§5B-2B-8. Powers and duties of the commission

Published: 2015

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WVC 5 B- 2 B- 8

§5B-2B-8. Powers and duties of the commission.

(a) The commission shall make a continued investigation, study

and review of the practices, policies and procedures of the

workforce investment strategies and programs implemented in the


(b) The commission has the authority to conduct or cause to be

conducted performance audits upon local workforce investment


(c) For purposes of carrying out its duties, the commission is

hereby empowered and authorized to examine witnesses and to

subpoena persons, books, records, documents, papers or any other

tangible things it believes should be examined to make a complete

investigation. All witnesses appearing before the commission shall

testify under oath or affirmation, and any member of the commission

may administer oaths or affirmations to witnesses. To compel the

attendance of witnesses at hearings or the production of any books,

records, documents, papers or any other tangible things, the

commission is hereby empowered and authorized to issue subpoenas,

signed by one of the chairpersons, in accordance with section five,

article one, chapter four of this code. Subpoenas are to be served

by any person authorized by law to serve and execute legal process

and service is to be made without charge. Witnesses subpoenaed to

attend hearings are to be allowed the same mileage and per diem as

are allowed witnesses before any petit jury in this state. If any

person subpoenaed to appear at any hearing refuses to appear or to answer inquiries there propounded, or fails or refuses to produce

books, records, documents, papers or other tangible things within

his or her control when they are demanded, the commission shall

report the facts to the circuit court of Kanawha County or any

other court of competent jurisdiction and the court may compel

obedience to the subpoena as though the subpoena had been issued by

the court in the first instance.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session

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