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Joshua Higginbotham (R - Putnam, 13)


Capitol Office:
Room 442M, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3118

93 Richard Drive
Poca, WV 25159
Business Phone: (304) 881-1864


VICE CHAIR: Education
Small Business and Economic Development
Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security

VICE CHAIR: Education
Economic Development
Education Accountability
Workforce Investment for Economic Development


District Counties: Jackson (part), Mason (part), Putnam (part)



Delegate Higginbotham was the Lead Sponsor of 37 bills
HB 2002Education Savings Account ActPendingEducation
HB 2646Providing a safe harbor for employers to correct underpayment or nonpayment of wages and benefits due to separated employeesSigned
HB 2997Conforming the state Consumer Credit and Protection Act to the federal Fair Debt Collection and Practices ActPendingJudiciary
HB 4016Requiring motor vehicles safety inspections every three years instead of each yearPending
HB 4077Increasing the amount of the bond required to be posted by proprietary schoolsSigned
HB 4117Authorizing a special vehicle registration plate for "2nd Amendment" enthusiastsPending
HB 4136Relating to deputy sheriff retirement system actPendingPensions and Retirement
HB 4137Allowing counties to store and maintain voter registration records in a digital formatSigned
HB 4138Prescribing methods of support for families of veterans to attend funeral servicesPendingVeterans Affairs and Homeland Security
HB 4142Providing that the Jobs Investment Trust Board be part of the Department of CommercePendingGovernment Organization
HB 4143Creating the Business PROMISE+ ScholarshipPendingFinance
HB 4144Relating to vacancies in the office of county commissionerPendingJudiciary
HB 4147Providing compensation to victims of abusive lawsuitsPendingJudiciary
HB 4148Authorizing the suspension or dismissal of school personnel who retaliate against a student or parent who has made a complaintPendingEducation
HB 4357Relating to governmental websitesPendingGovernment Organization
HB 4364Creating a tax credit for hiring an ex-felonPendingSmall Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
HB 4365Granting of college credit hours for learning English as a second languageSigned
HB 4366Changing the school aid formula allowances for instructional technology and for AP and dual credit coursesPendingEducation
HB 4368Relating to the Medical Cannabis ActPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4370Establishing limits applicable to the award of damages for medical monitoringPendingJudiciary
HB 4371Relating to when a municipality's approval is not required for an event licensed by the Alcohol Beverage Control CommissionPendingPolitical Subdivisions
HB 4372Providing for political party platforms to be placed on ballots for certain primary electionsPendingJudiciary
HB 4373Establishing a tax credit for families who suffer the loss of a stillborn childPendingFinance
HB 4386Relating to political party committeesPendingJudiciary
HB 4399Prohibiting civil rights violations based on gender identity or sexual orientationPendingJudiciary
HB 4408Requiring the State Board of Education to develop and implement an online database for the employment of school principalsPendingEducation
HB 4566Establishing a tax deduction against corporation net income tax for retail food distributors that donate to school "backpack programs"PendingFinance
HB 4567Relating to the use of medical cannabisPendingHealth and Human Resources
HB 4568Requiring the State Board of Education to provide for the routine education of all professional educatorsPendingFinance
HB 4593Authorizing the assignment of poll workers to serve more than one precinct under certain circumstancesSigned
HB 4594Allowing poll workers to be appointed to work in precincts outside their countyPending
HB 4597Creating a Campus Mentors pilot programPendingEducation
HB 4623Requiring all schools to instruct students on the Holocaust and other genocidesPendingEducation
HB 4628Allowing certain deductions to be made from individual personal income tax refunds to the Make-A-Wish FoundationPendingFinance
HB 4720Qualifying not-for-profit private baccalaureate institutions for the Advanced Career Education Programs and the WV Invests Grant ProgramPendingFinance
HB 4725Requiring motor vehicle inspections only every three years and exempting certain vehiclesPending
HB 4782Public Participation Protection ActPendingJudiciary


Release TitleDate
Chairman Higginbotham Praises $1.2 Billion Investment in Mason County06/24/2019
Delegate Higginbotham Invited To White House To Discuss Opportunity Zone Legislation04/16/2019
Delegate Joshua Higginbotham to Donate Special Session Pay 06/19/2017
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