Senate Bill No. 66
(By Senators Bailey and Love)
[Introduced January 8, 2003; referred to the Committee on
A BILL to amend and reenact section eleven-d, article one, chapter
twenty-five of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to correctional
employees; and allowing correctional officers to be paid for
any unused annual leave that exceeds the amount that may be
carried over from one year to the next.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section eleven-d, 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.
§25-1-11d. Compensation of employees approved by commissioner;
traveling and other expenses; payment of salaries.
The commissioner of corrections shall approve the salaries of
all employees of the division of corrections. Salaries shall be commensurate with their duties and responsibilities, but no meals
or other emoluments of any kind
shall may be furnished, given or
paid to the employee as all or part of their salary. The employees
may be provided meals, household facilities and supplies as may be
necessary for them to perform their duties, if the employees agree
to pay the reasonable cost as established by the commissioner of
corrections. In the event of an emergency, such as a riot or other
disturbance, the commissioner may authorize meals be provided to
employees at no cost. Additionally, the commissioner may establish
a procedure to reimburse employees reasonable costs in the event
the employee's personal property is stolen or damaged by an inmate.
All persons employed under this article are entitled to be
reimbursed for necessary traveling and other expenses. The
salaries, expenses and appropriations provided for the employees
under the commissioner's jurisdiction shall be paid in the same
manner as are those of other state employees and agencies and on a
payment schedule set forth by the state auditor, except that, in
addition to their annual salary, at the end of each year
correctional officers shall be paid for any unused annual leave
accrued that exceeds the amount that may be carried over from that
year to the next.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to allow correctional
officers to be paid for any unused annual leave that exceeds the amount that may be carried over from one year to the next. This
amount would be in addition to their annual salary.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would