Administrative Law Division

Administrative Law

Rule-Making Deadlines

Rule Making Deadlines

The deadline dates for the 2020 Legislative session are Wednesday, June 26, 2019 to put a rule out for public comment. Agency Approved filings must be made by 5:00 pm on Friday, July 26, 2019.

Due to the passage of HB118 and SB1006 during Extraordinary Legislative session, rule filing deadlines have been extended exclusively for the provisions of those bills. Agencies or Boards that are required to file rules to comply with these bills will have until 5:00 pm on Friday, August 30, 2019 to put rules out for public comment. The deadline for the Agency Approved filing is 5:00 pm on Monday, September 30, 2019.

New Online Meeting Notice Procedures


After a thorough review of the provisions of the Open Governmental Proceedings Act W. Va. Code §6-9A et seq., the Secretary of State’s office is planning some changes to the procedures for submitting a meeting notice as well as the way they are displayed online. One of the proposed changes is adding a field called “Governing Body” intended to be the name of the group having the meeting. Another significant change would be in lieu of marking a meeting notice “compliant” or “not compliant”, the date and time the meeting notice is accepted will be displayed allowing for easy calculation of the required five (5) business days.

In order to provide notice of these changes, we have proposed procedural rule, 153CSR41, explaining the details. This rule and the changes will become effective on Monday, February 4, 2019.

Executive Records

Executive Records

As the keeper of the Governor’s official papers, there are many documents filed here. Aside from Executive Orders, Proclamations, and Appointments of State Officials there are some miscellaneous records as well.

Each year, the Secretary of State’s office sends reminders to each of the County Commissions in West Virginia reminding them of the requirement to send a list of the Public Service Districts located in their county. Those lists and many other records are available in the Executive Records Search.

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