WEST virginia legislature
2016 regular session
House Bill 4611
By Delegates Folk, McGeehan, Faircloth, Walters, Perry, Azinger, Kelly, Wagner, Westfall, Romine and Moye
[Introduced February 18,
to the Committee on Education then Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §18B-1B-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; relating to abolishing the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission; transferring all powers and duties of the commission pertaining to institutions of higher education to the board of governors of the institutions and providing for the transfer and disposition of assets, property and records of the commission.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §18B-1B-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1B. HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY COMMISSION.
§18B-1B-1. Higher education policy commission abolished.
(a) The Higher Education Policy Commission is hereby abolished, effective July 1, 2016. All powers and duties of the Higher Education Policy Commission pertaining to the institutions of higher education in this state shall be transferred to the governing boards of the institutions.
(b) All monetary assets of the Higher Education Policy Commission shall be transferred into the state’s General Revenue Fund. All other property of the Higher Education Policy Commission shall be disposed of or transferred in accordance with the requirements of section twelve, article ten, chapter four of this code.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to abolish the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission; to transfer the power and duties of the commission to the governing boards of the institutions of higher education; and to provide for the disposition or transfer of assets and property of the commission.
This section has been completely rewritten; therefore, it has been completely underscored.