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Today in the Legislature

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 02:49 PM

Senate Passes S.B. 474

The Senate convened today at 11 a.m.

S. B. 474 was passed 21-12 with one member absent. The bill would make certified payrol documents (name and address of the employer, identification of the payroll number and work week ending date, name of the project location, contract number, employees, employee work classifications and job titles, county and state of employee’s residence, days and hours worked, hourly rate or other compensation, withholdings and deductions, and net pay) considered "confidential and proprietary". This would make the documents not a part of the public record and no longer part of the Freedom of Information Act.

S. B. 523 was passed 27-7. The bill determined that wind power projects are not pollution control faclities and are considered real property for the purpose of taxation.

S. B. 412S. B. 522, S. B. 543 and S. B. 626 were all passed unanimously.

Bills on Second Reading:

Bills on First Reading:

The Senate is in recess until 5 p.m.

Committees meeting today:

Health and Human Resources at 1:35 p.m. 451M

Energy, Idustry and Mining at 1:35 p.m. 208W

Government Organization at 2 p.m. 208W

Judiciary at 3 p.m. 208W

Finance at 3:30 p.m. 451M

Committees meeting tomorrow:

Transportation and Infrastructure at 9 a.m. 451M

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 02:42 PM

HB 4625 Passes in House

The House convened today at 11 a.m. to work on bills on the House Special Calendar.

These bills were approved by the House:

After hours of debate, H.B. 4625, relating to allocating a portion of any general revenue surplus accruing after a fiscal year to the Public Employees Insurance Agency Financial Stability Fund, passed the House unanimously.

Many Democratic members said they believe that more could be given to PEIA to help the state's teachers, service personnel, and other public employees.

Republican members said the 20 percent portion that will be given to PEIA is the most reasonable solution for the state's current crisis.

All House Bills will now be communicated to the Senate.

Committees meeting today:

Health and Human Resources will meet at 2:45 p.m. in 215E.

Finance will meet at 4 p.m. in 460M.

Judiciary will meet at 2 p.m. in 410M.

Rules will meet at 5:15 p.m. behind the Chamber.

Committees meeting tomorrow:

Judiciary will have a public hearing to discuss H. B. 2114 at 9 a.m. in the House Chamber. The Committee will meet directly after.

Government Organization will meet at 9 a.m. in 215E.

The House is in recess until 5:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 07:11 PM

House Reconvenes to Consider Legislation

The House of Delegates re-convened on Wednesday night to take up a bill moved to the foot of bills earlier in the day.

House Bill 4625 - Relating to allocating a portion of any general revenue surplus accruing after a fiscal year to the Public Employees Insurance Agency Financial Stability Fund - was read a second time. House Minority Leader Tim Miley, D-Harrison, offered an amendment that was rejected.

House Majority Leader Daryl Cowles, R-Morgan, moved to suspend the consititional rules to read the bill a third time and put it up for passage. However, the motion failed.

The bill will be on third reading and up for passage Thursday.

The House is adjourned until 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Judiciary will meet immedaitely following Wednesday night's session.              

A hearing on House Bill 4338 will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. in the House chamber.

Committees meeting tomorrow:

Government Organization will meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow. 

Rules will meet at 10:45 a.m.

Finance will meet after the 8:30 a.m. meeting in 460M



Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 05:07 PM

House Education Moves HB 4223 to Finance

House Education Committee met at 2 p.m. today to move H.B. 4223.

House Bill 4223, sponsored by Delegate Ruth Rowan, R-Hampshire, would develop a resource for use by parents to monitor and track deaf and hard-of-hearing children’s early language acquisition and expression, and developmental stages toward English literacy. The bill would require the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources through its agencies that serve children ages birth to three jointly select language developmental milestones from existing standardized norms.

Through this bill originally, DHHR would establish an advisory committee to advise the department about content, instruments and develop functions of the resources for appropriate use. The committee would be comprised of:

  • One parent of a child who is hard-of-hearing who uses the dual languages of American Sign Language and English
  • One parent of a child who is deaf or hard-of-hearing who uses assistive technology to communicate with spoken English
  • Two credentialed providers, early interventionists, speech pathologists, educators, or other service providers of deaf or hard-of-hearing children who are knowledgeable in the use of the dual languages of English and American Sign Languages
  • Two credentialed providers, early interventionists, speech pathologists, educators, or other service provider of deaf or hard-of-hearing children who are knowledgeable in the use of assistive technology to communicate with spoken English
  • One expert who researches or is knowledgeable in the research regarding language outcomes for deaf and hard-of-hearing children using American Sign Language or English
  • One expert who researches or is knowledgeable in the research regarding language outcomes for deaf and hard-of-hearing children using assistive technology to communicate with spoken English.

