Senate Bill No. 271
(By Senators Kessler, Oliverio, Chafin, Foster, Green, Hunter,
Jenkins, Minard, Stollings, Wells, Barnes, Deem, Hall, McKenzie
[Originating in the Committee on the Judiciary;
reported January 18, 2008.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §15-2-6 of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to grievance appeal recommendation
board; providing rule-making authority; and establishing
grievance procedure for state police.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §15-2-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. WEST VIRGINIA STATE POLICE.
§15-2-6. Authority to make rules for grievance procedure.
The superintendent shall have continuing authority to propose
legislative rules for promulgation in accordance with the
provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code,
relating to a grievance procedure for sworn members of the State
Police. At a minimum, the rule shall provide a process for filing
and resolving grievances at the lowest possible level in a timely manner, providing for representation, taking evidence at each
level, establishing a hearing procedure, providing for appellate
review, allocating costs and authorizing attorney fees to a
grievant who prevails on appeal.
(NOTE: This bill removes language in §15-2-6 that is now
obsolete. It also gives the superintendent continuing authority to
propose legislative rules for a grievance procedure for the State
Section six has been completely rewritten; therefore strike-
throughs and underscoring have been omitted.)