H. B. 2599
(By Delegates Hutchins and Varner)
(Introduced February 21, 1995; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.)
A BILL to amend and reenact section three, article eight, chapter
sixty-two of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to circuit court
jurisdiction over crimes committed by convicts.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section three, article eight, chapter sixty-two of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 8. CRIMES BY AND PROCEEDINGS AGAINST CONVICTS.
§62-8-3. Venue of trials of convicts.
All criminal proceedings against convicts in
penitentiary shall be in the circuit of the county of Marshall.the custody of the commissioner of corrections shall be in the
circuit court in the county where the crime is committed.
Note: The purpose of this bill is to change the venue for
proceedings against convicts from Marshall County to where the
convict is incarcerated.