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Delegate Mr. Speaker (Mr. Kiss) sponsored 105 bills:

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HB 2361 Authorizing county boards of education to provide for the use of sick leave days by a surviving spouse in certain circumstances Pending  House Pensions and Retirement Committee  01/14/04 
HB 2558 Requiring public utilities to have a payment agent in each county Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/14/04 
HB 2672 Enacting a retirement system for Emergency Medical Services Retirement Act Pending  House Pensions and Retirement Committee  01/14/04 
HB 2719 Providing for the use of convict labor to maintain private and not-for-profit cemeteries Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/14/04 
HB 2720 Exempting veterans organizations from the consumers sales and service tax Pending  House Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee  01/14/04 
HB 2722 Easements created for ingress and egress that are not described by metes and bounds shall be sufficient for the passage of emergency vehicles Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/14/04 
HB 2723 Providing an annual cost of living increase for certain retirees in the state teacher's retirement system Pending  House Pensions and Retirement Committee  01/14/04 
HB 2725 Preventing a reduction in the annuity of a person who retires with disability retirement at age sixty-five Pending  House Finance Committee  02/26/04 
HB 2809 Barring third-party claims against insurers for violation of the Unfair Trade Practices Act Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/25/04 
HB 2872 Abolishing joint liability and establishing principle of comparative fault Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/14/04 
HB 3054 Allowing properly qualified chiropractors to engage in rehabilitative therapy Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  01/14/04 
HB 3090 Updating the interest provisions of the tax law to make them more fair Pending  House Finance Committee  01/14/04 
HB 4000 Budget Bill, making appropriations of public money out of the treasury in accordance with section fifty-one, article six of the Constitution Tabled    3rd Reading  03/13/04 
HB 4001 Ensuring safer schools and empowering teachers by automating student suspension and expulsion data Signed    Governor  07/15/04 
HB 4002 Extending the ability to appropriate money from the PEIA reserve fund to the bureau of medical services Pending  House Finance Committee  03/01/04 
HB 4003 Adjusting the age for members of the West Virginia state police retirement system Pending  Senate Pensions Committee  03/04/04 
HB 4004 Establishing an insurance fraud unit within the office of the insurance commissioner Signed    Governor  04/13/04 
HB 4005 Creating a special revenue fund for the operation of the education and state employees grievance board Tabled    2nd Reading  03/04/04 
HB 4006 Increasing the vendor registration fee per fiscal year with a limited waiver provided Pending    1st Reading  03/12/04 
HB 4007 Providing health benefit plans to small employers that do not have such plans covering their employees Pending  House Banking and Insurance Committee  01/14/04 
HB 4008 Abolishing the insurance and retirement division and creating a new employee and insurance services division Signed    Governor  04/13/04 
HB 4009 Creating a position for a state Americans with disabilities coordinator within the department of administration Signed    Governor  04/13/04 
HB 4010 Authorizing the transfer of unappropriated surplus net profit from the state lottery fund to the state excess lottery fund Pending  House Finance Committee  03/01/04 
HB 4011 Bringing the West Virginia personal income tax act into conformity with the federal income tax Signed    Governor  04/13/04 
HB 4012 Bringing the West Virginia corporation net income tax act into conformity with federal income tax Signed    Governor  04/13/04 
HB 4013 Creating a sales tax holiday for back-to-school purchases Pending  House Finance Committee  03/01/04 
HB 4014 Relating to preserving West Virginia's estate tax Pending  House Finance Committee  03/01/04 
HB 4015 Creating a tax amnesty program to be administered by the tax commissioner for a two month period during calendar year 2004 Pending  House Finance Committee  03/01/04 
HB 4016 Relating generally to the department of tax and revenue and office of secretary of tax and revenue and their powers, duties and responsibilities Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/14/04 
HB 4017 Prohibiting retailer licensees use of gambling names and symbols in advertising, signage and directions to retail establishments offering limited video lottery games Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/02/04 
HB 4018 Authorizing the issuance of grant waivers to sparsely populated counties for relief from the ratio limitations on state funding of professional educators Pending  Senate Education Committee  03/04/04 
HB 4019 Prohibiting the division of motor vehicles' sale of personal information for bulk distribution of surveys, marketing and solicitations Signed    Governor  04/13/04 
HB 4020 Protecting personal information maintained by the state from inappropriate disclosure Signed    Governor  04/13/04 
HB 4021 Preventing the disclosure of personal information of state employees and officers, and their dependents Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/02/04 
HB 4022 Creating "The All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Regulation Act" Signed    Governor  04/13/04 
HB 4023 Establishing bus transportation schedules Pending  House Education Committee  01/14/04 
