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Chapter 18  |  Article 18 - 11  |  Section 9

1 - DEFINITIONS; LIMITATIONS OF CHA

2 - STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

2A - ADOPTION OF TEXTBOOKS, INSTRUC

2B - AREA VOCATIONAL PROGRAM

2C - HARASSMENT, INTIMIDATION OR BU

2D - COMMUNITY EDUCATION

2E - HIGH QUALITY EDUCATIONAL PROGR

2F - INCENTIVES AND RESULTS BASED S

2G - SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA IMPROVEME

2H - PUBLIC NOTICE AND PARTICIPATIO

2I - STAFF DEVELOPMENT COUNCILS

2J - PUBLIC AND HIGHER EDUCATION UN

2K - THE DIABETES CARE PLAN ACT

3 - STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

4 - COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOL

5 - COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

5A - LOCAL SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT

5B - SCHOOL INNOVATION ZONES ACT

5C - COMMITTEE REORGANIZATION AND C

5D - West Virginia Feed to Achieve

6 - DRIVER EDUCATION

7 - ADULT LITERACY EDUCATION PROGRA

7A - STATE TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYST

7B - TEACHERS' DEFINED CONTRIBUTION

7C - MERGER OF TEACHERS' DEFINED CO

7D - VOLUNTARY TRANSFER FROM TEACHE

8 - COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

8A - ATTENDANCE OF HOMELESS CHILDRE

9 - SCHOOL FINANCES

9A - PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPPORT

9B - STATE BOARD OF SCHOOL FINANCE

9C - STATE AID FOR CONSTRUCTION

9D - SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY

9E - AIR QUALITY IN NEW SCHOOLS ACT

9F - SCHOOL ACCESS SAFETY ACT

10 - FEDERAL AID AND GIFTS FOR EDU

10A - REHABILITATION SERVICES

10B - VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION FA

10C - THE SOUTHERN REGIONAL EDUCAT

10D - COMPACT FOR EDUCATION

10E - INTERSTATE COMPACT ON QUALIF

10F - DISABLED PERSONS AND PUBLIC

10F - INTERSTATE COMPACT ON EDUCAT

10G - PROVIDING OF FOOD SERVICE IN

10H - ALBERT YANNI PROGRAMS OF EXC

10I - WEST VIRGINIA SUPPORTED EMPL

10J - BLIND PERSONS' LITERACY RIGH

10K - WEST VIRGINIA TRAUMATIC BRAI

10L - RON YOST PERSONAL ASSISTANCE

10M - WEST VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT LI

10N - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCES

10O - DISABILITY HISTORY WEEK

11A - REVENUE BONDS FOR UNIVERSITY

11B - REVENUE BONDS FOR UNIVERSITY

11C - WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY HOS

11D - REVENUE BONDS FOR WEST VIRGI

11E - REVENUE BONDS FOR MARSHALL U

12 - STATE TEACHERS' COLLEGES

12A - REVENUE BONDS FOR MARSHALL U

12B - REVENUE BONDS FOR STATE INST

13 - West Virginia EDGE

13 - WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE

14 - BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE

15 - WEST VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF TE

16 - ANTIHAZING LAW

17 - WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOLS FOR THE

18 - WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOL FOR THE

19 - EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR

20 - EDUCATION OF EXCEPTIONAL CHIL

21 - SPECIAL COMMUNITY-BASED PILOT

21 - UNDERWOOD-SMITH TEACHER SCHOL

22 - HIGHER EDUCATION FULL-TIME FA

22A - EMINENT SCHOLARS ENDOWMENT T

22B - STATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

22C - STATE AID FOR STUDENTS ATTEN

22D - HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT ASS

22E - DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS END

23 - ADDITIONAL POWERS, DUTIES AND

24 - FEES AND OTHER MONEY COLLECTE

25 - TAX DEFERRED INVESTMENTS FOR

26 - WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF REGENT

26A - STATE AUTISM TRAINING CENTER

26B - CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE SALARY S

26C - INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS

26D - INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL

27 - WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATION LOAN

28 - PRIVATE, PAROCHIAL OR CHURCH

29 - GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

30 - WEST VIRGINIA COLLEGE PREPAID

31 - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGRE

32 - SEVERABILITY

WVC 18- CHAPTER 18. EDUCATION.
WVC 18 - 11 - ARTICLE 11. WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY.

