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An Act to amend and reenact  33.1-210.2 of the Code of Virginia, relating to installation by local governments of highway signs warning of children at play.
[H 914]
Approved March 8, 2012

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That 33.1-210.2 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

33.1-210.2. Installation and maintenance of certain signs in counties and towns.

The governing body of any county or town may by resolution request enter into an agreement with the Commissioner allowing the county or town to install and maintain, at locations specified in such resolution agreement, signs alerting motorists that children may be at play nearby. Upon receipt of such resolution, the Commissioner shall, within thirty days, respond in writing to such governing body granting or denying the request. Such signs requested by and installed in any town shall not require the approval of the county within which such town is located. The cost of installation of the signs approved by the county or the town and installed and their installation shall be paid, at the option of the county, either (i) out of the secondary system construction allocation to the affected county, (ii) from direct contributions or grants made for such purpose to the governing body, or (iii) from such other source as may be provided by the governing body and the cost of maintaining such signs shall be paid out of the secondary system maintenance allocation to the affected by the county or town.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to any county that has withdrawn its roads from the secondary system of state highways under the provisions of 11 of Chapter 415 of the Acts of 1932 and has not elected to return.

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