Delegate Michael Folk, R-Berkeley, offerred an amendment that would add a seventh requirement, at least one member must be a deaf adult. Folk expressed his concern of the importance of including a member of the deaf community to be a part of the advisory committee. He said that no one can understand the world in the way a deaf person can unless they are deaf, so there must be a representative on the committee. The amendment was adopted and the bill will now move to the Finance Committee for consideration.



Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 01:37 PM

House Moves Bills, In Recess Until 5:30 p.m.

 

The House convened today at 11 a.m and passed five bills: H. B. 4011H. B. 4022H. B. 4079, H. B. 4478, and H. B. 4621.

House Bill 4011, requiring agencies, when submitting a new rule or changes, to also identify two existing rules that could be repealed, passed the House 84-14.

House Bill 4022, exempting the consumer sales and service tax and use tax for services for the repair, remodeling and maintenance of certain aircraft, passed the House 95-3.

House Bill 4079, promulgating administrative rules by various executive or administrative agencies of the state, passed the House 91-7 and was approved to become effective from passage.

House Bill 4478, authorizing public schools to distribute excess food to students, passed the House 97-1.

House Bill 4621, relating to removing reference to certain entities with respect to work, passed the House 97-0.

All of these bills will now be communicated to the Senate for consideration.

Bills on second reading:

Bills on first reading:

Committees meeting today:

Education will meet at 2 p.m. in 434M.

Finance will meet at 2 p.m. in 460M.

Judiciary will resume at 2 p.m. in 410M.

Rules will meet at 5:15 p.m. behind the Chamber.

The House is in recess until 5:30 p.m. today.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 01:14 PM

Senate Hears Committee Reports, Reads Bills for the FIrst Time.

The Senate convened today at 11 a.m.

S. B. 477 was passed unanimously. The bill would "sunset" tax credts after being in place for five years, unless otherwise stated in statute.

Bills on Second Reading:

Bills on First Reading:

SCR 32, recognizing importance of industrial hemp, was taken up for immediate consideration and adopted by the body.

Also adopted by the body was S.R. 47 (Designating February 21, 2018, as WV Aviation Day), S.R. 48 (Celebrating 150th anniversary of Winfield), S.R. 49 (Designating March 11-17, 2018, as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week), and S.R. 50 (Designating February 21, 2018, as WV Local Foods Day).

The Senate is in recess until tonight at 5 p.m.

Committees meeting today:

Education immediately following floor session in 451M.

Economic Development at 12:45 p.m. 208W

Health and Human Resources at 1:30 p.m. 451M

Agriculture and Rurual Development at 2 p.m. 208W

Pensions at 2 p.m. 451M

Judiciary at 3 p.m. 208W

Finance at 3:30 p.m. 451M

Committees meeting tomorrow:

Workforce at 9 a.m. 208W

Finance at 9:30 a.m. 451M

 

Update 7 p.m.:

The Senate reconvened at 5:30 p.m.

The body recieved committee reports and read bills for the first time before being recommitted to committee. 

Bills on First Reading:

The Senate is adjourned until tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Committees meeting today:

Education at 6:15 451M

Judiciary at 7 p.m. 208W

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 09:32 PM

Teacher Pay Raise Completes Legislation

The House reconvened today at 6:30 p.m. to complete legislation and read bills.

Senate Bill 267, increasing salaries of certain state employees, passed the House 59-37, after being amended in the Senate. The Senate amended the bill to offer a two percent salary increase for the first year, and a one percent increase for two years following. The bill also addresses salary increases for state personnel and state troopers.

Bills on second reading:

Bills on first reading:

Health and Human Resources Committee will resume their meeting at 8 a.m. in 215E.

Judiciary Committee will have a public hearing tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. regarding HB 4187 and will meet following the hearing at 9:30 a.m. in 410M.

Government Organization will meet tomrrow at 9 a.m. in 215E.

Finance Committee will meet tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in 460M.

House Rules will meet tomorrow at 10:45 a.m.

The House is adjourned until 11 a.m. tomorrow.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 04:13 PM

HB 4001 Passes House

The House convened today at 11 a.m. to pass and work on bills on the House Special Calendar.