WVC 18 - 11 - 1 §18-11-1. Continuation; board of governors [board of regents].
The West Virginia University, heretofore established and located at Morgantown, in Monongalia county, shall be continued, and shall be known as "West Virginia University." The business and educational affairs of the university shall be under the control, supervision and management of the board of governors, which shall be a corporation, and as such may contract and be contracted with, sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, and have and use a common seal. The board of governors shall consist of nine members, all of whom shall be citizens of the state, to be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, for overlapping terms of nine years, except that the original appointments shall be for terms of one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and nine years, respectively. At least one but not more than two members shall be appointed from each congressional district and at least four members shall be graduates of West Virginia University. No more than five members shall belong to the same political party. No person shall be eligible for membership on the board of governors who is a member of any political party executive committee, or who holds any other public office or public employment under the federal government or under the government of this state or any of its political subdivisions, or who is an appointee or employee of the board. Members shall be eligible for reappointment.

The governor shall appoint all members of the board of governors as soon after the effective date hereof as is practicable, for respective terms of office beginning on the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred forty-seven. Any vacancy on the board of governors shall be filled by the governor by appointment for the unexpired term. The terms of office of present members of the board of governors shall expire on the thirtieth day of June, one thousand nine hundred forty-seven.

No member may be removed from office by the governor except for official misconduct, incompetence, neglect of duty, or gross immorality, and then only in the manner prescribed by law for the removal by the governor of state elective officers.

Before exercising any authority or performing any duties as a member of the board of governors, each member shall qualify as such by taking and subscribing to the oath of office prescribed by section 5, article IV of the constitution, the certificate whereof shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state. A suitable office or offices for the board shall be provided in the buildings of West Virginia University.

The board of governors shall have general control, supervision and management of the business and educational affairs of the university and of Potomac State School, and shall have full authority to employ all officers, teachers and other employees of such institutions and fix their yearly or monthly salaries.

The board of governors shall meet annually in June at the university in the performance of its duties, and may meet at such other times and places as may be necessary for the best interests of the institutions under its control. Special meetings may be called by the board when in session, or by the president, who shall not succeed himself as president of the board. The board shall at each annual meeting elect one of its members as president and one as vice president of the board, and shall appoint a secretary and fix his salary, the same to be paid out of the funds appropriated by the Legislature for the university. The president of the university shall be the chief executive officer of the board. The members of the board shall serve without compensation, but every member shall be reimbursed from the appropriation made by the Legislature for the support of the university for actual expenses incident to the performance of his duties, upon presentation of an itemized sworn statement thereof.

On the first day of October of each year, or as soon thereafter as practicable, the board of governors shall make to the governor and to the Legislature a full report concerning the educational institutions under its control and management, together with its recommendations in respect to needed legislation.

WVC 18 - 11 - 1 A §18-11-1a. Control of property and business affairs transferred to board of governors [board of regents].

The control of the financial, business and all other affairs of the West Virginia University and of Potomac State School is hereby transferred from the state board of control to the board of governors. The board of governors shall, in respect to the control, management and property of such institutions, have the same rights and powers and shall perform the same duties as were heretofore exercised or performed by the state board of control. The title to all property of such institutions is hereby transferred to and vested in the board of governors.

WVC 18 - 11 - 1 B §18-11-1b. Additional authority of board of governors as to revenue bonds for dormitories, etc.

In addition to the authority conferred upon the board of governors, by virtue of the preceding section, with respect to the issuance of revenue bonds to finance the construction of dormitories, homes or refectories for teachers and students at institutions under its control, the board, whenever the revenue from any such existing facility shall no longer be needed to meet the requirements of the sinking fund established in connection with the bond issue for which such revenue was originally pledged, shall also have authority to pay such unneeded revenue into the sinking fund pledged as security for any other unliquidated bonds issued for such facilities at the institution where the revenue was collected, or to pledge such revenue as added security for the payment of any new issue of revenue bonds sold to finance the construction of any such additional facility at that institution. The board shall also have authority to pledge the revenue from any such existing facility at any institution, even though it was not originally financed by revenue bonds, as added security for any new issue of revenue bonds sold to finance the construction of any such additional facility at the institution.

WVC 18 - 11 - 2 §18-11-2. President.
The president of the university shall be president of the general faculty and of the faculties of the several colleges and departments thereof, and the executive head of the university in all its departments. Subject to the authority vested by this chapter in the board of governors, he shall give general direction to the administrative affairs and to the scientific investigations of the university and of its several departments; and, subject to the orders of the board, he shall have authority, in the recess of the board, to remove any employee or subordinate officer, who is not a member of the faculty, and fill for the time any vacancy that may occur by such removal or otherwise.

WVC 18 - 11 - 3 §18-11-3. Biennial reports of president.
On or before the end of each biennial period the president of the university shall make a report to the board of governors and the state board of control, showing in detail the progress and condition of the university during such biennium, and such other detailed information about the affairs and the control of the university as said boards may request or as he may deem wise to communicate.

