H. B. 2697
(By Delegates Manchin, Lawrence, Cann, Morgan,
[Passed March 8, 2011; in effect ninety days from passage.]
D. Poling, Poore, Stephens and Varner)
AN ACT to amend and reenact §8-9-3 of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to updating the recordkeeping
requirements of municipalities.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §8-9-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be
amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 9. PROCEEDINGS OF GOVERNING BODIES.
§8-9-3. Governing body to keep records; minutes of proceedings;
The governing body of a municipality shall keep an accurate
record of all of its proceedings, ordinances, orders, bylaws, acts,
resolutions and rules which shall be indexed and open to
At each meeting of the governing body, a journal of the
proceedings of the last meeting shall be read, and corrected, if
erroneous, and signed by the presiding officer: Provided,
reading of the journal of the proceedings of the last meeting may
be dispensed with by majority vote of the governing body if the members have received and examined a copy or synopsis of the
journal prior to the meeting at which the journal is signed. Any
member may request the yeas and nays be taken on any question and
recorded in the journal.