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Chapter 29  |  Article 29 - 20  |  Section 6

1 - DIVISION OF CULTURE AND HISTORY

1A - COMMISSION ON UNIFORM STATE LA

1B - COMMISSION ON INTERSTATE COOPE

1C - INTERSTATE COMMISSION ON THE P

1D - OHIO RIVER VALLEY WATER SANITA

1E - SOUTHERN STATES ENERGY COMPACT

1F - WHEELING CREEK WATERSHED PROTE

1G - INTERSTATE COMPACT ON AIR POLL

1H - APPALACHIAN STATES LOW-LEVEL R

1I - VOLUNTARY VETERANS MEMORIAL CH

1J - JENNINGS RANDOLPH LAKE PROJECT

2 - GEODETIC AND GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

2A - STATE AERONAUTICS COMMISSION

2B - WEATHER MODIFICATION

3 - FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL ACT

3A - AUTHORITY OF LOCAL FIRE DEPART

3B - SUPERVISION OF ELECTRICIANS

3C - CERTIFICATION OF ELECTRICAL IN

3D - SUPERVISION OF FIRE PROTECTION

4 - NOTARIES PUBLIC AND COMMISSIONE

4A - DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE

5 - BUREAU OF NEGRO WELFARE AND STA

5A - STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION

6 - CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM

6A - GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE FOR STATE

7 - POET LAUREATE

8 - BLENNERHASSETT ISLAND HISTORICA

9 - INDUSTRIAL AND PUBLICITY COMMIS

10 - STATE PLANNING BOARD

11 - SURPLUS PROPERTY AGENCY

12 - STATE INSURANCE

12A - GOVERNMENTAL TORT CLAIMS AND

12B - WEST VIRGINIA HEALTH CARE PR

12C - PATIENT INJURY COMPENSATION

12D - WEST VIRGINIA PATIENT INJURY

13 - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

14 - STATE COMMISSION ON AGING

15 - STATE COMMISSION ON MENTAL RE

16 - DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL

17 - THE WEST VIRGINIA ARTS AND HU

18 - WEST VIRGINIA STATE RAIL AUTH

19 - SOLICITATION OF CHARITABLE FU

20 - WOMEN'S COMMISSION
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21 - PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES

22 - STATE LOTTERY ACT

22A - RACETRACK VIDEO LOTTERY

22B - LIMITED VIDEO LOTTERY

22C - WEST VIRGINIA LOTTERY RACETR

23 - WEST VIRGINIA BOUNDARY COMMIS

24 - TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

25 - AUTHORIZED GAMING FACILITY

26 - WEST VIRGINIA COURTHOUSE FACI

27 - NATIONAL COAL HERITAGE AREA A

28 - COAL HERITAGE HIGHWAY AUTHORI

29 - VOLUNTEER FOR NONPROFIT YOUTH

WVC 29- CHAPTER 29. MISCELLANEOUS BOARDS AND OFFICERS.
WVC 29 - 20 - ARTICLE 20. WOMEN'S COMMISSION.

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.

WVC 29 - 20 - 2 §29-20-2. Powers and duties of commission.

It is the duty of the commission:

(a) To review and study the status of women in this state;

(b) To recommend methods of overcoming discrimination against women in public and private employment and in the exercise of their civil and political rights;

(c) To promote more effective methods for enabling women to develop their skills, to continue their education and to be retrained;

(d) To strengthen home life by directing attention to critical problems confronting women as wives, mothers, homemakers and workers;

(e) To make surveys in the fields of, but not limited to, education, social services, labor laws and employment policies, law enforcement, health, new and expanded services of benefit to women, legal rights, family relations and volunteer services;

(f) To secure appropriate recognition of women's accomplishments and contributions to this state;

(g) To disseminate information for the purpose of educating the public as to the existence and functions of the commission and as to matters of general beneficial interest to women; and

(h) To advise, consult and cooperate with other offices of the department of health and human resources and other agencies of state government, and to receive assistance therefrom, in the development of activities and programs of beneficial interest to women and on matters relating generally to women.

WVC 29 - 20 - 3 §29-20-3. Commission administrative personnel.

The commission may, consistent with state personnel procedures and with the approval of the secretary of the department of health and human resources or his or her designee, appoint an executive director, who shall act as the chief administrative officer of the commission, in addition to such other duties as he or she may be assigned. The commission may also, consistent with state personnel procedures and with the approval of the secretary of the department of health and human resources or his or her designee, appoint such other personnel as may be deemed necessary to accomplish its objectives. All persons so employed shall be paid from funds received by the department of health and human resources or the commission under section four of this article.

WVC 29 - 20 - 4 §29-20-4. Power of commission to accept funds.

The commission, or the department of health and human resources on behalf of the commission, may accept gifts, grants and bequests of funds from individuals, foundations, corporations, the federal government, governmental agencies and other organizations or institutions; make and sign any agreements and do and perform any acts that may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this article.

WVC 29 - 20 - 5 §29-20-5. Rules and regulations.
The commission shall adopt rules and regulations concerning the operation of the commission, the functions and responsibilities of its officers and employees and such other matters as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of this article, subject to the applicable provisions of chapter twenty- nine-a of this code.

WVC 29 - 20 - 6 §29-20-6. Annual report.

The commission shall, with the approval of the secretary of the department of health and human resources or his or her designee, submit an annual report to the Legislature and the governor, including recommendations based on its studies.

WVC 29 - 20 - 7 §29-20-7.
Repealed.

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

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