WEST virginia legislature
2019 first extraordinary session
House Bill 192
By Delegates Shott, Graves, Howell, Kump, Worrell, Dean, Porterfield, Sypolt, Toney, Kessinger, and Hill
[Introduced June 17,
to the Select Committee on Education Reform D ]
A BILL to amend and reenact §18A-3-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to removing certain fees for teaching, administrative, and support certificates established by the State Board of Education for out-of-state applicants with comparable out-of-state certifications, and capping fees at in-state levels for teaching, administrative, and support certificates for out-of-state applicants without comparable out-of-state certifications.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 3. TRAINING, CERTIFICATION, LICENSING, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
§18A-3-7. Certificate fees.
The fee for the issuance or renewal of any certificate, if applicable, shall be established by the State Board of Education: Provided, That no fees, other than fingerprint background check fees, shall be charged to applicants for any teaching, administrative, or support certificates to out-of-state applicants that hold a comparable certification in another state; and no fees greater than in-state fees shall be charged to out-of-state applicants who do not hold a comparable certification in another state for any teaching, administrative, or support certificates.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to encourage out-of-state educational professionals to apply and work in West Virginia by removing certificate fees.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.