WVC 18 - 11 - 4 §18-11-4. Colleges, schools, departments and divisions of university.
In consultation with the president of the university, the board of governors shall have authority to establish and maintain in the university such colleges, schools, departments and divisions as from time to time may be expedient, and shall provide for the organization and management of the same. The board of governors is hereby authorized and, as soon as funds shall be available for the purpose, is directed to establish and maintain in the university a four-year school of medicine, dentistry and nursing, to be located at such place within the state as may be designated by the governor.

The governor shall designate the location of the school on or before the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred fifty- one.

WVC 18 - 11 - 4 A §18-11-4a. Authority to contract for medical, dental and nursing school facilities.

Notwithstanding other provisions of this code to the contrary, the board of governors of West Virginia University is hereby authorized to contract for the planning, design, and construction of buildings and other physical facilities which are in its judgment suitable for the schools of medicine, dentistry and nursing, including the purchase and installation of necessary equipment, the making of sewer, water, gas, electrical and other connections, and the construction of such roadways, sidewalks, landscaping and approaches as may be required, although the total amount of such contracts may be in excess of appropriations available for the purpose at the time such contracts are made.

There is hereby authorized to be appropriated for application to or discharge of any agreement which may be entered into under the authorization herein granted such sums as are or may become available out of the special medical school fund, otherwise provided by law, and funds specially received for the purpose of assisting such construction under the terms of any present or future federal law, or through gift, devise, bequest, or otherwise. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to authorize or permit the board of governors of West Virginia University, or any person purporting to act for it, to create any obligation or to incur any liability other than such obligations and liabilities as are dischargeable solely from appropriations regularly made pursuant to law.

WVC 18 - 11 - 4 B §18-11-4b.

Repealed.

Acts, 1984 Reg. Sess., Ch. 65.

WVC 18 - 11 - 4 C §18-11-4c.

Repealed.

Acts, 1984 Reg. Sess., Ch. 65.

WVC 18 - 11 - 4 D §18-11-4d. Disposition of tuition fees collected at medical center.

All tuition fees collected at West Virginia University medical center from students in the schools of medicine, medical technology, dentistry, dental technology, nursing, and pharmacy, together with all special tuition and registration fees charged for postgraduate short courses, institutes, and seminars conducted by the medical center, shall be paid into the special medical school fund heretofore created in the state treasury under the provisions of section two, article nineteen, chapter eleven of this code, and shall be used solely for the construction, maintenance, and operation of the schools of medicine, medical technology, dentistry, dental technology, nursing, and pharmacy.

WVC 18 - 11 - 5 §18-11-5. Approval of rules and regulations.
The rules and regulations made by the president and faculties of the university governing the admission of students to the university, the standards of scholarship to be maintained, the conferring of degrees and the granting of diplomas, certificates, and other evidences of work done by students of the university, shall be submitted to the board of governors for its approval. The rules and regulations made by the president and faculties for the general government of the university shall in like manner be submitted to said board for its approval.

WVC 18 - 11 - 5 A §18-11-5a.

Repealed.

Acts, 1985 Reg. Sess., Ch. 58.

WVC 18 - 11 - 5 B §18-11-5b. Payroll deductions for employee participation in group insurance plan.

Whenever any employees of the board of governors of West Virginia University shall be eligible to participate in any group insurance plan, the board shall have the authority to authorize such participation, and upon the written request of any participating employee, may make periodic deductions from salary payments due such employee of the amount of the contribution he is required to make for such participation. Upon proper requisition of the board, the auditor shall periodically issue a warrant, payable as specified in the requisition, for the total contributions so withheld from the salaries of all participating employees.

WVC 18 - 11 - 5 C §18-11-5c.

Repealed.

Acts, 1971 Reg. Sess., Ch. 150.

WVC 18 - 11 - 5 D §18-11-5d. Contracting for group insurance and supplemental retirement benefits; exemption of certain insurers from premium and annuity taxes.

In contracting for the group insurance provided for in section five-b and for the supplemental retirement benefits provided for in section five-c of this article, as well as for other insurance benefits for any and all persons employed by it, the board of governors of West Virginia University shall solicit proposals for the coverage sought, which proposals shall be obtained by public notice inserted at least twice in a newspaper of statewide circulation at least two weeks before the final date of submitting proposals.

The board may also solicit proposals by sending requests by mail to prospective insurers. Upon receipt and consideration of such proposals as may be submitted the board shall have the authority to accept the proposal of and contract with the insurer offering the insurance program or programs determined by the board, in its judgment, to be the most desirable to the beneficiaries thereof, whether such insurer be then licensed as an insurance company in this state or not: Provided, That no contract shall be made effective unless and until the insurance company becomes licensed as a life insurance company in accordance with article three, chapter thirty-three of this code, as amended: Provided further, That if such insurer shall be a life insurance company organized and operated without profit to any private shareholder or individual exclusively for the purpose of aiding and strengthening nonprofit institutions or foundations engaged primarily in education or research, by issuing insurance and annuity contracts only to or for the benefit of such institutions and to individuals engaged in the service of such institutions, it shall be exempt from the payment of premium and annuity taxes provided for by sections fourteen, fourteen-a and fifteen, article three, and any other pertinent premium tax sections, of chapter thirty-three of this code, as amended as to all annuity or insurance contracts made with educational institutions located within, or relative to subjects of insurance resident in, West Virginia.

