WEST virginia Legislature
2018 regular session
Senate Bill 133
By Senators Gaunch, Blair, Swope, Baldwin, Jeffries, Boso, and Ojeda
10, 2018; Referred
to the Committee on Government Organization]
A BILL to amend and reenact §5A-3-3a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to exempting the renewal of certain contracts entered into during a declared state of emergency from purchasing requirements.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 3. PURCHASING DIVISION.
§5A-3-3a. Additional exemptions from purchasing requirements.
(a) The provisions of §5A-3-3(9) of this code do not apply to construction or repair contracts entered into by the state for the emergency construction or repair of the statewide Interoperable Radio Network created by §15-14-1 et seq. of this code.
(b) The provisions of this article do not apply to the renewal of a contract entered into during a declared state of emergency pursuant to §15-5-6(c) of this code, if the contract is directly and solely related to the recovery from the declared state of emergency during which the contract was initially entered.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to exempt from purchasing requirements the renewal of certain contracts entered into during a declared state of emergency.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
This bill is recommended for passage by the Legislature during its 2018 Regular Session by the Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding.