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Introduced Version House Bill 2236 History

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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 the remuneration paid to senior magistrates, temporarily appointed cannot exceed twenty thousand dollars per year.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §50-1-6a
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 providing for 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 appeals.


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 be added.

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