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§10-5-2. West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority; members; organization; officers; employees; meetings; expenses.
(a) The West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority is hereby continued as a public benefit corporation. The Authority shall consist of eleven voting members, who shall be residents of the state, including the Governor or designee, the State Superintendent of Schools, one member of the West Virginia Board of Education to be selected by it annually, and one member of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission to be selected by it annually. The other seven members shall be appointed by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate for overlapping terms of seven years, one term expiring each year. Not less than one appointive member shall come from each congressional district. Employees of noncommercial broadcasting stations in West Virginia are not eligible for appointment to the Authority. Any vacancy among the appointive members shall be filled by the Governor by appointment for the unexpired term.

(b) As of the effective date of the reenactment of this section during the Regular Session of 2005, the Governor or designee serves as chair, for a term not to exceed four years unless extended by act of the Legislature. Thereafter, the Authority shall select the chair. The Authority shall annually select one of its public members as vice chair and shall appoint a secretary who need not be a member of the Authority and who shall keep records of its proceedings.

(c) As of the effective date of the reenactment of this section during the Regular Session of 2005, the Governor shall appoint an Executive Director, at a salary fixed by the Governor, to serve for a term not to exceed four years unless extended by act of the Legislature. Thereafter the Authority shall appoint the Executive Director and fix his or her salary. The Executive Director is responsible for managing and administering the daily functions of the Authority and for performing all other functions necessary to the effective operation of the Authority. The Authority is authorized to establish offices for the proper performance of its duties.

(d) The Authority shall hold at least one annual meeting. The time and place of the meetings shall be established upon its own resolution or at the call of the chairperson of the Authority. The members shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses actually incurred in the performance of their duties in a manner consistent with the guidelines of the Travel Management Office of the Department of Administration.