H. B. 3124
(By Delegate Barker)
[Introduced March 22, 2005; referred to the
Committee on Education then the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new article, designated §16-2J-1, relating to
requiring that fetus models be displayed in schools and
providing a fine for failure to comply with this section.
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 article, designated §16-2J-1, to read as
ARTICLE 2J. FETUS MODELS REQUIRED IN SCHOOLS.
§16-2J-1. Fetus models required in schools
Each secondary and middle school in the State of West Virginia
shall display, in a prominent and public place, a set of fetal
models that depict the size and appearance of the unborn child in
the womb at least five stages of development. Said fetal models
shall be displayed for at least two one-month periods during each school year, one of these months ending before the fifteenth day of
December, and the other month beginning after the fifteenth day of
January in the following calendar year.
The penalty for violation of this section shall be a fine of
not less than three hundred dollars for each day the requirement is
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to
require that fetus models
be displayed in schools and provide a fine for failure to comply
with this section
This article is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.