H. B. 2696
(By Delegates Stemple, Michael, Varner,
Stalnaker, Mezzatesta, Shaver and Williams)
[Passed March 5, 2003; in effect ninety days from passage.]
AN ACT to amend and reenact section four-b, article one, chapter
nineteen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to the authority of
the commissioner of agriculture to increase certain fees to
cover the costs of certain services and removing certain
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section four-b, article one, chapter nineteen of the code
of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
§19-1-4b. Authority of commissioner to increase certain fees by
rules or regulations.
The commissioner is hereby authorized to promulgate and adopt
rules in accordance with the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, fixing dues for permits, licenses, certificates,
registrations and laboratory tests when, in the opinion of the
commissioner, it becomes necessary to increase these fees in order
to cover the costs of providing the services involved or issuing
the permits, licenses, certificates or registrations applicable.