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Introduced Version House Bill 2454 History

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H. B. 2454


          (By Delegates Howell, Faircloth, Ellem, Westfall, Butler, Cadle, Folk, Shott, Ferns, Storch and Canterbury)

          [Introduced February 14, 2013; referred to the
          Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.]


A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §4-1-24, relating to making it a crime to interfere with a member of the Legislature while engaged in the performance of his or her official duties; and providing for misdemeanor penalties.
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 §4-1-24, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 1. OFFICERS, MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES; APPROPRIATIONS; INVESTIGATIONS; DISPLAY OF FLAGS; RECORDS; USE OF CAPITOL BUILDING; PREFILING OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS; STANDING COMMITTEES; INTERIM MEETINGS; NEXT MEETING OF THE SENATE; INTERFERENCE OF MEMBERS; CRIMINAL PENALTIES.
§4-1-24. Interference of members; criminal penalties.
  (a) No person may impede, intimidate or interfere with a member of the Legislature who is engaged in the performance of his or her official duties or on account of such performance.
__(b) Any person who violates subsection (a) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $500 or confined in jail for not more than thirty days, or both fined and confined.

  

  NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to make it a crime to interfere with a member of the Legislature while engaged in the performance of his or her official duties. The bill also provides for misdemeanor penalties.


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