HB2717 H JUD AM 3-18 #1
The Committee on the Judiciary moves to amend the bill on page
one, following the enacting section, by striking out the remainder
of the bill and inserting in lieu thereof the following language:
"ARTICLE 14. CIVIL SERVICE FOR DEPUTY SHERIFFS.
§7-14-1. Appointments and promotions of deputy sheriffs.
Notwithstanding the provisions of article three, chapter six,
and article seven, chapter seven of this code, all appointments and
promotions of full-time deputy sheriffs shall be made only
according to qualifications and fitness to be ascertained by
examinations, which, so far as practicable, shall be competitive,
as hereinafter provided. On and after the effective date of this
article, no person except the chief deputy shall be appointed,
promoted, reinstated, removed, discharged, suspended or reduced in
rank or pay as a full-time deputy sheriff, as defined in said
section two, of any county in the State of West Virginia subject to
the provisions hereof, in any manner or by any means other than
those prescribed in this article.
All deputy sheriffs employed as of July 1, 2013 or hired
thereafter who has not previously purchased his or her own
ballistic vest shall upon law-enforcement certification be provided
a ballistic vest which meets the performance standards established
by the National Law-Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center
of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) as published in NIJ Standard 0101.03, or any formal revision of this standard."