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Abortion (18 Bills)
HB 2035 - Prohibiting state funding of abortions
HB 2037 - Requiring physicians performing abortions take steps designed to save the life of any aborted live fetus
HB 2064 - Requiring a woman, prior to an abortion, to have a pregnancy test administered at the facility where the abortion is to be performed
HB 2090 - Relating to the care of aborted fetuses
HB 2098 - Providing that when any body part of an unborn child is outside the womb, the child is born, and is considered a citizen of the state
HB 2105 - No State-Funded Transportation for Abortion Act
HB 2157 - Relating to parental notification requirements for abortions performed on unemancipated minors
HB 2196 - Prohibiting the performance of any abortion when the woman seeking it is doing so solely on account of the gender of the fetus
HB 2213 - Requiring notice of an abortion to be provided to the father of the unborn child
HB 2216 - Prohibiting family planning centers that receive state funding from discussing abortion
HB 2275 - Requiring abortion facilities to have certain written policies and procedures
HB 2295 - Requiring that abortions be performed in hospitals or by physicians with admitting privileges to a hospital within the local service area
HB 2326 - Reporting requirements when it is suspected that a woman suffered injury or death due to induced abortion
HB 2651 - Relating to parental notification requirements for obtaining abortions by unemancipated minors
HB 2678 - Making it illegal to transport a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion without written consent by both parents
HB 2680 - Prohibiting school employees from promoting abortion
HB 4414 - The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
HB 4578 - Preventing taxpayer subsidization of health insurance covering elective abortions

Actions and Suits (14 Bills)
HB 2067 - Providing that adultery shall be a bar to alimony in a divorce proceeding
HB 2233 - Providing that actions in which the state is a party be brought in the county which is affected or related to the controversy
HB 2252 - Directing department of health promulgate rules establishing alternative standards for non-commercial prepared food donated as part of a free food program
HB 2287 - Abolishing joint liability and establishing the principle of comparative fault
HB 2336 - Providing limited immunity from civil damages for persons who volunteer their services to public health departments
HB 3127 - Increasing the fees charged by the clerk of the circuit court for medical professional liability actions
HB 3161 - Relating to assignment of cases to private attorneys by bid
HB 4032 - Providing immunity from civil liability hospital volunteers who in good faith render emergency care at a hospital
HB 4268 - Relating to limitations of actions and suits
HB 4280 - Relating to collection of delinquent taxes
HB 4414 - The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
HB 4419 - Defining subrogation rights and procedures for the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency
HB 4618 - Providing for an extension of limitations to file a civil action for a claim of sexual abuse against a minor
HB 4639 - Prohibiting provisions in agreements to settle litigation if the information could have an adverse impact

Acts (62 Bills)
HB 2005 - Extending the provisions of the Higher Education Flexibility Act
HB 2024 - Green Buildings Act
HB 2025 - West Virginia Energy Efficiency Act
HB 2056 - West Virginia Renewable Energy Act
HB 2105 - No State-Funded Transportation for Abortion Act
HB 2124 - Certified Legal Assistant Act
HB 2136 - Plastic Shopping Bag Excise Tax Act
HB 2210 - Small Business Development Incentive Program for Internal Growth Act
HB 2214 - Relating to the "Mandated Benefits Review Act"
HB 2219 - Verifiable Science Act
HB 2290 - Uniform Premarital Agreement Act
HB 2333 - Allowing the purchase of service credit in the State Teachers Retirement System for temporary employment under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA)
HB 2413 - Relating to the "Telephone Record Confidentiality Act"
HB 2422 - Creative Communities Development Act
HB 2527 - Captive Cervid Farming Act
HB 2554 - Intrastate Coal and Use Act
HB 2657 - West Virginia Religious Freedom Restoration Act
HB 2705 - West Virginia Firearms Freedom Act
HB 2710 - Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
HB 2716 - Dangerous Dog Act
HB 2717 - The Economic Fairness Act of 2009
HB 2724 - Sexually Oriented Businesses Regulation Act
HB 2751 - Clarifying that fire chiefs and their duly appointed officers are provided immunity under the Governmental Tort Claims and Insurance Reform Act
HB 2790 - Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
HB 2795 - Jobs Impact Statement Act
HB 2801 - Creating the "Health Care Choice Act"
HB 2829 - Budget and Spending Transparency Act
HB 2866 - West Virginia Patriot's Protection Act
HB 2889 - Creating the "Jason Flatt Act of 2011"
HB 2915 - Repealing certain sections of the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Act
HB 3005 - Ensuring Patient Safety Act
HB 3010 - Ensuring patient safety
HB 3015 - The Healthy and Safe Workplace Act
HB 3040 - Twenty-First Century Business Technologies Property Valuation Act
HB 3045 - Forest Fairness Act
HB 3051 - The Parent Empowerment and Choice Act
HB 3088 - West Virginia Energy Efficiency Act
HB 3210 - Creating the Consumer and Employee Arbitration Fairness Act
HB 3221 - Community-Based Services Act
HB 3230 - Creating the Immigration Law Enforcement Act
HB 3247 - Community-Based Services Act
HB 3266 - Uniform Power of Attorney Act
HB 4014 - Creating the "Jason Flatt Act of 2012"
HB 4035 - Requiring wireless telecommunications companies to release location information of a missing person's cell phone in a timely manner; the "Kelsey Smith Act"
HB 4044 - Energy Efficient Building Act
HB 4123 - Relating to the Public Safety and Offender Accountability Act
HB 4246 - West Virginia Companion Animal Protection Act
HB 4250 - Creating the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
HB 4253 - Providing a one-time supplements to certain annuitants
HB 4278 - The Uniform Debt Management Services Act
HB 4300 - Including various additional professions under the definition of "medical services applicant" under the Volunteer for Nonprofit Youth Organizations Act
HB 4361 - Creating a publicly accessible database of information relevant to all horizontally drilled wells
HB 4373 - Save West Virginia Call Center Jobs Act
HB 4390 - Uniform Power of Attorney Act
HB 4396 - West Virginia Fire, EMS and Law-Enforcement Officer Survivor Benefit Act
HB 4414 - The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
HB 4419 - Defining subrogation rights and procedures for the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency
HB 4438 - Provider Sponsored Network Act
HB 4498 - Compassionate Use Act for Medical Cannabis
HB 4547 - Creating the West Virginia Innovation Free-Trade Business Technology Property Valuation Act and the West Virginia Innovation Free-Trade Tax Credit Act
HB 4562 - Creating the Tea Party Act
HB 4632 - Creating the Energy Intensive Industrial Consumers Revitalization Tax Credit Act

Advertising (2 Bills)
HB 2137 - Requiring the Public Employees Insurance Agency and its contractors, under certain circumstances, to advertise that they are seeking bids prior to accepting bids
HB 4385 - Requiring that advertising must identify candidates' party affiliation

Agriculture (10 Bills)
HB 2015 - Creating regulations for commercial dog breeding operations
HB 2027 - Requiring county commissions to adopt and implement county farmland protection programs
HB 2178 - Creating the "Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act"
HB 2179 - Creating the "Genetically Engineered Organism Liability Act"
HB 2180 - Creating the "Genetically Engineered Crop and Animal Farmer Protection Act"
HB 2527 - Captive Cervid Farming Act
HB 2683 - Providing for aged or disabled farmers to continue to receive the benefit of having their farm land appraised as farm property after they cease farming
HB 4237 - Including white- tailed deer and its subspecies in the definition of "nontraditional agriculture
HB 4450 - Creating the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Fund
HB 4576 - Prohibiting the use of prophylactic feeding of antibiotics to livestock

Air Quality (4 Bills)
HB 2404 - Relating to air pollution control
HB 3254 - Adding oil and gas facilities, wells, pipelines and tanks to the coordinated statewide program of air pollution prevention
HB 4319 - Modifying the Department of Environmental Protection's requirements to inventory emissions of greenhouse gases and eliminating unneeded provisions
HB 4561 - Employing best available control technology to control air pollution

Alcohol (23 Bills)
HB 2057 - Allowing certain owners of warehouses to store and to transport quantities of alcoholic liquors, wine, beer or nonintoxicating beer which are not intended or being stored for the purpose of sale or use within the state
HB 2097 - Permitting the sale of nonintoxicating beer within three hundred feet from a church that consents to the sale
HB 2171 - Curtailing the serving of alcoholic beverages by licensed clubs as early as one A.M.
HB 2201 - Relating to drug and alcohol free mines
HB 2339 - Including enforcement officers employed by the Alcohol and Beverage Control Commission in the classified service under the Civil Service System
HB 2388 - Allowing the legal sale of liquor and wine on Sunday to be the same hours as prescribed for the sale of beer on Sunday
HB 2408 - Relating to treatment for drug and alcohol addiction
HB 2428 - Requiring a preliminary breath analysis for the purpose of determining the blood alcohol content of a surviving driver
HB 2670 - Increasing the penalty for driving under the influence causing death
HB 2707 - Expanding the definition of "imminent danger to the physical well-being of the child" with regard to child abuse and neglect
HB 2714 - Creating the West Virginia Addictions Treatment and Recovery Fund
HB 2774 - Increasing the barrel tax on nonintoxicating beer
HB 2816 - Permitting private clubs to purchase alcoholic liquors from retail liquor stores in certain market zone in the state
HB 3057 - Providing for career development and establishing a pay scale for Alcohol Beverage Commission inspectors, enforcement agents and supervisors
HB 3174 - Relating to liquor and beer sampling events
HB 3178 - Funding for substance abuse services through increased taxes on beer, wine and liquor
HB 3252 - Allowing wine distribution agreements to be by geographic areas
HB 3256 - Requiring the closing hours of private clubs to be two o'clock a.m.
HB 4376 - Licensing wine sales at certain professional baseball stadiums
HB 4510 - Increasing the distance that a beer licensee must be located from a school or church, and government buildings, public playgrounds and day care facilities
HB 4602 - Authorizing trusts to be applicants for a nonintoxicating beer distributor license and adding limited liability companies to the definition of person in the Nonintoxicating Beer Act
HB 4603 - Prohibiting the sale of beer and wine at self-scan registers
HB 4634 - Removing the requirement for the Legislative Auditor to conduct certain fiscal audits of the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission and the Children's Trust Fund

Animals (18 Bills)
HB 2361 - Limiting liability for repair costs to automobile owners when they hit a deer on a public highway
HB 2443 - Prohibiting wagering at animal fighting ventures and providing a felony criminal penalty
HB 2470 - Increasing penalties for the illegal killing, taking, or possessing of certain wildlife
HB 2716 - Dangerous Dog Act
HB 2883 - Creating regulations for commercial dog breeding
HB 2917 - Relating to the purchase and sale of dogs
HB 2945 - Reporting beaver and river otter taken and tagged
HB 2991 - Relating to the West Virginia Fair Housing Act
HB 4237 - Including white- tailed deer and its subspecies in the definition of "nontraditional agriculture
HB 4246 - West Virginia Companion Animal Protection Act
HB 4322 - Adding coyote and fox to the list of species in which any color artificial light is permitted for hunting at night
HB 4328 - Removing bobcats from the list of species requiring a field tag
HB 4329 - Relating to hunting or taking of unprotected species of wild animals
HB 4344 - Relating to the control of potentially dangerous wild animals
HB 4377 - Creating "Nitro's Law" to honor fallen law-enforcement canines
HB 4427 - Providing a procedure to address livestock that are in dire or extreme condition
HB 4432 - Prohibiting declination or termination of property insurance based solely upon a home owner's possession of a certain breed of dog
HB 4576 - Prohibiting the use of prophylactic feeding of antibiotics to livestock

Appropriations (4 Bills)
HB 2312 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Division of Veterans' Affairs
HB 2410 - Prohibiting the naming of a publicly funded building, road, structure or project for a living elected public official
HB 4013 - Budget Bill, making appropriations of public money out of the treasury in accordance with section fifty-one, article six of the Constitution
HB 4652 - Making a supplementary appropriation to various agencies

Appropriations-Supplemental (6 Bills)
HB 2130 - Providing a salary supplement for providers of medicaid eligible services in the public schools
HB 2376 - Relating to the Public Employees Retirement System and the Teachers Retirement System; and providing a one-time supplement for annuitants and survivor beneficiaries after being retired five consecutive years
HB 2507 - Providing a housing supplement for members of the State Police
HB 4656 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Division of Human Services - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
HB 4657 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Administration - Office of the Secretary - Employee Pension and Health Care Benefit Fund, Division of Purchasing, Department of Environmental Protection, etc.
HB 4658 - Supplementing, amending, decreasing and increasing items of the existing appropriations from the State Road Fund to the Department of Transportation - Division of Highways

Arbitration (1 Bills)
HB 3210 - Creating the Consumer and Employee Arbitration Fairness Act

Associations (4 Bills)
HB 2334 - Allowing teachers who graduated from colleges and universities that are not accredited by associations recognized in West Virginia, to obtain a teaching certificate based on their certification in another state
HB 2472 - Establishing a West Virginia State Trooper's Association leave donation program
HB 4382 - Requiring homeowners fees to be held in a trust account
HB 4465 - Requiring that counties protect liens filed by homeowners' associations in the event of a foreclosure

Athletics (8 Bills)
HB 2071 - Providing for the use of neck braces by football players
HB 2131 - Setting standards for assignment of high school athletic directors
HB 2669 - Relating to persons who do not qualify for professional certificates who are issued certificates to serve in the public schools as athletic coaches
HB 2712 - Relating to the State Athletic Commission
HB 4119 - Providing a definition for an athletic director who is employed by a county board of education
HB 4270 - Providing that a member of the service personnel in the system may be hired as a coach when there is no qualified teacher in the system
HB 4340 - Requiring the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission to propose legislative rules concerning concussions
HB 4376 - Licensing wine sales at certain professional baseball stadiums

Attorney General (3 Bills)
HB 3161 - Relating to assignment of cases to private attorneys by bid
HB 4325 - Granting the Attorney General prosecutorial power
HB 4483 - Relating to sexting by minors

Attorneys (8 Bills)
HB 2032 - Encouraging and assisting persons diagnosed with schizophrenic reality disorder in designating a durable medical power of attorney
HB 2307 - Relating to the worker's compensation claimant attorney fees
HB 2433 - Providing guidance for prosecuting attorneys in cases involving abused and neglected children
HB 2509 - Requiring lobbyists and lawyers providing lobbying services to pay service tax
HB 4247 - Increasing the compensation of attorneys who are appointed to represent criminal defendants
HB 4283 - Awarding attorney fees and costs in administrative proceedings arising under the West Virginia Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act
HB 4323 - Permitting the issuance of a barrister's certificate to teach course specific curricula in public schools
HB 4581 - Making grants from state and other funds to provide civil legal services to low income persons

Audits/Auditing (6 Bills)
HB 2082 - Changing the time for periodic valuations and assessments of real and personal property
HB 2208 - Providing for actual costs to be paid for municipal audits and reducing the cap on audits for Class IV municipalities
HB 2492 - Relating to supervision of local government offices
HB 3270 - Allowing reports to be generated by the Legislative Auditor and authorizing audits of state funds
HB 4049 - Requiring the Department of Environmental Protection to maintain an Office of Internal Auditing
HB 4634 - Removing the requirement for the Legislative Auditor to conduct certain fiscal audits of the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission and the Children's Trust Fund

Aviation (1 Bills)
HB 4418 - Creating the Aviation Fund and the Fleet Management Office Fund

Banks and Banking (14 Bills)
HB 2241 - Relating to the conversion of other financial institutions to state-chartered banks
HB 2827 - Allowing members of the board of banking and financial institutions to receive compensation for travel expenses
HB 4239 - Increasing the membership of the West Virginia Board of Osteopathy
HB 4248 - Relating to the powers and duties of the Commissioner of Banking
HB 4271 - Reporting requirements for residential mortgage lenders and broker licensees
HB 4272 - Making electronic payments subject to the same fees as are currently permitted for returned checks
HB 4273 - Eliminating the exemption from licensing as a mortgage lender that may be available to subsidiaries of banks
HB 4274 - Expanding the authority of the Commissioner of Banking over regulated consumer lender licensees, and providing a penalty for violations
HB 4275 - Relating to the provision of financially-related services by banks and bank holding companies
HB 4276 - Ensuring that borrowers are provided accurate notice of their right to cure a default on any installment or other secured obligation
HB 4277 - Changing the names of the Division of Banking or the Department of Banking to the Division of Financial Institutions
HB 4278 - The Uniform Debt Management Services Act
HB 4622 - Requiring that two members of the Legislature serve as nonvoting, ex officio members on all nonlicensing boards and commissions
HB 4649 - Relating to the State Treasurer's Office

Boards and Commissions (83 Bills)
HB 2044 - Creating a Sentencing Commission
HB 2054 - Increasing the maximum cash award the Employee Suggestion Award Board may make
HB 2055 - Prohibiting charitable organizations from soliciting contributions on public highways
HB 2079 - Relating to the Fire Prevention and Control Act
HB 2087 - Creating the Traumatic Brain Injury Services Commission
HB 2108 - Requiring that the State School Board ensure that no class size for grades seven through twelve be greater than twenty-five students to every one teacher
HB 2112 - Reforming the school aid formula by reducing the regular levy deducted from county boards of education
HB 2118 - Prohibiting individual county board of education members from acting on behalf of the board in an individual capacity unless authorized by law
HB 2147 - Relating to the use of personal leave days by a surviving spouse of a deceased employee of a school board
HB 2167 - Relating to the hiring of substitute service personnel by county school boards
HB 2169 - Requiring that bartenders be licensed by the Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner
HB 2174 - Relating to powers and duties of the State Board of Medicine
HB 2211 - Providing county boards of education may study the economic feasibility of exercising an option of engaging in cooperative agreements with local public or regional transit authorities to transport students
HB 2217 - Allowing certain county boards of education to operate their schools on a four-day school week
HB 2220 - Consolidating purchasing by county boards of education
HB 2221 - Providing nonsupervisory employees of the West Virginia State Board of Education with the same protections against summary dismissal as are applicable to employees of county boards of education
HB 2230 - Prohibiting the demolition of a historic structure prior to a review of and the issuance of a permit by the Commissioner of the Division of Culture and History
HB 2247 - Creating the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library, creating a library board with the power to operate said library, and providing a method of financing the operation of the library
HB 2250 - Requiring regional airport authority board members to include persons of area expertise
HB 2257 - Authorizing and encouraging county boards of education to share services of central office administrative personnel
HB 2269 - Giving the Insurance Commissioner the power to regulate and penalize self-insured employers
HB 2285 - Directing the State Board of Education to determine what principal and teacher reports are unnecessary
HB 2327 - Authorizing the Commissioner of the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue a limited number of license plates to County Prosecutors for use on vehicles
HB 2331 - Providing that certain mental hygiene commissioners are eligible for membership in the Public Employees Retirement System
HB 2339 - Including enforcement officers employed by the Alcohol and Beverage Control Commission in the classified service under the Civil Service System
HB 2343 - Requiring the West Virginia Commissioner of Highways to use recycled materials in construction or maintenance of roads and highways
HB 2356 - Requiring county boards of education to employ a certified library media specialist in each county school
HB 2375 - Increasing the amount of mine subsidence insurance reinsured by the board of risk management
HB 2385 - Creating a board and fund to be used to maintain abandoned cemeteries
HB 2430 - Abolishing the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
HB 2445 - Requiring the Legislature to approve changes in costs imposed by the Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board
HB 2667 - Requiring the Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board to have a quorum of five members present at any public hearing
HB 2676 - Exempting county school boards of education school buses from paying tolls for transit over the West Virginia Turnpike or any parkways authority project
HB 2688 - Authorizing the Governor to appoint an additional member to the Surface Mine Board that represents the interest of labor
HB 2712 - Relating to the State Athletic Commission
HB 2754 - Allowing sheriffs and their designees access to information maintained by the Board of Pharmacy
HB 2800 - Creating the West Virginia Ski Resort Industry Commission
HB 2819 - Requiring all state boards, commissions, committees or councils to be gender balanced and to have proportionate representation of minorities
HB 2827 - Allowing members of the board of banking and financial institutions to receive compensation for travel expenses
HB 2848 - Relating to ethical guidelines for members of professional licensing boards
HB 2929 - Relating to radiologic technologists
HB 3030 - Increasing the number of municipalities that may participate in the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program
HB 3031 - Authorizing professional licensing boards to obtain criminal history record checks
HB 3200 - Changing the requirements for acquiring a renewal of a barber's license
HB 3226 - Relating to qualification of members of the board of parole
HB 4001 - Authorizing boards to establish fees by legislative rule
HB 4002 - Relating to annual seminar requirements for professional licensing boards
HB 4003 - Clarifying the law governing the duties of professional licensing boards
HB 4004 - Relating to the appointment of citizen members to professional licensing boards
HB 4012 - Removing the Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health from certain boards
HB 4017 - Relating to arts, entertainment and enterprise districts
HB 4026 - Relating to professional licensing boards
HB 4045 - Relating to the practice of dietetics
HB 4047 - Relating to the practice of pharmacist care
HB 4064 - Increasing the maximum cash award the Employee Suggestion Award Board may make
HB 4097 - Creating a license to practice hair styling
HB 4104 - Authorizing professional licensing boards to exempt certain licensees from continuing education requirements
HB 4111 - Relating to the authority by state boards of examinations and registration to apply for an injunction
HB 4112 - Creating the Commission on Streamlining Government
HB 4113 - Relating to the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program
HB 4126 - Authorizing legislative rules for the Higher Education Policy Commission and Council for Community and Technical College Education
HB 4239 - Increasing the membership of the West Virginia Board of Osteopathy
HB 4241 - Establishing nurse health programs
HB 4262 - Continuing education for insurance producers
HB 4296 - Authorizing licensing boards to require applicants to submit to criminal background checks
HB 4304 - Changing the composition of the Public Employee Insurance Agency Finance Board
HB 4365 - Increasing the amount of excess funds which may be retained by licensing boards
HB 4378 - Exempting barbers licensed in West Virginia for thirty years or more from continuing education requirements
HB 4388 - Relating to the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology
HB 4454 - Adopting policies to promote school attendance
HB 4467 - Reforming the school aide formula
HB 4470 - Relating to the State Board of Education
HB 4481 - Relating to the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Commission
HB 4482 - Clarifying the authority of the West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board to determine the participating public employer contribution rate
HB 4512 - Relating to private investigative and security services
HB 4514 - Updating the Wholesale Drug Distribution Act of 1991
HB 4566 - Relating to the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
HB 4589 - Establishing the West Virginia Board of Veteran Education and Support
HB 4591 - Establishing a pilot program for school age expectant mothers
HB 4608 - Relating to the powers and duties of Higher Education Policy Commission
HB 4620 - Modifying the restriction on the number of terms that a chairperson of an institutional governing board of higher education may serve
HB 4622 - Requiring that two members of the Legislature serve as nonvoting, ex officio members on all nonlicensing boards and commissions
HB 4645 - Changing the membership requirements for a board of governors

Bonds (8 Bills)
HB 2068 - Relating to conditions of bond for defendants in cases of crimes between family or household members
HB 3141 - Requiring the Commissioner of Highways to require bonds be posted in connection with major construction, mineral extraction and industrial projects that impact the roads
HB 4269 - Eliminating tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike before February 1, 2020, and providing that no new bonds may be issued
HB 4333 - Relating to the School Building Authority
HB 4349 - Requiring operators to post a bond for each well and to condition the release of the bond
HB 4357 - Modifying the bonding requirement for closing-out sales
HB 4530 - Authorizing the Public Service Commission to consider and issue a financing order to certain regulated electric utilities to permit the recovery of expanded net energy costs
HB 4534 - Providing the West Virginia Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority with the ability to issue bonds to raise funds for paying the costs of approved modifications

Buildings (14 Bills)
HB 2024 - Green Buildings Act
HB 2410 - Prohibiting the naming of a publicly funded building, road, structure or project for a living elected public official
HB 2545 - Requiring onsite employees at certain public works construction projects to complete an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) approved 10-hour construction safety program
HB 3250 - Authorizing the School Building Authority to award grants or moneys to county and local library boards in connection with public library construction projects
HB 4044 - Energy Efficient Building Act
HB 4052 - Providing criminal penalties for the intentional defacement of public and private property due to graffiti
HB 4061 - Expediting the construction of a new one thousand two hundred bed correctional facility by the Division of Corrections
HB 4313 - Requiring that the building code be the state building code
HB 4333 - Relating to the School Building Authority
HB 4425 - Requiring a landlord address issues of the accumulation of moisture and the growth of mold
HB 4439 - Permitting a Class I city to use the design-build process
HB 4534 - Providing the West Virginia Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority with the ability to issue bonds to raise funds for paying the costs of approved modifications
HB 4585 - Exempting volunteer fire departments from the definition of "public authority" if they are constructing a facility to replace one that has been destroyed
HB 4592 - Creating a requirement for multiple prime contract bids on certain public works projects

Bureaus (3 Bills)
HB 4062 - Creating an in-home direct care workforce registry
HB 4336 - Relating to substance abuse
HB 4523 - Relating to the Bureau for Child Support enforcement and reporting employment and income of an independent contractor

Capitol Complex (3 Bills)
HB 2782 - Encouraging public officials to display the national motto on all public property and public buildings
HB 3093 - Clarifying language relating to offenses occurring at the State Capitol
HB 4503 - Relating to possessing a firearm at the State Capitol Complex

Charitable Organizations (9 Bills)
HB 2117 - Exempting nonprofit organizations from paying an annual motor vehicle registration fee
HB 2125 - Requiring every internment or grave to identify the decedents' identity
HB 2252 - Directing department of health promulgate rules establishing alternative standards for non-commercial prepared food donated as part of a free food program
HB 2296 - Income tax deduction for gifts to West Virginia charities
HB 2374 - Providing standards for hospitals' charity care programs and bad debt collection programs
HB 4069 - Relating to charitable raffles
HB 4083 - Exempting nonprofit, tax exempt corporations or organizations affiliated with a church or association of churches from consumer sales and service tax
HB 4443 - Permitting the racing commission to regulate charity racing events
HB 4559 - Permitting the Lottery Commission to authorize and regulate limited charity fundraising events

Child Welfare (54 Bills)
HB 2036 - Increasing penalties for exposing children to methamphetamine manufacturing
HB 2048 - Eliminating good time for persons convicted of sex crimes involving minor children
HB 2157 - Relating to parental notification requirements for abortions performed on unemancipated minors
HB 2237 - West Virginia Child Advocate for the Protection of Children Act
HB 2239 - Increasing the minimum prison sentence for a parent or guardian or custodian who abuses a child
HB 2309 - Requiring the use of helmets by skateboarders
HB 2314 - Allowing for juveniles to be tried as adults for instances of child abuse resulting in bodily injury and child abuse which results in death
HB 2418 - Prohibiting sex offenders from residing in certain areas and subjecting convicted sex offenders to global positional system monitoring
HB 2432 - Establishing a bill of rights for children in foster care
HB 2433 - Providing guidance for prosecuting attorneys in cases involving abused and neglected children
HB 2434 - Establishing a bill of rights for foster parents
HB 2461 - Relating to the appointment of hearing officers for juvenile drug courts
HB 2469 - Expanding the West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program to children of certain state employees
HB 2558 - Establishing the Office of Child Advocacy
HB 2651 - Relating to parental notification requirements for obtaining abortions by unemancipated minors
HB 2668 - Requiring health care providers to release unemancipated minor's medical records for drug testing to a parent or legal guardian without written consent from minor
HB 2678 - Making it illegal to transport a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion without written consent by both parents
HB 2689 - Requiring the Commissioner of Corrections to keep track of repeat offenses committed by persons convicted of sexual offenses against children
HB 2707 - Expanding the definition of "imminent danger to the physical well-being of the child" with regard to child abuse and neglect
HB 2721 - Including additional information on the sex offender registry
HB 2722 - Subjecting persons convicted of sexual crimes against a minor to "GPS" monitoring for life
HB 2735 - Creating a criminal felony offense of aggravated assault or battery of a child or a person who is mentally incapacitated
HB 2808 - Reducing from six months to three months the period of delinquency for failure to meet an obligation to pay support to a minor
HB 3106 - Regulating the use of the internet by children
HB 3133 - Removing the statute of limitations in child and spousal support cases
HB 3173 - Amending and adding to divorce, distribution of property and child custody guidelines to take into consideration the presence of an autistic child
HB 3217 - Allowing an adoptee who was a minor at the time of entry of an order of adoption to dissent at any time after the adoption
HB 3236 - Relating to child abuse and neglect
HB 3261 - BPA-Free Kids Act
HB 4010 - Requiring a convicted sex offender who volunteers for an organization whose volunteers have contact with minors to inform that organization of his or her conviction
HB 4031 - Requiring kindergarten programs be provided for children who have attained the age of five prior to the August 1 school year
HB 4043 - Relating to the hospitalization of emancipated and unemancipated minors in mental health facilities
HB 4048 - Relating to conduct and circumstances of child abuse
HB 4065 - Relating to reporting suspected child abuse and neglect
HB 4130 - Creating the felony criminal offense of sale or purchase of a child
HB 4240 - Adding to the list of persons mandated to report abuse and neglect of children
HB 4242 - Establishing criminal penalties for failure to report a missing child by the child's custodian
HB 4243 - Relating to disclosure of sex offender registration to private elementary and secondary schools, and to higher education institutions
HB 4309 - Clarifying that a child who is physically healthy and presumed safe is a neglected child if the child is habitually absent from school
HB 4321 - Amending the code relating to the ability of certain individuals to petition a court to regain the right to possess firearms, and authorizing parents or guardians to commit children age twelve or older to mental health hospitalization
HB 4327 - Requiring pulse oximetry testing for newborns
HB 4354 - Creating penalties for parents or guardians who allow to be sold any medication prescribed to a child
HB 4356 - Creating the misdemeanor offense for child neglect resulting in a substantial risk of bodily injury
HB 4389 - Relating to child welfare
HB 4407 - Providing for the seizure of assets and other real property used for the exploitation of children
HB 4411 - Requiring parents who object to immunizations to provide a written statement to that effect
HB 4445 - Creating the crime of soliciting a minor
HB 4484 - Increasing the number of child protective service workers
HB 4520 - Authorizing a family court judge to order a child to be taken into custody in emergency situations
HB 4521 - Permitting the restructuring of child support payments of an inmate who is released under certain circumstances
HB 4540 - Relating to a child's right to nurse
HB 4554 - Accepting additional students for enrollment in early childhood education programs
HB 4579 - Providing that visitation to a grandparent shall consist of a minimum of one visit a month
HB 4650 - Modifying criminal penalties for failing to report child abuse

