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Introduced Version House Bill 2091 History

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H. B. 2091


(By Delegate Ellem)

[Introduced February 8, 2005; 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 §61-10-24, relating to prohibiting the distribution of RU-486 by any administrator, employee or other official of the college or university; and providing a penalty for violations.

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 §61-10-24, to read as follows:

ARTICLE 10. CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC POLICY.

§61-10-24. Distribution of RU-486 by a college or university or by any administrator or other official of the college or university on a college or university campus prohibited.

An administrator, official, contractor or other employee of any public college or university of this state may not make available, sell, administer or otherwise distribute the abortifacient, RU-486, on any public college or university campus of this state. Any person who violates the provisions of this section, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined no less than one thousand nor more than five thousand dollars.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit the distribution of RU-486, the abortifacient, by state public college and university administrators, contractors, officials and employees. The bill also prescribes a criminal fine for violations.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.

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