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Delegate Mr. Speaker (Mr. Kiss) sponsored 113 bills:


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HB 2005 Budget Bill, making appropriations of public money out of the treasury in accordance with section fifty-one, article six of the Constitution Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 2194 Relating to the ethical standards of public officers and employees, modifying confidentiality requirements, prohibiting submission of false information, and providing penalties Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/10/05 
HB 2195 Limiting access to certain chemicals used in the production of methamphetamines Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/10/05 
HB 2285 Providing a procedure for payment of the veterans bonus to veterans of the Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq conflicts Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 2334 Relating to limiting child out-of-state placements Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 2413 Administration of tax credits available under the West Virginia Capital Company Act Pending  House Finance Committee  02/16/05 
HB 2467 Eliminating the set-off against unemployment compensation benefits for persons receiving social security benefits Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/17/05 
HB 2478 Relating to removing the prohibition against brewers of nonintoxicating beer requiring distributors to submit certain financial documents Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 2600 Requiring the installation of fire hydrants at intervals of not less than one thousand feet in all upgrades of water mains and construction and installation of new mains Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  02/23/05 
HB 2601 Relating to electric utilities and providing for equivalent residential rates for certain community organizations Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  02/23/05 
HB 2619 Providing that moneys from revenues allocated to volunteer and part volunteer fire companies and departments may be expended for the payment of dues to national, state and county associations Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 2633 Submitting the proposed "Pension Bond Amendment" to the Constitution of the state to the people of the state for ratification or rejection Pending  House Constitutional Revision Committee  02/24/05 
HB 2777 Making technical changes concerning High-Tech research zones, parks and technology centers and tax incentives relating thereto Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 2779 Clarifying when audits are required of state funds or grants Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/01/05 
HB 2783 Authorizing the Director of the Division of Rehabilitation Services to allow youth or other civic groups to use rehabilitation facilities and to charge a reasonable rent therefor Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 2808 Relating to adding a magistrate to those serving Raleigh County Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  03/31/05 
HB 2813 Relating to requirements for certificate of public convenience and necessity Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 2814 Relating to financially-related activities of State-charted Banking Institutions Tabled    3rd Reading  03/21/05 
HB 2815 Requiring the use of an appropriate child passenger restraint device or booster seat until the child is at least six years of age and weighs at least sixty pounds Tabled    3rd Reading  03/31/05 
HB 2816 Promoting healthy lifestyles in West Virginia Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 2820 Providing for insurance reform by expanding and providing for funding, and expanded powers for the office of consumer advocacy Pending  House Banking and Insurance Committee  03/01/05 
HB 2821 Establishing a pilot program that provides certain units of government with additional flexibility during a twenty-four month period ending June 30, 2007 Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  03/01/05 
HB 2822 Providing that municipalities, county development authorities or municipal development authorities, or both, may organize and jointly own joint development entities Tabled    3rd Reading  04/04/05 
HB 2824 Providing judicial guidelines for the apportionment of damages in causes of action involving the tortious conduct of more than one defendant Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/02/05 
HB 2825 Continuing the tax credit provided under article three-t, chapter eleven of this code for physicians who practice Obstetrics and Gynecology Pending  Senate Finance Committee  03/31/05 
HB 2826 Removing certain limitations on recovery from manufacturer, dealer, distributor or contractor bonds in manufactured housing purchase Pending  House Government Organization Committee  03/02/05 
HB 2827 Providing for the approval of the county commission of Class I and Class II Municipal development or redevelopment tax financing districts Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  03/02/05 
HB 2828 Eliminating a gap in employment for certain employees participating in the Public Employees Insurance Plan Pending  House Pensions and Retirement Committee  03/02/05 
HB 2829 Relating to the regulation of advertising by dentists Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/02/05 
HB 2830 Providing for the immediate suspension or revocation of a license of a dentist if it is necessary to protect the health and safety of the public Pending  House Government Organization Committee  03/02/05 
HB 2831 Deleting the provision that requires reduction of disability retirement income when a person attains the age of sixty-five Pending  House Finance Committee  03/24/05 
HB 2832 Requiring persons involved in motor vehicle accidents which result in death or bodily injury submit to a blood test for alcohol or other controlled substances Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  03/02/05 
HB 2833 Creating the "Better Sight for Better Learning Act" Pending  House Education Committee  03/02/05 
HB 2834 Prohibiting homeowner insurance discrimination against dog owners Pending  House Banking and Insurance Committee  03/02/05 
HB 2835 Providing that a judgement debtor may not assert anew the thousand dollar exemption for wages in two consecutive pay periods Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/02/05 
HB 2837 Prescribing personal finance instruction in secondary schools by the State Board of Education Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 2838 Relating to the rehabilitation environmental action plan Pending  House Finance Committee  03/29/05 
