§33-2-1. Office continued; appointment, qualifications and term.
There is hereby continued in effect the state agency
heretofore created and known as the "insurance commissioner of
West Virginia" which agency shall consist of an insurance
commissioner and such employees as may be authorized by law. The
term of the present commissioner shall continue until July first,
one thousand nine hundred fifty-nine. All appointments to said
office made thereafter shall be for a period of six years, except
that in case of a vacancy the appointment shall be made to fill
the unexpired term. The commissioner shall be a citizen and
resident of this state and shall be appointed by the governor, by
and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Before taking the
oath of office the commissioner shall sever all connections
either direct or indirect with any and all insurers subject to
his supervision and with any person representing any such
insurer, except as a policyholder or claimant.