H. B. 2220
(By Delegate Trump)
[Introduced January 14, 1999; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.]
A BILL to amend article twenty-nine, chapter thirty of the code
of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated section
ten, relating to requiring any local police agency that
hires a person within twenty-four months of his or her
training at the state police academy to pay a percentage of
the cost of the training to the police agency that sponsored
and funded the recruit's training based upon months
remaining until twenty-four months have passed.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article twenty-nine, chapter thirty of the code of
West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended,
be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section
ten, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 29. LAW-ENFORCEMENT TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION.
§30-29-10. Requirement for local police agency to pay
proportional cost of graduate's cost of training
at state police academy upon hiring a graduate
sponsored by a different police agency.
Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, in
the event a local police authority in this state hires a graduate
recruit of the state police academy that was sponsored by a
different police agency within twenty-four months of the
recruit's graduation from the academy, the local police agency
that hires the graduate shall pay the sponsoring police agency
the fractional proportion of the total cost of training the
recruit, based upon the total cost distributed over a twenty-four
month period. The amount due for the training shall be
calculated after ascertaining the remaining period of time from
the date of hire until twenty-four months have elapsed:
Provided, That the superintendent of the state police shall
provide an accurate and uniform accounting based on a per day
unit of cost for each graduate recruit's training within the
twenty-four month period.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require nonsponsoring
police agencies that hire graduate recruits within twenty-four
months from the date they graduated from the state police academy, to pay a proportional cost of the training to the
sponsoring police agency that funded the training, broken down
into equal and uniform per day cost units based on the number of
days within the twenty-four month period pursuant to the
remaining period of time until the twenty-four months elapses.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.