Senate Bill No. 522
(By Senators Sypolt, Hall, Deem, McKenzie and Barnes)
[Introduced January 31, 2008; referred to the Committee on
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §8A-2-4a, relating to
requiring equal number of members from each magisterial
district on county planning commissions.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §8A-2-4a, to read as
ARTICLE 2. PLANNING COMMISSIONS.
§8A-2-4a. County planning commission members appointed in equal
numbers from each magisterial district.
(a) Notwithstanding any provision of this article, members of
a county planning commission shall be appointed in equal numbers
from each magisterial district of the county.
(b) The membership of an existing planning commission continue unchanged until the first regular meeting, after the effective date
of this section, of the county commission that established the
planning commission. At that time, any appointments or changes
necessary shall be made to bring the membership of the existing
planning commission into conformity with the provisions of this
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to
require equal numbers of
members from each magisterial district on county planning
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.