Senate Bill No. 62
(By Senators Bailey, Unger, Love and Dempsey)
[Introduced January 8, 2003; referred to the Committee on Natural
A BILL to amend article seven, chapter twenty of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated section four-c,
relating to allowing conservation officers to work overtime in
the national forests and parks as patrol officers pursuant to
a contract with the appropriate federal authority.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article seven, chapter twenty of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section four-c,
to read as follows:
ARTICLE 7. LAW ENFORCEMENT, MOTORBOATING, LITTER.
§20-7-4c. Authorization to work overtime as conservation or
patrol officers in national forests or parks.
Conservation officers subject to the provisions of this article are authorized to work under the authority of the national
park service or other appropriate federal authority as conservation
or patrol officers in national parks and forests: Provided, That no
conservation officer may perform services pursuant to the authority
granted in this section which in any way interferes or detracts
from his or her regular or designated work hours, schedule and
duties as a conservation officer subject to the provisions of this
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to allow conservation
officers employed by the state to work in national forests and
parks under federal authority in their spare time.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.