WVC 7 - 7 - 13
§7-7-13. Allowance for expenses of sheriff.
(a) The county commission of every county shall allow the
actual and necessary expenses incurred by the sheriff in the
discharge of his or her duties including, but not limited to, those
incurred in arresting, pursuing or transporting persons accused or
convicted of crimes and offenses; in the cost of law-enforcement
and safety equipment; in conveying or transporting a prisoner from
and to jail to participate in court proceedings; and in conveying
or transferring any person to or from any state institution where
he or she may be committed from his or her county, where the
sheriff is authorized to convey or transfer the person: Provided,
That the law-enforcement agency that places a person under arrest
shall be responsible for the person's initial transportation to a
regional or county jail, except where there is a preexisting
agreement between the county and the political body the other law-
enforcement agency serves. Any person transported to the regional
jail as provided for by the provisions of this section shall, upon
conviction for the offense causing his or her incarceration, pay
the reasonable costs of the transportation. The money is to be
collected by the court of conviction at the current mileage
reimbursement rate. The county commission shall allow the actual
and necessary expenses incurred in serving summonses, notices or
other official papers in connection with the sheriff's office.
(b) Every sheriff shall file monthly, under oath, an accurate
account of all the actual and necessary expenses incurred by him or her, his or her deputies, assistants and employees in the
performance and discharge of their official duties supported by
verified accounts before reimbursement thereof shall be allowed by
the county commission. Reimbursement, properly allowed, shall be
made from the general county fund.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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