WEST virginia legislature
2017 regular session
House Bill 2646
By Delegates Kessinger, Foster, N., Sypolt, Summers, blair, Arvon, Rowan and Miller, c.
[Originating in the Committee on Government Organization; February 24, 2017 ]
A BILL to repeal §29-20-2, §29-20-3, §29-20-4, §29-20-5 and §29-20-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §29-20-1 of said code, all relating to termination of the Women’s Commission.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §29-20-2, §29-20-3, §29-20-4, §29-20-5 and §29-20-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be repealed; and that §29-20-1 of said code be amended and reenacted, all to read as follows:
ARTICLE 20. WOMEN’S COMMISSION.
appointment and terms of members; organization; reimbursement for expenses. Termination
of the Women’s Commission. The West Virginia
commission on the status of women is hereby abolished, and there is hereby
continued within the Department of Health and Human Resources the West Virginia
women's commission, to consist of eighteen members, seven of whom shall be ex
officio members, not entitled to vote: The Attorney General, the state
superintendent of Schools, the commissioner of labor, the commissioner of the
bureau of human resources of the Department of Health and Human Resources, the
director of the Human Rights Commission, the director of the Division of
Personnel and the chancellor of the board of directors of the state college
system. Each ex officio member may designate one representative employed by his
or her department to meet with the commission in his or her absence. The
Governor shall appoint the additional eleven members, by and with the advice
and consent of the Senate, from among the citizens of the state. The Governor
shall designate the chairman and vice chairman of the commission and the
commission may elect such other officers as it deems necessary. The members
shall serve a term beginning July 1, 1977, three to serve for a term of one
year, four to serve for a term of two years and the remaining four to serve for
a term of three years. The successors of the members initially appointed as
provided herein shall be appointed for a term of three years each in the same
manner as the members initially appointed under this article, except that any
person appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the
term for which his or her predecessor was appointed shall be appointed for the
remainder of such term. Each member shall serve until the appointment and
qualification of his or her successor. No member may receive
any salary for his or her services, but each may be reimbursed for actual and
necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his or her duties out of
funds received by the commission under section four of this article, except
that in the event the expenses are paid, or are to be paid, by a third party,
the members shall not be reimbursed by the commission The Women’s Commission is declared to be
terminated and shall not exist after June 30, 2018. Pursuant to the provisions
of sections twelve and thirteen, article ten, chapter four of this code, this
board shall wind up its affairs, arrange for the disposition of its funds,
assets, equipment and records, and cease all activities before July 1, 2018.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to terminate the Women’s Commission and discontinue its functions.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.