HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 11
(By Delegates Overington, Davis, Underwood,
Flanigan, Frederick, Osborne and Trump)
(Introduced January 14, 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 land; numbering and designating such proposed
amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the
purpose of such proposed amendment.
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, 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."
NOTE: The purpose of this resolution is to amend the state
constitution to eliminate the elected office of county surveyor
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language
that would be added.