§5B-2C-6. Periodic reports

Published: 2015

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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

and establishments;

(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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