§50-1-11. Offices for magistrates; location; expenses; copy of
Subject to the rules of the supreme court of appeals, the
location of offices for magistrates shall be determined by order of
the judge of the circuit court, or the chief judge thereof if there
is more than one judge of the circuit court. When required by
geography or population dispersion and in order to make such
offices accessible to the public, an order may require more than
one location for each magistrate. As near as practicable within a
county, all office accommodations shall be comparable. All
expenses of acquiring or renting offices and utility and telephone
expenses shall be paid by the county. All other expenses,
including, but not limited to, expenses for furniture, equipment
and supplies, shall be paid by the state. The administrative
director of the supreme court of appeals shall supply each
magistrate with a current copy of the West Virginia code which
shall remain the property of the state.
Magistrates who serve at more than one location within the
county, whether on a regular or temporary basis, shall be
reimbursed travel expenses for travel between locations at a rate
per mile equal to that allowed for reimbursement of travel expenses
of officers in the judicial branch of state government.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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