West Virginia

1. Time limit.

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A. Exemptions in the open meetings statute.

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A. In general

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West Virginia

2. Material unavailable from other sources

The requested material must not be obtainable from other available sources. State ex rel. Charleston Mail Ass'n v. Ranson, and State ex rel. Hudok v. Henry. The court in State ex rel. Hudok v. Henry, supra, recognized there may be a situation where a newsperson is the only individual with credible evidence bearing upon an important issue in a civil case.

c. Other.

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(2). To whom notice is given.

The presiding officer is required to announce to the other members of the governing body and the general public that the public agency is going to go into executive session and to provide the authority for doing so.

a. Denial.

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G. Gifts, trusts and honorary degrees.

The 1999 amendments to the Open Meetings Act permit executive sessions to "avoid the premature disclosure of an honorary degree, scholarship, prize or similar award." (W. Va. Code § 6-9A-4(10)).