§5-11A-9. Administration; authority and responsibility; delegation of authority; appointment of administrative law judges; location of conciliation meetings; administrative review; cooperation of the commission and executive departments and agencies ...


Published: 2015

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WVC 5-11A-9

§5-11A-9. Administration; authority and responsibility; delegation

of authority; appointment of administrative law judges;

location of conciliation meetings; administrative

review; cooperation of the commission and executive

departments and agencies to further fair housing

purposes; functions of the commission.

The authority and responsibility for administering this

article shall be in the West Virginia human rights commission.

The commission may delegate any of its functions, duties and

powers to employees of the human rights commission, including

functions, duties and powers with respect to investigating,

conciliating, hearing, determining, ordering, certifying, reporting

or otherwise acting as to any work, business or matter under this

article. The person to whom such delegations are made with respect

to hearing functions, duties and powers shall be a licensed

attorney. Insofar as possible, conciliation meetings shall be held

in the county where the discriminatory housing practices allegedly

occurred. The commission shall by rule prescribe such rights of

appeal from the decisions of its administrative law judges to other

administrative law judges or to other officers in the commission,

to boards of officers or to itself, as shall be appropriate and in

accordance with law.

All executive departments and agencies shall administer their

programs and activities relating to housing, including any agency

having regulatory or supervisory authority over financial

institutions, in a manner affirmatively to further the purposes of this article and shall cooperate with the commission to further

such purposes.

The commission may:

(1) Make studies with respect to the nature and extent of

discriminatory housing practices in representative communities,

urban, suburban and rural, throughout the state;

(2) Publish and disseminate reports, recommendations and

information derived from such studies, including reports to the

Legislature specifying the nature and extent of progress made

statewide in eliminating discriminatory housing practices and

furthering the purposes of this article, obstacles remaining to

achieving equal housing opportunity and recommendations for further

legislative or executive action;

(3) Cooperate with and execute such cooperative agreements

with federal agencies as are necessary to carry out the provisions

of this article; and

(4) Administer the programs and activities relating to fair

housing in a manner affirmatively to further the policies of this

article.





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