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(3). Where posted.

There is no requirement for posting the notice of an executive session. Under the statute, the presiding officer simply can give notice orally during the course of the meeting.

b. Fees for records.

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

K. On-line dissemination.

When requested records are transferred to FOIA requesters by e-mail or are downloaded by requesters from a government website, no fees should be assessed as the government body would have incurred no “actual cost of reproduction.”

G. Settlement records


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5. Threat to human life

There are no cases in West Virginia where the courts have discussed the issue of a matter subpoenaed involving a threat to human life.

A. Exemptions in the open meetings statute.

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

3. Contact of interested amici.

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has a substantial interest in reporters' rights of access to government information and frequently files friend-of-the-court briefs for open records issues when they are being considered at the highest appeal level in the state. Other news organizations and associations within the state also may want to support your position by filing amicus briefs, since any decision in your case will affect them all.

K. Gun permits.

West Virginia requires those who desire to carry concealed weapons to obtain a license. W. Va. Code § 61-7-4. The license application must be made to the county sheriff. If the license is granted after an investigation, the County Sheriff is required to forward to the Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police a certified copy of the approved application. The Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police is required to maintain a register of all persons who have been issues concealed weapons licenses. W. Va. Code § 61-7-4.

5. Arrest records.

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