HB4717 SFAT #1 Ihlenfeld 3-6

Skinner 7816


Senator Ihlenfeld moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill 4717— A BILL to amend and reenact §60A-7-708 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §60A-7-708, all relating to bookkeeping procedures and internal controls for seized or  forfeited property under the West Virginia Contraband Forfeiture Act; providing for record keeping and accounting  procedures; providing for a report to the State Auditor from law enforcement agencies excluding prosecuting attorneys; requiring the State Auditor establish a public website for reporting information; providing  the State Auditor prepare and disseminate a yearly report; establishing that the State Auditor may perform a financial audit; requiring the State Auditor to conduct an audit when seizure of assets or expenditure of funds from seized assets exceeds a designated amount;  permitting the State Auditor to charge a fee; requiring the State Auditor to notify a law enforcement agency for failure to report;  providing the State Auditor may promulgate rules; establishing that reported information is subject to the W.Va. Freedom of Information Act; establishing an effective date; and providing that a court may seal records..