Senate Bill No. 119
(By Senator Bailey)
[Introduced January 10, 2003; referred to the Committee on
Government Organization; and then to the Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend article six, chapter twenty-nine of the code of
West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated section
twenty-eight, relating to dissolving the division of personnel
and the civil service system; and providing that the various
agencies, divisions and departments of government are
responsible for their own personnel matters.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article six, chapter twenty-nine of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section
twenty-eight, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 6. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.
§29-6-28. Dissolution of division of personnel, state personnel
advisory board and civil service system.
Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary,
effective the first day of July, two thousand three, the division
of personnel and the state personnel advisory board will cease to
exist as will the civil service system provided for in this
article. At that time, each department, division and agency of
government is responsible for its own personnel decisions and
actions and shall, accordingly, propose legislative rules in
accordance with article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code
for that purpose.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to dissolve the division of
personnel and the state civil service system. The bill provides
that the various agencies of government would assume responsibility
for their own hiring and firing.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.