House Bill 3103 History
Key: Green = existing Code. Red = new code to be enacted
H. B. 3103
(By Delegates Sobonya, Westfall, J. Nelson, Miller,
Frich and Border)
[Introduced March 25, 2013; referred to the
Committee on Health and Human Resources then the
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §61-2-8a, relating to
making it illegal to transport a minor across state lines to
obtain an abortion without written consent of both parents or
legal guardians; and providing a penalty.
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 §61-2-8a, to read as
ARTICLE 2. CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON.
§61-2-8a. Transporting a minor across state lines for an
_____A person who transports a minor across state lines to obtain
an abortion, without the written consent of both parents or the
legal guardians of the minor, is guilty of a misdemeanor and,
upon conviction, shall be fined not less than $500 nor more than $1,000, or confined in jail not more than six months, or both
fined and confined.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to make it a misdemeanor
to transport a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion
without written consent by both parents or her legal guardians.
This section is new; therefore, it has been completely