Senate Bill No. 343
(By Senators Snyder and Weeks)
[Introduced January 24, 2003; referred to the Committee on
A BILL to amend and reenact section two, article one, chapter four
of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred
thirty-one, as amended, relating to appropriation of special
revenue funds by the Legislature.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section two, article one, chapter four of the code of
West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. OFFICERS, MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES; APPROPRIATIONS;
INVESTIGATIONS; DISPLAY OF FLAGS; RECORDS; USE OF
CAPITOL BUILDING; PREFILING OF BILLS AND
RESOLUTIONS; STANDING COMMITTEES; INTERIM MEETINGS;
NEXT MEETING OF THE SENATE.
§4-1-2. How appropriations made and applied.
shall may be appropriated by resolution of either house, or by joint resolution of the Legislature; but when any
money has been appropriated by law, the application of the same
money, in pursuance of the law, may be directed by resolution.
All special revenue funds, unless mandated by the state
constitution, shall be appropriated by the Legislature,
notwithstanding any other provision of this code to the contrary.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require appropriation of
special revenue funds by the Legislature.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would