§4-10-3. Definitions.

As used in this article, unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

(a) “Agency” or “state agency” means a state governmental entity, including any bureau, department, division, commission, agency, committee, office, board, authority, subdivision, program, council, advisory body, cabinet, panel, system, task force, fund, compact, institution, survey, position, coalition or other entity in the State of West Virginia.

(b) “Agency review” means a review performed on agencies of a department pursuant to the provisions of this article.

(c) “Committee” means the Joint Committee on Government Operations.

(d) “Compliance review” means a review for compliance with recommendations contained in a previous agency review or regulatory board review conducted pursuant to the provisions of this article and may include further inquiry of other issues as directed by the President, the Speaker, the Legislative Auditor, the committee or the joint standing committee.

(e) “Department” means the departments created within the executive branch, headed by a secretary appointed by the Governor, as authorized by the Code of West Virginia.

(f) “Department presentation” means a presentation by a department pursuant to the provisions of this article.

(g) “Division” means the Performance Evaluation and Research Division, the Post Audit Division, or any division of the Legislative Auditor’s Office.

(h) “Joint standing committee” means the joint standing committee on Government Organization.

(i) “Privatize” means a contract to procure the services of a private vendor to provide a service that is similar to, and/or in lieu of, a service provided by a state agency.

(j) “Regulatory Board” means a board that regulates professions and occupations, created under the provisions of chapter thirty of this code.

(k) “Regulatory Board Review” means a review performed on a regulatory board pursuant to the provisions of this article.