6-9A-1 Declaration of legislative policy
6-9A-2 Definitions
6-9A-3 Proceedings to be open; public notice of meetings
6-9A-4 Exceptions
6-9A-5 Minutes
6-9A-6 Enforcement by injunctions; actions in violation of article voidable; voidability of bond issues
6-9A-7 Violation of article; criminal penalties; attorney fees and expenses in civil actions
6-9A-8 Acting by reference; written ballots
6-9A-9 Broadcasting or recording meetings
6-9A-10 Open governmental meetings committee
6-9A-11 Request for advisory opinion; maintaining confidentiality
6-9A-12 Duty of attorney general, secretary of state, clerks of the county commissions and city clerks or recorders

Terms Used In West Virginia Code > Chapter 6 > Article 9A

  • Decision: means any determination, action, vote or final disposition of a motion, proposal, resolution, order, ordinance or measure on which a vote of the governing body is required at any meeting at which a quorum is present. See West Virginia Code 6-9A-2
  • Emergency meeting: means any meeting called by a governing body for the purpose of addressing an unexpected event which requires immediate attention because it poses:

     . See West Virginia Code 6-9A-2

  • Executive session: means any meeting or part of a meeting of a governing body which is closed to the public. See West Virginia Code 6-9A-2
  • Governing body: means the members of any public agency having the authority to make decisions for or recommendations to a public agency on policy or administration, the membership of a governing body consists of two or more members. See West Virginia Code 6-9A-2
  • in writing: include any representation of words, letters or figures, whether by printing, engraving, writing or otherwise. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Meeting: means the convening of a governing body of a public agency for which a quorum is required in order to make a decision or to deliberate toward a decision on any matter which results in an official action. See West Virginia Code 6-9A-2
  • oath: shall be deemed to include an affirmation and the word "swear" or "sworn" to be complied with if the person referred to make solemn affirmation. See West Virginia Code 2-2-7
  • offense: includes every act or omission for which a fine, forfeiture or punishment is imposed by law. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Official action: means action which is taken by virtue of power granted by law, ordinance, policy, rule, or by virtue of the office held. See West Virginia Code 6-9A-2
  • Public agency: means any administrative or legislative unit of state, county or municipal government, including any department, division, bureau, office, commission, authority, board, public corporation, section, committee, subcommittee or any other agency or subunit of the foregoing, authorized by law to exercise some portion of executive or legislative power. See West Virginia Code 6-9A-2
  • Regular meeting: means a meeting of a governing body at which the regular business of the public is conducted. See West Virginia Code 6-9A-2
  • Special meeting: means a meeting of a governing body other than a regular meeting or an emergency meeting. See West Virginia Code 6-9A-2
  • state: when applied to a part of the United States and not restricted by the context, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" also include the said district and territories. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10