Senate Bill No. 64
(By Senators Jackson and Tomblin, Mr. President)
[Introduced January 14, 1998; referred to
the Committee on Transportation.]
A BILL to amend and reenact sections four and fourteen, chapter
two hundred fifty-five, acts of the Legislature, regular
session, one thousand nine hundred ninety-five, all relating
to making the president of southern West Virginia community
college a voting member of the Corridor G regional
development authority board; and requiring notice be
published in lieu of publishing annual report.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That sections four and fourteen, chapter two hundred fifty- five, acts of the Legislature, regular session, one thousand nine
hundred ninety-five, be amended and reenacted, all to read as
CORRIDOR G REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
§4. Management and control of county authority vested in board; appointment and terms of members; vacancies; removal of
(a) The management and control of the authority, its
property, operations, business and affairs shall be lodged in a
sixteen seventeen voting members and five four nonvoting
ex officio members to be appointed as follows: Each of the
county commissions of the counties of Boone, Lincoln, Logan and
Mingo shall appoint four voting members to the authority, one of
whom shall be a member of the county commission; the member of
the county commission shall serve at the will and pleasure of the
county commission; the initial terms of the other voting members
appointed by a county commission are as follows: One member
shall be appointed for a term of one year; one member shall be
appointed for a term of two years; and one member shall be
appointed for a term of three years; all successive appointments
shall be for a term of three years. A member may be reappointed
for such additional term or terms as the appointing agency may
deem proper. If a member resigns, is removed or for any other
reason his or her membership terminates during his or her term of
office, a successor shall be appointed by the appointing county
to fill out the remainder of the term. Members in office at the
expiration of their respective terms shall continue to serve
until their successors have been appointed and have qualified.
The president of the southern West Virginia community college shall be an ex officio voting member.
(b) The directors of the county development authorities of
each of the member counties
and the president of the southern
West Virginia community college, or his or her designee, shall be
ex officio nonvoting members.
(c) Should a vacancy occur, the person appointed to fill the
vacancy shall serve only for the unexpired portion thereof.
(d) Any voting member appointed to the authority by a county
commission may be removed by the appointing county commission for
such causes and reasons as a member of such county commission may
be removed from office.
(e) All initial members shall be appointed on or before the
first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-five.
§14. Contributions by members counties, local entity and others;
fund and accounts; reports; audit and examination of books,
records and accounts.
Contributions may be made to the authority from time to time
by the member counties or local entities, and by any persons,
firms or corporations which shall desire to do so. All such
funds and all other funds received by the authority shall be
deposited in such bank or banks as the authority may direct and
shall be withdrawn therefrom in such manner as the authority may
direct. The authority shall keep strict account of all its receipts and disbursements for the preceding year, and such
annual report shall be delivered to the county commission of each
member county and a notice that the annual report is available
from the authority shall be published as a Class I legal
advertisement in compliance with the provisions of section two,
article three, chapter fifty-nine of the code of West Virginia,
and the publication area for such publication shall be the member
counties. The books, records and accounts of the authority shall
be subject to audit and examination by the office of the state
tax commissioner of West Virginia and by any other proper public
official or body in the manner provided by law.
(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to make the president of
the Southern West Virginia Community College a voting member of
the Corridor G Regional Development Authority board; and to
require that a notice be published that the annual report of the
itemized statement of receipts and disbursements is available
from the authority in lieu of requiring the annual report itself
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language
that would be added.)