CHAPTER 5A. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION.
ARTICLE 5. GOVERNOR'S MANSION ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
§5A-5-1. Committee continued; appointment, terms, etc., of
members; meetings and responsibilities; annual
There is hereby continued the governor's mansion advisory
committee within the department of administration. The secretary
of administration or his designated representative, the
commissioner of culture and history or his designated
representative, and the spouse of any governor during the term of
office of that governor, or the designated representative of such
governor, shall be ex officio members of the committee. In
addition, the governor shall appoint four additional members of the
committee, one to be a curator in the field of fine arts, one to be
an interior decorator who is a member of the American institute of
decorators, one to be a building contractor, and one member to
represent the interest of the general public. The appointive
members of the committee shall serve for a term of four years. The
members of the committee shall serve without compensation but shall
be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses actually
incurred in the performance of their duties; except that in the
event the expenses are paid, or are to be paid, by a third party,
the member shall not be reimbursed by the state. The governor
shall designate from the committee a chairman to serve for a term
of one year. The secretary of administration shall serve as
secretary. The committee shall meet upon the call of the chairman
annually and may meet at such other times as may be necessary for the performance of its functions.
The committee shall be charged with the following
(1) To make recommendations to the governor for the
maintaining, preserving and replenishing of all articles of
furniture, fixtures, decorative objects, linens, silver, china,
crystal and objects of art used or displayed in the state rooms of
the governor's mansion, which state rooms shall consist of the
front hall, the reception room, the ballroom and its sitting room,
the state dining room, the front upstairs hall and the music room;
(2) To make recommendations to the governor as to the decor
and arrangements best suited to enhance the historic and artistic
values of the mansion in keeping with the architecture thereof and
of such articles of furniture, fixtures, decorative objects,
linens, silver, china, crystal and objects of art, which
recommendations shall be considered by the governor in decorating
said mansion; and
(3) To invite interested persons to attend its meetings or
otherwise to assist in carrying out its functions.
All departments, boards, agencies, commissions, officials and
employees of the state are hereby authorized to cooperate with and
assist the committee in the performance of its functions and duties
whenever possible. As soon after the close of each fiscal year as
possible, the committee shall make an annual report to the governor
and the Legislature with respect to its activities and responsibilities.
§5A-5-2. Office of governor's mansion director created; duties and
There is hereby created the office of governor's mansion
director, who shall be qualified by background and experience for
such a position and shall be appointed by the governor to serve at
the will and pleasure of the governor. The mansion director shall
be charged with the following duties and responsibilities: To
protect and preserve all articles of furniture, fixtures, table
linens, silver, china, crystal and objects of art displayed in the
state rooms in the mansion. The mansion director shall assist the
governor and/or the governor's spouse in the scheduling of state
government functions and entertainment at the mansion.
§5A-5-3. Official use of state rooms in governor's mansion;
vacating private rooms of mansion.
(a) The state rooms of the mansion shall be used for official
state government functions and entertainment: Provided,
of the state rooms of the mansion shall be permitted, and the
mansion director shall assist in the scheduling of said tours and
prescribe rules and regulations governing same.
(b) No personal furniture or furnishings of the first family
may be placed in the state rooms of the mansion except for home
(c) No furniture or furnishings in the state rooms located on
the first floor of the mansion may be replaced, removed or sold
without prior approval of the governor's mansion advisory
(d) No items in the state rooms purchased by the West Virginia
mansion preservation foundation, inc., may be replaced, removed or
sold without prior approval of such corporation.
(e) The outgoing governor and his family shall vacate the
private rooms of the mansion at least seven days prior to the
inauguration of a new governor so that the mansion may be made
suitable for the change in occupancy.
Acts, 1990 Reg. Sess., Ch. 2.
Acts, 1990 Reg. Sess., Ch. 2.
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