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Senate Bill No. 654

(By Senators Love, Edgell, Unger and Sypolt)

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[Introduced February 13, 2008; referred to the Committee Finance.]

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A BILL finding and declaring certain claims against the state and its agencies to be moral obligations of the state; and directing the Auditor to issue warrants for the payment thereof.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE.
§1. Finding and declaring certain claims against the Attorney
General; Department of Administration; Department of Education; Division of Corrections; Division of Highways; Division of Motor Vehicles; Insurance Commission; Marshall University; Public Service Commission; Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority; West Virginia State Police and West Virginia University to be moral obligations of the state and directing payment thereof.

The Legislature has considered the findings of fact and recommendations reported to it by the Court of Claims concerning various claims against the state and agencies thereof and in respect to each of the following claims, the Legislature adopts those findings of fact as its own and in respect of certain claims herein, the Legislature has independently made findings of fact and determinations of award and hereby declares it to be the moral obligation of the state to pay each such claim in the amount specified below and directs the Auditor to issue warrants for the payment thereof out of any fund appropriated and available for the purpose.
(a) Claim against the Attorney General:

(TO BE PAID FROM GENERAL REVENUE FUND)
(1) Christopher C. McClung$1,858.20
(b) Claims against the Department of Administration:
(TO BE PAID FROM GENERAL REVENUE FUND)
(1) CAS Structural Engineering Inc.$38,326.03
(2) Stefaney A. Williams$64.80
(c) Claims against the Department of Education:
(TO BE PAID FROM GENERAL REVENUE FUND)
(1) Adelphoi Village Inc.$31,270.00
(2) Pomeroy IT Solutions Sales Company$38,541.00
(d) Claims against the Division of Corrections:
(TO BE PAID FROM GENERAL REVENUE FUND)
(1) Gary Baker$69.00
(2) Kevin A. Boxley$50.00
(3) John Boyce$28.62
(4) Lucy N. Culver$13.48
(5) Roger E. Hedrick$54.36
(6) Regional Jail and Correctional
Facility Authority$877,753.00
(7) Michael E. Smith Jr.$257.73
(8) Thomas S. Talbert$20.00
(9) Melinda K. Zirbs$7.45
(e) Claims against the Division of Highways:

(TO BE PAID FROM STATE ROAD FUND)
(1) Betty Sue Adkins$53.00
(2) Randy B. Amos$408.08
(3) Linda Arehart$137.75
(4) James W. Ayers and Lisa A. Ayers$500.00
(5) Annabelle Bailey, as Administrator
of the Estate of Roger E. Bailey$13,000.00
(6) Lonnie A. Bays$58.30
(7) Ronald Beasley$464.49
(8) Roy L. Beckett$285.28
(9) Larry Ray Bennett, as Administrator of
the Estate of Barbara Rosclea Bennett$ 37,000.00
(10)
Brian W. Bethel$203.13

(11)
Isaiah Bledsoe and Judy Bledsoe$201.79

(12) Crystal D. Brown$3,500.00
(13) Jami Bryant$5,000.00
(14) Connie Buckbee, individually and as
Administratrix of the Estate of
Julia Carolyn Strickland, deceased$500,000.00
(15) Dennis L. Burgess and
Jennifer W. Burgess$294.87
(16) Gary Bush$246.98
(17) Jeffery E. Carr$500.00
(18) Scott Chapman and Susan Chapman$500.00
(19) Michelle D. Clarkson$219.12
(20) Michael A. Cochran$263.20
(21) William David Collins$6,000.00
(22) Louie Constantino and
Daphne Constantino$500.00
(23) Jennifer Copley and Billy Joe Copley$9,850.00
(24) Coy Cumberledge$300.00
(25) Glenda S. Davis$62.16
(26) Cathy E. Dotson and Paul K. Dotson$355.05
(27) David A. Dove$1,000.00
(28) Jeffrey A. Dye and Nancy A. Dye$460.33
(29) Earl D. Ferguson$288.58
(30) Lois Mildred Gallagher$62.56
(31) Allen G. Gibbs and Esther L. Gibbs$252.32
(32)
David W. Greear$197.36

(33) Earl W. Grove Jr.$262.12
(34) Donald D. Hall Jr.$801.00
(35) Cheri Hamilton$476.02
(36) Brandie M. Harrison$295.67
(37) Michael L. Haslam$105.28
(38) Stella M. Hawkins$1,250.00
(39) Tracy Haynes and Chad Haynes$2,045.90
(40) Steve Hendrick$256.76
(41) Judy A. Hillberry$62.16
(42) Elmer Mickey Hodge and
Shirley Ann Hodge$125.08
(43) Diane L. Huffman$415.30
(44) Sheila Ann Hunt and Glenn Hunt$419.77
(45) Todd D. Jarrett$677.28
(46) Fred Jefferson Jr. and Diani Jefferson$351.77
(47) Jeremy Johnson$252.18
(48) Robert Ray Johnson$500.00
(49) Ronald C. Jordan$57.24
(50) Kimberly Ann Kent$242.20
(51) Melvin R. Kessler$490.43
(52) Jeffrey D. Kidwell and Vickie Kidwell$120.23
(53)
James H. Kilgore III$500.00

