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Chapter 61     Entire Code


ARTICLE 1. CRIMES AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT.

ARTICLE 2. CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON.

ARTICLE 3. CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY.

ARTICLE 3A. SHOPLIFTING.

ARTICLE 3B. TRESPASS.

ARTICLE 3C. WEST VIRGINIA COMPUTER CRIME AND ABUSE ACT.

ARTICLE 3D. THEFT OF CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES.

ARTICLE 3E. OFFENSES INVOLVING EXPLOSIVES.

ARTICLE 4. FORGERY AND CRIMES AGAINST THE CURRENCY.

ARTICLE 5. CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE.

ARTICLE 5A. BRIBERY AND CORRUPT PRACTICES.

ARTICLE 6. CRIMES AGAINST THE PEACE.

ARTICLE 7. DANGEROUS WEAPONS.

ARTICLE 7A. STATE MENTAL HEALTH REGISTRY; REPORTING OF PERSONS PROSCRIBED FROM FIREARM POSSESSION DUE TO MENTAL CONDITION TO THE NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM; LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS; DEFINITIONS; REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; REINSTATEMENT OF RIGHTS PROCEDURES.

ARTICLE 8. CRIMES AGAINST CHASTITY, MORALITY AND DECENCY.

ARTICLE 8A. PREPARATION, DISTRIBUTION OR EXHIBITION OF OBSCENE MATTER TO MINORS.

ARTICLE 8B. SEXUAL OFFENSES.

ARTICLE 8C. FILMING OF SEXUALLY EXPLICIT CONDUCT OF MINORS.

ARTICLE 8D. CHILD ABUSE.

ARTICLE 8F. SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION ACT.

ARTICLE 9. EQUITABLE REMEDIES IN AID OF CHASTITY, MORALITY AND DECENCY.

ARTICLE 10. CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC POLICY.

ARTICLE 11. GENERAL PROVISIONS CONCERNING CRIMES.

ARTICLE 11A. VICTIM PROTECTION ACT OF 1984.

ARTICLE 11B. CRIMINAL OFFENSE REDUCTION.

ARTICLE 12. POSTMORTEM EXAMINATIONS.

ARTICLE 12A. FATALITY AND MORTALITY REVIEW TEAM.

ARTICLE 13. ANTI-ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE ACT.

ARTICLE 14. HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

ARTICLE 15. MONEY LAUNDERING.

ARTICLE 14. USE OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS.

ARTICLE 8E. DISPLAY OF VIDEO RATINGS OR LACK THEREOF.

§61-8E-1. Legislative purpose.

The Legislature finds that the motion picture industry has had an effective voluntary film rating system for many years. It further finds that with the advent of movie video cassette sales and rentals that the variety and number of movie video cassettes available to the consumer for home use has significantly increased. This growth in the marketplace has resulted in some film makers and distributors choosing not to be subject to the voluntary rating system, putting the consumer in the position of being without the guidance of such rating system in making rental or purchase decisions. The Legislature believes that the public has a right to be informed about movie video cassette ratings or the lack thereof in making rental or purchase decisions.

§61-8E-2. Definitions.

In this article, unless a different meaning is plainly required:

(1) “Business entity” means any sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation;

(2) “Official rating” means an official rating of the Motion Picture Association of America and the Film Advisory Board, Inc.; and

(3) “Video movie” means a video tape or video disc copy of a motion picture film.

§61-8E-3. Labeling of video movies designated for sale or rental; penalties.

(a) No business entity in this state shall sell, offer for sale, rent or offer for rent, any video movie which does not have visibly and legibly displayed on the cassette case or jacket, an official rating or, if the motion picture film has obtained no such rating, the designation “NOT RATED” or “N.R.”.

(b) Any business entity which knowingly violates the provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, for a first offense conviction shall be fined not more than $25. A conviction for a second or subsequent offense shall subject the offender to a fine not to exceed $100.

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