Senate Bill No. 457
(By Senators D. Facemire, Foster and Kessler)
[Introduced February 3, 2010; referred to the Committee on the
A BILL to repeal §61-8-3 and §61-8-4 of the Code of West Virginia,
1931, as amended, all relating to adultery and lewd
cohabitation being misdemeanors.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 8. CRIMES AGAINST CHASTITY, MORALITY AND DECENCY.
§1. Repeal of section relating to adultery and fornication.
§61-8-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, is
§2. Repeal of section relating to lewd and lascivious cohabitation
§61-8-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, is
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to repeal outmoded sections
of the code that make adultery, fornication and persons who lewdly and lasciviously cohabit together misdemeanors.