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Introduced Version House Bill 2579 History

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H. B. 2579


(By Delegates Walters and Schadler)
[Introduced February 21, 2005; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.]




A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §7-8-14, relating to requiring persons incarcerated in jail to pay for the costs of incarceration for the first five days, and providing for reimbursement of same when the person so incarcerated is ultimately acquitted of the charges that resulted in the incarceration.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §7-8-14, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 8. JAIL AND JAILER.

§7-8-14. Reimbursement for costs of initial incarceration.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this code to the contrary, any person who is arrested and incarcerated in jail shall pay to the county commission the actual costs incurred for the first five days of incarceration: Provided, That if a person is ultimately acquitted of the charges which resulted in the incarceration, the county commission shall reimburse the costs for incarceration paid to it by that person.


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require that persons incarcerated in jail reimburse the county for the costs incurred for the first five days of incarceration.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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