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Committee Substitute House Bill 2797 History

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WEST virginia legislature

2017 regular session

Committee Substitute

for

House Bill 2797

By Delegates O’Neal, Shott, Hanshaw, Sobonya, Kessinger, N. Foster, G. Foster and Overington

[Introduced March 6, 2017; Referred
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 §5A-8-23, relating to codifying statutory immunity for government agencies and officials from actions of third-parties using documents or records of governmental agencies for unlawful acts.

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 §5A-8-23, to read as follows:


ARTICLE 8. PUBLIC RECORDS MANAGEMENT AND PRESERVATION ACT

§5A-8-23. Limitation of liability.


This article creates no liability upon any person acting in his or her capacity as a state officer, employee, or retiree or former employee of the State of West Virginia; or upon the legal dependents, heirs and assignees of any such person; nor, upon any agency of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of government of the State of West Virginia, for any transaction which is compromised by any third party’s illegal act or inappropriate use associated with information regulated by this article.

 

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to clarify that there is statutory immunity for government agencies and officials from actions of third-parties using documents or records of governmental agencies for unlawful acts.

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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