CHAPTER 4. THE LEGISLATURE.
ARTICLE 8. CAPITOL BUILDING COMMISSION.
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§4-8-1. Creation; composition; qualifications.
(a) The Capitol Building Commission is continued, and is
composed of nine members, five of which are appointed by the
Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate.
(b) One member is appointed by the President of the Senate,
one member is appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates,
one member is appointed by the Supreme Court of Appeals, plus the
Secretary of the Department of Administration, who are all
(c) Of the members appointed by the Governor, no more than
three members may be of the same political party. One member shall
be an architect selected from three persons recommended by the
Board of Architects, one member shall be a registered professional
engineer selected from three persons recommended by the Board of
Engineers, one member is the Commissioner of the Division of
Culture and History, who is the chairperson of the commission. Two
members shall be selected from the public at large.
§4-8-2. Terms of members; vacancies; meetings; decisions of
Members shall be appointed for terms of four years and may be
reappointed at the expiration of their terms. In the event of a
vacancy, an appointment shall be made to fill the unexpired term.
Whenever the approval of the commission is requested, as required
by sections four and five of this article, the commission shall
meet and render its decision, in writing, within ninety days of the
filing with the commission of such request.
§4-8-3. Officers; expenses.
The capitol building commission shall organize by electing a
chairman, a vice chairman and a secretary from among the members of
the commission. The members of the commission shall serve without
compensation and shall be reimbursed for such necessary travel
expenses, subsistence and other reasonable expenses as may be
actually incurred by them in the performance of their duties, all
to be paid by the joint committee on government and finance.
§4-8-4. Powers and duties generally.
The capitol building commission shall review and approve or
reject all plans recommending substantial physical changes inside
or outside the state capitol building or surrounding complex,
including the public meeting rooms, hallways and grounds, which
affect the appearance thereof. The approval of the commission is
mandatory before a contract may be let for work which constitutes
a substantial physical change, or before changes are started if the
work is not done under a contract. As used in this article, the
surrounding complex shall include the governor's mansion and other
buildings used by the governor as part of his residence, the state
science and cultural center, all state office buildings located in
the immediate vicinity of the state capitol, and the roadways,
structures and facilities which are incidental to such buildings.
As used in this article, substantial physical change shall include,
but not be limited to, permanent physical changes that alter the
appearance of the public areas of the capitol building and
surrounding complex. The secretary of the department of
administration shall promulgate rules and regulations, pursuant to
the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, which rules
and regulations shall be subject to the approval of the capitol
building commission, to implement the provisions of this article.
§4-8-5. Contracts and changes requiring commission approval.
No contract or contracts which will result in physical changes
to the capitol building or any approaches, structures or facilities
incidental thereto shall be let, nor shall any physical changes be
made not requiring a contract, until approval of the commission has
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Acts, 2010 Reg. Sess., Ch. 32.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session