WVC 9 A- 1 - 1 A
§9A-1-1a. Department of Veterans' Assistance; office of Secretary
of Department of Veterans' Assistance.
(a) The Secretary of the Department of Veterans' Assistance is
the chief executive officer of the department. Subject to the
requirements for the qualification and appointment of the secretary
provided in section four of this article, the Governor shall
appoint the secretary, by and with the advice and consent of the
Senate, for the term for which the Governor is elected and until a
successor shall have been appointed and qualified. The Secretary
shall serve at the will and pleasure of the Governor. Any
reference in this code to the Division of Veterans' Affairs or to
the Department of Veterans' Affairs means the Department of
Veterans' Assistance. Any reference in this code to the Director
of the Division of Veterans' Affairs means the Secretary of the
Department of Veterans' Assistance. As used in this chapter,
"secretary" means the Secretary of Veterans' Assistance and
"division" means Department of Veterans' Assistance.
(b) The department may receive federal funds.
(c) The secretary serves at the will and pleasure of the
Governor. The annual compensation of the secretary shall be as
specified in section two-a, article seven, chapter six of this
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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