(b) In addition to the commissioner's powers set forth in section eleven of this article, the commissioner may sign and execute in the name of the office of alcohol beverage control commissioner one or more contracts or agreements pertaining to the sale or licensing and promotion of proprietary scanner technology by the commissioner, or his or her designated contractual partner, to any interested person, upon terms the commissioner believes to be in the best interests of this state, and to amend, extend or terminate any contract or agreement: Provided, That all contracts are subject to the review process contained in section thirteen, article three, chapter five-a of this chapter.
(c) "Scanner technology" includes any device that uses technology intended to control the access of minors to alcohol and tobacco products and which is capable of:
(1) Capturing the information from a bar code or magnetic strip on a driver's license or identification card issued by the division of motor vehicles;
(2) Producing a declaration of age in print form and storing a record of the event in memory;
(3) Producing an audible, visual and printed result;
(4) Reporting a history of the events, including the ability to transfer the data for archiving and database development purposes; and
(5) Storing at least one thousand events at any time before data is transferred.
(d) Moneys derived from the sale, licensing and promotion of the proprietary scanner technology shall be deposited in a special account in the state treasury to be known as the "Scanner Technology Fund." Expenditures from the fund shall be for the maintenance and development of the proprietary scanner technology described in this section and are not authorized from collections but are to be made only in accordance with appropriation by the Legislature and in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twelve of this code and upon the fulfillment of the provisions set forth in article two, chapter five-a of this code: Provided, That for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth day of June, two thousand four, expenditures are authorized from collections rather than pursuant to an appropriation by the Legislature.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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