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Chapter 55  |  Article 55 - 18
WVC 55- CHAPTER 55. ACTIONS, SUITS AND ARBITRATION;
JUDICIAL SALE.

WVC 55 - 18 - ARTICLE 18. LIMITATIONS OF ACTIONS REGARDING FIREARMS MANUFACTURE AND SALE.

WVC 55 - 18 - 1 §55-18-1. Legislative declarations and purpose.

The Legislature hereby finds and declares:

(a) The lawful design, marketing, manufacture or sale of firearms or ammunition to the public is not an unreasonably dangerous activity and does not constitute a nuisance per se; (b) To the extent the constitution of this state and the United States protect citizens' rights to keep and bear arms, the Legislature finds and declares that it is within the strict prerogative of its own authority, and not the authority of any county or municipality, to determine whether any manufacturer, dealer or seller of firearms has engaged in any act or omission that would create a cognizable action for damages, injunction or otherwise.

WVC 55 - 18 - 2 §55-18-2. Authority to bring suit against manufacturers, sellers, trade associations or dealers of firearms.
The authority to bring suit and the right to recover against any firearms or ammunition manufacturer, seller, trade association or dealer of firearms by or on behalf of any county or municipality in this state for damages, abatement or injunctive relief resulting from or relating to the design, manufacture, marketing, or sale of firearms or ammunition to the public is reserved exclusively to the state: Provided, That nothing contained in this article may prohibit a county or municipality from bringing an action for breach of contract or warranty as to firearms or ammunition purchased by the county or municipality.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.


Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§55 - 7 - 27 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 3
PASSED - Regular Session

sb3 enr  (Uploaded - 03/30/2015)
Relating to real property possessor's liability for trespasser harm
§55 - 7 B- 1 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 7 B- 2 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 7 B- 7 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 7 B- 7 A - (New Code)
§55 - 7 B- 8 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 7 B- 9 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 7 B- 9 A - (Amended Code)
§55 - 7 B- 9 C - (Amended Code)
§55 - 7 B- 9 D - (New Code)
§55 - 7 B- 10 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 7 B- 11 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 6
PASSED - Regular Session

sb6 sub1 enr2  (Uploaded - 03/17/2015)
sb6 sub1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/03/2015)
Relating to medical professional liability
§55 - 7 - 27 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 13
PASSED - Regular Session

SB13 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 02/25/2015)
Reinstating open and obvious doctrine for premises liability
§55 - 10 - 1 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 10 - 2 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 10 - 3 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 10 - 4 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 10 - 5 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 10 - 6 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 10 - 7 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 10 - 8 - (Amended Code)
§55 - 10 - 9 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 10 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 11 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 12 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 13 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 14 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 15 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 16 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 17 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 18 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 19 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 20 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 21 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 22 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 23 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 24 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 25 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 26 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 27 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 28 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 29 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 30 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 31 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 32 - (New Code)
§55 - 10 - 33 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 37
PASSED - Regular Session

SB37 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/25/2015)
Creating Revised Uniform Arbitration Act
§55 - 15 - 1 - (Repealed Code)
§55 - 15 - 2 - (Repealed Code)
§55 - 15 - 3 - (Repealed Code)
§55 - 15 - 4 - (Repealed Code)
§55 - 15 - 5 - (Repealed Code)
§55 - 15 - 6 - (Repealed Code)
SENATE BILL - 255
PASSED - Regular Session

SB255 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/01/2015)
Eliminating certain boards, councils, committees, panels, task forces and commissions
§55 - 7 E- 1 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 2 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 3 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 344
PASSED - Regular Session

SB344 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/17/2015)
Relating to duty to mitigate damages in employment claims
§55 - 7 E- 1 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 2 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 3 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 4 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 5 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 6 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 7 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 8 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 9 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 10 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 11 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 F- 1 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 F- 2 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 F- 3 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 F- 4 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 F- 5 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 F- 6 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 F- 7 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 F- 8 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 F- 9 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 F- 10 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 411
PASSED - Regular Session

SB411 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/17/2015)
Creating Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Transparency Act and Asbestos and Silica Claims Priorities Act
§55 - 7 - 27 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 421
PASSED - Regular Session

SB421 SUB1 enr  (Uploaded - 03/30/2015)
Relating to punitive damages in civil actions
§55 - 2 - 6 A - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 489
PASSED - Regular Session

sb489 enr  (Uploaded - 03/30/2015)
Imposing statute of limitations on civil actions derived from surveying of real property
§55 - 7 E- 1 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 2 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 3 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 4 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 5 - (New Code)
§55 - 7 E- 6 - (New Code)
SENATE BILL - 532
PASSED - Regular Session

sb532 enr  (Uploaded - 03/19/2015)
Relating to civil liability immunity for clinical practice plans and medical and dental school personnel
§55 - 7 - 13 - (Repealed Code)
§55 - 7 - 13 A - (New Code)
§55 - 7 - 13 B - (New Code)
§55 - 7 - 13 C - (New Code)
§55 - 7 - 13 D - (New Code)
§55 - 7 - 24 - (Repealed Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2002
PASSED - Regular Session

hb2002 sub enr  (Uploaded - 03/02/2015)
Predicating actions for damages upon principles of comparative fault
§55 - 8 - 16 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2726
PASSED - Regular Session

hb2726 enr  (Uploaded - 03/11/2015)
Clarifying choice of laws issues in product's liability actions
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.
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