SB343 HFAT SHOTT 3-8 #1

Hardison 3258

Delegate Shott moves to amend the title of the bill to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill 343--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §52-2-11, relating to grand juries generally; defining terms; authorizing prosecuting attorneys to designate law-enforcement officers or investigators as custodians of records, documents and other evidence subpoenaed, that has been received, reviewed and ratified by the grand jury; authorizing designated custodians conducting an investigation to keep, review and analyze records, items or other evidence and to otherwise use the subpoenaed materials for legitimate investigative purposes; allowing for successor custodians; requiring custodians to execute disclosure statements to preserve grand jury secrecy; requiring the prosecuting attorney to file all disclosure statements, under seal, with the clerk of the circuit court; authorizing custodians to share subpoenaed materials with other law-enforcement officers and investigators for legitimate investigative purposes with the written authorization of the prosecuting attorney and that officer’s or investigator’s execution of a disclosure statement; and providing that a designated custodian may retain the record, item or other evidence in his or her possession, care, custody or control until the termination of the investigation or prosecution.