H. B. 4082
(By Delegates J. Martin, Varner, Love,
Nesbitt and Stalnaker)
[Introduced January 17, 1996; referred to the
Committee on Government Organization.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section four, article two, chapter
twenty-nine of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, continuing the state
geological and economic survey until the first day of July,
two thousand two.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section four, article two, chapter twenty-nine of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
§29-2-4. State geological and economic survey; director.
Pursuant to the provisions of
section four, article ten,
chapter four of this code, the state geological and economic
survey shall continue to exist until the first day of July, one
thousand nine hundred ninety-six,to allow for the completion of
an audit by the joint committee on government operations two
thousand two. The governor shall appoint as director of the
survey a geologist of established reputation. The director may
employ such assistants and employees as he may deem necessary.
He shall also determine the compensation of all persons employed by the survey, and may remove them at pleasure.
The director may set such reasonable fees as may be
necessary to recover additional costs incurred in performing
geological and analytical analyses. These fees shall be
deposited in the state treasury in a special revenue account, to
be known as the "Geological and Analytical Services Fund." The
director is hereby authorized to expend such funds, as are
appropriated by the Legislature, from this fund for the purpose
of defraying said costs.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to continue the State
Geological and Economic Survey until July 1, 2002, pursuant to
the West Virginia Sunset Law.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language
that would be added.
This bill is recommended by the Joint Committee on
Government Operations for passage during the 1996 Regular Session
of the Legislature.