§19-7-9. State fair of West Virginia; ex officio members of board of directors; appropriations; authority to propose rules.

(a) The corporation formerly known as "Greenbrier Valley fair" is designated "the state fair of West Virginia"; with the exclusive right to the use of that designation.

(b) The Governor and commissioner of agriculture are ex officio members of the board of directors of the fair association for the purpose of protecting the interests of the state in the awarding of premiums and in the arrangement of the agriculture and other exhibits.

(c) The provisions of this section may not alter, change or alienate the rights of any other association, organization or individual entitled to benefits under the provisions of this article, except as to the use of the name designated in subsection (a) of this section.

(d) For the purpose of encouraging agriculture and industry, the state fair of West Virginia is not limited to the appropriations authorized by section one of this article. Nothing contained in this article may be construed or interpreted to prevent the state fair of West Virginia from receiving the benefit of any sum specifically appropriated for its use by the Legislature to pay awards and exhibition expenses.

Bill History For §19-7-9

1949 Regular Session
House Bill 186