SB339 SFAT Trump  2-22

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Senator Trump moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill 339--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §51-12-1, §51-12-2 and §51-12-3, all relating to establishing a judicial compensation commission; setting responsibilities for commission; establishing membership of commission; setting terms of service for appointed members; setting eligibility requirements for certain commission members; providing that members of commission are ineligible for appointment to state judicial position while serving on commission; providing for reimbursement of expenses incurred in carrying out responsibilities of commission; providing for filling of vacancies on commission; giving commission authority to make salary recommendations for certain judicial officers to the Legislature; providing for location of commission meetings; setting meeting notice requirements; directing election of a chairperson; setting quorum requirements; permitting commission to request staff assistance from Joint Committee on Government and Finance and administrative office of Supreme Court of Appeals; requiring meetings be conducted pursuant to open meetings laws; directing commission to study compensation structure for certain judicial officers for purposes of preparing a report; setting forth required factors to be considered in making recommendations regarding compensation; providing for filling of commission vacancies; establishing certain dates for commission action; providing for filing of commission reports and recommendations with certain offices; requiring a bill enacting commission’s salary recommendations be introduced by the presiding officers of the Senate and House of Delegates no later than the twentieth day of the legislative session following receipt of report; requiring a bill enacting commission’s salary recommendations be reintroduced by the presiding officers of the Senate and House of Delegates in each subsequent legislative session if not enacted; providing that commission be adjourned for three years following submission of report; and making technical corrections.