HB4490 Title Am. 2-21

    Chairman Manchin moves to amend the title of the bill to read as follows: 

    H.B. 4490 – “A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-3-1a; to amend and reenact §5-3-2, §5-3-3, §5-3-4 and §5-3-5 of said code, all Attorney General Ethics and Accountability Act; defining conflict of interest for the Attorney General; mandating the effect of a disqualification of an assistant or special assistant Attorney General; authorizing the appointment of a special assistant Attorney General in the event of a conflict of interest; legislative abrogation of common law powers; authority of Attorney General to act a counsel for state; describing the duties and powers of the Attorney General; authorizing the Attorney General to enter into contracts for legal services; requiring particular provisions for contracts for legal services; requiring a biannual report to the Governor of the activities of the Attorney General; describing the contents of the biannual report; establishing the Attorney General’s Litigation; requiring the deposit of fees, expenses and costs; requiring the deposit of the proceeds of causes to be deposited in the general revenue with specific exceptions; certification of Attorney General’s expenses; necessity of appropriation by the Legislature; management of the special revenue account; and requiring detailed records of expenditures and disbursements.”