§4-7-2. Legislative building commission created; its composition;
appointment of members; vacancies; election of officers;
compensation and expenses of members.
There is hereby created the legislative building commission of
West Virginia as a body corporate and agency of the state of West
Virginia. The commission shall consist of seven members and shall
be comprised of two persons who have previously served in the
Senate, who shall be appointed by the president of the Senate; two
persons who have previously served in the House of Delegates, who
shall be appointed by the speaker of the House of Delegates; and
three persons who shall be appointed by the governor. No member of
the commission shall otherwise be an officer, employee or member of
the executive, legislative or judicial branches of federal or state
government or any political subdivision thereof. Persons appointed
to the commission shall be residents and citizens of the state.
All appointments made pursuant to the provisions of this article
shall be by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
All commission members shall be appointed no later than the
first day of July, one thousand nine hundred seventy-two, and they
shall continue to serve until the completion of the duties assigned
to the commission.
Any vacancy occurring in the membership of the commission
shall be filled by appointment in the same manner as provided for
the initial appointments.
The members of the commission annually shall elect from their
number a chairman, vice chairman and secretary. Each commission
member shall be paid compensation of thirty-five dollars for each day or substantial part thereof that he is engaged in the work of
the commission and shall, in addition thereto, be reimbursed for
all reasonable and necessary expenses actually incurred in the
performance of his duties as such commission member.