These bills included:

All of these bills passed the House and will now be communicated to the Senate for further consideration.

House Bill 4001, relating to eligibility and fraud requirements for public assistance, was the topic of debate during today's floor session. Many delegates expressed their concern that the bill would take food away from people living in poverty that recieve SNAP benefits, while other delegates expressed their concern that the assistance program should have work requirements for able body individuals between the ages of 18-49 to prevent fraud. H. B. 4001 passed the House 78-19 after hours of debate.

House Rules will meet at 6:15 p.m.

Government Organization will meet tomorrow at 9 a.m. in 215E.

The House is in recess until 6:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 02:59 PM

Senate Passes Teacher Pay Raise

The Senate convened today at 11 a.m.

The Senate recalled S.B. 398 from the House. The body reconsidered the bill and it passed 22-12.

S. B. 319 was passed unanimously. It would allow students who completed home schooling through high school to be eligible for the PROMISE scholarship without acquiring a GED.

S. B. 415 was passed 25-9. This would permit "sports betting", wagering on the results of professional and collegiate sport or athletic events, motor races, and certain special events designated by the Lottery Commission, at existing casionos in the state. Any excess funds in the State Lottery Fund, after reaching $15 million, will be transfered tp the Public Employees Insurance Agency Financial Stability Fund to help stabalize PEIA and fund it for the future.

S. B. 451 was passed 33-1 and would permit sunday hunting on public lands. The bill would also legalize "noodling", catching catfish barehanded, with the posession of a fishing license. The bill also contains other provisions relating to wildlife, hunting, and fishing.

S. B. 494 was passed 19-14 and would consider members of the State Teachers Retirement System absent while serving as officer with statewide professional association.

S. B. 406, S. B. 450, S. B. 475, S. B. 479, and S. B. 512, were all passed unanimously.

H. B. 4380, H. B. 4381, H. B. 4384 and H. B. 4386 were all passed unanimously and are now awaiting a signature fom the Governor.

The Senate is in recess until tonight at 4:30 p.m.

Committees meeting today:

Rules at 4 p.m. 451M

Committees meeting tomorrow:

Health and Human Resources at 9 a.m. 451M

Energy, Industry and Mining at 9 a.m. 208W

Sub Committee for S.B. 369 at 9 a.m. Judiciary Conference Room

Education at 10 a.m. 451M

Government Organization at 10 a.m. 208W

 

Update 7:03 p.m.:

The Senate reconvened at 6 p.m.

S.B 267, increasing salaries of certain state employees, was taken up for immediate consideration. The body amended the House amendment with a 21-12 vote. The proposed pay increase for state police officers, teachers and school service personel will now be a 2 percent raise for the first year and a 1 percent raisee for the subsequent two years.

The amended bill was then passed 27-6. It has been sent to the House to concur.

The Senate is adjourned until tomorrow at 11 a.m.

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Monday, February 19, 2018 - 02:16 PM

House Passes Five Bills

The House convened today during the fourty-first day of session.

H. B. 2464 - relating to disclaimers and exclusions of warranties in consumer transactions for goods - passed the House 96-0.

H. B. 4376 - expiring funds to the balance of the Department of Health and Human Resources - passed the House 80-17.

H. B. 4389 - expiring funds to the Enterprise Resource Planning System Fund - passed the House 94-3.

H. B. 4400 - relating to the West Virginia Physicians Mutual Insurance Company - passed the House 97-0.

H. B. 4473 - relating to use of state funds for advertising to promote a public official or government office - passed 96-0 in the House.

These bills will now be communicated to the Senate for consideration.

Bills on second reading:

Bills on first reading:

Committee on Finance will meet today at 2:30 p.m. in 460M.

Committee on Judiciary will meet today at 2:30 and tomorrow at 9 a.m.  in 410M.

Committee on Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services will meet today at 5:30 p.m. in 215E.

House Rules will meet tomorrow at 10:45 a.m.

The House is adjourned untill 11 a.m. tomorrow.

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Monday, February 19, 2018 - 02:11 PM

Senate Passes S.B. 398, Amends S.B. 415 to Help Fund PEIA

The Senate convened today at 11 a.m. 

S. B. 398 adjusts the limits on consumer loans. Now, loans of $3,500 or less can be charged an interest maximum of 31 percent, loans between $3,500-$15,000 can be charged interest up to 27 percent, and loans more that $15,000 can be charged an interest of up to 18 percent. It was passed 23-11 and sent to the House for further consideration.

