CHAPTER 5. GENERAL POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNOR, SECRETARY OF STATE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL; BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS; MISCELLANEOUS AGENCIES, COMMISSIONS, OFFICES, PROGRAMS, ETC.
§5-22A-4. Design-Build Board and members; appointments; expense reimbursement; meetings.
(a) The Design-Build Board is continued within the Department of Administration and is composed of the following nine members who are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate: Two contractors licensed in the State of West Virginia; one architect licensed in the State of West Virginia; one professional engineer licensed in the State of West Virginia; the Secretary of the Department of Administration, ex officio; one representative from labor; and three other members of the public at large. Members of the board are not entitled to compensation for services performed as members, but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred for each day in which he or she is engaged in the discharge of official business, in accordance with rules promulgated pursuant to section eleven, article three, chapter twelve of this code and travel management policies adopted by the Department of Administration. Each member of the board shall take and subscribe to the oath or affirmation required pursuant to section five, article IV of the Constitution of West Virginia.
(b) Terms of office are for three years, which are staggered in accordance with the initial appointments under prior enactment of this section, each term ending on the same day of the same month of the year as did the term which it succeeds. Each member holds office from the date of his or her appointment or until his or her successor qualifies for office. When a vacancy occurs as a result of death, resignation or removal in the membership of the board, the Governor shall fill the vacancy by an appointment within thirty days of the vacancy for the unexpired portion of the term in the same manner as original appointments.
(c) The Board shall elect a chairperson and other necessary officers. The Board shall adopt rules for its procedures. Five members of the board is a quorum. A majority of the total membership is necessary to act at all times. Meetings of the board shall be held upon the call of the Secretary of the Department of Administration, the call of the chairperson or the call of any two members of the board: Provided, That the board shall meet at least four times each calendar year and all meetings of the board must be held in accordance with the open governmental proceedings act as set out in article nine-a, chapter six of this code.