Convening today at noon for the First Extraordinary Session of 2010, both the Senate and the House of Delegates went through the formalities of opening floor procedures and received bills relating to items listed on the executive proclamation calling lawmakers into session.
Eight of the 13 bills introduced focus on education reform within the state. Senate Bill 1007 and House Bill 104 relates to the authorization of the creation of charter school innovation zones, Senate Bill 1001 and House Bill 109 relates to school committees, Senate Bill 1002 and House Bill 111 relates to annual professional personnel evaluations, Senate Bill 1006 and House Bill 110 relates to alternative training and certification of principals and teachers, Senate Bill 1009 and House Bill 108 relates to improving performance of schools and school districts, Senate Bill 1012 and House Bill 105 relates to additional compensation packages for certain professional school personnel, and Senate Bill 1013 and House Bill 107 relates to criteria for hiring professional school personnel.
Other bills on the call include Senate Bill 1003 and House Bill 103 which considers renaming conservation officers natural resources police officers, Senate Bill 1004 and House Bill 102 considers replacing references to “mentally retarded” in state law with “intellectually disabled”, Senate Bill 1005 and House Bill 101 relates to criminal offenses and penalties regarding firearms and ammunition sales, Senate Bill 1010 and House Bill 113 considers creating the Behavioral Mental Health Services Fund, and Senate Bill 1011 and House Bill 112 considers implementing a temporary high risk program to provide certain health insurance coverage.
All Senate bills introduced were read a first time, advanced to second reading and moved into committees.
The Senate will reconvene at 5 p.m. this evening.
The following Senate Committees are scheduled for May 13, 2010:
Judiciary – 3 p.m. – Room 208W
Education – 4 p.m. – Room 451M
The House will reconvene at 4 p.m. this evening.
The following House Committees are scheduled for May 13, 2010:
Judiciary – 2 p.m. – Room 410M
Education – 4:45 p.m. – Room 434M
Also, listen live to House of Delegates floor sessions and committees on the West Virginia Legislature Live web page offering streaming audio web casts of official proceedings.