S. B. 47, S. B. 87S. B. 339 and S. B. 444 were all passed unanimously.

Bills on Second Reading:

S. B. 415 was amended on the floor. Now, the excess funds in the State Lottery Fund will be depositied into the Public Employees Insurance Agency Financial Stability Fund. The amendment was adopted unanimously.

Bills on First Reading:

The Senate adopted S.R. 45, congratulating Glen Chestnut as WV Outstanding Tree Farmer of 2018.

The Senate is adjourned until tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Committees meeting today:

Natural Resources at 1:20 p.m. 208W

Banking and Insurance at 2 p.m. 451M

Judiciary at 3 p.m. 208W

Finance at 3:30 p.m. 451M

Committees meeting tomorrow:

Transportation and Infrastructure at 10 a.m. 451M

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Friday, February 16, 2018 - 04:13 PM

House Completes Legislative Action on Six Approproation Bills, Passes PEIA Freeze Fix

On Friday, the House met at 11 a.m. and continued to work on the bills on the House Special Calendar.  Members completed legislative action on a variety of Senate rules bundles and appropriation bills, moving one time monies from one account to another. These included:

 

SB 163 - Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rules;

 

SB 379 - Supplemental appropriation from State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund to DHHR;

 

SB 382 - Supplemental appropriation of Lottery Net Profits to Bureau of Senior Services, Lottery Senior Citizens Fund;

 

SB 384 - Decreasing and increasing appropriations from State Fund, General Revenue to DHHR;

 

SB 386 - Decreasing and increasing appropriations from Treasury to Higher Education Policy Commission; and,

 

SB 388 - Decreasing, increasing and adding appropriations out of Treasury to DHHR and Department of Administration.

The House also suspended rules, and read three times a bill to expire funds to the balance of the Department of Administration, Public Employees Insurance Agency. House Bill 4620 would transfer $29 million from the state's Rainy Day Fund to the Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) to ensure there are no changes to PEIA. The state's Rainy Day Fund currently has a balance of more than $714 million.

The House is adjourned until Monday, February 19th, at 11 a.m.

House Judiciary will meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

House Finance will meet at 9 a.m. Monday.

 

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Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:53 PM

Senate Passes Opiod Reduction Act

The Senate convened today at 11 a.m.

The body passed S. B. 273 and  S. B. 358 unanimously with one member absent.

S. B. 273 would create the Opiod Reduction Act. It will require physicians to counsel patients before they are perscribed opioids by explaining the risks and telling the patients that they are also allowed to request to not be perscribed opioids.

S. B. 358 adds a $25 fee in the Magistrate Court Clerk's office for criminal bond processing.

S. B. 339 and S. B. 398 were laid over for one day.

The Senate is in recess until 6 p.m. tonight.

Committees meeting today:

Judiciary at 2 p.m. 208W

Finance at 3 p.m. 451M

 

Update 7:26 p.m.

 

The Senate reconvened at 6 p.m.

S. B. 495 was passed 30-2 with 2 members absent.

S. B. 498 was passed 29-3.

H. B. 3004 was passed 19-13. It has been sent to the House to concur.

H. B. 4242 was passed unanimously. It is now awaiting the Governor's signature.

Bills on Second Reading:

Bills on First Reading:

The Senate is adjourned until Monday at 11 a.m.

Committees meeting Monday:

Sub committee on S.B. 558 at 9:30 a.m. 208W

Government Organization at 9 a.m. 208W.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 08:17 PM

Senate Takes First Step Towards Big Changes in the Judicial Branch

S. B. 341 was passed 23-11. This bill created the W. Va. Intermediate Court of Appeals. The Court will be made of two districts divided by county lines with three judges per district. The Court will have final say over cases regarding family court cases, circuit court civil cases, administrative agencies, and worker's compensation on cases entered after June 30, 2019. The Judges in the court will be appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate.

S. J. R. 3 was adopted unanimously with three members not voting. The resolution is a constitutional amendment that gives the Legislature the power of budgetary control over the Judiciary in the Budget Bill. Provided the resolution is adopted by the House with a two-thirds majority, it will appear on the W. Va. 2018 General Election Ballot.

S. B. 370 was passed 32-2.

S. B. 458 was passed 22-12.

S. B. 36, S. B. 347, S. B. 348, S. B. 355, S. B. 461, S. B. 524, S. B. 525, and H. B. 4162 were all passed unanimously.

Bills on Second Reading:

Bills on First Reading:

The Senate adopted S.R. 43, designating February 15, 2018, as WV Alzheimer's Association Day.

