Senate Bill No. 177
(By Senator Sharpe)
[Introduced January 20, 2003; referred to the Committee on
Government Organization; and then to the Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section three-a, article two-a, chapter
twenty-nine of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to the authority of
the aeronautics commission to expend funds.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section three-a, article two-a, 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:
ARTICLE 2A. STATE AERONAUTICS COMMISSION.
§29-2A-3a. Expenses of civil air patrol; commission may expend
funds pursuant to rules.
The commission, in addition to all other powers and functions
authorized by law, is hereby authorized and empowered to expend
state funds: (1) For educational purposes, including, but not
limited to, the purchase of civil air patrol aviation education training aid books, materials and equipment; (2) to defray
maintenance, repair and replacement costs of civil air patrol
aircraft; (3) to purchase and obtain supplies and equipment for the
civil air patrol; and (4) to maintain the communications network
for the civil air patrol.
No expenditure of state funds for any such purposes may be
made unless the purchase order is first approved by the commission
in accordance with the commission's rules
and regulations relating
thereto. Only funds specifically appropriated by the Legislature
for such purposes may be so expended by the commission and funds so
appropriated shall be expended for no other purposes.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide the Aeronautics
Commission latitude to fund and sponsor training and conference
attendance related to the commission's duties.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would