§5-1A-1. Legislative findings and purposes


Published: 2015

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WVC 5-1A-1

§5-1A-1. Legislative findings and purposes.

The Legislature finds and declares that section fifty-one,

article six of the constitution, known as the "modern budget

amendment," authorizes the Legislature to prescribe by law the form

and detail of the itemization and classification of the proposed

appropriations of the budget bill submitted to it by the governor,

and that said section further authorizes the Legislature to enact

such laws, not inconsistent with said section, as may be necessary

and proper to carry out its provisions. The Legislature further

finds and declares that said section makes the Legislature solely

responsible for enacting all appropriations needed for the

operation of state government, and that in carrying out such

responsibility, the Legislature requires a continuous and timely

flow of accurate information relative to the financial condition of

the state, the needs and operations of the various agencies and

departments of the state, and the amounts and purposes of all

funds, including federal funds, being requested, received or

expended by such agencies and departments from sources other than

the revenues of the state.

Therefore, it is the purpose of this article to implement the

aforementioned provisions of the constitution, to enable the

Legislature to carry out its constitutional responsibility by

prescribing the form and detail of the itemization and

classification of the proposed appropriations of the budget bill

submitted to the Legislature by the governor, and in conjunction with the provisions of this act amending certain sections of

articles one and two, chapter five-a, and section three, article

four, chapter twelve, to ensure that the Legislature will be

furnished the information needed to discharge such responsibility.





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