WEST 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.