H. B. 2103
(By Delegates Fragale and Iaquinta)
[Introduced January 12, 2011; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §6-5-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to public office and prohibiting a person convicted of any felony from holding any public office.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §6-5-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 5. TERMS OF OFFICE; MATTERS AFFECTING THE RIGHT TO HOLD OFFICE.
§6-5-5. Disqualification by conviction of treason, felony or bribery.
No A person convicted of treason, any felony, or bribery, in any election before any court in or out of this state, shall, while such the conviction remains unreversed, may not be elected or appointed to any office under the laws of this state; and, if any person, while holding such an office, be so is convicted, the office shall be thereby vacated.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit convicted felons from holding public office.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.