Senate Bill No. 123
(By Senator Sypolt)
[Introduced January 11, 2012; referred to the Committee on Government Organization; and then to the Committee on 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 continue unchanged until the first regular meeting, after the effective date of this section, of the county commission that established the planning commission. 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.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require equal numbers of members from each magisterial district on county planning commissions.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.