Senate Bill 495 History
Senate Bill No. 495
(By Senators Bailey, Hunter, Bowman, McKenzie, Love, Dempsey and
[Introduced March 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 §61-3-9, relating to
establishing the crime of wanton endangerment involving the
use of fire; and providing a penalty.
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 §61-3-9, to read as
ARTICLE 3. CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY.
§61-3-9. Wanton endangerment involving the use of fire; penalty.
Any person who wantonly performs any act with the use of fire
which creates substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury to
another is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall
be committed to the custody of the Division of Corrections for not
less than two years nor more than ten years or fined not more than
ten thousand dollars or both.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to establish the crime of
wanton endangerment involving the use of fire; and to provide a
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.