HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 70
(By Delegates Howell, Ambler, Armstead, Canterbury, Ellington, Espinosa, D. Evans, Faircloth, Folk, Frich, Gearheart, Kump, McCuskey, E. Nelson, J. Nelson, Shott and Walters)
Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the feasability of having magistrate districts to be the same as delegate districts and circuit courts’ geographical jurisdiction to be the same as senatorial districts.
Whereas, The Legislature desires to provide the citizens of this state with efficient levels and branches of government; and
Whereas, A need exists to analyze the benefits and costs associated with the geographical jurisdictions of magistrate courts and circuit courts; and
Whereas, The Legislature needs to examine and compare the current judicial districts with the current legislative districts in order to determine whether they should be one and the same; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study feasability of magistrate districts being the same as delegate districts and circuit courts’ geographical jurisdiction to be the same as senatorial districts; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2014, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.