Senate Bill No. 340
(By Senators Schoonover and Love)
[Originating in the Committee on the Judiciary;
reported February 28, 1995.]
A BILL to amend article one, chapter fifty of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated section six-a,
relating to appointment of retired magistrates.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article one, chapter fifty of the code of West Virginia,
one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be amended by
adding thereto a new section, designated section six-a, to read as
ARTICLE 1. MAGISTRATE COURTS.
§50-1-6a. Temporary appointment of retired magistrates.
The West Virginia supreme court of appeals is authorized and
empowered to create a panel of senior magistrates to utilize the
talent and experience of retired magistrates of this state. The
supreme court of appeals shall promulgate rules providing for said retired magistrates assigned duties as needed and as feasible
toward the objective of reducing caseloads and providing for
replacement for magistrates who are unavailable: Provided, That
reasonable payment shall be made to said retired magistrates on a
per diem basis: Provided, however, That the per diem and
retirement compensation of a senior magistrate shall not exceed the
salary of a sitting magistrate and allowances shall also be made
for necessary expenses for pursuant to the travel regulations of
the supreme court of appeals.