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Introduced Version House Bill 2114 History

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H. B. 2114


(By Delegate Stalnaker)
[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 §61-6-25, relating to imposing misdemeanor penalties for obstructing a law-enforcement officer or giving false statements to a law-enforcement officer acting in the course of duty.

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 §61-6-25, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 6. CRIMES AGAINST THE PEACE.

§61-6-25. Obstructing law-enforcement officer or providing false information to a law-enforcement officer; penalties.

A person who knowingly obstructs or impedes a law-enforcement officer acting in the course of duty, or a person who knowingly gives a false statement to a law-enforcement officer acting in the course of duty, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars or imprisoned in jail not more than ten days, or both fined and imprisoned.

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to impose misdemeanor penalties for obstructing a law-enforcement officer or giving false statements to a law-enforcement officer acting in the course of duty.

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