§29-12-2. Definitions.

As used in this article, unless the context otherwise clearly requires:

(a) "Board" means the state Board of Risk and Insurance Management.

(b) "Company" means and includes corporations, associations, partnerships and individuals.

(c) "Insurance" means all forms of insurance and bonding services available for protection and indemnification of the state and its officials, employees, properties, activities and responsibilities against loss or damage or liability, including fire, marine, casualty, and surety insurance.

(d) "Insurance company" means all insurers or insurance carriers, including, but not limited to, stock insurance companies, mutual insurance companies, reciprocal and interinsurance exchanges, and all other types of insurers and insurance carriers, including life, accident, health, fidelity, indemnity, casualty, hospitalization and other types and kinds of insurance companies, organizations and associations, but excepting and excluding workers' compensation coverage.

(e) "State property activities" and "state responsibilities" means and includes all operations, boards, commissions, works, projects and functions of the state, its properties, officials, agents and employees which, within the scope and in the course of governmental employment, may be subject to liability, loss, damage, risks and hazards recognized to be and normally included within insurance and bond coverages.

(f) "State property" means all property belonging to the State of West Virginia and any boards or commissions thereof wherever situated and which is the subject of risk or reasonably considered to be subject to loss or damage or liability by any single occurrence of any event insured against.

Bill History For §29-12-2

1991 Regular Session
Senate Bill 132
1957 Regular Session
Senate Bill 335