(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, the provisions of section five of this article providing for the initial appointment of family judges by the governor become operable on the first day of October, two thousand one.
(c) After the effective date of this article, whenever the terms "master", "law master" or "family law master" appear in this code, the terms shall have the same meaning as "family court judge."
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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