2010 West Virginia Code
§18-9A-2a. Definition of levies for general current expense purposes.

§18-9A-2a. Definition of levies for general current expense purposes.
(a) For the purposes of this section only, "property" means only Classes II, III and IV properties exclusive of natural resources property as defined in section ten, article one-c, chapter eleven of this code, personal property, farmland, managed timberland, public utility property or any other centrally assessed property provided in paragraphs (A), (B), (C) and (D), subdivision (2), subsection (a), section five, article one-c, chapter eleven of this code: Provided, That nothing in this subsection may be construed to require that levies for general current expense purposes be applied only to those properties that are included in this definition.

(b) For the purposes of this section only, the median ratio of the assessed values to actual selling prices in the assessment ratio study applicable to the immediately preceding fiscal year shall be used as the indicator to determine the percentage market value that properties are being assessed at.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section or section two of this article, effective July 1, 2013, for any county that is not assessing property at least at fifty-four percent of market value, "levies for general current expense purposes" means ninety-eight percent of the levy rate for county boards of education set by the Legislature pursuant to section six-f, article eight, chapter eleven of this code.

(d) Any county that receives additional state aid due to its using a percentage less than ninety-eight percent in the calculation of levies for general current expense purposes, shall report to the state board how the additional state aid was used. The state board shall compile the reports from all the county boards into a single report, and shall report to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability how the county boards used this additional state aid. The report shall be made annually as soon as practical after the end of each fiscal year.

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