Senate Bill No. 671
(By Senators Tomblin, Mr. President, and Deem)
[Introduced February 14, 2008; referred to the Committee on
A BILL to amend and reenact §14-2-8 of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to increasing the compensation of
the presiding judge of the Court of Claims.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §14-2-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE.
§14-2-8. Compensation of judges; expenses.
Each judge of the court shall receive one hundred sixty
dollars for each day actually served and expenses incurred in the
performance of his or her duties paid at the same per diem rate as
members of the Legislature: Provided, That the presiding judge
shall receive an additional fifty dollars for each day actually
. In addition to the expense per diem, each judge may, when
using his or her own vehicle, be reimbursed for mileage at the mileage rate equal to the amount paid by the travel management
office of the department of administration. The number of days
served by each judge shall not exceed one hundred in any fiscal
year, except by authority of the Joint Committee on Government and
That in computing the number of days served,
days utilized solely for the exercise of duties assigned to judges
and commissioners by the provisions of article two-a of this
chapter shall be disregarded. For the purpose of this section,
time served shall include time spent in the hearing of claims, in
the consideration of the record, in the preparation of opinions and
in necessary travel.