Senate Bill No. 439
(By Senators Chafin and Bailey)
[Introduced February 19, 1996; referred to the Committee
on Government Organization; and then to the Committee on
A BILL to amend and reenact section eleven, article one, chapter
seven of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to increasing the
value of commodities or printing that county commissions may
purchase without competitive bids.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section eleven, article one, chapter seven of the code
of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. COUNTY COMMISSIONS GENERALLY.
§7-1-11. Purchasing in open market or competitive bids.
County commissions may make a purchase of commodities and
five ten thousand dollars or less in amount in the open market, but a purchase of and contract for commodities and
printing over five ten thousand dollars shall be based on
competitive bids, except in case of emergency.
The county commission of any county is hereby authorized and
empowered to promulgate rules
and regulations governing the
procedure of competitive bids.
As used in this section, the terms "commodities" and
"printing" shall have the same meaning as those terms are defined
in section one, article one, chapter five-a of this code.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to raise from $5000 to
$10,000 the amount of commodities or printing a county commission
may purchase without competitive bidding.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language
that would be added.