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Introduced Version Senate Bill 9 History

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Senate Bill No. 9

(By Senators Bailey and Love)

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[Introduced February 9, 2005; referred to the Committee

on Finance.]

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A BILL to amend and reenact §25-1-11d of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to correctional employees; and allowing correctional officers to be paid for any unused annual leave that exceeds the amount that may be carried over from one year to the next.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §25-1-11d of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. ORGANIZATION AND INSTITUTIONS.
§25-1-11d. Compensation of employees approved by Commissioner; traveling and other expenses; payment of salaries.

The Commissioner of Corrections shall approve the salaries of all employees of the Division of Corrections. Salaries shall be commensurate with their duties and responsibilities, but no meals or other emoluments of any kind shall may be furnished, given or paid to the employee as all or part of their salary. The employees may be provided meals, household facilities and supplies as may be necessary for them to perform their duties, if the employees agree to pay the reasonable cost as established by the Commissioner of Corrections. In the event of If there is an emergency, such as a riot or other disturbance, the Commissioner may authorize meals be provided to employees at no cost. Additionally, the Commissioner may establish a procedure to reimburse employees reasonable costs in the event if the employee's personal property is stolen or damaged by an inmate. All persons employed under this article are entitled to be reimbursed for necessary traveling and other expenses. The salaries, expenses and appropriations provided for the employees under the Commissioner's jurisdiction shall be paid in the same manner as are those of other state employees and agencies and on a payment schedule set forth by the State Auditor, except that, in addition to their annual salary, at the end of each year correctional officers shall be paid for any unused annual leave accrued that exceeds the amount that may be carried over from that year to the next.


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to allow correctional officers to be paid for any unused annual leave that exceeds the amount that may be carried over from one year to the next. This amount would be in addition to their annual salary.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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