H. B. 3092
(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Kiss, and Delegates Amores
(Originating in the Committee on Government Organization
[February 27, 2003]
A BILL to amend and reenact
section five, article five-e, chapter
of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended; and to further amend said
article by adding thereto a new section, designated section
seven, all relating to continuation of the equal pay
commission; providing for a study by the equal pay commission;
requiring report and specifying due date.
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; and that article five-e, chapter
twenty-one of said code be amended by adding thereto a new section,
designated section seven, all 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 hereby established. The
commission shall be composed of seven members, as follows:
(1) Two members of the House of Delegates, appointed by the
(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 initially
appointed shall serve until the thirty-first day of December, one
thousand nine hundred ninety-eight. Those members shall thereafter
be appointed to serve two-year terms beginning the first day of
January, one thousand nine hundred ninety-nine.
(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
shall be 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
Study by equal pay commission; report to Joint
Committee on Government and Finance by specified
date of study conclusions.
A study shall be undertaken by the equal pay commission for
the implementation of equal pay for equal work for state employees,
with report to be made by the commission to the joint committee on
government and finance of the Legislature by the thirtieth day of
November, two thousand three.