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Introduced Version House Joint Resolution 28 History

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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 28


              (By Delegates Swartzmiller, M. Poling)
[Introduced January 21, 2011; referred to the Committee on Constitutional Revision then the Judiciary.]



Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, repealing section three, article IX thereof, relating to sheriffs; numbering and designating such proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendment.
    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, two thirds of the members elected to each house agreeing thereto:
    That the question of ratification or rejection of an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia be submitted to the voters of the state at the next general election to be held in the year 2012, which proposed amendment is that section three, article IX be repealed.
    Resolved further, That in accordance with the provisions of article eleven, chapter three of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, such proposed amendment is hereby numbered "Amendment No. 1" and designated the "Repeal of Sheriffs Amendment" and the purpose of the proposed amendment is summarized as follows: "To repeal section three, article IX of the State Constitution which prohibits a person from serving more than two consecutive terms as sheriff."


    NOTE: The purpose of this resolution is to repeal section three, article IX of the State Constitution relating to sheriffs serving more than two consecutive terms. Once ratified, this section of the Constitution would not prevent the person currently holding office from seeking consecutive terms.
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