WEST VIRGINIA CODE
WVC 5 B- 2 C- 6
§5B-2C-6. Periodic reports.
(a) The academy will prepare and produce an annual report on
the state of science and technology in West Virginia and submit it
to the governor, the speaker of the House of Delegates, the
president of the Senate and the joint commission on economic
development or before the first day of July of each year. The
report shall address all aspects of research, development and
commercialization that the academy council deems material,
including, but not limited to:
(1) Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to West
Virginia's research, development and commercialization environment
(2) Options for actions by the Legislature and the governor to
maximize the ability of the state to attract investment, grants and
infrastructure development to support growth of science and
technology research, development and commercialization in the
(3) The status of, and options to improve, scientific and
technological entrepreneurship in West Virginia; and
(4) The status of, and options to improve, the collaboration
of institutions of higher education in obtaining competitive
research awards and grants.
(b) In preparing its annual report, the council may utilize
the technical support available to it through the West Virginia
development office, the West Virginia department for education and arts, the West Virginia experimental program to stimulate
competitive research (EPSCoR), the West Virginia higher education
system, federal and state agencies and other entities that have an
interest in fostering science and technology research, development
and commercialization in this state.
(c) Each month, an academy representative shall meet with
legislative and executive leaders to provide updates and
information concerning opportunities, issues and progress of
science, technology and commercialization in the state.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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