WEST virginia legislature
House Bill 3141
By Delegates Shott, Byrd, Fast, D. Kelly, and R. Miller
[Originating in the Committee on the Judiciary; Reported on February 22, 2018]
A BILL 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,
including the public
meeting rooms, hallways and grounds, which affect the appearance thereof. In
all instances which constitute a substantial physical change, the approval of
the commission is mandatory before a contract may be let, before changes are
started if the work is not done under a contract, or before work on a change
order 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 the public 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 chapter twenty-nine-a 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.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to clarify and expand the areas of the state Capitol building and surrounding complex requiring the capitol building commission authorization for renovations.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.