(a) There is hereby created in the State Treasury a special revenue account to be known as the "West Virginia courthouse facilities improvement fund." The West Virginia courthouse facilities improvement fund may receive any gifts, grants, contributions or other money from any source which is specifically designated for deposit in the fund.
(b) The authority shall undertake a study on the condition and state of need of every courthouse facility throughout the State of West Virginia, and shall determine the estimated cost of the improvements which are necessary to bring each facility into conformity with requirements outlined in this article. The authority shall submit to the Legislature, on or before January 1, 2002, a report which shall contain the estimate of the cost, a plan for the financing of the cost, and an estimated prioritized schedule for the implementation and financing of the improvements to be made pursuant to the provisions of this article.
(c) The moneys of the West Virginia courthouse facilities improvement fund shall be disbursed by the authority for the funding of approved modifications or construction of court facilities and to pay expenses of the authority in administering the provisions of this article.
(d) Any disbursements from the West Virginia courthouse facilities improvement fund allocated for approved modifications or construction of courthouse facilities may be made contingent upon local appropriations or gifts in money or in kind for the support of the modifications or construction.
(e) Nothing in this article may be construed to mandate funding for the West Virginia court facilities improvement fund or to require any appropriation by the Legislature.