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Introduced Version Senate Bill 477 History

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SB477 intr
Senate Bill No. 477

(By Senator Tomblin (Mr. President), Palumbo, Stollings and Plymale)

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[Introduced February 4, 2010; referred to the Committee on Government Organization.]

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A BILL to amend and reenact §4-1-23 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to reports that are supposed to be filed with the Legislature, Legislative Manager, Legislative Auditor, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates or the Joint Committee on Government and Finance; requiring copies of the reports to be submitted to the Legislative Librarian; requiring the copies to be submitted on electronic media or by way of the internet; and providing that failure to comply is nonfeasance.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §4-1-23 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. OFFICERS, MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES; APPROPRIATIONS; INVESTIGATIONS; DISPLAY OF FLAGS; RECORDS; USE OF CAPITOL BUILDING; PREFILING OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS; STANDING COMMITTEES; INTERIM MEETINGS; NEXT MEETING OF THE SENATE.

§4-1-23. Annual reports to be sent to the Legislative Librarian.
(a) Any state officer, person, office, agency, commission or board required by any section of this code to provide an annual a report to the Legislature, Legislative Manager, Legislative Auditor, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates or the Joint Committee on Government and Finance shall in addition submit a copy of the report to the Legislative Librarian and may shall submit it the copy on electronic media to be filed in the same manner as a printed annual report required by the Legislative Manager, or transmitted electronically via by way of the Internet. Any report filed in an electronic format shall be considered as having satisfied the filing requirements.
(b) If an office, agency, commission or board submits its annual report electronically, it shall transmit an electronic copy to the legislative manager.
(c) All audit reports shall be submitted to the Legislative Manager and may be submitted on electronic media or transmitted electronically via the Internet.
(b) Failure to comply with this section is nonfeasance.

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(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to establish centralized filing system for reports required to be filed with the Legislature, Legislative Manager, Legislative Auditor, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates or the Joint Committee on Government and Finance. Centralized filing will enable the reports to be made publicly available and tracked to ensure that required reports have been filed. The bill also requires the copies of the reports to be filed on electronic media or by way of the Internet and that failure to comply with its provisions is nonfeasance.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.)
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