WVC 38 - 5 B- 16
§38-5B-16. Construction of article; effect on existing law.
Existing law governing the presentment, audit and allowance
of claims against the state, a state agency, or a political
subdivision is not affected hereby and the provisions hereof
shall not be deemed to permit payments in excess of
appropriations not otherwise permitted by law. This article is
remedial in purpose, however, and shall be liberally construed to