Senate Bill No. 582
(By Senator Hunter)
[Introduced February 21, 2000;
referred to the Committee on Finance.]
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.
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,
which may be revocable, shall be in writing and signed by the
person waiving the salary or wages, notarized and filed with the
secretary of state.
If an elected public official desires to waive the salary of
the elected office, the waiver may only be made after the person
has been elected to office and the results of the election to
office have been certified by the secretary of state: Provided,
That the waiver must be made prior to taking the oath of office.
Nothing contained in this section may be construed to allow
any person campaigning for public office to state, promise or offer
that if that person is elected that the person will waive the
salary of office. Although a person may waive the salary or wage,
that person shall be covered by workers' compensation pursuant to
the provisions of chapter twenty-three of this code.
(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to permit certain officers and state employees to waive their salaries.
§6-7-1a is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring
have been omitted.)