Senate Bill 492 History
Senate Bill No. 492
(By Senator White)
[Introduced January 30, 2008; referred to the Committee on the
Judiciary; and then to the Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §7-7-4b, relating to
eliminating part-time prosecutors; and authorizing an increase
in salary for a part-time prosecutor who becomes a full-time
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 §7-7-4b, to read as
ARTICLE 7. COMPENSATION OF ELECTED COUNTY OFFICIALS.
§7-7-4b. Elimination of part-time prosecuting attorneys.
Notwithstanding sections four and four-a of this article or
any provision of this code to the contrary, a county commission may
not have a part-time prosecutor. The county commission shall then
compensate the prosecuting attorney at the same rate of compensation established for a prosecuting attorney in a Class V
That nothing contained herein may be interpreted
to affect the status of a prosecuting attorney who has heretofore,
by proper order so entered, become full time.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to eliminate part-time
prosecutors; and authorizing an increase in salary for a part-time
prosecutor that becomes full-time.
This article is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.