H. B. 2141
(By Delegate Hamilton)
(Originating in the Committee on the Judiciary)
[March 15, 2005]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §17-19-13a, relating
to prohibiting persons from soliciting contributions on public
highways; and 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 §17-19-13a, to read as
(a) No person under eighteen years of age may approach a motor
vehicle on a public highway, in a zone with a speed limit exceeding
twenty-five miles per hour, for the purpose of soliciting a
contribution from the occupant.
(b) A person violating the provisions of this
section shall be issued a warning citation upon a first offense.
Upon a second or subsequent violation of the provisions of this
section, a person is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than
five hundred dollars.