WEST virginia legislature
2023 regular session
Senate Bill 649
By Senators Blair (Mr. President), Trump, Rucker, and Barrett
[Introduced February 15, 2023; referred
to committee on Government Organization]
A BILL to amend chapter 232, Acts of the Legislature, Regular Session 2008, by adding thereto a new section designated section six, relating to authorizing the Berkeley County Council to change its name to the Berkeley County Commission; providing that name change does not affect the commission’s powers, duties, or responsibilities or the terms of the commission’s members; and requiring public notice of the council’s intent to change its name.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
(a) The Berkeley County Council may, by a majority vote of the council, adopt a resolution changing its name back to the Berkeley County Commission. The commission shall retain its powers, duties, and responsibilities as a county commission, as provided in the constitution and the general laws of this state. The change in name shall not affect the terms of the members of the commission.
(b) At least 30 days prior to consideration of the resolution, the council shall give notice of the proposed change by publication of the intent to change its name in each weekly or daily newspaper as a Class II-0 legal advertisement in compliance with West Virginia Code §59-3-1 et seq.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to authorize the Berkeley County Commission to change its name to the Berkeley County Commission.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.