Press Release

Martinsburg, WV (October 26th, 2022) —  At its recent meeting, the Board of Directors of the Berkeley County Development Authority (BCDA) has voiced its support for Amendment No. 2, to be voted on during the General Election on November 8th, 2022 as more fully set forth in the attached resolution. This amendment, also referred to as the Property Modernization Act, will remove a constitutional impediment to allowing lawmakers to eliminate certain personal property taxes for citizens and businesses across West Virginia. Legislative leaders have assured Berkeley County officials that this element of tax reform will not negatively affect local budgets. BCDA is dedicated to ensuring the well-being of the community and success of local businesses and believes this amendment to the State Constitution will benefit West Virginia and Berkeley County.

About Amendment No. 2

Read Full Amendment Text here: 2022 General Constitutional Amendments – Full Text.pdf (


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