Citizenship (2 Bills)
HB 3207 - Authorizing the state to enter into a multistate compact defining the birthright form of United States citizenship
HB 4265 - Requiring flowback plans for all work on oil and gas wells

Civil Rights (12 Bills)
HB 2045 - Prohibiting discrimination based upon age and sexual orientation
HB 2256 - Relating to approval of a student for homebound services and their rights
HB 2657 - West Virginia Religious Freedom Restoration Act
HB 2817 - Prohibiting healthcare providers from discriminating against or refusing treatment of a patient
HB 2819 - Requiring all state boards, commissions, committees or councils to be gender balanced and to have proportionate representation of minorities
HB 2840 - Providing that all persons have the right to be free from violence
HB 2866 - West Virginia Patriot's Protection Act
HB 2991 - Relating to the West Virginia Fair Housing Act
HB 3220 - Preserving the rights of individuals guaranteed by the West Virginia Constitution and the United States Constitution when deciding the comity of a legal decision in a foreign country
HB 3227 - Providing a definition of sex for unlawful discriminatory practices
HB 4015 - Creating the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs
HB 4040 - Prohibiting employers and labor unions from requiring employees to become or remain members of labor unions as a condition of employment

Civil Service (7 Bills)
HB 2245 - Specifying that federal civil service system retirement income derived from military retirement system pensions that have been converted to federal civil service system pensions is treated as military retirement income for purposes of the modifications to federal adjusted gross income
HB 2335 - Allowing mental hygiene commissioners to carry concealed weapons
HB 2339 - Including enforcement officers employed by the Alcohol and Beverage Control Commission in the classified service under the Civil Service System
HB 2872 - Providing civil service status for certain employees of the Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority
HB 4041 - Permitting Alcohol Beverage Control Commission employees to be included in the civil service
HB 4063 - Relating to civil service commissions in political subdivisions
HB 4341 - Permitting a civil service employee to receive donated leave from another employee to care for a member of his or her household

Claims (3 Bills)
HB 2255 - Allowing persons involved in motor vehicle accidents to receive pertinent information at no charge in order to file a timely insurance claim
HB 2812 - Requiring insurers issuing group accident and sickness insurance policies to certain employers to furnish claims loss experience
HB 4398 - Declaring certain claims against the state and its agencies to be moral obligations of the state

Code Repealed (9 Bills)
HB 2246 - Repealing article of the code granting a business license to sell drug paraphernalia
HB 2652 - Repealing the Code of West Virginia and adopting in lieu thereof the Code of the Commonwealth of Virginia
HB 2915 - Repealing certain sections of the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Act
HB 4046 - Repealing obsolete code provisions
HB 4390 - Uniform Power of Attorney Act
HB 4481 - Relating to the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Commission
HB 4566 - Relating to the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
HB 4617 - Relating to the construction of the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act
HB 4649 - Relating to the State Treasurer's Office

Commerce (3 Bills)
HB 2790 - Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
HB 4250 - Creating the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
HB 4251 - Relating generally to amendments to the uniform commercial code

Communications (9 Bills)
HB 2077 - Providing a criminal penalty for transmitting bulk electronic mail messages which are unsolicited
HB 2310 - Establishing a program for reprogramming cellular telephones and distributing to seniors for making emergency calls
HB 2413 - Relating to the "Telephone Record Confidentiality Act"
HB 2452 - Prohibiting the use of prerecorded or synthesized voice messages and establishing a do-not-call list
HB 2690 - Reverting the 911 fee on wireless telephones from three dollars to seventy-five cents
HB 4035 - Requiring wireless telecommunications companies to release location information of a missing person's cell phone in a timely manner; the "Kelsey Smith Act"
HB 4039 - Prohibiting the disruption of emergency communications by sabotage
HB 4420 - Allowing the Information Services and Communications Division to accumulate invoices for certain telecommunication services
HB 4444 - Relating to commercial mobile radio service providers

Consumer Protection (8 Bills)
HB 2059 - Requiring insurers to notify insureds of all rate increases before they take effect
HB 2291 - Providing that identity theft is a felony if a person commits the crime with the intent to commit any other crime
HB 2308 - Protecting computer owners and users from computer spyware
HB 2319 - Prohibiting the use of a credit score in casualty insurance rate filings
HB 2413 - Relating to the "Telephone Record Confidentiality Act"
HB 2537 - Protecting consumers from price gouging and unfair pricing practices
HB 3210 - Creating the Consumer and Employee Arbitration Fairness Act
HB 3261 - BPA-Free Kids Act

Contracts (9 Bills)
HB 2106 - Allowing a tax deduction for all prepaid tuition contracts or college savings plan
HB 2165 - Prohibiting project labor agreements on state-funded construction contracts
HB 2419 - Allowing private citizens the freedom to enter into private contracts for health care services or health care coverage or both
HB 3046 - Relating to voiding all noncompete agreements
HB 3181 - Creating "The Prompt Pay Act of 2011
HB 3210 - Creating the Consumer and Employee Arbitration Fairness Act
HB 4347 - Requiring persons who are not members of the American Association of Professional Landmen to have two years or more of experience in contracting for oil and gas leases
HB 4439 - Permitting a Class I city to use the design-build process
HB 4592 - Creating a requirement for multiple prime contract bids on certain public works projects

Corporations and Business Entities (24 Bills)
HB 2045 - Prohibiting discrimination based upon age and sexual orientation
HB 2209 - Requiring that all worker's compensation adjusters employed by a private insurance carrier be located within the geographic borders of West Virginia
HB 2210 - Small Business Development Incentive Program for Internal Growth Act
HB 2250 - Requiring regional airport authority board members to include persons of area expertise
HB 2271 - Business and occupation tax credit to electric power generators for the use of West Virginia coal
HB 2277 - Relating to minimum grab bar standards for hotel and motel rooms that are specifically designated or intended for use by handicapped or disabled guests
HB 2373 - Prohibiting fractional pricing in the retail sale of gasoline
HB 2405 - Relating to corporate political accountability
HB 2477 - Relating to roads and highways
HB 2529 - Authorizing a corporation net income tax credit for reducing charges for home heating fuel and propane gas provided to low-income residents
HB 2549 - Establishing a system of issuing all licenses, certificates or permits, required for business entities in the state, from a single location
HB 2655 - Abolishing the business and franchise tax
HB 2661 - Reducing the corporate net income tax rate to five point nine percent effective the first day of July, two thousand eleven
HB 2724 - Sexually Oriented Businesses Regulation Act
HB 2816 - Permitting private clubs to purchase alcoholic liquors from retail liquor stores in certain market zone in the state
HB 2978 - Abolishing the business franchise tax starting July 1, 2011
HB 3046 - Relating to voiding all noncompete agreements
HB 3113 - Exempting nonprofit, tax exempt corporations or organizations affiliated with a church from consumer sales and service tax
HB 3118 - Relating to private developers constructing new water systems
HB 3234 - Requiring the Secretary of State to notify every corporation, limited partnership, limited liability company and foreign limited liability company registered to do business of their duty to pay an annual report fee
HB 4595 - Relating to annual business fees paid to the Secretary of State
HB 4602 - Authorizing trusts to be applicants for a nonintoxicating beer distributor license and adding limited liability companies to the definition of person in the Nonintoxicating Beer Act
HB 4607 - Providing procedures for foreign profit and foreign nonprofit corporations to be reinstated following administrative revocation
HB 4615 - Making trademark counterfeiting a crime

Corrections (38 Bills)
HB 2028 - Establishing a work program for qualified inmates
HB 2044 - Creating a Sentencing Commission
HB 2102 - Providing a two thousand eight dollar salary increase for each employee of the Division of Corrections
HB 2158 - Increasing the penalties for sexual intercourse or sexual intrusion on incarcerated persons
HB 2182 - Mandatory funding of community corrections programs
HB 2184 - Granting a salary increase for Regional Jail Authority employees
HB 2223 - Providing correctional officers may retire with full benefits after twenty years of actual and honorable service
HB 2299 - Eliminating parole for persons incarcerated in state correctional facilities
HB 2460 - Clarifying that probation officers are authorized to supervise sex offenders
HB 2482 - Changing the way that the costs of incarcerating inmates in regional jails is collected
HB 2553 - Subjecting certain inmates that commit first degree murder to capital punishment
HB 2656 - Requiring persons incarcerated for sex offenses to register as such at the time they are incarcerated
HB 2677 - Changing the way that the cost of incarcerating inmates in regional jails is collected
HB 2689 - Requiring the Commissioner of Corrections to keep track of repeat offenses committed by persons convicted of sexual offenses against children
HB 2718 - Providing that correctional officers may retire with full benefits after twenty years of service
HB 2743 - Changing the way the cost of incarcerating inmates in regional jails is collected
HB 2785 - Relating to the excise tax on the privilege of transferring real property and using the tax to reimburse counties for regional jail fees
HB 2786 - Allowing a credit against state personal income tax for the purchase of a new wood or pellet stove
HB 2872 - Providing civil service status for certain employees of the Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority
HB 2996 - Establishing shift differential pay scales for employees of the Division of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Services, and Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority
HB 3206 - Implementing evidence-based practices to reduce recidivism
HB 3212 - Requiring community corrections performance measurement standards for agencies responsible for supervising individuals placed on probation, serving a period of parole
HB 3213 - Relating to the Community Corrections Performance Incentive
HB 3226 - Relating to qualification of members of the board of parole
HB 3255 - Relating to exceptions as to prohibitions against carrying concealed deadly weapons
HB 3259 - Authorizing immediate discharge and transportation to a regional jail for aggressive and violent behavior of persons committed to state hospitals
HB 3260 - Adding certain sanctions for violations of probation and parole
HB 4024 - Allowing the Commissioner of Corrections to use excess funds from the Correctional Industries account for certain operational costs
HB 4056 - Making it a felony to disarm or attempt to disarm correctional officers
HB 4057 - Relating to sanctions imposed against prisoners for filing certain frivolous, malicious or harassing litigation and unmerited administrative complaints
HB 4060 - Relating to prohibiting sexual acts between correctional personnel and persons incarcerated, or on parole or probation
HB 4061 - Expediting the construction of a new one thousand two hundred bed correctional facility by the Division of Corrections
HB 4079 - Eliminating eligibility for parole for certain criminal offenses
HB 4123 - Relating to the Public Safety and Offender Accountability Act
HB 4244 - Eliminating eligibility for parole for the offenses of abuse, neglect or death of an incapacitated adult, murder of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian by refusal to supply necessities
HB 4568 - Providing rehabilitation treatment programs to inmates imprisoned in any jail
HB 4636 - Authorizing a responsible parent pilot project
HB 4638 - Requiring hospitals and other medical service providers to bill Medicaid for eligible inmate hospital and professional services

Counties (And Related Subheadings) (5 Bills)
HB 2112 - Reforming the school aid formula by reducing the regular levy deducted from county boards of education
HB 2192 - Requiring the assessor of each county to prepare a new property tax ticket within three months of a deed filing
HB 2217 - Allowing certain county boards of education to operate their schools on a four-day school week
HB 2220 - Consolidating purchasing by county boards of education
HB 2233 - Providing that actions in which the state is a party be brought in the county which is affected or related to the controversy

Counties -- Commissions (14 Bills)
HB 2007 - Authorizing counties to create urban growth boundaries
HB 2027 - Requiring county commissions to adopt and implement county farmland protection programs
HB 2228 - Providing that a county commission may establish a program for transfer of development rights without the requirement for an election
HB 2231 - Authorizing county commissions to use impact fees to fund the building and operation of libraries and to administer and provide affordable housing for individuals or families of low or moderate income
HB 2349 - Establishing a funding source and programs for persons with traumatic brain injury
HB 2749 - Allowing a Class IV Town be allowed to create their own charter
HB 2820 - Permitting municipalities and counties to use proceeds from the hotel occupancy tax to fund public libraries
HB 4051 - Establishing the right to control the disposition of the remains of a deceased person
HB 4405 - Increasing compensation, after July 1, 2012, of elected county officials and county commissioners for each class of county
HB 4406 - Allowing county commissions broad discretion in setting the salaries of county elected officials
HB 4465 - Requiring that counties protect liens filed by homeowners' associations in the event of a foreclosure
HB 4488 - Reforming, altering or modifying a county commission
HB 4548 - Authorizing county commissions to designate a local funeral home or EMS to transport bodies for purposes of postmortem examinations
HB 4567 - Permitting the Harrison county commission to levy a special district tax

Counties -- Courts and Officers (6 Bills)
HB 2040 - Increasing the number of magistrates in Jefferson County by one
HB 2515 - Relating to liens for assessments on common interest community real property
HB 2851 - Permitting surface owners to purchase the mineral interests that lay below the property when the mineral interest becomes subject to a tax lien
HB 3002 - Requiring the sheriff of a county to issue, upon request, a blue flashing warning light to the prosecuting attorney
HB 4317 - Relating to mentally ill persons
HB 4405 - Increasing compensation, after July 1, 2012, of elected county officials and county commissioners for each class of county

Counties (And Related Subheadings) (12 Bills)
HB 2016 - Providing general rules for all county and municipal referendum votes
HB 2366 - Dedicating five percent of coal severance tax to the county of origin
HB 2463 - Requiring an equal number of members from each magisterial district on county planning commissions
HB 2482 - Changing the way that the costs of incarcerating inmates in regional jails is collected
HB 4018 - Granting licensed real estate appraisers access to commercial or residential review documents
HB 4072 - Eliminating requirement for county boards of education to meet on the first Monday of July
HB 4073 - Increasing the amount of compensation a member of a county board of education may receive for attending certain meetings
HB 4305 - Relating to vacancies in offices of county commissioner, clerk of the county commission, clerk of the circuit court, prosecuting attorney, sheriff, assessor and surveyor
HB 4352 - Enacting zoning ordinances that regulate drilling and hydraulic fracturing activity
HB 4451 - Ensuring that county executive committees have control of designating the persons who serve as ballot commissioner
HB 4465 - Requiring that counties protect liens filed by homeowners' associations in the event of a foreclosure
HB 4467 - Reforming the school aide formula

Courts (And Related Subheadings) (3 Bills)
HB 2207 - Providing that accident report forms are conclusive as to the issue of the accident's cause, unless a court rules otherwise
HB 2224 - Notifying persons from out-of-state who issue worthless checks in this state and who, fail to pay the check and applicable fine or fail to appear in court, that a notice of their failure will be sent to the Division of Motor Vehicles
HB 2822 - Enabling creditors to collect upon their judgements from debtors who often attempt to defeat such judgments

Courts -- Circuit (7 Bills)
HB 2488 - Relating to the nonpartisan elections of justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and circuit court judges
HB 2923 - Relating to expungement of certain criminal convictions
HB 3041 - Protecting nonfamily or nonhousehold members from sexual offenses, stalking and harassment
HB 3127 - Increasing the fees charged by the clerk of the circuit court for medical professional liability actions
HB 4132 - Requiring the Department of Health and Human Resources to reimburse the circuit clerk of the county where involuntary commitment hearings are held for certain expenses
HB 4412 - Authorizing an additional circuit court judge for the twenty-third judicial circuit
HB 4458 - Adding a circuit court judge for the 5th Judicial Circuit

Courts -- Magistrate (17 Bills)
HB 2040 - Increasing the number of magistrates in Jefferson County by one
HB 2051 - Relating to electing magistrates by division
HB 2093 - Increasing the minimum number of magisterial districts in a county
HB 2225 - Providing that when a person from another state writes a worthless check in this state which results in a summons to appear in magistrate court but then fails to appear shall have his or her privilege to drive in this state revoked
HB 2251 - Increasing the salaries of magistrates who serve populations of eight thousand four hundred or more
HB 2463 - Requiring an equal number of members from each magisterial district on county planning commissions
HB 2465 - Requiring magistrate courts to maintain records relating to successful collection rates on judgements
HB 2510 - Permitting magistrates to carry concealed handguns without a permit
HB 2725 - Expanding the powers of the magistrate to prosecute for worthless checks beyond the strict limitations of NSF
HB 3041 - Protecting nonfamily or nonhousehold members from sexual offenses, stalking and harassment
HB 3142 - Increasing the allowable number of magistrate court deputy clerks by five
HB 3176 - Adding a magistrate to Monongalia County
HB 4030 - Prioritizing the payment of fees, costs, bonds, fines or other sums charged or assessed in magistrate courts in civil and criminal matters
HB 4131 - Creating a magistrate court deputy clerk for Mineral county
HB 4314 - Relating to the appointment of magistrates
HB 4392 - Compensating all state magistrates, magistrate assistants, magistrate court clerks equally
HB 4588 - Increasing the jurisdictional amount in controversy in Magistrate Courts

Courts -- Supreme Court (11 Bills)
HB 2488 - Relating to the nonpartisan elections of justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and circuit court judges
HB 3213 - Relating to the Community Corrections Performance Incentive
HB 4009 - Adding one family court judge to the twenty-third family court circuit
HB 4016 - Providing sources of revenue for the Supreme Court of Appeals Public Campaign Financing Fund
HB 4291 - Relating to county law libraries established by the Supreme Court of Appeals
HB 4292 - Authorizing the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to establish a reasonable fee of compensation for mental hygiene services
HB 4293 - Increasing the compensation caps for secretary-clerks and case coordinators in the family court
HB 4308 - Exempting supreme court justices and retired justices from the prohibitions against carrying concealed weapons
HB 4343 - Relating to the judicial retirement system
HB 4416 - Extending the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Public Campaign Financing Pilot Program
HB 4424 - Relating to modified mental hygiene procedures

Courts (And Related Subheadings) (27 Bills)
HB 2461 - Relating to the appointment of hearing officers for juvenile drug courts
HB 2521 - Eliminating the requirement of serving domestic violence orders by certified mail
HB 2526 - Providing for a death penalty and procedures and standards applicable thereto for commission of murder in the first degree
HB 2775 - Relating to writing worthless checks
HB 2839 - Reducing the number of jurors in criminal trials in municipal courts
HB 3041 - Protecting nonfamily or nonhousehold members from sexual offenses, stalking and harassment
HB 3128 - Relating to filing a civil petition for expungement of records relating to an arrest
HB 3132 - Requiring a judge's permission before a juror's information can be released
HB 3150 - Authorizing a new court to be known as the Intermediate Court of Appeals
HB 3173 - Amending and adding to divorce, distribution of property and child custody guidelines to take into consideration the presence of an autistic child
HB 3193 - Permitting persons who have been convicted of felonies to qualify for jury service
HB 3206 - Implementing evidence-based practices to reduce recidivism
HB 3212 - Requiring community corrections performance measurement standards for agencies responsible for supervising individuals placed on probation, serving a period of parole
HB 3257 - Relating to competency and criminal responsibility of persons charged or convicted of a crime
HB 3258 - Providing forensic evaluators with civil immunity for acts committed by the subject of the evaluation
HB 4009 - Adding one family court judge to the twenty-third family court circuit
HB 4019 - Increasing the effective period for domestic violence protective orders
HB 4084 - Relating to personal safety orders
HB 4307 - Clarifying that the practice and procedure for domestic violence civil proceedings are governed by court rule
HB 4317 - Relating to mentally ill persons
HB 4343 - Relating to the judicial retirement system
HB 4461 - Permitting a municipality to issue a citation for violation of external sanitation and common nuisance violations
HB 4515 - Relating to procedures for writs of execution, suggestions and suggestee executions relating to child support and spousal support, and increasing the statute of limitations
HB 4520 - Authorizing a family court judge to order a child to be taken into custody in emergency situations
HB 4521 - Permitting the restructuring of child support payments of an inmate who is released under certain circumstances
HB 4522 - Providing additional contempt powers for family court judges
HB 4648 - Implementing a domestic violence court pilot project

Creditors and Debtors (8 Bills)
HB 2049 - Prohibiting the use of a person's credit history in insurance transactions
HB 2319 - Prohibiting the use of a credit score in casualty insurance rate filings
HB 2332 - Providing a loan forgiveness program for nurses
HB 2374 - Providing standards for hospitals' charity care programs and bad debt collection programs
HB 2822 - Enabling creditors to collect upon their judgements from debtors who often attempt to defeat such judgments
HB 4098 - Providing a loan forgiveness program for dentists and hygienists
HB 4255 - Requiring regulated consumer lenders to provide a substantial benefit or a substantial benefit disclosure form for certain loans
HB 4276 - Ensuring that borrowers are provided accurate notice of their right to cure a default on any installment or other secured obligation

Crimes (And Related Subheadings) (9 Bills)
HB 2010 - Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act
HB 2068 - Relating to conditions of bond for defendants in cases of crimes between family or household members
HB 2077 - Providing a criminal penalty for transmitting bulk electronic mail messages which are unsolicited
HB 2129 - Providing for mandatory sentences for any person who shoots a police officer on duty
HB 2188 - Providing for the criminal offenses of home invasion in the first, second, third and fourth degrees
HB 2190 - Making it a criminal offense to disturb the peace
HB 2239 - Increasing the minimum prison sentence for a parent or guardian or custodian who abuses a child
HB 2311 - Creating the criminal offense of injury to a pregnant woman that results in miscarriage or stillbirth
HB 2315 - Relating to obscene, anonymous, harassing and threatening communications by computer

Crimes -- Alcohol and Drugs (6 Bills)
HB 2036 - Increasing penalties for exposing children to methamphetamine manufacturing
HB 2670 - Increasing the penalty for driving under the influence causing death
HB 2803 - Making it a felony to drive a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, controlled substance or other drug that causes serious bodily injury to another person
HB 4034 - Establishing prohibited acts relating to possession of controlled substances obtained from more than one health practitioner
HB 4048 - Relating to conduct and circumstances of child abuse
HB 4050 - Adding penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol

Crimes -- Felonies (16 Bills)
HB 2081 - Permitting the state to opt out of a federal statute that would otherwise not allow a state resident who has been convicted of a felony involving a controlled substance from receiving certain benefits
HB 2103 - Prohibiting a person convicted of any felony from holding public office
HB 2291 - Providing that identity theft is a felony if a person commits the crime with the intent to commit any other crime
HB 2313 - Relating to the insertion of language which defines acts of violence and makes its false reporting a felony
HB 2443 - Prohibiting wagering at animal fighting ventures and providing a felony criminal penalty
HB 2486 - Creating the felony offense of possession of one gram or more of cocaine
HB 2526 - Providing for a death penalty and procedures and standards applicable thereto for commission of murder in the first degree
HB 2553 - Subjecting certain inmates that commit first degree murder to capital punishment
HB 2735 - Creating a criminal felony offense of aggravated assault or battery of a child or a person who is mentally incapacitated
HB 2803 - Making it a felony to drive a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, controlled substance or other drug that causes serious bodily injury to another person
HB 2841 - Eliminating the third offense conviction of shoplifting and its corresponding felony penalty
HB 2858 - Requiring persons arrested for a felony to submit to a DNA sample
HB 3184 - Making property crimes valued at over $1,000 a felony
HB 3193 - Permitting persons who have been convicted of felonies to qualify for jury service
HB 4052 - Providing criminal penalties for the intentional defacement of public and private property due to graffiti
HB 4079 - Eliminating eligibility for parole for certain criminal offenses

Crimes -- Juveniles (7 Bills)
HB 2314 - Allowing for juveniles to be tried as adults for instances of child abuse resulting in bodily injury and child abuse which results in death
HB 2722 - Subjecting persons convicted of sexual crimes against a minor to "GPS" monitoring for life
HB 4242 - Establishing criminal penalties for failure to report a missing child by the child's custodian
HB 4243 - Relating to disclosure of sex offender registration to private elementary and secondary schools, and to higher education institutions
HB 4459 - Creating a juvenile sex offender registration
HB 4483 - Relating to sexting by minors
HB 4616 - Increasing parental liability for the willful, malicious or criminal acts of their juvenile children

Crimes -- Sexual Offenses (23 Bills)
HB 2048 - Eliminating good time for persons convicted of sex crimes involving minor children
HB 2158 - Increasing the penalties for sexual intercourse or sexual intrusion on incarcerated persons
HB 2226 - Requiring the DMV to notify the state police when a registered sex offender purchases, trades or registers a motor vehicle
HB 2418 - Prohibiting sex offenders from residing in certain areas and subjecting convicted sex offenders to global positional system monitoring
HB 2656 - Requiring persons incarcerated for sex offenses to register as such at the time they are incarcerated
HB 2689 - Requiring the Commissioner of Corrections to keep track of repeat offenses committed by persons convicted of sexual offenses against children
HB 2721 - Including additional information on the sex offender registry
HB 2722 - Subjecting persons convicted of sexual crimes against a minor to "GPS" monitoring for life
HB 2891 - Subjecting persons convicted of sexual crimes to "GPS" monitoring for the duration of their life
HB 3041 - Protecting nonfamily or nonhousehold members from sexual offenses, stalking and harassment
HB 3162 - Relating to polygraph examinations required as a condition of supervision for certain sex offenders
HB 3253 - Relating to forensic-medical examination services for victims of sexual offenses
HB 4010 - Requiring a convicted sex offender who volunteers for an organization whose volunteers have contact with minors to inform that organization of his or her conviction
HB 4065 - Relating to reporting suspected child abuse and neglect
HB 4240 - Adding to the list of persons mandated to report abuse and neglect of children
HB 4310 - Prohibiting sex offenders from living or working within one thousand feet of the outer perimeter of a school, child care facility, playground or a victim's home
HB 4407 - Providing for the seizure of assets and other real property used for the exploitation of children
HB 4445 - Creating the crime of soliciting a minor
HB 4459 - Creating a juvenile sex offender registration
HB 4483 - Relating to sexting by minors
HB 4485 - Requiring registration and updating to the sex offender registration
HB 4538 - Requiring a sex offender to be identified as such on his or her driver's license
HB 4618 - Providing for an extension of limitations to file a civil action for a claim of sexual abuse against a minor

