144. My HOA declaration refers to Chapter 31, Article I, Section 27 that we are to follow and I cannot locate it – can you help us?

Most HOAs registered within the state of West Virginia, prior to 2002, typically include this same reference citation. Your HOA now follows the new statute:
CHAPTER 31E. WEST VIRGINIA NONPROFIT CORPORATION ACT.

Background:
Chapter 31 Corporations (including Article 1 and Sections 27 and 28) was repealed entirely in the 2002 Vol. 1 Acts of the WV Legislature page 471 Chapter 69 House Bill 2899 by adding thereto a new chapter and replaced in full with Chapter 31E West Virginia Nonprofit Corporation Act.

[Passed March 9, 2002; in effect ninety days from passage. Approved by the Governor.]

TIP – Repealed means the removal or reversal of a law. There are two basic types of repeal.
   1.)  a repeal with re-enactment (or replacement) of the repealed law, or
   2.)  a repeal without replacement.