West Virginia Legislature

A sampling of bills introduced Friday, Feb. 9

MORGANTOWN – Here is a sampling of bills introduced Friday, Feb. 9. Local sponsors and cosponsors are noted.

  • SB 733, to replace the statue of the Robert C. Byrd with a statue of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, James Madison, and Arthur I. Boreman, placed in each corner of the rotunda of the Capitol. Sen. Jay Taylor, R-Taylor, co-sponsor.
  • SB 735, to prohibit the use or sale of abortifacients and to enact criminal penalties and permit private causes of action for supplying abortifacients. Taylor, co-sponsor.
  • SB 740, to create a new criminal offense of manipulating a photograph, image, video clip, movie, or similar recording containing sexually explicit conduct by the insertion thereof of a visual image of an actual minor so as to create the appearance that it is a minor engaged in the sexually explicit conduct.
  • SB 741, to create the criminal offenses of creating, producing, distributing, receiving, or possessing with intent to distribute visual depictions artificial intelligence created child pornography when no actual minor is depicted.
  • HB 5531, to increase the salary of correctional officers by 12% when there is no explicit promotion. Delegates Joey Garcia, D-Marion, John Williams, D-Monongalia, co-sponsors.