Senate Bill No. 341
(By Senators Kessler and White)
[Introduced February 24, 2009; referred to the Committee on the
Judiciary; and then to the Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §49-7-32 of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to transferring the authority to
administer the juvenile justice database from the Department
of Military Affairs and Public Safety to the West Virginia
Supreme Court of Appeals.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §49-7-32 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 7. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
§49-7-32. Juvenile justice database.
criminal justice and highway safety division of the
Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety West Virginia
Supreme Court of Appeals
is responsible for collecting, compiling
and disseminating information in the juvenile justice database.
theretofore maintained by the facilities review panel of the juvenile justice committee. Accordingly, and notwithstanding
any other provision of this code to the contrary,
division shall be granted court shall grant the Division of
Criminal Justice Services
access to confidential juvenile records
for the limited purpose of collecting statistical data:
maintenance of the juvenile justice database Provided,
division shall keep
records confidential and not publish
any information that would identify any individual juvenile.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to transfer the authority to
administer the juvenile justice database from the Department of
Military Affairs and Public Safety to the West Virginia Supreme
Court of Appeals.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would