WVC 18 - 11 - 6 §18-11-6. Military training; federal aid.
The board of governors shall maintain and continue its United States army reserve officers training corps and United States air force reserve officers training corps programs for male students of suitable age in the university. Students enrolling in either of these programs shall serve for the time and according to such regulations as the board shall prescribe, and shall be entitled to such special privileges and immunities as the board may determine. The board of governors shall have authority to accept appropriations, materials, and other benefits from the federal government on account of any federal law providing for aid to the West Virginia University for giving instruction in military science, and to cooperate as far as practicable with the federal government for such purposes.

WVC 18 - 11 - 6 A §18-11-6a. State aid for students of veterinary medicine.

The board of governors is hereby authorized to enter into a contract with an educational institution or institutions outside the state that offer training in veterinary medicine, by the terms of which the board of governors may obligate itself to pay to such institution within the limits of any appropriation made for the purpose, a stated amount per year for each West Virginia student the institution will agree to accept for training in veterinary medicine.

The board of governors shall each year send to any institution with which such contract is made a certified list of all persons, applying to the board for training in veterinary medicine, who have been residents of this state for at least five years prior to the filing of their applications, and who have completed either within or without the state the course of study required by such institution as a prerequisite to the study of veterinary medicine.

WVC 18 - 11 - 7 §18-11-7. Agricultural experiment station.
The West Virginia agricultural experiment station, heretofore established as a department in the West Virginia University, shall be continued, and shall be managed and controlled as other departments and divisions of the university.

WVC 18 - 11 - 8 §18-11-8. Creation of cooperative extension service; construction of code references to agricultural extension division.
In order to promote the advancement of agriculture, home economics and forestry within the state, and in order to promote general economic development and the improvement of cultural and social life among the people of the several communities, counties and areas of the state, the agricultural extension division heretofore created and established at West Virginia University shall be continued and shall hereafter be known as the "cooperative extension service." Activities of the cooperative extension service shall be conducted under such rules, regulations and methods as may be approved by the board of governors. Such activities may include: (1) Organize and extend assistance to youth and adult groups which have for their objective the development of human and natural resources, (2) prepare and distribute educational materials for the advancement of knowledge, particularly in agriculture, forestry, home economics and area and community development, and (3) in cooperation with school officials and the United States department of agriculture, conduct programs in group planning and action to assist community, county, regional and state groups in the attainment of the above objectives under the direction of local and volunteer leadership.

Within the limits of funds available for the purpose from federal, state or other sources, the board of governors shall employ such county extension agents and other extension personnel as may be needed to accomplish the purposes outlined in this section. All extension workers employed under the provisions of this section, or as provided in article eight, chapter nineteen of this code, shall be supervised and trained by the cooperative extension service to promote and advance the economic, cultural and social interests of the people in the respective areas to which they are assigned.

All provisions of this code in reference to the agricultural extension division, to county agricultural agents, to county home demonstration agents, and to other agricultural extension workers shall hereafter be construed to refer to the cooperative extension service and to the extension workers provided for in this section.

WVC 18 - 11 - 8 A §18-11-8a. Advisory committee on farm and home safety.

The board of governors of West Virginia University is hereby authorized to appoint an advisory committee on farm and home safety, to be composed of seven members, representing various groups and agencies interested in the promotion of farm and home safety. It shall be the duty of the committee to advise and cooperate with the cooperative extension service in the conduct and promotion of such a program.

The cooperative extension service shall have authority to accept funds from any public or private agencies to be expended by it for the purposes of this section.

WVC 18 - 11 - 9 §18-11-9. Mining experiment station.
The mining experiment station (or bureau of mine research) heretofore established in the college of engineering at West Virginia University shall be continued. It shall conduct investigations and make tests to better safeguard the lives of miners and to bring about greater efficiency and conservation in the mining and mineral industries, shall make such tests and investigations as may be required by the department of mines in the prosecution of its work, shall conduct such experiments and tests as may promote the development of the mineral industries of the state, and shall cooperate with the department of mines in the investigation of the cause of mine disasters and common mine accidents. The work of the mining experiment station shall be conducted under such rules, regulations and methods as may be prescribed by the board of governors and approved by the department of mines.

