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Introduced Version House Bill 3103 History

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HB3103 intr
H. B. 3103


          (By Delegates Sobonya, Westfall, J. Nelson, Miller,
Frich and Border)

          [Introduced March 25, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.]

A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-2-8a, relating to making it illegal to transport a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion without written consent of both parents or legal guardians; and providing a penalty.
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 §61-2-8a, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON.
§61-2-8a. Transporting a minor across state lines for an _______________________abortion; penalty.
_____A person who transports a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion, without the written consent of both parents or the legal guardians of the minor, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not less than $500 nor more than $1,000, or confined in jail not more than six months, or both fined and confined.



     NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to make it a misdemeanor to transport a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion without written consent by both parents or her legal guardians.

     This section is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.
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