HB 4024 Establishing the "Public-Private Transportation Facilities Act" Pending  House Finance Committee  03/01/04 
HB 4025 Creating a statewide task force on graduate studies and a distinguished graduate student fellowship program at West Virginia University and Marshall University Pending  House Education Committee  01/14/04 
HB 4026 Establishing the water resources management act Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/14/04 
HB 4027 Establishing a voluntary environmental excellence program Signed    Governor  04/13/04 
HB 4028 Creating the West Virginia tourism development act Pending  House Finance Committee  03/01/04 
HB 4029 Establishing a program to report emissions of greenhouse gases Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/14/04 
HB 4030 Providing health insurance coverage to qualified persons who are otherwise unable to obtain coverage Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/14/04 
HB 4031 Increasing the salaries of supreme court of justices, circuit court judges and family court judges Pending  Senate Finance Committee  03/04/04 
HB 4032 Reducing the allowable blood alcohol content for DUI from .10 to .08 of one percent of body weight Tabled    3rd Reading  01/23/04 
HB 4033 Authorizing the issuance of new parkway revenue bonds Signed    Governor  04/13/04 
HB 4034 Simplifying the tuition and fee system at state institutions of higher education Pending  House Education Committee  01/14/04 
HB 4035 Granting greater flexibility to state institutions of higher education in the areas of management, finance, purchasing and personnel Pending  House Education Committee  01/14/04 
HB 4036 Relating to legislative appropriation of tobacco settlement funds Pending  Senate Finance Committee  03/04/04 
HB 4038 Requiring the head of a governmental agency to submit a statement of compliance to the legislative auditor within six months of a fiscal or performance audit Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/15/04 
HB 4047 Creating a high growth business investment tax credit to encourage investment by state citizens and businesses in certain companies started by fellow West Virginians Signed    Governor  04/13/04 
HB 4057 Repealing the corporate license fee and replacing it with an annual report and registration fee to be paid by various business entities Pending  House Finance Committee  03/01/04 
HB 4058 Allowing the sale of unused strategic research and development tax credits Pending  House Finance Committee  03/01/04 
HB 4059 Distributing net terminal income of racetrack video lottery terminals from reduced distributions to the tourism development fund Tabled    3rd Reading  03/04/04 
HB 4100 Increasing the excise tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products Pending  House Finance Committee  03/01/04 
HB 4127 Permitting paid and volunteer fire departments to place automated external defibrillators on fire trucks and other fire apparatus Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  01/26/04 
HB 4139 Imposing sales or use tax rather than title privilege tax on sale or use of all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and other motorized recreational vehicles Pending  House Finance Committee  03/01/04 
HB 4158 Providing a procedure for removing property from the state's inventory of removable property Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  03/02/04 
HB 4159 Requiring state employing units to conduct background checks on prospective employees and various other employees of the state Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/29/04 
HB 4249 Providing for additional internal controls and procedures for the purchase card program and renaming it the payment card program Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/02/04 
HB 4264 Allowing, under some circumstances, the cannibalization and the disposal as waste of state property Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/03/04 
HB 4265 Amending the definition of "resident" for purposes of obtaining Class A hunting and trapping licenses Pending  House A&N Committee  02/03/04 
HB 4266 Requiring regulatory agencies of government, with exceptions, to study ways to expedite the issuance of licenses, permits and certificates Signed    Governor  04/13/04 
HB 4292 Enacting the emergency medical services retirement act Pending  House Pensions and Retirement Committee  02/04/04 
HB 4328 Creating an indigent defense commission to advise the executive director on policies and procedures of public defender services Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/06/04 
HB 4329 Permitting a retired member of the state police to carry a concealed weapon for the duration of the member's life Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/06/04 
HB 4352 Including certain commercial hunting, fishing and wildlife watching activities within the definition of recreational purposes for which landowner liability is limited Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/27/04 
HB 4353 Making it a crime to permit a child to ride a horse at a public for-profit riding facility without wearing a riding helmet Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/09/04 
HB 4354 Authorizing county commissions to adopt ordinances to reduce false alarms Vetoed    Governor  03/21/04 
HB 4366 Preventing a reduction in the annuity of a person who retires with disability retirement at age sixty-five Pending  House Pensions and Retirement Committee  02/09/04 
HB 4373 Making it a crime to alter a traffic-control device with an infrared or electronic device Signed    Governor  04/13/04 
HB 4376 Tuition reimbursement for teachers pursuing a masters degree Pending  House Education Committee  02/10/04 
HB 4377 Assessing a penalty on those physicians who fail to pay the special assessment Signed    Governor  04/13/04 
