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West Virginia Bill Regarding Child Abuse Penalties (HB 2710)

This law was last updated on Sep 11, 2018


State

West Virginia

Number

HB 2710

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Feb 27, 2017

Sponsors

Co-sponsors: 8
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 9

Topics

Fetal Homicide

Full Bill Text

www.legis.state.wv.us

HB 2710 would include “unborn child” and “fetus” in the state statute setting criminal penalties for child neglect resulting in death.

Under this bill, a parent of guardian would be guilty of a felony if such neglect results in the death of an “unborn child” or fetus that has reached 24 weeks gestation. A conviction would result in a fine of $,1000 to $5,000 and/or imprisonment anywhere from three to fifteen years.

 


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