H. B. 2456
(By Delegates Morgan, Amores, Caputo, Webster,
Armstead, Overington and Schadler)
[Introduced February 17, 2005; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend and reenact article 2, chapter 15 of the code of
West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding a new section,
designated section 24a, all relating to ratifying the
federal National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article 2 of chapter 15 of the code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, be amended by adding a new section, designated
section 24a, all to read as follows:
§15-2-24a. National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact.
The Legislature of West Virginia approves and ratifies the
National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact, 42 U.S.C. § 14616,
as it existed on January 1, 2004, and the compact shall remain in
effect until legislation renouncing the compact. The
Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police shall execute,
administer, and implement the compact on behalf of the state, and
may adopt necessary rules, regulations, and procedures for the
national exchange of criminal history records for non-criminal records purposes. Ratification of the compact does not affect the
obligations and responsibilities of the state police criminal
records section regarding the dissemination of criminal history
records within West Virginia.
The purpose of this bill is to join twenty-one other
states in ratifying the National Crime Prevention and Privacy
Compact to streamline the transfer of criminal history records
for non-criminal purposes between states that ratify the compact.
This is a new section, therefore strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.