West Virginia

B. Probate

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West Virginia

(5). Other information required in notice.

The contents of the notice are left up to the governing body to determine when it promulgates its notice regulations. At a minimum, the Act requires the notice to state the date, time, place and agenda of regular meetings, and the time, place and purpose of special meetings. Every notice given by the governing bodies of the executive branch of the state must include the time, place and purpose of the meeting.

1. Statutory, regulatory or court-set time limits for agency response.

W. Va. Code § 29B-1-3(4), mandates that each "custodian, upon demand for records made under this statute, shall as soon as practicable but within a maximum of five days not including Saturdays, Sundays or legal holidays:

(a) Furnish copies of the requested information;

(b) Advise the person making the request of the time and place at which he may inspect and copy the materials; or

(c) Deny the request stating in writing the reasons for such denial."

a. Administrative forum.

There is no provision in the Open Meetings Act for an administrative challenge to a public agency's actions. However, it is possible that some agencies may have promulgated regulations that provide such an administrative forum. In that case, provisions regarding time limits for requesting or receiving a ruling or subsequent administrative remedies should also be contained in the agency's regulations. With few exceptions, such regulations must be filed with the office of the Secretary of State and can be obtained either from that office or from the agency involved.

B. Anonymous juries

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3. Commission or agency enforcement.

Neither the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act nor the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act provides for commission or agency enforcement.

(2). Are minutes a public record?

(This section is blank. See the point above.)

D. Court action.

(This section is blank. See the subpoints below.)