WEST virginia legislature
2020 regular session
Senate Bill 140
By Senators Blair and Hamilton
[Introduced January 8, 2020; referred
to the Committee on Finance]
A BILL to amend and reenact §6-7-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to changing the rate at which certain judges are paid for mileage when traveling within the state.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 7. COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES.
§6-7-5. Mileage and expenses of judges.
A judge of the Supreme
Court of Appeals and of a circuit court,
shall be when using his or
her own vehicle, is entitled to an allowance for mileage at the rate of
15¢ equal to the amount designated by the Travel Management Office of
the Department of Administration for payment to state employees for each
mile, to be computed according to the distance by the nearest practicable route
necessarily traveled from his the judge’s place of residence, to
the place of holding any term of court in a county other than that of his
the judge’s residence, and from such place to his the judge’s
residence; and a judge of the circuit court shall be paid the sum of $35 per
day as expenses while holding court in a county other than that in which he
the judge resides: Provided, That no judge of a circuit court shall
may be paid mileage and expenses for holding more than 10 terms of court
in any county in any one year, including regular, adjourned, and special terms.
The mileage and expenses provided for in this article shall be paid to any
judge out of the State Treasury as and when the salary of such the
judge is payable.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to allow judges of the Supreme Court of Appeals and of circuit courts, when using their own vehicles, to be paid an allowance for mileage at the rate equal to the amount designated by the Travel Management Office of the Department of Administration for payment to state employees, for certain miles driven, instead of 15 cents per mile.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.