H. B. 3224
(By Delegates Wooton, Ellem, Frazier, Hartman,
Shott, and Webster)
[Introduced March 18, 2009; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]
Manchin, Miley, Perry, Ross, Shook,
A BILL to amend and reenact §54-2-19 of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to compensation for condemnation
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §54-2-19 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. PROCEDURE.
§54-2-19. Compensation of commissioners and jurors.
Each commissioner shall receive as compensation for services
in each eminent domain proceeding a reasonable amount to be fixed
by an order entered of record in the proceeding, said compensation
not to exceed the sum of
fifty dollars $150 per day to be taxed as
a part of the costs of the proceeding.
The jurors shall receive the same compensation fixed by law
for jurors in felony cases, to be taxed as a part of the costs of
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to raise the compensation
cap on compensation received by condemnation commissioners.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would