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Delegate Smith, R. sponsored 110 bills:

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HB 2038 Relating to excuses from jury service Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2101 Eliminating obsolete government entities Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (May 8, 2016)
HB 2122 Making it illegal for first responders to photograph a corpse; Jonathan's Law Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 5, 2016)
HB 2127 Relating to corporation net income tax for manufacturers of medical devices Pending  House Finance Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2136 Increasing criminal penalties for the transportation of controlled substances Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2137 Changing the way counties pay for regional jail inmates Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2188 Relating to compulsory school attendance Pending  House Education Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2189 Permitting counties to adopt certain ordinances relating to dogs and cats Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2190 Removing limitations on advertising and promotional activities by limited video lottery retailers Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2191 Work/Incarceration Prison pilot program Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2192 Exempting heating oil for residential use from the Motor Fuel Excise Tax Pending  House Finance Committee  02/12/16 
HB 2193 Providing the Parkways Authority with the power to issue $500 million worth of bonds Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2194 Relating to the School Building Authority Pending  House Education Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2195 Making changes to the definition of electrical contractor Pending  House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2259 Relating to the Governor filling vacancies on professional boards Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2275 Increasing criminal penalties for littering Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2394 Repealing the additional tax on the privilege of severing coal Pending  House ENG Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2410 Improving state emergency preparedness Pending  House Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2425 Requiring a test that is identical to the civics portion of the naturalization test in order to graduate from high school or obtain a General Educational Development (GED) diploma Pending  House Education Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2426 Relating to the Volunteer Fire Departments Workers' Compensation Subsidy Program and the Volunteer Fire Department Workers' Compensation Premium Subsidy Fund Pending  House Finance Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2427 Increasing penalties for destruction or theft of election campaign advertising Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2463 Increasing the maximum personal income tax exemption for persons over the age of sixty-five and for persons who are totally disabled Pending  House Finance Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2464 Exempting disabled veterans from campground rental fees during certain times Pending  House ANR Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2475 Relating to the requirements for and scope of practice for registered veterinary technicians Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2476 Authorizing the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue a special "SECOND AMENDMENT" license plate Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2508 Creating the West Virginia Freedom of Conscience Protection Act Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2511 Health Care Sharing Ministries Freedom to Share Act Pending  Senate Rules Committee  02/25/16 
HB 2512 Requiring the consent of the Public Service Commission before an electric utility subject to this chapter may retire or permanently shut-down an electric generating plant Pending  House ENG Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2514 Creating a Bureau of Actuarial Services within the office of the Legislative Auditor Pending  House Finance Committee  02/08/16 
HB 2551 Prohibiting internet service providers from advertising or offering to provide high speed internet service that is not at least ten megabytes per second Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2552 Permitting utility consumers to use the consumer protection laws when concerning billing issues are in question Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2554 Relating to protection of utility workers from crimes against the person Pending  House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2585 Requiring leaseholders of mineral interests to notify the owners of the minerals when there is an assignment of the lease to another party Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2622 Relating to deductions from personal income tax for contributions to state-administered prepaid college tuition contracts or college savings plans Pending  House Finance Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2642 Reducing personnel employed by the West Virginia Department of Education Pending  House Education Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2653 Prohibiting the use of unmanned aircraft Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2654 Relating to location information of an electronic device Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2675 Reducing certain severance taxes that are dedicated to the Workers' Compensation Debt Reduction Fund Pending  House Finance Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2774 Relating to public school standards and assessments Pending  House Education Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2821 Implementing a surcharge on licensed exotic entertainment facilities and adult bookstores to provide funding for rape information and prevention services and rape crisis centers Pending  House Finance Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2826 Requiring the Commissioner of the Division of Highways to approve points of access to and from state highways to real property used or to be used for commercial, industrial or mercantile purposes; "Sarah Nott's Law" Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
HB 2842 Establishing a four year pilot program to have social workers in public schools, from prekindergarten through the elementary school Pending  House Education Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2869 Making the Department of Corrections and the Division of Health, and their respective workplaces, subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Act Pending  House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2912 Relating to third-party telecommunications services provided to residential and business consumers Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2940 Creating the Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs Program Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2970 Authorizing county commissions and municipalities to cooperate and enter into agreements removing or demolishing dwellings or buildings unfit for human habitation Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  01/13/16 
HB 2971 Continuing the Office of Emergency Medical Services as an independent office within the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/13/16 
HB 4003 Expiring certain severance taxes that are dedicated to the Workers’ Compensation Debt Reduction Fund Pending  House Finance Committee  01/13/16 
HB 4041 Limiting able-bodied adults without dependents receipt of SNAP benefits to three months in a thirty-six month period Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  01/18/16 
HB 4042 Granting judges the discretionary authority to depart from otherwise minimum sentencing requirements Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/18/16 
HB 4171 Relating to the public school calendar Vetoed  Vetoed
