HB2663 SUB ENR
H. B. 2663
(By Delegate Shook
[Passed March 12, 2010; in effect ninety days from passage.]
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
AN ACT to amend and reenact §8-14-5a of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to expanding the power of municipal
parking authority officers to ticket for municipal parking
That §8-14-5a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 14. LAW AND ORDER; POLICE FORCE OR DEPARTMENTS; ETC.
§8-14-5a. Parking enforcement officers.
(a) A municipality or parking authority created by a
municipality may employ parking enforcement officers, whose sole
duties are to patrol and to enforce municipal parking ordinances
upon or within designated municipal parking areas and upon
municipal streets. Parking enforcement officers may sign
complaints and issue citations.
(b) Parking enforcement officers shall:
(1) Be in uniform;
(2) Display a badge or other sign of authority; and
(3) Serve at the will and pleasure of their employer.
(c) The governing body of the municipality may require the
parking enforcement officers to give a surety bond, payable to the
municipality. The governing body shall set the amount of the bond
conditioned for the faithful performance of their duties. . Nothing
in this section may be construed to mean that parking enforcement
officers come within the civil service provisions of this article
or the policemen's pension and relief fund provisions of article
twenty-two of this chapter.