WEST virginia legislature
House Bill 3141
By Delegates Shott, Byrd, Fast, D. Kelly and Miller
[Passed March 9, 2019; in effect ninety days from passage.]
AN ACT to amend and reenact §4-8-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to expanding areas of the capitol complex requiring Capitol Building Commission authorization for certain renovations.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 8. CAPITOL BUILDING COMMISSION.
§4-8-4. Powers and duties generally.
The Capitol Building Commission shall review and approve or reject all plans recommending substantial physical changes inside or outside the state capitol building or surrounding complex, which affect the appearance thereof. In all instances constituting a substantial physical change, the approval of the commission is mandatory before a contract may be let or before changes are started if the work is not done under a contract or before work on a change order in excess of $40,000 is begun and includes all areas occupied by the Legislature, the Governor, and the Supreme Court of Appeals. As used in this article, the surrounding complex shall include the Governor's mansion and other buildings used by the Governor as part of his or her residence, the state science and cultural center, all state office buildings located in the immediate vicinity of the state capitol, and the roadways, structures and facilities which are incidental to such buildings. As used in this article, substantial physical change shall include, but not be limited to, permanent physical changes that alter the appearance of all areas of the capitol building and surrounding complex. The secretary of the Department of Administration shall promulgate rules and regulations, pursuant to the provisions of §29A-1-1 et seq. of this code, which rules and regulations shall be subject to the approval of the Capitol Building Commission, to implement the provisions of this article.