H. B. 4339
(By Delegates Manuel, Leach and Warner)
[Introduced January 31, 2002
; referred to the
Committee on Finance.]
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
A BILL to amend article twelve, chapter sixty-two of the code of
West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated section
twenty-five, relating to creating a special revenue account
designated the parole supervision benefit fund.
That article twelve, chapter sixty-two of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section
twenty-five, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 12. PROBATION AND PAROLE.
§62-12-25. Parole supervision benefit fund.
(a) There is created a special revenue account in the state treasury designated the "parole supervision benefit fund." Moneys
received by any division of corrections personnel for deposit in
the parole supervision benefit fund shall be deposited with the
state treasurer to be credited to the fund. The fund is to be used
by the division of corrections on behalf of its parole services
section for the benefit of parolee supervision. Moneys in the fund
may be expended with approval of the commissioner of the division
of corrections. Moneys to be deposited into the fund may consist
(1) Funds donated by the general public or an organization
dedicated to parole supervision improvement; and
(2) Funds confiscated and considered contraband due to their
illegal use or receipt by parolees as determined by a court of
record to include funds confiscated as a part of any
multi-jurisdictional crime task force investigation or any division
of corrections investigation.
(b) The fund may be used to supplement or offset, or both, the
expenses associated with parole supervision or treatment services.
The determination of the appropriateness of use of funds rests
with the commissioner of the division of corrections or his or her
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to create a special revenue
account designated the Parole Supervision Benefit fund. The fund is
to be used by the Division of Corrections on behalf of its Parole
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.