H. B. 2376
(By Delegates Thompson, Mezzatesta,
Givens, Stemple, Williams and Shelton)
[Introduced January 25, 1999; referred to the
Committee on Veterans' Affairs then Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section sixteen, article one-b,
chapter fifteen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand
nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to raising the
minimum pay for national guard members on active state duty
to one hundred dollars per day.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section sixteen, article one-b, chapter fifteen of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1B. NATIONAL GUARD.
§15-1B-16. Pay and allowances.
(a) Pay and allowances for officers and enlisted personnel
of the national guard for drill, encampment or other duty for
training prescribed or ordered by the federal government, shall
be such as are provided by the laws of the United States.
(b) Officers and enlisted personnel of the national guard in
active service of the state shall receive the same pay and allowances, in accordance with their rank and service, as are
prescribed for the armed forces of the United States: Provided,
That no member of the national guard shall receive base pay of
seventy-five one hundred dollars per day while he or
she is in active service of the state.
(c) Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this article,
members of the national guard, may, with their consent, perform
without pay, or without pay and allowances, any duties prescribed
by section thirteen of this article pursuant to competent orders
therefor: Provided, That necessary expenses may be furnished
such personnel within the discretion of the adjutant general.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language
that would be added.