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Delegate Higginbotham sponsored 115 bills:

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HB 2002 Education Savings Account Act Pending  House Education Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2314 Limiting the maximum number of appointees to certain county and municipal bodies Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2401 Licensing the practice of athletic training Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2406 Exempting persons with valid religious objections from having their photographs taken and placed on government licenses Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2417 Clarifying that a vehicle may not be backed into a public street or highway unless it does not interfere with other traffic Pending  House T&I Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2418 Including family court judges in the Judges’ Retirement System Pending  House Pensions and Retirement Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2489 Relating to the removal of the severance tax on oil and gas produced from low producing oil and natural gas wells Pending  House ENG Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2512 Authorizing the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue certain vital records in the custody of the State Registrar Pending  House T&I Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2519 The Campus Self Defense Act Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2551 Requiring the State Board of Education to develop a method for funding student transportation costs as a stand-alone consideration Pending  House Education Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2646 Providing a safe harbor for employers to correct underpayment or nonpayment of wages and benefits due to separated employees Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 4, 2020)
HB 2712 Relating to death penalty for first degree murder Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2725 Relating to preventing compensatory damage awards for medical expenses from including certain sums Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2733 Adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the categories covered by the Human Rights Act Pending  House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2735 Relating to state road construction Pending  House T&I Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2817 Youth Mental Health Protection Act Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2852 Increasing the expenditure for academic materials, supplies, and equipment Pending  House Education Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2869 West Virginia Healthy Food Crop Block Grant Program Pending  House ANR Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2941 Reinstating the film investment tax credit Pending  House Finance Committee  01/08/20 
HB 2997 Conforming the state Consumer Credit and Protection Act to the federal Fair Debt Collection and Practices Act Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/08/20 
HB 3004 Amending the industrial hemp development act consistent with federal law Pending  House ANR Committee  01/08/20 
HB 3063 Relating to a home Instruction and private school tax credit Pending  House Education Committee  01/08/20 
HB 3124 Prohibiting civil rights violations based on disability, gender identity or sexual orientation Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/08/20 
HB 3129 Be Exceptional Starting Today Act Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/08/20 
HB 4006 Civil Liability for Employers Hiring Ex-Offenders Act Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/08/20 
HB 4008 Relating to the authorization to release a defendant or a person arrested upon his or her own recognizance Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/08/20 
HB 4009 Relating to the process for involuntary hospitalization Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 5, 2020)
HB 4010 Changing the licensing requirement for certain casino employees Pending  Senate Finance Committee  01/29/20 
HB 4011 Reorganizing various boards and authorities for the licensing and oversight of trades, occupations, and professions Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4012 West Virginia Contractor Act Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/09/20 
HB 4016 Requiring motor vehicles safety inspections every three years instead of each year Pending  House T&I Committee  01/09/20 
HB 4022 Clarifying the qualifications of the Chancellor of the Higher Education Policy Commission Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 3, 2020)
HB 4077 Increasing the amount of the bond required to be posted by proprietary schools Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 1, 2020)
HB 4105 Requiring that public schools have full-time trainers on staff Pending  House Education Committee  01/13/20 
HB 4112 Requiring county school boards to provide adequate mental health evaluations, and counseling services Pending  House Finance Committee  02/13/20 
HB 4117 Authorizing a special vehicle registration plate for "2nd Amendment" enthusiasts Pending  House T&I Committee  01/13/20 
HB 4123 Clarifying that 911 telecommunication workers are included in the definition of those individuals who perform "emergency services" during a disaster Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 5, 2020)
