H. B. 2402
(By Delegates Susman, Leach and Boggs)
February 16, 2005
; referred to the
Committee on Government Organization.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §10-1-12 of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to providing for the appointment of
a blind person as an ad hoc nonvoting member of the State
Library Commission to serve as an advisor to the Commission.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §10-1-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. PUBLIC LIBRARIES.
§10-1-12. State Library Commission.
There shall be a State Library Commission, known as the "West
Virginia Library Commission," which shall consist of five members
who shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and
consent of the Senate, each for a term of four years. Thereafter,
on the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-five,
four additional members shall be appointed: Provided, That for the four new members added to the commission in the year one thousand
nine hundred ninety-five, one shall serve an initial term of four
years and three shall serve an initial term of two years. No more
than three members may reside in the same congressional district.
At least four members of the Commission shall be women and at least
four members shall be men. No member of the Commission shall
receive compensation for services rendered, nor be engaged or
interested in the publishing business.
The members of the Commission in office on the date this code
takes effect shall, unless sooner removed, continue to serve until
their respective terms expire and their successors have been
appointed and have qualified. On or before the expiration of the
terms for which
said members are appointed, the Governor shall
appoint their successors.
In addition to the five members appointed above, the Governor
shall also appoint a person who is blind as an ad hoc nonvoting
member of the Commission to serve in an advisory capacity to the
commission. The person appointed to this ad hoc position shall
serve for a period of four years and may be reappointed. The
person appointed may receive compensation for necessary travel and
expenses in attending meetings of the Library Commission.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide for the
appointment of a blind person as an ad hoc nonvoting member of the
State Library Commission to serve as an advisor to the commission.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would