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Chapter 5  |  Article 5 - 26A  |  Section 4

1 - THE GOVERNOR

1A - ITEMIZATION OF PROPOSED APPROP

1B - CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

1C - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL

1D - GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF FISCAL RI

1E - HEALTHY WEST VIRGINIA PROGRAM

2 - SECRETARY OF STATE

3 - ATTORNEY GENERAL

4 - BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

5 - SALARY INCREASE FOR STATE EMPLO

6 - STATE BUILDINGS

7 - SOCIAL SECURITY AGENCY

8 - PUBLIC RECORDS MANAGEMENT AND P

9 - DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

10 - WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEE

10A - DISQUALIFICATION FOR PUBLIC

10B - GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES DEFERRE

10C - GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES RETIREM

10D - CONSOLIDATED PUBLIC RETIREME

11 - HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

11A - WEST VIRGINIA FAIR HOUSING A

11B PREGNANT WORKERS' FAIRNESS AC

12 - WEST VIRGINIA ANTIQUITIES COM

13 - PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' AND TEACHER

14 - WEST VIRGINIA COMMISSION FOR

14A - WEST VIRGINIA INTERPRETER FO

15 - WHITE CANE LAW

16 - WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEE

16A - THE WEST VIRGINIA HEALTH CAR

16B - WEST VIRGINIA CHILDREN'S HEA

16C - PRESCRIPTION DRUG COST MANAG

16D - WEST VIRGINIA RETIREMENT HEA

17 - WEST VIRGINIA COMMISSION ON E

18 - WEST VIRGINIA CABLE TELEVISIO

18A - TENANTS' RIGHTS TO CABLE SER

19 - DOMESTIC ALUMINUM, GLASS AND

20 - THE GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON

21 - ENERGY COST REDUCTION GUIDELI

22 - GOVERNMENT CONSTRUCTION CONTR

22 A - WEST VIRGINIA MUNICIPAL POL

22A - DESIGN-BUILD PROCUREMENT ACT

23 - COMMISSION ON MASS TRANSPORTA

24 - WEST VIRGINIA FOREST MANAGEME

25 - RESIDENT TRUSTEE ACCOUNTS

26 - GOVERNOR'S CABINET ON CHILDRE

26 - HERBERT HENDERSON OFFICE OF M

26A - WEST VIRGINIA COMMISSION FOR
    5 - 26 A- 1
    5 - 26 A- 2
    5 - 26 A- 3
    5 - 26 A- 4
    5 - 26 A- 5
    5 - 26 A- 6

27 - SEVERABILITY

28 - COMMISSION ON HOLOCAUST EDUCA

29 - EXPEDITIOUS ISSUANCE OF LICEN

WVC 5- CHAPTER 5. GENERAL POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNOR, SECRETARY OF STATE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL; BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS; MISCELLANEOUS AGENCIES, COMMISSIONS, OFFICES, PROGRAMS, ETC.
WVC 5-26A- ARTICLE 26A. WEST VIRGINIA COMMISSION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE.

WVC 5-26A-1 §5-26A-1. Findings, purposes and intent.
The Legislature hereby finds and declares:

(a) The National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, P. L. 103-82, was enacted to foster civic responsibility and to enable the citizens of the various states to participate in, for the benefit of their communities, various volunteer and other service programs including, but not limited to, community corps programs, youth corps programs, school and campus-based programs, professional corps programs, americorps programs, national senior service corps programs and VISTA programs.

(b) The National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, P. L. 103-82, created the corporation for national and community service for the purpose of assisting the various states in the creation and operation of a statewide commission that would have as its purpose the encouragement, coordination and assistance of the efforts of individuals or other entities from both the public and private sectors to create or participate in local community service programs.

(c) The corporation for national and community service assists a state's commission by and through a grant to the commission that is equal to a percentage of the commission's administrative costs.

(d) The deadline for the creation of a state commission was the first day of January, one thousand nine hundred ninety-four, if the state commission was to receive an administrative grant in the corporation for national and community service's fiscal year beginning in the calendar year one thousand nine hundred ninety-four.

(e) The West Virginia commission for national and community service was created by an executive order of the governor of the state of West Virginia made on the twenty-eighth day of January, one thousand nine hundred ninety-four, but the executive order contemplated the enactment of legislation continuing the state commission in the next session of the Legislature.

(f) The West Virginia commission for national and community service has striven to develop a coordinated, unified plan in response to the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, P. L. 103-82, and to meet the social, environmental, educational and public safety needs of the state of West Virginia by instilling in its citizens a greater sense of pride in, and responsibility for, their communities.

(g) The Legislature intends to continue the West Virginia commission for national and community service for the purpose of complying with the provisions of the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, P. L. 103-82, and for the purpose of meeting the social, environmental, educational and public safety needs of the state of West Virginia by and through promotion and coordination of community outreach initiatives.

WVC 5-26A-2 §5-26A-2. Continuation of West Virginia commission for national

and community service; support and assistance to

commission.
(a) The West Virginia commission for national and community service is hereby continued as a state commission within the meaning of, and in accordance with, the provisions of the National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended by the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, and the provisions of any rules or regulations promulgated under the act.

