§55-17-5. Notice of settlement, seizure or forfeiture.
(a) So that the Governor, the Department of Administration and
the Legislature may be aware of potential awards, the person or
entity bringing any action on behalf of the State of West Virginia,
or a government agency thereof, which could result in settlement or
judgment shall upon commencement of the action and prior to
entering into any settlement agreement which directs how the money
should be expended, notify and provide copies of pleadings and
related documents to the Governor, the Secretary of the Department
of Administration, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of
the House of Delegates.
(b) When a government agency becomes aware that moneys may be
available to them from a state or federal seizure or forfeiture in
a criminal case they shall notify the Governor, the Secretary of
the Department of Administration, the President of the Senate and
the Speaker of the House of Delegates: Provided, That the total
value of the assets to be seized or forfeited exceeds two hundred
and fifty thousand dollars.