W. Va. Code R. § 14-7-3 - Meetings of the Board

Current through Register Vol. XXXIX, No. 11, March 18, 2022

3.1. The Board shall hold a regular meeting at least once a year at which time an examination of applicants for license shall be given. This meeting will be held on the second Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of July, unless otherwise directed by the president, but Tuesday is to be applicable when the president of the Board deems it advisable for purpose of further business session or the secretary for purpose of further examination of applicants taking the Board examinations or by majority vote of the members of the Board.
3.2. Special meetings of the Board shall be held upon request of a majority of the members of the Board or upon the call of the secretary as directed by the president. The meetings may be held in person or by teleconference. A minimum of five (5) days notice of such meeting shall be given in writing setting forth the time and place of such meeting.
3.3. Quorums - Before any action can be taken on any matter properly before the Board, at least a majority of the current members must be in attendance at the place and time set for the meeting of the Board. A majority vote of the members in attendance is required before any motion is passed.
3.4. Whenever there are matters requiring action by the Board in the interim between meetings, the president may submit such matters to all members of the Board by mail and, if a vote is required, members may cast their votes by mail, facsimile, or e-mail ballots and such votes shall be recorded and shall have the same force and effect as if cast in a regular or special meeting. The president shall have authority to submit matters to the Board by mail, facsimile, or e-mail at any time, at his discretion, and shall do so upon the written request of one or more members of the Board.
3.5. The following procedure will be followed to permit guests to address the Board at meetings:
(a) all guests will sign the guest sign-in sheet; if there are written materials for the Board members, the guests will leave them on the sign-in table; guests will not distribute materials to Board members;
(b) at the time designated for speakers to address the Board, guests will be called upon to speak one at a time using the guest sign-in sheet;
(c) each guest will be allotted five minutes to speak; a member of the Board may move that additional time be allotted to a guest up to a maximum of an additional ten minutes; if the motion is approved by a majority of the Board, the speaker may proceed for the period of time described in the motion;
(d) questions may be asked by any Board member of any guest speaker; the speaker will be recognized for a response;
(e) the Board will not enter into a discussion or debate with any guest speaker;
(f) the Board President will take the matter(s) presented under advisement, and if appropriate, refer the matter to the Executive Committee for review;
(g) if any guest disrupts the meeting so that orderly conduct of the meeting is compromised, the Board President will ask that the guest be removed from the room;
(h) if any guest continues to interrupt the orderly conduct of the meeting, the Board President will advise the guest that he/she may be arrested for committing a misdemeanor crime with a possible penalty of a $100 fine an/or imprisonment in the county jail of up to six months as listed in the W. Va. Code § 61-6-19, Willful disruption of governmental processes;
(i) if the guest persists in his/her disruptive behavior, the Board President shall ask that the guest be arrested for violating the W. Va. Code § 61-6-19, Willful disruption of governmental processes.

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