(b) By executive order, the governor shall provide for any administrative support to the West Virginia commission for national and community service as the governor may deem to be necessary.

(c) All agencies of the state shall provide such assistance and information to the West Virginia commission for national and community service as is necessary to ensure a fully coordinated effort throughout the state relating to the promotion of national and community volunteer service.

WVC 5-26A-3 §5-26A-3. Members.
(a) The West Virginia commission for national and community service shall have no fewer than fifteen and no more than twenty-five voting members to be appointed by the governor.

(b) The voting membership of the West Virginia commission for national and community service shall include:

(1) At least one individual with expertise in the educational and developmental needs of the state's disadvantaged youth;

(2) At least one individual with experience in promoting the involvement of older adults in national or community service and volunteer programs;

(3) A representative of a community-based agency operating within the state;

(4) The secretary of the department of education and arts created pursuant to section two, article one, chapter five-f of this code or a designee;

(5) The state superintendent of schools or a designee;

(6) A representative of a county or municipal government;

(7) A representative of a local labor organization;

(8) A representative of a for-profit business operating within the state; and

(9) An individual whose age is between the age of sixteen years and twenty-five years, inclusive, who has been, or remains, a participant or a supervisor in a volunteer or service program.

(c) The membership of the West Virginia commission for national and community service shall include a representative of the corporation for national and community service who shall serve as a member in a nonvoting, ex officio capacity.

(d) No more than twenty-five percent of the voting membership of the West Virginia commission for national and community service may be individuals who are employed by the state or its agencies, except that the membership may include additional employees of the state or its agencies in a nonvoting, ex officio capacity.

(e) No member of the West Virginia commission for national and community service may vote on an issue affecting organizations for which the member has served as a staff person or as a volunteer at any time during the twelve-month period before the member's appointment to the commission.

(f) No more than fifty percent plus one of the members of the West Virginia commission for national and community service may be members of the same political party.

(g) To the extent possible, the membership of the West Virginia commission for national and community service shall reflect the diversity of the state's population.

(h) Members of the West Virginia commission for national and community service who were appointed under the executive order of the governor entered on the twenty-eighth day of January, one thousand nine hundred ninety-four, shall continue as members of the commission for a term of three years, except that the governor shall designate eight members who shall serve for a term of two years and shall also designate an additional eight members who shall serve for a term of one year. Additional appointments by the governor under the provisions of this section and appointments by the governor upon the expiration of a member's term shall be made for a term of three years. Appointments of members by the governor to serve for an unexpired term shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term. Members may be reappointed.

(i) The voting members of the West Virginia commission for national and community service shall annually elect a voting member to serve as the chair of the commission.

(j) The members of the West Virginia commission for national and community service shall meet at the call of the chair, who shall be obligated to call a meeting at the request of a simple majority of the members or as necessary to ensure that the members have met at least twice in each calendar year of the commission's operation.

(k) The members of the West Virginia commission for national and community service shall serve without compensation, except that the members of the commission who are not state employees shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in discharging their duties and responsibilities as members of the commission.

WVC 5-26A-4 §5-26A-4. Duties and responsibilities.
The West Virginia commission for national and community service shall have the duties and responsibilities set forth in the provisions of the National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended by the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, and the provisions of any rules or regulations promulgated under the act. The duties and responsibilities include:

(a) Advising and assisting the governor in the development and implementation of a comprehensive statewide plan for promoting volunteer involvement and citizen participation in programs which are designed to serve the needs of the citizens of the state and its communities;

(b) Fulfilling federal program administration requirements, including the provision of health care and child care for program participants;

(c) Submitting annual state applications for the federal funding of the americorps programs that are selected by the commission;

(d) Integrating americorps programs, existing VISTA and national senior service corps programs, and K-12 learn and serve programs into the state's strategic service plan;

(e) Conducting local outreach to develop a comprehensive and inclusive state service plan;

(f) Coordinating with existing programs for service and volunteerism in order to prevent unnecessary competition for private sources of funding;

(g) Providing technical assistance to service and volunteer programs, including the development of training methods and curriculum materials;

(h) Developing a statewide recruitment and placement system for individuals who are interested in community service opportunities;

(i) Preparing quarterly reports on progress for submission to the governor and preparing an annual report for submission to the governor and the Legislature on or before the first day of January of each year which shall detail the commission's activities for the preceding year; and

(j) Serving as the state's liaison to national and state entities or other organizations which also promote national and community service and volunteerism.

WVC 5-26A-5 §5-26A-5. Powers.
(a) The West Virginia commission for national and community service may apply for and accept funds, grants, gifts and services from local government, the state or the federal government, or any of their agencies, or from any other public or private source and is authorized to use funds derived from these sources to defray administrative costs and implement programs to fulfill the commission's duties and responsibilities.

(b) The West Virginia commission for national and community service shall accept on behalf of the governor any reports that relate to community service and volunteerism issues and that are required to be submitted to the governor by the provisions of the code of West Virginia.

WVC 5 - 26 A- 6 §5-26A-6.
Repealed.

Acts, 2010 Reg. Sess., Ch. 32.

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