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Chapter 51  |  Article 51 - 5
WVC 51- CHAPTER 51. COURTS AND THEIR OFFICERS.
WVC -5- ARTICLE 5. COMMISSIONERS IN CHANCERY AND FOR STATING ACCOUNTS.

WVC 51-5-1 §51-5-1. Appointment, removal and powers of commissioners.
Each circuit court and every other court of record now existing, or which may hereafter be established, having jurisdiction to try or hear suits in chancery or actions at law, may from time to time appoint not more than four commissioners in chancery or for stating accounts, except that the circuit court of any county the population of which exceeds thirty thousand and is less than fifty thousand may appoint not more than six of such commissioners, and that the circuit court of any county the population of which exceeds fifty thousand may appoint not more than eight of such commissioners, who shall be removable at its pleasure, with power to take depositions and to swear and examine witnesses and to certify their testimony. The judge of any court empowered to appoint commissioners in chancery or for stating accounts may in vacation appoint such commissioners with as much effect as if appointed by the court, and they shall have like powers.

WVC 51-5-2 §51-5-2. Oath of commissioner.
Every such commissioner, before proceeding to act, shall take the oath prescribed by section 5, article IV of the constitution of this state.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.


Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§51 - 9 - 18 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 342
PASSED - Regular Session

sb342 sub1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/29/2015)
Clarifying scope, application and requirements for error corrections by CPRB
§51 - 4 - 9 - (Repealed Code)
§51 - 4 - 11 - (Repealed Code)
SENATE BILL - 360
PASSED - Regular Session

sb360 enr  (Uploaded - 03/19/2015)
Repealing code sections relating to book indexes and claims reports required by court clerks
§51 - 2 - 1 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 415
PASSED - Regular Session

sb415 enr  (Uploaded - 03/20/2015)
Relating to circuit judges
§51 - 2 A- 2 A - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 430
PASSED - Regular Session

SB430 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/20/2015)
Permitting mutual protective orders enjoining certain contact between parties to domestic relations actions
§51 - 2 A- 3 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 479
PASSED - Regular Session

sb479 enr  (Uploaded - 03/22/2015)
Adding additional family court judges
§51 - 1 - 1 - (Amended Code)
§51 - 2 A- 5 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2010
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2010 SECOND SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/17/2015)
HB2010 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/01/2015)
Requiring the elections of justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, circuit court judges, family court judges and magistrates be nonpartisan and by division
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.
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