Senate Bill No. 365
(Senators Miller, Snyder and Williams, original sponsors)
[Passed March 8, 2014; in effect from passage.]
AN ACT to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §19-21A-4a, relating to administration of West Virginia Conservation Agency programs; providing that elected conservation district supervisors have their applications to participate in West Virginia Conservation Agency programs evaluated and considered by other conservation districts; and requiring the State Conservation Committee to propose rules for legislative approval.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §19-21A-4a, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 21A. CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.
§19-21A-4a. Administration of West Virginia Conservation Agency programs; legislative rules.
(a) If an elected conservation district supervisor applies or intends to apply to participate in a West Virginia Conservation Agency program, then all applications for that particular program in that particular district shall be evaluated and approved by a conservation district other than the one being supervised by the elected conservation district supervisor.
(b) The State Conservation Committee shall propose rules for legislative approval, pursuant to article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, to establish:
(1) The criteria, ranking and standards required for an applicant to qualify to participate in West Virginia Conservation Agency programs;
(2) A process to disclose the recipients of the award; and
(3) The process for an unsuccessful qualified applicant to appeal an award.