HB 2839 Creating a special revenue fund for the operation of the West Virginia Office of Tax Appeals Pending  House Finance Committee  03/02/05 
HB 2847 Including a clinic-based health care option under the definition of a "limited health service" Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  03/02/05 
HB 2848 Authorizing table games at licensed racetracks Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/03/05 
HB 2849 Relating to the financing of environmental control activities by certain qualified electric utilities through the issuance of environmental control bonds Pending  House Finance Committee  03/28/05 
HB 2852 Implementing the recommendations of the West Virginia Pharmaceutical Cost Council Pending    Concurrence  04/09/05 
HB 2853 Relating to the West Virginia Courtesy Patrol Program Pending    Concurrence  04/09/05 
HB 2855 Retaining seniority for professional personnel who voluntarily terminate employment Pending  Senate Finance Committee  04/07/05 
HB 2860 Relating to direct appeals to the West Virginia Office of Tax Appeals Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/03/05 
HB 2866 Providing for continuation of tuition and fee payments to members after discharge from military service due to wounds or injuries received in the line of duty Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 2869 Relating to permit the conversion of a domestic corporation to a domestic limited liability company Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 2876 Providing a preference to vendors for state contracts who provide health insurance benefits to their employees Pending  House Government Organization Committee  03/04/05 
HB 2882 Requiring that a contracting public entity may not reject the lowest bid unless relevant criteria exists Pending  House Government Organization Committee  03/04/05 
HB 2886 Relating to cure offers and requiring notice of violation prior to initiation of law suits Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/04/05 
HB 2891 Relating to the reorganization of the executive branch of state government Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 2900 Minimizing the likelihood that a reader might be induced to believe that he or she had more time than actually existed to perfect a lien upon subject property Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/07/05 
HB 2914 Restricting actions against doctors who are board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility for in vitro fertilization attempts that fail to result in a live birth Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  03/24/05 
HB 2929 Relating to the administration of anesthesia by dentists Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 2931 Providing for any review of the State Tax Commissioner's ruling on a question of classification or taxability (not valuation) of real property for ad valorem tax purposes to be by the Office of Tax Appeals Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/08/05 
HB 2950 Relating to requiring a paper copy of a voter's votes when using an electronic system to vote if an election is contested or for a random count of precincts Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 2959 Making it unlawful to hunt, trap, shoot, destroy, attempt to destroy or possess an albino deer, and to provide penalties and fines for such violations Pending  House A&N Committee  03/10/05 
HB 2960 Permitting licensed restaurants to sell sealed bottles of wine produced by a member of the West Virginia Farm Wineries Association for consumption off the premises Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 2966 Creating a statewide thoroughbred breeders program Vetoed    Governor  04/16/05 
HB 2980 Providing for the certification of special inspectors and to permit the acceptance of inspections provided by special inspectors in lieu of inspections by the Division of Labor Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 2984 State Pensions and Retirement generally Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 2985 Discontinuing the loan program of deputy sheriffs who become members of the Deputy Sheriff Retirement System on or after July 1, 2005 Pending  House Pensions and Retirement Committee  03/10/05 
HB 2990 Permitting the Director of the Natural Resources to set the time and date of the meeting for the convenience of the Public Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 2992 Adding operations of clandestine drug labs to the crime of wanton endangerment involving destructive devices Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  03/29/05 
HB 2993 Relating to establishing a lottery scratch-off game for the benefit of West Virginia firefighters Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/11/05 
HB 2995 Including a checkoff option on the state personal tax return to donate some or all of any tax refund to the "James 'Tiger' Morton Catastrophic Illness Check-off Program" Tabled    2nd Reading  03/31/05 
HB 2999 The "West Virginia Railroad Track Maintenance Tax Credit Act" Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  03/11/05 
HB 3003 General revisions to the unclaimed property statutes Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/11/05 
HB 3004 Relating to an increase in the annual base salary of all sworn state police personnel by eighteen percent effective July 1, 2005 Pending  House Finance Committee  03/11/05 
HB 3005 Transferring the centralized accounting system from the Department of Administration to the Auditor's Office and to create a Financial Services Oversight Committee Pending  House Finance Committee  03/28/05 
HB 3007 Relating to the merger and consolidation of the Teachers' Defined Contribution Retirement System and the State Teachers Retirement System Pending  House Pensions and Retirement Committee  03/11/05 
HB 3012 Exempting property acquired by lease purchase agreement by the state, a county, district, city, village, town or other political subdivision, state college or university, from property tax Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 3016 Excepting the making of appointments by secretaries of licensed real estate brokers and salespersons with buyers and sellers of real estate from the scope of practice of real estate brokerage subject to licensing Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 3021 Relating to amending licensure procedures for massage therapists Pending    2nd Reading  04/09/05 
HB 3033 Extending the temporary special reclamation tax for an additional twenty-four months Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 3037 Providing for judicial procedures for suspension and revocation of licenses for driving under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/15/05 
