H. B. 2620
(By Delegates Sparks and McGraw)
[Introduced February 3, 1999; referred to the
Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section eleven, article one, chapter
twenty-five of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to providing that
correctional officers shall be paid for unused leave.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section eleven, article one, chapter twenty-five of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. ORGANIZATION AND INSTITUTIONS.
§25-1-11. Officers and employees of corrections institutions.
The commissioner of corrections shall appoint a
superintendent or warden for each institution under the control
of the department of corrections.
The superintendent or warden of each institution shall have the power to appoint all assistants and employees required for
the management of the institution in his charge; but the number
of such assistants and employees, and their compensation, shall
first be approved by the state commissioner of corrections:
Provided, That any correctional officer who accrues unused annual
leave shall be paid for same in addition to his or her annual
salary. It shall be the duty of the commissioner of corrections
to investigate any complaint made against the superintendent of
any institution, and also against any other officer or employee
thereof, if the same has not been investigated.
The commissioner shall fix the salaries or compensation of
the officers and employees of the institutions named in section
three of this article. The salaries or compensation of all
officers and employees of the several institutions under the
control of the commissioner of corrections shall be paid monthly,
to include the last day of each month. The superintendents and
other officers and employees of each of such institutions shall
be paid salaries commensurate with their duties and
responsibilities, but no meals or other emoluments of any kind
shall be furnished, given or paid to such superintendents,
officers or employees as all or part of their salary; however,
such superintendents, officers and employees may be provided
meals, household facilities and supplies as may be necessary for
them to perform their duties, if such superintendents, officers and employees agree to pay the reasonable cost thereof as
established by the commissioner of corrections.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide that
corrections officers are paid for unused annual leave in addition
to their regular salary.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language
that would be added.