H. B. 2236
(By Delegate Stalnaker)
[Introduced February 11, 2005; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §50-1-6a
of the code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to providing that
paid to senior magistrates, temporarily appointed cannot
exceed twenty thousand dollars per year.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
of the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. COURTS AND OFFICERS.
§50-1-6a. Temporary appointment of retired magistrates.
The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is authorized and
empowered to create a panel of senior magistrates to consist of,
and to utilize the talent and experience of, retired magistrates of
this state. The supreme court of appeals shall promulgate rules
such the senior magistrates to be assigned duties as
needed and as feasible toward the objective of reducing caseloads and providing for replacement of magistrates who are unavailable:
Provided, That reasonable payment shall be made to said the senior
magistrates on a per diem basis: Provided, however, That the per
diem and retirement compensation of a senior magistrate shall may
not exceed the salary of a sitting magistrate twenty thousand
dollars annually and allowances shall also be made for necessary
expenses pursuant to the travel regulations of the supreme court of
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide that the
remuneration paid to senior magistrates, temporarily appointed,
cannot exceed twenty thousand dollars per year.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would