Senate Bill No. 255
(By Senators Tomblin, Mr. President, and Bailey)
[Originating in the Committee on Government Organization;
reported February 13, 1995.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section twelve, article one, chapter
ten of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred
thirty-one, as amended, relating to additional membership on
the West Virginia library commission; the composition of the
membership; and requiring geographic representation.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section twelve, article one, chapter ten of the code of
West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, 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
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.