§11-12D-3. Agency contact list; dispersal of database information to agencies; agency contact with prospective businesses.
(a) An agency contact list consisting of state government agencies and offices having registration, licensing or other similar statutory provisions related to the initiation of new businesses in West Virginia or which should otherwise have contact with a new business, will be maintained by the office of business registration in conjunction with the centralized records for new business registration.
(b) Based upon the proposed location, size, number of employees, type of business, standard industry code or codes and other pertinent information relating to the business, each prospective new business, upon having a record established in the centralized records for new business registration, shall be informed by the office of business registration of the state agencies or offices having a registration, licensing and other similar statutory provisions related to the initiation of a new business in West Virginia or other function relating to prospective new business such that the agency or office should by law or regulation be given notice of the establishment or operation of a new business in West Virginia. The office of business registration shall establish a record of the new business in the centralized database for the use and benefit of any agency or officer of the State of West Virginia having access to the database and which should by law or regulation receive notice of the establishment or operation of a particular business. The record should contain information necessary to fulfill the regulatory, registration or licensing function of the agency, or in lieu of such information, the name, address and other pertinent information relating to the particular business whereby the agency or office may initiate procedures or make contact with the particular business as is appropriate for the fulfillment of the regulatory, registration, licensing or other statutory duties of the office or agency.
(c) The office of business registration or some other appropriate section of the Department of Tax and Revenue shall provide a list of the names and addresses of all registered businesses located within each county to the county assessor. The list shall be provided at no cost to the county assessor between July 1, and August 1, of each year. Any additional list of businesses provided to the county assessor before the next annual list is provided shall be provided at no more than the actual cost to reproduce the list. The production of information required by the provisions of this subsection shall be considered an exception to and not violative of any requirement for confidentiality otherwise established under the provisions of this chapter.