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Chapter 29     Entire Code


ARTICLE 1. DIVISION OF CULTURE AND HISTORY.

ARTICLE 1A. COMMISSION ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS.

ARTICLE 1B. COMMISSION ON INTERSTATE COOPERATION.

ARTICLE 1C. INTERSTATE COMMISSION ON THE POTOMAC RIVER BASIN.

ARTICLE 1D. OHIO RIVER VALLEY WATER SANITATION COMMISSION.

ARTICLE 1E. SOUTHERN STATES ENERGY COMPACT.

ARTICLE 1F. WHEELING CREEK WATERSHED PROTECTION AND FLOOD PREVENTION DISTRICT COMPACT.

ARTICLE 1G. INTERSTATE COMPACT ON AIR POLLUTION.

ARTICLE 1H. APPALACHIAN STATES LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE COMPACT.

ARTICLE 1I. VOLUNTARY VETERANS MEMORIAL CHECK-OFF PROGRAM.

ARTICLE 1J. JENNINGS RANDOLPH LAKE PROJECT COMPACT.

ARTICLE 2. GEODETIC AND GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.

ARTICLE 2A. STATE AERONAUTICS COMMISSION.

ARTICLE 2B. WEATHER MODIFICATION.

ARTICLE 3. FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL ACT.

ARTICLE 3A. AUTHORITY OF LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS.

ARTICLE 3B. SUPERVISION OF ELECTRICIANS.

ARTICLE 3C. CERTIFICATION OF ELECTRICAL INSPECTORS.

ARTICLE 3D. SUPERVISION OF FIRE PROTECTION WORK.

ARTICLE 3E. FIREWORKS SAFETY.

ARTICLE 4. NOTARIES PUBLIC AND COMMISSIONERS.

ARTICLE 4A. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE.

ARTICLE 5. BUREAU OF NEGRO WELFARE AND STATISTICS.

ARTICLE 5A. STATE ATHLETIC COMMISSION.

ARTICLE 6. CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM.

ARTICLE 6A. GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE FOR STATE EMPLOYEES.

ARTICLE 7. POET LAUREATE.

ARTICLE 8. BLENNERHASSETT ISLAND HISTORICAL STATE PARK COMMISSION.

ARTICLE 9. INDUSTRIAL AND PUBLICITY COMMISSION.

ARTICLE 10. STATE PLANNING BOARD.

ARTICLE 11. SURPLUS PROPERTY AGENCY.

ARTICLE 12. STATE INSURANCE.

ARTICLE 12A. GOVERNMENTAL TORT CLAIMS AND INSURANCE REFORM ACT.

ARTICLE 12B. WEST VIRGINIA HEALTH CARE PROVIDER PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE AVAILABILITY ACT.

ARTICLE 12C. PATIENT INJURY COMPENSATION PLAN.

ARTICLE 12D. WEST VIRGINIA PATIENT INJURY COMPENSATION FUND.

ARTICLE 13. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

ARTICLE 14. STATE COMMISSION ON AGING.

ARTICLE 16. DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL.

ARTICLE 17. THE WEST VIRGINIA ARTS AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL.

ARTICLE 18. WEST VIRGINIA STATE RAIL AUTHORITY.

ARTICLE 19. SOLICITATION OF CHARITABLE FUNDS ACT.

ARTICLE 20. WOMEN\'S COMMISSION.

ARTICLE 21. PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES.

ARTICLE 22. STATE LOTTERY ACT.

ARTICLE 22A. RACETRACK VIDEO LOTTERY.

ARTICLE 22B. LIMITED VIDEO LOTTERY.

ARTICLE 22C. WEST VIRGINIA LOTTERY RACETRACK TABLE GAMES ACT.

ARTICLE 22D. WEST VIRGINIA LOTTERY SPORTS WAGERING ACT.

ARTICLE 23. WEST VIRGINIA BOUNDARY COMMISSION.

ARTICLE 24. TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE REVOLVING LOAN FUND FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ACT.

ARTICLE 25. AUTHORIZED GAMING FACILITY.

ARTICLE 26. WEST VIRGINIA COURTHOUSE FACILITIES IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY.

ARTICLE 27. NATIONAL COAL HERITAGE AREA AUTHORITY.

ARTICLE 28. COAL HERITAGE HIGHWAY AUTHORITY.

ARTICLE 29. VOLUNTEER FOR NONPROFIT YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS ACT.

ARTICLE 30. EMERGENCY VOLUNTEER HEALTH PRACTITIONERS ACT.

ARTICLE 31. STATE RESILIENCY AND FLOOD PROTECTION PLAN ACT.

ARTICLE 15. STATE COMMISSION ON INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY.

§29-15-1. Creation and composition.

There is created the State Commission on Intellectual Disability hereinafter referred to as the commission.

Pursuant to subsection (g), section one, article two, chapter five-f of this code, the commission created by this section is now incorporated into and administered as part of the Department of Health and Human Resources. All references to the commission in this article shall be construed to mean the Department of Health and Human Resources.

§29-15-2. Quorum; officers; meetings.

A majority of the members of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The commission shall elect a chairman, a vice chairman, and such other officers as it shall deem necessary. The commission shall meet at least two times each year. Meetings will be held upon call of the chairman or of a majority of its members.

§29-15-3. Employment, salary and expenses of personnel.

The commission shall have authority to employ such personnel as in its judgment may be necessary to carry out the work of the commission, and to fix the salaries for such employees. The commission may, within the limits of funds available, incur traveling and other expenses necessary to the effective discharge of its powers and duties. Requisition for such expenses shall be accompanied by a sworn and itemized statement which shall be filed with the Auditor.

§29-15-4.

Repealed.

Acts, 1991 Reg. Sess., Ch. 149.

§29-15-5. Purposes.

The Department of Health and Human Resources shall take action to carry out the following purposes:

(a) Plan for and take other steps leading to comprehensive state and community action to combat intellectual disability.

(b) Determine what action is needed to combat intellectual disability in the state and the resources available for this purpose.

(c) Develop public awareness of the intellectual disability problem and of the need for combating it.

(d) Coordinate state and local activities relating to the various aspects of intellectual disability and its prevention, treatment, or amelioration.

(e) Consult with and advise the Governor and Legislature on all aspects of intellectual disability.

(f) Consult with and advise state agencies, boards or departments with intellectual disability responsibilities relative to the effective discharge of such responsibilities.

§29-15-6. State agency for federal intellectual disability program.

The Department of Health and Human Resources is designated and established as the sole state agency for receiving appropriations under and carrying out the purposes of section five of Public Law 88-156, eighty-eighth Congress approved October 24, 1963, and any law amending, revising, supplementing or superseding section five of said Public Law 88-156.

The department constitutes the designated state agency for handling all programs of the federal government relating to intellectual disability requiring action within the state which are not the specific responsibility of another state agency under the provisions of federal law, rules or regulations, or which have not been specifically entrusted to another state agency by the Legislature.

§29-15-7. Donations and grants.

The commission may accept for any of its purposes and functions under this article any and all donations, any grants of money, equipment, supplies, materials, and services (conditional or otherwise) from the United States or any agency thereof, or from any institution, person, firm or corporation, and may receive, utilize, administer and dispose of the same. The commission shall be empowered to comply with all regulations and requirements to qualify for such grants from the United States or agency thereof.

The Legislature shall authorize the necessary appropriation to carry out the work of the commission.

§29-15-8. Annual report required.

On or before January one of each year, the commission shall submit to the Governor and to the members of the Legislature a report summarizing the work and the activities of the commission for the preceding year.

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