West Virginia

11. Mug shots.

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A. Delinquency

Overview

West Virginia

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)).

1. Number that must be present.

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G. How are online discussion board posts treated?

There have been no court decisions or agency guidance indicating how online discussion board posts social media postings and messages are to be treated for purposes of FOIA analysis.

S. Vital statistics.

Birth and death certificates are governed by W. Va. Code § 16-5-26, which provides that it is:

IV. PROCEDURE FOR ASSERTING RIGHT OF ACCESS

The 1999 amendments substantially change the language of the personal privacy exception to the Act. The amended W. Va. Code § 6-9A-4(b)(6) provides that executive session is appropriate:

2. Stays pending appeal

A motion for a stay of the proceedings during an appeal must first be made to the circuit court where the judgment or order desired to be appealed from was entered. If the circuit court refuses to grant a stay, the moving party may, upon written notice to the opposite party, apply to the Supreme Court for a stay.