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Chapter 15  |  Article 15 - 9
WVC 15 - CHAPTER 15. PUBLIC SAFETY.
WVC 15 - 9 - ARTICLE 9. GOVERNOR'S COMMITTEE ON CRIME, DELINQUENCY AND CORRECTION.

WVC 15 - 9 - 1 §15-9-1. Committee designated as state planning agency under federal law.
The Legislature hereby designates the governor's committee on crime, delinquency and correction (established by Executive Order No. 7-A-66 and designated a state planning agency by Executive Order No. 14-68) as the state planning agency required for participation by the state of West Virginia in programs provided for by the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended (42 United States code, sections 3701 through 3796c, inclusive) and the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended (42 United States code, section 5601).

WVC 15 - 9 - 2 §15-9-2. Facility inspection.
The governor's committee on crime, delinquency and correction shall annually visit and inspect jails, detention facilities, correctional facilities, facilities which may hold juveniles involuntarily or any other juvenile facility which may temporarily house juveniles on a voluntary or involuntary basis for the purpose of compliance with standards promulgated by the juvenile facilities standards commission, pursuant to section nine-a, article twenty, chapter thirty-one of this code and with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended.

WVC 15 - 9 - 3 §15-9-3. Ascertaining compliance with applicable standards in juvenile detention and correctional facilities.
The governor's committee on crime, delinquency and correction shall ascertain the compliance of juvenile detention and juvenile correctional facilities operated by or under contract with the division of juvenile services, created pursuant to section two, article five-e, chapter forty-nine of this code, with standards for the structure, physical plant, operation and maintenance of the facilities, promulgated by the juvenile facility standards commission, pursuant to section nine-a, article twenty, chapter thirty-one of this code: Provided, That such review shall not include educational programs in such facilities.

WVC 15 - 9 - 4 §15-9-4. Criminal sentencing research.
The governor's committee on crime, delinquency and correction shall conduct comprehensive research on the state's criminal sanctioning process for adult offenders. The purpose of the research is to promote a fuller understanding of this state's criminal justice system, and shall include the review of issues of sentence length imposed, actual sentence length served, parole eligibility, parole revocation, determinate or indeterminate sentences, availability of alternatives to incarceration for certain offenses, and the respective roles that each of these and other criminal sanction issues may play in the increased demand for prison bed space. The committee shall report to the governor and the Legislature on or before the first day of January, two thousand four, and at its discretion thereafter, the findings of its research and make any recommendations for modifications of criminal sentencing laws or procedures provided that no such recommendations or modifications shall become effective without further action of the Legislature.

WVC 15 - 9 - 5 §15-9-5. Authorization for the promulgation of legislative rules.
     (a) The Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction shall develop and promulgate rules for state, county and municipal law-enforcement officers, law-enforcement agencies and communications and emergency operations centers that dispatch law- enforcement officers with regard to the identification, investigation, reporting and prosecution of suspected child abuse and neglect: Provided, That such rules and procedures must be consistent with the priority criteria prescribed by generally applicable department procedures.

     (b) The rules and the revisions thereof as provided in this section shall be proposed as legislative rules for legislative approval in accordance with article three chapter twenty-nine-a of this code.

     (c) Prior to the publication of proposed rules, the Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction shall convene a meeting or meetings of an advisory committee to assist in the development of the rules.

     (d) The advisory committee shall meet at least on a biennial basis to review the rules and to propose revisions as a result of changes in law or policy.

     (e) The advisory committee shall be composed of:

     (1) The Director of the Prosecuting Attorney's Institute or his or her designee;

     (2) The State Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police or his or her designee;

     (3) One representative of law enforcement with experience in investigating child abuse and neglect cases representing municipalities appointed by the Executive Director of the Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction;

     (4) One representative of law enforcement with experience in investigating child abuse and neglect cases representing counties appointed by the Executive Director of the Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction;

     (5) The Commissioner of the Bureau for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Resources or his or her designee;

     (6) A health care provider with pediatric experience and child abuse expertise;

     (7) The Director of the Division of Children's Services of the Administrative Office of the Courts or his or her designee, as a nonvoting member;

     (8) The Director of the West Virginia Child Advocacy Network or his or her designee;

     (9) The Director of the West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council or his or her designee;

     (10) An individual representing communications and emergency operations centers that dispatch law-enforcement officers; and

     (11) Other persons or organizations who, in the discretion of the Executive Director of the Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Corrections have an interest in the rules: Provided, That the total number of the advisory committee may not exceed sixteen.

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
§15 - 1 J- 3 - (Amended Code)
§15 - 1 J- 4 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 315
PASSED - Regular Session

SB315 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Clarifying use of certain funds under Military Authority Act
§15 - 10 - 6 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 387
PASSED - Regular Session

SB387 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Clarifying duly authorized officers have legal custody of their prisoners while in WV
§15 - 2 A- 2 - (Amended Code)
§15 - 2 A- 5 - (Amended Code)
§15 - 2 A- 11 A - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 443
PASSED - Regular Session

SB443 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Relating to SPRS
§15 - 2 - 7 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 486
PASSED - Regular Session

SB486 SUB2 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Establishing certain salary increases for State Police civilian and forensic lab employees
§15 - 5 - 1 - (Amended Code)
§15 - 5 - 6 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4147
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4147 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
HB4147 ENR SUB  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Relating to emergency preparedness
§15 - 2 - 5 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4256
PASSED - Regular Session

hb4256 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Amending the annual salary schedule for members of the state police
§15 - 2 - 33 - (Amended Code)
§15 - 2 A- 12 - (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
§15 - 1 G- 10 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4350
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4350 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Providing for the awarding of a West Virginia Veterans Medal and ribbon, and a West Virginia Service Cross and ribbon to certain qualifying West Virginia Veterans
§15 - 9 B- 1 - (New Code)
§15 - 9 B- 2 - (New Code)
§15 - 9 B- 3 - (New Code)
HOUSE BILL - 108
PASSED - 1st Special Session

hb108 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Establishing a regulatory system for sexual assault forensic examinations
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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