(b) In addition to the advertisement required by section six of this article and subsection (a) of this section, the tax commissioner shall arrange for radio and television advertisements to be carried by a sufficient number of stations to assure statewide coverage, which advertisements shall be designed to plainly inform the public that the period during which property owners and taxpayers are permitted to petition for review of the appraised value of their property for ad valorem property tax purposes expires on the second day of September, one thousand nine hundred eighty-six, and that such petitions must be filed with the county commission on or before that date. Such advertisements shall likewise be broadcast at least three times between the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred eighty-six and the twentieth day of August of said year and shall, if possible to arrange, be broadcast as public service advertisements, and, in any event, shall be broadcast at such hours or times calculated to maximize their exposure to the viewing and listening public. To the extent that the tax commissioner cannot arrange for such advertisements to be broadcast as public service advertisements, the cost shall be paid for by the tax commissioner.
(c) The paid advertisements required to be seen or broadcast by the provisions of this section shall not include the name of the tax commissioner or of any other public official or employee, whether elected or appointed, and such person may be referred to in such advertisements, if at all, by their title or office only.
(d) Failure of any newspaper, radio and television advertising to be published or broadcast as provided by subsections (a) or (b) shall not invalidate or impair the additional review of property appraisals provided for by this article.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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