Senate Bill No. 58
(By Senator Bailey)
[Passed April 12, 2001; in effect ninety days from passage.]
AN ACT to amend article one, chapter four of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended,
by adding thereto a new section, designated section
twenty-three; and to amend and reenact section twenty,
article one, chapter five of said code, all relating to
annual reports; and requiring that annual reports to be
submitted by agencies, commissions and boards to the
Legislature, legislative manager, legislative auditor,
president of the Senate and speaker of the House of
Delegates or the joint committee on government and finance
be sent to the legislative librarian.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article one, chapter four of the code of West Virginia,
one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be amended by
adding thereto a new section, designated section twenty-three;
and that section twenty, article one, chapter five of said code
be amended and reenacted, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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