The Senate is adjourned until tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Committees meeting today:

Energy, Industry and Mining 7:45 p.m. 208W

Committees meeting tomorrow:

Government Organization sub committee on Fire Departments and EMS at 8:30 a.m. 451M

Workforce at 9 a.m. 208W

Government Organization at 9:30 a.m. 451M

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 03:02 PM

House Passes Co-Tenancy Bill, 10 Others.

Today during a early session, the House of Delegates, members debated and passed House Bill 4268. The bill, the Co-tenancy Modernization and Majority Protection Act, was passed 60-40 and now heads to the Senate for their consideration.

One bill, SB 154, was passed by the House and has now completed legislative action. It heads to the Governor for approval. The bill is a rules bill which authorizes the Department of Administration to promulgate legislative rules. 

Other bills passed included: 

SB 184 - Authorizing DOT promulgate legislative rules.

HB  2694 - Relating to the development and implementation of a program to facilitate commercial sponsorship of rest areas.

HB 2890 - Establishing a Library Facilities Improvement Fund that will serve to support library facilities construction, maintenance and improvement projects. 

HB 3104 - Transfer of the West Virginia Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Fund.

HB 4015 - Relating to the management and continuous inventory of vehicles owned, leased, operated, or acquired by the state and its agencies.

HB 4270 - Providing for the timely payment of moneys owed from oil and natural gas production -

HB 4361 -  Bestowing the West Augusta Award upon each West Virginian graduating from U. S. Military Academies with the highest-grade point average.

HB 4433 - Declaring certain claims against an agency of the state to be moral obligations of the state 

HB 4434 - Clarifying provisions relating to candidates unaffiliated with a political party as it relates to certificates of announcement.

The House is in recess until 3:45 p.m.

Following the recess, the House advanced the remaining items on 2nd and 1st Reading on the Special Calendar.

The House is adjourned until tomorrow at 11 a.m.

House Education will meet at 9 a.m. in 434M.

House Finance will meet at 9 a.m. in 460M.

House Govenment Organization will meet at 9 a.m. in 215E.

House Judiciary will meet at 9 a.m. in 419M.

 

 

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 02:46 PM

House Amends, Moves to Passage Stage Co-tenancy Bill

The House of Delegates convened on Valentine’s Day for a regular session.

Members talked at length about House Bill 4268. The bill was amended on second reading, with four amendments adopted as the bill moves to be considered for passage Thursday.

The House passed seven bills:

HB2995 - Permitting certain animal euthanasia technicians who have been certified by other states be certified animal euthanasia technicians in West Virginia

HB4024 - Relating generally to direct cremation or direct burial expenses for indigent persons

HB4027 - Creating an education permit for allopathic physician resident

HB4180 - Relating to wildlife resources

HB4197 - Requiring persons employed to dispatch emergency calls complete a course in cardiovascular care for telephonic resuscitation

HB4279 - Relating to adult protective services system

HB4306 - Permitting local boards of health to combine without approval from the Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health

Committees meeting today:

Veteran Affairs will meet at 2:30pm in 434M

Finance will meet at 3pm in 460M

Judiciary will meet at 3pm in 410M

Education will meet at 3:30pm in 434M

Committees meeting tomorrow:

Economic Development will meet tomorrow at 9am in 434M

Banking and Insurance will meet tomorrow at 10am in 215E

The House is adjourned until 11am tomorrow.

 



Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 02:43 PM

Senate Passes H.B. 2546

The Senate convened today at 11 a.m.

The body passed 10 bills today.

H. B. 2546 would allow an employer to charge a former employee a replacement fee for any property or supplies the employee was loaned or used while in the office if it is not returned when the employee leaves. The bill passed 26-8.

S. B. 473 would require insurance providers to cover the cost of the perscription drug Varenicline, also known as Chantax. The bill passes 33-1.

S. B. 288, S. B. 321, S. B. 397, S. B. 407, S. B. 408, S. B. 411, S. B. 469, and H. B. 2831 were all passed unanimously.  

 S. B. 36 was laid over for one day.

Bills on Second Reading:

Bills on First Reading:

The Senate adopted three resolutions today; S.R. 40, designating February 14, 2018, as Tiny Hearts Day, S.R. 41, designating February 14, 2018, as Arts Day, and S.R. 42, recognizing the contribution of car dealers to economy of West Virginia.