Crimes (And Related Subheadings) (38 Bills)
HB 2181 - Requiring an automatic home confinement sentence for certain nonviolent misdemeanors
HB 2182 - Mandatory funding of community corrections programs
HB 2446 - Increasing the criminal penalties for assaults and batteries against athletic officials
HB 2490 - Prohibiting the use of a mobile communication device to engage in text messaging or additional technologies while operating a motor vehicle
HB 2526 - Providing for a death penalty and procedures and standards applicable thereto for commission of murder in the first degree
HB 2541 - Relating to the criminal offense of robbery and attempted robbery
HB 2725 - Expanding the powers of the magistrate to prosecute for worthless checks beyond the strict limitations of NSF
HB 2775 - Relating to writing worthless checks
HB 2841 - Eliminating the third offense conviction of shoplifting and its corresponding felony penalty
HB 2923 - Relating to expungement of certain criminal convictions
HB 3184 - Making property crimes valued at over $1,000 a felony
HB 3206 - Implementing evidence-based practices to reduce recidivism
HB 3257 - Relating to competency and criminal responsibility of persons charged or convicted of a crime
HB 3259 - Authorizing immediate discharge and transportation to a regional jail for aggressive and violent behavior of persons committed to state hospitals
HB 4052 - Providing criminal penalties for the intentional defacement of public and private property due to graffiti
HB 4053 - Relating to abduction, kidnapping and human trafficking
HB 4056 - Making it a felony to disarm or attempt to disarm correctional officers
HB 4100 - Creating new criminal offenses for the trafficking of persons, illegal aliens and involuntary servitude
HB 4105 - Establishing criminal penalties for the disruption of emergency communications by theft of equipment
HB 4106 - Relating to the registration of pawnbrokers
HB 4124 - Creating the criminal offense of online impersonation
HB 4130 - Creating the felony criminal offense of sale or purchase of a child
HB 4244 - Eliminating eligibility for parole for the offenses of abuse, neglect or death of an incapacitated adult, murder of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian by refusal to supply necessities
HB 4288 - Relating to the receipt and transfer of scrap metal
HB 4303 - Relating to electronic cash register automated sales suppression devices
HB 4318 - Updating the definition of computer in the commission of certain crimes
HB 4334 - West Virginia Civil and Criminal Forfeiture Act
HB 4337 - Creating misdemeanor offense of depriving rightful heir to possession of Civil War medals
HB 4356 - Creating the misdemeanor offense for child neglect resulting in a substantial risk of bodily injury
HB 4368 - Trafficking of illegal aliens
HB 4397 - Making it a crime for preventing an individual from calling emergency service personnel
HB 4436 - Issuing citations for the misdemeanor offense of unauthorized use of dumpsters
HB 4464 - Ensuring that persons convicted of felony, treason and bribery in an election are not allowed to run for any elective office
HB 4509 - Creating a misdemeanor offense for harassment of participants of neighborhood crime watch
HB 4587 - Including a clearer definition of hazing within West Virginia's antihazing statute
HB 4615 - Making trademark counterfeiting a crime
HB 4635 - Requiring persons giving testimony or providing information to the Legislature to attest to the truthfulness of the testimony
HB 4650 - Modifying criminal penalties for failing to report child abuse

Criminal Background Checks (4 Bills)
HB 2227 - Requiring background checks on applicants for residence in nursing homes and assisted living residences
HB 3031 - Authorizing professional licensing boards to obtain criminal history record checks
HB 4296 - Authorizing licensing boards to require applicants to submit to criminal background checks
HB 4507 - Relating to licenses to carry deadly weapons

Culture and History (3 Bills)
HB 2230 - Prohibiting the demolition of a historic structure prior to a review of and the issuance of a permit by the Commissioner of the Division of Culture and History
HB 2414 - Instituting a "Celebrate Freedom Week" and requiring the instruction in the study of the Declaration of Independence and other American historical documents
HB 2826 - Clarifying procedures for protection of graves and burial sites

Disabilities (24 Bills)
HB 2046 - Exempting from the sales and use tax special equipment installed in a motor vehicle for the use of a person with physical disabilities
HB 2107 - Excluding federal interest income when applying the income exclusion available to those sixty-five years of age or older and to persons permanently and totally disabled
HB 2277 - Relating to minimum grab bar standards for hotel and motel rooms that are specifically designated or intended for use by handicapped or disabled guests
HB 2349 - Establishing a funding source and programs for persons with traumatic brain injury
HB 2363 - Preventing a reduction in the annuity of a person who retires with disability retirement at age sixty-five
HB 2384 - Requiring the DHHR to provide matching funds for trust income disbursed to support autistic minors
HB 2411 - Excluding disability income received from a veteran for service related injuries from any calculation used to determine spousal support
HB 2415 - Relating to discounts at state parks for elderly and disabled persons
HB 2653 - Exempting disabled veterans from campground rental fees during certain times
HB 2683 - Providing for aged or disabled farmers to continue to receive the benefit of having their farm land appraised as farm property after they cease farming
HB 2831 - Issuing special registration plates allowing parking privileges for persons with mobility impairments
HB 2991 - Relating to the West Virginia Fair Housing Act
HB 3009 - Raising the maximum personal income tax exemption for persons over the age of sixty-five and for persons who are totally disabled
HB 3108 - Providing permanent total disability recipients annual cost-of-living allowances
HB 3221 - Community-Based Services Act
HB 3247 - Community-Based Services Act
HB 4238 - Establishing procedures for address confidentiality program participants on the special absentee voting list
HB 4346 - Exempting disabled veterans who have suffered a hundred percent total and permanent service-connected disability from state income tax
HB 4455 - Requiring that handicap restroom facilities and stalls in all colleges and universities be constructed with automatic doors
HB 4456 - Requiring a photograph on the removable handicap windshield placard
HB 4460 - Relating to license to operate a motor vehicle with bioptic telescope device
HB 4496 - Relating to qualifying for a disability annuity under the Teachers' Retirement System
HB 4557 - Reducing state income tax liability for certain retired public employees
HB 4590 - Providing that renewal of a Class G license to operate a motor vehicle with bioptic telescope device vision report requirement may be waived under certain circumstances

Domestic Relations (36 Bills)
HB 2067 - Providing that adultery shall be a bar to alimony in a divorce proceeding
HB 2068 - Relating to conditions of bond for defendants in cases of crimes between family or household members
HB 2138 - Providing for the payment of unemployment compensation when a person misses work due to domestic violence
HB 2204 - Relating to requirements for self-employed persons to participate in the Bureau of Child Support Enforcement's PayConnextion program
HB 2213 - Requiring notice of an abortion to be provided to the father of the unborn child
HB 2234 - Providing a procedure for disclosure of birth parents to an adoptee, in certain circumstances
HB 2237 - West Virginia Child Advocate for the Protection of Children Act
HB 2290 - Uniform Premarital Agreement Act
HB 2322 - Creating and issuing certificates recognizing the termination of marriage
HB 2406 - Relating to the designation of a primary guardian for a minor child
HB 2411 - Excluding disability income received from a veteran for service related injuries from any calculation used to determine spousal support
HB 2432 - Establishing a bill of rights for children in foster care
HB 2434 - Establishing a bill of rights for foster parents
HB 2521 - Eliminating the requirement of serving domestic violence orders by certified mail
HB 2808 - Reducing from six months to three months the period of delinquency for failure to meet an obligation to pay support to a minor
HB 3133 - Removing the statute of limitations in child and spousal support cases
HB 3140 - Providing for the interception of insurance settlement claims by the Bureau for Child Support Enforcement for past-due support
HB 3173 - Amending and adding to divorce, distribution of property and child custody guidelines to take into consideration the presence of an autistic child
HB 3217 - Allowing an adoptee who was a minor at the time of entry of an order of adoption to dissent at any time after the adoption
HB 3236 - Relating to child abuse and neglect
HB 4019 - Increasing the effective period for domestic violence protective orders
HB 4042 - Clarifying when the enforcement of firearms possession prohibition can occur after a domestic violence protective order is issued
HB 4282 - Providing that adultery is a bar to alimony in a divorce proceeding
HB 4307 - Clarifying that the practice and procedure for domestic violence civil proceedings are governed by court rule
HB 4441 - Removing driver and commercial driver licenses from the identified licenses which may be revoked when in arrearage on child support
HB 4515 - Relating to procedures for writs of execution, suggestions and suggestee executions relating to child support and spousal support, and increasing the statute of limitations
HB 4521 - Permitting the restructuring of child support payments of an inmate who is released under certain circumstances
HB 4523 - Relating to the Bureau for Child Support enforcement and reporting employment and income of an independent contractor
HB 4524 - Requiring certain insurance companies to participate in information data matches with the Bureau of Child Support Enforcement
HB 4546 - Including adult siblings of an adoptee in the mutual consent voluntary adoption registry
HB 4553 - Reducing adjusted gross income tax for fifty percent of child support payments made, and increase adjusted gross income tax for fifty percent of child support payment received
HB 4569 - Creating a state recognized status for civil unions
HB 4579 - Providing that visitation to a grandparent shall consist of a minimum of one visit a month
HB 4605 - Providing a premarital education option to applicants for marriage licenses
HB 4612 - Relating to automatic revocation of a will upon legal separation and excluding from the definition of "surviving spouse"
HB 4648 - Implementing a domestic violence court pilot project

Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia (23 Bills)
HB 2069 - Relating to the creation and implementation of drug-free workplaces in coal mines
HB 2152 - Establishing threshold quantities of certain controlled substances to trigger prima facie evidence of intent to deliver if possessed by an individual
HB 2201 - Relating to drug and alcohol free mines
HB 2381 - Prohibiting the establishment of methadone treatment programs and clinics except those operated by comprehensive community mental health centers
HB 2408 - Relating to treatment for drug and alcohol addiction
HB 2461 - Relating to the appointment of hearing officers for juvenile drug courts
HB 2486 - Creating the felony offense of possession of one gram or more of cocaine
HB 2668 - Requiring health care providers to release unemancipated minor's medical records for drug testing to a parent or legal guardian without written consent from minor
HB 2794 - Requiring that when a controlled substance is dispensed by mail or delivery service the recipient of the controlled substance be over eighteen years of age
HB 2828 - Prohibiting the establishment of new methadone treatment programs and clinics except for programs operated as community health centers and requiring all community health center methadone programs to monitor patient's pharmacy registry
HB 2965 - Implementing drug testing for legislators of the State of West Virginia and for applicants and recipients of temporary assistance for needy families cash benefits
HB 3079 - Implementing random drug testing for recipients of temporary assistance for needy families cash benefits and for legislators
HB 4285 - Adding the county sheriff, or his or her designee, to those law-enforcement officials who are granted access to certain confidential pharmaceutical information
HB 4404 - Requiring holders of graduated driver's licenses to pass drug tests
HB 4466 - Creating a drug testing program for applicants and recipients of temporary assistance for needy families cash benefits
HB 4469 - Implementing drug testing for legislators
HB 4471 - Relating to the controlled substances monitoring
HB 4490 - Providing that a plant based substance or biological organism determined to provide any potential medical benefit may not be designated or rescheduled as a Class I or II controlled substance
HB 4491 - Relating to the uniformed controlled substances act
HB 4498 - Compassionate Use Act for Medical Cannabis
HB 4596 - Relating to the remediation and disclosure of clandestine drug laboratories
HB 4601 - Authorizing the West Virginia National Guard to participate in a federal asset forfeiture or sharing program
HB 4606 - Defining and removing definitions in the Methamphetamine Laboratory Eradication Act

Economic Development (16 Bills)
HB 2210 - Small Business Development Incentive Program for Internal Growth Act
HB 2254 - Authorizing excess funds in the courtesy Patrol Fund to be transferred back to the Tourism Promotion Fund
HB 2422 - Creative Communities Development Act
HB 2440 - Allowing the Division of Energy to develop an energy related public relations campaign focused on educating the Washington, D.C. area and the federal government about West Virginia coal
HB 2795 - Jobs Impact Statement Act
HB 2862 - Allowing a deduction for all capital expenditures from the corporate net income tax
HB 3040 - Twenty-First Century Business Technologies Property Valuation Act
HB 3203 - Creating a fund within the council for community and economic development to assist communities with strategic and feasibility plans
HB 4015 - Creating the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs
HB 4017 - Relating to arts, entertainment and enterprise districts
HB 4086 - Designating certain property as a qualified capital addition to a manufacturing facility
HB 4290 - Keep Jobs in West Virginia Act
HB 4373 - Save West Virginia Call Center Jobs Act
HB 4437 - Permitting certain ski resorts to be limited gaming facilities
HB 4547 - Creating the West Virginia Innovation Free-Trade Business Technology Property Valuation Act and the West Virginia Innovation Free-Trade Tax Credit Act
HB 4564 - Creating of county endowment funds

Education (And Related Subheadings) (27 Bills)
HB 2003 - Giving state institutions of higher education more flexibility in the planning and operation of their schools
HB 2005 - Extending the provisions of the Higher Education Flexibility Act
HB 2023 - Requiring that transportation to and from school be provided for each child that needs or desires transportation
HB 2108 - Requiring that the State School Board ensure that no class size for grades seven through twelve be greater than twenty-five students to every one teacher
HB 2112 - Reforming the school aid formula by reducing the regular levy deducted from county boards of education
HB 2118 - Prohibiting individual county board of education members from acting on behalf of the board in an individual capacity unless authorized by law
HB 2128 - Relating to itinerant status for school service personnel
HB 2130 - Providing a salary supplement for providers of medicaid eligible services in the public schools
HB 2191 - Allowing parents or the school to serve sweets during the holidays if the school receives parental or guardian consent
HB 2197 - Allowing guidance counselors to compete equally for all guidance counselor positions
HB 2211 - Providing county boards of education may study the economic feasibility of exercising an option of engaging in cooperative agreements with local public or regional transit authorities to transport students
HB 2217 - Allowing certain county boards of education to operate their schools on a four-day school week
HB 2220 - Consolidating purchasing by county boards of education
HB 2221 - Providing nonsupervisory employees of the West Virginia State Board of Education with the same protections against summary dismissal as are applicable to employees of county boards of education
HB 2249 - Prohibiting the use of calculators for teaching purposes in grades K through eight
HB 2256 - Relating to approval of a student for homebound services and their rights
HB 2257 - Authorizing and encouraging county boards of education to share services of central office administrative personnel
HB 2285 - Directing the State Board of Education to determine what principal and teacher reports are unnecessary
HB 2323 - The Family Education Tax Credit Act
HB 2353 - Allowing the State Superintendent of Schools to designate certain geographical areas as a "School Choice Zone"
HB 2354 - Giving local authorities the authority to decrease the speed limit on streets and highways where school buses travel in its jurisdiction
HB 2355 - Allowing state employees to take paid leave to attend parent-teacher conference for their children
HB 2356 - Requiring county boards of education to employ a certified library media specialist in each county school
HB 2676 - Exempting county school boards of education school buses from paying tolls for transit over the West Virginia Turnpike or any parkways authority project
HB 2680 - Prohibiting school employees from promoting abortion
HB 2736 - Exempting construction performed on behalf of educational authorities from prevailing wage requirements
HB 2783 - Providing a two-tiered personal income tax credit to parents or legal guardians who provide home or private, primary or secondary education for their children

Education -- Colleges & Universities (33 Bills)
HB 2003 - Giving state institutions of higher education more flexibility in the planning and operation of their schools
HB 2005 - Extending the provisions of the Higher Education Flexibility Act
HB 2018 - Creating the Higher Education Merit Screening Advisory Committee
HB 2041 - Allowing for more teachers to be reimbursed for approved course work
HB 2052 - Providing a loan forgiveness program for nurses, social workers, dentists and hygienists
HB 2100 - Including Salem International University as an eligible institution and modifying provisions regarding eligible higher education institutions receiving PROMISE scholarship funds
HB 2106 - Allowing a tax deduction for all prepaid tuition contracts or college savings plan
HB 2215 - Exempting undergraduate students attending state colleges or universities for the first two years postgraduation, from the payment of state income tax
HB 2280 - Relating to redemption or repayment of PROMISE scholarship funds when a student drops or withdraws from classes
HB 2324 - Special Needs Scholarship Program
HB 2334 - Allowing teachers who graduated from colleges and universities that are not accredited by associations recognized in West Virginia, to obtain a teaching certificate based on their certification in another state
HB 2389 - Setting compensation standards for classified employees who work overtime on weekends or holidays
HB 2394 - Protecting academic speech of professional educators
HB 2508 - Providing for a credit against the West Virginia personal income tax liability in the amount of payments made on student loans
HB 2723 - Protecting academic freedom in higher education
HB 2771 - Stay Home in West Virginia and Work Tax Incentive
HB 2825 - Relating to tuition and fee waivers for members of the West Virginia State Police to attend a college or university
HB 2920 - Establishing a tax credit for graduates of a higher education institution
HB 3055 - Retaining nursing educators
HB 3104 - Creating the Non-resident Medical Student Tuition Regularization Program
HB 4078 - Extending certain deadlines for mandated actions regarding higher education personnel
HB 4122 - Relating to alternative programs for teacher education
HB 4126 - Authorizing legislative rules for the Higher Education Policy Commission and Council for Community and Technical College Education
HB 4311 - Adding $20 million to the West Virginia Research Trust Fund
HB 4455 - Requiring that handicap restroom facilities and stalls in all colleges and universities be constructed with automatic doors
HB 4475 - Reducing federal adjusted gross income for recent graduates of higher education institutions
HB 4511 - Creating the Shale Research, Education, Policy and Economic Development Center at West Virginia University
HB 4587 - Including a clearer definition of hazing within West Virginia's antihazing statute
HB 4589 - Establishing the West Virginia Board of Veteran Education and Support
HB 4597 - Permitting volunteer firefighters to automatically qualify for Promise Scholarships
HB 4608 - Relating to the powers and duties of Higher Education Policy Commission
HB 4620 - Modifying the restriction on the number of terms that a chairperson of an institutional governing board of higher education may serve
HB 4645 - Changing the membership requirements for a board of governors

Education -- Courses, Programs & Testing (13 Bills)
HB 2002 - Relating to the denial of course credits for unexcused absences in school
HB 2041 - Allowing for more teachers to be reimbursed for approved course work
HB 2100 - Including Salem International University as an eligible institution and modifying provisions regarding eligible higher education institutions receiving PROMISE scholarship funds
HB 2126 - Exempting children receiving an exemption from compulsory school attendance in favor of church school from standardized testing requirement
HB 2134 - Requiring all high schools include in their health classes a course in fetal development
HB 2302 - Providing an annual $5,000 bonus to teachers of advanced placement math and science classes
HB 2478 - Charter Schools Act
HB 2797 - Requiring the accumulation of one and one-half years of instruction in the study of the Declaration of Independence and other founding American historical documents, including the Bill of Rights, before high school graduation
HB 2889 - Creating the "Jason Flatt Act of 2011"
HB 4020 - Recognizing outstanding students who are top scorers on certain statewide tests
HB 4101 - Authorizing teacher-in-residence programs for certain prospective teachers in lieu of student teaching
HB 4323 - Permitting the issuance of a barrister's certificate to teach course specific curricula in public schools
HB 4591 - Establishing a pilot program for school age expectant mothers

Education -- Retirement (6 Bills)
HB 2033 - Repealing the one hundred forty day limitation that a retired school teacher may teach in public schools
HB 2333 - Allowing the purchase of service credit in the State Teachers Retirement System for temporary employment under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA)
HB 2359 - Increasing benefits of retired state personnel and retired teachers
HB 2376 - Relating to the Public Employees Retirement System and the Teachers Retirement System; and providing a one-time supplement for annuitants and survivor beneficiaries after being retired five consecutive years
HB 2412 - Providing a one-time bonus payable in July of every year for retired public school teachers and state retirees
HB 2719 - Providing a cost-of-living provision for certain persons retired under the Teachers Retirement System

Education -- Salaries, Classifications, Leave (32 Bills)
HB 2053 - Providing paid childbirth leave for higher education personnel
HB 2060 - Requiring schools to post and make available to the public the schedules of teachers and staff
HB 2078 - Raising the county board of education pay to that of the county commissioners
HB 2099 - Relating to the minimum salaries of teachers based on years experience and level of education
HB 2127 - Providing full daily rate of pay for substitute teachers if they have in excess of ten instructional days in the same school year
HB 2128 - Relating to itinerant status for school service personnel
HB 2143 - Salary increases for school service employees based upon residential housing costs
HB 2147 - Relating to the use of personal leave days by a surviving spouse of a deceased employee of a school board
HB 2154 - Establishing school service personnel class title and pay grade for the positions of "Administrative Assistant" and "Legal Secretary"
HB 2167 - Relating to the hiring of substitute service personnel by county school boards
HB 2195 - Increasing salary increments paid to principals and assistant principals
HB 2197 - Allowing guidance counselors to compete equally for all guidance counselor positions
HB 2253 - Providing additional state minimum salary for certain teachers
HB 2304 - Relating to the employment and compensation of school service personnel
HB 2321 - Giving teachers credit toward the pay scale for completing an accredited seminary
HB 2329 - Reimbursing teachers for recertification fees
HB 2334 - Allowing teachers who graduated from colleges and universities that are not accredited by associations recognized in West Virginia, to obtain a teaching certificate based on their certification in another state
HB 2338 - Relating to the employment and compensation of school service personnel
HB 2500 - Relating to school personnel
HB 2669 - Relating to persons who do not qualify for professional certificates who are issued certificates to serve in the public schools as athletic coaches
HB 2726 - Giving all school personnel, including teachers and service personnel and retired teachers a raise
HB 3059 - Relating to teacher pay rate for work assignment outside regular school day or beyond a contracted employment period
HB 3211 - Adding school social workers to the list of professional personnel who may receive salary supplement and educational expense reimbursement
HB 4027 - Relating to providing salary equity supplement payments to teachers and service personnel
HB 4054 - Changing how the public school support foundation allowance is determined
HB 4070 - Changing the basis for paying the county salary supplement equivalent pay rate for division of rehabilitation teachers
HB 4119 - Providing a definition for an athletic director who is employed by a county board of education
HB 4122 - Relating to alternative programs for teacher education
HB 4236 - Relating to exclusions from the definition of professional personnel for evaluation purposes
HB 4435 - Increasing the educational increment for school service personnel
HB 4470 - Relating to the State Board of Education
HB 4655 - Relating to school service personnel certification

Education (And Related Subheadings) (58 Bills)
HB 2063 - Requiring elementary students to have access to a certified library media specialist, art specialist, music specialist and physical education specialist
HB 2131 - Setting standards for assignment of high school athletic directors
HB 2164 - Relating to public school support computation of local share
HB 2329 - Reimbursing teachers for recertification fees
HB 2349 - Establishing a funding source and programs for persons with traumatic brain injury
HB 2394 - Protecting academic speech of professional educators
HB 2435 - Allowing the school building authority to designate money for the building of playgrounds
HB 2446 - Increasing the criminal penalties for assaults and batteries against athletic officials
HB 2478 - Charter Schools Act
HB 2483 - Authorizing public school teachers to purchase one personal computer and related devices per year from the state contract for use outside the classroom
HB 2500 - Relating to school personnel
HB 2976 - Exempting barbers with twenty or more years of experience from continuing education requirements
HB 3035 - Preventing teachers from being assigned additional responsibilities during planning period
HB 3048 - Requiring public schools to institute mandatory recycling programs
HB 3051 - The Parent Empowerment and Choice Act
HB 3069 - Returning funding levels of regional educational service agencies to original levels
HB 3135 - Decreasing the student to teacher ratio in kindergarten through sixth grades
HB 3148 - Relating to residency requirements for persons appointed as campus police officers
HB 3189 - Clarifying that the Legislature is the sole authority regarding compulsory immunizations
HB 4014 - Creating the "Jason Flatt Act of 2012"
HB 4031 - Requiring kindergarten programs be provided for children who have attained the age of five prior to the August 1 school year
HB 4055 - Creating a separate category within the Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program
HB 4059 - Relating to educational benefits for dependents of deceased or disabled veterans
HB 4072 - Eliminating requirement for county boards of education to meet on the first Monday of July
HB 4073 - Increasing the amount of compensation a member of a county board of education may receive for attending certain meetings
HB 4101 - Authorizing teacher-in-residence programs for certain prospective teachers in lieu of student teaching
HB 4122 - Relating to alternative programs for teacher education
HB 4125 - Correcting date for schools to send notice to parents alerting them to the existence of the school's crisis response plan
HB 4128 - Allowing the mascot of Parkersburg South High School to carry a musket on school grounds when the mascot is acting in his or her official capacity
HB 4235 - Allowing flexibility within county school systems
HB 4236 - Relating to exclusions from the definition of professional personnel for evaluation purposes
HB 4243 - Relating to disclosure of sex offender registration to private elementary and secondary schools, and to higher education institutions
HB 4270 - Providing that a member of the service personnel in the system may be hired as a coach when there is no qualified teacher in the system
HB 4299 - Authorizing a county board of education to use the services of a bus operator from another county in certain circumstances
HB 4309 - Clarifying that a child who is physically healthy and presumed safe is a neglected child if the child is habitually absent from school
HB 4333 - Relating to the School Building Authority
HB 4370 - Reforming the school aid formula
HB 4378 - Exempting barbers licensed in West Virginia for thirty years or more from continuing education requirements
HB 4388 - Relating to the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology
HB 4411 - Requiring parents who object to immunizations to provide a written statement to that effect
HB 4433 - Modifying the criteria for awarding high school diplomas to certain veterans
HB 4442 - Requiring automated external defibrillators in public schools
HB 4454 - Adopting policies to promote school attendance
HB 4467 - Reforming the school aide formula
HB 4470 - Relating to the State Board of Education
HB 4492 - Requiring certain licensees to take continuing education in green building
HB 4494 - Continuing education requirement of building code inspectors
HB 4536 - Relating to compulsory school attendance
HB 4545 - Relating to date changes for notice of transfer or dismissal of school personnel
HB 4554 - Accepting additional students for enrollment in early childhood education programs
HB 4570 - Changing the student-school nurse staffing ratio
HB 4577 - Requiring that protective fencing be placed along railroad lines operating adjacent to public schools
HB 4583 - Changing certain deadlines associated with the termination, resignation and transfer of school personnel
HB 4591 - Establishing a pilot program for school age expectant mothers
HB 4593 - Allowing for the participation of home schooled students in certain secondary school activities
HB 4594 - Requiring inclusion of science fiction reading material in certain existing middle school and high school courses
HB 4625 - Relating to the school access safety act
HB 4653 - Relating to public school support computation of local share

Elected Officials (4 Bills)
HB 4258 - Creating a procedure by which the Governor or other elected member of the Board of Public Works can declare themselves disabled or unavailable
HB 4305 - Relating to vacancies in offices of county commissioner, clerk of the county commission, clerk of the circuit court, prosecuting attorney, sheriff, assessor and surveyor
HB 4405 - Increasing compensation, after July 1, 2012, of elected county officials and county commissioners for each class of county
HB 4406 - Allowing county commissions broad discretion in setting the salaries of county elected officials

