H. B. 2641
(By Delegates Sobonya, Sumner, Longstreth,
Moore, Reynolds, C. Miller and Rowan)
[Introduced January 13, 2010; referred to the
Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.]
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §25-1-1b, relating to
requiring the Commissioner of Corrections to keep track of
repeat offenses committed by persons convicted of sexual
offenses against children.
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §25-1-1b, to read as
ARTICLE 1. ORGANIZATION, INSTITUTIONS AND CORRECTIONS MANAGEMENT.
§25-1-1b. Commissioner required to keep track of recidivism of
child sex offenders.
In addition to those duties prescribed to the commissioner,
the commissioner shall keep a record of convictions of repeat
sexual offenses committed by convicted child sex offenders who reside in this state. At a minimum, the record shall include the
name and address of the offender, the date of the offender's first
conviction for a sexual offense committed against a child and all
subsequent offenses which result in a conviction. The commissioner
shall propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the
provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code
designed to implement a comprehensive system in accordance with the
requirement of this section.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require the commissioner
of corrections to keep track of repeat offenses committed by
persons convicted of sexual offenses against children.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would