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H. B. 2306


(By Delegates Boggs, Swartzmiller and Hamilton)
[Introduced
February 14, 2005 ; referred to the
Committee on Government Organization.]




A BILL to amend and reenact §4-1-23 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §5-1-20 of said code, all relating to requiring that annual reports be recorded on CD-Rom for distribution.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §4-1-23 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted; and that §5-1-20 of said code be amended and reenacted, all to read as follows:
CHAPTER 4. THE LEGISLATURE.

ARTICLE 1. OFFICERS, MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES; APPROPRIATIONS;
INVESTIGATIONS; DISPLAY OF FLAGS; RECORDS; USE OF
CAPITOL BUILDING; PREFILING OF BILLS AND
RESOLUTIONS; STANDING COMMITTEES; INTERIM MEETINGS;
NEXT MEETING OF THE SENATE.
§4-1-23. Annual reports to be sent to the legislative librarian.
Any office, agency, commission or board required by any section of this code to provide an annual report to the Legislature, legislative manager, legislative auditor, the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Delegates or the joint committee on government and finance shall submit the report on CD-Rom to the legislative librarian. All audit reports shall be submitted on CD-Rom to the legislative manager.
CHAPTER 5. GENERAL POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNOR,

SECRETARY OF STATE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL; BOARD

OF PUBLIC WORKS; MISCELLANEOUS AGENCIES, COMMISSIONS,

OFFICES, PROGRAMS, ETC.

ARTICLE 1. THE GOVERNOR.
§5-1-20. Reports to the governor; form and contents; transmission to the Legislature; special reports.

The subordinate officers of the executive department and the officers of all public institutions of the state shall make an annual report to the governor on CD-Rom as soon as possible after the close of each fiscal year, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary. All state officers, boards, commissions, departments and institutions required by law to make reports to the governor, the Legislature or any administrative board or state official shall cover fiscal year periods and such the reports shall be submitted in typewritten form or any legible form produced by mechanical means CD-Rom.
The governor shall by executive order prescribe the general contents of the reports to be submitted to him. The form and format of the reports shall be as prescribed in section twenty-eight, article three, chapter five-a of this code.
The governor shall transmit copies of the report on CD-Rom to the Legislature and lodge a copy of all such reports with the department of archives and history where the same shall be kept as permanent records. All annual reports to the Legislature shall be submitted to the legislative librarian.
The governor may at any time require information in writing, under oath, from any officer, board, department or commission of the executive department or the principal officer or manager of any state institution, upon any subject relating to the condition, management and expense of their respective offices or institutions.


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require that the annual reports of state agencies be placed on CD-Rom for distribution.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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