Elections (49 Bills)
HB 2016 - Providing general rules for all county and municipal referendum votes
HB 2051 - Relating to electing magistrates by division
HB 2091 - Prohibiting a cheif deputy sheriff from engaging in certain political activities
HB 2103 - Prohibiting a person convicted of any felony from holding public office
HB 2202 - Providing for removal and election of Public Service Commissioners
HB 2228 - Providing that a county commission may establish a program for transfer of development rights without the requirement for an election
HB 2235 - Providing an election to allow resident homeowners, sixty-five years old or older, to defer the payment of property tax increases to their residential property
HB 2300 - Abolishing the one-vote straight ticket voting in all general and special elections within West Virginia
HB 2378 - Agreement among the states to elect the president by national popular vote
HB 2393 - Providing that parties advocating passage or defeat of a public question by referendum vote are subject to reporting requirements
HB 2417 - Requiring write-in candidates for public office to pay a filing fee
HB 2444 - Using voter registration figures to determine the placement of political parties on the general election ballot
HB 2481 - Relating to elections
HB 2488 - Relating to the nonpartisan elections of justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and circuit court judges
HB 2497 - Relating to the nonpartisan elections of Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, Attorney General and Commissioner of Agriculture and justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
HB 2533 - Requiring the identities of signatories to a certificate for a person seeking ballot access to be made public and verified
HB 2749 - Allowing a Class IV Town be allowed to create their own charter
HB 3001 - Lengthening the period for voter registration
HB 3065 - Relating to the eligibility requirements, processes, and assistance of absentee voting, and early in person voting
HB 3103 - Amending recount procedures
HB 3107 - Implementing an agreement among the states to elect the President and Vice President by national popular vote
HB 3175 - Requiring a popular vote of the residents of the county affected by a proposed initial rate or a proposed increase of any rate or tolls
HB 3219 - Requiring a voter to present an identifying document which contains the name, address and a photograph of that person
HB 3248 - Allowing political parties to obtain ballot access by expanding the scope of the definition of political party
HB 4016 - Providing sources of revenue for the Supreme Court of Appeals Public Campaign Financing Fund
HB 4021 - Relating to emergency powers of the Secretary of State
HB 4080 - Redistricting of the House of Delegates into one hundred single member districts after the 2020 census
HB 4081 - Providing petitioners to referendums, elections or any other ballot issue be afforded the same privacy rights as voters
HB 4238 - Establishing procedures for address confidentiality program participants on the special absentee voting list
HB 4257 - Providing late voter registration opportunities to individuals covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Act of 1986
HB 4279 - Permitting municipalities to stagger the terms of elected officers
HB 4295 - Amending recount procedures
HB 4302 - Requiring the voter to mark the location necessary to indicate that a write-in vote is to be cast
HB 4305 - Relating to vacancies in offices of county commissioner, clerk of the county commission, clerk of the circuit court, prosecuting attorney, sheriff, assessor and surveyor
HB 4342 - Relating to the preparation and sale of voter registration lists
HB 4385 - Requiring that advertising must identify candidates' party affiliation
HB 4387 - Relating to voting procedures
HB 4402 - Relating to election complaint procedure
HB 4403 - Changing the filing deadline for certified write-in candidates
HB 4408 - Allowing for greater utilization of the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS)
HB 4409 - Relating to primary elections and nominating procedures
HB 4416 - Extending the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Public Campaign Financing Pilot Program
HB 4451 - Ensuring that county executive committees have control of designating the persons who serve as ballot commissioner
HB 4452 - Relating to the maintenance of voter registration lists and related records
HB 4464 - Ensuring that persons convicted of felony, treason and bribery in an election are not allowed to run for any elective office
HB 4480 - Clarifying eligibility requirements to register and to vote
HB 4487 - Conforming the code to federal requirements for the provision of Presidential office ballots to registered voters moving from the state
HB 4506 - Relating to absentee ballot fraud
HB 4526 - Eliminating straight ticket voting

Emergency Services (11 Bills)
HB 2273 - Requiring paramedics to be on site at coal mines
HB 2310 - Establishing a program for reprogramming cellular telephones and distributing to seniors for making emergency calls
HB 2391 - Making it a misdemeanor to make more than three separate calls to 911 for nonemergency health concerns
HB 2690 - Reverting the 911 fee on wireless telephones from three dollars to seventy-five cents
HB 2982 - Limiting the liability of military personnel who respond to local emergencies and calls for assistance
HB 4028 - Authorizing the temporary suspension of certification of emergency medical service personnel without a hearing or prior notice if there is probable cause
HB 4032 - Providing immunity from civil liability hospital volunteers who in good faith render emergency care at a hospital
HB 4039 - Prohibiting the disruption of emergency communications by sabotage
HB 4105 - Establishing criminal penalties for the disruption of emergency communications by theft of equipment
HB 4397 - Making it a crime for preventing an individual from calling emergency service personnel
HB 4444 - Relating to commercial mobile radio service providers

Eminent Domain (2 Bills)
HB 2823 - Increasing any award of just compensation to a property owner for eminent domain takings by nongovernment entities
HB 4384 - Providing a commercial property owner the ability to have the property appraised by an MAI appraisal prior to condemnation proceedings

Energy (23 Bills)
HB 2025 - West Virginia Energy Efficiency Act
HB 2401 - Renewable Portfolio Standards Sustainable Energy Act
HB 2740 - Making covenants that restrict the installation or use of solar energy systems unenforceable
HB 2741 - Exempting the construction or addition of active solar energy systems from real and personal property taxation
HB 2786 - Allowing a credit against state personal income tax for the purchase of a new wood or pellet stove
HB 2810 - Relating to interconnection and net-metering of customer-generators of renewable energy
HB 2915 - Repealing certain sections of the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Act
HB 3088 - West Virginia Energy Efficiency Act
HB 3129 - Creating and implementing a fund to encourage the development and use of renewable forms of energy
HB 4044 - Energy Efficient Building Act
HB 4066 - Relating to ground water contamination and spills associated with the stimulation of wells using the fracking process
HB 4067 - Requiring a driller or owner of a natural gas well who contaminates a groundwater aquifer to remediate the aquifer until it meets the standards of the Clean Water Act
HB 4116 - Relating to liquefied petroleum gas-consuming equipment and appliances
HB 4129 - Reallocating and dedicating three percent of oil and gas severance tax revenues to the oil and gas producing counties of origin
HB 4265 - Requiring flowback plans for all work on oil and gas wells
HB 4266 - Requiring the posting of material data safety sheets and documentation of fracking fluid components
HB 4267 - Studying the environmental and health impacts of shale gas development
HB 4316 - Prohibiting underground injection of coal slurry in new permits or modifications and renewals
HB 4347 - Requiring persons who are not members of the American Association of Professional Landmen to have two years or more of experience in contracting for oil and gas leases
HB 4363 - Relating to energy efficiency for electric and gas utilities and their customers
HB 4632 - Creating the Energy Intensive Industrial Consumers Revitalization Tax Credit Act
HB 4641 - Awarding credits for use of alternative and renewable energy resources
HB 4646 - Requiring electric utilities to implement integrated resource plans

Environmental Protection (33 Bills)
HB 2024 - Green Buildings Act
HB 2056 - West Virginia Renewable Energy Act
HB 2153 - Requiring the Department of Environmental Protection to remediate any waste tire pile in the state consisting of more than twenty-five tires
HB 2160 - Authorizing incentives for energy conservation by electric utilities
HB 2163 - Creating a mandatory grace period for the payment of water and sewer bills
HB 2170 - Requiring all final actions by the Department of Environmental Protection regarding coal mine permits to be completed within six months
HB 2172 - Relating to the Department of Environmental Protection
HB 2183 - Qualifying children for the West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program
HB 2401 - Renewable Portfolio Standards Sustainable Energy Act
HB 2404 - Relating to air pollution control
HB 2440 - Allowing the Division of Energy to develop an energy related public relations campaign focused on educating the Washington, D.C. area and the federal government about West Virginia coal
HB 2554 - Intrastate Coal and Use Act
HB 2814 - Establishing a returnable beverage container deposit program
HB 2834 - Relating to water pollution control
HB 2940 - Requiring liners in all new surface coal-waste impoundments and requiring regulations relating to the planning, constructing and maintenance of the liners
HB 3042 - Relating to the regulation of oil and gas wells
HB 3048 - Requiring public schools to institute mandatory recycling programs
HB 3254 - Adding oil and gas facilities, wells, pipelines and tanks to the coordinated statewide program of air pollution prevention
HB 4049 - Requiring the Department of Environmental Protection to maintain an Office of Internal Auditing
HB 4108 - Authorizing the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection to regulate environmental sampling by legislative rule
HB 4265 - Requiring flowback plans for all work on oil and gas wells
HB 4266 - Requiring the posting of material data safety sheets and documentation of fracking fluid components
HB 4267 - Studying the environmental and health impacts of shale gas development
HB 4319 - Modifying the Department of Environmental Protection's requirements to inventory emissions of greenhouse gases and eliminating unneeded provisions
HB 4320 - Relating to the settlement of violations of the Hazardous Waste Management Act by consent agreements
HB 4383 - Allowing an affected water intake owner to waive the one-half mile zone requirement contained in water quality standards
HB 4518 - Establishing a procedure to determine compliance with the biologic component of the narrative water quality standard
HB 4571 - Imposing advanced recovery fees on consumers for the purchase of electronic devices
HB 4598 - Prohibiting the use of single-use plastic bags by stores
HB 4609 - Clarifying that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection does not assume a mine operator's obligations or liabilities under the Water Pollution Control Act
HB 4624 - Abolishing the Solid Waste Management Board
HB 4631 - Relating to dual liner requirements
HB 4643 - Removing the prohibition against the disposal of electronic devices in solid waste landfills

Estates and Trusts (7 Bills)
HB 2212 - Permitting deed of trust or mortgage interest paid on a taxpayers' personal residences to be used for personal income tax purposes
HB 2406 - Relating to the designation of a primary guardian for a minor child
HB 2685 - Providing an exemption from estate taxes and the Consumers Sales and Service Tax for certain expenses of any infant who dies before reaching one year of age
HB 3266 - Uniform Power of Attorney Act
HB 4337 - Creating misdemeanor offense of depriving rightful heir to possession of Civil War medals
HB 4457 - Eliminating the real property tax on nonproducing mineral estates
HB 4612 - Relating to automatic revocation of a will upon legal separation and excluding from the definition of "surviving spouse"

Ethics (4 Bills)
HB 2297 - Requiring lobbyists to disclose compensation agreements for each registered employer
HB 2846 - Prohibiting elected or appointed officials from using public funds to purchase, distribute or disseminate certain items and publications
HB 2848 - Relating to ethical guidelines for members of professional licensing boards
HB 3167 - Limiting elected or appointed officials from placing their name or likeness on trinkets paid for with public funds

Fire Fighting and Prevention (25 Bills)
HB 2006 - Providing a rebuttable presumption that a firefighter has developed a pulmonary disease or sustained a cardiovascular injury
HB 2047 - Establishing a lottery scratch-off game for the benefit of West Virginia firefighters
HB 2079 - Relating to the Fire Prevention and Control Act
HB 2085 - Providing meetings and conference rights for members of municipal fire departments
HB 2187 - Including volunteer firefighters within the Public Employees Insurance Act
HB 2286 - Providing discounted motor registration fees for members of volunteer fire departments
HB 2341 - Relating to meeting and conference rights for members of police or fire departments employed by political subdivisions
HB 2473 - Clarifying that fire chiefs working with paid and volunteer fire departments are employees that are provided immunity under the Governmental Tort Claims
HB 2684 - Permitting members of volunteer fire departments to participate in the state's public employees insurance plan
HB 2727 - Providing an exemption from gross income for certain members of volunteer fire departments
HB 2751 - Clarifying that fire chiefs and their duly appointed officers are provided immunity under the Governmental Tort Claims and Insurance Reform Act
HB 2894 - Changing surcharge on fire and casualty insurance policies to one percent and dedicating the money to volunteer and part-volunteer fire departments
HB 3027 - Authorizing the sale of prohibited fireworks
HB 3056 - Eliminating the reporting requirement for public fire departments of nonfire incidents
HB 4029 - Relating to training requirements of certain members of volunteer fire departments
HB 4107 - Relating to volunteer firefighter training
HB 4114 - Providing a grace period for volunteer fire companies or departments to comply with submission of data in order to meet eligibility requirements to receive allocations from municipal pensions and protection fund
HB 4264 - Including training and education in fire rescue as part of the legislative rulemaking
HB 4396 - West Virginia Fire, EMS and Law-Enforcement Officer Survivor Benefit Act
HB 4410 - Allowing the State Fire Marshal to be appointed by the Governor
HB 4434 - Relating to carbon monoxide detectors
HB 4533 - Allowing county fire companies and departments to charge reasonable reimbursement fees
HB 4535 - Providing a rebuttable presumption that a volunteer firefighter has developed a pulmonary disease or sustained a cardiovascular injury for workers' compensation benefits
HB 4585 - Exempting volunteer fire departments from the definition of "public authority" if they are constructing a facility to replace one that has been destroyed
HB 4597 - Permitting volunteer firefighters to automatically qualify for Promise Scholarships

Firearms (25 Bills)
HB 2129 - Providing for mandatory sentences for any person who shoots a police officer on duty
HB 2229 - Limiting the purchase of handguns to one gun per month
HB 2335 - Allowing mental hygiene commissioners to carry concealed weapons
HB 2457 - Permitting those individuals who have been issued concealed weapons permits to keep loaded firearms in their motor vehicles on the State Capitol Complex grounds
HB 2510 - Permitting magistrates to carry concealed handguns without a permit
HB 2541 - Relating to the criminal offense of robbery and attempted robbery
HB 2705 - West Virginia Firearms Freedom Act
HB 3085 - Including oral or written inquiry of a patient about possession, ownership or storage of firearms as a reason for invoking disciplinary proceedings against physicians
HB 3093 - Clarifying language relating to offenses occurring at the State Capitol
HB 3153 - Exempting of certain public safety training courses from payment of consumer sales tax
HB 3237 - Allowing an honorable military discharge to be an acceptable form of training for a West Virginia concealed handgun permit
HB 3255 - Relating to exceptions as to prohibitions against carrying concealed deadly weapons
HB 4042 - Clarifying when the enforcement of firearms possession prohibition can occur after a domestic violence protective order is issued
HB 4056 - Making it a felony to disarm or attempt to disarm correctional officers
HB 4128 - Allowing the mascot of Parkersburg South High School to carry a musket on school grounds when the mascot is acting in his or her official capacity
HB 4307 - Clarifying that the practice and procedure for domestic violence civil proceedings are governed by court rule
HB 4308 - Exempting supreme court justices and retired justices from the prohibitions against carrying concealed weapons
HB 4321 - Amending the code relating to the ability of certain individuals to petition a court to regain the right to possess firearms, and authorizing parents or guardians to commit children age twelve or older to mental health hospitalization
HB 4495 - Relating to the disposition of forfeited or abandoned firearms
HB 4502 - Relating to the transport and storage of firearms in private vehicles
HB 4503 - Relating to possessing a firearm at the State Capitol Complex
HB 4505 - Clarifying the distinction between hunters and shooters in the field
HB 4507 - Relating to licenses to carry deadly weapons
HB 4513 - Relating to the regulation of firearms and other deadly weapons
HB 4575 - Relating to requirements for a license to carry a deadly weapon

Food and Food Services (2 Bills)
HB 2111 - Dedicating a portion of the receipts from the tax on food products to be distributed equally to each district of the Division of Highways
HB 2380 - Increasing the pay grade of cafeteria managers

Freedom of Information (3 Bills)
HB 2402 - Redefining the term "public record" as it is used in the Freedom of Information Act
HB 4476 - Relating to exemptions from the Freedom of Information Act
HB 4582 - Expanding the scope of the Freedom of Information Act

Fuel (10 Bills)
HB 2133 - Making it an unfair trade practice to refuse to refill a propane gas tank
HB 2373 - Prohibiting fractional pricing in the retail sale of gasoline
HB 2529 - Authorizing a corporation net income tax credit for reducing charges for home heating fuel and propane gas provided to low-income residents
HB 2658 - Reducing the wholesale tax on heating fuel, off road fuels, kerosene and propane used for home heating purposes or off road use
HB 2662 - Exempting existing churches from paying tax on propane and other forms of heating oil
HB 2772 - Exempting special fuel and propane used for home heating purposes from the motor fuel excise tax
HB 4447 - Reducing the motor fuel excise tax
HB 4508 - Requiring certification of correctness as to design, construction and performance of domestic and commercial liquefied petroleum gas-consuming equipment and appliances
HB 4619 - Relating to alternative fuel initiatives
HB 4629 - Permitting the transfer of tax credits for the purchase of alternative-fuel vehicles

Funds (36 Bills)
HB 2035 - Prohibiting state funding of abortions
HB 2100 - Including Salem International University as an eligible institution and modifying provisions regarding eligible higher education institutions receiving PROMISE scholarship funds
HB 2105 - No State-Funded Transportation for Abortion Act
HB 2140 - Requiring racetracks who are licensed to operate video lottery terminals pay a fee of one thousand dollars for each machine and that the revenue from these fees are to be transferred to the benefit fund of the Teachers Retirement System
HB 2216 - Prohibiting family planning centers that receive state funding from discussing abortion
HB 2231 - Authorizing county commissions to use impact fees to fund the building and operation of libraries and to administer and provide affordable housing for individuals or families of low or moderate income
HB 2385 - Creating a board and fund to be used to maintain abandoned cemeteries
HB 2714 - Creating the West Virginia Addictions Treatment and Recovery Fund
HB 2788 - Specifying that infrastructure projects providing broadband services facilities be included in infrastructure projects eligible for funding
HB 2846 - Prohibiting elected or appointed officials from using public funds to purchase, distribute or disseminate certain items and publications
HB 3069 - Returning funding levels of regional educational service agencies to original levels
HB 3129 - Creating and implementing a fund to encourage the development and use of renewable forms of energy
HB 3167 - Limiting elected or appointed officials from placing their name or likeness on trinkets paid for with public funds
HB 3178 - Funding for substance abuse services through increased taxes on beer, wine and liquor
HB 3203 - Creating a fund within the council for community and economic development to assist communities with strategic and feasibility plans
HB 3270 - Allowing reports to be generated by the Legislative Auditor and authorizing audits of state funds
HB 4011 - Relating to the distribution of funds from certain racing funds
HB 4015 - Creating the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs
HB 4016 - Providing sources of revenue for the Supreme Court of Appeals Public Campaign Financing Fund
HB 4024 - Allowing the Commissioner of Corrections to use excess funds from the Correctional Industries account for certain operational costs
HB 4114 - Providing a grace period for volunteer fire companies or departments to comply with submission of data in order to meet eligibility requirements to receive allocations from municipal pensions and protection fund
HB 4120 - Funding of the industrial access road fund
HB 4252 - Relating to the Rainy Day Fund, and creating a West Virginia Infrastructure Modernization and Development Special Revenue Fund
HB 4311 - Adding $20 million to the West Virginia Research Trust Fund
HB 4324 - Authorizing the Superintendent of the State Police to provide entry level training to other law-enforcement officers without charging a fee
HB 4342 - Relating to the preparation and sale of voter registration lists
HB 4365 - Increasing the amount of excess funds which may be retained by licensing boards
HB 4379 - Relating to payments from the West Virginia Patient Injury Compensation Fund
HB 4414 - The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
HB 4418 - Creating the Aviation Fund and the Fleet Management Office Fund
HB 4450 - Creating the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Fund
HB 4473 - Dedicating a portion of natural gas severance tax proceeds
HB 4534 - Providing the West Virginia Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority with the ability to issue bonds to raise funds for paying the costs of approved modifications
HB 4564 - Creating of county endowment funds
HB 4633 - Authorizing a rural resort community as limited gaming facility
HB 4634 - Removing the requirement for the Legislative Auditor to conduct certain fiscal audits of the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission and the Children's Trust Fund

Funeral Services (7 Bills)
HB 2125 - Requiring every internment or grave to identify the decedents' identity
HB 2132 - Relating to funeral and cremation expenses for indigent persons
HB 2385 - Creating a board and fund to be used to maintain abandoned cemeteries
HB 2826 - Clarifying procedures for protection of graves and burial sites
HB 4051 - Establishing the right to control the disposition of the remains of a deceased person
HB 4118 - Including the surviving spouse and a designated individual previously chosen by the deceased as a person who may designate the manner of disposition of a deceased person's body
HB 4647 - Relating to funeral expenses for indigent persons

Gaming Activities (18 Bills)
HB 2047 - Establishing a lottery scratch-off game for the benefit of West Virginia firefighters
HB 2140 - Requiring racetracks who are licensed to operate video lottery terminals pay a fee of one thousand dollars for each machine and that the revenue from these fees are to be transferred to the benefit fund of the Teachers Retirement System
HB 2145 - Providing workers' compensation coverage for certain employees who perform duties attendant to racing activities
HB 2715 - Suspending the future issuing of new video lottery licenses
HB 3197 - Relating to licensing of out-of-state simulcasting facilities
HB 3235 - Creating a West Virginia Lottery Advisory Board
HB 3242 - Allowing simulcast pari-mutuel racing within the confines of gaming facilities located at historic resort hotels
HB 4011 - Relating to the distribution of funds from certain racing funds
HB 4069 - Relating to charitable raffles
HB 4284 - Making West Virginia law consistent with federal law on withholding of personal income tax on gambling winnings
HB 4437 - Permitting certain ski resorts to be limited gaming facilities
HB 4443 - Permitting the racing commission to regulate charity racing events
HB 4510 - Increasing the distance that a beer licensee must be located from a school or church, and government buildings, public playgrounds and day care facilities
HB 4529 - Adding one West Virginia accredited race per day at each thoroughbred track
HB 4531 - Providing pension benefits for hotel employees at certain racetracks
HB 4559 - Permitting the Lottery Commission to authorize and regulate limited charity fundraising events
HB 4600 - Increasing opportunities for West Virginia accredited thoroughbred race horses by adding one West Virginia accredited race per day
HB 4633 - Authorizing a rural resort community as limited gaming facility

Governmental Agencies (24 Bills)
HB 2233 - Providing that actions in which the state is a party be brought in the county which is affected or related to the controversy
HB 2278 - Authorizing the use of additional medium for use in archiving government records
HB 2439 - Requiring insurance coverage of spouses and dependents for pregnancy and contraceptive services
HB 2492 - Relating to supervision of local government offices
HB 2499 - Establishing an Equal Employment Opportunity Office within the Office of the Governor
HB 2666 - Repealing the authority to involuntary transfer employees
HB 2805 - Providing that activities, documents and records of the government be in English
HB 2815 - Providing that hearing examiners conducting state agency administrative hearings be selected from a panel of five
HB 2819 - Requiring all state boards, commissions, committees or councils to be gender balanced and to have proportionate representation of minorities
HB 2833 - Providing for the redistricting office of the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to propose redistricting plans during census years
HB 3160 - Transferring powers of construction and maintenance activities of parkways authority
HB 3181 - Creating "The Prompt Pay Act of 2011
HB 3262 - Requiring persons engaged in natural gas horizontal well drilling activities to annually submit a report to the Department of Labor identifying the state of residency
HB 3270 - Allowing reports to be generated by the Legislative Auditor and authorizing audits of state funds
HB 4103 - Consolidating of government services and enforcement of laws pertaining to the motor carrier industry
HB 4110 - Requiring agencies to review their legislative rules
HB 4112 - Creating the Commission on Streamlining Government
HB 4289 - Creating new code sections which separate the executive departments
HB 4367 - Relating to Open Governmental Proceedings
HB 4418 - Creating the Aviation Fund and the Fleet Management Office Fund
HB 4552 - Requiring employer verification of the legal status of workers using an electronic verification program, the "E-Verify program"
HB 4562 - Creating the Tea Party Act
HB 4624 - Abolishing the Solid Waste Management Board
HB 4627 - Restricting certain aid to the Armed Forces of the United States by West Virginia agencies

Governor (6 Bills)
HB 2499 - Establishing an Equal Employment Opportunity Office within the Office of the Governor
HB 2535 - Creating an equal pay coordinator within the Governor's Office to ensure pay equity among state employees
HB 2688 - Authorizing the Governor to appoint an additional member to the Surface Mine Board that represents the interest of labor
HB 4258 - Creating a procedure by which the Governor or other elected member of the Board of Public Works can declare themselves disabled or unavailable
HB 4289 - Creating new code sections which separate the executive departments
HB 4410 - Allowing the State Fire Marshal to be appointed by the Governor

Governor -- Bills Requested By (14 Bills)
HB 4086 - Designating certain property as a qualified capital addition to a manufacturing facility
HB 4087 - Continuing the discontinuance of the severance and business privilege tax on the privilege of severing timber
HB 4088 - Repealing the West Virginia telecommunications tax
HB 4089 - Updating the meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act
HB 4090 - Updating the meaning of "federal taxable income" and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act
HB 4091 - Establishing the offense of operating a motor vehicle while sending or reading a text message
HB 4235 - Allowing flexibility within county school systems
HB 4236 - Relating to exclusions from the definition of professional personnel for evaluation purposes
HB 4252 - Relating to the Rainy Day Fund, and creating a West Virginia Infrastructure Modernization and Development Special Revenue Fund
HB 4299 - Authorizing a county board of education to use the services of a bus operator from another county in certain circumstances
HB 4300 - Including various additional professions under the definition of "medical services applicant" under the Volunteer for Nonprofit Youth Organizations Act
HB 4336 - Relating to substance abuse
HB 4351 - Relating to mine safety
HB 4364 - Relating to other post-employment benefits (OPEB)

Hazardous Materials (5 Bills)
HB 2119 - Relating to the eliminating of mercury in vaccines
HB 2151 - Requiring mine operators to provide notice of hazardous chemical substances and lead exposure to its employees
HB 2153 - Requiring the Department of Environmental Protection to remediate any waste tire pile in the state consisting of more than twenty-five tires
HB 4320 - Relating to the settlement of violations of the Hazardous Waste Management Act by consent agreements
HB 4533 - Allowing county fire companies and departments to charge reasonable reimbursement fees

Health (And Related Subheadings) (11 Bills)
HB 2087 - Creating the Traumatic Brain Injury Services Commission
HB 2098 - Providing that when any body part of an unborn child is outside the womb, the child is born, and is considered a citizen of the state
HB 2119 - Relating to the eliminating of mercury in vaccines
HB 2121 - Providing state health care services for all active and inactive duty military personnel
HB 2134 - Requiring all high schools include in their health classes a course in fetal development
HB 2196 - Prohibiting the performance of any abortion when the woman seeking it is doing so solely on account of the gender of the fetus
HB 2198 - Prohibiting the use of the body of a fetus for certain purposes
HB 2214 - Relating to the "Mandated Benefits Review Act"
HB 2263 - Requiring the Office of Miners Health and Safety to employ qualified diesel inspectors
HB 2424 - Health Care Affordability Act
HB 2668 - Requiring health care providers to release unemancipated minor's medical records for drug testing to a parent or legal guardian without written consent from minor

Health -- Facilities (13 Bills)
HB 2064 - Requiring a woman, prior to an abortion, to have a pregnancy test administered at the facility where the abortion is to be performed
HB 2104 - Providing a mechanism whereby unused, unexpired nonnarcotic drugs previously owned by a deceased nursing home patient or resident may be donated to free health care clinics in the state
HB 2142 - Providing for the adequate staffing of nursing homes and training of nursing home staff
HB 2216 - Prohibiting family planning centers that receive state funding from discussing abortion
HB 2227 - Requiring background checks on applicants for residence in nursing homes and assisted living residences
HB 2275 - Requiring abortion facilities to have certain written policies and procedures
HB 2295 - Requiring that abortions be performed in hospitals or by physicians with admitting privileges to a hospital within the local service area
HB 2301 - Ending the requirement that health facilities acquire a certificate of need to open
HB 2374 - Providing standards for hospitals' charity care programs and bad debt collection programs
HB 2381 - Prohibiting the establishment of methadone treatment programs and clinics except those operated by comprehensive community mental health centers
HB 2828 - Prohibiting the establishment of new methadone treatment programs and clinics except for programs operated as community health centers and requiring all community health center methadone programs to monitor patient's pharmacy registry
HB 2967 - Providing a personal income tax modification for certain retirees who are in long-term care facilities
HB 4504 - Relating to development and operation of a nursing home on the grounds of a nonprofit community health care organization

Health -- Insurance (12 Bills)
HB 2121 - Providing state health care services for all active and inactive duty military personnel
HB 2292 - Requiring the DHHR to annually review and adjust rates it pays to care providers
HB 2392 - Prohibiting gender discrimination in health care insurance plans
HB 2469 - Expanding the West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program to children of certain state employees
HB 2671 - Providing a corporate tax credit for qualified health insurance policies
HB 2728 - Providing crime watch members coverage under the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance health coverage plan
HB 2801 - Creating the "Health Care Choice Act"
HB 2887 - Requiring health insurance coverage for eosinophilic disorders
HB 4076 - Relating generally to requiring health insurance coverage of maternity and contraceptive services in certain circumstances
HB 4099 - Requiring the coverage by Medicaid of dental services for the mother of a child who is the recipient of Medicaid services
HB 4426 - Requiring a copayment to a physical therapist and an occupational therapist be the same as a physician or osteopath
HB 4468 - Prohibiting insurance companies from discriminating against certain health care providers

