WEST VIRGINIA CODE
WVC 4 - 2 B- 1
§4-2B-1. Job creation work groups.
(a)(1) The Legislature finds that an array of economic
development initiatives have been taken by the Legislature, the
Governor and various agencies of the Executive to promote the
growth of job opportunities for residents of the state, including,
but not limited to:
(A) An extensive reduction of business tax burdens, workers'
compensation reform, and significant investment in university
(B) Providing new and expanding businesses with technical and
financial assistance to train, retrain and upgrade the skills of
(C) Providing the curricula of an expanding Community and
Technical College System that is highly responsive to business and
workforce needs; and
(D) Broad based nationwide and global marketing of the
advantages of West Virginia as a place to do business, to work and
(2) These efforts are promoting a positive business climate
and continued business growth in the state. The Legislature finds,
however, that more can be done. The Legislature expects to
continuously examine and consider legislative proposals for further
actions that can be taken to increase jobs available in this state
by encouraging the expansion of existing industries and business,
both large and small, in this state, and by attracting to this state new industries and businesses that will complement the
state's ongoing efforts to compete in the national and global
economies. The Legislature further finds that it can promote the
effectiveness of its consideration of these proposals as well as
provide a source of other ideas for the same by authorizing the
formation of job creation work groups to gather information in
person at locations within and outside the state in order to
observe first hand the best practices for job creation developed
(b) The President of the Senate may establish one or more
Senate job creation work groups, composed of one or more members of
the Senate. The Speaker of the House of Delegates may establish
one or more House of Delegates job creation work groups, composed
of one or more members of the House of Delegates.
(c) Each job creation work group shall conduct its activities
under the direction of the appointing presiding officer,
independently or in cooperation with the Department of Commerce,
the West Virginia Development Office, or other executive office or
agency of the state. The work group shall conduct meetings and
visitations as it is directed by the appointing presiding officer
for the purposes of obtaining information available to assist the
Legislature's efforts to take effective action to increase and
attract jobs in West Virginia. The primary purpose of a job
creation workgroup is to become a resource for other members of its
respective house of the Legislature. The work group shall also meet with existing businesses and organizations to further develop
resources currently available to expand upon and grow job
opportunities within the state. Each member of a job creation work
group may make proposals or recommendations on this subject as an
individual member of the Legislature. The work group exists until
terminated by the appointing presiding officer.
(d) The expenses of a job creation work group shall be paid
from the funds of the respective house in which it is established.
The members of the work group may receive no compensation for their
services other than actual expenses incurred in the discharge of
their duties as members of work group, subject to the limitations
provided for the reimbursement of travel and other expenses
incurred in the performance of duties as a member of the
Legislature under article two-a of this chapter.
(e) The provisions of this section expire and are of no force
and effect after December 31, 2014.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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