H. B. 2483
(By Delegates Perry, Beach, Hartman, Pino,
Leach and Michael
February 17, 2005
; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]
A BILL to repeal §28-5-26 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as
amended, relating to escape of convicts and rewards.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
§1. Repeal of section relating to escape of convicts and rewards.
Section twenty-six, article five, chapter twenty-eight of the
Code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, is hereby repealed.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to repeal the section of the
West Virginia Code that authorizes wardens to offer rewards, up to
$500, for the apprehension and redelivery of escaped convicts.
This bill was recommended for introduction and passage during
the 2005 legislative session by the Legislative Oversight Committee
on the Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority.