As of 4 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2018, the tenth day of the second regular session of the 83rd Legislature, 739 bills have been introduced in the West Virginia House of Delegates. Of those bills, 3 have passed and have been sent to the Senate for further consideration. All of these bills have passed this week:
House Bill 2869 (providing for paid leave for certain state officers and employees during a declared state of emergency) provides that certain state employees may be granted a leave of absence with pay while providing assistance as an essential member of an emergency aid provider during a declared state of emergency. The bill states that any state employee who is designated an essential member of an emergency aid provider may be granted leave from his or her state employment with pay, for not more than fifteen work days in each year, to provide disaster relief or emergency services in areas of the state in which a state of emergency has been declared.
House Bill 4005 (clarifying that appeals to the Supreme Court are a matter of right) clarifies that appeals to the Supreme Court are a matter of right. The purpose of this bill is to clarify that appeals to the Supreme Court are a matter of right and that every party has an opportunity to be heard and to obtain a written decision on the merits of the appeal.
House Bill 4020 (making technical corrections in the code when referencing chapter 49) makes technical corrections in the code when referencing chapter 49. The purpose of this bill is to make technical corrections in the code when referencing chapter 49 of the code. Chapter 49 was reorganized and renumbered in 2015 and certain references to that chapter in other portions of the code are required to be changed to reflect the new code sections.
Additional House Bills
House Bill 3089 would relate to the adoption of instructional resources for use in the public schools. This bill will be on third reading Monday.
House Bill 4002 would provide that all delegates shall be elected from one hundred single districts following the United States Census in 2020. This bill will be on third reading Monday.
House Bill 4013 would clarify venue in West Virginia state courts as it applies to nonresidents of the state. This bill will be on third reading Monday.
House Bill 4026 would exempt cashiers from licensure under the Larry W. Border Pharmacy Practice Act. This bill will be on third reading Monday.
House Bill 2028 would relate to the venue for suits and other actions against the state. This bill will be on second reading Monday.
House Bill 2607 would extend the maximum period of confinement a judge may impose for certain, first-time probationary violations. This bill will be read the first time on Monday.
House Bill 2822 would allow honorably discharged veterans who possess certain military ratings to qualify to take an examination for licensing as a plumber, electrician, and sprinkler fitter. This bill will be read the first time on Monday.
House Bill 2838 would allow military veterans who meet certain qualifications to qualify for examination for license as an emergency medical technician. This bill will be read the first time on Monday.
House Bill 2096 would exempt commercial airlines the licensing requirements of the state to serve liquor, beer or wine on flights.
House Bill 2104 would provide that the State Board of Education require that public schools provide facilities for students of all faiths and religions to have a place of fellowship, prayer and worship.
House Bill 2106 would create a domestic violence registry.
House Bill 2108 would require school bus aides, who are trained in preventing bullying and providing a safe environment for students while being transported on a school bus, to be present on school buses.
House Bill 2614 would prohibit health care practitioners from knowingly and in bad faith prescribing or administering drugs.
House Bill 2713 would permit the carrying of concealed weapons on the campus of a state institution of higher education.
House Bill 2756 would make Promise scholarships available for students pursuing certificates or degrees through an accredited community and technical college.