Senate Bill No. 2004
(By Senators Tomblin, Mr. President, and Sprouse,
By Request of the Executive)
[Introduced June 10, 2003; referred to the Committee on
Government Organization; and then to the Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section five, article five-e, chapter
twenty-one of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to continuing the
equal pay commission.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section five, article five-e, chapter twenty-one of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 5E. EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK FOR STATE EMPLOYEES.
§21-5E-5. Establishment of the equal pay commission; appointment
of members; and expiration date.
(a) The equal pay commission is continued. The commission
shall be composed of the following seven members:
(1) Two members of the House of Delegates, appointed by the speaker;
(2) Two members of the Senate, appointed by the president; and
(3) Three state employee representatives, including one labor
union member representing state employees, as agreed to by the
speaker and president; the director of the women's commission, or
his or her designee; and the director of the office of equal
employment opportunity, or his or her designee.
(b) The commission shall seek input from and invite the
commissioner of labor or his or her designee and the director of
the personnel division of the department of administration or his
or her designee to attend meetings of the commission.
(c) One of the members of the Senate and one of the members of
the House of Delegates, as designated by the president and the
speaker respectively, shall serve as cochair of the commission.
(d) The members of the House of Delegates, the members of the
Senate and the state employee representative members shall be
appointed to serve two-year terms.
(e) Any member whose term has expired shall serve until his or
her successor has been duly appointed. Any person appointed to
fill a vacancy shall serve only for the unexpired term. Any member
is eligible for reappointment.
(f) Any vacancies occurring in the membership of the
commission shall be filled in the same manner as the original
appointment for the position being vacated. The vacancy shall not affect the power of the remaining members to execute the duties of
(g) The commission expires on the first day of July, two