WEST virginia legislature
2021 regular session
Senate Bill 684
By Senator Woodrum
[Passed April 10, 2021; in effect 90 days from passage]
AN ACT to amend and reenact §10-1-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the State Library Commission; adding the Curator of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History as an ex officio voting member; and updating other language.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 1. PUBLIC LIBRARIES.
§10-1-12. State Library Commission.
There shall be a state Library Commission, known as the West Virginia Library Commission, which shall consist of the Curator of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History as an ex officio voting member and eight members who shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, each for a term of four years. No more than three members may reside in the same congressional district. At least four members of the commission shall be women and at least four members shall be men. No member of the commission shall receive compensation for services rendered, nor be engaged or interested in the publishing business.
The members of the commission in office on the date this code takes effect shall, unless sooner removed, continue to serve until their respective terms expire and their successors have been appointed and have qualified. On or before the expiration of the terms for which the members are appointed, the Governor shall appoint their successors.