The chief inspector of public offices shall perform an annual
financial audit of each magistrate court. In addition to and in
conjunction with the financial audit, the chief inspector of public
offices shall perform or cause to be performed an audit of the case
filings of each magistrate court. The chief inspector shall report
the annual number of case filings of each magistrate court to be
included in the financial audit report to be made to the supreme
court of appeals, circuit court of the county and the legislative
auditor. The supreme court of appeals shall make a written finding
that it has examined the report and that the annual number of case
filings in each magistrate court accurately represents the total
number of cases actually brought before that magistrate court.
This finding shall be made prior to any redistribution of
magistrates which is based upon the increase or decrease of case
filings in any magistrate court.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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