HB2447 S JUD AMT

LOVELL 7980

 

The Committee on the Judiciary moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill 2447--A Bill to repeal 14-2-6 and 14-2-18 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to repeal 14-2A-7 of said code; to amend and reenact 14-2-3, 14-2-4, 14-2-4a, 14-2-5, 14-2-7, 14-2-8, 14-2-9, 14-2-10, 14-2-11, 14-2-12, 14-2-13, 14-2-14, 14-2-15, 14-2-16, 14-2-17, 14-2-19, 14-2-20, 14-2-21, 14-2-22, 14-2-23, 14-2-24, 14-2-25, 14-2-26, 14-2-27 and 14-2-28 of said code; and to amend and reenact 14-2A-5, 14-2A-6, 14-2A-9, 14-2A-10, 14-2A-11, 14-2A-12, 14-2A-13, 14-2A-14, 14-2A-15, 14-2A-16, 14-2A-17, 14-2A-18, 14-2A-19, 14-2A-19a, 14-2A-19b, 14-2A-20, 14-2A-21, 14-2A-25, 14-2A-26 and 14-2A-28 of said code, all relating to certain claims against the state generally; renaming the West Virginia Court of Claims the West Virginia Legislative Claims Commission; renaming judges commissioners; clarifying that commissioners are not judicial officers; modifying definitions; providing explicit power of removal of commissioners to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates; providing authority to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates for the hiring of a clerk, chief deputy clerk, deputy clerks, and support staff and setting salaries for said positions; increasing the monetary limit for agency agreed to claims from $1,000 to $3,000; and updating and modifying and clarifying procedures and practices of the commission.