Introduced Version House Bill 2528 History

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WEST virginia legislature

2019 regular session


House Bill 2528

By Delegates Cooper, Anderson, and Thompson, R.

[ Introduced January 18, 2019; Referred
to the Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources then Government Organization.]

A BILL to amend and reenact §19-1-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to employees of the Commissioner of Agriculture.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

Article 1. department of agriculture.

§19-1-3. Employees; itemized statement of expenditures; monthly statement and payment of moneys received by commissioner.

The commissioner shall organize his or her department and may employ a general counsel and other such assistants, agents, clerks, stenographers, chemists, analysts, botanists, microscopists, institute instructors, pomologists, entomologists, veterinarians legal, business, science, and technical professionals, para-professionals, and experts, and employees as may be necessary in the performance of to perform the duties of his the office. He or she and shall fix their compensation and may require them to give bond for the faithful performance of their duties.

It shall be the duty of The commissioner to shall certify to the State Auditor, of this state from time to time, an itemized account of all expenditures made by him or her for clerk employee hire and other purposes, whereupon the Auditor shall draw his or her warrant on the State Treasurer of the state for the payment thereof out of the funds appropriated by the Legislature for that purpose, but in no case to exceed such appropriation.

The commissioner shall, within 10 days after the expiration of each month, submit to the Auditor and Treasurer an itemized statement of all moneys received by him during that month, and at the same time pay such money into the State Treasury. of the state


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to authorize the Commissioner of Agriculture to employ a general counsel and any other such personnel necessary to perform the duties of the office.

This bill is recommended by the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee for introduction and passage during the 2019 Regular Session of the Legislature.

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

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