Senate Bill No. 727

(By Senators Anderson, Schoonover, Helmick, Ross and Oliverio)


[Passed March 13, 1998; in effect ninety days from passage.]


AN ACT to amend and reenact section fourteen, article twenty- seven, chapter thirty of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to abolishing transfer of funds from barbers and cosmetologists fund to the general revenue fund; and clarifying that the fund is subject to legislative appropriation.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section fourteen, article twenty-seven, chapter thirty of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty- one, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
§30-27-14. Collections and expenditures; disposition of funds.
All money collected under the provisions of this article shall be deposited in the state treasury as provided by law, and shall be credited to the board of barbers and beauticians in a special fund that has been known as the "barbers and beauticians special fund" and is hereby continued and shall be designated the "barbers and cosmetologists fund". All money in such fund shall be expended only for the administration and enforcement of the provisions of this article and are not authorized from collections but are to be made only in accordance with appropriation by the Legislature and in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twelve of this code and upon the fulfillment of the provisions set forth in article two, chapter five-a of this code: Provided, That for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth day of June, one thousand nine hundred ninety-eight, expenditures are authorized from collections rather than pursuant to an appropriation by the Legislature. Amounts collected which are found from time to time to exceed the funds needed for purposes set forth in this article may be transferred to other accounts or funds and redesignated for other purposes by appropriation of the Legislature.