Senate Bill No. 559
(By Senator Bailey)
[Introduced February 19, 1996; referred to the
Committee on Government Organization.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section two, article one-a, chapter
fifteen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to adjutant
general; appointment; consent of Senate required for
appointment; qualifications; and bond.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section two, article one-a, chapter fifteen of the code
of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1A. ADJUTANT GENERAL.
§15-1A-2. Appointment; qualifications; bond.
The adjutant general shall be appointed by the governor, by
and with the advice and consent of the Senate, for a term of four years. He or she shall have the rank of major general, or such
other rank as
shall be is recognized by federal authority. No
person shall may be appointed adjutant general unless he or she
has had at least six years' commissioned service and attained
field grade or higher rank in the organized militia of this or
some other state or in the armed forces of the United States, or
in all combined. The governor shall require the adjutant general
to furnish bond as required by law, which bond shall be filed
with the auditor of the state.
(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require that
appointment of the adjutant general be with the advice and
consent of the Senate.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language
that would be added.)