§5-11-12. Local human relations commissions.
(a) The legislative body of a political subdivision may, by
ordinance or resolution, authorize the establishment or membership
in and support of a local human relations commission. The number
and qualifications of the members of any local commission and their
terms and method of appointment or removal shall be such as may be
determined and agreed upon by the legislative body, except that no
such member shall hold office in any political party.
(b) The legislative body of any political subdivision shall
have the authority to appropriate funds, in such amounts as may be
deemed necessary, for the purpose of contributing to the operation
of a local commission.
(c) The local commission shall have the power to appoint such
employees and staff, as it may deem necessary, to fulfill its
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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