H. B. 2001
(By Delegates Beane, Love, J. Martin, Mezzatesta
[Passed January 26, 1995; in effect ninety days from passage.]
AN ACT to amend article one, chapter five of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated section twenty-seven,
relating to the superintendent of the division of public
safety or his or her designee providing state flags for
funeral services for all employed law-enforcement officers.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article one, chapter five of the code of West Virginia,
one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be amended by
adding thereto a new section, designated section twenty-seven, to
read as follows:
CHAPTER 5. GENERAL POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNOR,
SECRETARY OF STATE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL; BOARD
OF PUBLIC WORKS; MISCELLANEOUS AGENCIES, COMMISSIONS,
OFFICES, PROGRAMS, ETC.
ARTICLE 1. THE GOVERNOR.
§ 5-1-27. Draping of state flag to honor the passing of law-
When any law-enforcement officer employed by the state or any
of its political subdivisions dies while on active duty or after
being honorably discharged or honorably retired, upon the request
of next of kin, the state shall honor the officer by providing a
state flag, at no cost, for draping the coffin at the funeral
service of the deceased officer. The superintendent of the West
Virginia state police or his or her designee shall upon request
provide the flag upon verifying the deceased's service.