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Introduced Version House Bill 3284 History

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H. B. 3284


(By Delegates Lane (By Request) and Walters)
[Introduced March 25, 2005; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]




A BILL to amend and reenact §61-2-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring that persons accused of committing a battery submit to a test for infectious diseases; requiring that the accused person pay for such test.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §61-2-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON.
§61-2-9. Malicious or unlawful assault; assault; battery; penalties.

(a) If any person maliciously shoot, stab, cut or wound any person, or by any means cause him or her bodily injury with intent to maim, disfigure, disable or kill, he or she shall, except where it is otherwise provided, be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be punished by confinement in the penitentiary a state correctional facility not less than two nor more than ten years. If such act be done unlawfully, but not maliciously, with the intent aforesaid, the offender shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall, in the discretion of the court, either be confined in the penitentiary a state correctional facility not less than one nor more than five years, or be confined in jail not exceeding twelve months and fined not exceeding five hundred dollars.
(b) Assault. -- If any person unlawfully attempts to commit a violent injury to the person of another or unlawfully commits an act which places another in reasonable apprehension of immediately receiving a violent injury, he or she shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be confined in jail for not more than six months, or fined not more than one hundred dollars, or both such fine and imprisonment.
(c) Battery. -- If any person unlawfully and intentionally makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with the person of another or unlawfully and intentionally causes physical harm to another person, he or she shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be confined in jail for not more than twelve months, or fined not more than five hundred dollars, or both such fine and imprisonment.
(d) Any person convicted of a violation of subsection (b) or (c) of this section who has, in the ten years prior to said conviction, been convicted of a violation of either subsection (b) or (c) of this section where the victim was a current or former spouse, current or former sexual or intimate partner, a person with whom the defendant has a child in common, a person with whom the defendant cohabits or has cohabited, a parent or guardian, the defendant's child or ward or a member of the defendant's household at the time of the offense or convicted of a violation of section twenty-eight of this article or has served a period of pretrial diversion for an alleged violation of subsection (b) or (c) of this section or section twenty-eight of this article when the victim has such present or past relationship shall upon conviction be subject to the penalties set forth in section twenty-eight of this article for a second, third or subsequent criminal act of domestic violence offense, as appropriate.
(e) Any person accused of a violation of subsection (c) of this section shall be required to submit to a test for infectious diseases. The accused shall be required to pay for the test.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require that persons accused of committing a battery submit to a test for infectious diseases; and require that the accused person pay for such test.

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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