Chapter 4. The Legislature

Published: 2015

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§4-8-1. Creation; composition; qualifications.

(a) The Capitol Building Commission is continued, and is

composed of nine members, five of which are appointed by the

Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate.

(b) One member is appointed by the President of the Senate,

one member is appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates,

one member is appointed by the Supreme Court of Appeals, plus the

Secretary of the Department of Administration, who are all

nonvoting members.

(c) Of the members appointed by the Governor, no more than

three members may be of the same political party. One member shall

be an architect selected from three persons recommended by the

Board of Architects, one member shall be a registered professional

engineer selected from three persons recommended by the Board of

Engineers, one member is the Commissioner of the Division of

Culture and History, who is the chairperson of the commission. Two

members shall be selected from the public at large.

WVC 4-8-2

§4-8-2. Terms of members; vacancies; meetings; decisions of


Members shall be appointed for terms of four years and may be

reappointed at the expiration of their terms. In the event of a

vacancy, an appointment shall be made to fill the unexpired term.

Whenever the approval of the commission is requested, as required

by sections four and five of this article, the commission shall

meet and render its decision, in writing, within ninety days of the

filing with the commission of such request.

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§4-8-3. Officers; expenses.

The capitol building commission shall organize by electing a

chairman, a vice chairman and a secretary from among the members of

the commission. The members of the commission shall serve without

compensation and shall be reimbursed for such necessary travel

expenses, subsistence and other reasonable expenses as may be

actually incurred by them in the performance of their duties, all

to be paid by the joint committee on government and finance.

WVC 4-8-4

§4-8-4. Powers and duties generally.

The capitol building commission shall review and approve or

reject all plans recommending substantial physical changes inside

or outside the state capitol building or surrounding complex,

including the public meeting rooms, hallways and grounds, which

affect the appearance thereof. The approval of the commission is

mandatory before a contract may be let for work which constitutes

a substantial physical change, or before changes are started if the

work is not done under a contract. As used in this article, the

surrounding complex shall include the governor's mansion and other

buildings used by the governor as part of his residence, the state

science and cultural center, all state office buildings located in

the immediate vicinity of the state capitol, and the roadways,

structures and facilities which are incidental to such buildings.

As used in this article, substantial physical change shall include,

but not be limited to, permanent physical changes that alter the

appearance of the public areas of the capitol building and

surrounding complex. The secretary of the department of

administration shall promulgate rules and regulations, pursuant to

the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, which rules

and regulations shall be subject to the approval of the capitol

building commission, to implement the provisions of this article.

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§4-8-5. Contracts and changes requiring commission approval.

No contract or contracts which will result in physical changes

to the capitol building or any approaches, structures or facilities

incidental thereto shall be let, nor shall any physical changes be

made not requiring a contract, until approval of the commission has

been obtained.

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Acts, 2010 Reg. Sess., Ch. 32.

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

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