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Introduced Version House Bill 4285 History

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FISCAL NOTEWEST VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE

2016 REGULAR SESSION

 

 

House Bill 4285

 

By delegates hamrick, Trecost, Waxman, Wagner, Atkinson, Butler, Statler, Rowan, Frich, Weld and Storch

 

 [Introduced January 26, 2016; referred to the

Committee Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security then the Judiciary.]


 



A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-10-33; relating to making it a misdemeanor for a person to impersonate a veteran; and creating criminal penalties.


Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:


That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-10-33, to read as follows:

ARTICLE 10.  CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC POLICY.

§61-10-33.  Impersonation of a veteran; criminal penalties.


It is unlawful for a person to knowingly impersonate a veteran. Any person violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, and may, in the discretion of the court, be confined in jail not more than thirty days.


 

NOTE:  The purpose of this bill is make it a misdemeanor for a person to impersonate a veteran. The bill creates criminal penalties.

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

 

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