WVC 29 - 20 - 1
§29-20-1. Membership; appointment and terms of members;
organization; reimbursement for expenses.
The West Virginia commission on the status of women is hereby
abolished, and there is hereby continued within the department of
health and human resources the West Virginia women's commission, to
consist of eighteen members, seven of whom shall be ex officio
members, not entitled to vote: The attorney general, the state
superintendent of schools, the commissioner of labor, the
commissioner of the bureau of human resources of the department of
health and human resources, the director of the human rights
commission, the director of the division of personnel and the
chancellor of the board of directors of the state college system.
Each ex officio member may designate one representative employed by
his or her department to meet with the commission in his or her
absence. The governor shall appoint the additional eleven members,
by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, from among the
citizens of the state. The governor shall designate the chairman
and vice chairman of the commission and the commission may elect
such other officers as it deems necessary. The members shall serve
a term beginning the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred
seventy-seven, three to serve for a term of one year, four to serve
for a term of two years and the remaining four to serve for a term
of three years. The successors of the members initially appointed
as provided herein shall be appointed for a term of three years
each in the same manner as the members initially appointed under this article, except that any person appointed to fill a vacancy
occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his or her
predecessor was appointed shall be appointed for the remainder of
such term. Each member shall serve until the appointment and
qualification of his or her successor.
No member may receive any salary for his or her services, but
each may be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred
in the performance of his or her duties out of funds received by
the commission under section four of this article, except that in
the event the expenses are paid, or are to be paid, by a third
party, the members shall not be reimbursed by the commission.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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