§61-10-17. Lobbying on floor of Legislature; ejection of
lobbyist; penalty; jurisdiction.
It shall be unlawful for any person to lobby for or against
any measure on the floor of either House of the Legislature while
the same is in session. If any person be found so lobbying in
violation of this section, it shall be the duty of the sergeant at
arms to eject such person from the floor of either House of the
Legislature, upon his own knowledge, or upon the complaint of any
member. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be
fined not less than fifty nor more than two hundred dollars, and in
addition thereto he shall be imprisoned in the county jail of the
county where such conviction is had, for not less than ten days nor
more than six months. Any of the circuit courts, criminal courts,
or justices of the peace within the county of Kanawha are hereby
given jurisdiction of the offense herein set forth, and the
proceedings hereunder shall be conducted as for other offenses.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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