§5-1-23. Securing congressional appropriations when Legislature
not in session; powers of designated state agency;
transfers of appropriation items by governor.
The governor is hereby authorized and empowered to take
whatever action not contrary to law that he may find proper and
necessary to enable the state to receive the benefits of
appropriations which may be made by the Congress of the United
States while the Legislature is not in session. A department,
institution or agency of the state government designated by
Congress, in such event and with the approval of the governor,
shall have authority to do all acts not contrary to law which may
be necessary for enforcement with the requirements and conditions
for the receipt of such federal appropriations. The governor shall
have authority to order transfers within the items of
appropriations for such department, institution or agency as may be
necessary to effectuate the purpose of this section (and not
contrary to law).
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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