If a spending unit purchases or contracts for commodities or
services contrary to the provisions of this article or the rules
and regulations made thereunder, such purchase or contract shall be
void and of no effect. The spending officer of such spending unit,
or any other individual charged with responsibility for the
purchase or contract, shall be personally liable for the costs of
such purchase or contract and, if already paid out of state funds,
the amount thereof may be recovered in the name of the state in an
appropriate action instituted therefor: Provided, That the state
establishes by a preponderance of the evidence that the individual
acted knowingly and willfully.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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