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WVC 5A- CHAPTER 5A. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION.
WVC -4- ARTICLE 4. GENERAL SERVICES DIVISION.

WVC 5A-4-1 §5A-4-1. General services division; director.
There is hereby created a new general services division of the department of administration for the purpose of having the care, custody and control of the capitol buildings. The division shall be under the supervision of a director.

WVC 5A-4-1a §5A-4-1a.
Repealed.

Acts, 1990 Reg. Sess., Ch. 2.

WVC 5 A- 4 - 2 §5A-4-2. Care, control and custody of capitol buildings and grounds.
(a) The director has the full responsibility for the care, control and custody of the capitol buildings and in this connection he or she shall:

(1) Furnish janitorial services, which are to be provided by employees of the Department of Administration for the main capitol building, including east and west wings, together with all the departments in the building, or connected with the building, regardless of the budget or budgets, departmental or otherwise, from which the janitorial services are paid, and shall furnish janitorial supplies, light, heat and ventilation for all the rooms and corridors of the buildings: Provided, That nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit contracts for janitorial services with sheltered workshops. The President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Delegates, or their respective designees, have charge of the halls and committee rooms of their respective houses and any other quarters at the State Capitol provided for the use of the Legislature or its staff and shall keep the areas properly cleaned, warmed and in good order and shall do and perform any other duties in relation to the areas as either house may require; (2) Landscape and take care of the lawns and gardens; and

(3) Direct the making of all minor repairs to and alterations of the capitol buildings and governor's mansion and the grounds of the buildings and mansion. Major repairs and alterations shall be made under the supervision of the director, subject to the direction of the secretary.

(b) The offices of the assistants and employees appointed to perform these duties shall be located where designated by the secretary, except that they shall not be located in any of the legislative chambers, offices, rooms or halls. Office hours shall be arranged so that emergency or telephone service is available at all times. The hours shall be arranged so that janitorial service shall not interfere with other employment during regular office hours. (c) There is created in the State Treasury a special revenue account to be named the "Capitol Dome and Capitol Improvements Fund". The fund shall consist of moneys received under section ten, article twenty-two-a, chapter twenty-nine of this code and funds from any other source. Moneys in the fund shall be expended for maintenance and repairs of the capitol dome and other capital improvements and repairs to state-owned buildings.

(d) There is hereby created in the State Treasury a special revenue fund to be known as the "Governor's Mansion Fund". The fund shall operate as a special revenue fund whereby all deposits and payments thereto do not expire to the General Revenue Fund, but shall remain in the fund and be available for expenditure in succeeding fiscal years. This Fund shall consist of moneys deposited in the fund pursuant to the provisions of section two-a, article eight, chapter three of this code as well as interest earned on investments made from moneys deposited in the fund. Moneys from this fund shall be expended by the director for enhancement of the governor's mansion subject to the direction of the secretary of administration and the discretion of the Governor: Provided, That any furniture, fixtures and equipment purchased with moneys from the Governor's Mansion Fund are property of the State of West Virginia.

WVC 5A-4-3 §5A-4-3. Security officers; appointment; oath; carrying weapons; powers and duties generally, etc.
In addition to the other powers given and assigned to the secretary in this chapter, he is hereby authorized to appoint bona fide residents of this state to act as security officers upon any premises owned or leased by the state of West Virginia and under the jurisdiction of the secretary, subject to the conditions and restrictions hereinafter imposed. Before entering upon the performance of his duties as such security officer, each person so appointed shall qualify therefor in the same manner as is required of county officers by taking and filing an oath of office as required by article one, chapter six of this code. No such person shall have authority to carry a gun or any other dangerous weapon until he shall have obtained a license therefor in the manner prescribed by section two, article seven, chapter sixty-one of this code.

It shall be the duty of any person so appointed and qualified to preserve law and order on any premises under the jurisdiction of the secretary to which he may be assigned by the secretary. For this purpose he shall as to offenses committed on such premises have and may exercise all the powers and authority and shall be subject to all the responsibilities of a deputy sheriff of the county. The assignment of security officers to any premises under the jurisdiction of the secretary shall not be deemed to supersede in any way the authority or duty of other peace officers to preserve law and order on such premises.

The secretary may at his pleasure revoke the authority of any such officer by filing a notice to that effect in the office of the clerk of each county in which his oath of office was filed, and in the case of officers licensed to carry a gun or other dangerous weapon, by notifying the clerk of the circuit court of the county in which the license therefor was granted.

WVC 5A-4-4 §5A-4-4. Unlawful to kill or molest animals, birds or fowls upon grounds of capitol; powers and duties of security officers; penalties.
In addition to the duties of persons appointed and qualified as security officers pursuant to section three, article four, chapter five-a of this code, to preserve law and order on any premises under the jurisdiction of the secretary to which he may be assigned by the secretary, such security officers shall have authority and it shall be the duty of such security officers to enforce the provisions of this section. This authority and duty of security officers shall not be deemed to supersede in any way the authority or duty of other peace officers to enforce the provisions of this section.

