Several Bills Advance from House Technology and Infrastructure Committee

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The House Committee on Technology and Infrastructure met today and discussed several bills.

House Bill 2726 allows for the lease of air space above public roads and highways owned or controlled by a political subdivision of the state and the safe operation of unmanned aircraft. The bill was laid over.

House Bill 2632 authorizes the Division of Highways commissioner to realign spending as needed within the State Road Fund to allow the division to operate more efficiently. The bill also removes outdated terms. The bill advances to the Finance Committee.

House Bill 2668 removes the requirement that the Division of Highways Commissioner set standards and regulated studded tires, as it is regulated at the national level. The bill advances to the Committee on Government Organization.

House Bill 2719 allows the DMV to use electronic means to provide notice to licensees and vehicle owners. The bill advances to the Committee on Government Organization.

House Bill 2721 allows the Department of Education to share information relating to school attendance electronically to the DMV to prevent the student from having to acquire a paper form from the student attendance director to present to the DMV for driver licensing purposes. The bill advances to the Committee on Government Organization.

House Bill 2742 allows for the authorization of an online driver’s license or ID renewal when the applicant needs to update the address. The bill advances to the Committee on Government Organization.

House Bill 2763 provides for the reporting of cyber incidents, which must be reported annually to the Joint Committee of the Legislature. The bill, as amended, advances to the Committee on Government Organization.

House Bill 2786 changes the name and function of the Chief Technology Officer within the WV Office of Technology to the Chief Information Officer. The bill advances to the Committee on Government Organization.

House Bill 2150 requires activation of school zone flashing whenever students are present at school for activities outside of regular school hours of operation. The bill was postponed indefinitely.