WVC 18-11-9A §18-11-9a. Coal and energy research bureau.
The coal and energy research bureau, heretofore established at West Virginia university shall be abolished and a new coal and energy research bureau is hereby created. Subject to such rules as may be prescribed by the university of West Virginia board of trustees and West Virginia university, the bureau shall conduct investigations and research into the development of new, safer and more economical ways to mine, transport and use coal, consider environmental problems created through the use and production of coal, develop new uses and markets for coal, other energy fuels and allied minerals, develop new methods of combustion of coal and new uses of coal in the chemical industry, develop greater efficiency and conservation in the mining and mineral industries, and make such tests and investigations as may be required by the office of miner's health, safety and training in the prosecution of its work. The bureau shall conduct such experiments, tests and activities as will promote the development of the mineral industries in the state, and shall cooperate with the office of miner's health, safety and training and other state and federal agencies dealing with issues related to coal and its uses, in the investigation of the causes of mine disasters and common mine accidents. It shall also initiate and carry on a program of research designed to discover and develop new uses and new processes for the utilization of West Virginia coal and other mineral resources.

The costs of financing the research program shall be paid from any funds appropriated by the Legislature for the bureau, from any grants or gifts received by the university or the bureau, and from any income received for research carried on under contract with any federal or state agency, or with any private corporation, association or individual. Within the limits of available funds, research activities may be conducted by the bureau, or under contract with some other research group, corporation or individual.

In order to avoid wasteful duplication, the research program shall be carried on in close cooperation with the federal departments of energy and the interior, the federal environmental protection agency, the federal energy technology center, the national institute for occupational safety and health, and other appropriate federal agencies, research organizations and establishments, the West Virginia geological and economic survey, the West Virginia development office, the West Virginia division of environmental protection, and other appropriate state agencies, research organizations and establishments and industry and academic institutions. The university shall from time to time, but at least annually, publish and distribute to the governor, the Legislature, and to interested persons and agencies reports of the bureau's activities, findings and recommendations.

The "advisory committee on coal and energy research," heretofore existing, is abolished. The bureau shall advise and counsel with West Virginia university concerning the programs of the coal and energy research bureau and make recommendations to the university of West Virginia board of trustees, the governor and the Legislature concerning the support of the programs of the coal and energy research bureau.

The bureau shall consist of nine appointed members. The chairperson of the bureau shall be the chairperson of the department of mining engineering in the college of engineering and mineral resources at West Virginia university. The remaining members of the bureau shall include the director of the national research center for coal and energy; the director of the national mine land reclamation center; the president of West Virginia university or his or her designee; one member representing union labor and one member representing the coal industry, each to be appointed jointly by the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Delegates; one member appointed by the president of the Senate; one member appointed by the speaker of the House of Delegates; and one member appointed by the governor. For the purpose of the original appointments, the member appointed by the president of the Senate shall serve for a term of one year and until his or her successor has been appointed and qualified, the member appointed by the speaker of the House of Delegates shall serve for a term of two years and until his or her successor has been appointed and qualified, and the member appointed by the governor shall serve for a term of three years and until his or her successor has been appointed and qualified. Except for the original appointments, those members who are appointees shall serve for a term of three years and until such members' respective successors have been appointed and qualified. Members may be reappointed for any number of terms. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term by the official who appointed such member for the term vacated. To these members may be added specialists as deemed desirable and appropriate by a majority vote of the bureau.

WVC 18 - 11 - 10 §18-11-10. Extension and off-campus work of university; disposition of fees charged for graduate level extension and off-campus courses.
The board of governors is hereby authorized and empowered to organize and conduct, through the organization of the different colleges, schools and departments of the university, extension work and off-campus work in the form of schools, classes, lectures, and other forms of instruction, throughout the state.

Enrollment, tuition and other fees collected from students enrolled in graduate level extension, and graduate level off- campus, courses for credit taught off the campus of the university, excluding educational television courses, shall be paid into a special fund and be used for the purpose of partially or fully covering the costs related to the development and teaching of such graduate level courses: Provided, That no portion of such fees committed to the retirement of any revenue bonds heretofore issued pursuant to the provisions of articles eleven-a and eleven-b of this chapter shall be paid into such special fund for so long as any such bonds remain outstanding and unpaid.

WVC 18 - 11 - 10 A §18-11-10a. Establishment and operation of graduate centers.

The board of governors is hereby authorized and empowered to continue the operation and maintenance of any graduate centers it has heretofore established, either by itself or in cooperation with other universities or colleges, and to establish, maintain and operate such other graduate centers either by itself or in cooperation with other universities or colleges, at such place or places within the state as it may deem advisable.

