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Introduced Version Senate Bill 347 History

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Senate Bill No. 347

(By Senators Snyder, Miller, Green, Sypolt, Unger and Fitzsimmons)

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         [Introduced February 22, 2013; referred to the Committee on Government Organization; and then to the Committee on the Judiciary          .]                            

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A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §6C-3-2a, relating to requiring the Public Employees Grievance Board to provide training seminars for chief administrators and persons who conduct Level One hearings and conferences under the public employees' grievance process.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
          That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §6C-3-2a, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 3. WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES GRIEVANCE BOARD.
§6C-3-2a. Level One hearing and conference training seminars.
          (a) The Public Employees Grievance Board shall provide at least one training seminar each year for chief administrators and persons who conduct level one hearings and conferences, under the provisions of article two of this chapter, to help ensure level one hearings and conferences are being conducted in a uniform manner.
          (b) The annual training seminar shall include the following:
          (1) The time limits involved in a grievance;
          (2) The process and procedure for a level one hearing;
          (3) The process and procedure for a level one conference;
          (4) Writing the decision; and
          (5) Any other topic the Public Employees Grievance Board determines necessary or informative.
          (c) Commencing July 1, 2013, all chief administrators and persons who conduct level one hearings and conferences, under the provisions of article two of this chapter, shall attend the training seminar.
          (d) A newly appointed chief administrator and a newly appointed person who conducts level one hearings and conferences, under the provisions of article two of this chapter, shall attend the training seminar prior to conducting level one hearings and conferences.
          (e) The Public Employees Grievance Board may charge a registration fee for the training seminar to cover the cost of providing the training seminar.


          NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to
require the Public Employees Grievance Board to provide training seminars for chief administrators and persons who conduct level one hearings and conferences under the public employees' grievance process.


          
          §6C-3-2a is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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