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WV HB4421


Prohibit drag shows from being performed in front of minors and to prohibit people from dressing in drag when reading aloud during story time in schools.

The purpose of this bill is to prohibit drag shows from being performed in front of minors and to prohibit drags shows in schools and libraries.

Selected quotes

"Adult-oriented business" means an adult arcade, an adult bookstore or video store, an adult cabaret, an adult live entertainment establishment, an adult motion picture theater, an adult theater, a massage establishment that offers adult services, an escort agency, a nude model studio, or a drag performance;

"Drag performance" means a performance: (A) In which one or more performers has a gender identity that is different from the performer's gender assigned at birth using clothing, makeup, or other accessories that are traditionally worn by members of and are meant to exaggerate the gender identity of the performer's opposite sex; (B) Sings, lip-synchs, dances, or otherwise performs before an audience of at least two persons for entertainment, whether performed for payment or not; and (C) That is intended to appeal to the prurient interest.

Legislative Session


2024 Regular Session


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2024-01-10To House Education
2024-01-10Introduced in House
2024-01-10To Education then Judiciary
2024-01-10Filed for introduction