§24E-1-9. Standard fees for maps, compilations or other works.
(a) The board is hereby authorized to propose rules for legislative approval, in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, to establish standard fees for copies or use of any maps, compilations or other works that may be created as a result of the statewide addressing and mapping intended to be accomplished by this article. Those rules must exempt from the payment of fees, however, any entity providing twenty-five percent or more of the funding to the statewide addressing and mapping fund created by section five of this article. Those rules also must exempt from the payment of the fees county commissions obtaining the maps, compilations or other works for use in its enhanced emergency telephone system established under article six, chapter twenty-four of this code. The board may propose other exemptions in such rules. The otherwise payable standard fees must be reasonable and must, to the extent possible, be based on cost. Until the termination of the board in accordance with section eleven of this article, any fees are to be payable to the board and the board shall deposit those fees in the West Virginia statewide addressing and mapping fund created by section five of this article. Emergency rules are specifically authorized for the purposes of this section.

(b) Prior to the distribution or use of any maps, compilations or other works created as a result of the statewide addressing and mapping intended to be accomplished by this article, the board shall propose rules for legislative approval, in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, establishing the conditions and requirements governing the distribution of those works, including provisions ensuring the effective distribution of those works to persons with a legitimate need to know, but respecting, where possible, any reasonable expectations of privacy of the information contained in those works, such as the names, addresses and locations of the citizens of the state. The rules proposed for this purpose must be consistent with the West Virginia freedom of information act, article one, chapter twenty-nine-b of this code. Emergency rules are specifically authorized for this purpose.