§4-1A-9. Political acts are not privileged

Published: 2015

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WVC 4 - 1 A- 9

§4-1A-9. Political acts are not privileged.

Legislative immunity does not extend to political acts,

including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) Communications to the press through letters, electronic

mail, newsletters or news releases: Provided, That the release of

pending legislation, committee reports, journals, acts and other

official legislative reports and documents is a legitimate

legislative activity;

(2) Privately releasing a republication of a speech made

within the legislative sphere;

(3) Holding a press conference;

(4) Making speeches or giving interviews outside of the

legislative sphere; or

(5) Assisting a constituent or supporter through constituent

services, including, but not limited to, making appointments with

government agencies, attempting to influence discretionary acts of

a government officer or providing assistance in securing government


Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session

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