§1-5-2. Scope of article; public body defined.
The provisions of this article shall apply to the state of West Virginia, its agencies, departments, boards and commissions of whatever description, county courts or tribunals in lieu thereof, county boards of education, incorporated municipalities or any other political subdivisions.

For the purpose of this article, the term "public body" shall mean the state of West Virginia, or any agency, department, board or commission thereof of whatever description, or any county court or tribunal in lieu thereof, or any county board of education, or any incorporated municipality, or any other political subdivision.