WEST virginia legislature
2018 regular session
House Bill 2841
By Delegates Howell, Frich, Dean, Harshbarger, Hill, Foster, G., Martin, Criss and Lewis
[Originating the Committee on Finance;
February 5, 2018]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §5F-2-8, relating to requiring board members to attend a board meeting in order to be compensated for that meeting; requiring the member to attest in writing to his or her attendance; requiring certain board members or officers to witness the same; and requiring records related to attendance of certain board meetings be kept for at least five years.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 2. TRANSFER OF AGENCIES AND BOARDS.
§5F-2-8. Compensation requirements for board members.
In order for a member of those boards identified in section one of this article to be compensated for a board meeting he or she must have actually attended that meeting. Actual attendance requires the member to attend the meeting in person or by telephone so long as the member is able to participate in any discussions or votes that arise during the meeting. Board members who seek to be compensated for a meeting must sign a document attesting that he or she attended that meeting. The document must be witnessed and signed by the executive director or another board member who also attended the meeting for which compensation is sought. The document shall be retained for a period of at least five years from the date of the meeting for which compensation is sought.