§51-1-21. Authority to maintain domestic violence database.
(a) The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is hereby
authorized to maintain a domestic violence database containing
copies of protective orders entered by the courts of this state and
granted pursuant to the provisions of article twenty-seven, chapter
forty-eight of this code. Further, the domestic violence database
shall also include, upon request, protection orders issued by a
jurisdiction outside of this state pursuant to its law.
(b) Only a protected individual who obtains a protection order
from a jurisdiction other than this state pursuant to its law or
his or her representative as provided in section five, article
twenty-eight of this chapter may register that order with the West
Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.
(c) Failure to register an order as provided in this section
shall not affect its enforceability in any county or jurisdiction.