Health -- Personnel (21 Bills)
HB 2037 - Requiring physicians performing abortions take steps designed to save the life of any aborted live fetus
HB 2142 - Providing for the adequate staffing of nursing homes and training of nursing home staff
HB 2258 - Eliminating the severance tax and the health care provider tax on behavior health providers
HB 2295 - Requiring that abortions be performed in hospitals or by physicians with admitting privileges to a hospital within the local service area
HB 2326 - Reporting requirements when it is suspected that a woman suffered injury or death due to induced abortion
HB 2331 - Providing that certain mental hygiene commissioners are eligible for membership in the Public Employees Retirement System
HB 2332 - Providing a loan forgiveness program for nurses
HB 2336 - Providing limited immunity from civil damages for persons who volunteer their services to public health departments
HB 2506 - Prohibiting pharmacists and other persons involved in dispensing medicines from refusing to fill prescriptions
HB 2755 - Relating to mentally ill persons
HB 2929 - Relating to radiologic technologists
HB 3005 - Ensuring Patient Safety Act
HB 3010 - Ensuring patient safety
HB 3055 - Retaining nursing educators
HB 3085 - Including oral or written inquiry of a patient about possession, ownership or storage of firearms as a reason for invoking disciplinary proceedings against physicians
HB 3104 - Creating the Non-resident Medical Student Tuition Regularization Program
HB 3253 - Relating to forensic-medical examination services for victims of sexual offenses
HB 4028 - Authorizing the temporary suspension of certification of emergency medical service personnel without a hearing or prior notice if there is probable cause
HB 4399 - Relating to several liability for health care providers
HB 4484 - Increasing the number of child protective service workers
HB 4543 - Defining the term "advanced nurse practitioner"

Health (And Related Subheadings) (53 Bills)
HB 2021 - Permitting unlicensed personnel to administer medications in certain circumstances
HB 2032 - Encouraging and assisting persons diagnosed with schizophrenic reality disorder in designating a durable medical power of attorney
HB 2090 - Relating to the care of aborted fetuses
HB 2273 - Requiring paramedics to be on site at coal mines
HB 2548 - Permitting an individual taxpayer to decrease his or her federal adjusted gross income up to $1,000 for nursing home expenses
HB 2651 - Relating to parental notification requirements for obtaining abortions by unemancipated minors
HB 2714 - Creating the West Virginia Addictions Treatment and Recovery Fund
HB 2768 - Providing a personal income tax exemption for living organ donors
HB 2817 - Prohibiting healthcare providers from discriminating against or refusing treatment of a patient
HB 3159 - Authorizing certain individuals to obtain a prescription for epinephrine, purchase epinephrine, and administer epinephrine in emergency situations and promulgating rules for the development of training programs
HB 3189 - Clarifying that the Legislature is the sole authority regarding compulsory immunizations
HB 3221 - Community-Based Services Act
HB 3247 - Community-Based Services Act
HB 3261 - BPA-Free Kids Act
HB 4008 - Requiring physicians and other licensed prescribers offer the drug Naloxone to their patients who are prescribed opiates for chronic pain
HB 4012 - Removing the Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health from certain boards
HB 4025 - Requiring health care providers to provide the first request for a copy of a patient's medical records without charge
HB 4033 - Requiring doctors and hospitals to bill patients within one year of when the goods and services were provided
HB 4043 - Relating to the hospitalization of emancipated and unemancipated minors in mental health facilities
HB 4047 - Relating to the practice of pharmacist care
HB 4062 - Creating an in-home direct care workforce registry
HB 4077 - Relating to activities that may be performed by a dental hygienist without a prior exam by a dentist
HB 4096 - Creating the Unintentional Pharmaceutical Drug Overdose Fatality Review Team
HB 4099 - Requiring the coverage by Medicaid of dental services for the mother of a child who is the recipient of Medicaid services
HB 4111 - Relating to the authority by state boards of examinations and registration to apply for an injunction
HB 4132 - Requiring the Department of Health and Human Resources to reimburse the circuit clerk of the county where involuntary commitment hearings are held for certain expenses
HB 4241 - Establishing nurse health programs
HB 4267 - Studying the environmental and health impacts of shale gas development
HB 4292 - Authorizing the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to establish a reasonable fee of compensation for mental hygiene services
HB 4301 - Relating to reimbursement for copies of medical records
HB 4317 - Relating to mentally ill persons
HB 4321 - Amending the code relating to the ability of certain individuals to petition a court to regain the right to possess firearms, and authorizing parents or guardians to commit children age twelve or older to mental health hospitalization
HB 4327 - Requiring pulse oximetry testing for newborns
HB 4336 - Relating to substance abuse
HB 4379 - Relating to payments from the West Virginia Patient Injury Compensation Fund
HB 4411 - Requiring parents who object to immunizations to provide a written statement to that effect
HB 4423 - Creating the "West Virginia Winner" program to promote healthy living
HB 4424 - Relating to modified mental hygiene procedures
HB 4425 - Requiring a landlord address issues of the accumulation of moisture and the growth of mold
HB 4434 - Relating to carbon monoxide detectors
HB 4438 - Provider Sponsored Network Act
HB 4442 - Requiring automated external defibrillators in public schools
HB 4481 - Relating to the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Commission
HB 4490 - Providing that a plant based substance or biological organism determined to provide any potential medical benefit may not be designated or rescheduled as a Class I or II controlled substance
HB 4491 - Relating to the uniformed controlled substances act
HB 4498 - Compassionate Use Act for Medical Cannabis
HB 4516 - Allowing for greater cooperation concerning reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of vulnerable adults among different entities
HB 4532 - Exempting motor vehicles used by the Department of Health and Human Resources solely for transporting Medicaid patients from the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission
HB 4570 - Changing the student-school nurse staffing ratio
HB 4617 - Relating to the construction of the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act
HB 4636 - Authorizing a responsible parent pilot project
HB 4638 - Requiring hospitals and other medical service providers to bill Medicaid for eligible inmate hospital and professional services
HB 4651 - Requiring Medicaid to have public notice and comment period and to have state plan amendments approved by LOCHHRA

Holidays (4 Bills)
HB 2120 - Providing overtime pay for all employees who are required to work holidays regardless if the holiday hours are in excess of a forty hour workweek
HB 2191 - Allowing parents or the school to serve sweets during the holidays if the school receives parental or guardian consent
HB 2203 - Adding a special memorial day to celebrate the victory of democracy in the Cold War
HB 2564 - Designating the first Thursday in May the West Virginia Day of Prayer

Homeland Security (2 Bills)
HB 3230 - Creating the Immigration Law Enforcement Act
HB 4552 - Requiring employer verification of the legal status of workers using an electronic verification program, the "E-Verify program"

Human Services (26 Bills)
HB 2081 - Permitting the state to opt out of a federal statute that would otherwise not allow a state resident who has been convicted of a felony involving a controlled substance from receiving certain benefits
HB 2098 - Providing that when any body part of an unborn child is outside the womb, the child is born, and is considered a citizen of the state
HB 2132 - Relating to funeral and cremation expenses for indigent persons
HB 2292 - Requiring the DHHR to annually review and adjust rates it pays to care providers
HB 2311 - Creating the criminal offense of injury to a pregnant woman that results in miscarriage or stillbirth
HB 2313 - Relating to the insertion of language which defines acts of violence and makes its false reporting a felony
HB 2369 - Developing caseload standards for the Department of Health and Human Resource program areas
HB 2384 - Requiring the DHHR to provide matching funds for trust income disbursed to support autistic minors
HB 2744 - Requiring recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program be issued a photo identification card
HB 2755 - Relating to mentally ill persons
HB 2828 - Prohibiting the establishment of new methadone treatment programs and clinics except for programs operated as community health centers and requiring all community health center methadone programs to monitor patient's pharmacy registry
HB 2965 - Implementing drug testing for legislators of the State of West Virginia and for applicants and recipients of temporary assistance for needy families cash benefits
HB 3079 - Implementing random drug testing for recipients of temporary assistance for needy families cash benefits and for legislators
HB 3108 - Providing permanent total disability recipients annual cost-of-living allowances
HB 3140 - Providing for the interception of insurance settlement claims by the Bureau for Child Support Enforcement for past-due support
HB 3221 - Community-Based Services Act
HB 4424 - Relating to modified mental hygiene procedures
HB 4438 - Provider Sponsored Network Act
HB 4466 - Creating a drug testing program for applicants and recipients of temporary assistance for needy families cash benefits
HB 4484 - Increasing the number of child protective service workers
HB 4516 - Allowing for greater cooperation concerning reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of vulnerable adults among different entities
HB 4578 - Preventing taxpayer subsidization of health insurance covering elective abortions
HB 4581 - Making grants from state and other funds to provide civil legal services to low income persons
HB 4636 - Authorizing a responsible parent pilot project
HB 4647 - Relating to funeral expenses for indigent persons
HB 4651 - Requiring Medicaid to have public notice and comment period and to have state plan amendments approved by LOCHHRA

Infrastructure (3 Bills)
HB 2788 - Specifying that infrastructure projects providing broadband services facilities be included in infrastructure projects eligible for funding
HB 4074 - Giving bicycle, pedestrian and transit ways full consideration in the planning and development and redevelopment of state roads, railways and waterways
HB 4252 - Relating to the Rainy Day Fund, and creating a West Virginia Infrastructure Modernization and Development Special Revenue Fund

Inspections (4 Bills)
HB 2263 - Requiring the Office of Miners Health and Safety to employ qualified diesel inspectors
HB 4461 - Permitting a municipality to issue a citation for violation of external sanitation and common nuisance violations
HB 4477 - Providing that the inspecting of canopy tours is to be performed by special inspectors
HB 4494 - Continuing education requirement of building code inspectors

Insurance -- Health (13 Bills)
HB 2392 - Prohibiting gender discrimination in health care insurance plans
HB 2419 - Allowing private citizens the freedom to enter into private contracts for health care services or health care coverage or both
HB 2439 - Requiring insurance coverage of spouses and dependents for pregnancy and contraceptive services
HB 2447 - Adding pharmacist and pharmacy to the definition of "health care provider" as used in the Medical Professional Liability Act
HB 2469 - Expanding the West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program to children of certain state employees
HB 2671 - Providing a corporate tax credit for qualified health insurance policies
HB 2728 - Providing crime watch members coverage under the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance health coverage plan
HB 2801 - Creating the "Health Care Choice Act"
HB 4260 - Relating to insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorders
HB 4426 - Requiring a copayment to a physical therapist and an occupational therapist be the same as a physician or osteopath
HB 4468 - Prohibiting insurance companies from discriminating against certain health care providers
HB 4527 - Prohibiting a health insurance policy or plan from reclassifying a drug on the formulary as a specialty tier drug or increasing the cost-sharing
HB 4578 - Preventing taxpayer subsidization of health insurance covering elective abortions

Insurance -- Motor Vehicles (5 Bills)
HB 2122 - Determining the value of a motor vehicle in a claim
HB 2205 - Requiring color coded certificates of insurance to be placed on the windshield of the insured motor vehicle
HB 2206 - Prohibiting discrimination in rates by insurance companies because of having filed claims under the uninsured and under insured coverage of an automobile policy
HB 2255 - Allowing persons involved in motor vehicle accidents to receive pertinent information at no charge in order to file a timely insurance claim
HB 3215 - Providing that taxicab companies are not required to subscribe to or pay into the Workers' Compensation Fund

Insurance -- Public Employees (15 Bills)
HB 2137 - Requiring the Public Employees Insurance Agency and its contractors, under certain circumstances, to advertise that they are seeking bids prior to accepting bids
HB 2177 - Freezing PEIA employee premiums for three years
HB 2186 - Authorizing insurance to married workers without children at reduced rates under the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Act
HB 2187 - Including volunteer firefighters within the Public Employees Insurance Act
HB 2189 - Prohibiting the finance board pursuant to the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Act from increasing the types and levels of costs to applicable current and retired employees during the 2010 and 2011 plan years
HB 2445 - Requiring the Legislature to approve changes in costs imposed by the Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board
HB 2473 - Clarifying that fire chiefs working with paid and volunteer fire departments are employees that are provided immunity under the Governmental Tort Claims
HB 2667 - Requiring the Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board to have a quorum of five members present at any public hearing
HB 2684 - Permitting members of volunteer fire departments to participate in the state's public employees insurance plan
HB 2728 - Providing crime watch members coverage under the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance health coverage plan
HB 4304 - Changing the composition of the Public Employee Insurance Agency Finance Board
HB 4306 - Providing that members of the Legislature whose income is limited to their legislative compensation may be covered at the same rate as government employees
HB 4332 - Relating to transfer of service credit from Public Employees Retirement System to Emergency Medical Services Retirement System
HB 4417 - Relating to the nonapplicability of chapter thirty-three of this code, regulating insurance, to the Public Employees Insurance Agency
HB 4419 - Defining subrogation rights and procedures for the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency

Insurance (And Related Subheadings) (21 Bills)
HB 2049 - Prohibiting the use of a person's credit history in insurance transactions
HB 2059 - Requiring insurers to notify insureds of all rate increases before they take effect
HB 2162 - Pharmacy Benefit Manager Licensing and Regulation Act
HB 2269 - Giving the Insurance Commissioner the power to regulate and penalize self-insured employers
HB 2306 - Relating to the Office of Consumer Advocacy, and allowing the Director to participate in the review and consideration of any rate filing
HB 2319 - Prohibiting the use of a credit score in casualty insurance rate filings
HB 2375 - Increasing the amount of mine subsidence insurance reinsured by the board of risk management
HB 2467 - Prohibiting inquiries reflected on a credit report from adversely affecting an application for insurance
HB 2812 - Requiring insurers issuing group accident and sickness insurance policies to certain employers to furnish claims loss experience
HB 2894 - Changing surcharge on fire and casualty insurance policies to one percent and dedicating the money to volunteer and part-volunteer fire departments
HB 3140 - Providing for the interception of insurance settlement claims by the Bureau for Child Support Enforcement for past-due support
HB 4254 - Increasing the filing fees for insurers
HB 4256 - Relating to captive insurance
HB 4262 - Continuing education for insurance producers
HB 4400 - Relating to unfair trading practices by insurance companies
HB 4401 - Creating an exemption from licensure as an adjuster or certain individuals who conduct data entry into an automated claims adjudication system
HB 4432 - Prohibiting declination or termination of property insurance based solely upon a home owner's possession of a certain breed of dog
HB 4440 - Relating to unfair trading practices by insurance companies
HB 4486 - Relating to the disclosure of insurance coverage
HB 4524 - Requiring certain insurance companies to participate in information data matches with the Bureau of Child Support Enforcement
HB 4550 - Prohibiting declination, cancellation or nonrenewal of a property insurance policy if the insured does not file a claim relating to the loss or damage to insured property

Interim Studies (1 Bills)
HB 4511 - Creating the Shale Research, Education, Policy and Economic Development Center at West Virginia University

Internet (5 Bills)
HB 2315 - Relating to obscene, anonymous, harassing and threatening communications by computer
HB 2788 - Specifying that infrastructure projects providing broadband services facilities be included in infrastructure projects eligible for funding
HB 2829 - Budget and Spending Transparency Act
HB 3106 - Regulating the use of the internet by children
HB 3197 - Relating to licensing of out-of-state simulcasting facilities

Investments (3 Bills)
HB 3216 - Relating to investment restrictions on foreign securities
HB 4086 - Designating certain property as a qualified capital addition to a manufacturing facility
HB 4537 - Reducing the original cost requirement for a capital improvement, and the amount of required new investment

Labor (25 Bills)
HB 2050 - West Virginia Right to Work Law
HB 2092 - Changing the definition of "construction" to only include projects whose total costs are more than $200,000 in the prevailing wage law
HB 2094 - Exempting certain construction projects performed on behalf of county or municipal governments from the prevailing wage laws
HB 2114 - Providing an employee the right to decline to work more than forty hours in a workweek
HB 2165 - Prohibiting project labor agreements on state-funded construction contracts
HB 2269 - Giving the Insurance Commissioner the power to regulate and penalize self-insured employers
HB 2371 - Relating to the West Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
HB 2390 - Providing that all employees have the right to review and copy the contents of their personnel file
HB 2423 - Establishing the West Virginia Voluntary Employee Retirement Accounts Program
HB 2664 - Verifying legal employment status of workers
HB 2688 - Authorizing the Governor to appoint an additional member to the Surface Mine Board that represents the interest of labor
HB 2734 - Establishing prevailing hourly rates to be used in connection with the construction of public improvements
HB 2736 - Exempting construction performed on behalf of educational authorities from prevailing wage requirements
HB 3015 - The Healthy and Safe Workplace Act
HB 3210 - Creating the Consumer and Employee Arbitration Fairness Act
HB 3262 - Requiring persons engaged in natural gas horizontal well drilling activities to annually submit a report to the Department of Labor identifying the state of residency
HB 4040 - Prohibiting employers and labor unions from requiring employees to become or remain members of labor unions as a condition of employment
HB 4366 - Relating to safety and welfare of employees
HB 4422 - Relating to crane operator certification
HB 4430 - Relating to employee work breaks
HB 4477 - Providing that the inspecting of canopy tours is to be performed by special inspectors
HB 4492 - Requiring certain licensees to take continuing education in green building
HB 4525 - Increasing the tax credits for apprenticeship training in construction trades
HB 4563 - Relating to the calculation of prevailing wages
HB 4623 - Relating to the time final wages are required to be paid to discharged employees

Languages (2 Bills)
HB 2409 - Making English the official language of West Virginia
HB 2805 - Providing that activities, documents and records of the government be in English

Law Enforcement (And Related Subheadings) (5 Bills)
HB 2129 - Providing for mandatory sentences for any person who shoots a police officer on duty
HB 2152 - Establishing threshold quantities of certain controlled substances to trigger prima facie evidence of intent to deliver if possessed by an individual
HB 2341 - Relating to meeting and conference rights for members of police or fire departments employed by political subdivisions
HB 2357 - Issuing a special "Family of an Officer Killed in the Line of Duty" license plate
HB 2466 - Providing for the temporary detention of criminal suspects by law-enforcement officers where probable cause appears to exist

Law Enforcement -- County/Municipal (7 Bills)
HB 2084 - Permitting a county sheriff when acting as a conservator to retain five percent of the protected person's estate, up to $250 per year
HB 2091 - Prohibiting a cheif deputy sheriff from engaging in certain political activities
HB 2395 - Clarifying an exception that allow sheriffs to collect property taxes in more than two installments
HB 2754 - Allowing sheriffs and their designees access to information maintained by the Board of Pharmacy
HB 4285 - Adding the county sheriff, or his or her designee, to those law-enforcement officials who are granted access to certain confidential pharmaceutical information
HB 4413 - Requiring an investigation of an incident resulting in a death or other serious injury caused by a municipal law-enforcement officer
HB 4429 - Mandating that chiefs of police and deputy chiefs of police be reinstated to the officer's previous rank

Law Enforcement -- State Police (15 Bills)
HB 2272 - Increasing compensation of membership of the West Virginia State Police
HB 2472 - Establishing a West Virginia State Trooper's Association leave donation program
HB 2507 - Providing a housing supplement for members of the State Police
HB 2791 - Requiring the Superintendent of the State Police to implement a plan to increase the number of troopers
HB 2825 - Relating to tuition and fee waivers for members of the West Virginia State Police to attend a college or university
HB 3022 - Establishing a minimum number of troopers to provide basic law enforcement services, and providing members of the West Virginia State Police a $580 salary increase at the end of two years of service
HB 3168 - Requiring that State Police officers be compensated for time when they are required to be on standby and providing a stipend for housing cost for certain officers
HB 4281 - Increasing the supplemental pay of members of the West Virginia State Police
HB 4285 - Adding the county sheriff, or his or her designee, to those law-enforcement officials who are granted access to certain confidential pharmaceutical information
HB 4324 - Authorizing the Superintendent of the State Police to provide entry level training to other law-enforcement officers without charging a fee
HB 4478 - Maintaining a minimum of eight hundred state troopers by July 1, 2016; and increasing salary
HB 4485 - Requiring registration and updating to the sex offender registration
HB 4565 - Requiring that State Police officers be compensated for time when they are required to be on standby
HB 4614 - Increasing salaries for state police forensic lab employees
HB 4626 - Increasing state police principal supervisors to nineteen

Law Enforcement (And Related Subheadings) (19 Bills)
HB 2168 - Permitting a retired police officer to be hired as a chief of police and continue to receive retirement benefits
HB 2494 - Allowing certain vehicles for emergency response by West Virginia police reserves to use red flashing lights
HB 2713 - Relating to civil and criminal forfeiture actions related to criminal activity
HB 2858 - Requiring persons arrested for a felony to submit to a DNA sample
HB 2867 - Requiring DNA testing for individuals arrested for certain offenses
HB 3002 - Requiring the sheriff of a county to issue, upon request, a blue flashing warning light to the prosecuting attorney
HB 3148 - Relating to residency requirements for persons appointed as campus police officers
HB 3158 - Allowing the use of traffic law photo-monitoring devices
HB 3230 - Creating the Immigration Law Enforcement Act
HB 3255 - Relating to exceptions as to prohibitions against carrying concealed deadly weapons
HB 4053 - Relating to abduction, kidnapping and human trafficking
HB 4288 - Relating to the receipt and transfer of scrap metal
HB 4297 - Authorizing law enforcement to issue a charge by citation when making an arrest for driving with a suspended or revoked license
HB 4377 - Creating "Nitro's Law" to honor fallen law-enforcement canines
HB 4391 - Exempting certain unmarked law-enforcement vehicles from sun screening restrictions
HB 4396 - West Virginia Fire, EMS and Law-Enforcement Officer Survivor Benefit Act
HB 4407 - Providing for the seizure of assets and other real property used for the exploitation of children
HB 4471 - Relating to the controlled substances monitoring
HB 4495 - Relating to the disposition of forfeited or abandoned firearms

Legislature (14 Bills)
HB 2421 - Requiring a seventy-two hour waiting period before the Legislature votes on the state budget for final passage
HB 2769 - Relating to certain members of the Legislature and certain service by members of the Legislature
HB 2829 - Budget and Spending Transparency Act
HB 2833 - Providing for the redistricting office of the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to propose redistricting plans during census years
HB 2965 - Implementing drug testing for legislators of the State of West Virginia and for applicants and recipients of temporary assistance for needy families cash benefits
HB 3030 - Increasing the number of municipalities that may participate in the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program
HB 3079 - Implementing random drug testing for recipients of temporary assistance for needy families cash benefits and for legislators
HB 4080 - Redistricting of the House of Delegates into one hundred single member districts after the 2020 census
HB 4289 - Creating new code sections which separate the executive departments
HB 4306 - Providing that members of the Legislature whose income is limited to their legislative compensation may be covered at the same rate as government employees
HB 4469 - Implementing drug testing for legislators
HB 4622 - Requiring that two members of the Legislature serve as nonvoting, ex officio members on all nonlicensing boards and commissions
HB 4635 - Requiring persons giving testimony or providing information to the Legislature to attest to the truthfulness of the testimony
HB 4651 - Requiring Medicaid to have public notice and comment period and to have state plan amendments approved by LOCHHRA

Legislature--Rule Making (101 Bills)
HB 4134 - Accountancy, board rules
HB 4135 - Agriculture, inspection of meat and poultry
HB 4136 - Alcohol Beverage Control Commission, licensing of retail outlets
HB 4137 - Auditor, transaction fee and rate structure
HB 4138 - Banking, WV Division of, residential mortgage lenders, brokers and loan originators rules
HB 4139 - Authorizing miscellaneous agencies and boards to promulgate legislative rules
HB 4140 - Barbers and Cosmetologists, shampoo assistants
HB 4141 - Consolidated Public Retirement Board, refund, reinstatement, loan and employer error interest factors
HB 4142 - Authorizing the Department of Administration to promulgate legislative rules
HB 4143 - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission, fees for interpreters
HB 4144 - DEP, air quality, permits for construction of major stationary sources
HB 4145 - DEP, air quality, standards of performance for new stationary sources
HB 4146 - DEP, air quality, control of air pollution from combustion of solid waste
HB 4147 - DEP, air quality, permits for construction and modification of sources which cause nonattainment areas
HB 4148 - DEP, air quality, control of air pollution from hazardous waste treatment
HB 4149 - DEP, air quality, requirements for operating permits
HB 4150 - DEP, air quality, emission standards for hazardous air pollutants
HB 4151 - DEP, air quality, determining conformity of general federal actions to applicable implementation plans
HB 4152 - DEP, air quality, greenhouse gas emissions inventory program
HB 4153 - DEP, air quality, ambient air quality standards
HB 4154 - DEP, secretary's office, voluntary remediation and redevelopment rule
HB 4155 - DEP, water and waste management, solid waste management rule
HB 4156 - DEP, water and waste management, hazardous waste management system
HB 4157 - Forestry division, sediment control timber harvesting operations, licensing
HB 4158 - Forestry division, sediment control timber harvesting operations, logger certification
HB 4159 - Funeral service examiners board, crematory requirements
HB 4160 - Health insurance plan, board of directors, premium subsidy
HB 4161 - Bureau for public health, public water systems design standards
HB 4162 - Highways, transportation of hazardous wastes
HB 4163 - Human rights commission, rules regarding housing discrimination
HB 4164 - Insurance commission, licensing and conduct of insurance producers and agencies
HB 4165 - Insurance commission, surplus lines insurance
HB 4166 - Insurance commission, mini COBRA
HB 4167 - Insurance commission, workers' compensation insurance for state agencies
HB 4168 - Massage therapy licensure board, general provisions
HB 4169 - Massage therapy licensure board, schedule of fees
HB 4170 - Board of medicine, formation and approval of professional limited liability companies
HB 4171 - Natural resources, hunting, trapping and fishing provisions
HB 4172 - Occupational therapy board, fees for services rendered
HB 4173 - Osteopathy board, licensing procedures
HB 4174 - Pharmacy board, rules regarding immunizations
HB 4175 - Pharmacy, rules of the board for the uniform controlled substances act
HB 4176 - Pharmacy board, rules for continuing education
HB 4177 - Pharmacy board, licensure of wholesale drug distributors
HB 4178 - Racing commission, simulcast pari-mutual wagering at authorized gaming facility in historic resort hotel
HB 4179 - Department of health and human resources, insurance commissioner and chair, health care authority, all-payer claims database security and privacy rule
HB 4180 - Department of administration, certification for small, women and minority-owned businesses
HB 4181 - Agriculture, labeling of honey products
HB 4182 - Agriculture, nutrient management certification
HB 4183 - Alcohol beverage control commission, licensed retailer operations
HB 4184 - Athletic commission, administrative rules regulating mixed martial arts
HB 4185 - Barbers and cosmetologists, rules for licensing schools
HB 4186 - Consolidated public retirement board, public employee retirement system
HB 4187 - Corrections, fees for electronic monitoring of offenders
HB 4188 - Courthouse facilities improvement authority, facilities improvement fund
HB 4189 - Deaf and hard of hearing commission, required qualifications and standards for interpreters
HB 4190 - Dental examiners board, fees
HB 4191 - Development office, brownfield economic development districts
HB 4192 - Development office, use of coalbed methane severance tax proceeds
HB 4193 - Foresters, certification
HB 4194 - Foresters, schedule of fees
HB 4195 - Foresters, code of ethics
HB 4196 - Governor's committee on crime, delinquency and correction, law enforcement training standards
HB 4197 - Governor's committee on crime, delinquency and correction, motor vehicle search standards
HB 4198 - Health and human resources, safety and treatment program
HB 4199 - Health and human resources, credentialing verification organization
HB 4200 - Bureau for public health, public water system
HB 4201 - Bureau for public health, vital statistics
HB 4202 - Bureau for public health, public water systems operators
HB 4203 - Bureau for public health, manufactured home communities
HB 4204 - Bureau for public health, wastewater systems and operations
HB 4205 - Bureau for public health, aids, related medical testing and confidentiality
HB 4206 - Authorizing the Department of Transportation to promulgate legislative rules
HB 4207 - Human services, family child care facility licensing requirements
HB 4208 - Human services, family child care home registration requirements
HB 4209 - Human services, child care quality rating and improvement system
HB 4210 - Insurance commission, insurance holding company systems
HB 4211 - Insurance commission, continuing education
HB 4212 - Labor division, zipline and canopy tour responsibility act
HB 4213 - Labor division, amusement rides safety
HB 4214 - Labor division, supervision of elevator mechanics
HB 4215 - Miners' health, safety and training office, rules governing the application process for mine safety technology tax credit act
HB 4216 - Division of motor vehicles, compulsory motor vehicle liability insurance
HB 4217 - Natural resources, special boating
HB 4218 - Natural resources, special motorboating
HB 4219 - Natural resources, defining the terms used in all hunting and trapping
HB 4220 - Authorizing the department of commerce to promulgate legislative rules
HB 4221 - Natural resources, general trapping
HB 4222 - Natural Resources, special fishing rule
HB 4223 - Nursing home administrators licensing board, nursing home administrators
HB 4224 - Division of personnel, administrative rule
HB 4225 - Division of personnel, workers' compensation temporary total disability
HB 4226 - Secretary of state, vote-by-mail pilot project
HB 4227 - Secretary of state, rules for general management and preservation of state records
HB 4228 - Secretary, department of health and human resources, insurance commissioner and chair, health care authority, all-payer claims database, submission requirements
HB 4229 - State police, career progression system
HB 4230 - State police, modified vehicle inspection manual
HB 4231 - Surveyors board, examination and licensing
HB 4232 - Tax department, electronic funds transfer
HB 4233 - Tax department, commercial patent incentives tax credit
HB 4234 - Tax department, exchange of information agreement