HB 4396 Reforming, altering and modifying the county commission of Hampshire County Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/20/04 
HB 4397 Prohibiting the practice of debarking or surgically silencing a dog by cutting its vocal chords Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/11/04 
HB 4398 Relating generally to mine inspectors Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/11/04 
HB 4399 Providing for substance abuse testing of emergency medical services personnel Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  02/11/04 
HB 4400 Providing that an insurer may not fail to renew an outstanding automobile liability or physical damage insurance policy Pending  House Banking and Insurance Committee  02/11/04 
HB 4401 Relating to mechanics' liens and correcting confusing statutory language Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/11/04 
HB 4402 Prohibiting homeowner insurance discrimination against dog owners Pending  House Banking and Insurance Committee  02/11/04 
HB 4431 Establishing a lottery scratch-off game for the benefit of West Virginia firefighters Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  03/04/04 
HB 4432 Raising the purchase card transaction limit, authorizing the auditor to select vendors, allowing attachment of pension benefits to reimburse for fraud and adding members to the advisory committee Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/12/04 
HB 4433 Creating the crime of abuse and neglect of an elderly person and the crime of misuse or misappropriation of the funds or assets of an elderly person Signed    Governor  04/13/04 
HB 4462 Relating to solid waste facilities handling in excess of thirty thousand tons of solid waste per month Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/13/04 
HB 4481 Allowing teachers holding K-8 endorsements to teach seventh and eighth grade classes Pending  House Education Committee  02/16/04 
HB 4482 Providing that retiring physicians may retain their original wall license and exempts physicians holding an inactive license from the assessment fee for the Physicians' Mutual Insurance Company Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/16/04 
HB 4483 Loosening certification requirements on teachers from out-of-state otherwise certified to teach special education and creating an in-state generic special education teaching certification Pending  House Education Committee  02/16/04 
HB 4484 Allowing a limited license to practice medicine and surgery without examination to an individual appointed to a West Virginia medical school faculty who holds a valid license to practice medicine and surgery from another country Signed    Governor  04/13/04 
HB 4498 Relating to the distribution of moneys by the school building authority Pending  House Education Committee  02/17/04 
HB 4499 Strengthening penalties for failure to meet child support obligations Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/17/04 
HB 4555 Relating to the state emergency response commission generally Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/20/04 
HB 4556 Requiring all inspectors inspecting the work premises of any mining concern or operation for mine safety, to sign in, in order to acknowledge their presence on the premises Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/20/04 
HB 4557 Deleting the specified year of the funding appropriated to provide the pay equity adjustment Pending  Senate Finance Committee  03/02/04 
HB 4582 Limiting the division of labor elevator inspectors to inspection of elevators in state owned buildings Signed    Governor  04/13/04 
HB 4602 Allowing members of the state police to engage in certain political activities while out of uniform and off duty Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/25/04 
HB 4629 Extending the tuition waiver benefits to also include the spouse and children of emergency medical service personnel and members of the national guard who have died in the line of duty Pending  House Education Committee  02/26/04 
HB 4648 Providing that the reduced tax rate applies to underground mines producing coal from seams of less than thirty-two inches Pending  House Finance Committee  03/01/04 
HB 4660 Providing for the disposition of funds or assets recovered in a legal action or settlement by or on behalf of the general public, the state or its officers, agencies or political subdivisions Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  03/04/04 
HB 4661 Requiring the attorney general to provide legal services upon the request of state agencies Rejected      03/03/04 
HB 4673 Including within those joint family liabilities of the husband and wife the services provided by healthcare providers Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/27/04 
HB 4711 Creating a West Virginia tourism authority Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/27/04 
HB 4712 Providing autonomy and operating flexibility to certain higher education institutions Tabled    3rd Reading  03/04/04 
HB 4713 Setting a "clear and convincing" standard for determining whether an employer acted with "deliberate intention" in causing a worker injury which would waive the employer's immunity from suit under workers' compensation provisions Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/27/04 
HB 4715 Creating the crime of embezzlement by misuse of a power of attorney Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/27/04 
HB 4759 Imposing an alternative minimum personal income tax for each taxable year on the West Virginia taxable income of every individual meeting certain criteria Pending  Senate Finance Committee  03/13/04 
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