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§29-1-2. General powers of commissioner.

The commissioner shall assign and allocate space in all facilities assigned to the division and all space in the building presently known as the West Virginia science and culture center, and any other buildings or sites under the control of the commissioner, and may, in accordance with the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, prescribe rules, regulations and fees for the use and occupancy of said facilities, including tours.

The commissioner shall coordinate the operations and affairs of the sections and commissions of the division and assign each section or commission responsibilities according to criteria the commissioner deems most efficient, productive and best calculated to carry out the purposes of this article. The commissioner shall provide to the fullest extent possible for centralization and coordination of the bookkeeping, personnel, purchasing, printing, duplicating, binding and other services which can be efficiently combined. The commissioner may establish such other sections for such purposes as he or she deems necessary, and may appoint directors thereof. The commissioner may appoint a director of the West Virginia science and culture center. The commissioner shall serve as the state historic preservation officer and shall chair the capitol building commission.

After consultation with the section directors and the commissions, the commissioner shall prepare a proposed division budget for submission to the Governor for each fiscal year.

No contract, agreement or undertaking may be entered into by any section of the division which involves the expenditure of funds without the express written approval of the commissioner as to fiscal responsibility.

The commissioner shall prepare and submit to the Governor an annual report in accordance with the provisions of section twenty, article one, chapter five of this code, which report shall include a detailed account of the activities of each section and commission of the division.

The commissioner shall employ all personnel for the sections, except for persons in the professional positions established within the sections as provided in this article; and shall supply support services to the commissions and to the Governor's mansion advisory committee.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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