HB 4136 Relating to deputy sheriff retirement system act Pending  House Pensions and Retirement Committee  01/13/20 
HB 4137 Allowing counties to store and maintain voter registration records in a digital format Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 1, 2020)
HB 4138 Prescribing methods of support for families of veterans to attend funeral services Pending  House Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee  01/13/20 
HB 4142 Providing that the Jobs Investment Trust Board be part of the Department of Commerce Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/13/20 
HB 4143 Creating the Business PROMISE+ Scholarship Pending  House Finance Committee  01/23/20 
HB 4144 Relating to vacancies in the office of county commissioner Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/20 
HB 4147 Providing compensation to victims of abusive lawsuits Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/20 
HB 4148 Authorizing the suspension or dismissal of school personnel who retaliate against a student or parent who has made a complaint Pending  House Education Committee  01/13/20 
HB 4165 West Virginia Remembers Program Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 3, 2020)
HB 4177 Allowing sheriffs to keep electronic copies of receipts for the payment of taxes Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/24/20 
HB 4349 Exempting sales of small arms and small arms ammunition from state sales and use taxes Pending  House Finance Committee  01/15/20 
HB 4350 Relating to the Deputy Sheriff Retirement System Act Pending  House Finance Committee  02/05/20 
HB 4357 Relating to governmental websites Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/15/20 
HB 4364 Creating a tax credit for hiring an ex-felon Pending  House SB Committee  01/16/20 
HB 4365 Granting of college credit hours for learning English as a second language Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (May 31, 2020)
HB 4366 Changing the school aid formula allowances for instructional technology and for AP and dual credit courses Pending  House Education Committee  01/16/20 
HB 4368 Relating to the Medical Cannabis Act Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  02/06/20 
HB 4369 Relating to the termination, expiration, or cancellation of oil or natural gas leases Pending  House ENG Committee  01/16/20 
HB 4370 Establishing limits applicable to the award of damages for medical monitoring Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/16/20 
HB 4371 Relating to when a municipality's approval is not required for an event licensed by the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  01/16/20 
HB 4372 Providing for political party platforms to be placed on ballots for certain primary elections Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/16/20 
HB 4373 Establishing a tax credit for families who suffer the loss of a stillborn child Pending  House Finance Committee  01/16/20 
HB 4378 Relating to disciplining teachers Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 4, 2020)
HB 4382 Reinstating the film investment tax credit Pending  House Finance Committee  01/16/20 
HB 4386 Relating to political party committees Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/16/20 
HB 4387 Donated Drug Repository Program Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  02/18/20 
HB 4399 Prohibiting civil rights violations based on gender identity or sexual orientation Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/17/20 
HB 4408 Requiring the State Board of Education to develop and implement an online database for the employment of school principals Pending  Senate Education Committee  02/24/20 
HB 4446 Relating to inspections of surface coal mining operations Pending  House ENG Committee  01/21/20 
HB 4449 Requiring state purchases of certain items to be made from authorized dealers in this state Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/06/20 
HB 4459 Allowing a personal income tax deduction for a foster care child Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  01/22/20 
HB 4462 Adjusting the calculation of business and occupation tax on producing or selling electricity from solar energy facilities Pending  House Finance Committee  01/22/20 
HB 4480 Relating to legislative rules for the Higher Education Policy Commission Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 1, 2020)
HB 4491 Requiring the State Board of Education to provide for the routine education of all professional educators Pending  House Education Committee  01/23/20 
HB 4511 Relating to exemptions for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Foster Homes Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  02/17/20 
HB 4518 Relating to minimum salaries for teachers Pending  House Education Committee  01/23/20 
HB 4519 Establishing a summer youth intern pilot program within Department of Commerce Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 2, 2020)
HB 4531 County Budget Flexibility Act Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  01/24/20 
HB 4546 Relating to tuberculosis testing for school superintendents Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 2, 2020)
HB 4548 Eliminating the ability of a person's driver's license to be suspended for the failure to pay court fines and costs Pending  House T&I Committee  01/27/20 
HB 4560 Relating to deliveries by a licensed wine specialty shop Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 5, 2020)