Levies (3 Bills)
HB 2112 - Reforming the school aid formula by reducing the regular levy deducted from county boards of education
HB 4467 - Reforming the school aide formula
HB 4567 - Permitting the Harrison county commission to levy a special district tax

Liability (15 Bills)
HB 2179 - Creating the "Genetically Engineered Organism Liability Act"
HB 2252 - Directing department of health promulgate rules establishing alternative standards for non-commercial prepared food donated as part of a free food program
HB 2287 - Abolishing joint liability and establishing the principle of comparative fault
HB 2361 - Limiting liability for repair costs to automobile owners when they hit a deer on a public highway
HB 2508 - Providing for a credit against the West Virginia personal income tax liability in the amount of payments made on student loans
HB 2793 - Defining "spelunking" as a recreational purpose and activity for which a landowner's liability for injury is limited
HB 3127 - Increasing the fees charged by the clerk of the circuit court for medical professional liability actions
HB 3258 - Providing forensic evaluators with civil immunity for acts committed by the subject of the evaluation
HB 4374 - Limiting a landowner from civil liability for injuries that may occur on the landowner's property caused while hunting
HB 4375 - Relating to the liability of a possessor of real property for harm to a trespasser
HB 4380 - Relating to the motor vehicle insurance policy
HB 4399 - Relating to several liability for health care providers
HB 4453 - Limiting the liability of landowners who make land available for military, law enforcement or homeland defense training
HB 4486 - Relating to the disclosure of insurance coverage
HB 4508 - Requiring certification of correctness as to design, construction and performance of domestic and commercial liquefied petroleum gas-consuming equipment and appliances

Libraries (8 Bills)
HB 2231 - Authorizing county commissions to use impact fees to fund the building and operation of libraries and to administer and provide affordable housing for individuals or families of low or moderate income
HB 2247 - Creating the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library, creating a library board with the power to operate said library, and providing a method of financing the operation of the library
HB 2356 - Requiring county boards of education to employ a certified library media specialist in each county school
HB 2491 - Permitting counties, county boards of education and municipalities to impose an additional levy
HB 2820 - Permitting municipalities and counties to use proceeds from the hotel occupancy tax to fund public libraries
HB 2914 - Funding of public libraries
HB 3250 - Authorizing the School Building Authority to award grants or moneys to county and local library boards in connection with public library construction projects
HB 4291 - Relating to county law libraries established by the Supreme Court of Appeals

Licenses (40 Bills)
HB 2110 - Relating to the issuance of driver's licenses and disposition
HB 2162 - Pharmacy Benefit Manager Licensing and Regulation Act
HB 2169 - Requiring that bartenders be licensed by the Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner
HB 2225 - Providing that when a person from another state writes a worthless check in this state which results in a summons to appear in magistrate court but then fails to appear shall have his or her privilege to drive in this state revoked
HB 2330 - Relating to the licensing of private investigators and security guards
HB 2536 - Creating a hunting license permitting crossbow hunting
HB 2549 - Establishing a system of issuing all licenses, certificates or permits, required for business entities in the state, from a single location
HB 2715 - Suspending the future issuing of new video lottery licenses
HB 2781 - Exempting veterans of the Armed Forces or any reserve component from having to obtain a license to hunt, trap or fish
HB 3005 - Ensuring Patient Safety Act
HB 3010 - Ensuring patient safety
HB 3072 - Creating a hunting permit to safely accommodate visually impaired hunters
HB 3200 - Changing the requirements for acquiring a renewal of a barber's license
HB 4002 - Relating to annual seminar requirements for professional licensing boards
HB 4006 - Relating to elevator workers' licensure exemptions
HB 4026 - Relating to professional licensing boards
HB 4028 - Authorizing the temporary suspension of certification of emergency medical service personnel without a hearing or prior notice if there is probable cause
HB 4037 - Relating to the professional and occupational licensure and registration of former and current members of the Armed Forces of the United States
HB 4045 - Relating to the practice of dietetics
HB 4097 - Creating a license to practice hair styling
HB 4104 - Authorizing professional licensing boards to exempt certain licensees from continuing education requirements
HB 4115 - Providing that a Class B resident fishing license and a Class F nonresident fishing license are effective one year from the date of purchase
HB 4256 - Relating to captive insurance
HB 4271 - Reporting requirements for residential mortgage lenders and broker licensees
HB 4273 - Eliminating the exemption from licensing as a mortgage lender that may be available to subsidiaries of banks
HB 4274 - Expanding the authority of the Commissioner of Banking over regulated consumer lender licensees, and providing a penalty for violations
HB 4401 - Creating an exemption from licensure as an adjuster or certain individuals who conduct data entry into an automated claims adjudication system
HB 4492 - Requiring certain licensees to take continuing education in green building
HB 4501 - Creating an apprentice hunting and trapping license
HB 4505 - Clarifying the distinction between hunters and shooters in the field
HB 4507 - Relating to licenses to carry deadly weapons
HB 4512 - Relating to private investigative and security services
HB 4538 - Requiring a sex offender to be identified as such on his or her driver's license
HB 4539 - Exempting resident seniors aged sixty-five years and older from purchasing hunting, fishing and trapping stamps or permits
HB 4556 - Relating to married name changes and address changes when applying for or receiving a driver's license
HB 4558 - Relating to suspension of a driver's license
HB 4574 - Allowing the licensure of certain veterinarians by endorsement
HB 4575 - Relating to requirements for a license to carry a deadly weapon
HB 4602 - Authorizing trusts to be applicants for a nonintoxicating beer distributor license and adding limited liability companies to the definition of person in the Nonintoxicating Beer Act
HB 4621 - Exempting nonresident property owners and their families from hunting, trapping and fishing license requirements when on their own land

Liens (6 Bills)
HB 2293 - Prohibiting the publication of the consideration paid for the sale of real estate or the amount of any lien on the real property subject to the sale
HB 2851 - Permitting surface owners to purchase the mineral interests that lay below the property when the mineral interest becomes subject to a tax lien
HB 3187 - Clarifying the notice and service requirements for a notice to redeem to be provided to the delinquent taxpayer at the mailing address for the subject property
HB 4393 - Permitting surface owners to purchase the mineral interests that lay below the property when the mineral interest becomes subject to a tax lien
HB 4465 - Requiring that counties protect liens filed by homeowners' associations in the event of a foreclosure
HB 4628 - Relating to erroneous sale of tax lien

Local Bills (2 Bills)
HB 2247 - Creating the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library, creating a library board with the power to operate said library, and providing a method of financing the operation of the library
HB 4630 - Modifying the membership of the Braxton County Recreational Development Authority

Malpractice (1 Bills)
HB 4379 - Relating to payments from the West Virginia Patient Injury Compensation Fund

Military Affairs (39 Bills)
HB 2121 - Providing state health care services for all active and inactive duty military personnel
HB 2146 - Relating to the definition of "eligible veteran" for certain state training and employment preference benefits
HB 2245 - Specifying that federal civil service system retirement income derived from military retirement system pensions that have been converted to federal civil service system pensions is treated as military retirement income for purposes of the modifications to federal adjusted gross income
HB 2274 - Income tax exemption for veterans who locate in West Virginia following separation from service
HB 2312 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Division of Veterans' Affairs
HB 2342 - Providing that municipal employees may receive up to two years of retirement service credit for military service
HB 2411 - Excluding disability income received from a veteran for service related injuries from any calculation used to determine spousal support
HB 2436 - Adding Granada, El Salvador, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Panama Canal as military service credit for persons who are eligible for public employees retirement benefits
HB 2468 - Providing benefits for those who have served in the military service
HB 2471 - Exempting certain recipients of military medals of valor from special registration plate fees
HB 2534 - Establishing a program to promote veteran friendly communities
HB 2543 - Relating to unemployment benefits for certain spouses of military personnel
HB 2544 - Relating to disposition of the remains of a deceased military service member who dies while serving
HB 2653 - Exempting disabled veterans from campground rental fees during certain times
HB 2674 - Allowing a disabled veteran one additional license plate
HB 2781 - Exempting veterans of the Armed Forces or any reserve component from having to obtain a license to hunt, trap or fish
HB 2830 - Allowing members of the West Virginia National Guard or its reserves to obtain free hunting and fishing licenses
HB 2982 - Limiting the liability of military personnel who respond to local emergencies and calls for assistance
HB 3097 - Removing the armed conflict requirement before state employees may receive credit for time served in the Armed Forces
HB 3237 - Allowing an honorable military discharge to be an acceptable form of training for a West Virginia concealed handgun permit
HB 3267 - Providing an additional decreasing modification reducing federal adjusted gross income for income earned by certain military personnel and their spouses
HB 4007 - Relating to unemployment benefits for certain spouses of military personnel
HB 4037 - Relating to the professional and occupational licensure and registration of former and current members of the Armed Forces of the United States
HB 4038 - Relating to death certificates of military veterans
HB 4059 - Relating to educational benefits for dependents of deceased or disabled veterans
HB 4082 - Permitting a military veteran to be identified as a veteran on a driver's license or identification card
HB 4127 - Declaring August 7 as a special memorial day to be known as Purple Heart Recognition Day
HB 4133 - Extending the expiration of driver's licenses for active military members' spouses
HB 4257 - Providing late voter registration opportunities to individuals covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Act of 1986
HB 4330 - Providing that drivers licenses may contain information designating the licensee as a person who is an honorably discharged veteran
HB 4337 - Creating misdemeanor offense of depriving rightful heir to possession of Civil War medals
HB 4346 - Exempting disabled veterans who have suffered a hundred percent total and permanent service-connected disability from state income tax
HB 4433 - Modifying the criteria for awarding high school diplomas to certain veterans
HB 4453 - Limiting the liability of landowners who make land available for military, law enforcement or homeland defense training
HB 4493 - Establishing special memorial days for certain military veterans
HB 4551 - Authorizing the Adjutant General to establish an entity to operate morale, welfare and recreation facilities
HB 4589 - Establishing the West Virginia Board of Veteran Education and Support
HB 4601 - Authorizing the West Virginia National Guard to participate in a federal asset forfeiture or sharing program
HB 4627 - Restricting certain aid to the Armed Forces of the United States by West Virginia agencies

Mines and Minerals (35 Bills)
HB 2030 - Relating to a severance tax imposed on surface mining activities
HB 2069 - Relating to the creation and implementation of drug-free workplaces in coal mines
HB 2151 - Requiring mine operators to provide notice of hazardous chemical substances and lead exposure to its employees
HB 2170 - Requiring all final actions by the Department of Environmental Protection regarding coal mine permits to be completed within six months
HB 2201 - Relating to drug and alcohol free mines
HB 2232 - Removing the exemption from planning and zoning restrictions for mining and manufacturing activities and uses
HB 2263 - Requiring the Office of Miners Health and Safety to employ qualified diesel inspectors
HB 2267 - Requiring the superintendent or owner of a mine to sign the fire boss record book daily
HB 2273 - Requiring paramedics to be on site at coal mines
HB 2318 - Requiring that permanent and temporary battery charging stations in mines be ventilated directly to the return on a separate split of air
HB 2375 - Increasing the amount of mine subsidence insurance reinsured by the board of risk management
HB 2440 - Allowing the Division of Energy to develop an energy related public relations campaign focused on educating the Washington, D.C. area and the federal government about West Virginia coal
HB 2514 - Requiring reclaimed strip mines to be populated by plants that are beneficial to the local bee population
HB 2554 - Intrastate Coal and Use Act
HB 2688 - Authorizing the Governor to appoint an additional member to the Surface Mine Board that represents the interest of labor
HB 2807 - Relating to determining the appropriate penalty to impose against operators who fail to provide immediate notice upon the occurrence of a mining accident
HB 2851 - Permitting surface owners to purchase the mineral interests that lay below the property when the mineral interest becomes subject to a tax lien
HB 2940 - Requiring liners in all new surface coal-waste impoundments and requiring regulations relating to the planning, constructing and maintenance of the liners
HB 3131 - Imposing a ten-year moratorium on severance taxes on the extracting and recovering material from refuse, slurry, gob piles or other sources of waste coal
HB 3262 - Requiring persons engaged in natural gas horizontal well drilling activities to annually submit a report to the Department of Labor identifying the state of residency
HB 4085 - Relating to miners health and safety
HB 4316 - Prohibiting underground injection of coal slurry in new permits or modifications and renewals
HB 4348 - Relating to revocation of current and future horizontal well permits
HB 4351 - Relating to mine safety
HB 4353 - Permitting mineral owners and producers to negotiate a new lease under certain conditions
HB 4358 - Permitting surface owners to receive a two percent royalty for minerals extracted
HB 4359 - Disclosing to surface owners the impact the mineral extraction will have on the surface owner
HB 4393 - Permitting surface owners to purchase the mineral interests that lay below the property when the mineral interest becomes subject to a tax lien
HB 4457 - Eliminating the real property tax on nonproducing mineral estates
HB 4517 - Eliminating the ad valorem tax for barren coal properties
HB 4519 - Continuing the special reclamation tax
HB 4584 - Requiring the Mine Foreman Examiner review the employment history and certify that the applicant for the position of underground assistant mine foreman has met the requirements
HB 4609 - Clarifying that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection does not assume a mine operator's obligations or liabilities under the Water Pollution Control Act
HB 4631 - Relating to dual liner requirements
HB 4642 - Relating to the Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety

Motor Vehicles (And Related Subheadings) (6 Bills)
HB 2038 - Permitting motor vehicle dealers to sell certain motor vehicles on an "as is" basis without a warranty
HB 2226 - Requiring the DMV to notify the state police when a registered sex offender purchases, trades or registers a motor vehicle
HB 2238 - Relating to towing companies notifying the DMV of abandoned vehicles
HB 2255 - Allowing persons involved in motor vehicle accidents to receive pertinent information at no charge in order to file a timely insurance claim
HB 2354 - Giving local authorities the authority to decrease the speed limit on streets and highways where school buses travel in its jurisdiction
HB 2676 - Exempting county school boards of education school buses from paying tolls for transit over the West Virginia Turnpike or any parkways authority project

Motor Vehicles -- Driving Under Influence (4 Bills)
HB 2670 - Increasing the penalty for driving under the influence causing death
HB 2803 - Making it a felony to drive a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, controlled substance or other drug that causes serious bodily injury to another person
HB 4497 - Updating statutory provisions relating to procedures of the Office of Administrative Hearings
HB 4500 - Increasing certain penalties for driving under the influence ("Andrea's Law")

Motor Vehicles -- Insurance (5 Bills)
HB 2205 - Requiring color coded certificates of insurance to be placed on the windshield of the insured motor vehicle
HB 2206 - Prohibiting discrimination in rates by insurance companies because of having filed claims under the uninsured and under insured coverage of an automobile policy
HB 2361 - Limiting liability for repair costs to automobile owners when they hit a deer on a public highway
HB 4380 - Relating to the motor vehicle insurance policy
HB 4560 - Relating to use of particular companies or locations providing automobile glass replacement or repair services

Motor Vehicles -- Licenses, Registration & Inspection (30 Bills)
HB 2110 - Relating to the issuance of driver's licenses and disposition
HB 2117 - Exempting nonprofit organizations from paying an annual motor vehicle registration fee
HB 2150 - Relating to registration and operation of mini trucks
HB 2200 - Exempting motorcycles from the requirement of annual registration
HB 2286 - Providing discounted motor registration fees for members of volunteer fire departments
HB 2327 - Authorizing the Commissioner of the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue a limited number of license plates to County Prosecutors for use on vehicles
HB 2357 - Issuing a special "Family of an Officer Killed in the Line of Duty" license plate
HB 2462 - Providing for the issuance of a special license plate for residents of the fifty-five counties
HB 2471 - Exempting certain recipients of military medals of valor from special registration plate fees
HB 2674 - Allowing a disabled veteran one additional license plate
HB 2780 - Providing for the issuance of a special "In God We Trust" license plate
HB 2831 - Issuing special registration plates allowing parking privileges for persons with mobility impairments
HB 2941 - Authorizing the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue a special license plate for applicants who are hearing impaired
HB 4082 - Permitting a military veteran to be identified as a veteran on a driver's license or identification card
HB 4133 - Extending the expiration of driver's licenses for active military members' spouses
HB 4286 - Relating to registration plates to state, county, municipal and other governmental vehicles
HB 4287 - Expanding the definition of Class A vehicles and designating class farm trucks as Class X
HB 4297 - Authorizing law enforcement to issue a charge by citation when making an arrest for driving with a suspended or revoked license
HB 4330 - Providing that drivers licenses may contain information designating the licensee as a person who is an honorably discharged veteran
HB 4404 - Requiring holders of graduated driver's licenses to pass drug tests
HB 4441 - Removing driver and commercial driver licenses from the identified licenses which may be revoked when in arrearage on child support
HB 4449 - Relating to the suspension or revocation of driver's licenses
HB 4456 - Requiring a photograph on the removable handicap windshield placard
HB 4460 - Relating to license to operate a motor vehicle with bioptic telescope device
HB 4497 - Updating statutory provisions relating to procedures of the Office of Administrative Hearings
HB 4538 - Requiring a sex offender to be identified as such on his or her driver's license
HB 4556 - Relating to married name changes and address changes when applying for or receiving a driver's license
HB 4558 - Relating to suspension of a driver's license
HB 4580 - Adding all terrain vehicles to the definition of motor vehicle for purposes of the protections extended to purchasers of new vehicles
HB 4590 - Providing that renewal of a Class G license to operate a motor vehicle with bioptic telescope device vision report requirement may be waived under certain circumstances

Motor Vehicles -- Regulations (27 Bills)
HB 2062 - Making the offense of failure to wear safety belts a primary offense
HB 2150 - Relating to registration and operation of mini trucks
HB 2205 - Requiring color coded certificates of insurance to be placed on the windshield of the insured motor vehicle
HB 2225 - Providing that when a person from another state writes a worthless check in this state which results in a summons to appear in magistrate court but then fails to appear shall have his or her privilege to drive in this state revoked
HB 2226 - Requiring the DMV to notify the state police when a registered sex offender purchases, trades or registers a motor vehicle
HB 2242 - Permitting running lamps on motorcycles, motor-driven cycles and mopeds
HB 2328 - Providing for a Public Service Commission investigation for traffic accidents involving a motor carrier regulated by the Public Service Commission
HB 2379 - Explaining all warranties for the sale of used cars including the requirements for "as is" sales
HB 2428 - Requiring a preliminary breath analysis for the purpose of determining the blood alcohol content of a surviving driver
HB 2490 - Prohibiting the use of a mobile communication device to engage in text messaging or additional technologies while operating a motor vehicle
HB 2494 - Allowing certain vehicles for emergency response by West Virginia police reserves to use red flashing lights
HB 2730 - Relating to rules governing the operation of motor boats on lakes
HB 2798 - Preventing vehicles from driving more than seventy-five feet in a center lane designated for left turns
HB 3215 - Providing that taxicab companies are not required to subscribe to or pay into the Workers' Compensation Fund
HB 4005 - Prohibiting texting while driving
HB 4075 - Establishing the reckless driving offense of unlawful use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle
HB 4091 - Establishing the offense of operating a motor vehicle while sending or reading a text message
HB 4245 - Permitting certain auxiliary lighting on motorcycles
HB 4391 - Exempting certain unmarked law-enforcement vehicles from sun screening restrictions
HB 4448 - Allowing the use of low-speed vehicles on roads in municipalities with speed limits over twenty-five miles per hour and less than thirty-five
HB 4449 - Relating to the suspension or revocation of driver's licenses
HB 4456 - Requiring a photograph on the removable handicap windshield placard
HB 4460 - Relating to license to operate a motor vehicle with bioptic telescope device
HB 4580 - Adding all terrain vehicles to the definition of motor vehicle for purposes of the protections extended to purchasers of new vehicles
HB 4590 - Providing that renewal of a Class G license to operate a motor vehicle with bioptic telescope device vision report requirement may be waived under certain circumstances
HB 4610 - Revising the definition of "all-terrain vehicle"
HB 4611 - Relating to motor vehicle administration

Motor Vehicles -- Taxation (6 Bills)
HB 2046 - Exempting from the sales and use tax special equipment installed in a motor vehicle for the use of a person with physical disabilities
HB 2236 - Exempting antique cars from taxation and fees
HB 2777 - Exempting recreational vehicles owned by a resident of this state who is seventy years of age or older from ad valorem taxes
HB 4294 - Repealing the municipality motor vehicle operator's tax
HB 4528 - Taxing of utility terrain vehicles
HB 4629 - Permitting the transfer of tax credits for the purchase of alternative-fuel vehicles

Motor Vehicles (And Related Subheadings) (10 Bills)
HB 2456 - Prohibiting the modification of mufflers resulting in excessive noise levels
HB 2477 - Relating to roads and highways
HB 3002 - Requiring the sheriff of a county to issue, upon request, a blue flashing warning light to the prosecuting attorney
HB 3158 - Allowing the use of traffic law photo-monitoring devices
HB 4103 - Consolidating of government services and enforcement of laws pertaining to the motor carrier industry
HB 4338 - Raising the maximum value amount of an abandoned motor vehicle
HB 4371 - Permitting dealers to sell classic and antique motor vehicles in "as is" condition
HB 4502 - Relating to the transport and storage of firearms in private vehicles
HB 4580 - Adding all terrain vehicles to the definition of motor vehicle for purposes of the protections extended to purchasers of new vehicles
HB 4611 - Relating to motor vehicle administration

Municipalities (27 Bills)
HB 2016 - Providing general rules for all county and municipal referendum votes
HB 2085 - Providing meetings and conference rights for members of municipal fire departments
HB 2094 - Exempting certain construction projects performed on behalf of county or municipal governments from the prevailing wage laws
HB 2095 - Requiring that any new or increased municipal taxes or fees must have a defined purpose
HB 2168 - Permitting a retired police officer to be hired as a chief of police and continue to receive retirement benefits
HB 2208 - Providing for actual costs to be paid for municipal audits and reducing the cap on audits for Class IV municipalities
HB 2305 - Providing misdemeanor criminal penalty for failing to comply with law regarding sale, lease or disposition of municipal property
HB 2341 - Relating to meeting and conference rights for members of police or fire departments employed by political subdivisions
HB 2342 - Providing that municipal employees may receive up to two years of retirement service credit for military service
HB 2482 - Changing the way that the costs of incarcerating inmates in regional jails is collected
HB 2665 - Relating to annexation generally
HB 2749 - Allowing a Class IV Town be allowed to create their own charter
HB 2839 - Reducing the number of jurors in criminal trials in municipal courts
HB 3030 - Increasing the number of municipalities that may participate in the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program
HB 4113 - Relating to the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program
HB 4279 - Permitting municipalities to stagger the terms of elected officers
HB 4312 - Removing the requirement that a municipality must pass an ordinance to adopt a contract with another jurisdiction
HB 4315 - Permitting a new class IV town or village to select a form of government
HB 4352 - Enacting zoning ordinances that regulate drilling and hydraulic fracturing activity
HB 4429 - Mandating that chiefs of police and deputy chiefs of police be reinstated to the officer's previous rank
HB 4431 - Terminating the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program on the date of passage
HB 4439 - Permitting a Class I city to use the design-build process
HB 4448 - Allowing the use of low-speed vehicles on roads in municipalities with speed limits over twenty-five miles per hour and less than thirty-five
HB 4461 - Permitting a municipality to issue a citation for violation of external sanitation and common nuisance violations
HB 4462 - Allowing a municipality to sell its property for fair market value, without a public auction, if used for a public purpose
HB 4463 - Conveying property to a nonprofit
HB 4489 - Strengthening authority of the West Virginia Municipal Pensions Oversight Board

Natural Resources (26 Bills)
HB 2149 - Increasing compensation for conservation officers
HB 2219 - Verifiable Science Act
HB 2420 - Providing that the amount of required acreage for bird hunting preserves may be one hundred acres for privately owned commercial shooting preserves
HB 2470 - Increasing penalties for the illegal killing, taking, or possessing of certain wildlife
HB 2527 - Captive Cervid Farming Act
HB 2536 - Creating a hunting license permitting crossbow hunting
HB 2781 - Exempting veterans of the Armed Forces or any reserve component from having to obtain a license to hunt, trap or fish
HB 2830 - Allowing members of the West Virginia National Guard or its reserves to obtain free hunting and fishing licenses
HB 2945 - Reporting beaver and river otter taken and tagged
HB 2948 - Relating to electronic registration of wildlife
HB 3042 - Relating to the regulation of oil and gas wells
HB 3045 - Forest Fairness Act
HB 3072 - Creating a hunting permit to safely accommodate visually impaired hunters
HB 3083 - Including on the state personal income tax return a checkoff option to donate some or all of any tax refund to the Jackson's Mill 4-H Camp Checkoff Program
HB 3254 - Adding oil and gas facilities, wells, pipelines and tanks to the coordinated statewide program of air pollution prevention
HB 3262 - Requiring persons engaged in natural gas horizontal well drilling activities to annually submit a report to the Department of Labor identifying the state of residency
HB 4087 - Continuing the discontinuance of the severance and business privilege tax on the privilege of severing timber
HB 4094 - Eliminating the timber severance tax for an additional three years
HB 4095 - Permitting the Division of Forestry to enter into stewardship contracts and agreements with the US Forest Service
HB 4322 - Adding coyote and fox to the list of species in which any color artificial light is permitted for hunting at night
HB 4328 - Removing bobcats from the list of species requiring a field tag
HB 4329 - Relating to hunting or taking of unprotected species of wild animals
HB 4355 - Requiring operators of natural gas wells and surface owners to enter into surface use agreements
HB 4472 - Transferring the supervisory and jurisdictional responsibilities of the area of Coopers Rock State Forest
HB 4501 - Creating an apprentice hunting and trapping license
HB 4505 - Clarifying the distinction between hunters and shooters in the field

Oil and Gas (22 Bills)
HB 4066 - Relating to ground water contamination and spills associated with the stimulation of wells using the fracking process
HB 4067 - Requiring a driller or owner of a natural gas well who contaminates a groundwater aquifer to remediate the aquifer until it meets the standards of the Clean Water Act
HB 4129 - Reallocating and dedicating three percent of oil and gas severance tax revenues to the oil and gas producing counties of origin
HB 4265 - Requiring flowback plans for all work on oil and gas wells
HB 4266 - Requiring the posting of material data safety sheets and documentation of fracking fluid components
HB 4267 - Studying the environmental and health impacts of shale gas development
HB 4347 - Requiring persons who are not members of the American Association of Professional Landmen to have two years or more of experience in contracting for oil and gas leases
HB 4348 - Relating to revocation of current and future horizontal well permits
HB 4349 - Requiring operators to post a bond for each well and to condition the release of the bond
HB 4350 - Providing landowners of property adjacent to proposed well sites copies of the application, the erosion and sediment control plan
HB 4352 - Enacting zoning ordinances that regulate drilling and hydraulic fracturing activity
HB 4355 - Requiring operators of natural gas wells and surface owners to enter into surface use agreements
HB 4360 - Establishing a cradle to grave monitoring system for withdrawals of water used in the development of natural wells
HB 4361 - Creating a publicly accessible database of information relevant to all horizontally drilled wells
HB 4362 - Requiring the center of all new gas wells to be more than one thousand feet from water wells or six hundred twenty-five feet from the edge of the well pad
HB 4386 - Requiring an emergency, temporary and permanent water supply when gas and oil operations have resulted in contamination, diminution or interruption
HB 4394 - Studying injection induced seismic activity associated with to horizontal well drilling and waste injection
HB 4446 - Relating to severance taxes collected for privilege of producing oil or natural gas
HB 4473 - Dedicating a portion of natural gas severance tax proceeds
HB 4499 - Relating to severance taxes collected for privilege of producing oil or natural gas
HB 4564 - Creating of county endowment funds
HB 4637 - Prohibiting the drilling of horizontal oil and gas wells beneath abandoned wells

