H. B. 2440
(By Delegates R. M. Thompson and Craig)
[Introduced January 20, 2003; referred to the
Committee on Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security then
A BILL to amend and reenact section sixteen, article one-b, chapter
fifteen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to raising the
minimum pay for national guard members on active state duty to
ninety dollars per day.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section sixteen, 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-16. Pay and allowances.
(a) Pay and allowances for officers and enlisted personnel of
the national guard for drill, encampment or other duty for training
prescribed or ordered by the federal government,
shall be such as
are those provided by the laws of the United States.
(b) Officers and enlisted personnel of the national guard in
active service of the state shall receive the same pay and
allowances, in accordance with their rank and service, as are
prescribed for the armed forces of the United States: Provided,
That no member of the national guard
shall may receive base pay of
less than seventy-five ninety dollars per day while he or she is in
active service of the state.
(c) Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this article,
members of the national guard, may, with their consent, perform
without pay, or without pay and allowances, any duties prescribed
by section thirteen of this article pursuant to competent orders
therefor: Provided, That necessary expenses may be furnished
this personnel within the discretion of the adjutant general.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to increase the minimum pay
of national guard members on active duty from $75 to $90 a day.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would