WEST virginia legislature
2021 regular session
Senate Bill 429
By Senators Weld, Stollings, Maroney, and Woodrum
[Originating in the Committee on Government Organization; reported on March 3, 2021]
A BILL to amend and reenact §5A-3-3a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to Division of Emergency Management purchase and sale of commodities and services; exempting division from Purchasing Division requirements concerning contracts for purchase of commodities or services; providing exception; and authorizing Agency for Surplus Property to transfer funds generated from the sale of vehicles, other equipment, and commodities belonging to the Division of Emergency Management to the WV Interoperable Radio Project special revenue account.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 3. PURCHASING DIVISION.
§5A-3-3a. Additional exemptions from purchasing requirements.
(a) The provisions of §5A-3-3(9) of this code
nine, section three, article three, chapter five-a do not apply to the
Division of Emergency Management construction or repair contracts
entered into by the state for the emergency construction or repair of the
Statewide Interoperable Radio Network created by §15-5-1 et seq. of
this code: Provided, That if work on a purchase or contract has
been started by the Purchasing Division, on behalf of the Division of Emergency
Management, prior to the effective date of this section, the Purchasing
Division shall continue to perform services for the Division of Emergency
Management on that purchase or contract until the contract is awarded or the
purchase is made, or the Division of Emergency Management decides not to make
the purchase or award the contract.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, the Agency for Surplus Property is hereby empowered to transfer funds generated from the sale of vehicles, other equipment, and commodities belonging to the West Virginia Division of Emergency Management to a special revenue account within the Division of Emergency Management entitled the West Virginia Division of Emergency Management, WV Interoperable Radio Project Account.