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Fiscal Issues

CCAWV is supportive of initiatives that have a positive effect on county funding, allow- ing 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 Au- thority to identify additional revenue sources and jail population reduction meth- ods in a unified effort to maximize the effi- cient use of tax dollars for incarceration of regional jail inmates.

Unfunded Mandates

In these challenging economic times, CCAWV will defend against unfunded man- dates 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 2019 Legislative Priorities:

  • Support legislation that will allow counties to enact a local 1% county sales tax.
  • Support legislation to allow county commissioners an ongoing mechanism to consider compensation increases for elected county officials every two years in an amount up to the increase in the annual Consumer Price Index published in the United Stated Department of Commercover the prior two years or three percent, whichever is greater.
  • Support legislation to eliminate or to increase the level of realized tax revenues over the previous year to 110% before the property tax roll back provision applies.
  • CCAWV opposes any constitutional amendment that calls for elimination of personal property taxes without an adequate mechanism for replacing revenue shortfall to counties.

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 bills actual language and its resulting affect on county government.

CCAWV Supports:

  • Amending of HB2654 to specifically add “community or senior centeorganizations” regarding disposal ocommunity property.
  • Adding protection for court security personnel and bailiffs as it relates to the potential to charge individuals for obstruction of such officers through legislation.
  • Establishing an Amusement Tax that will give counties permissive authority to implement and provide a new revenue stream to support infrastructure and public safety needs of rural counties experiencing high volumes of tourists.
  • Repealing of §11-6a-5a that will create a fair tax on windmills.
  • Exemption of agricultural buildings from state building codes.
  • Support adequate state funding for fully staffing the WV State PolicForensics Lab.

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