WEST VIRGINIA CODE
§5D-1-15. Acquisition of property by authority -- Acquisition by
purchase, lease or eminent domain; governmental
agencies authorized to convey, etc., property; sale
of property by authority.
The authority may acquire by purchase, or otherwise, as
authorized by this article whenever it deems such acquisition
expedient, any land, property, rights, rights-of-way, franchises,
easements, leases and other interests in lands it deems necessary
or convenient for the construction and operation of any natural gas
transmission project, any electric power project, or other energy
All governmental agencies, notwithstanding any contrary
provision of law, may lease, lend, grant or convey to the
authority, at its request, upon such terms as the proper
authorities of such governmental agencies deem reasonable and fair,
any real property or interest therein, including improvements
thereto or personal property which is necessary or convenient to
the effectuation of the authorized purposes of the authority,
including public roads and other real property or interests
therein, including improvements thereto or personal property
already devoted to public use.
The authority may sell any land, property, rights,
rights-of-way, franchises, easements, leases and other interests in
land acquired under the provisions of this section in such manner
and upon such terms and conditions as it deems proper.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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