Senate Bill No. 179
(By Senators Love, Mitchell, Hunter, Dawson, Ball and Ross)
[Passed March 11, 2000; in effect ninety days from passage.]
AN ACT to amend and reenact section fifteen, article one, chapter
twenty-five of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to diagnostic and
classification divisions of the division of corrections; and
removing restrictions and obsolete language concerning the
location of the divisions.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section fifteen, article one, chapter twenty-five of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. ORGANIZATION AND INSTITUTIONS.
§25-1-15. Diagnostic and classification divisions.
The commissioner of corrections may establish diagnostic and classification divisions.
Notwithstanding any provision of the code to the contrary, all
persons committed to the custody of the commissioner of the
division of corrections for presentence diagnosis and
classification and all persons sentenced to the custody of the
division of corrections shall, upon transfer to the division of
corrections, undergo diagnosis and classification.