Providing for Undisturbed Transaction of Business
31. The House of Delegates may punish, by imprisonment, any
person not a member, for disrespectful behavior in its presence;
for obstructing any of its proceedings, or any of its officers in
the discharge of his duties, or for any assault, threat or abuse of
any member for words spoken in debate; but such imprisonment shall
not extend beyond the termination of the session.