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Introduced Version House Bill 3242 History

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H. B. 3242


(By Delegates Sumner, Duke, Sobonya, Stevens,
Anderson and Poling)

[Introduced March 25, 2005; referred to the
Committee on Education then the Judiciary.]



A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-10-24, relating to prohibiting fighting by juveniles on school grounds; providing for suspension from school, fines, community service and placement in alternative schools.

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 §61-10-24, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 10. CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC POLICY.
§61-10-24. Fighting by juveniles on public school grounds.

Any juvenile, convicted of assault or battery while on school grounds shall for a first offense, in addition to the sentence imposed for the assault or battery, be suspended from school for not more than ten days and ordered to pay court costs and ordered to perform community service for twenty hours; and for a second offense be suspended from school for not more ten days and ordered to pay court costs, and be fined twenty-five dollars; and for a third or subsequent offense be suspended from school for ten days and ordered placed in an alternative school as a violent student and fined fifty dollars and be ordered to pay court costs.






NOTE:
The purpose of this bill is to make fighting on school grounds by juveniles a crime against public policy and to provide for suspension from school, fines, community service and placement in alternative schools for juveniles convicted.

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