As of 4 p.m., Friday, February 9, 2018, the twenty-fourth day of the second regular session of the 83rd Legislature, 990 bills have been introduced in the West Virginia House of Delegates. Of those bills, 57 have passed and have been sent to the Senate for further consideration. All of these bills have passed this week:
House Bill 2654 (expanding county commissions’ ability to dispose of county or district property) expands county commissions’ ability to dispose of county or district property; and to revise the requirement that property conveyed to volunteer fire department or volunteer ambulance service reverts back to county commission following termination of use.
House Bill 2655 (defining and establishing the crime of cyberbullying) defines and establishes the crime of cyberbullying, defines terms and establishes a criminal penalty.
House Bill 2662 (prohibiting the waste of game animals, game birds or game fish) prohibits the waste of game animals, game birds or game fish.
House Bill 2693 (relating to state ownership of wildlife) makes the definition of wildlife consistent with the existing definition of wildlife contained in WV Code §20-1-2.
House Bill 2696 (relating to crossbow hunting) clarifies that the use of a crossbow for hunting big game requires additional licenses, stamps or permits (with exception of buck firearms season) with a Class A hunting and trapping license. The bill permits crossbow hunting with Class RB, Class RRB, and Class UU licenses and with a Class BG stamp.
House Bill 3020 (relating to criminal penalties for the offenses of hunting, trapping or fishing on the lands of another person) creates a misdemeanor and criminal penalties for fishing within 200 feet of agency personnel while stocking fish into public waters and to provide that the penalty for hunting, trapping or fishing on the lands of another, entering upon posted lands, or destroying posted land signs shall be equivalent to the penalty for criminal trespass.
House Bill 4156 (establishing the qualifications of full and part time nursing school faculty members) establishes the qualifications of full and part time nursing school faculty members, grants exceptions and defines a term.
House Bill 4162 (granting authority to the State Conservation Committee to contract for flood response) grants the State Conservation Committee the authority to enter into contracts for flood response, recovery and streambank restoration work and to maximize federal dollars by collaborating with federal agencies responding to flood events.
House Bill 4175 (preventing requirement that an advanced practice registered nurse participate in a collaborative relationship to obtain payment) prevents entities providing insurance for requiring an advanced practice registered nurse to participate in a collaborative relationship to obtain payment for services.
House Bill 4178 (permitting certain portions of certified nurse aide training to be provided through distance learning technologies) allows certain portions of certified nurse aide training to be provided through distance learning technologies.
House Bill 4199 (permitting a nursing home to use trained individuals to administer medication) permits a nursing home to use trained individuals to administer medication under the direction of a registered professional nurse.
House Bill 4230 (relating to credit for reinsurance) ensures adequate regulation of insurers and reinsurers, and to provide sufficient protection for those to whom they owe obligations. The legislation amends current requirements concerning credit for reinsurance, which is a credit reflected on a ceding insurer’s annual statement showing reinsurance premiums ceded and losses recoverable from the reinsurer.
House Bill 4251 (permitting employees of baccalaureate institutions and universities outside of this state to be appointed to board of governors) permits employees of higher education institutions outside of this state to be appointed to a board of governors of a state institution of higher education.
House Bill 4275 (relating to the law-enforcement authority of the director and officers of the division of protective services) clarifies the law enforcement authority of the director and officers of the division of protective services, to exempt certain safety and security information from disclosure under the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act; and to clarify that agencies installing electronic security systems designed to connect with the division’s command center must be approved prior to installation.
House Bill 4332 (relating to home peritoneal renal dialysis) permits the sale or distribution of dialysate, drugs or devices necessary to perform home peritoneal renal dialysis to patients with end state renal disease.
House Bill 4350 (eliminating the regulation of upholstery) eliminates the regulation of upholstery, modifies and eliminates certain definitions.
House Bill 4359 (relating to the removal of animals left unattended in motor vehicles) permits removal of animals left unattended in motor vehicles and sets forth conditions to rescue and retrieve an animal in danger in an unattended vehicle.
House Bill 4023 (relating to the regulation of dialysis technicians) updates the regulation of dialysis technicians.
House Bill 4025 (permitting reciprocity for licensure as a pharmacy technician) permits the Board of Pharmacy to license individuals as a pharmacy technician if certain requirements are met.
House Bill 4186 (relating generally to guaranteed asset protection waivers) clarifies that guaranteed asset protection waivers are not insurance; specifies terms and conditions under which guaranteed asset protection waiver contracts may be solid in this state; and provides an exception for commercial transactions. The bill also provides that it will apply retroactively to guaranteed asset protection waivers in effect on the date of passage.
House Bill 4236 (requiring agencies to provide an annual inventory of real property holdings to the Real Estate Division) removes the exemption of reporting real property by certain agencies to the Real Estate Division, streamline the data reported by agencies, and allow for a report to the Governor and Legislature those agencies that fail to meet reporting requirements.
House Bill 4276 (allowing magistrates to grant work release privileges) allows magistrates to grant work release privileges.
House Bill 4410 (removing the requirement that the State Auditor receive copies of the Limited Video Lottery bids) removes the requirement that the State Auditor receive copies of the Limited Video Lottery bids.
Additional House Bills
House Bill 2841 would require board members to have attended a board meeting to be compensated for the meeting. This bill will be on third reading Monday.
House Bill 4142 would provide certain employees of the Division of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Services, and West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority a salary adjustment. This bill will be on third reading Monday.
House Bill 4320 would limit the ability of an agent under a power of attorney to take self-benefiting actions. This bill will be on third reading Monday.
House Bill 4380 would make a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Agriculture. This bill will be on third reading Monday.
House Bill 4381 would make a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Education. This bill will be on third reading Monday.
House Bill 4384 would make a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Transportation. This bill will be on third reading Monday.
House Bill 4386 would make a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Health – Community Mental Health Services. This bill will be on third reading Monday.
House Bill 4009 would establish State Settlement and Recovered Funds Accountability Act. This bill will be on second reading Monday.
House Bill 4407 relates to removing one of the requirements for eligibility for alternative program teacher certificate. This bill will be on second reading Monday.
House Bill 4428 would allow training hours earned through public school education or apprenticeship to count towards an applicant’s occupational certification.