HB4444 S GOV AMT #1 2-25
The Committee on Government Organization moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:
Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill 4444—A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §29-32-1, §29-32-2, §29-32-3, §29-32-4, and §29-32-5, all relating to establishing Medals of Valor for emergency medical service members, firefighters, and law-enforcement officers; establishing the Medal of Valor; establishing criteria for awarding the Medal of Valor; prohibiting awarding of Medal of Valor in any manner than otherwise set forth in this article; establishing the Firefighters Honors Board to recommend persons to receive the Medal of Valor; establishing the Law-Enforcement Honor Board to recommend persons to receive the Medal of Valor; establishing the Emergency Medical Services Honor Board to recommend persons to receive the Medal of Valor; providing duties and purpose of each board; setting forth the membership of each board, the manner of membership selection, and the terms and conditions of service; setting forth process for identifying candidates to receive Medal of Valor; setting forth process for considering candidates to receive Medal of Valor; providing for submission of nominated persons to Speaker of the House of Delegates and President of the Senate; directing Governor to issue Medal of Valor to nominee upon adoption of concurrent resolution by Legislature; and directing the Department of Arts, Culture and History create design for Medal of Valor.