§ 33.1-340. Effect of refusal to permit or withholding from examination of papers, etc
If any highway contractors' association, whether domiciled in Virginia or not, on application of any person authorized by this chapter to examine and inspect its records, shall refuse to permit such examination and inspection of its papers, accounts and records or fail to produce at its principal office for examination and inspection any of its papers, accounts or records when requested so to do, or shall knowingly withhold from examination and inspection any of its papers, accounts and records, for the purpose of secreting any of its acts or activities, or the amount or sources of, or the use made of its revenue, the person requesting or making such examination and inspection shall report the fact to the Governor, who shall certify the fact to the Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner.
No contract for highway or highway bridge construction, repair or maintenance or for the supplying of any labor, materials or supplies for such construction, repair or maintenance shall be thereafter let to any member of such association until the Governor shall have certified to the Board that a full examination and inspection of the papers, accounts and records of such association has been made with the free consent and cooperation of such association and that such examination and inspection discloses nothing in the purposes, methods, or activities of such association detrimental to the public interest or tending to prevent competition in or increase the cost of highway and highway bridge construction, repair or maintenance in this Commonwealth and that none of its revenue has been used for political purposes.
(Code 1950, § 33-274; 1970, c. 322.)Sections: Previous 33.1-336 33.1-337 33.1-338 33.1-339 33.1-340 33.1-341 33.1-342 33.1-343 Next
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