Senate
House
Joint
Bill Status
WV Code
Audits/ Reports
Educational
Contact
home
home

Introduced Version House Bill 2102 History

   |  Email


hb2102 intr
H. B. 2102


(By Delegate Staton)

[Introduced February 9, 2005 ; referred to the

Committee on the Judiciary.]





A BILL to amend the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-10-32, relating to making tongue splitting a crime unless performed by a licensed physician or osteopath; and providing for 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 §61-10-32, to read as follows:

ARTICLE 10. CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC POLICY.
§61-10-32. Tongue splitting.

(a) "Tongue splitting" means the cutting of a human tongue so that it is no longer one continuous piece but rather split into two or more connected segments.
(b) A person may not perform tongue splitting on another person unless the person performing the tongue splitting is licensed to practice medicine and surgery by the West Virginia Board of Medicine or the West Virginia Board of Osteopathy.
(c) Any person who violates subsection (b) of this section, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars or confined in jail not more than one year, or both fined and confined.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to
make tongue splitting a crime unless performed by a licensed physician or osteopath while providing a penalty for the crime.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
This Web site is maintained by the West Virginia Legislature's Office of Reference & Information.  |  Terms of Use  |   Web Administrator   |   © 2014 West Virginia Legislature ***