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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 21. ENERGY COST REDUCTION GUIDELINES.

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 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 26. HERBERT HENDERSON OFFICE ON MINORITY AFFAIRS.

§5-26-1. Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs; duties and responsibilities.

(a) The Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs within the Office of the Governor is continued. The office shall:

(1) Provide a forum for discussion of issues that affect the state’s minorities;

(2) Identify and promote best practices in the provision of programs and services to minorities;

(3) Review information and research that can inform state policy as to the delivery of programs and services to minorities;

(4) Make recommendations in areas of policy and allocation of resources;

(5) Apply for grants, and accept gifts from private and public sources for research to improve and enhance minority affairs;

(6) Integrate and coordinate state grant and loan programs established specifically for minority related issues;

(7) Award grants, loans and loan guaranties for minority affairs programs and activities in this state if such funds are available from grants or gifts from public or private sources;

(8) Identify other state and local agencies and programs that provide services or assistance to minorities;

(9) Establish the appropriate program linkages with related federal, state and local agencies and programs including, but not limited to, the Office of Minority Health located within the Department of Health and Human Resources and the Economic Development Authority established pursuant to article fifteen, chapter 31 of this code; and

(10) Provide recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature regarding the most appropriate means to provide programs and services to support minority groups in the state.

(b) On or before January 1 of each year, the office shall submit a report to the Governor and the Joint Committee on Government and Finance. The report may include, but is not limited to, findings and recommendations regarding:

(1) The extent to which programs and services for minorities are available in the state, and to which funding for providing those programs and services is available;

(2) The most appropriate means for the planning, delivery and evaluation of existing and needed programs and services for minority groups in the manner that best promotes diversity and regional, cultural and ethnic sensitivity;

(3) Recommendations for the coordination of programs and services to minority groups throughout the state and with those of other states and the federal government;

(4) Identifications of governmental and private agencies, offices, departments or other entities in existence or recommended for creation that would, alone or in concert, most effectively improve the delivery of programs and services to minority groups throughout the state;

(5) Recommendations for changes to law that would facilitate the achievement of the objectives of the office; and

(6) Other matters as the office may determine appropriate to its purposes.

(c) The Governor shall appoint an executive director of the office to carry out its functions, and shall provide funding and offices for those purposes. The executive director shall serve at the will and pleasure of the Governor.

(d) The executive director may hire one administrative assistant to assist in carrying out the functions of the office.

(e) On or before January 1 of each year, the office shall report to the Select Committee on Minority Affairs Interim Committee on the efforts and progress of the office.

(f) The executive director shall review and consider any recommendations of the Select Committee on Minority Affairs Interim Committee’s report and recommendations.

§5-26-2. Minority Affairs Fund created; purpose.

There is continued in the State Treasury a Special Revenue Fund to be known as the “Minority Affairs Fund,” shall consist of all gifts, grants, bequests, transfers, appropriations or other donations or payments received by the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs from any governmental entity or unit or any person, firm, foundation or corporation for the purposes of this article and all interest or other return earned from investment of the fund. Expenditures from the fund shall be made by the Executive Director of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs to provide matching funds to obtain federal funds for the delivery of programs and services to minorities in this state, to award grants, loans and loan guaranties for minority affairs programs and activities and for performance of the duties of the office prescribed in this article. Expenditures from the fund shall be for the purposes set forth in this article and are not authorized from collections but are to be made only in accordance with appropriation by the Legislature and in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twelve of this code and upon the fulfillment of the provisions of article two, chapter eleven-b of this code.

§5-26-2a.

Repealed.

Acts, 2007 Reg. Sess., Ch. 9.

§5-26-2b.

Repealed.

Acts, 2007 Reg. Sess., Ch. 9.

§5-26-3. Establishment of a community-based pilot project.

(a) The office shall establish a community-based pilot project. The pilot expires on July 1, 2021. The pilot shall develop a model to promote public health through comprehensive community development in communities across West Virginia.  This model shall address poverty, substance abuse and other social determinants of health; improve community and populations’ health; improve labor force participation; and support economic development through comprehensive community development in rural, suburban and urban communities.  

(b) As selected by the executive director, the pilot shall include a collaborative of nonprofit organizations.

(c) The pilot shall be funded by coordinating existing funded projects. The pilot shall leverage existing resources, including housing and urban development services provided by the federal government and any youth, education and family services offered by the state government or other local organizations. If funds are available, the pilot project may receive funding from the office.  

(d) The office shall report to the Select Committee on Minority Affairs Interim Committee on the efforts and progress of the pilot program.

§5-26-4.

Repealed.

Acts, 2007 Reg. Sess., Ch. 9.

§5-26-5.

Repealed.

Acts, 2007 Reg. Sess., Ch. 9.

§5-26-6.

Repealed.

Acts, 2007 Reg. Sess., Ch. 9.

§5-26-7.

Repealed.

Acts, 2004 Reg. Sess., Ch. 126.

§5-26-8.

Repealed.

Acts, 2007 Reg. Sess., Ch. 9.

§5-26-9.

Repealed.

Acts, 2004 Reg. Sess., Ch. 126.

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