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West Virginia

West Virginia

West Virginia (WV)


Capital: Charleston

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State Code

Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
1,805,832
Population 2017 1,817,048
Population 2016 1,830,929
Below Poverty 2018 15.9
Below Poverty 2017 19.1
Below Poverty 2016 17.9
Employment – Population Ratio 2018
51.0
Employment – Population Ratio 2017 50.5
Employment – Population Ratio 2016 49.9
Unemployed 2018 5.3
Unemployed 2017 5.2
Unemployed 2016 6.1
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 6,937
STATE FACTS
West Virginia is the only state in the Union to have acquired its sovereignty by proclamation of the President of the United States.
West Virginia’s nickname is the Mountain State, and its motto is “Mountaineers are always free.”
West Virginia has a mean altitude of 1,500 feet, giving it the highest average altitude east of the Mississippi.

Government

ELECTED OFFICIALS
 Governor
Jim Justice (D)
 Lieutenant Governor  Mitch Carmichael (R)
 Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R)
 Secretary of State Mac Warner (R)
 State Senate Control R – 20; D – 14
 State House Control R – 59; D – 41

 

 

Legislative Process

LEGISLATIVE DATES AND DEADLINES
Convenes January 9, 2019
Sine Die Adjournment  March 9, 2019
Committee Action Deadlines N/A
Crossover Deadline February 27, 2019
Carryover from Previous Session Yes (2019 – 2020)
Governor’s Signing Deadline (in session) Five days, Sundays excepted
Governor’s Signing Deadline (after adjournment) 15 days following adjournment, Sundays excepted
Veto Override 2/3 majority
Legislation Effective Date 90 days after passage

 

 

 

Notable Laws & Legislation

SAFE Act
Security Breach Notification Law

AFSA Comment Letters

Enforcement

Consumer Complaints

 

Regulatory Actions

Featured Regulations
Regulatory Guidelines

Trade Associations

  • West Virginia Consumer Finance Association

 

Political Geography


Map of Legislative Districts
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County Map
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