WEST virginia Legislature
2016 regular session
House Bill 4359
By Delegates Miley, Trecost, Caputo, Boggs, and Perdue
[Introduced February 2,
to the Committee on Government Organization]
A BILL to amend and reenact §30-18-7 of the Code of West Virginia,1931, as amended, relating to requiring the issuance of a photo identification to persons employed as a security guard by a security guard firm; and requiring for wearing of identification when in uniform.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §30-18-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 18. PRIVATE INVESTIGATIVE AND SECURITY SERVICES.
§30-18-7. Requirements for employees conducting security guard business under a firm license.
(a) Any person who has a security guard firm license shall be responsible for supervising any employee or other individual who conducts security guard business under the authority of such person's firm license, regardless of whether such employee or other individual receives compensation for conducting such business. Such supervision shall include providing any education or training that is reasonably necessary to ensure compliance with the requirements of this article.
(b) Any employee or individual who conducts security guard business under the authority of a firm license shall:
(1) Satisfy the requirements of section five of this article, except that such person need not satisfy the prior employment requirements contained in subdivision (7) of section five; and
(2) Authorize the Secretary of State to review the records held by the department of public safety for any convictions that may be on record for such employee or individual.
(c) A holder of a security guard firm license is prohibited from authorizing any individual or employee to conduct security guard business if such individual does not comply with the requirements of this section.
(d) For every employee or individual who conducts security guard business under the authority of a security guard firm license, the holder of such license must maintain a recent full-face photograph and one complete set of fingerprints on file at such firm's central business location in this state. Upon request, the holder of the firm license must release the photographs and fingerprints to the Secretary of State.
(e) Every person employed as a security guard under the authority of a security guard firm license shall have a photo identification card issued by the firm in his or her possession while working as a security guard. If the person is required to wear a uniform as part of his or her security guard duties, the identification card shall be prominently displayed upon the person’s uniform while on duty.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to requiring the issuance of a photo identification to persons employed as a security guard by a security guard firm.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.