(b) A person shall not at any time throw or place any lighted match, cigar, cigarette, firecracker or lighted material on any forest land, private road, public highway or railroad right-of-way within this state.
(c) In addition to any other law-enforcement agencies that have jurisdiction over criminal violations, the state fire marshal shall enforce this section as provided in section twelve, article three, chapter twenty-nine of this code.
(d) Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to one or more of the following penalties: (1) Fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than two thousand dollars; (2) confined in the county or regional jail not less than ten days nor more than two hundred days; or (3) sentenced to perform community service by cleaning up litter from any public highway, road, street, alley or any other public park or public property or waters of the state, as designated by the court, for not less than thirty-two hours nor more than sixty-four hours.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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