No funds shall be expended by the board for the operation or maintenance of, or capital improvements for, any such graduate center, whether established or continued hereunder, except funds provided by student fees, federal grants, state agencies other than the board, county boards of education, other local governmental bodies, corporations or persons, and funds appropriated by the Legislature expressly for such purpose or purposes. Except for the use of funds provided by student fees, federal grants or those appropriated by the Legislature expressly for such purposes, the burden of providing satisfactory and acceptable capital improvements for such centers shall be upon such state agencies, local governmental bodies, corporations or persons, and the board may enter into memoranda of agreements with such state agencies, local governmental bodies, corporations or persons for the use of plant facilities and/or grants or contributions toward the cost of the acquisition or construction of such facilities. Such state agencies and local governmental bodies may convey capital improvements, or lease the same without monetary consideration, to the board for use as a graduate center, and the board may accept such facilities, the use or lease thereof, or such grants or contributions, for such purpose from such governmental bodies, the federal government or any corporation or person.

The board may fix enrollment, tuition and other fees to be charged students enrolling in such graduate centers, and retain the same in a special fund for the partial or full support of the center at which they were collected, including the making of capital improvements. The board may also charge any one or more of the following fees at such centers: (1) Health service fees; (2) infirmary fees; and (3) student activities, recreational, athletic and extracurricular fees. All fees collected under (1), (2) and (3) shall be paid into special funds and shall be used solely for the purpose for which collected.

WVC 18 - 11 - 10 B §18-11-10b.

Repealed.

Acts, 1973 Reg. Sess., Ch. 125.

WVC 18 - 11 - 11 §18-11-11. Four-H camps.
The "4-H" camp institute and state exhibit of boys' and girls' club work, heretofore established at Jackson's Mill, in Lewis county, shall be continued for the purpose of teaching boys and girls the "4-H" standards of living and to inspire them to lift themselves toward these standards, and to discover and train boys and girls for leadership and for the purpose of teaching standards of excellence in agriculture and home economics. It shall be the duty of the state commissioner of public institutions to secure a site for the aforesaid camp institute and state show, and to erect the necessary buildings, and provide necessary and suitable equipment. It shall be the duty of the state commissioner of public institutions, when such grounds and buildings are provided and equipped, as above stated, to turn them over to the college of agriculture of West Virginia University to be operated by the extension division in carrying out the purposes and intents herein set forth. When not in use by the extension division, and under their regulations, this equipment may be rented to other organizations for convention use. Any money derived from such rent shall be turned over to the state commissioner of public institutions. Any appropriations hereafter made to carry out the provisions and purposes of this section shall be expended through the state commissioner of public institutions.

The regional "4-H" camp, heretofore established at Pinecrest, in Raleigh county, shall also be continued for the purpose of stimulating interest in, and teaching methods of attaining higher standards of living and better modes of life in mining and other industrial communities, and be operated by the extension division of the West Virginia University, as hereinbefore provided in this section.

The county court of any county may appropriate money from the county fund to erect a county building on such "4-H" camp property at Jackson's Mill, and at Pinecrest, or either of them.

WVC 18 - 11 - 12 §18-11-12.

Repealed.

Acts, 1983 Reg. Sess., Ch. 10.

WVC 18 - 11 - 13 §18-11-13.

Repealed.

Acts 1983, Reg. Sess.,c. 10.

WVC 18 - 11 - 14 §18-11-14.

Repealed.

Acts 1983, Reg. Sess., c. 10.

WVC 18 - 11 - 15 §18-11-15.

Repealed.

Acts 1983, Reg. Sess., c. 10.

WVC 18 - 11 - 16 §18-11-16.

Repealed.

Acts 1983, Reg. Sess., c. 10.

WVC 18 - 11 - 17 §18-11-17.

Repealed.

Acts 1983, Reg. Sess., c. 10.

WVC 18 - 11 - 18 §18-11-18.

Repealed.

Acts 1983, Reg. Sess., c. 10.

WVC 18 - 11 - 19 §18-11-19. Authority to construct and lease dormitories; financing thereof.
The state commissioner of public institutions is hereby authorized and empowered to construct and maintain dormitories for the use of students at the West Virginia University, and for such purpose the board is further authorized and empowered to lease to a nonprofit sharing corporation so much of the land owned by the state, and used by the West Virginia University, as may be necessary, for a term not to exceed thirty years, upon condition that such corporation shall construct such dormitories thereon, and, when constructed, shall sublease such dormitories to the commissioner of public institutions, with a provision therein that, from time to time, the rents from such dormitories shall be applied to (a) maintenance, (b) interest, and (c) the principal of the cost of the construction thereof, and when the cost thereof is fully paid, such dormitories shall revert to and become the property of the state free from any claim of said corporation.

WVC 18 - 11 - 20 §18-11-20. Salaries of president, athletic director and football coaches.
The board of governors of the West Virginia University shall fix the salaries of the president of the university, athletic director, head football coach and all assistant football coaches at said university.

