WEST virginia Legislature
2018 regular session
Senate Bill 247
By Senators Azinger and Cline
[Introduced January 11, 2018;
to the Committee on the Judiciary]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-2-7a, relating to making it a felony to attempt to kill another person; and establishing a penalty.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 2. CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON.
§61-2-7a. Attempt to kill; penalty.
Notwithstanding any provision in this code to the contrary, with the exception of §61-2-7 of this code, if any person commits any act with intent to kill another person, he or she is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be confined in a state correctional facility not less than three nor more than fifteen years.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to make it a felony to attempt to kill another person. The bill establishes a penalty.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.