Senate Bill No. 779
(By Senators Wooton, Ball, Dittmar, Fanning, Kessler, Ross,
Snyder, Deem and Scott)
[Originating in the Committee on the Judiciary;
reported March 6, 1998.]
A BILL to amend article two-c, chapter forty-eight of the code of
West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated section
twenty-one, relating to providing continuing education to
employees and public school curricula concerning domestic or
family violence by certain state agencies and bodies.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article two-c, chapter forty-eight of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section twenty- one, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2C. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT.
§48-2C-21. Development of continuing education and public school
curricula development discretionary with agency or governing body.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this article to the
contrary, development and provision of continuing education and
public school curricula pursuant to sections sixteen, seventeen,
eighteen, nineteen and twenty of this article shall be
discretionary with the designated state agency or governing body
based on available funds.
(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to clarify that the
educational requirements of the domestic violence act (HB2817) are
discretionary, rather than mandatory.
Section twenty-one is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.)