Senate Bill No. 582
(By Senator Hunter)
[Passed March 11, 2000; in effect ninety days from passage.]
A BILL to amend article seven, chapter six of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated section one-a,
relating to permitting certain officers and state employees to
waive their salaries; setting forth methodology of waiver; and
other provisions as to waiver of salary.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article seven, chapter six of the code of West Virginia,
one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be amended by
adding thereto a new section, designated section one-a, to read as
ARTICLE 7. COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES.
§6-7-1a. Waiver of salary by elected or appointed state officials,
officers and employees.
(a) Any full-time or part-time salaried or hourly official,
officer or employee of the state may waive all or part of the
compensation for that person's office or position. The waiver
shall be in writing and signed by the person waiving the salary or
wages, notarized and filed with the secretary of state.
(b) A waiver of compensation may be revoked in writing and
signed by the person who filed the waiver, notarized and filed with
the secretary of state.
(c) If an elected public official desires to waive the salary
of the elected office, the waiver may be made only after the person
has been elected to office and the results of the election have
been certified by the secretary of state: Provided, That the
waiver must be made prior to taking the oath of office.
(d) Persons who waive the salary or wage shall be covered by
workers' compensation pursuant to the provisions of chapter twenty-
three of this code: Provided, That such persons shall waive
coverage in the public employees retirement system or the teachers