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WVC 24 E- 1 - 11 §24E-1-11. Termination of board; transfer of duties and title; legislative and emergency rules; advisory board.
(a) The board shall terminate on the first day of July, two thousand nine, after which it shall have one year to wind up its affairs pursuant to the provisions of article ten, chapter four of this code. Upon final termination, the board shall transfer all its right, title and interest to any maps, compilations or other works that it created as a result of the statewide addressing and mapping to the respective county commissions.

(b) Upon final termination of the board, county commissions shall maintain and update the addressing and mapping systems within their respective jurisdictions under the standards established by the board, as updated thereafter by the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety under this section, and shall supply the updated information to the division in the format it establishes through its rule-making authority.

(c) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, upon final termination of the board, the powers and duties of the board shall be transferred to the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

(d) Prior to the final termination of the board, the division may propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code which shall become effective only upon the final termination of the board. The rules shall:

(1) Maintain and update the standards for statewide addressing and mapping;

(2) Establish standard reasonable fees, based on cost, to be charged by county commissions for copies or use of any maps, compilations or other works created as a result of the statewide addressing and mapping, subject to the exemptions provided under section nine of this article;

(3) Govern centralization and interoperability of the county systems within the integrated statewide addressing and mapping system; and

(4) Ensure the public safety in any manner the division considers advisable.

(e) Upon final termination of the board, the division may propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code for the purposes set forth in this article.

(f) Upon final termination of the board, the division may promulgate emergency rules pursuant to the provisions of section fifteen, article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code.

(g) Rules in effect as of the reenactment of this article during the two thousand seven regular session will remain in effect until amended, modified, repealed or replaced pursuant to this article.

(h) Effective the first day of July, two thousand ten, the statewide addressing and mapping board shall become an advisory board within the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and will continue to be composed as set forth in this article and the members will serve at the will and pleasure of the Governor.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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