HB4615 S JUD AMT #1 3-4

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The Committee on the Judiciary moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill 4615A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated 61-10-34, relating to establishing the West Virginia Critical Infrastructure Protection Act; defining terms; creating criminal offenses of trespass upon property containing a critical infrastructure facility, trespassing upon property containing a critical infrastructure facility with intent to interrupt the lawful operations of the facility, and for trespass with the intent to willfully cause damage to a critical infrastructure facility; defining elements of offenses; establishing criminal offense of conspiracy to commit various trespass; establishing criminal penalties; creating exceptions and defenses; providing for civil liability; and providing nothing in this section will be construed to prevent lawful assembly and petition for redress of grievances.