Organ Donors (1 Bills)
HB 2086 - Providing for a modification to federal adjusted gross income for expenses incurred by organ donors

Parks and Recreation (6 Bills)
HB 2268 - Providing a ten percent discount to residents at state parks and forests
HB 2415 - Relating to discounts at state parks for elderly and disabled persons
HB 2676 - Exempting county school boards of education school buses from paying tolls for transit over the West Virginia Turnpike or any parkways authority project
HB 2800 - Creating the West Virginia Ski Resort Industry Commission
HB 2968 - Increasing the soft drinks tax
HB 4472 - Transferring the supervisory and jurisdictional responsibilities of the area of Coopers Rock State Forest

Pornography (2 Bills)
HB 2294 - Imposing an excise tax on the sale or rental of obscene materials
HB 2724 - Sexually Oriented Businesses Regulation Act

Prescriptions and Medications (18 Bills)
HB 2021 - Permitting unlicensed personnel to administer medications in certain circumstances
HB 2104 - Providing a mechanism whereby unused, unexpired nonnarcotic drugs previously owned by a deceased nursing home patient or resident may be donated to free health care clinics in the state
HB 2123 - Adopting guidelines to permit pharmacists to prescribe medications
HB 2506 - Prohibiting pharmacists and other persons involved in dispensing medicines from refusing to fill prescriptions
HB 3139 - Relating to restrictions on dispensing oxycontin extended release or fentanyl patches
HB 3159 - Authorizing certain individuals to obtain a prescription for epinephrine, purchase epinephrine, and administer epinephrine in emergency situations and promulgating rules for the development of training programs
HB 3170 - Providing that pharmacists may not obstruct a patient in obtaining a prescription drug or device that has been legally prescribed
HB 4008 - Requiring physicians and other licensed prescribers offer the drug Naloxone to their patients who are prescribed opiates for chronic pain
HB 4023 - Requiring a prescription to receive drug products that contain as an active ingredient ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine and other precursors of methamphetamine
HB 4034 - Establishing prohibited acts relating to possession of controlled substances obtained from more than one health practitioner
HB 4036 - Requiring prescription drugs prior to being dispensed or delivered to be labeled whether the drug may be crushed or otherwise altered
HB 4096 - Creating the Unintentional Pharmaceutical Drug Overdose Fatality Review Team
HB 4336 - Relating to substance abuse
HB 4354 - Creating penalties for parents or guardians who allow to be sold any medication prescribed to a child
HB 4471 - Relating to the controlled substances monitoring
HB 4514 - Updating the Wholesale Drug Distribution Act of 1991
HB 4527 - Prohibiting a health insurance policy or plan from reclassifying a drug on the formulary as a specialty tier drug or increasing the cost-sharing
HB 4640 - Establishing a two year pilot program on the disposal of unused pharmaceuticals

Professions and Occupations (40 Bills)
HB 2009 - Providing a tax incentive to dental practitioners to perform dental services at no cost to indigent patients
HB 2038 - Permitting motor vehicle dealers to sell certain motor vehicles on an "as is" basis without a warranty
HB 2052 - Providing a loan forgiveness program for nurses, social workers, dentists and hygienists
HB 2061 - Requiring the reporting and publication of all compensation, including contingent compensation, paid to lobbyists for all lobbying activities
HB 2114 - Providing an employee the right to decline to work more than forty hours in a workweek
HB 2123 - Adopting guidelines to permit pharmacists to prescribe medications
HB 2124 - Certified Legal Assistant Act
HB 2145 - Providing workers' compensation coverage for certain employees who perform duties attendant to racing activities
HB 2162 - Pharmacy Benefit Manager Licensing and Regulation Act
HB 2169 - Requiring that bartenders be licensed by the Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner
HB 2173 - Requiring applicants for, and holders of, licenses under the West Virginia Real Estate License Act to successfully pass criminal history record checks
HB 2174 - Relating to powers and duties of the State Board of Medicine
HB 2197 - Allowing guidance counselors to compete equally for all guidance counselor positions
HB 2297 - Requiring lobbyists to disclose compensation agreements for each registered employer
HB 2330 - Relating to the licensing of private investigators and security guards
HB 2390 - Providing that all employees have the right to review and copy the contents of their personnel file
HB 2430 - Abolishing the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists
HB 2447 - Adding pharmacist and pharmacy to the definition of "health care provider" as used in the Medical Professional Liability Act
HB 2489 - Exempting licensed surveyors from liability for defamation or slander of title when performing their professional duties
HB 2506 - Prohibiting pharmacists and other persons involved in dispensing medicines from refusing to fill prescriptions
HB 2509 - Requiring lobbyists and lawyers providing lobbying services to pay service tax
HB 2664 - Verifying legal employment status of workers
HB 2753 - Relating to the requirements for and scope of practice for registered veterinary technicians
HB 2976 - Exempting barbers with twenty or more years of experience from continuing education requirements
HB 3200 - Changing the requirements for acquiring a renewal of a barber's license
HB 4037 - Relating to the professional and occupational licensure and registration of former and current members of the Armed Forces of the United States
HB 4077 - Relating to activities that may be performed by a dental hygienist without a prior exam by a dentist
HB 4097 - Creating a license to practice hair styling
HB 4098 - Providing a loan forgiveness program for dentists and hygienists
HB 4106 - Relating to the registration of pawnbrokers
HB 4109 - Clarifying the application of the sunrise review process to the establishment, revision of expansion of professional scopes of practice
HB 4118 - Including the surviving spouse and a designated individual previously chosen by the deceased as a person who may designate the manner of disposition of a deceased person's body
HB 4300 - Including various additional professions under the definition of "medical services applicant" under the Volunteer for Nonprofit Youth Organizations Act
HB 4347 - Requiring persons who are not members of the American Association of Professional Landmen to have two years or more of experience in contracting for oil and gas leases
HB 4378 - Exempting barbers licensed in West Virginia for thirty years or more from continuing education requirements
HB 4388 - Relating to the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology
HB 4492 - Requiring certain licensees to take continuing education in green building
HB 4512 - Relating to private investigative and security services
HB 4543 - Defining the term "advanced nurse practitioner"
HB 4574 - Allowing the licensure of certain veterinarians by endorsement

Public Employees (38 Bills)
HB 2029 - Increasing the amount of annual and incremental salary increases for eligible state employees
HB 2115 - Salary increases for public employees based upon residential housing costs
HB 2120 - Providing overtime pay for all employees who are required to work holidays regardless if the holiday hours are in excess of a forty hour workweek
HB 2128 - Relating to itinerant status for school service personnel
HB 2146 - Relating to the definition of "eligible veteran" for certain state training and employment preference benefits
HB 2177 - Freezing PEIA employee premiums for three years
HB 2186 - Authorizing insurance to married workers without children at reduced rates under the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Act
HB 2193 - Providing a $1,000 cost-of-living adjustment to all eligible state employees and retirees
HB 2194 - Establishing seniority rights for public employees
HB 2195 - Increasing salary increments paid to principals and assistant principals
HB 2297 - Requiring lobbyists to disclose compensation agreements for each registered employer
HB 2335 - Allowing mental hygiene commissioners to carry concealed weapons
HB 2355 - Allowing state employees to take paid leave to attend parent-teacher conference for their children
HB 2358 - Allowing certain public employees to pay back retirement benefits
HB 2380 - Increasing the pay grade of cafeteria managers
HB 2410 - Prohibiting the naming of a publicly funded building, road, structure or project for a living elected public official
HB 2455 - Providing for a supplement of three percent to be paid to all annuitants of the Public Employees' Retirement and Teachers' Retirement Systems
HB 2469 - Expanding the West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program to children of certain state employees
HB 2473 - Clarifying that fire chiefs working with paid and volunteer fire departments are employees that are provided immunity under the Governmental Tort Claims
HB 2535 - Creating an equal pay coordinator within the Governor's Office to ensure pay equity among state employees
HB 2666 - Repealing the authority to involuntary transfer employees
HB 2667 - Requiring the Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board to have a quorum of five members present at any public hearing
HB 2720 - Exempting certain income received by retired federal employees from the personal income tax
HB 2728 - Providing crime watch members coverage under the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance health coverage plan
HB 2767 - Providing a $1,200 cost of living adjustment to all eligible state employees and retirees
HB 2782 - Encouraging public officials to display the national motto on all public property and public buildings
HB 2846 - Prohibiting elected or appointed officials from using public funds to purchase, distribute or disseminate certain items and publications
HB 2934 - Granting $1,000 annual salary increase for state employees
HB 2992 - Authorizing the equal pay commission to study the "glass ceiling" concept
HB 2996 - Establishing shift differential pay scales for employees of the Division of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Services, and Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority
HB 3110 - Establishing a living minimum wage for public employees
HB 3111 - Providing state employees with a cost of living salary adjustment
HB 4058 - Creating a equal pay coordinator within the Division of Personnel to ensure pay equity among state employees
HB 4064 - Increasing the maximum cash award the Employee Suggestion Award Board may make
HB 4332 - Relating to transfer of service credit from Public Employees Retirement System to Emergency Medical Services Retirement System
HB 4339 - Providing an increase to all annuitants of the Public Employees Retirement and Teachers Retirement Systems
HB 4482 - Clarifying the authority of the West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board to determine the participating public employer contribution rate
HB 4552 - Requiring employer verification of the legal status of workers using an electronic verification program, the "E-Verify program"

Public Service Commission (12 Bills)
HB 2025 - West Virginia Energy Efficiency Act
HB 2163 - Creating a mandatory grace period for the payment of water and sewer bills
HB 2202 - Providing for removal and election of Public Service Commissioners
HB 2328 - Providing for a Public Service Commission investigation for traffic accidents involving a motor carrier regulated by the Public Service Commission
HB 2809 - Stopping accelerated rate recovery because of adverse effects of constructing transmission facilities and revising the definition of need
HB 2810 - Relating to interconnection and net-metering of customer-generators of renewable energy
HB 3201 - Increasing the number of commissioners on the Public Service Commission
HB 4444 - Relating to commercial mobile radio service providers
HB 4530 - Authorizing the Public Service Commission to consider and issue a financing order to certain regulated electric utilities to permit the recovery of expanded net energy costs
HB 4532 - Exempting motor vehicles used by the Department of Health and Human Resources solely for transporting Medicaid patients from the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission
HB 4619 - Relating to alternative fuel initiatives
HB 4646 - Requiring electric utilities to implement integrated resource plans

Public Service Districts (2 Bills)
HB 2244 - Changing the board members of public service districts terms from six years to three years
HB 4372 - Increasing the salary of public service district board members

Railroads (5 Bills)
HB 2316 - Giving full consideration to bicycle, pedestrian and transit ways in the planning, development of state roads, railways and waterways
HB 4074 - Giving bicycle, pedestrian and transit ways full consideration in the planning and development and redevelopment of state roads, railways and waterways
HB 4345 - Prohibiting the unauthorized sale of railroad scrap metal
HB 4415 - Authorize a Prince Railroad Station Authority to acquire and maintain the railroad station building
HB 4577 - Requiring that protective fencing be placed along railroad lines operating adjacent to public schools

Real Property (30 Bills)
HB 2082 - Changing the time for periodic valuations and assessments of real and personal property
HB 2084 - Permitting a county sheriff when acting as a conservator to retain five percent of the protected person's estate, up to $250 per year
HB 2115 - Salary increases for public employees based upon residential housing costs
HB 2143 - Salary increases for school service employees based upon residential housing costs
HB 2231 - Authorizing county commissions to use impact fees to fund the building and operation of libraries and to administer and provide affordable housing for individuals or families of low or moderate income
HB 2235 - Providing an election to allow resident homeowners, sixty-five years old or older, to defer the payment of property tax increases to their residential property
HB 2270 - Relating to assessments of real property
HB 2276 - Providing a three percent cap on any increase in assessment on real property that is the primary residence
HB 2293 - Prohibiting the publication of the consideration paid for the sale of real estate or the amount of any lien on the real property subject to the sale
HB 2305 - Providing misdemeanor criminal penalty for failing to comply with law regarding sale, lease or disposition of municipal property
HB 2360 - Allowing quarterly payment of real and personal property taxes
HB 2429 - Eliminating the state excise tax on the privilege of transferring real property, and imposing a new county excise tax for transferring real property
HB 2672 - Providing a ten percent cap on any increase in assessment of real and personal property in any one year
HB 2790 - Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
HB 3177 - Permitting an owner who sells real property pursuant to a deed of trust to terminate a preexisting tenancy
HB 3184 - Making property crimes valued at over $1,000 a felony
HB 4018 - Granting licensed real estate appraisers access to commercial or residential review documents
HB 4052 - Providing criminal penalties for the intentional defacement of public and private property due to graffiti
HB 4334 - West Virginia Civil and Criminal Forfeiture Act
HB 4374 - Limiting a landowner from civil liability for injuries that may occur on the landowner's property caused while hunting
HB 4375 - Relating to the liability of a possessor of real property for harm to a trespasser
HB 4384 - Providing a commercial property owner the ability to have the property appraised by an MAI appraisal prior to condemnation proceedings
HB 4407 - Providing for the seizure of assets and other real property used for the exploitation of children
HB 4425 - Requiring a landlord address issues of the accumulation of moisture and the growth of mold
HB 4457 - Eliminating the real property tax on nonproducing mineral estates
HB 4596 - Relating to the remediation and disclosure of clandestine drug laboratories
HB 4604 - Relating to assessment of real property
HB 4621 - Exempting nonresident property owners and their families from hunting, trapping and fishing license requirements when on their own land
HB 4628 - Relating to erroneous sale of tax lien
HB 4653 - Relating to public school support computation of local share

Regulation of Trade (26 Bills)
HB 2015 - Creating regulations for commercial dog breeding operations
HB 2057 - Allowing certain owners of warehouses to store and to transport quantities of alcoholic liquors, wine, beer or nonintoxicating beer which are not intended or being stored for the purpose of sale or use within the state
HB 2097 - Permitting the sale of nonintoxicating beer within three hundred feet from a church that consents to the sale
HB 2133 - Making it an unfair trade practice to refuse to refill a propane gas tank
HB 2246 - Repealing article of the code granting a business license to sell drug paraphernalia
HB 2379 - Explaining all warranties for the sale of used cars including the requirements for "as is" sales
HB 2388 - Allowing the legal sale of liquor and wine on Sunday to be the same hours as prescribed for the sale of beer on Sunday
HB 3234 - Requiring the Secretary of State to notify every corporation, limited partnership, limited liability company and foreign limited liability company registered to do business of their duty to pay an annual report fee
HB 3252 - Allowing wine distribution agreements to be by geographic areas
HB 3256 - Requiring the closing hours of private clubs to be two o'clock a.m.
HB 3261 - BPA-Free Kids Act
HB 4102 - Relating to the regulation of fireworks
HB 4106 - Relating to the registration of pawnbrokers
HB 4116 - Relating to liquefied petroleum gas-consuming equipment and appliances
HB 4263 - The West Virginia Buy American Act
HB 4345 - Prohibiting the unauthorized sale of railroad scrap metal
HB 4355 - Requiring operators of natural gas wells and surface owners to enter into surface use agreements
HB 4357 - Modifying the bonding requirement for closing-out sales
HB 4371 - Permitting dealers to sell classic and antique motor vehicles in "as is" condition
HB 4373 - Save West Virginia Call Center Jobs Act
HB 4400 - Relating to unfair trading practices by insurance companies
HB 4440 - Relating to unfair trading practices by insurance companies
HB 4508 - Requiring certification of correctness as to design, construction and performance of domestic and commercial liquefied petroleum gas-consuming equipment and appliances
HB 4598 - Prohibiting the use of single-use plastic bags by stores
HB 4603 - Prohibiting the sale of beer and wine at self-scan registers
HB 4615 - Making trademark counterfeiting a crime

Regulations (6 Bills)
HB 2002 - Relating to the denial of course credits for unexcused absences in school
HB 2229 - Limiting the purchase of handguns to one gun per month
HB 2409 - Making English the official language of West Virginia
HB 2467 - Prohibiting inquiries reflected on a credit report from adversely affecting an application for insurance
HB 2724 - Sexually Oriented Businesses Regulation Act
HB 2834 - Relating to water pollution control

Rehabilitation Clinic (3 Bills)
HB 2381 - Prohibiting the establishment of methadone treatment programs and clinics except those operated by comprehensive community mental health centers
HB 2408 - Relating to treatment for drug and alcohol addiction
HB 4568 - Providing rehabilitation treatment programs to inmates imprisoned in any jail

Religious Organizations (6 Bills)
HB 2097 - Permitting the sale of nonintoxicating beer within three hundred feet from a church that consents to the sale
HB 2126 - Exempting children receiving an exemption from compulsory school attendance in favor of church school from standardized testing requirement
HB 2657 - West Virginia Religious Freedom Restoration Act
HB 2662 - Exempting existing churches from paying tax on propane and other forms of heating oil
HB 3113 - Exempting nonprofit, tax exempt corporations or organizations affiliated with a church from consumer sales and service tax
HB 4083 - Exempting nonprofit, tax exempt corporations or organizations affiliated with a church or association of churches from consumer sales and service tax

Retirement (And Related Subheadings) (2 Bills)
HB 2363 - Preventing a reduction in the annuity of a person who retires with disability retirement at age sixty-five
HB 2423 - Establishing the West Virginia Voluntary Employee Retirement Accounts Program

Retirement -- Education Personnel (17 Bills)
HB 2033 - Repealing the one hundred forty day limitation that a retired school teacher may teach in public schools
HB 2140 - Requiring racetracks who are licensed to operate video lottery terminals pay a fee of one thousand dollars for each machine and that the revenue from these fees are to be transferred to the benefit fund of the Teachers Retirement System
HB 2333 - Allowing the purchase of service credit in the State Teachers Retirement System for temporary employment under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA)
HB 2359 - Increasing benefits of retired state personnel and retired teachers
HB 2376 - Relating to the Public Employees Retirement System and the Teachers Retirement System; and providing a one-time supplement for annuitants and survivor beneficiaries after being retired five consecutive years
HB 2412 - Providing a one-time bonus payable in July of every year for retired public school teachers and state retirees
HB 2719 - Providing a cost-of-living provision for certain persons retired under the Teachers Retirement System
HB 2726 - Giving all school personnel, including teachers and service personnel and retired teachers a raise
HB 2733 - Relating to any income derived from the West Virginia Teachers Retirement System and any other income received by active public school teacher or service personnel being subtracted from federal adjusted gross income
HB 2847 - Relating to the State Teachers Retirement System
HB 3023 - Providing a one-time supplement to retired public employees and teachers seventy years of age or older
HB 3024 - Exempting income received by retired public employees and retired teachers through their state retirement systems from personal income taxes
HB 3053 - Providing a cost-of-living provision for certain persons retired
HB 4339 - Providing an increase to all annuitants of the Public Employees Retirement and Teachers Retirement Systems
HB 4496 - Relating to qualifying for a disability annuity under the Teachers' Retirement System
HB 4555 - Exempting the first $20,000 of state pensions and social security benefits from West Virginia personal income tax
HB 4599 - Extending the time for members of the State Teachers Retirement System to purchase additional service credit for teaching

Retirement -- Public Employees (31 Bills)
HB 2043 - Relating to the reduction of state income taxes for certain state and federal retirees by increasing the exemption on retirement income
HB 2189 - Prohibiting the finance board pursuant to the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Act from increasing the types and levels of costs to applicable current and retired employees during the 2010 and 2011 plan years
HB 2193 - Providing a $1,000 cost-of-living adjustment to all eligible state employees and retirees
HB 2223 - Providing correctional officers may retire with full benefits after twenty years of actual and honorable service
HB 2245 - Specifying that federal civil service system retirement income derived from military retirement system pensions that have been converted to federal civil service system pensions is treated as military retirement income for purposes of the modifications to federal adjusted gross income
HB 2331 - Providing that certain mental hygiene commissioners are eligible for membership in the Public Employees Retirement System
HB 2342 - Providing that municipal employees may receive up to two years of retirement service credit for military service
HB 2358 - Allowing certain public employees to pay back retirement benefits
HB 2359 - Increasing benefits of retired state personnel and retired teachers
HB 2364 - Reducing state income tax liability for certain retired public employees
HB 2412 - Providing a one-time bonus payable in July of every year for retired public school teachers and state retirees
HB 2436 - Adding Granada, El Salvador, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Panama Canal as military service credit for persons who are eligible for public employees retirement benefits
HB 2659 - Exempting the first twenty thousand dollars of state pensions and social security benefits from West Virginia personal income tax
HB 2718 - Providing that correctional officers may retire with full benefits after twenty years of service
HB 3023 - Providing a one-time supplement to retired public employees and teachers seventy years of age or older
HB 3024 - Exempting income received by retired public employees and retired teachers through their state retirement systems from personal income taxes
HB 3025 - Exempting the first $20,000 of public employees pensions from personal income tax
HB 3053 - Providing a cost-of-living provision for certain persons retired
HB 3097 - Removing the armed conflict requirement before state employees may receive credit for time served in the Armed Forces
HB 4253 - Providing a one-time supplements to certain annuitants
HB 4332 - Relating to transfer of service credit from Public Employees Retirement System to Emergency Medical Services Retirement System
HB 4339 - Providing an increase to all annuitants of the Public Employees Retirement and Teachers Retirement Systems
HB 4364 - Relating to other post-employment benefits (OPEB)
HB 4381 - Reducing state income taxes for certain state and federal retirees
HB 4395 - Providing a one-time supplement for certain annuitants and survivor beneficiaries
HB 4474 - Reinstating service credit to certain members of the Public Employees Retirement System
HB 4489 - Strengthening authority of the West Virginia Municipal Pensions Oversight Board
HB 4555 - Exempting the first $20,000 of state pensions and social security benefits from West Virginia personal income tax
HB 4557 - Reducing state income tax liability for certain retired public employees
HB 4573 - Requiring spouse approval of election of annuity option
HB 4654 - Relating to the provision of mailing services by the CPRB to certain retiree organizations

Retirement (And Related Subheadings) (8 Bills)
HB 2168 - Permitting a retired police officer to be hired as a chief of police and continue to receive retirement benefits
HB 2455 - Providing for a supplement of three percent to be paid to all annuitants of the Public Employees' Retirement and Teachers' Retirement Systems
HB 2767 - Providing a $1,200 cost of living adjustment to all eligible state employees and retirees
HB 2769 - Relating to certain members of the Legislature and certain service by members of the Legislature
HB 2967 - Providing a personal income tax modification for certain retirees who are in long-term care facilities
HB 4343 - Relating to the judicial retirement system
HB 4482 - Clarifying the authority of the West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board to determine the participating public employer contribution rate
HB 4531 - Providing pension benefits for hotel employees at certain racetracks

Roads and Highways (22 Bills)
HB 2176 - Terminating tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike before 2020
HB 2238 - Relating to towing companies notifying the DMV of abandoned vehicles
HB 2316 - Giving full consideration to bicycle, pedestrian and transit ways in the planning, development of state roads, railways and waterways
HB 2343 - Requiring the West Virginia Commissioner of Highways to use recycled materials in construction or maintenance of roads and highways
HB 2354 - Giving local authorities the authority to decrease the speed limit on streets and highways where school buses travel in its jurisdiction
HB 2361 - Limiting liability for repair costs to automobile owners when they hit a deer on a public highway
HB 2410 - Prohibiting the naming of a publicly funded building, road, structure or project for a living elected public official
HB 2477 - Relating to roads and highways
HB 2676 - Exempting county school boards of education school buses from paying tolls for transit over the West Virginia Turnpike or any parkways authority project
HB 2798 - Preventing vehicles from driving more than seventy-five feet in a center lane designated for left turns
HB 2964 - Eliminating tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike before February 1, 2020
HB 3141 - Requiring the Commissioner of Highways to require bonds be posted in connection with major construction, mineral extraction and industrial projects that impact the roads
HB 3160 - Transferring powers of construction and maintenance activities of parkways authority
HB 3175 - Requiring a popular vote of the residents of the county affected by a proposed initial rate or a proposed increase of any rate or tolls
HB 3183 - Creating the Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs Program
HB 4022 - Prohibiting use of turning lanes for through traffic under certain circumstances
HB 4074 - Giving bicycle, pedestrian and transit ways full consideration in the planning and development and redevelopment of state roads, railways and waterways
HB 4092 - Relating to signage for construction zones
HB 4093 - Providing a clear zone in the event that a vehicle is stopped along a highway
HB 4120 - Funding of the industrial access road fund
HB 4269 - Eliminating tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike before February 1, 2020, and providing that no new bonds may be issued
HB 4331 - Including Pine Terrace in Cross Lanes, Kanawha County into the State Road System

Rule Making Authority (7 Bills)
HB 4001 - Authorizing boards to establish fees by legislative rule
HB 4108 - Authorizing the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection to regulate environmental sampling by legislative rule
HB 4110 - Requiring agencies to review their legislative rules
HB 4259 - Providing that rules adopted by the Workers' Compensation board of managers are subject to the legislative review process
HB 4261 - Relating to review of state administrative agency rule-making
HB 4264 - Including training and education in fire rescue as part of the legislative rulemaking
HB 4340 - Requiring the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission to propose legislative rules concerning concussions

Safety (43 Bills)
HB 2020 - West Virginia Innovative Mine Safety Technology Tax Credit Act
HB 2071 - Providing for the use of neck braces by football players
HB 2119 - Relating to the eliminating of mercury in vaccines
HB 2151 - Requiring mine operators to provide notice of hazardous chemical substances and lead exposure to its employees
HB 2207 - Providing that accident report forms are conclusive as to the issue of the accident's cause, unless a court rules otherwise
HB 2263 - Requiring the Office of Miners Health and Safety to employ qualified diesel inspectors
HB 2273 - Requiring paramedics to be on site at coal mines
HB 2309 - Requiring the use of helmets by skateboarders
HB 2316 - Giving full consideration to bicycle, pedestrian and transit ways in the planning, development of state roads, railways and waterways
HB 2318 - Requiring that permanent and temporary battery charging stations in mines be ventilated directly to the return on a separate split of air
HB 2371 - Relating to the West Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
HB 2545 - Requiring onsite employees at certain public works construction projects to complete an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) approved 10-hour construction safety program
HB 2707 - Expanding the definition of "imminent danger to the physical well-being of the child" with regard to child abuse and neglect
HB 2773 - Relating to neighborhood crime watch programs
HB 2791 - Requiring the Superintendent of the State Police to implement a plan to increase the number of troopers
HB 2807 - Relating to determining the appropriate penalty to impose against operators who fail to provide immediate notice upon the occurrence of a mining accident
HB 2840 - Providing that all persons have the right to be free from violence
HB 3005 - Ensuring Patient Safety Act
HB 3010 - Ensuring patient safety
HB 3015 - The Healthy and Safe Workplace Act
HB 3027 - Authorizing the sale of prohibited fireworks
HB 3041 - Protecting nonfamily or nonhousehold members from sexual offenses, stalking and harassment
HB 3072 - Creating a hunting permit to safely accommodate visually impaired hunters
HB 3153 - Exempting of certain public safety training courses from payment of consumer sales tax
HB 4006 - Relating to elevator workers' licensure exemptions
HB 4014 - Creating the "Jason Flatt Act of 2012"
HB 4084 - Relating to personal safety orders
HB 4085 - Relating to miners health and safety
HB 4102 - Relating to the regulation of fireworks
HB 4125 - Correcting date for schools to send notice to parents alerting them to the existence of the school's crisis response plan
HB 4266 - Requiring the posting of material data safety sheets and documentation of fracking fluid components
HB 4340 - Requiring the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission to propose legislative rules concerning concussions
HB 4344 - Relating to the control of potentially dangerous wild animals
HB 4351 - Relating to mine safety
HB 4366 - Relating to safety and welfare of employees
HB 4422 - Relating to crane operator certification
HB 4434 - Relating to carbon monoxide detectors
HB 4577 - Requiring that protective fencing be placed along railroad lines operating adjacent to public schools
HB 4584 - Requiring the Mine Foreman Examiner review the employment history and certify that the applicant for the position of underground assistant mine foreman has met the requirements
HB 4587 - Including a clearer definition of hazing within West Virginia's antihazing statute
HB 4625 - Relating to the school access safety act
HB 4639 - Prohibiting provisions in agreements to settle litigation if the information could have an adverse impact
HB 4642 - Relating to the Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety

