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Senate Bill No. 335

(By Senators Bowman, K. Facemyer, Guills, Prezioso, Unger, Minard, Plymale, Jenkins, Yost and Green)


[Introduced February 24, 2009; referred to the Committee on Government Organization; and then to the Committee on Finance.]


A BILL to amend and reenact §29-1-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to authorizing distribution of fairs and festivals' funding by the Commissioner of the Division of Culture and History.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §29-1-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
§29-1-11. Power to accept and receive funds; power to apply for grants; disbursal of funds; restrictions on expenditure; disposition of funds heretofore received or appropriated.

The division may, in the name of the State of West Virginia, through the commissioner or its commissions, accept and receive grants, appropriations, gifts, bequests and funds from any public or private source for the purpose of carrying out the duties and purposes of this article. The division may, through the commissioner or its commissions, apply for grants from the federal government, private foundations and any other source for the purposes of this article. All funds received from any source shall be paid into the Treasury of the state and disbursed upon warrant by the State Auditor following requisition by the division. Such requisitions shall be signed by the commissioner or by such other person as the commissioner may authorize by written document deposited with the auditor or, in the event of emergency, by the Governor or the Governor's designee. No funds or gifts received from any source shall be expended or used for any purpose other than that intended as evidenced by a positive and affirmative declaration or by a negative restriction or limitation.
The division may assist in the promotion and operation of an annual state fair and other regional or local fairs and festivals entitled to aid when funds are available and to expend those funds for the support and development of fairs and festivals.
All federal or state funds received to provide grants-in-aid or awards to further the purposes of this article shall be approved and distributed by the appropriate commission established by this article.

(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to authorize the Commissioner of the Division of Culture and History to distribute fairs and festivals funding.

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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