Senate
House
Joint
Bill Status
WV Code
Audits/ Reports
Educational
Contact
home
home

Introduced Version Senate Bill 327 History

DOWNLOAD  wpd  |  Email


ole.gif

Senate Bill No. 327

(By Senator Jenkins, Plymale, Nohe and Klempa)

____________

[Introduced January 27, 2011; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.]

____________

 

 

 

A BILL to amend and reenact §61-2-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the criminal offenses of robbery and attempted robbery; making it a crime to rob or attempt to rob a person under the pretense of having a deadly weapon; and increasing certain criminal penalties.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That §61-2-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:

ARTICLE 2. CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON.

§61-2-12. Robbery or attempted robbery; penalties.

    (a) Any person who commits or attempts to commit robbery by: (1) Committing violence to the person, including, but not limited to, partial strangulation or suffocation or by striking or beating; or (2) uses the threat of deadly force by the presenting of a firearm, or other deadly weapon, or the pretense of having a firearm or other deadly weapon, is guilty of robbery in the first degree and, upon conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned confined in a state correctional facility for not less than ten years.

    (b) Any person who commits or attempts to commit robbery by placing the victim in fear of bodily injury by means other than those set forth in subsection (a) of this section or any person who commits or attempts to commit robbery by the use of any means designed to temporarily disable the victim, including, but not limited to, the use of a disabling chemical substance or an electronic shock device, is guilty of robbery in the second degree and, upon conviction thereof, shall be confined in a correctional facility for not less than five years nor more than eighteen years.

    (c) If any person: (1) By force and violence, or by putting in fear, feloniously takes, or feloniously attempts to take, from the person or presence of another any property or money or any other thing of value belonging to, or in the care, custody, control, management or possession of, any bank, he or she shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be confined in the penitentiary a state correctional facility not less than ten nor more than twenty years; and (2) if any person in committing, or in attempting to commit, any offense defined in the preceding clause (1) of this subsection, assaults any person, or puts in jeopardy the life of any person by the use of a dangerous weapon or device, disabling chemical substance or an electronic shock device, he or she shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be confined in the penitentiary a state correctional facility not less than ten years nor more than twenty-five years.



 

    NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to make it a crime to rob or attempt to rob a person under the pretense of having a deadly weapon. The bill also increases certain criminal penalties.


    Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.



    This bill was recommended for introduction and passage during the 2011 Regular Session of the Legislature by the Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary.

This Web site is maintained by the West Virginia Legislature's Office of Reference & Information.  |  Terms of Use  |   Web Administrator   |   © 2014 West Virginia Legislature *