§12-5-7. Treasurer as financial advisor; selection of necessary parties; employment of bond counsel.
Unless otherwise specifically provided by law, the treasurer may select or serve as financial advisor for all bonds, notes, certificates of participation, certificate transactions and all other forms of securities and indebtedness issued by the state through its departments, commissions, boards or agencies after the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-seven. Unless otherwise specifically provided by law, the governor shall coordinate the issuance of all bonds issued by the state and its departments, commissions, boards and agencies, through the department of administration and the governor shall select all other necessary parties, including, but not limited to, bond, disclosure or other counsel, underwriters, trustee, verification agent and any other professionals necessary to effectuate the issuance of the bonds: Provided, That this section shall not apply to the housing development fund created pursuant to article eighteen, chapter thirty-one of this code; and the hospital finance authority created pursuant to article twenty-nine-a, chapter sixteen of this code; the West Virginia economic development authority created pursuant to article fifteen, chapter thirty-one of this code; the West Virginia parkways, economic development and tourism authority created pursuant to article sixteen-a, chapter seventeen of this code; the West Virginia public energy authority created pursuant to article one, chapter five-d of this code; the West Virginia solid waste management board created pursuant to article three, chapter twenty-two-c of this code; the West Virginia water development authority created pursuant to article one, chapter twenty-two-c of this code; the infrastructure and jobs development council created pursuant to article fifteen-a, chapter thirty-one of this code; the school building authority created pursuant to article nine-d, chapter eighteen of this code; and the governing boards of higher education: Provided, however, That these entities shall be governed by those provisions of law specifically designating financial and other professional counsel and personnel for bond issuances. All selections of professionals shall be competitive, but the bidding shall not be required to comply with the provisions of article three, chapter five-a of this code.