Friday, June 2, 2023

House Passes Bills on Minor’s Medical Care and Immigration

Today, the House of Delegates started early at 9 a.m. Eight pieces of Legislation were up for passage today.

House Bill 2004 prevents the use of payment card processing systems for surveillance of Second Amendment activity and discriminatory conduct.

House Bill 2007 prohibits irreversible gender assignment surgery on individuals under 18. The bill also prohibits hormonal therapy to be prescribed to minors transitioning.

Debate was long on this bill. Proponents of the bill are concerned with minors receiving life changing surgery and therapy too early in life and potentially regretting those decisions later. Opponents are concerned with minors, and their parents, having access to needed health care.

House Bill 2008 requires all state entities, local entities, and law enforcement agencies to cooperate with the enforcement of immigration laws.

House Bill 2380 removes obsolete provisions of code relating to the School Building Authority.

House Bill 2443 requires all persons hired as the director, assistant director, or coordinator of transportation to have at least five years of experience working in the transportation department of the county board or meet/obtain qualifications as a school bus operator within one year of employment.

House Bill 2768 requires all state entities and Chapter 30 boards to use “.gov” domains and email addresses.

House Bill 2941 extends the sunset date of the State Advisory Council on Postsecondary Attainment Goals to December 31, 2025.

House Bill 3091 requires counties to provide information to the State Auditor for inclusion on the financial transparency website.

House Bill 2538 was on second reading today and was referred to the Committee on Finance. The bill requires the Bureau of Social Services to implement a child welfare information technology system.

Action was postponed one day on House Bill 2832 again. House Bill 3141 was quickly amended.

The House is adjourned until 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 6.

Committee Meetings, Today

Committee Meetings, Monday, Feb. 6

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