§5-20-5. Executive sessions authorized; demand to be heard in open hearing


Published: 2015

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WVC 5-20-5

§5-20-5. Executive sessions authorized; demand to be heard in open

hearing.

Notwithstanding any provisions of article nine-a, chapter six

of the code to the contrary, the commission shall have the power

and authority to hold executive sessions for the purpose of

establishing policy or an agenda and for the purpose of

interrogating any witness or witnesses. If a witness desires to

testify or be interrogated in a public or open hearing, such

witness shall have the right to demand the same and shall not be

heard otherwise. Conversely, if a witness desires to testify or be

heard in executive session, he shall notify the commission of his

desire and shall assign reasons therefor and the commission may,

after consideration of the reasons assigned for such request, grant

the same. If such request is refused, such refusal shall not

constitute grounds for the refusal to testify. The commission may

permit members of the staff of the commission to attend and be

present during any executive session of the commission, whether for

the taking of evidence or otherwise.





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