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The Committee on the Judiciary moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows: “A BILL to amend and reenact §15A-3-10 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the training, qualification, certification  and authorization for carry of firearms by correctional employees; providing that after successful completion of designated firearms training, the commissioner may issue a certificate to carry division issued firearms to correctional employees; establishing that authorized correctional employees may carry division-issued firearms during performance of official duties and when traveling to and from work; establishing the commissioner’s firearm training program must be equivalent to the firearms training requirements for deputy sheriffs; requiring that the correctional employee must successfully complete an annual designated firearms course as established by legislative rule to maintain the certificate; and, providing the certificate bearing the commissioner’s signature  shall be in a form prescribed by the commissioner.