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Enrolled Version - Final Version House Bill 4171 History

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ENROLLED

H. B. 4171


(By Delegates Miley, Wooton, Barker, Moore,

Shook, Ferro, Ellem, Schoen and Sobonya)


[Passed March 9, 2010; in effect ninety days from passage.]



AN ACT to amend and reenact §25-1-15 of the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the Division of Corrections; and allowing Division of Corrections to utilize criminogenic risk and need instruments.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §25-1-15 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
CHAPTER 25. DIVISION OF CORRECTIONS.

ARTICLE 1. Organization and Institutions and Corrections Management.

§25-1-15. Diagnostic and classification divisions.

(a) The Commissioner of Corrections may establish diagnostic and classification divisions.
(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the code to the contrary, all persons committed to the custody of the Commissioner of the Division of Corrections for presentence diagnosis and classification and all persons sentenced to the custody of the Division of Corrections shall, upon transfer to the Division of Corrections, undergo diagnosis and classification, which may include assessments of a person's criminogenic risk and need factors
that are reliable, validated and normed for a specific population and responsive to cultural and gender-specific needs as well as individual learning styles and temperament.
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