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Chapter 29  |  Article 29 - 8  |  Section 2

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
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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

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 - 8 - ARTICLE 8. BLENNERHASSETT ISLAND HISTORICAL STATE PARK COMMISSION.

WVC 29 - 8 - 1 §29-8-1. Legislative findings.

The Legislature hereby finds and declares that:

(1) Blennerhassett Island, situate in the Ohio River near the city of Parkersburg, is a significant historical, natural and archaeological resource of importance to this state and the nation;

(2) A well-planned and executed program for the development of educational, cultural and recreational attractions related to events known and believed to have occurred on and near scenic Blennerhassett Island will be of great benefit to all the people of this state and constitutes a most worthy public undertaking; and

(3) The primary responsibility for the planning and execution of such a program rests upon the state of West Virginia, while the secondary responsibility for development rests upon private and other public resources.

WVC 29 - 8 - 2 §29-8-2. Blennerhassett Island historical state park commission established; members; terms; meeting; quorum; compensation; expenses.
(a) There is within the Division of Natural Resources the Blennerhassett Island historical state park commission. All assets, real and personal property, debts, liabilities, duties, powers and authority are the property of the division of natural resources. The Blennerhassett Island historical state park commission is maintained as an advisory commission as hereinafter provided. The commission is composed of ten members who must be citizens and residents of this state, appointed by the Governor for terms of four years, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate: Provided, That the terms of all members previously appointed to the Blennerhassett Island historical state park commission prior to any amendment and reenactment of this section shall continue for the periods originally specified and no member serving as of the effective date of the amendment and reenactment need be reappointed.

(b) Each member must be qualified to carry out the functions of the commission under this article by reason of his or her special interest, training, education or experience.

No person may be eligible to appointment as a member who is an officer or member of any political party executive committee; or the holder of any other public office or public employment under the United States government or the government of this state or a political subdivision of this state. Not more than six members may belong to the same political party.

(c) The commission shall elect a chairman from among its members on the second Monday in September of each year.

(d) All members are eligible for reappointment once by the Governor. A member shall, unless sooner removed, continue to serve until his or her term expires and his or her successor has been appointed and has qualified. A vacancy caused by the death, resignation or removal of a member prior to the expiration of his or her term shall be filled only for the remainder of term.

(e) For the purpose of carrying out its powers, duties and responsibilities under this article, six members of the commission constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Each member is entitled to one vote. The commission shall meet at a time and place designated by the chairman at least four times each fiscal year. Additional meetings may be held when called by the chairman or when requested by five members of the commission or by the Governor. All meetings shall comply with the provisions of article nine-a, chapter six of this code. Each member shall be reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses actually incurred in the performance of his or her duties under this article.

(f) The commission shall advise the Division of Natural Resources in all matters relating to the development, establishment and maintenance of the Blennerhassett Island historical state park.

(g) All employee positions in the former Blennerhassett Island historical state park commission transferred to the Division of Commerce by a previous amendment and reenactment of this section are continued in the classified service of the civil service system pursuant to article six of this chapter. Any person included in the classified service by the provisions of this section who is employed in any of these positions as of the effective date of any amendment and reenactment of this section shall not be required to take and pass qualifying or competitive examinations upon or as a condition to being added to the classified service: Provided, That no person included in the classified service by the provisions of this section who is employed in any of these positions as of the effective date of any amendment and reenactment of this section, be thereafter severed, removed or terminated from such employment prior to his or her entry into the classified service except for cause as if the person had been in the classified service when severed, removed or terminated.

(h) Notwithstanding any provision of this code to the contrary, the Division of Natural Resources is vested with exclusive regulatory authority over watercraft transport of visitors to the Blennerhassett Island portion of the Blennerhassett Island historical state park and the watercraft transport of these visitors is not subject to the provisions of article eighteen, chapter seventeen of this code.

