§10-1-12. State library commission.
There shall be a state library commission, known as the "West
Virginia library commission", which shall consist of five members
who shall be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and
consent of the Senate, each for a term of four years. Thereafter,
on the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-five,
four additional members shall be appointed: Provided, That for the
four new members added to the commission in the year one thousand
nine hundred ninety-five, one shall serve an initial term of four
years and three shall serve an initial term of two years. No more
than three members may reside in the same congressional district.
At least four members of the commission shall be women and at least
four members shall be men. No member of the commission shall
receive compensation for services rendered, nor be engaged or
interested in the publishing business.
The members of the commission in office on the date this code
takes effect shall, unless sooner removed, continue to serve until
their respective terms expire and their successors have been
appointed and have qualified. On or before the expiration of the
terms for which said members are appointed, the governor shall
appoint their successors.