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WVC 60-7-2 §60-7-2. Definitions; power to lease building for establishment of private club.
Unless the context in which used clearly requires a different meaning, as used in this article:

(a) "Private club" means any corporation or unincorporated association which either (1) belongs to or is affiliated with a nationally recognized fraternal or veterans organization, which is operated exclusively for the benefit of its members, which pays no part of its income to its shareholders or individual members, which owns or leases a building or other premises, to which club are admitted only duly elected or approved dues paying members in good standing of such corporation or association and their guests while in the company of a member and to which club the general public is not admitted, and which club maintains in said building or on said premises a suitable kitchen and dining facility with related equipment for serving food to members and their guests, or (2) is a nonprofit social club, which is operated exclusively for the benefit of its members, which pays no part of its income to its shareholders or individual members, which owns or leases a building or other premises, to which club are admitted only duly elected or approved dues paying members in good standing of such corporation or association and their guests while in the company of a member and to which club the general public is not admitted, and which club maintains in said building or on said premises a suitable kitchen and dining facility with related equipment for serving food to members and their guests, or (3) is organized and operated for legitimate purposes, which has at least one hundred duly elected or approved dues paying members in good standing, which owns or leases a building or other premises, including any vessel licensed or approved by any federal agency to carry or accommodate passengers on navigable waters of this state, to which club are admitted only duly elected or approved dues paying members in good standing of such corporation or association and their guests while in the company of a member and to which club the general public is not admitted, and which club maintains in said building or on said premises a suitable kitchen and dining facility with related equipment and employs a sufficient number of persons for serving meals to members and their guests, or (4) is organized for legitimate purposes and owns or leases a building or other limited premises in any state, county or municipal park or at any airport, in which building or premises a club has been established, to which club are admitted only duly elected and approved dues paying members in good standing and their guests while in the company of a member and to which club the general public is not admitted, and which maintains in connection with said club a suitable kitchen and dining facility and related equipment and employs a sufficient number of persons for serving meals in said club to said members and their guests.

(b) "Licensee" means the holder of a license to operate a private club granted under the provisions of this article, which license shall remain unexpired, unsuspended and unrevoked.

(c) "Applicant" means a private club applying for a license under the provisions of this article.

(d) "Commissioner" means the West Virginia alcohol beverage control commissioner.

(e) "Code" means the official code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended.

The department of natural resources, the authority governing any county or municipal park, or any county commission, municipality, other governmental entity, public corporation or public authority operating any park or airport shall have plenary power and authority to lease as lessor a building or portion thereof or other limited premises in any such park or airport to any corporation or unincorporated association for the establishment of a private club pursuant to the provisions of this article.

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