§31-20-8. Jail facilities standards commission; appointment;
compensation; vacancies; quorum.
(a) A jail facilities standards commission of twelve members
is hereby created. The superintendent of the state police or his
or her designee shall serve as chairperson of the commission and is
eligible to vote on matters before the commission. The governor
shall appoint two county sheriffs, to be chosen from a list of
three names provided by the president of the West Virginia
sheriffs' association, three county commissioners, to be chosen
from a list of five names provided by the president of the West
Virginia county commissioners' association, and one chief of
police, to be chosen from a list of three names provided by the
president of the West Virginia police chiefs' association. Each of
the appointed members shall serve for a term of three years, is
eligible for reappointment and may vote on matters before the
commission. The executive director of the regional jail and
correctional facility authority, the commissioner of the division
of corrections, the commissioner of the bureau of public health,
the state fire marshal, and the superintendent of schools or their
designees shall be members ex officio in an advisory capacity.
(b) Members of the commission shall serve without
compensation, but may be reimbursed by the regional jail and
correctional facility authority for reasonable and necessary
expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The regional
jail and correctional facility authority shall provide the commission with secretarial and other necessary services.
(c) A vacancy among the appointed members of the commission
shall be filled, within thirty days, in the same manner as the
original appointment. A quorum consists of four of the seven
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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