CHAPTER 5B. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1985.

§5B-10-2. Purpose and findings.

(a) The Legislature finds that public tax dollars are expended annually, whether directly in the form of grants or indirectly in the form of tax credits and incentives, for the purpose of developing and improving economic industries within the State of West Virginia.

(b) The Legislature further finds that the State of West Virginia should inform state taxpayers about these direct or indirect expenditures, the objectives of the expenditures, and whether the state met the intended objectives of the expenditures.

(c) The Legislature further finds that any funds deposited into the Grant Recovery Fund pursuant to §12-4-14(e)(10) of this code should be appropriated by the Legislature to the granting body that originally granted the funds to a grantee or subgrantee.