§5-28-3. Commission powers and duties

Published: 2015

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WVC 5 - 28 - 3

§5-28-3. Commission powers and duties.

(a) The commission shall:

(1) Provide, based upon the collective knowledge and

experience of its members, assistance and advice to public and

private schools, colleges and universities with respect to the

implementation of holocaust education and awareness programs;

(2) Meet with appropriate education officials and other

interested public and private organizations, including service

organizations, for the purpose of providing information, planning,

coordination or modification of courses of study or programs

dealing with the subject of the holocaust;

(3) Compile a roster of individual volunteers who are willing

to share their verifiable knowledge and experiences in classrooms,

seminars and workshops on the subject of the holocaust. The

volunteers may be survivors of the holocaust, liberators of

concentration camps, scholars, members of the clergy, community

relations professionals or other persons who, by virtue of their

experience, education or interest, have experience with the


(4) Coordinate events memorializing the holocaust and seek

volunteers who are willing and able to participate in commemorative

events that will enhance public awareness of the significance of

the holocaust; and

(5) Prepare annual reports for the governor and the

Legislature regarding its findings and recommendations to facilitate the inclusion of holocaust studies and special programs

memorializing the holocaust in educational systems in this state.

(b) The commission may accept and use for the benefit of the

people of West Virginia any gift or devise of any property or thing

which is lawfully given and is authorized to accept state funds as

the same may be appropriated by the Legislature.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session

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