§61-8-25. Requiring children to beg, sing or play musical
instruments in streets; penalty.
Any person, having the care, custody, or control, lawful or
unlawful, of any minor child under the age of eighteen years, who
shall use such minor, or apprentice, give away, let out, hire or
otherwise dispose of, such minor child to any person, for the
purposes of singing, playing on musical instruments, begging, or
for any mendicant business whatsoever in the streets, roads, or
other highways of this state, and any person who shall take,
receive, hire, employ, use or have in custody, any minor for the
vocation, occupation, calling, service or purpose of singing,
playing upon musical instruments, or begging upon the streets,
roads or other highways of this state, or for any mendicant
business whatever, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon
conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than five nor more than
one hundred dollars.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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