House Bill 2782 History
H. B. 2782
(By Delegates Rodighiero, Butcher, Reynolds,
Louisos, Shook and Stowers)
[Introduced February 24, 2009; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §25-1-11d of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to a $2,008 pay raise for employees
of the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority, Division of
Corrections and Department of Juvenile Services.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §25-1-11d of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. ORGANIZATION, INSTITUTIONS AND CORRECTIONS MANAGEMENT.
§25-1-11d. Compensation of employees approved by commissioner;
traveling and other expenses; payment of salaries.
The Commissioner of Corrections shall approve the salaries of
all employees of the Division of Corrections. Salaries shall be
commensurate with their duties and responsibilities, but no meals
or other emoluments of any kind shall be furnished, given or paid
to the employee as all or part of their salary. The employees may be provided meals, household facilities and supplies as may be
necessary for them to perform their duties, if the employees agree
to pay the reasonable cost as established by the Commissioner of
Corrections. In the event of an emergency, such as a riot or other
disturbance, the commissioner may authorize meals be provided to
employees at no cost. Additionally, the commissioner may establish
a procedure to reimburse employees reasonable costs in the event
the employee's personal property is stolen or damaged by an inmate.
All persons employed under this article are entitled to be
reimbursed for necessary traveling and other expenses. The
salaries, expenses and appropriations provided for the employees
under the commissioner's jurisdiction shall be paid in the same
manner as are those of other state employees and agencies and on a
payment schedule set forth by the State Auditor.
Beginning the fiscal year July 1, 2009, from funds
appropriated by the Legislature each employee of the West Virginia
Regional Jail Authority, Division of Corrections and Department of
Juvenile Services shall receive a salary increase of $2,008 per
year: Provided, That if a raise has been previously authorized or
approved for an employee his or her raise shall be $1,004;
Provided, however, That in no instance shall a raise be less than
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to authorize a $2,008 pay
raise for employees of the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority,
Division of Corrections and Department of Juvenile Services
beginning July 1, 2009.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would