HB2717 H JUD AM 3-18 #1
The Committee on the Judiciary moves to amend the bill on page one, following the enacting section, by striking out the remainder of the bill and inserting in lieu thereof the following language:
“ARTICLE 14. CIVIL SERVICE FOR DEPUTY SHERIFFS.
§7-14-1. Appointments and promotions of deputy sheriffs.
Notwithstanding the provisions of article three, chapter six, and article seven, chapter seven of this code, all appointments and promotions of full-time deputy sheriffs shall be made only according to qualifications and fitness to be ascertained by examinations, which, so far as practicable, shall be competitive, as hereinafter provided. On and after the effective date of this article, no person except the chief deputy shall be appointed, promoted, reinstated, removed, discharged, suspended or reduced in rank or pay as a full-time deputy sheriff, as defined in said section two, of any county in the State of West Virginia subject to the provisions hereof, in any manner or by any means other than those prescribed in this article.
All deputy sheriffs employed as of July 1, 2013 or hired thereafter who has not previously purchased his or her own ballistic vest shall upon law-enforcement certification be provided a ballistic vest which meets the performance standards established by the National Law-Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) as published in NIJ Standard 0101.03, or any formal revision of this standard.”