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§31A-8A-6. Procedures relating to applications.

(a) The board shall decide whether to approve an acquisition under this article within one hundred twenty days after receipt of a completed application: Provided, That if the board or commissioner requests additional information from the applicant following receipt of a completed application, the time limit for decision by the board shall be the later of:

(i) The date set forth above in this subsection; or

(ii) Thirty days after the board's or commissioner's receipt, whichever is applicable, of the requested additional information.

(b) The board shall, in accordance with its rules, hold a public hearing in connection with an application and determine any significant issue of law or fact raised with respect to the proposed acquisition relevant and necessary for proper disposition of the application.

(c) If the board holds a full public hearing under the provisions set forth in article five, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code in connection with an application, the time limit specified in subsection (a) of this section shall be extended to the later of thirty days after the conclusion of the public hearing or thirty days after submission of all documents and materials necessary for proper adjudication of the matter, including transcripts.

(d) An application shall be deemed approved if the board takes no action on the application within the time limits specified in this section.

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