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Chapter 7  |  Article 7 - 14E  |  Section 2
WVC 7- CHAPTER 7. COUNTY COMMISSIONS AND OFFICERS.
WVC 7-14E- ARTICLE 14E. ESTABLISHMENT OF CERTAIN FEES; DEDICATION OF FEE TO DEPUTY SHERIFF'S RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

WVC 7-14E-1 §7-14E-1. Legislative findings and purpose.
(a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the preservation of peace is a necessary and important function and a requirement for an orderly society. This important function is carried on throughout the state of West Virginia at both the state and local level. Very important components of law enforcement in this state are the county sheriffs and their deputies.

(b) The Legislature, cognizant that it has enacted retirement legislation for municipal police officers and for the state police, declares that deputy sheriffs are now in need of a retirement system. The Legislature further declares that the deputy sheriffs of this state are professional law-enforcement officers who keep the peace, help and protect the citizens of this state. The Legislature finds that, when it comes to retirement, the deputy sheriffs are treated differently than other law-enforcement officers in this state.

(c) For the foregoing reasons, and for other important reasons, the Legislature created the deputy sheriff's retirement system under article fourteen-d of this chapter. The fees established in this article are to help ensure the actuarial soundness of the deputy sheriff's retirement system.

WVC 7 - 14 E- 2 §7-14E-2. Statewide uniform fees for reports generated by sheriff's offices; dedication of fees.
(a) The county commission of each county in this state shall set a fee for obtaining certain reports. This fee shall be set at a minimum of ten dollars for each report, with a maximum of twenty dollars for each report. Ten dollars of the charge for each report shall be deposited into the Deputy Sheriff Retirement Fund created in section six, article fourteen-d of this chapter. The reports for which a charge may be made are traffic accident reports, criminal investigation reports, incident reports and property reports.

(b) All sheriff's offices in this state shall collect a fee of five dollars for performing the following services: Adult private employment fingerprinting; fingerprinting for federal firearm permits; motor vehicle number identification; adult identification cards; and photo-identification cards. Upon collection, these fees shall be deposited into the Deputy Sheriff Retirement Fund created in section six, article fourteen-d of this chapter.

(c) All sheriff's offices in this state shall collect a fee of five dollars for each nongovernmental background investigation report. Upon collection, these fees shall be deposited into the Deputy Sheriff Retirement Fund created in section six, article fourteen-d of this chapter.

(d) No charge may be made under this section for any report or reports made to governmental agencies.

(e) Any county commission which fails to make any payment due the Deputy Sheriff Retirement Fund by the fifteenth day following the end of each calendar month in which a fee or other contribution is received by the county's sheriff may be required to pay the actuarial rate of interest lost on the total amount owed for each day the payment is delinquent. Accrual of the loss of earnings owed by the delinquent county commission commences after the fifteenth day following the end of the calendar month in which the fee or other contribution is due and continues until receipt of the delinquent amount. Interest compounds daily and the minimum surcharge is fifty dollars.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 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
§ 7 - 18 - 14 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 314
PASSED - Regular Session

SB314 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Appropriating hotel occupancy tax proceeds to counties with no more than one hospital
§ 7 - 11 B- 3 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 375
PASSED - Regular Session

SB375 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Excluding certain real and personal property from TIF assessment
§ 7 - 22 - 9 - (Amended Code)
§ 7 - 22 - 15 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 439
PASSED - Regular Session

SB439 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/26/2014)
Increasing acreage of Ohio County's Fort Henry Economic Opportunity Development District
§ 7 - 14 D- 20 - (Amended Code)
§ 7 - 14 D- 21 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4349
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4349 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Clarifying retirement dependent child scholarship and burial benefits under a Qualified Domestic Relations Order
§ 7 - 7 - 1 - (Amended Code)
§ 7 - 7 - 4 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 1005
PASSED - 1st Special Session

SB1005 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Authorizing salary increase for county commissioners and elected county officials
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 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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