§11B-2-11. Estimates of revenue; reports on revenue collections; withholding department funds on noncompliance.
(a) Prior to the beginning of each fiscal year, the secretary shall estimate the revenue to be collected month by month by each classification of tax for that fiscal year as it relates to the official estimate of revenue for each tax for that fiscal year and the secretary shall certify this estimate to the governor and the legislative auditor and the West Virginia investment management board by the first day of July for that fiscal year.

(1) The secretary shall ascertain the collection of the revenue of the state and shall determine for each month of the fiscal year the proportion which the amount actually collected during a month bears to the collection estimated by him or her for that month. The secretary shall certify to the governor, the legislative auditor and the investment management board, as soon as possible after the close of each month, and not later than the fifteenth day of each month, and at other times as the governor, the legislative auditor or the investment management board may request, the condition of the state revenues and of the several funds of the state and the proportion which the amount actually collected during the preceding month bears to the collection estimated by him or her for that month. The secretary shall include in this certification the same information previously certified for prior months in each fiscal year. For the purposes of this section, the secretary shall have the authority to require all necessary estimates and reports from any spending unit of the state government.

(2) If the secretary fails to certify to the governor, the legislative auditor and the investment management board the information required by this subsection within the time specified herein, the legislative auditor shall notify the auditor and treasurer of the failure and thereafter no funds appropriated to the department of revenue may be expended until the secretary has certified the information required by this subsection.

(b) Prior to the first day of July of each fiscal year, the secretary shall estimate daily revenue flows for the general revenue fund for the next fiscal year as it relates to the official estimate of revenue. Subsequent to the end of each fiscal year, the secretary shall compare the projected daily revenue flows with the actual daily revenue flows from the previous year. The secretary may for any month or months, at his or her discretion, revise the annual projections of the daily revenue flows. The secretary shall certify to the governor, the legislative auditor and the investment management board, as soon as possible after the close of each month and not later than the fifteenth day of each month, and at other times as the governor, the legislative auditor or the investment management board may request, the condition of the general revenue fund and the comparison of the projected daily revenue flows with the actual daily revenue flows. If the secretary fails to certify to the governor, the legislative auditor and the investment management board the information required by this subsection within the time specified herein, the legislative auditor shall notify the auditor and treasurer of the failure and thereafter no funds appropriated to the department of revenue may be expended until the secretary has certified the information required by this subsection.