HB2181 Enr SUB
H. B. 2181
(By Delegates Boggs and Hamilton)
[Passed March 10, 2007; in effect ninety days from passage.]
to amend and reenact §4-1-23 of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §5-1-20 of said code;
and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section,
designated §30-1-17, all relating to authorizing state
offices, agencies, boards and commissions to submit annual
reports electronically; and requiring electronic copies to be
submitted to the Legislative Manager in certain circumstances.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §4-1-23 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted; that §5-1-20 of said code be amended and
reenacted; and that said code be amended by adding thereto a new
section, designated §30-1-17
, all to read as follows:
CHAPTER 4. THE LEGISLATURE.
ARTICLE 1. OFFICERS, MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES; APPROPRIATIONS;
INVESTIGATIONS; DISPLAY OF FLAGS; RECORDS; USE OF CAPITOL BUILDING; PREFILING OF BILLS AND
RESOLUTIONS; STANDING COMMITTEES; INTERIM MEETINGS;
NEXT MEETING OF THE SENATE.
§4-1-23. Annual reports to be sent to the legislative librarian.
(a) Any office, agency, commission or board required by any
section of this code to provide an annual report to the
Legislature, Legislative Manager, Legislative Auditor, the
President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates
or the Joint Committee on Government and Finance shall submit the
report to the Legislative Librarian and may submit it on electronic
media to be filed in the same manner as a printed annual report, or
transmitted electronically via the internet. Any report filed in
an electronic format shall be considered as having satisfied the
(b) If an office, agency, commission or board submits its
annual report electronically, it shall transmit an electronic copy
to the legislative manager.
(c) All audit reports shall be submitted to the Legislative
Manager and may be submitted on electronic media or transmitted
electronically via the internet.
CHAPTER 5. GENERAL POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNOR,
SECRETARY OF STATE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL; BOARD
OF PUBLIC WORKS; MISCELLANEOUS AGENCIES, COMMISSIONS,
OFFICES, PROGRAMS, ETC.
ARTICLE 1. THE GOVERNOR.
§5-1-20. Reports to the Governor; form and contents; transmission
to the Legislature; special reports.
(a) The secretaries of the executive department and the
officers of all public institutions of the state shall make an
annual report to the Governor as soon as possible after the close
of each fiscal year, notwithstanding any other provision of law to
(b) All state officers, boards, commissions, departments and
institutions required by law to make reports to the Governor, the
Legislature or any administrative board or state official shall
cover fiscal year periods.
(c) Annual reports shall be submitted in typewritten form, any
legible form produced by mechanical means, on electronic media, to
be filed in the same manner as a printed annual report, or
transmitted electronically via the internet. Any annual report
filed in an electronic format shall be considered as having
satisfied the filing requirements.
(d) The Governor shall by executive order prescribe the
general contents of the reports to be submitted to him or her. The
form and format of the reports shall be as prescribed in this code.
(e) The Governor shall transmit, and may do so electronically,
copies of the report
to the Legislature and provide a copy of all
such reports with the Division of Archives and History where the
reports shall be kept as permanent records.
(f) All annual reports to the Legislature shall be submitted,
do so electronically,
to the Legislative Librarian.
(g) The Governor may at any time require information in
writing, under oath, from any officer, board, department or
commission of the executive department or the principal officer or
manager of any state institution, upon any subject relating to the
condition, management and expense of their respective offices or
CHAPTER 30. PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS.
ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL STATE BOARDS OF
EXAMINATION OR REGISTRATION REFERRED TO IN CHAPTER.
§30-1-17. Annual reports.
(a) A licensing board, organized under the provisions of this
chapter, may submit its annual report on electronic media to be
filed in the same manner as a printed annual report, or transmitted
electronically via the internet. Any report filed in an electronic
format shall be considered as having satisfied the filing
(b) If a board chooses to submit its annual report
electronically, it shall transmit an electronic copy to the