H. B. 2306
(By Delegates Boggs, Swartzmiller and Hamilton)
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
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
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