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WVC 17 - 26 - 12 §17-26-12. Governor to determine bond counsel.
The governor shall select a competent person or firm to serve as bond counsel who shall be responsible for the issuance of a final approving opinion regarding the legality of the sale of general obligation bonds issued pursuant to this article. Notwithstanding the provisions of article three, chapter five of this code, bond counsel may represent the state in court, render advice and provide other legal services as may be requested by the governor, the secretary or the commissioner regarding any bond issuance pursuant to this article and all other matters relating to the bond issue. The governor may also, in his or her discretion, select a person or firm to serve as underwriter for any issuance pursuant to this article.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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