Senate Bill No. 185
(By Senators Wooton, Snyder, Ball, Kessler,
Hunter, Oliverio, Ross, White,
Dittmar, Scott and Kimble)
[Passed February 9, 1998; in effect ninety days from passage.]
AN ACT to amend and reenact sections five and seven, article two,
chapter fourteen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand
nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, all relating generally to
the court of claims; providing for the position of chief
deputy clerk; expanding the locations in which the court of
claims is authorized to meet; and making certain technical
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That sections five and seven, article two, chapter fourteen of
the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted, all to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE.
§14-2-5. Court clerk and other personnel.
The court may appoint a clerk, chief deputy clerk and deputy clerks. The salaries of the clerk, the chief deputy clerk and the
deputy clerks shall be fixed by the joint committee on government
and finance, and shall be paid out of the regular appropriation for
the court. The clerk shall have custody of and maintain all
records and proceedings of the court, shall attend meetings and
hearings of the court, shall administer oaths and affirmations and
shall issue all official summonses, subpoenas, orders, statements
and awards. The chief deputy clerk or another deputy clerk shall
act in the place and stead of the clerk in the clerk's absence.
The joint committee on government and finance may employ other
persons whose services are necessary to the orderly transaction of
the business of the court and fix their compensation.
§14-2-7. Meeting place of the court.
The regular meeting place of the court shall be at the state
capitol, and the joint committee on government and finance shall
provide adequate quarters therefor. When deemed advisable, in
order to facilitate the full hearing of claims arising elsewhere in
the state, the court may convene at any county seat or other
location in the state, including a correctional institution:
Provided, That the court will make reasonable efforts to meet in
appropriate public or private buildings in keeping with the dignity
and decorum of the state.