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H. B. 2141

(By Delegate Hamilton)

(Originating in the Committee on the Judiciary)

[March 15, 2005]

A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §17-19-13a, relating to prohibiting persons from soliciting contributions on public highways; and penalties.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §17-19-13a, to read as follows:
(a) No person under eighteen years of age may approach a motor vehicle on a public highway, in a zone with a speed limit exceeding twenty-five miles per hour, for the purpose of soliciting a contribution from the occupant.
(b) A person violating the provisions of this section shall be issued a warning citation upon a first offense. Upon a second or subsequent violation of the provisions of this section, a person is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars.
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