(i) Notwithstanding the provisions of section fifty-eight, article two, chapter twenty of this code, the Natural Resources Commission shall promulgate rules pursuant to the provisions of section seventeen, article one, chapter twenty and section three, article one, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to permit and regulate the hunting of white-tailed deer at Blennerhassett Island historical state park.

WVC 29 - 8 - 3 §29-8-3. General powers of division of commerce with respect to the Blennerhassett Island historical state park.

The administrator of the division of commerce, with respect to developing and maintaining Blennerhassett Island historical state park, may exercise all powers and duties granted to him and his predecessor in respect to the development and operation of other state parks, and in addition, is specifically authorized to:

(1) Establish and maintain an office in the county of Wood;

(2) Exercise his powers in the state of Ohio to the extent permitted by the laws of the state of Ohio;

(3) Enter into any agreement with the state of Ohio or any person, firm or corporation therein for the provision of electricity, water, sewer and such similar services to Blennerhassett Island as are necessary;

(4) Own or operate, or both, individually or in conjunction with any other public agency or any private person, firm or corporation, such facilities and equipment as he considers necessary or convenient for the implementation of his duties under this article. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, such facilities and equipment may include boats, docks, an amphitheatre, parking facilities, the reconstructed Blennerhassett mansion and other buildings; and

(5) Promulgate rules and regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, to implement and make effective the powers and duties vested in him by the provisions of this article and take such other steps as may, in his discretion, be necessary or expedient for the proper and effective development of Blennerhassett Island and related locations in the county of Wood into a major educational, cultural and recreational attraction.

WVC 29 - 8 - 4 §29-8-4. Duties of division of commerce with respect to the development of Blennerhassett Island.

Within the limit of funds available from this state, the United States and any other source, whether public or private, the administrator shall:

(1) Plan and execute a program for the development of educational, cultural and recreational attractions related to events known or believed to have occurred on and near Blennerhassett Island; and

(2) Plan and execute a program for the development of Blennerhassett island and related locations in the county of Wood so as to preserve and enhance the island and related locations as a significant historical, natural and archaeological resource of importance to this state and the nation.

In carrying out his duties under subdivisions (1) and (2) of this section, he shall, as near as practicable, adhere to the recommendations and plans for development contained in the documents prepared for the Blennerhassett historical commission, submitted to the Blennerhassett historical park commission on the eighteenth day of February, one thousand nine hundred seventy-five, and titled as follows: (a) Summary report for the development of Blennerhassett Island, (b) physical master plan, (c) interpretive master plan, (d) environmental impact and (e) market and economic impact.

WVC 29 - 8 - 5 §29-8-5. Cooperation of state agencies and local government with Blennerhassett historical state park commission and division of commerce; powers of local government with respect to development.

(a) All other state and local governmental personnel and agencies shall cooperate to the fullest possible extent with the commission and the division to accomplish the proper and effective development of Blennerhassett Island and related locations in the county of Wood into a major educational, cultural and recreational attraction.

(b) The county of Wood, the city of Parkersburg, any other municipality in the county and any board, commission, authority, agency or other office created under authority thereof may, in its discretion, engage in any activity or undertaking designed to assist the commission and the division in the proper and effective development of Blennerhassett Island and related locations in the county of Wood into a major educational, cultural and recreational attraction.

WVC 29 - 8 - 6 §29-8-6.

Repealed.

Acts, 1989 Reg. Sess., Ch. 20.

WVC 29 - 8 - 7 §29-8-7.

Repealed.

Acts, 1989 Reg. Sess., Ch. 20.

WVC 29 - 8 - 8 §29-8-8.

Repealed.

Acts, 1989 Reg. Sess., Ch. 20.

WVC 29 - 8 - 9 §29-8-9.

Repealed.

Acts, 1989 Reg. Sess., Ch. 20.

WVC 29 - 8 - 10 §29-8-10.

Repealed.

Acts, 1989 Reg. Sess., Ch. 20.

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