(a) A jail facilities standards commission of twelve members is hereby created. The superintendent of the State Police or his or her designee shall serve as chairperson of the commission and is eligible to vote on matters before the commission. The Governor shall appoint two county sheriffs, to be chosen from a list of three names provided by the president of the West Virginia sheriffs' association, three county commissioners, to be chosen from a list of five names provided by the president of the West Virginia county commissioners' association, and one chief of police, to be chosen from a list of three names provided by the president of the West Virginia police chiefs' association. Each of the appointed members shall serve for a term of three years, is eligible for reappointment and may vote on matters before the commission. The executive director of the Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority, the commissioner of the Division of Corrections, the commissioner of the bureau of public health, the State Fire Marshal, and the superintendent of schools or their designees shall be members ex officio in an advisory capacity.
(b) Members of the commission shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed by the Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority shall provide the commission with secretarial and other necessary services.
(c) A vacancy among the appointed members of the commission shall be filled, within thirty days, in the same manner as the original appointment. A quorum consists of four of the seven voting members.