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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 56 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 56

(By Delegates Morgan, Azinger, Barker, Beach, Campbell,

Cann, Canterbury, Caputo, Craig, Crosier, Doyle, Eldridge,
Ellem, Evans, Ferro, Fleischauer, Givens, Hall, Hunt, Hutchins,
Klempa, Kominar, Louisos, Mahan, Manypenny, Marshall, Martin,
McGeehan, Michael, Miley, Moore, Paxton, Perdue, Pethtel,
Porter, Reynolds, Rodighiero, Romine, Ross, Shaver, Shook,
Shott, Skaff, Spencer, Stephens, Stowers, Swartzmiller, Tabb,
Talbott, Walker, Wells, White, Williams and Wooton)


Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to study the creation of a West Virginia Sentencing Commission.

Whereas, There is a need for fair and uniform sentencing; and
Whereas, There is a need to consider alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent offenders; and
Whereas, There is a need to utilized the limited correction resources in a manner to best serve and protect the public; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the creation of a West Virginia Sentencing Commission; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance, seek input from the Governor's Committee on Crime and Delinquency, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and a group of judges; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report the Legislature on the first day of the regular session, 2010, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations together with drafts of any legislation to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved,That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, prepare a report and the drafting of necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.
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