Senate Bill No. 621
(By Senators Bailey, Hunter, Bowman, McKenzie, Love, Jenkins and
[Introduced March 21, 2005; referred to the Committee
on the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §61-3E-10 of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, relating to wanton endangerment involving
destructive devices, explosive materials, incendiary devices
or operations of clandestine drug labs; and penalty.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §61-3E-10 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended,
be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 3E. OFFENSES INVOLVING EXPLOSIVES.
§61-3E-10. Wanton endangerment involving destructive devices,
explosive materials or incendiary devices; penalty.
Any person who wantonly performs any act with a destructive
device, explosive material
incendiary device or participates in
the operation of a clandestine drug lab
which creates substantial
risk of death or serious bodily injury to another
shall be is
guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be committed
to the custody of the Division of Corrections for not less than two years nor more than ten years or fined not more than ten thousand
dollars, or both.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to include the participation
in the operation of a clandestine drug lab within the crime of
wanton endangerment involving destructive devices, explosive
material or incendiary devices.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would