WVC 18 - 11 - 21 §18-11-21. Deposit of official books, etc., with division of documents; certified copies as evidence.
Any state, county or other official, except the state historian and archivist, who is the lawful custodian thereof may turn over to the division of documents, West Virginia University, with its consent, as custodian, for permanent preservation and record any official books, records, documents, original papers, or files, or any printed books, records, documents, or reports, not in current use in his office. The division of documents, West Virginia University, is authorized to act as custodian and to receive gifts of historical material from any person or institution.

The division of documents, West Virginia University, shall give a written receipt to any official from whom property is received and shall record in an annual report to the board of governors a complete list of all property received.

After request of any person entitled thereto, the division of documents shall furnish a certified copy of any record, document, or paper in its possession, upon the payment by the applicant of the cost of transcription. Such copy shall be certified by the head of the division of documents before a notary public, and when so certified shall be entitled to the same weight as evidence as though certified by the official by whom such record, document, or paper was deposited with the division of documents.

WVC 18 - 11 - 22 §18-11-22. Four-year medical course.
The board of governors is authorized to establish a four- year medical course for students of the university, such course to be conducted in accordance with rules and regulations made by the president and the faculty of the college of medicine, and approved by the board as provided in this article. The entire course may be given at the university, or it may be given in part at other universities and medical colleges outside the state.

The board is authorized to enter into any agreements which may be necessary to enable the university to award degrees in medicine in conjunction with such other universities and medical colleges, and to that end may direct the expenditure outside the state of any university funds available to the college of medicine.

No student shall be eligible to take the courses which may be established under the provisions of this section unless he (1) has been a bona fide resident of this state at least five years, (2) has completed the medical course provided at the university, and (3) has been chosen for the purpose by the president and faculty of the college of medicine at the university.

WVC 18 - 11 - 23 §18-11-23. Contractual research revolving fund.
For the purpose of promoting and financing scientific and other research at West Virginia University, the contractual research revolving fund heretofore created as a special fund in the state treasury shall be continued. The fund shall be administered by the board of governors as follows:

(1) The moneys in the fund shall be used first for advances necessary to finance scientific research under contracts made with agencies of the federal government, with state agencies such as the state road commission, the state department of health, the state natural resources commission, the state department of mines, the state department of agriculture, or any other state agency authorized to enter into contracts for such research, or with any private corporation, trust or individual. Whenever the board has entered into any such contract, it may authorize expenditure from the fund of such sums as may be needed for performance of the contract. In order to reimburse the fund for such advances, all payments received under any such contract shall be redeposited in the fund. The unexpended balance in the fund, together with total reimbursable items payable to the fund under the provisions of this subsection shall never be less than one hundred thousand dollars.

(2) Whenever the amount remaining in the revolving fund, together with the reimbursable items specified in the preceding subsection, shall exceed one hundred thousand dollars, such excess may be used by the board to finance scientific or other research conducted by the university, whether under contract or otherwise.

(3) In the financing of contract or other research, expenditures may be made from the fund for the payment of all expenses needed in the conduct of the research, including the payment of salaries, reimbursement for necessary travel and other expenses, the purchase, rental or repair of equipment, and the purchase of supplies.

(4) Any money in the fund not immediately needed for the conduct of research may be temporarily invested by the board.

WVC 18 - 11 - 24 §18-11-24. Promotion and financing of scientific research; authority to contract for patents; special research fund.
In order to promote technical scientific investigation, research, experimentation and education, and to encourage the development of patentable inventions by members of the faculty, associates and employees of the university, the board of governors is hereby authorized to contract with any research foundation, firm, individual or agency for the procurement of patents on such inventions. The compensation of the research foundation, firm, individual or agency shall be limited to a share of the income from such patents, and the contract shall provide for the payment of part of the income to the university and part to the member of the faculty, associate or employee who developed the invention.

All moneys received by the university under any such contract shall be paid into a special research fund, which is hereby created in the state treasury, and shall be expended only for the furtherance of a university program of general scientific research, through payments for personal services, for the purchase of equipment and supplies, and for other expenses necessarily incident to such a program.

WVC 18 - 11 - 25 §18-11-25. Financing of parking facilities or areas.
In addition to the provisions of section twenty-six, article twenty-six, chapter eighteen of this code, the board of regents may from time to time issue revenue bonds of the state as provided in this section to finance the construction of additional parking facilities or the acquisition by lease or purchase of additional parking areas and pledge all or any part of the moneys in such special funds for the payment of the principal of and interest on such revenue bonds, and for reserves therefor. Whenever parking facilities are provided in any university building financed in whole or in part by the issue of revenue bonds otherwise authorized by law, the net revenue derived from the parking facilities included in such building may be used or pledged to meet the sinking fund requirements of the bonds issued for construction of the buildings. The pledge of moneys in such special fund for any revenue bonds shall be a prior and superior charge on such special fund over the use of any of the moneys in such fund to pay for the cost of any of such purposes on a cash basis.

