H. B. 2463
(By Delegate Howell)
[Introduced January 13, 2011; referred to the
Committee on Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §8A-2-4a, relating to requiring an equal number of members from each magisterial district on county planning commissions.
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 §8A-2-4a, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. PLANNING COMMISSIONS.
§8A-2-4a. County planning commission members appointed in equal numbers from each magisterial district.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, members of a county planning commission shall be appointed in equal numbers from each magisterial district of the county.
(b) The membership of an existing planning commission shall continue unchanged until the first regular meeting of the county commission that established the planning commission, after the effective date of this section. At that time, any appointments or changes necessary shall be made to bring the membership of the existing planning commission into conformity with this section.
(c) The county commission member of the planning commission shall be counted as representing the magisterial district of that member. If the county commissioner appoints a designee, that designee must reside within the same magisterial district as the county commissioner making the appointment.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require equal numbers of members from each magisterial district on county planning commissions.
§8A-2-4a is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.