H. B. 2579
(By Delegates Walters and Schadler)
[Introduced February 21, 2005; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.]
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
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
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §7-8-14, to read as
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.