Senate Bill No. 120
(By Senator Bailey)
[Introduced January 10, 2003; referred to the Committee on
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 changing
appointment qualification rank for adjutant general from major
general to lieutenant general.
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 lieutenant general
or such other rank as is recognized by federal authority. No person 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
(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to change the appointment
qualification rank for adjutant general from major general to
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would