HB 3040 Providing maximum time limits for one-way bus transportation for any new bus route created to transport students in the wake of the closure or consolidation of an existing school facility Pending  Senate Education Committee  03/31/05 
HB 3047 Expanding the statute governing manufacturing, compounding, producing, processing or preparing methamphetamine and providing penalties Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/28/05 
HB 3048 Relating to restructuring of the hunting and fishing license system Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 3049 Creating a new crime of wanton endangerment involving the use of fire and imposing a criminal penalty for such crime Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 3051 Relating to defining certain terms relative to hunting Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 3052 Creating the West Virginia Board of Treasury Investments, transferring management of the Consolidated Fund from the Investment Management Board to the Board of Treasury Investments,...etc... Pending  House Government Organization Committee  03/16/05 
HB 3058 The Critical Access Hospital Designation Act Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/24/05 
HB 3061 Authorizing crossbow hunting for disabled persons Pending  House A&N Committee  03/16/05 
HB 3068 Authorizing private inspectors to conduct annual inspections of elevators in state-owned buildings while establishing authority for the Division of Labor to conduct over-site inspections Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 3071 Continuing the West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute until July 30, 2011 Pending  House Government Organization Committee  03/16/05 
HB 3092 Adding the counties of Mercer and Raleigh as participating members of the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreational Authority Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  03/31/05 
HB 3098 Expanding the prohibitions and criminal penalties for sexual exploitation or sexual abuse of a child by a parent, or guardian or custodian to include offenses by persons who hold a position of trust in relation to a child Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 3103 Providing teachers with a fifteen percent salary increase over the next three years Pending  House Education Committee  03/18/05 
HB 3118 Raising the fee for persons that are permitted to cash checks from one percent to three percent Pending  House Banking and Insurance Committee  03/21/05 
HB 3119 Providing that the Division of Natural Resources may not reduce the habitat land acreage available for hunting and shooting Pending  House A&N Committee  03/21/05 
HB 3121 Providing flexibility measures for West Virginia University and Marshall University Pending  House Education Committee  03/21/05 
HB 3122 Providing that the Director of Natural Resources, designated county issuers and agents shall provide a voter registration application form as an integral and simultaneous part of every process for a hunting or fishing license Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/22/05 
HB 3125 Providing for biannual independent review of the Neighborhood Investment Program and to extend the program until July 1, 2008 Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 3128 Relating to updating the meaning of "federal taxable income" and certain other terms used in West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act Tabled    3rd Reading  03/30/05 
HB 3135 Relating to updating the meaning of "federal adjusted gross income" and certain other terms used in West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act Tabled    3rd Reading  03/30/05 
HB 3139 Allowing service credit under the Public Employees Retirement System for up to five years of other public service Pending  House Pensions and Retirement Committee  03/22/05 
HB 3143 Clarifying the criteria for an employee to sustain a lawsuit for intentional injury Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/22/05 
HB 3161 Providing for a potential subsidy of employer share of PEIA payments by certain small government related entities that are required to pay for retirees eligible for PEIA coverage Pending  House Pensions and Retirement Committee  03/23/05 
HB 3167 Creating the Beckley-Raleigh county building code authority to establish and enforce a building code for the city of Beckley and Raleigh County Pending    2nd Reading  04/09/05 
HB 3176 Clarifying the exemption for property used by not for profit, tax exempt communities from property taxes Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/23/05 
HB 3182 Facilitating the construction of certain public water and sewer infrastructure projects without cost to the public Pending  House Government Organization Committee  03/24/05 
HB 3216 Describing the scope and limitations of legislative immunity Pending    3rd Reading  04/09/05 
HB 3217 Authorizing magistrates to impose home confinement for certain non-violent offenders in lieu of a bail bond Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  03/31/05 
HB 3231 Creating a credit against the severance tax to encourage private companies to make infrastructure improvements to highways, roads and bridges in this state Pending  House Finance Committee  03/28/05 
HB 3260 Prohibiting an employee from recovering for an injury that was self-inflicted and establishing the Asbestos and Silica Compensation Fairness Act of 2005 Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/25/05 
HB 3285 Relating to authorizing county commissions to adopt ordinances to reduce false alarms Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  03/25/05 
HB 3287 Increasing the salaries of Supreme Court Justices, circuit court judges, family court judges and magistrates Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/25/05 
HB 3293 Establishing residential treatment programs for regional jail inmates who are abusers of alcohol and other drugs Vetoed    Governor  04/16/05 
HB 3309 Exempting Mental-Health Retardation Centers from payment of the privilege tax and providing that Mental-Health Retardation Centers are covered by the Board of Risk and Insurance Management without the requirement to pay a premium Pending  Senate Finance Committee  03/31/05 
HB 3319 Eliminating the legal doctrine of "constructive exhaustion" relative to an insured's claim for underinsurance under his or her motor vehicle insurance policy Pending  House Banking and Insurance Committee  03/25/05 
HB 3328 Changing the name of the office of emergency services and specifying additional responsibilities Signed    Governor  05/11/05 
HB 3351 Creating the West Virginia Byrd Scholarship Program Pending  House Education Committee  03/25/05 
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