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Chapter 5     Entire Code


ARTICLE 1. THE GOVERNOR.

ARTICLE 1A. ITEMIZATION OF PROPOSED APPROPRIATIONS IN BUDGET BILL SUBMITTED BY GOVERNOR TO LEGISLATURE.

ARTICLE 1B. CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER.

ARTICLE 1C. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL.

ARTICLE 1D. GOVERNOR\'S OFFICE OF FISCAL RISK ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT.

ARTICLE 1E. HEALTHY WEST VIRGINIA PROGRAM.

ARTICLE 2. SECRETARY OF STATE.

ARTICLE 3. ATTORNEY GENERAL.

ARTICLE 4. BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS.

ARTICLE 5. SALARY INCREASE FOR STATE EMPLOYEES.

ARTICLE 6. STATE BUILDINGS.

ARTICLE 7. SOCIAL SECURITY AGENCY.

ARTICLE 8. PUBLIC RECORDS MANAGEMENT AND PRESERVATION ACT.

ARTICLE 9. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE.

ARTICLE 10. WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ACT.

ARTICLE 10A. DISQUALIFICATION FOR PUBLIC RETIREMENT PLAN BENEFITS.

ARTICLE 10B. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS.

ARTICLE 10C. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT PLANS.

ARTICLE 10D. CONSOLIDATED PUBLIC RETIREMENT BOARD.

ARTICLE 11. HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION.

ARTICLE 11A. WEST VIRGINIA FAIR HOUSING ACT.

ARTICLE 11B. PREGNANT WORKERS\' FAIRNESS ACT.

ARTICLE 12. WEST VIRGINIA ANTIQUITIES COMMISSION.

ARTICLE 13. PUBLIC EMPLOYEES\' AND TEACHERS\' RECIPROCAL SERVICE CREDIT ACT.

ARTICLE 14. WEST VIRGINIA COMMISSION FOR THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING.

ARTICLE 14A. WEST VIRGINIA INTERPRETER FOR THE DEAF ACT.

ARTICLE 15. WHITE CANE LAW.

ARTICLE 16. WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES INSURANCE ACT.

ARTICLE 16A. THE WEST VIRGINIA HEALTH CARE INSURANCE ACT.

ARTICLE 16B. WEST VIRGINIA CHILDREN\'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.

ARTICLE 16C. PRESCRIPTION DRUG COST MANAGEMENT ACT.

ARTICLE 16D. WEST VIRGINIA RETIREMENT HEALTH BENEFIT TRUST FUND.

ARTICLE 17. WEST VIRGINIA COMMISSION ON ENERGY, ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT.

ARTICLE 18. WEST VIRGINIA CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEMS ACT.

ARTICLE 18A. TENANTS\' RIGHTS TO CABLE SERVICES.

ARTICLE 19. DOMESTIC ALUMINUM, GLASS AND STEEL IN PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS.

ARTICLE 20. THE GOVERNOR\'S COMMISSION ON WILLOW ISLAND.

ARTICLE 22. GOVERNMENT CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS.

ARTICLE 22A. DESIGN-BUILD PROCUREMENT ACT.

ARTICLE 23. COMMISSION ON MASS TRANSPORTATION.

ARTICLE 24. WEST VIRGINIA FOREST MANAGEMENT REVIEW COMMISSION.

ARTICLE 25. RESIDENT TRUSTEE ACCOUNTS.

ARTICLE 26. HERBERT HENDERSON OFFICE ON MINORITY AFFAIRS.

ARTICLE 26A. WEST VIRGINIA COMMISSION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE.

ARTICLE 27. SEVERABILITY.

ARTICLE 28. COMMISSION ON HOLOCAUST EDUCATION.

ARTICLE 29. EXPEDITIOUS ISSUANCE OF LICENSES BY REGULATORY AGENCIES.

ARTICLE 21. ENERGY COST REDUCTION GUIDELINES.

§5-21-1. Definitions.

As used in this article:

(a) "ASHRAE" means the organization known as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers.

(b) "Director" means the director of the Governor's office of economic and community development.

§5-21-2. Establishment of energy cost reduction guidelines; certification; training.

The director shall develop statewide energy cost reduction guidelines to be applicable to new and significantly renovated buildings for which a building permit is issued. In developing the guidelines, the director shall establish as the minimum criterion the ASHRAE 90-75 standard energy conservation in new building design.

Based on the state guidelines each local jurisdiction in the state having a building code shall require each permit application to be accompanied by sufficient information to determine that the energy conservation measures under the guidelines are met. A letter of certification from an architect or a registered professional engineer may provide adequate certification that the new construction or renovation is in compliance with the minimum criteria as established by the director.

The director shall provide training to local jurisdictions on the application of the state guidelines, which may include training programs developed by agencies of the federal government.

§5-21-3. Advisory commission.

To assist in the development and implementation of statewide energy guidelines under this article, the director shall appoint an advisory commission of seven members who shall serve without compensation. In appointing the commission, the director shall include representatives of building code enforcement agencies, the architectural and engineering professions, public utilities, the construction industry, legislative bodies of local units of government and the general public.

§5-21-4. Exemptions.

The following shall be exempt from compliance with the energy cost reduction guidelines developed under this article:

(a) Any type or class of building specifically made exempt by the local jurisdiction;

(b) Mobile homes;

(c) Any structure neither heated nor cooled, nor designed for human occupancy; and

(d) Any building specifically designated by a local jurisdiction as being of historical significance.

§5-21-5. Effective date of guidelines on permit applications.

The provisions of this article shall not apply to any application for a building permit made before January 1, 1981.

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