H. B. 2162
(By Delegates Boggs and Talbott)
February 10, 2005
; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.]
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
A BILL to amend and reenact §50-1-3 of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to equalizing magistrate salaries
for all magistrates.
That §50-1-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. COURTS AND OFFICERS.
§50-1-3. Salaries of magistrates.
The salary of each magistrate shall be paid by the state.
Magistrates shall be paid annual salaries of forty thousand
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to equalize magistrate
salaries for all magistrates, rather than a two-tier salary system
based on population.
This section has been completely rewritten; therefore,
strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.