WEST virginia Legislature
2017 regular session
House Bill 3022
By Delegate Shott
[Introduced March 14, 2017;
to the Committee on the Judiciary]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-1-5a, relating to the reporting of fraud, misappropriation of moneys, and other violations of law to the commission on special investigations.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-1-5a, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL STATE BOARDS OF EXAMINATION OR REGISTRATION REFERRED TO IN CHAPTER.
§30-1-5a. Reporting of fraud and misappropriation of funds.
(a) Whenever a board referred to in this chapter obtains information that an employee, officer or member of the board may have misappropriated funds, engaged in fraud, or otherwise violated a law relating to the public trust, the board shall timely report such information or allegation in writing to the Commission on Special Investigations, established in article five, chapter four.
(b) The reporting of such information under subsection (a) of this section shall not prevent, relieve or replace a report to a law-enforcement agency, if appropriate or warranted.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require the reporting of fraud and misappropriation of funds to the Legislature’s Commission on Special Investigations.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.