Senate Bill No. 581
(By Senator Sprouse, Rowe and Mitchell)
[Introduced February 13, 2002; referred to the Committee
on Education; and then to the Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend article four, chapter eighteen-a of the code of
West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated section
twenty, relating to providing moving expenses for teachers
laid off due to lack of need in a county who are forced to
move to another county to teach.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article four, chapter eighteen-a 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,
to read as follows:
ARTICLE 4. SALARIES, WAGES AND OTHER BENEFITS.
§18A-4-20. Moving expenses allowed for teachers laid off in
counties due to lack of need.
(a) Subject to available state appropriations, the state board shall provide moving expenses in an amount not to exceed five
thousand dollars for teachers who relocate to other counties as the
result of being dismissed from their employment in a county due to
lack of need.
(b) To assist the state board in meeting its obligation under
this section, on or after the first day of July, two thousand
three, state funds for this purpose shall be paid within the West
Virginia public school support plan in accordance with article
nine-a, chapter eighteen of this code. The amount allocated for
the purpose of this section shall be an amount sufficient to meet
the maximum requirements of this section for two hundred teachers
displaced due to lack of need.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide financial
assistance to teachers forced to move from a county, due to lack of
need, to another county to teach.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.