HB2747 S JUD AMT 4-7

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The Committee on Judiciary moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill 2747A Bill to amend and reenact 15A-9-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931 as amended, and to amend and reenact 62-12-12 of said code, all relating to offices and officers in the Department of Homeland Security generally; clarifying duties and qualifications of the Chief Hearing Examiner of the Department of Homeland Security; removing language dictating residence requirements of Parole Board members based on congressional districts; clarifying that substitute Parole Board members serve at the will and pleasure of the Governor; directing that a least three board members initially appointed after July 1, 2021, have at least five years experience in social work, mental health, or prisoner reentry; exempting Parole Board meetings from open meeting law and clarifying that parole hearings are open to the public..