Such revenue bonds may be authorized and issued from time to time by the board of regents to finance in whole or in part the purposes provided in this section in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding the amount which the board shall determine can be paid as to both principal and interest and reasonable margins for a reserve therefor from the moneys in such special fund.

The issuance of such bonds shall be authorized by a resolution adopted by the board, and such revenue bonds shall bear such date or dates; mature at such times not exceeding forty years from their respective dates; bear interest at such rate or rates, not exceeding twelve per centum per annum; be in such form either coupon or registered, with such exchangeability and interchangeability privileges; be payable in such medium of payment and at such place or places, within or without the state; be subject to such terms of prior redemption at such prices not exceeding one hundred six per centum of the principal amount thereof; and shall have such other terms and provisions as the board shall determine. Such revenue bonds shall be signed by the governor and by the president of the board of regents, under the great seal of the state, attested by the secretary of state, and the coupons, if any, attached thereto shall bear the facsimile signature of the president of the board. Such revenue bonds shall be sold in such manner as the board may determine to be for the best interests of the state, such sale to be made at a price not lower than a price which will show a net return of not more than thirteen per centum per annum to the purchaser upon the amount paid therefor computed to the stated maturity dates of such revenue bonds without regard to any right of prior redemption.

The board may enter into trust agreements with banks or trust companies, within or without the state, and in such trust agreements or the resolutions authorizing the issuance of such bonds may enter into valid and legally binding covenants with the holders of such revenue bonds as to the custody, safeguarding and disposition of the proceeds of such revenue bonds, the moneys in such special fund, sinking funds, reserve funds, or any other moneys or funds; as to the rank and priority, if any, of different issues of revenue bonds under the provisions of this section; and as to any other matters or provisions which are deemed necessary and advisable by the board in the best interests of the state and to enhance the marketability of such revenue bonds.

Such revenue bonds shall be and constitute negotiable instruments under the law merchant and the negotiable instruments law of the state; shall, together with the interest thereon, be exempt from all taxation by the state of West Virginia, or by any county, school district, municipality or political subdivision thereof; and such revenue bonds shall not be deemed to be obligations or debts of the state, and the credit or taxing powerof the state shall not be pledged therefor, but such revenue bonds shall be payable only from the revenue pledged therefor as provided in this section.

WVC 18 - 11 - 26 §18-11-26.

Repealed.

Acts, 1984 Reg. Sess., Ch. 65.

WVC 18 - 11 - 27 §18-11-27.

Repealed.

Acts, 1984 Reg. Sess., Ch. 65.

WVC 18 - 11 - 28 §18-11-28.

Repealed.

Acts, 1984 Reg. Sess., Ch. 65.

WVC 18 - 11 - 29 §18-11-29.

Repealed.

Acts, 1984 Reg. Sess., Ch. 65.

WVC 18 - 11 - 30 §18-11-30.

Repealed.

Acts, 1984 Reg. Sess., Ch. 65.

WVC 18 - 11 - 31 §18-11-31.

Repealed.

Acts, 1987 Reg. Sess., Ch. 65.

WVC 18 - 11 - 32 §18-11-32.

Repealed.

Acts, 1984 Reg. Sess., Ch. 65.

WVC 18 - 11 - 33 §18-11-33.

Repealed.

Acts, 1984 Reg. Sess., Ch. 65.

WVC 18 - 11 - 34 §18-11-34.

Repealed.

Acts, 1984 Reg. Sess., Ch. 65.

WVC 18 - 11 - 35 §18-11-35.

Repealed.

Acts, 1984 Reg. Sess., Ch. 65.

WVC 18 - 11 - 36 §18-11-36.

Repealed.

Acts, 1984 Reg. Sess., Ch. 65.

WVC 18 - 11 - 37 §18-11-37.

Repealed.

Acts, 1984 Reg. Sess., Ch. 65.

WVC 18 - 11 - 38 §18-11-38.

Repealed.

Acts, 1984 Reg. Sess., Ch. 65.

WVC 18 - 11 - 39 §18-11-39.

Repealed.

Acts, 1984 Reg. Sess., Ch. 65.

WVC 18 - 11 - 40 §18-11-40.

Repealed.

Acts, 1984 Reg. Sess., Ch. 65.

WVC 18 - 11 - 41 §18-11-41.

Repealed.

Acts, 1984 Reg. Sess., Ch. 65.

WVC 18 - 11 - 42 §18-11-42.

Repealed.

Acts, 1984 Reg. Sess., Ch. 65.

WVC 18 - 11 - 43 §18-11-43.

Repealed.

Acts, 1984 Reg. Sess., Ch. 65.

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