrol Fund, will be transferred to the Department of Highways, provided that all remaining balances in the Courtesy Patrol Fund at the end of fiscal year 2015 are transferred and paid into the Tourism Promotion Fund. After June 30, 2015, expenses from the Courtesy Patrol Fund will be used solely to fund the courtesy patrol program that assists motorists on state highways. Amounts accumulated in the Courtesy Patrol Fund that, from time to time, exceed the funds necessary for the purposes specified in this subdivision may be transferred to other accounts or funds and reallocated to other purposes by the legislator. Funds deposited in the Fund may come from the following sources: “Political Subdivision” means and includes any county, city, city or other similar governmental unit of the State. “vehicle” means and includes any mechanical device for the transport, removal or transport in any other way of persons or goods on public roads, whether operated by wheels, wheels or otherwise, except those driven or towed by human beings or used exclusively on rails. The legislator notes that there are public roads that cross the surface of this country, above and through streams, rivers and waterways on this land and above the surface of this land in the form of highways in the sky, commonly referred to as airways. The legislature declares that each of these types of public roads is essential to the development of this state, and that the health and safety of every citizen of this state is affected daily by the availability of each of these three types of public roads, and that it is in the best interest of the people of this state that each of them be recognized and included in the importance of public roads. The legislature further recognizes that airports are an important and integral part of the public roads that exist above the surface of that State and that airports are necessary to reach those highways, and that, therefore, airports, including runways, taxiways, parking ramps, access roads and air traffic control facilities at airports, are declared by this part of the public road system of that State. “Local authorities” means representatives of the political subdivisions of the State duly elected or appointed to implement the laws and regulations of the State.
The terms “road”, “highway” or “highway” include, but are not limited to, the right of way, the platform and all culverts, locks, drains, ditches, waterways, embankments, embankments, slopes, retaining walls, bridges, tunnels and viaducts necessary for the maintenance of tourist traffic, the dispatch of goods and communication between individuals and communities; and such public highway or road means any road to which the public has access and the use of which is not denied to him, or any road or road leading from another public highway on the land of another person and established by law. It is conclusively presumed that a road has been constructed if it has been used by the public for a period of ten years or more and public funds or labour have been spent on it, whether or not its transportation, assignment or use for public use has been recorded. In the absence of any other markings or entrances, the centre of the road travelled shall be considered the centre of the road and the right-of-way shall be designated from there equidistant from each side, but a road may be constructed on any part of the right-of-way indicated if deemed appropriate. All funds remaining in the Fund at the end of one financial year remain in the Fund and are available for expenditure in the following financial year.