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Introduced Version House Bill 3173 History

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H. B. 3173


(By Delegates Wysong, Tabb, Doyle, Marshall,

Moore, Stephens and Longstreth)

[Introduced March 23, 2005; referred to the

Committee on the Judiciary.]




A BILL to amend and reenact §61-8D-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to child abuse; and increasing the penalties therefor.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That §61-8D-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:

ARTICLE 8D. CHILD ABUSE.

§61-8D-3. Child abuse resulting in injury; child abuse or neglect creating risk of injury; criminal penalties.
(a) If any parent, guardian or custodian shall abuse abuses a child and by such abuse cause thereby causes such child bodily injury, as such term is defined in section one, article eight-b of this chapter, then such the parent, guardian or custodian shall be is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars and committed to the custody of the Division of Corrections for not less than one two nor more than five ten years, or in the discretion of the court, be confined in the county or regional jail for not more than one two years.
(b) If any parent, guardian or custodian shall abuse abuses a child and by such abuse cause thereby causes said child serious bodily injury, as such term is defined in section one, article eight-b of this chapter, then such the parent, guardian or custodian shall be is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than one thousand nor more than five thousand dollars and committed to the custody of the Division of Corrections not less than two nor more than ten years.
(c) Any person who abuses a child and by the abuse creates a substantial risk of serious bodily injury or of death to the child is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than three thousand dollars and confined to the custody of the Division of Corrections for not less than one two nor more than five ten years.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to increase the penalties for child abuse.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

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