H. B. 2456
(By Delegates Morgan, Amores, Caputo, Webster, Armstead,
Overington and Schadler)
(Originating in the Committee on the Judiciary)
[February 28, 2005]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated section §15-2-24a,
all relating to ratifying the federal National Crime
Prevention and Privacy Compact.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §15-2-24a, to read as
§15-2-24a. National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact.
The Legislature of West Virginia approves and ratifies the
National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact, 42 U.S.C. § 14616,
as it existed on January 1, 2004, and the compact shall remain in
effect until legislation renouncing the compact. The
Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police shall execute,
administer, and implement the compact on behalf of the state, and
may adopt necessary rules, regulations, and procedures for the national exchange of criminal history records for noncriminal
records purposes. Ratification of the compact does not affect the
obligations and responsibilities of the State Police criminal
records section regarding the dissemination of criminal history
records within West Virginia.
The purpose of this bill is to join twenty-one other
states in ratifying the National Crime Prevention and Privacy
Compact to streamline the transfer of criminal history records for
non-criminal purposes between states that ratify the compact.
This is a new section, therefore strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.