WV Voters May Decide on Ending Term Limits for County Sheriffs

West Virginia voters may be asked to end county sheriff term limits and allow simple majorities to approve local bonds and levies.

The state Senate sent resolutions on both topics to the House Friday. They are among several this session that propose constitutional amendments requiring voter approval.

The sheriff measure would allow them more than two consecutive terms. The simple majority proposal would apply to levy and bond measures by counties, school boards and local governments. The
constitution now requires a 60-percent threshold.

Each measure would appear on the 2012 ballot. Senators rejected adding the sheriff measure to this year's special election.

The House Judiciary Committee endorsed its version of the levy majority resolution Friday.

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