WVC 19 - 7 - 10
§19-7-10. Appropriations specifically made available for
For the purpose of encouraging agriculture, forestry and
industries related thereto and the development and progress of the
state, and when appropriations are specifically set out in the
budget bill by the Legislature for any state, county or local
exhibition or community development, when the exhibition or
community development is held in the interest of the public and
substantially supported financially by an association or
corporation not operated for profit, the commissioner of
agriculture may expend any moneys for those purposes and nothing
contained in this article may be construed or interpreted to
prevent the commissioner from paying awards to exhibitors and
expenses in connection with the operation of the exhibition.
The commissioner of agriculture may pay premiums, awards and
provide monetary assistance to the exhibitors at county, community
and state fairs, festivals or events of any agricultural or
horticultural products when appropriations are specifically made
available for specific events or organizations.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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