H. B. 2074
(By Delegate Moye)
[Introduced January 12, 2011; referred to the
Committee on Education.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §30-29-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to permitting a retired law-enforcement officer to be employed by a county board of education as a resource prevention officer in public schools.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §30-29-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 29. LAW-ENFORCEMENT TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION.
§30-29-6. Review of certification.
(a) Certification of each West Virginia law-enforcement officer shall be reviewed annually following the first certification and until such time as the officer may achieve exempt rank. Certification may be revoked or not renewed if any law-enforcement officer fails to attend annually an in-service approved law-enforcement training program, or if a law-enforcement officer achieving exempt rank fails to attend biennially an approved in-service supervisory level training program. When a law-enforcement officer is a member of the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines or Navy, or a member of the National Guard or reserve military forces of any such Armed Forces, and has been called to active duty, resulting in separation from a law-enforcement agency for more than twelve months but less than twenty-four months, he or she shall attend and complete the mandated in-service training for the period and rank and qualify with his or her firearm within ninety days from his or her reappointment as a law-enforcement officer by a law-enforcement agency.
(b) Following his or her retirement from service as a law-enforcement officer by a law-enforcement agency, an officer may be employed by a county board of education as a resource prevention officer in public schools. To be eligible for employment by the county board, the officer shall maintain certification as a law-enforcement officer as required by this section and section five of this article. A retired officer employed pursuant to this subsection is authorized to maintain certification after retirement consistent with the requirements for continuing certification established by this article. A retired officer so employed and certified maintains all powers and duties of law-enforcement officers that he or she held while employed by a law-enforcement agency. If at any time the officer’s certification is revoked or not renewed, the officer is no longer eligible for employment by a county board.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to permit a retired law-enforcement officer to be employed by a county board of education as a resource prevention officer in public schools.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.