WV HB2346 | 2011 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)
Status: Introduced on January 12 2011 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2011-03-12 - On 1st reading, House Calendar
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


The purpose of this bill is to resolve a conflict in criminal statutes. Last year, the Legislature passed House Bill No. 2739 which authorized law-enforcement officers to seize any weapons in the respondent's possession at the time the officer serves the respondent with the order. Further, House Bill No. 2739 made the possession of a firearm by a respondent a criminal offense after an emergency protective order issued and before a hearing. This bill clarifies that law-enforcement may remove weapons possessed after service or notice but before an actual hearing.

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Reconciling code provisions relating to law enforcement officers duties to enforce domestic violence protective orders



2011-03-12 On 1st reading, House Calendar
2011-02-09 By substitute, do pass
2011-01-12 To House Judiciary
2011-01-12 Introduced in House
2011-01-12 To Judiciary
2011-01-12 Filed for introduction


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