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CCAWV 2017 Policy Statements

Fiscal Issues

CCAWV is supportive of initiatives that have a positive effect on county funding, allowing counties to generate their own funding needs and oppose those initiatives that take funding away from county programs and services.

Regional Jail Costs

CCAWV will continue to work with the WV Legislature and the WV Regional Jail Authority to identify additional revenue sources and jail population reduction methods in a unified effort to maximize the efficient use of tax dollars for incarceration of regional jail inmates.

Unfunded Mandates

In these challenging economic times, CCAWV will defend against unfunded mandates legislatively or administratively passed on to local governments. CCAWV will evaluate and determine our position on any legislation that affects county finances.

Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance abuse is an extremely critical problem and impediment to the workforce in WV and a major factor in the escalating burden on our criminal justice system. CCAWV supports efforts to increase and enhance available treatment.

CCAWV 2018 Legislative Priorities

  • Support reducing the fiscal impact of regional jails on counties by revising §31-20-10a changing the date the Division of Corrections takes custody of inmates, from the “day following the day the commitment order was entered into the court record” to the “day following the conviction date.”

  • Support revision of the process for procuring architectural & engineering services on projects over $250,000 (5G). Propose that once top 3 candidates have been determined through the current process, the governing body may meet collective with all 3 giving the parameters, scope and expectations of the project & offering Q&A. The top 3 candidates will then submit their proposed contract, including estimated costs. This will allow governing body through competitive selection, to select the lowest, qualified bid from 3 qualified bidders.

  • Support revisions to § 60-3-9d that would require all 5% wine & intoxicating liquor tax collections created by this statute and collected outside the municipal boundaries be remitted to the county of jurisdiction.

  • Support reducing the fiscal impact of regional jails on counties by revising §31-20-10a changing the date the Division of Corrections takes custody of inmates, from the “day following the day the commitment order was entered into the court record” to the “day following the conviction date.”

  • Support revision of the process for procuring architectural & engineer- ing services on projects over $250,000 (5G). Propose that once top 3 candidates have been determined through the current process, the governing body may meet collective with all 3 giving the parameters, scope and expectations of the project & offering Q&A. The top 3 candidates will then submit their proposed contract, including estimated costs. This will allow governing body through competitive selection, to select the lowest, qualified bid from 3 qualified bidders.

  • Support revisions to § 60-3-9d that would require all 5% wine & intoxicating liquor tax collections created by this statute and collected outside the municipal boundaries be remitted to the county of jurisdiction.

CCAWV Supports:

  • Supports expanding County Commission authority in sale of county owned properties, to include non-profit 501(c)(3)s. (2017-HB 2654)

  • County local option meals tax. (2017) HB2036

CCAWV Opposes:

  • CCAWV opposes Senate Joint Res- olution 8, as currently written, that calls for elimination of personal property taxes without an ade- quate mechanism for replacing rev- enue shortfall to counties.

  • CCAWV has firm opposition to any state mandated realignment with- out county concurrence or endorsement.

Please Note: These legislative positions are generally stated and do not preclude CCAWV from re- evaluating each proposed legislative bill for “Support” or “Opposition” based on the bill’s actual language and its resulting affect on county government.

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