It shall be unlawful at any time to kill or molest in any manner, any animals, birds or fowls on the grounds of the capitol buildings or governor's mansion, except as may be deemed necessary by the secretary for the control or extermination of animals, birds or fowls deemed by him to be pests or a danger to the health and safety. Any person who kills or molests in any manner, or knowingly allows a dog or other animal owned by him to kill or molest in any manner any animals, birds or fowls on the grounds of the capitol buildings or governor's mansion shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars or, in the discretion of the court, be imprisoned in the county jail for not more than six months, or both such fine and imprisonment.

It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly allow a dog owned by him to be upon the grounds of the capitol buildings or governor's mansion unless such dog is under control by leash. Any person who knowingly allows a dog owned by him to be upon the grounds of the capitol buildings or governor's mansion while not under control by leash shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than twenty-five nor more than one hundred dollars.

It shall further be unlawful for any person to knowingly allow a dog or other animal owned by him or under his control to defecate upon the grounds of the capitol buildings or governor's mansion. In the event that a dog or other animal owned by or under the control of a person defecates upon the grounds of the capitol buildings or governor's mansion, the person shall remove such defecation. Any person who knowingly allows a dog or other animal owned by him or under his control to defecate upon the grounds of the capitol buildings or governor's mansion and who subsequently fails to remove said defecation, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than twenty- five nor more than one hundred dollars.

WVC 5 A- 4 - 5 §5A-4-5. Regulation of parking on state-owned or -leased property in Charleston; construction of parking garage for general public; penalties; jurisdiction; creation of funds.
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature to provide a parking facility for the general public and to direct the Secretary of the Department of Administration to plan and construct a parking garage at the State Capitol Complex that will provide sufficient and additional parking for the general public.

(b) The secretary may regulate the parking of motor vehicles in accordance with the provisions of this section with regard to the following state-owned property in the city of Charleston, Kanawha County:

(1) The east side of Greenbrier Street between Kanawha Boulevard and Washington Street, East;

(2) The west side of California Avenue between Kanawha Boulevard and Washington Street, East;

(3) Upon the state-owned or -leased grounds upon which state office buildings number one (1) through twenty (20) and the Laidley Field complex are located; and

(4) Upon any other property now or hereafter owned or leased by the state or any of its agencies and used for parking purposes in conjunction with the State Capitol or any state office buildings.

(c) The secretary shall propose legislative rules pursuant to article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code relating to parking and to also allocate parking spaces to public officers and employees of the state upon all of the property set forth in subsection (b) of this section: Provided, That notwithstanding this or any other provision of law to the contrary, during sessions of the Legislature, including regular, extended, extraordinary and interim sessions, and any other times designated by the Speaker of the House of Delegates and the President of the Senate, parking on the east side of Greenbrier Street between Kanawha Boulevard and Washington Street, East, in the Science and Culture Center parking lot, on the north side of Kanawha Boulevard between Greenbrier Street and California Avenue and on the west side of California Avenue between Kanawha Boulevard and Washington Street, East, and any other areas designated by a joint policy of the Speaker of the House of Delegates and the President of the Senate shall be managed and controlled by the Legislature. Any person parking any vehicle contrary to this section or the rules promulgated under authority of this subsection is subject to a fine as established by rule of the secretary. In addition, a designee of the secretary or the Legislature, as the case may be, may cause the removal, immobilization or other remedy considered necessary, at owner expense, of any vehicle that is parked in violation of the rules or the joint policy between the Speaker of the House of Delegates and the President of the Senate. Magistrates in Kanawha County have jurisdiction of all the offenses.

(d) The secretary, the Speaker of the House of Delegates and the President of the Senate may employ persons as may be necessary to enforce the parking rules as provided for under the provisions of this section.

(e) There is created in the Department of Administration a special fund to be named the "Parking Garage Fund" in which shall be deposited funds that are appropriated and funds from other sources to be used for the construction and maintenance of a parking garage on the State Capitol Complex.

WVC 5 A- 4 - 5 A §5A-4-5a. Construction of parking garage for general public; creation of fund.
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature to provide a parking facility for the general public and to direct the secretary of the department of administration to plan and construct a parking garage at the state capitol complex that will provide sufficient and additional parking exclusively for the general public.

(b) There is created in the state treasury to be administered by the department of administration a special fund to be named the "2004 capitol complex parking garage fund" into which shall be deposited funds that are appropriated and funds from other sources to be used for the construction and maintenance of a parking garage on or adjacent to the state capitol complex.

WVC 5 A- 4 - 6 §5A-4-6. Renovation and improvement of capitol building and capitol complex.
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature to provide renovation and improvement of the existing state capitol building and the capitol complex and to direct the secretary of the department of administration to plan and make renovations and improvements of the existing state capitol building and the capitol complex for the purpose of reversing deterioration to existing facilities, securing the safety of the general public and state employees, promoting efficiency of governmental operations and enhancing tourism in the state.

(b) There is created in the state treasury to be administered by the department of administration a special fund to be named the "capitol renovation and improvement fund" into which shall be deposited funds that are appropriated and funds from other sources to be used for renovations and improvements of the existing state capitol building and the capitol complex.

WVC 5A-4-7 §5A-4-7.
Repealed.

Acts, 1990 Reg. Sess., Ch. 2.

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