(1) A penalty fee to be assessed against spending units of state government who submit claims for payment of goods and services when those claims are authorized to be paid by use of a state purchasing card and the spending unit has failed to utilize the state purchasing card; and
(2) A transaction fee to be assessed against spending units of state government for every transaction received, electronically or otherwise, by the auditor from the centralized accounting system.
(b) All fees collected under this section shall be deposited into the "Technology Support and Acquisition Fund" which is hereby created in the state treasury to be administered by the auditor. The auditor and treasurer shall use moneys deposited in the fund to maintain and develop the state purchasing card program, support the fiscal operations of the state, including the state centralized accounting system, and to acquire and improve the technology required to support these functions: Provided, That expenditures from the fund are authorized from collections and are to be made only in accordance with an appropriation by the Legislature and in accordance with the provision of article three of this chapter and upon fulfillment of the provisions set forth in article two, chapter five-a of this code: Provided, however, That for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth day of June, one thousand nine hundred ninety-eight, expenditures from the fund may be made from collections: Provided further, That the Legislature is exempt from any fees imposed under this section.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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