Senate Bill No. 466
(By Senators Love and Hunter)
[Introduced January 31, 2002; referred to the Committee
on the Judiciary; and then to the Committee on Finance.]
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
A BILL to amend article twelve, chapter sixty-two of the code of
West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated
section twenty-five, relating to creating a special revenue
account designated the parole supervision benefit fund.
That article twelve, chapter sixty-two of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section
twenty-five, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 12. PROBATION AND PAROLE.
§62-12-25. Parole supervision benefit fund.
(a) There is created a special revenue account in the state
treasury designated the "parole supervision benefit fund." Moneys received by any division of corrections personnel for
deposit in the parole supervision benefit fund shall be
deposited with the state treasurer to be credited to the fund.
The fund is to be used by the division of corrections on behalf
of its parole services section for the benefit of parolee
supervision. Moneys in the fund may be expended with approval of
the commissioner of the division of corrections. Moneys to be
deposited into the fund may consist of:
(1) Funds donated by the general public or an organization
dedicated to parole supervision improvement; and
(2) Funds confiscated and considered contraband due to their
illegal use or receipt by parolees as determined by a court of
record to include funds confiscated as a part of any
multi-jurisdictional crime task force investigation or any
division of corrections investigation.
(b) The fund may be used to supplement or offset, or both,
the expenses associated with parole supervision or treatment
services. The determination of the appropriateness of use of
funds rests with the commissioner of the division of
corrections or his or her designee.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to create a special
revenue account designated the Parole Supervision Benefit fund. The fund is to be used by the Division of Corrections on behalf
of its Parole Services Section.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.