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Introduced Version House Bill 2597 History

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H. B. 2597


(By Delegate Swartzmiller)
[Introduced
February 23, 2005 ; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]




A BILL to amend and reenact §7-14-17a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the accrual rate of vacation time for deputy sheriffs with twenty and twenty-five years of service and increasing from thirty to forty-five days the number of vacation days a deputy sheriff may carry from one calendar year to the next.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §7-14-17a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 14. CIVIL SERVICE FOR DEPUTY SHERIFFS.

§7-14-17a. Vacations for deputy sheriffs.

(a) The county commission of each county shall allow the sheriff's deputies in its employ, vacation time accrued in the following manner: For deputies with less than five years of service, vacation time shall be accrued at the rate of one and one-quarter days for each calendar month of service; for deputies with five to ten years of service, vacation time shall be accrued at the rate of one and one-half days for each calendar month of service; for deputies with ten to fifteen years of service, vacation time shall be accrued at the rate of one and three-quarter days for each calendar month of service; for deputies with fifteen or more to twenty years of service, vacation time shall be accrued at the rate of two days for each calendar month of service, for deputies with twenty to twenty-five years of service, vacation time shall be accrued at the rate of two and one-quarter days for each calendar month of service; for deputies with twenty-five or more years of service, vacation time shall be accrued at the rate of two and one-half days for each calendar month of service.
(b) Each deputy sheriff shall only receive vacation time for each month in which he or she shall have worked one hour more than one-half the normal working hours in a given month as prescribed by the sheriff.
(c) No more than thirty forty-five days of accrued vacation time may be carried forward from one calendar year to the next.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to increase the accrual rate of vacation time for deputy sheriffs with twenty and twenty-five years of service and to increase the number of days of accrued vacation time from thirty to forty-five days that may be carried from one calendar year to the next for all deputy sheriffs.

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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