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DNR third-party contracts bill

Senate Finance Committee Chair Eric Tarr, R-Putnam, looks on at the March 9 committee meeting at which the panel advanced House Bill 4408. The bill signed into law by Gov. Jim Justice Monday authorizes the state Division of Natural Resources to enter into third-party contracts in support of new recreational facilities at all state forests and all but one state park.

A bill passed by the West Virginia Legislature in its 2022 regular session that authorizes the state Division of Natural Resources to enter into third-party contracts in support of new recreational facilities at all state forests and all but one state park has become law.

Gov. Jim Justice on Monday signed House Bill 4408, which allows the DNR director to execute third-party contracts to finance, construct and operate new “recreational, lodging and ancillary” facilities at state forests and state parks.

Mike Tony covers energy and the environment. He can be reached at 304-348-1236 or mtony@hdmediallc.com. Follow @Mike__Tony on Twitter. 

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