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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 106 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 106

(By Delegate Summers)

[Introduced April 8, 2021; referred to Rules.]

 

Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the effect of empowering the West Virginia Sentencing Commission to study the effect of a criminal code rewrite that includes the updated classification of felonies and misdemeanors as drawn out in HB2017, as well as the modification or enactment of sentencing and correctional statutes which the commission finds necessary and advisable.

Whereas, The House of Delegates passed House Bill 2017, generally known as the “Criminal Code Rewrite” bill, on March 31, 2021; and

Whereas, The Senate amended the bill to require the West Virginia Sentencing Commission to consider, but not be bound to adopt, the provisions of the Second Engrossment of the Committee Substitute for HB2017, as passed by the West Virginia House of Delegates on March 31, 2021, including classifications of felonies and misdemeanors in the proposed Article 17, Chapter 61 of the house bill; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the effect of empowering the West Virginia Sentencing Commission to study the effect of a criminal code rewrite that includes the updated classification of felonies and misdemeanors as drawn out in HB2017, as well as the modification or enactment of sentencing and correctional statutes which the commission finds necessary and advisable; and

Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2022, on its findings, conclusions, and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation or resolutions necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report, and to draft necessary legislation be paid from the legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.

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