H. B. 4274
(By Delegates Faircloth,
Douglas and Trump)
[Introduced February 5, 1998; referred to the
Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section eight, article two, chapter
fourteen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to increasing the
per diem compensation and expenses of judges of the court of
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section eight, article two, chapter fourteen of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE.
§14-2-8. Compensation of judges; expenses.
Each judge of the court shall receive
one hundred forty
dollars two hundred dollars for each day actually served, and
actual expenses incurred in the performance of his or her duties
paid at the same per diem rate as members of the Legislature.
The number of days served by each judge shall not exceed one
hundred in any fiscal year, except by authority of the joint committee on government and finance: Provided, That in computing
the number of days served, days utilized solely for the exercise
of duties assigned to judges and commissioners by the provisions
of article two-a of this chapter shall be disregarded.
Requisitions for compensation and expenses shall be accompanied
by sworn and itemized statements, which shall be filed with the
auditor and preserved as public records. For the purpose of this
section, time served shall include time spent in the hearing of
claims, in the consideration of the record, in the preparation of
opinions and in necessary travel.
NOTE: This bill increases the per diem for judges of the
court of claims from $140 a day to $200 and provides that
expenses be paid at the same rate paid to members of the
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language
that would be added.