(By Delegate Prunty)

(Introduced January 14, 1999; referred to the Committee on

Constitutional Revision then the Judiciary.]

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia repealing section three, article nine thereof, relating to sheriffs' succession; 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general election to be held in the year two thousand, which proposed amendment is that section three, article nine be repealed.
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 "Repeal of Limitation on Sheriffs' Consecutive Terms" and the purpose of the proposed amendment is summarized as follows: "To repeal section three, article nine of the State Constitution which provides that a person who has served as sheriff for two consecutive terms is ineligible to serve a third consecutive term."

NOTE: This resolution would repeal the constitutional prohibition on sheriffs serving more than two consecutive terms.