HB 4183 Relating generally to reporting opioid overdoses Pending  Senate Health and Human Resources Committee  03/02/16 
HB 4184 Establishing criminal penalties for the illegal taking of deer Pending  House ANR Committee  01/20/16 
HB 4186 Relating to additional duties of the Public Service Commission Signed  Effective from passage - (March 12, 2016)
HB 4191 Taxation With Representation Act Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  01/21/16 
HB 4204 Relating to inspections of commercial motor vehicles, trailers, and semitrailers Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  01/21/16 
HB 4210 Relating to coal severance tax Pending  House ENG Committee  01/21/16 
HB 4219 Relating to vehicle inspection stations Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/21/16 
HB 4230 Relating to qualifications of members of the Board of Registration For Professional Engineers Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/01/16 
HB 4238 Relating to qualifications of members of the board of Professional Surveyors Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/01/16 
HB 4240 Relating to the Uniform Controlled Substances Act Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  03/02/16 
HB 4252 Relating to custodial orders in suits affecting the parent-child relationship Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/25/16 
HB 4292 Increasing criminal incarceration penalties for the transportation of controlled substances into the state Pending  House DA Committee  01/27/16 
HB 4299 Increasing the amount volunteer fire companies or paid fire departments may charge for reimbursement Pending  Senate Finance Committee  03/10/16 
HB 4312 Relating to qualifications of members of the Board of Accountancy Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/27/16 
HB 4331 Providing the Director of the Division of Natural Resources the authority to offer up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons who have injured or killed game Pending  House ANR Committee  01/29/16 
HB 4339 Relating to wildlife resources Pending  Senate Natural Resources Committee  02/29/16 
HB 4340 Amending licensing requirements for an act which may be called Lynette’s Law Signed  Effective from passage - (March 9, 2016)
HB 4345 Repealing the West Virginia Permitting and Licensing Information Act Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 7, 2016)
HB 4361 Requiring that senior status circuit judges only fill vacancies in districts or counties in which they were not previously elected Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/02/16 
HB 4368 Allowing the use of bailiffs who are not law-enforcement officers Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/03/16 
HB 4372 Creating tax credits for new and/or existing small businesses Pending  House SB Committee  02/03/16 
HB 4387 Providing that any law-abiding person eighteen years of age or older may carry a concealed weapon within the boundaries of the state Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/03/16 
HB 4411 Relating to penalty for illegally taking native brook trout Signed  Effective from passage - (March 11, 2016)
HB 4415 Offsetting the shortfall of PEIA by reducing the compensation of all elected state officials and members of the state Board of Education Pending  House Finance Committee  02/05/16 
HB 4426 Horizontal Well Unitization and Landowner Protection Act of 2016 Pending  House ENG Committee  02/05/16 
HB 4435 Authorizing the Public Service Commission to approve expedited cost recovery of electric utility coal-fired boiler modernization and improvement projects Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 9, 2016)
HB 4439 Providing a tax credit for persons receiving a concealed weapons permit Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/08/16 
HB 4440 Relating to certain post-mining uses of lands subject to surface mining permits Pending  House ENG Committee  02/08/16 
HB 4468 Requiring every state agency to submit a report to the Legislature containing a detailed inventory of all property Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/09/16 
HB 4476 West Virginia Contractor Licensing Act Pending  House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee  02/10/16 
HB 4490 Relating to requirements by which an employee can authorize deductions from his or her wages Pending  House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee  02/11/16 
HB 4492 Establishing a mandatory course of instruction in firearm safety for high school students Pending  House Education Committee  02/11/16 
HB 4500 Oil and Gas Royalty Payment and Transparency Act of 2016 Pending  Senate Energy, Industry and Mining Committee  03/02/16 
HB 4501 Freezing assessments in counties with recent sharp decline in employment Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  02/11/16 
HB 4510 Requiring a structural engineering inspection of any building prior to purchase by the state Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/11/16 
HB 4511 Limiting the authority of the Department of Administration’s purchase of real property until it has submitted a report to the Legislature Pending  House Finance Committee  02/12/16 
HB 4513 Requiring a cost-benefit analysis to be performed before the state purchases certain real estate Pending  House Finance Committee  02/12/16 
HB 4516 Defining what constitutes capitol dome and capitol improvements Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/11/16 
HB 4518 Prohibiting the placement of the name or likeness of public officials on state road signs Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  02/11/16 
HB 4546 Requiring all higher education institutions to use statewide contracts issued by the Purchasing Division Pending  House Education Committee  02/16/16 
HB 4563 Reauthorizing the Neighborhood Investment Program Act Pending  House Finance Committee  02/20/16 
HB 4572 Excepting specialized contract instructors from the definition of teacher Pending  Senate Education Committee  02/26/16 
HB 4580 Terminating the State Board of Registration of Foresters Pending  House Finance Committee  02/20/16 
HB 4596 Creating a five-year tax credit for businesses locating on post-mine sites Pending  House ENG Committee  02/17/16 
HB 4627 Creating a digital learning pilot project Pending  House Education Committee  02/20/16 
HB 4634 Coal Jobs and Revenue Stabilization Act Pending  House Finance Committee  02/20/16 
HB 4639 Establishing a method for the simple majority of mineral interest owners Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/22/16 
HB 4640 Providing a tax credit for a taxpayer educating a student in a private or home school Pending  House Education Committee  02/22/16 
HB 4652 Relating to the creation of an intermediate contractor’s license Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/27/16 
HB 4656 Granting the Finance Division within the Department of Administration supervisory control over the board of Accountancy Pending    2nd Reading  03/12/16 
HB 4657 Prohibiting state agencies, boards and commissions from hiring lobbyists Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/22/16 
HB 4658 Relating to the Board of Funeral Service Examiners Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  02/29/16 
HB 4673 Providing for a crime for the theft, damage or release of deer from private game farms Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 10, 2016)
HB 4674 Relating to motor vehicle back-up lamps Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 5, 2016)
HB 4685 Relating to professional and occupational board members Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  03/02/16 
HB 4686 Prohibiting the State Board of Education from adopting new Common Core academic content standards Pending  House Education Committee  02/23/16 
HB 4692 Relating to offenses and penalties for practicing osteopathic medicine without a license Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/23/16 
HB 4696 Creating the unlicensed practice review board Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  03/02/16 
HB 4726 Relating to coal mining generally Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 9, 2016)
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