CHAPTER 50. MAGISTRATE COURTS.

§50-1-16. Supervisory rules.

The Supreme Court of Appeals is hereby authorized to promulgate rules to carry out the intent of this chapter and to exercise rule-making authority granted by article VIII of the Constitution of West Virginia. Rules promulgated by the judge of a circuit court, or the chief judge thereof, pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall be subordinate and subject to the rules of the Supreme Court of Appeals or the orders of the chief justice thereof. Rules promulgated by the judge of a circuit court, or the chief judge thereof, shall be made by order entered upon the order book of the circuit court, as hereinafter provided, and shall be effective when filed with the clerk of the Supreme Court of Appeals and the magistrate court clerk for the magistrate court in which such rules apply. All rules promulgated under this section by the Supreme Court of Appeals, or by the judge of a circuit court, or the chief judge thereof, shall be entered upon an order book designated for the purpose of magistrate court rules by the clerk of the circuit court.

Bill History For §50-1-16

1982 Regular Session
House Bill 1025
1976 Regular Session
House Bill 1087