WEST virginia legislature
2019 regular session
House Bill 3110
By Delegates S. Brown, Hanna, Angelucci and Walker
[Introduced February 12,
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 §61-11-9a, relating to removing the statute of limitations on any misdemeanor which involves a child under 18 years of age.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 11. GENERAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING CRIMES.
§61-11-9a. Limitation of prosecution of a crime involving a child.
There is no limitation to a prosecution if the crime involved a child under the age of 18 years even if the crime is a misdemeanor.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to remove the statute of limitations on any misdemeanor which involves a child under 18 years of age.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.