WVC 33 - 2 - 5
§33-2-5. Witness fees.
No person shall be excused from attending and testifying in
obedience to a subpoena issued hereunder on the ground of failure
of tender or payment of a witness fee or mileage fee unless the
witness makes demand for such payment as a condition precedent to
the giving of testimony or the production of documents required
by the subpoena, and unless such payment is not thereupon made.
No insurer, agent, broker, solicitor or other person subject to
the provisions of this chapter whose conduct, condition or
practices are being investigated, and no officer, director or
employee of any such person, shall be entitled to witness or
mileage fees. In the event that witness or mileage fees are
demanded and paid, the amount of same shall be determined as ten
dollars for each day of attendance and ten cents per mile for
each mile necessarily traveled to the place of attendance, and
the same for returning. The sum to which a witness is entitled
shall be paid out of the treasury in any case in which the
attendance is for the commissioner. In all other cases, it shall
be paid by the person at whose instance the summons is issued.