(a) It is the policy of the Legislature to make no appropriation to pay any claims against the state, cognizable by the court, unless the claim has first been passed upon by the court.
(b) Because a decision of the court is a recommendation to the
Legislature based upon a finding of moral obligation, and the
enactment process of passage of legislation authorizing payments of
claims recommended by the court is at legislative discretion, no
right of appeal exists to findings and award recommendations of the
court of claims and they are not subject to judicial review.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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