HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 101
(By Delegates Flanigan, Frederick and Osborne)
(Introduced January 26, 1998; referred to the
Committee on Constitutional Revision.)
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West
Virginia, amending section one, article nine thereof,
relating to county organization; and eliminating the county
surveyor of lands and obsolete references to two assessors;
numbering and designating such proposed amendment; and
providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, two thirds of
the members elected to each house agreeing thereto:
That the question of ratification or rejection of an
amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia be
submitted to the voters of the State at the next general election
to be held in the year one thousand nine hundred ninety-eight,
which proposed amendment is that section one, article nine
thereof, be amended to read as follows:
ARTICLE IX. COUNTY ORGANIZATION.
§1. County organization.
The voters of each county shall elect
a surveyor of lands a prosecuting attorney, a sheriff, and one and not more than two assessors assessor, who shall hold their respective offices for
the term of four years.
Resolved further, That in accordance with the provisions of
article eleven, chapter three of the code of West Virginia, one
thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, such proposed
amendment is hereby numbered "Amendment No. 1" and designated as
the "Elimination of County Surveyor of Lands Amendment" and the
purpose of the proposed amendment is summarized as follows: "To
amend the State Constitution to eliminate the elected office of
county surveyor of lands and an obsolete reference to two
NOTE: The purpose of this resolution is to amend the state
constitution to eliminate the elected office of county surveyor
of lands and remove an obsolete reference to two assessors.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present constitution, and underscoring indicates new
language that would be added.