Salaries (44 Bills)
HB 2029 - Increasing the amount of annual and incremental salary increases for eligible state employees
HB 2061 - Requiring the reporting and publication of all compensation, including contingent compensation, paid to lobbyists for all lobbying activities
HB 2086 - Providing for a modification to federal adjusted gross income for expenses incurred by organ donors
HB 2102 - Providing a two thousand eight dollar salary increase for each employee of the Division of Corrections
HB 2115 - Salary increases for public employees based upon residential housing costs
HB 2120 - Providing overtime pay for all employees who are required to work holidays regardless if the holiday hours are in excess of a forty hour workweek
HB 2127 - Providing full daily rate of pay for substitute teachers if they have in excess of ten instructional days in the same school year
HB 2130 - Providing a salary supplement for providers of medicaid eligible services in the public schools
HB 2143 - Salary increases for school service employees based upon residential housing costs
HB 2149 - Increasing compensation for conservation officers
HB 2154 - Establishing school service personnel class title and pay grade for the positions of "Administrative Assistant" and "Legal Secretary"
HB 2184 - Granting a salary increase for Regional Jail Authority employees
HB 2193 - Providing a $1,000 cost-of-living adjustment to all eligible state employees and retirees
HB 2195 - Increasing salary increments paid to principals and assistant principals
HB 2218 - Subtracting social security benefits from federal adjusted gross income
HB 2251 - Increasing the salaries of magistrates who serve populations of eight thousand four hundred or more
HB 2253 - Providing additional state minimum salary for certain teachers
HB 2272 - Increasing compensation of membership of the West Virginia State Police
HB 2304 - Relating to the employment and compensation of school service personnel
HB 2380 - Increasing the pay grade of cafeteria managers
HB 2726 - Giving all school personnel, including teachers and service personnel and retired teachers a raise
HB 2727 - Providing an exemption from gross income for certain members of volunteer fire departments
HB 2734 - Establishing prevailing hourly rates to be used in connection with the construction of public improvements
HB 2767 - Providing a $1,200 cost of living adjustment to all eligible state employees and retirees
HB 2934 - Granting $1,000 annual salary increase for state employees
HB 2992 - Authorizing the equal pay commission to study the "glass ceiling" concept
HB 2996 - Establishing shift differential pay scales for employees of the Division of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Services, and Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority
HB 3022 - Establishing a minimum number of troopers to provide basic law enforcement services, and providing members of the West Virginia State Police a $580 salary increase at the end of two years of service
HB 3057 - Providing for career development and establishing a pay scale for Alcohol Beverage Commission inspectors, enforcement agents and supervisors
HB 3110 - Establishing a living minimum wage for public employees
HB 3111 - Providing state employees with a cost of living salary adjustment
HB 3168 - Requiring that State Police officers be compensated for time when they are required to be on standby and providing a stipend for housing cost for certain officers
HB 4058 - Creating a equal pay coordinator within the Division of Personnel to ensure pay equity among state employees
HB 4070 - Changing the basis for paying the county salary supplement equivalent pay rate for division of rehabilitation teachers
HB 4281 - Increasing the supplemental pay of members of the West Virginia State Police
HB 4293 - Increasing the compensation caps for secretary-clerks and case coordinators in the family court
HB 4372 - Increasing the salary of public service district board members
HB 4392 - Compensating all state magistrates, magistrate assistants, magistrate court clerks equally
HB 4405 - Increasing compensation, after July 1, 2012, of elected county officials and county commissioners for each class of county
HB 4406 - Allowing county commissions broad discretion in setting the salaries of county elected officials
HB 4435 - Increasing the educational increment for school service personnel
HB 4478 - Maintaining a minimum of eight hundred state troopers by July 1, 2016; and increasing salary
HB 4563 - Relating to the calculation of prevailing wages
HB 4623 - Relating to the time final wages are required to be paid to discharged employees

Secretary of State (10 Bills)
HB 2481 - Relating to elections
HB 2533 - Requiring the identities of signatories to a certificate for a person seeking ballot access to be made public and verified
HB 3234 - Requiring the Secretary of State to notify every corporation, limited partnership, limited liability company and foreign limited liability company registered to do business of their duty to pay an annual report fee
HB 4021 - Relating to emergency powers of the Secretary of State
HB 4342 - Relating to the preparation and sale of voter registration lists
HB 4402 - Relating to election complaint procedure
HB 4452 - Relating to the maintenance of voter registration lists and related records
HB 4586 - Requiring filings in the State Register and the Code of State Rules be available in an electronic format
HB 4595 - Relating to annual business fees paid to the Secretary of State
HB 4607 - Providing procedures for foreign profit and foreign nonprofit corporations to be reinstated following administrative revocation

Senior Citizens (16 Bills)
HB 2107 - Excluding federal interest income when applying the income exclusion available to those sixty-five years of age or older and to persons permanently and totally disabled
HB 2235 - Providing an election to allow resident homeowners, sixty-five years old or older, to defer the payment of property tax increases to their residential property
HB 2310 - Establishing a program for reprogramming cellular telephones and distributing to seniors for making emergency calls
HB 2337 - Eliminating West Virginia income tax on social security benefits
HB 2415 - Relating to discounts at state parks for elderly and disabled persons
HB 2683 - Providing for aged or disabled farmers to continue to receive the benefit of having their farm land appraised as farm property after they cease farming
HB 2777 - Exempting recreational vehicles owned by a resident of this state who is seventy years of age or older from ad valorem taxes
HB 3009 - Raising the maximum personal income tax exemption for persons over the age of sixty-five and for persons who are totally disabled
HB 3221 - Community-Based Services Act
HB 3268 - Relating to who may claim a homestead exemption
HB 4062 - Creating an in-home direct care workforce registry
HB 4071 - Increasing the maximum personal income tax exemption for persons over the age of sixty-five and for persons who are totally disabled
HB 4369 - Raising the qualifying percentage of the federal poverty level relating to the senior citizens' tax credit
HB 4450 - Creating the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Fund
HB 4516 - Allowing for greater cooperation concerning reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of vulnerable adults among different entities
HB 4539 - Exempting resident seniors aged sixty-five years and older from purchasing hunting, fishing and trapping stamps or permits

Social Security (5 Bills)
HB 2218 - Subtracting social security benefits from federal adjusted gross income
HB 2337 - Eliminating West Virginia income tax on social security benefits
HB 2659 - Exempting the first twenty thousand dollars of state pensions and social security benefits from West Virginia personal income tax
HB 2916 - Exempting social security benefits from West Virginia personal income
HB 4555 - Exempting the first $20,000 of state pensions and social security benefits from West Virginia personal income tax

Taxation (And Related Subheadings) (7 Bills)
HB 2095 - Requiring that any new or increased municipal taxes or fees must have a defined purpose
HB 2106 - Allowing a tax deduction for all prepaid tuition contracts or college savings plan
HB 2212 - Permitting deed of trust or mortgage interest paid on a taxpayers' personal residences to be used for personal income tax purposes
HB 2323 - The Family Education Tax Credit Act
HB 2424 - Health Care Affordability Act
HB 2655 - Abolishing the business and franchise tax
HB 2717 - The Economic Fairness Act of 2009

Taxation -- Consumers Sales Tax (15 Bills)
HB 2046 - Exempting from the sales and use tax special equipment installed in a motor vehicle for the use of a person with physical disabilities
HB 2111 - Dedicating a portion of the receipts from the tax on food products to be distributed equally to each district of the Division of Highways
HB 2258 - Eliminating the severance tax and the health care provider tax on behavior health providers
HB 2294 - Imposing an excise tax on the sale or rental of obscene materials
HB 2658 - Reducing the wholesale tax on heating fuel, off road fuels, kerosene and propane used for home heating purposes or off road use
HB 2685 - Providing an exemption from estate taxes and the Consumers Sales and Service Tax for certain expenses of any infant who dies before reaching one year of age
HB 2702 - Creating an annual exemption for clothing, footwear and school supplies
HB 2774 - Increasing the barrel tax on nonintoxicating beer
HB 3027 - Authorizing the sale of prohibited fireworks
HB 3113 - Exempting nonprofit, tax exempt corporations or organizations affiliated with a church from consumer sales and service tax
HB 3153 - Exempting of certain public safety training courses from payment of consumer sales tax
HB 3224 - Removing annual credit cap for expansion projects
HB 4083 - Exempting nonprofit, tax exempt corporations or organizations affiliated with a church or association of churches from consumer sales and service tax
HB 4335 - Relating to the administration of sales and use tax
HB 4528 - Taxing of utility terrain vehicles

Taxation -- Mines & Minerals (7 Bills)
HB 2020 - West Virginia Innovative Mine Safety Technology Tax Credit Act
HB 2030 - Relating to a severance tax imposed on surface mining activities
HB 2366 - Dedicating five percent of coal severance tax to the county of origin
HB 2851 - Permitting surface owners to purchase the mineral interests that lay below the property when the mineral interest becomes subject to a tax lien
HB 3131 - Imposing a ten-year moratorium on severance taxes on the extracting and recovering material from refuse, slurry, gob piles or other sources of waste coal
HB 4519 - Continuing the special reclamation tax
HB 4632 - Creating the Energy Intensive Industrial Consumers Revitalization Tax Credit Act

Taxation -- Motor Vehicles (3 Bills)
HB 2236 - Exempting antique cars from taxation and fees
HB 3232 - Relating to consumers sales tax on motor vehicles
HB 4629 - Permitting the transfer of tax credits for the purchase of alternative-fuel vehicles

Taxation -- Personal & Corporate Income Tax (51 Bills)
HB 2009 - Providing a tax incentive to dental practitioners to perform dental services at no cost to indigent patients
HB 2043 - Relating to the reduction of state income taxes for certain state and federal retirees by increasing the exemption on retirement income
HB 2086 - Providing for a modification to federal adjusted gross income for expenses incurred by organ donors
HB 2107 - Excluding federal interest income when applying the income exclusion available to those sixty-five years of age or older and to persons permanently and totally disabled
HB 2140 - Requiring racetracks who are licensed to operate video lottery terminals pay a fee of one thousand dollars for each machine and that the revenue from these fees are to be transferred to the benefit fund of the Teachers Retirement System
HB 2212 - Permitting deed of trust or mortgage interest paid on a taxpayers' personal residences to be used for personal income tax purposes
HB 2215 - Exempting undergraduate students attending state colleges or universities for the first two years postgraduation, from the payment of state income tax
HB 2271 - Business and occupation tax credit to electric power generators for the use of West Virginia coal
HB 2274 - Income tax exemption for veterans who locate in West Virginia following separation from service
HB 2296 - Income tax deduction for gifts to West Virginia charities
HB 2337 - Eliminating West Virginia income tax on social security benefits
HB 2360 - Allowing quarterly payment of real and personal property taxes
HB 2364 - Reducing state income tax liability for certain retired public employees
HB 2493 - Increasing allowable tax credits for qualified rehabilitated buildings investment
HB 2508 - Providing for a credit against the West Virginia personal income tax liability in the amount of payments made on student loans
HB 2509 - Requiring lobbyists and lawyers providing lobbying services to pay service tax
HB 2529 - Authorizing a corporation net income tax credit for reducing charges for home heating fuel and propane gas provided to low-income residents
HB 2548 - Permitting an individual taxpayer to decrease his or her federal adjusted gross income up to $1,000 for nursing home expenses
HB 2655 - Abolishing the business and franchise tax
HB 2659 - Exempting the first twenty thousand dollars of state pensions and social security benefits from West Virginia personal income tax
HB 2661 - Reducing the corporate net income tax rate to five point nine percent effective the first day of July, two thousand eleven
HB 2671 - Providing a corporate tax credit for qualified health insurance policies
HB 2720 - Exempting certain income received by retired federal employees from the personal income tax
HB 2733 - Relating to any income derived from the West Virginia Teachers Retirement System and any other income received by active public school teacher or service personnel being subtracted from federal adjusted gross income
HB 2768 - Providing a personal income tax exemption for living organ donors
HB 2771 - Stay Home in West Virginia and Work Tax Incentive
HB 2783 - Providing a two-tiered personal income tax credit to parents or legal guardians who provide home or private, primary or secondary education for their children
HB 2786 - Allowing a credit against state personal income tax for the purchase of a new wood or pellet stove
HB 2862 - Allowing a deduction for all capital expenditures from the corporate net income tax
HB 2916 - Exempting social security benefits from West Virginia personal income
HB 2920 - Establishing a tax credit for graduates of a higher education institution
HB 2937 - Reducing the corporation net income tax rate
HB 2967 - Providing a personal income tax modification for certain retirees who are in long-term care facilities
HB 3009 - Raising the maximum personal income tax exemption for persons over the age of sixty-five and for persons who are totally disabled
HB 3024 - Exempting income received by retired public employees and retired teachers through their state retirement systems from personal income taxes
HB 3025 - Exempting the first $20,000 of public employees pensions from personal income tax
HB 3055 - Retaining nursing educators
HB 3083 - Including on the state personal income tax return a checkoff option to donate some or all of any tax refund to the Jackson's Mill 4-H Camp Checkoff Program
HB 3228 - Authorizing a refundable tax credit based upon the federal earned income tax credit
HB 3267 - Providing an additional decreasing modification reducing federal adjusted gross income for income earned by certain military personnel and their spouses
HB 4071 - Increasing the maximum personal income tax exemption for persons over the age of sixty-five and for persons who are totally disabled
HB 4089 - Updating the meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act
HB 4090 - Updating the meaning of "federal taxable income" and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act
HB 4284 - Making West Virginia law consistent with federal law on withholding of personal income tax on gambling winnings
HB 4346 - Exempting disabled veterans who have suffered a hundred percent total and permanent service-connected disability from state income tax
HB 4381 - Reducing state income taxes for certain state and federal retirees
HB 4475 - Reducing federal adjusted gross income for recent graduates of higher education institutions
HB 4544 - Relating to taxation of water's edge corporations
HB 4553 - Reducing adjusted gross income tax for fifty percent of child support payments made, and increase adjusted gross income tax for fifty percent of child support payment received
HB 4555 - Exempting the first $20,000 of state pensions and social security benefits from West Virginia personal income tax
HB 4557 - Reducing state income tax liability for certain retired public employees

Taxation -- Property (27 Bills)
HB 2192 - Requiring the assessor of each county to prepare a new property tax ticket within three months of a deed filing
HB 2235 - Providing an election to allow resident homeowners, sixty-five years old or older, to defer the payment of property tax increases to their residential property
HB 2276 - Providing a three percent cap on any increase in assessment on real property that is the primary residence
HB 2360 - Allowing quarterly payment of real and personal property taxes
HB 2395 - Clarifying an exception that allow sheriffs to collect property taxes in more than two installments
HB 2429 - Eliminating the state excise tax on the privilege of transferring real property, and imposing a new county excise tax for transferring real property
HB 2491 - Permitting counties, county boards of education and municipalities to impose an additional levy
HB 2515 - Relating to liens for assessments on common interest community real property
HB 2672 - Providing a ten percent cap on any increase in assessment of real and personal property in any one year
HB 2683 - Providing for aged or disabled farmers to continue to receive the benefit of having their farm land appraised as farm property after they cease farming
HB 2685 - Providing an exemption from estate taxes and the Consumers Sales and Service Tax for certain expenses of any infant who dies before reaching one year of age
HB 2741 - Exempting the construction or addition of active solar energy systems from real and personal property taxation
HB 2785 - Relating to the excise tax on the privilege of transferring real property and using the tax to reimburse counties for regional jail fees
HB 2914 - Funding of public libraries
HB 2944 - Capping a property tax increase resulting from an increase from the three-year reappraisal
HB 2987 - Allowing quarterly payment of real and personal property taxes and requiring new tax tickets to be mailed after property is transferred
HB 3187 - Clarifying the notice and service requirements for a notice to redeem to be provided to the delinquent taxpayer at the mailing address for the subject property
HB 3268 - Relating to who may claim a homestead exemption
HB 4068 - Providing that antique motor vehicles be valued at their salvage value for personal property tax purposes
HB 4086 - Designating certain property as a qualified capital addition to a manufacturing facility
HB 4117 - Redistributing an existing excise tax paid upon the transfer of real property
HB 4280 - Relating to collection of delinquent taxes
HB 4298 - Limiting the amount a property reappraisal can increase
HB 4369 - Raising the qualifying percentage of the federal poverty level relating to the senior citizens' tax credit
HB 4370 - Reforming the school aid formula
HB 4457 - Eliminating the real property tax on nonproducing mineral estates
HB 4547 - Creating the West Virginia Innovation Free-Trade Business Technology Property Valuation Act and the West Virginia Innovation Free-Trade Tax Credit Act

Taxation -- Roads & Fuel (5 Bills)
HB 2658 - Reducing the wholesale tax on heating fuel, off road fuels, kerosene and propane used for home heating purposes or off road use
HB 2662 - Exempting existing churches from paying tax on propane and other forms of heating oil
HB 2772 - Exempting special fuel and propane used for home heating purposes from the motor fuel excise tax
HB 4447 - Reducing the motor fuel excise tax
HB 4629 - Permitting the transfer of tax credits for the purchase of alternative-fuel vehicles

Taxation (And Related Subheadings) (25 Bills)
HB 2136 - Plastic Shopping Bag Excise Tax Act
HB 2164 - Relating to public school support computation of local share
HB 2491 - Permitting counties, county boards of education and municipalities to impose an additional levy
HB 2493 - Increasing allowable tax credits for qualified rehabilitated buildings investment
HB 2820 - Permitting municipalities and counties to use proceeds from the hotel occupancy tax to fund public libraries
HB 2968 - Increasing the soft drinks tax
HB 2978 - Abolishing the business franchise tax starting July 1, 2011
HB 3178 - Funding for substance abuse services through increased taxes on beer, wine and liquor
HB 4087 - Continuing the discontinuance of the severance and business privilege tax on the privilege of severing timber
HB 4088 - Repealing the West Virginia telecommunications tax
HB 4094 - Eliminating the timber severance tax for an additional three years
HB 4117 - Redistributing an existing excise tax paid upon the transfer of real property
HB 4121 - Providing that if a federal tax on motor fuels should be eliminated an additional state tax would be imposed
HB 4129 - Reallocating and dedicating three percent of oil and gas severance tax revenues to the oil and gas producing counties of origin
HB 4326 - Relating to the suspension or elimination of the federal gas tax
HB 4335 - Relating to the administration of sales and use tax
HB 4428 - Providing that any person who maintains a "roll your own" cigarette machine at a retail establishment is deemed a manufacturer of cigarettes
HB 4446 - Relating to severance taxes collected for privilege of producing oil or natural gas
HB 4473 - Dedicating a portion of natural gas severance tax proceeds
HB 4499 - Relating to severance taxes collected for privilege of producing oil or natural gas
HB 4517 - Eliminating the ad valorem tax for barren coal properties
HB 4525 - Increasing the tax credits for apprenticeship training in construction trades
HB 4562 - Creating the Tea Party Act
HB 4564 - Creating of county endowment funds
HB 4644 - Limiting the exemption from the hotel occupancy tax

Technology (25 Bills)
HB 2077 - Providing a criminal penalty for transmitting bulk electronic mail messages which are unsolicited
HB 2490 - Prohibiting the use of a mobile communication device to engage in text messaging or additional technologies while operating a motor vehicle
HB 2710 - Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
HB 2929 - Relating to radiologic technologists
HB 2948 - Relating to electronic registration of wildlife
HB 3040 - Twenty-First Century Business Technologies Property Valuation Act
HB 3158 - Allowing the use of traffic law photo-monitoring devices
HB 3188 - Relating to the confidentiality of the Rate Setting Model
HB 4124 - Creating the criminal offense of online impersonation
HB 4250 - Creating the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
HB 4271 - Reporting requirements for residential mortgage lenders and broker licensees
HB 4272 - Making electronic payments subject to the same fees as are currently permitted for returned checks
HB 4303 - Relating to electronic cash register automated sales suppression devices
HB 4318 - Updating the definition of computer in the commission of certain crimes
HB 4361 - Creating a publicly accessible database of information relevant to all horizontally drilled wells
HB 4367 - Relating to Open Governmental Proceedings
HB 4408 - Allowing for greater utilization of the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS)
HB 4421 - Clarifying that the Office of Technology is responsible for the retirement or transfer of information technology equipment
HB 4452 - Relating to the maintenance of voter registration lists and related records
HB 4547 - Creating the West Virginia Innovation Free-Trade Business Technology Property Valuation Act and the West Virginia Innovation Free-Trade Tax Credit Act
HB 4552 - Requiring employer verification of the legal status of workers using an electronic verification program, the "E-Verify program"
HB 4561 - Employing best available control technology to control air pollution
HB 4571 - Imposing advanced recovery fees on consumers for the purchase of electronic devices
HB 4586 - Requiring filings in the State Register and the Code of State Rules be available in an electronic format
HB 4613 - Relating to development of broadband infrastructure and broadband deployment in this state

Tobacco and Tobacco Products (2 Bills)
HB 4428 - Providing that any person who maintains a "roll your own" cigarette machine at a retail establishment is deemed a manufacturer of cigarettes
HB 4541 - Banning of flavored tobacco products

Tourism (7 Bills)
HB 2254 - Authorizing excess funds in the courtesy Patrol Fund to be transferred back to the Tourism Promotion Fund
HB 2800 - Creating the West Virginia Ski Resort Industry Commission
HB 3183 - Creating the Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs Program
HB 3224 - Removing annual credit cap for expansion projects
HB 4017 - Relating to arts, entertainment and enterprise districts
HB 4415 - Authorize a Prince Railroad Station Authority to acquire and maintain the railroad station building
HB 4477 - Providing that the inspecting of canopy tours is to be performed by special inspectors

Transportation (6 Bills)
HB 2023 - Requiring that transportation to and from school be provided for each child that needs or desires transportation
HB 2105 - No State-Funded Transportation for Abortion Act
HB 2111 - Dedicating a portion of the receipts from the tax on food products to be distributed equally to each district of the Division of Highways
HB 2211 - Providing county boards of education may study the economic feasibility of exercising an option of engaging in cooperative agreements with local public or regional transit authorities to transport students
HB 4532 - Exempting motor vehicles used by the Department of Health and Human Resources solely for transporting Medicaid patients from the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission
HB 4548 - Authorizing county commissions to designate a local funeral home or EMS to transport bodies for purposes of postmortem examinations

Treasurer (State) (2 Bills)
HB 2482 - Changing the way that the costs of incarcerating inmates in regional jails is collected
HB 4649 - Relating to the State Treasurer's Office

Unemployment Compensation (6 Bills)
HB 2138 - Providing for the payment of unemployment compensation when a person misses work due to domestic violence
HB 2344 - Removing the receipt of an annuity, pension or other retirement pay as a disqualification for unemployment compensation benefits
HB 2543 - Relating to unemployment benefits for certain spouses of military personnel
HB 4007 - Relating to unemployment benefits for certain spouses of military personnel
HB 4542 - Relating to unemployment compensation benefits
HB 4549 - Imposing a monetary penalty on unemployment compensation recipients for obtaining benefits through the use of fraudulent statements

Uniform Laws (7 Bills)
HB 2010 - Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act
HB 2290 - Uniform Premarital Agreement Act
HB 3266 - Uniform Power of Attorney Act
HB 4250 - Creating the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
HB 4251 - Relating generally to amendments to the uniform commercial code
HB 4278 - The Uniform Debt Management Services Act
HB 4390 - Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Utilities (15 Bills)
HB 2034 - Relating to the adoption of the 2008 National Electric Code
HB 2160 - Authorizing incentives for energy conservation by electric utilities
HB 2271 - Business and occupation tax credit to electric power generators for the use of West Virginia coal
HB 2452 - Prohibiting the use of prerecorded or synthesized voice messages and establishing a do-not-call list
HB 2529 - Authorizing a corporation net income tax credit for reducing charges for home heating fuel and propane gas provided to low-income residents
HB 2809 - Stopping accelerated rate recovery because of adverse effects of constructing transmission facilities and revising the definition of need
HB 3088 - West Virginia Energy Efficiency Act
HB 3118 - Relating to private developers constructing new water systems
HB 4249 - Reducing utility rates for low-income residential customers
HB 4363 - Relating to energy efficiency for electric and gas utilities and their customers
HB 4530 - Authorizing the Public Service Commission to consider and issue a financing order to certain regulated electric utilities to permit the recovery of expanded net energy costs
HB 4619 - Relating to alternative fuel initiatives
HB 4632 - Creating the Energy Intensive Industrial Consumers Revitalization Tax Credit Act
HB 4641 - Awarding credits for use of alternative and renewable energy resources
HB 4646 - Requiring electric utilities to implement integrated resource plans

Vendors (3 Bills)
HB 3181 - Creating "The Prompt Pay Act of 2011
HB 4290 - Keep Jobs in West Virginia Act
HB 4420 - Allowing the Information Services and Communications Division to accumulate invoices for certain telecommunication services

Vital Records (10 Bills)
HB 2039 - Relating to confidential records
HB 2207 - Providing that accident report forms are conclusive as to the issue of the accident's cause, unless a court rules otherwise
HB 2267 - Requiring the superintendent or owner of a mine to sign the fire boss record book daily
HB 2291 - Providing that identity theft is a felony if a person commits the crime with the intent to commit any other crime
HB 2326 - Reporting requirements when it is suspected that a woman suffered injury or death due to induced abortion
HB 2402 - Redefining the term "public record" as it is used in the Freedom of Information Act
HB 2465 - Requiring magistrate courts to maintain records relating to successful collection rates on judgements
HB 2668 - Requiring health care providers to release unemancipated minor's medical records for drug testing to a parent or legal guardian without written consent from minor
HB 2789 - West Virginia Geographical Information System
HB 3207 - Authorizing the state to enter into a multistate compact defining the birthright form of United States citizenship

Water Resources (13 Bills)
HB 2730 - Relating to rules governing the operation of motor boats on lakes
HB 2834 - Relating to water pollution control
HB 3118 - Relating to private developers constructing new water systems
HB 4066 - Relating to ground water contamination and spills associated with the stimulation of wells using the fracking process
HB 4067 - Requiring a driller or owner of a natural gas well who contaminates a groundwater aquifer to remediate the aquifer until it meets the standards of the Clean Water Act
HB 4349 - Requiring operators to post a bond for each well and to condition the release of the bond
HB 4350 - Providing landowners of property adjacent to proposed well sites copies of the application, the erosion and sediment control plan
HB 4360 - Establishing a cradle to grave monitoring system for withdrawals of water used in the development of natural wells
HB 4362 - Requiring the center of all new gas wells to be more than one thousand feet from water wells or six hundred twenty-five feet from the edge of the well pad
HB 4383 - Allowing an affected water intake owner to waive the one-half mile zone requirement contained in water quality standards
HB 4386 - Requiring an emergency, temporary and permanent water supply when gas and oil operations have resulted in contamination, diminution or interruption
HB 4518 - Establishing a procedure to determine compliance with the biologic component of the narrative water quality standard
HB 4609 - Clarifying that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection does not assume a mine operator's obligations or liabilities under the Water Pollution Control Act

Workers Compensation (9 Bills)
HB 2006 - Providing a rebuttable presumption that a firefighter has developed a pulmonary disease or sustained a cardiovascular injury
HB 2145 - Providing workers' compensation coverage for certain employees who perform duties attendant to racing activities
HB 2209 - Requiring that all worker's compensation adjusters employed by a private insurance carrier be located within the geographic borders of West Virginia
HB 2307 - Relating to the worker's compensation claimant attorney fees
HB 2396 - Requiring review and approval of final settlements of Workers' Compensation awards
HB 3215 - Providing that taxicab companies are not required to subscribe to or pay into the Workers' Compensation Fund
HB 4259 - Providing that rules adopted by the Workers' Compensation board of managers are subject to the legislative review process
HB 4479 - Relating to disbursement where injury is self-inflicted or intentionally caused by the employer
HB 4535 - Providing a rebuttable presumption that a volunteer firefighter has developed a pulmonary disease or sustained a cardiovascular injury for workers' compensation benefits

Zoning (4 Bills)
HB 2166 - Relating to land use planning
HB 2232 - Removing the exemption from planning and zoning restrictions for mining and manufacturing activities and uses
HB 2665 - Relating to annexation generally
HB 4352 - Enacting zoning ordinances that regulate drilling and hydraulic fracturing activity

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