Senate Bill 8 History
Senate Bill No. 8
(By Senator Dempsey)
[Introduced February 9, 2005; referred to the Committee
on Education; and then 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 §18A-2-14, relating
to prohibiting school employees from counseling, referring,
transporting or assisting any student to obtain an abortion;
and providing that nothing in said section may be construed as
approving of abortion.
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 §18A-2-14, to read as
ARTICLE 2. SCHOOL PERSONNEL.
§18A-2-14. Employees prohibited from promoting abortion.
No person employed by, compensated by or providing any
services for the state board or any county board may counsel,
refer, transport or assist any student to obtain an abortion as part of or in relation to their employment. Any person who
violates this provision is guilty of a misdemeanor. Nothing in
this section may be construed to endorse, allow, permit or approve
of any abortion.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit all employees
of the state board of education or any county board, while in the
course of their duties, from counseling, referring, transporting or
assisting any student to obtain an abortion.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.