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ENGROSSED

COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE

FOR

Senate Bill No. 400

(By Senators Jackson, Tomblin, Mr. President, Chafin, Fanning, Helmick, Ross and Sharpe)

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[Originating in the Committee on Government Organization;

reported April 2, 1997.]

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A BILL to amend and reenact sections four and fourteen, chapter two hundred fifty-five, acts of the Legislature, regular session, one thousand nine hundred ninety-five, all relating to making the president of southern West Virginia community college a voting member of the Corridor G regional development authority board; and requiring notice of the availability of the annual report be published in lieu of publishing the annual report.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That sections four and fourteen, chapter two hundred fifty- five, acts of the Legislature, regular session, one thousand nine hundred ninety-five, be amended and reenacted, all to read as follows:
CORRIDOR G REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
§4. Management and control of county authority vested in board; appointment and terms of members; vacancies; removal of members.
(a) The management and control of the authority, its property, operations business and affairs shall be lodged in a board of sixteen seventeen voting members and five four nonvoting ex officio members. The seventeen voting members shall include the president of the southern West Virginia community college, or his or her designee, and sixteen other members to be appointed as follows: Each of the county commissions of the counties of Boone, Lincoln, Logan and Mingo shall appoint four voting members to the authority, one of whom shall be a member of the county commission. the The member of the county commission shall serve at the will and pleasure of the county commission. the The initial terms of the other voting members appointed by a county commission are as follows: One member shall be appointed for a term of one year; one member shall be appointed for a term of two years; and one member shall be appointed for a term of three years. all All successive appointments shall be for a term of three years. A member may be reappointed for such additional term or terms as the appointing agency may deem proper. If a member resigns, is removed or for any other reason his or her membership terminates during his or her term of office, a successor shall be appointed by the appointing county to fill out the remainder of the term. Members in office at the expiration of their respective terms shall continue to serve until their successors have been appointed and have qualified.
(b) The four nonvoting ex officio members shall be the The directors of the county development authorities of each of the member counties. and the president of the southern West Virginia community college, or his or her designee, shall be ex officio nonvoting members.
(c) Should a vacancy occur, the person appointed to fill the vacancy shall serve only for the unexpired portion thereof.
(d) Any voting member appointed to the authority by a county commission may be removed by the appointing county commission for such causes and reasons as a member of such county commission may be removed from office.
(e) All initial members shall be appointed on or before the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-five.
§14. Contributions by members counties, local entity and others; fund and accounts; reports; audit and examination of books, records and accounts.
Contributions may be made to the authority from time to time by the member counties or local entities, and by any persons, firms or corporations which shall desire to do so. All such funds and all other funds received by the authority shall be deposited in such bank or banks as the authority may direct and shall be withdrawn therefrom in such manner as the authority may direct. The authority shall keep strict account of all its receipts and disbursements for the preceding year, and such annual report shall be delivered to the county commission of each member county and a notice that the annual report is available from the authority shall be published as a Class I legal advertisement in compliance with the provisions of section two, article three, chapter fifty-nine of the code of West Virginia, and the publication area for such publication shall be the member counties. The books, records and accounts of the authority shall be subject to audit and examination by the office of the state tax commissioner of West Virginia and by any other property public official or body in the manner provided by law.
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(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to make the president of the Southern West Virginia Community College a voting member of the Corridor G Regional Development Authority board; and to require that a notice be published that the annual report of the itemized statement of receipts and disbursements is available from the authority in lieu of requiring the annual report itself be published.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.)
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