The Senate is adjourned until tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Committees meeting today:

Pensions at 2:15 p.m. 451M

Agriculture and Rural Development at 2:15 p.m. 208W

Finance at 3 p.m. 451M

Judiciary at 3 p.m. 208W

Committees meeting tomorrow:

Finance at 9:30 a.m. 451M

 

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 02:44 PM

SB 267, HB 4407 Move Through House

The House convened at 11 a.m. today during the thirty-fifth day of session.

S. B. 62 - adjusting requirements for hiring school attendance directors - passed 86-14 in the House. The bill will be communicated to the Senate.

S. B. 267 - increasing salaries of certain state employees - passed 98-1 in the House. The House approved the bill to become effective July 1, 2018.

After rejection of proposed ammendments in yesterday's session to S.B. 267 that would have raised the salary increase of certain state employees more, many delegates said they were disapointed while voting for this bill. Other delegates said the increase they have come up with is the best that West Virginia can do for now, but hope to increase it in later years. 

H. B. 4009 - State Settlement and Recovered Funds Accountability Act - passed 90-7 in the House and was approved to become effective July 1, 2018.

H. B. 4407 - relating to eligibility for alternative program teacher certificate - passed the House 48-50.

Some delegates said they were concerned that passage of this H.B. 4407 would devalue teachers. The bill would remove the requirment that the person have an academic major or occupational area the same as or similar to subject matter he or she is being hired to teach.

Seven bills were read a second time and 12 others advanced to second reading.

Committees meeting today:

Health and Human Resources will have a public hearing at 3 p.m. in 215E regarding H.B. 4366 and H.B. 4390. The Committee will have a meeting following the hearing.

Political Subdivisions will meet at 3 p.m. in 434M.

Pensions will meet at 4 p.m. in 460M.

Committees meeting tomorrow morning:

Finance will meet at 9 a.m. in 460M.

Judiciary will meet at 9 a.m. in 410M.

Government Organization will meet at 9 a.m. in 215E.

Rules will meet at 10:45 a.m.

The House is adjourned until 11 a.m. tomorrow.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:33 PM

Senate Passes H.B. 2612

 The Senate convened today at 11 a.m.

H. B. 2612, was passed 32-1 with one member absent and is now awaiting a signature from the governor. The bill repeals §17c-14-1 which criminalizes leaving a vehicle unattended without stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the keys and setting the brake. If the vehicle is on a hill the wheels must also be turned toward the curb.

S. B. 290, S. B. 365, S. B. 375 and S. B. 446 were passed unanimously with one member absent.

S. B. 57 was passed unanimously with two members not votiong.

H. B. 2546 was laid over one day.

Bills on Second Reading:

Bills on First Reading:

The Senate adopted S.R. 38, designating February 13, 2018, as WV Child Care Association Celebrating Children and Families Day, and S.R. 39, designating week of February 11-17, 2018, as WV 211 Awareness Week.

The Senate is adjourned until tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Committees meeting today:

Health and Human Resources at 1 p.m. 451M

Government Organization at 2 p.m. 208W

Education at 2 p.m. 451M

Judiciary at 3 p.m. 208W

Finance at 3 p.m. 451M

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Monday, February 12, 2018 - 03:08 PM

Six Bills Pass Through House

The House convened at 11 a.m. today during the thirty-fourth day of session.

H. B. 4142 - providing certain employees of the Division of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Services, and West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority a salary adjustment - passed unanimously in the House.

H. B. 4320 - limiting the ability of an agent under a power of attorney to take self-benefiting actions - passed unanimously in the House.

H. B. 4380 - making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Agriculture - passed unanimously in the House and will be effective from passage.

H. B. 4381 - making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Education - passed unanimously in the House and will be effective from passage.

H. B. 4384 - making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Transportation - passed unanimously in the House and will be effective from passage.

H. B. 4386 - making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Health - Community Mental Health Services - passed unanimously in the House and will be effective from passage.

Second Reading:

First Reading:

Committees meeting today:

Education will meet at 3:45 p.m. in 434M.

Finance will meet at 3:45 p.m. in 460M.

Judciary will meet at 3:45 p.m. in 410M.

Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services will meet at 4 p.m. in 215E.

Roads and Transportation will meet at 5 p.m. in 215E.

Agriculture and Natural Resources will meet tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. in 215E.

The House is adjourned until 11 a.m. tomorrow.

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