H. B. 2463
(By Delegates Perdue, Perry, Fleischauer,
Marshall, Moye, Poore and Staggers)
[Introduced February 14, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Health and Human Resources then the
A BILL to repeal §27-16-1, §27-16-2, §27-16-3, §27-16-4 and §27-16-
5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to
sterilization of mental defectives.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 16. STERILIZATION OF MENTAL DEFECTIVES.
§1. Repeal of article relating to sterilization of mental
§27-16-1, §27-16-2, §27-16-3, §27-16-4 and §27-16-5 of the
Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, are hereby repealed.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to repeal the article of
the West Virginia Code that permits the sterilization of persons
deemed to be mentally incompetent.
This bill has been recommended for passage during the 2013
Regular Session by the Joint Committee on Health.