(54)
John W. Lacy and Kristi R. Lacy$500.00

(55) Jennifer E. Larck$150.00
(56) Julia E. Legrand$250.00
(57) Regina Lott and Harry M. Lott$231.91
(58) Julia Marion and Larry Marion$500.00
(59)
Lona R. McCoy$408.33

(60) Tana B. McCraw$8,412.73
(61)
Adam N. Mendez$378.46

(62) John W. Morrow and Devonna Morrow$500.00
(63)
Willis Mullins$483.64

(64)
Cathy I. Neel and Michael Neel$132.50

(65) Robert Nuckolls$3,550.00
(66) John D. Outward$90.95
(67)
George Parnicza$387.34

(68) Carol A. Pascucci$357.15
(69)
Donna A. Pastorius and

John M. Pastorius$275.49
(70) Arthur T. Petty$89.09
(71) Henry M. Pooler$2,580.00
(72) Linda A. Porter and Thomas E. Porter$288.73
(73) Bonnie M. Prisk$903.87
(74) Charlena Ramey$332.41
(75) Daisy E. Robertson$221.60
(76) Michael Shawver and Zellamae Shawver$500.00
(77) Sharon L. Shunk and Richard L. Shunk$250.00
(78)
Frank O. Sirianni$500.00

(79) Patricia Sisson and Tanya Sisson$613.14
(80) Cruz Soto and Wilma L. Soto$7,302.01
(81)
Steven A. Taylor and Tracy L. Taylor$100.70

(82) Patsy Tenpenny$297.01
(83)
Sandra J. Thames$200.50

(84) William E. Thayer II$305.40
(85) Chandra C. Toney$500.00
(86) Jessica Townsend$500.00
(87) Trustees of the Saulsville
Baptist Church$81,800.00
(88) Donald Lee Underwood and
Vicki Lynn Underwood$867.00
(89) John Wagner and Jeanine Wagner$500.00
(90) Janet Marie Walker$272.76
(91) Eugene Wilfong and Dreama Wilfong$4,000.00
(92) Kimberly Wilson$200.54
(93) L. Marie Wolfe$167.48
(94) Lora J. Woomer and Bobby Woomer$1,742.00
(95) Samuel Zavatsky$124.00
(f) Claims against the Division of Motor Vehicles:
(TO BE PAID FROM STATE ROAD FUND)
(1) Donna E. Graziani$162.50
(2) Lucy Rutherford$90.00
(g) Claim against the Insurance Commission:
(TO BE PAID FROM SPECIAL REVENUE FUND)
(1) Morris Square Associates, LP$4,634.00
(h) Claim against Marshall University:
(TO BE PAID FROM SPECIAL REVENUE FUND)
(1) Manpower$20,000.00
(i) Claim against the Public Service Commission:
(TO BE PAID FROM SPECIAL REVENUE FUND)
(1) Pomeroy IT Solutions Sales Company Inc.$373.30
(j) Claims against Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority:
(TO BE PAID FROM SPECIAL REVENUE FUND)
(1) Medhanic C. Berhanc$83.44
(2) Andy Ryan Boggess$625.39
(3) Michael P. Burns$892.00
(4) David Jeffrey Edwards$374.95
(5) Robert England$120.00
(6) Charles W. Hall$659.05
(7) David Huffman$31.31
(8) Billy E. Hughes Jr.$15.00
(9) Stephen Hutchins$130.00
(10)
Keith Wesley Johnson$179.00

(11)
Dayton S. Lister$20.06

(12)
Jeremiah David Mongold$20.69

(13)
Ransom Parris$604.00

(14)
Donna J. Snyder$500.00

(15)
Stephen F. Tlumach$6.66

(16)
Stephen Valkos$56.95

(k) Claim against the WV State Police:
(TO BE PAID FROM GENERAL REVENUE FUND)
(1) James W. Dickens$2,475.00

(l) Claim against West Virginia University:
(TO BE PAID FROM SPECIAL REVENUE FUND)
(1) American Vending Company Inc.$529,087.48
The Legislature finds that the above moral obligations and the appropriations made in satisfaction thereof shall be the full compensation for all claimants and that, prior to the payments to any claimant provided in this bill, the Court of Claims shall receive a release from said claimant releasing any and all claims for moral obligations arising from the matters considered by the Legislature in the finding of the moral obligations and the making of the appropriations for said claimant. The Court of Claims shall deliver all releases obtained from claimants to the department against which the claim was allowed.
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(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is for the Legislature to find and declare the existence of a moral obligation to pay, with public moneys, each of the claims herein against specified state agencies and the State of West Virginia, by the named claimants, payable from the specified funds, and in the amounts of the awards made.

A second and separate bill (either supplementary appropriation bill or a section of the budget bill) will actually appropriate the moneys herein awarded and permit payment in current fiscal year 2008 and through 2009.

The totals, as to type of funds and amounts of awards in the bill, are:

(1) General Revenue Funds of $990,788.67
(2) Special Revenue Funds of$558,413.28
(3) State Road Funds of$713,889.98)
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