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H. B. 2181


(By Delegates Boggs and Hamilton)
[Introduced January 16, 2007; referred to the
Committee on Government Organization.]




A BILL 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 permitting that reports may be submitted on an electronic computer disc or CD-Rom.

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. All audit reports shall be submitted to the Legislative Manager.
(b) Any office, agency, commission or board required by any section of this code to provide an annual report may submit its annual report on an electronic computer disc or CD-Rom, to be filed in the same manner as a printed annual report. Any report filed in an electronic format shall be considered as having satisfied the filing requirements.
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 subordinate officers 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 the contrary. 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 and such reports shall be submitted in typewritten form or any legible form produced by mechanical means.
(b) The Governor shall by executive order prescribe the general contents of the reports to be submitted to him. The form and format of the reports shall be as prescribed in section twenty-eight, article three, chapter five-a of this code.
(c) The Governor shall transmit copies of the report to the Legislature and lodge a copy of all such reports with the Department of Archives and History where the same shall be kept as permanent records. All annual reports to the Legislature shall be submitted to the Legislative Librarian.
(d) 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 institutions.
(e) Annual reports may be submitted on an electronic computer disc or CD-Rom, to be filed in the same manner as a printed annual report. Any report filed in an electronic format shall be considered as having satisfied the filing requirements.
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.

Licensing boards organized under this chapter may submit its annual report on an electronic computer disc or CD-Rom, to be filed in the same manner as a printed annual report. Any report filed in an electronic format shall be considered as having satisfied the filing requirements.


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to allow annual reports of state agencies, boards and commissions to be submitted in an electronic format.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

§30-1-17 is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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