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Senator Trump moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, 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; authorizing prosecuting attorneys to designate law-enforcement officers and investigators as custodians of records, documents and other evidence subpoenaed by grand jury; authorizing designated custodians use subpoenaed records, documents and other evidence for investigative purposes prior to such records, documents or other evidence being presented to grand jury; requiring custodians execute disclosure statements to preserve grand jury secrecy; authorizing custodian to share subpoenaed materials with other law-enforcement officers and investigators for legitimate investigative purposes; allowing for successor custodians; requiring presentation of subpoenaed materials held by custodian be presented to the next session of the grand jury meeting after receipt; limiting law-enforcement use of such subpoenaed materials to legitimate investigative and prosecutorial purposes relevant to investigation underlying the issuance of subpoena; and defining “prosecuting attorney” and “investigator”.