HB 4562 Renewable Energy Facilities Program Pending  House ENG Committee  01/28/20 
HB 4566 Establishing a tax deduction against corporation net income tax for retail food distributors that donate to school "backpack programs" Pending  House Finance Committee  01/28/20 
HB 4567 Relating to the use of medical cannabis Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  01/28/20 
HB 4568 Requiring the State Board of Education to provide for the routine education of all professional educators Pending  House Finance Committee  02/18/20 
HB 4593 Authorizing the assignment of poll workers to serve more than one precinct under certain circumstances Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 3, 2020)
HB 4594 Allowing poll workers to be appointed to work in precincts outside their county Pending    2nd Reading  03/03/20 
HB 4597 Creating a Campus Mentors pilot program Pending  House Education Committee  01/29/20 
HB 4623 Requiring all schools to instruct students on the Holocaust and other genocides Pending  House Education Committee  01/31/20 
HB 4628 Allowing certain deductions to be made from individual personal income tax refunds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation Pending  House Finance Committee  01/31/20 
HB 4630 Providing a tax credit for families who have foster children Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  01/31/20 
HB 4649 Relating to implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools Pending  House Finance Committee  02/14/20 
HB 4656 Requiring test in civics to graduate high school or obtain GED Pending  House Education Committee  02/03/20 
HB 4676 West Virginia Saving Money and Reducing Time Prize Program Pending  House Education Committee  02/04/20 
HB 4701 Establishing a comprehensive framework for the management of all real property assets of the state Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/05/20 
HB 4706 Relating to reports concerning funds due to unknown or unlocatable interest owners Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/14/20 
HB 4710 Authorizing law-enforcement agencies to create a referral program for voluntary treatment of addiction Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/07/20 
HB 4718 West Virginia Indian Tribes Recognition Act Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/12/20 
HB 4720 Qualifying not-for-profit private baccalaureate institutions for the Advanced Career Education Programs and the WV Invests Grant Program Pending  House Finance Committee  02/13/20 
HB 4724 Providing a tax credit to encourage new teachers to remain in the state Pending  House Education Committee  02/06/20 
HB 4725 Requiring motor vehicle inspections only every three years and exempting certain vehicles Pending  House T&I Committee  02/06/20 
HB 4729 Requiring higher education institutions to use previous versions or editions of instructional materials Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 1, 2020)
HB 4735 Relating to the employment of school nurses or licensed practical nurses Pending  House Finance Committee  02/06/20 
HB 4736 Relating to qualifications for a commercial driver's license permit Pending  House T&I Committee  02/07/20 
HB 4782 Public Participation Protection Act Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/10/20 
HB 4790 Relating to Career Technical Education for middle school students Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 2, 2020)
HB 4794 Issuing specialty motor vehicle registration plates for businesses owning a fleet of 25 or more vehicles Pending  House T&I Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4804 Relating to comprehensive systems of support for teacher and leader induction and professional growth Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 5, 2020)
HB 4805 Providing adequate opportunities for state employees to obtain continuing education credits for professional licenses and registrations Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4808 Relating to persons from another state storing firearms in this state Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4810 Requiring earlier start of buck deer hunting season Pending  House ANR Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4812 Permitting the resident lineal descendants of landowners to hunt, trap or fish on that resident landowner's property without a license Pending  House ANR Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4826 Permitting former members of the Legislature to remain eligible for insurance plans at full cost to the member and at no cost to the state Pending  House Banking and Insurance Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4831 Establishing a comprehensive addiction recovery center certification and grant program in this state Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4843 Relating to public school education assessment of students for dyslexia and dyscalculia Pending  House Finance Committee  02/18/20 
HB 4858 Classifying "marihuana" and tetrahydrocannabinols as a Schedule IV controlled substance Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  02/11/20 
HB 4957 Relating to business and occupation taxes on operators of certain coal-fired electric generating units Pending  House Finance Committee  02/19/20 
HB 4967 Relating to calculating net enrollment for home-school students enrolled in one virtual school course in the public school system Pending  House Finance Committee  02/21/20 
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