The Senate Judiciary Committee today is expected to consider SB 307, a bill that would create an intermediate court of appeals

West Virginia is one of only seven states without an intermediate appellate court and the only state that does not provide an absolute and meaningful appeal of right of a final judgment from a trial court. 

“Lack of automatic right of appeal diminishes confidence in our justice system among West Virginia citizens and those considering our state as a place to do business,” said Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce Chairman Mike Basile. 

The Charleston Chamber is very pleased that SB 307, the intermediate appellate court bill, has very broad support with nearly 22 of the 34 State Senators sponsoring the legislation.

They are: Kessler (Acting President), Hall, Unger, Jenkins, Plymale, Foster, Minard, Prezioso, McCabe, Stollings, Browning, Palumbo, Green, Beach, Boley, Nohe, K. Facemyer, Sypolt, Barnes, Wells and Klempa.

We expect Senate Bill 307 will be taken up for consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. The Charleston Chamber urges you to let members of the Committee know that you support an intermediate appellate court.

Contact the Senate Judiciary Committee Members by clicking on their name:

Senator Palumbo Chair
Senator Wills Vice-Chair
Senator Beach
Senator Browning
Senator Fanning
Senator Foster
Senator Jenkins
Senator Klempa
Senator McCabe
Senator Minard
Senator Snyder
Senator Tucker
Senator Unger
Senator Williams
Senator Barnes
Senator Facemyer
Senator Nohe

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