Senate Bill No. 437
(By Senator Bailey and Unger)
[Introduced February 10, 2000; referred to the Committee
on Military; and then to the Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section seventeen, article one-b,
chapter fifteen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand
nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to providing
that national guard chiefs of staff receive command pay.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section seventeen, 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-17. Command pay; inspections; compensation for clerical
services and care of property.
(a) There may be paid to each chief of staff and to each commander of a brigade, regiment, air wing, army group or other
corresponding type organization, one hundred dollars per month and
to each commander of a battalion, army squadron, air group or other
equivalent type organization, fifty dollars per month, and to each
commander of a company, air squadron or other equivalent type
organization, twenty-five dollars per month, payable quarterly, to
be known as command pay.
(b) There shall be allowed to each headquarters of a brigade,
regiment, air wing, army group or equivalent type organization the
sum of one hundred dollars per month and each headquarters of a
battalion, army squadron, air group or corresponding type
organization, the sum of fifty dollars per month for clerical
services; and to each company air squadron or corresponding type
unit, the sum of twenty-five dollars per month for like services,
payable quarterly. The commandant of the West Virginia military
academy shall be allowed the sum of twenty-five dollars a month,
payable quarterly, for like services.
(c) At the discretion of the adjutant general, there may be
paid to the enlisted man or woman who is directly responsible for
the care and custody of the federal and state property of each
organization or unit, the sum of ten dollars per month, payable quarterly, upon the certificate of his or her commanding officer,
that he or she has faithfully and satisfactorily performed the
duties assigned him or her and accounted for all property entrusted
to his or her care.
(d) The adjutant general shall determine the amount of
entitlement to command pay and clerical pay, not to exceed the
amounts set forth in subsections (a) and (b) of this section, using
organizational charts showing chain of command and authorized
strengths and defining other equivalent type organizations.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to grant command pay to
national guard chiefs of staff.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would