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January 26, 2015 - Volume 35 Issue 5

Jan. 19-23, 2014 Session Bills Reviewed
 

By Howard M. O’Cull, Ed.D.,
West Virginia School Board Association Executive Director

Listed below are selected  West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates bills introduced Jan. 19-23, 2015, during the first full  week of the 1st Regular Session – 82nd  West Virginia Legislature.

 Bill Review Format

Bills reviewed are listed topically with Senate bills listed first.

A total 95 bills are reviewed.

For a copy of any bill, please contact WVSBA: 304.346.0571. Or you may email me. My preferred email address is hocull@wvsba.org

Additionally, bills are posted on the West Virginia Legislature’s Web site: http://www.legis.state.wv.us

As noted the listing is not exhaustive.

 

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House Bill 2112

 

The purpose of this legislation, which amends the 2013 West Virginia Feed to Achieve Act, is to require that school nutrition plans include take home meals for low income students or any student who requests take home meals.

(The bill amends 18-5D-3. School nutrition programs, which pertains to county board school nutrition programs.)

There are seven House sponsors, including lead sponsor Del. Ralph Rodighiero, D-Logan.

Introduced Jan. 20.

                To House Education then House Finance.

 

House Bill 2261

 

The purpose of this bill is to require automated external defibrillators in public schools.

The pertinent bill language reads:

All county boards of education shall provide automated external defibrillators at each school.

One school employee at each school shall be trained in the use of automated external defibrillators and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

The bill establishes a new section of Code, §18-5-27, to effect its provisions.

Sponsored by Del. Daryl Cowles, R-Morgan.

Introduced Jan. 23.

                To House Education then House Finance.

 

House Bill 2267

 

The purpose of this bill is to authorize county school boards to adopt policies that allow students to deliver an inspirational message at a student assembly, to provide policy requirements, and to provide the purpose for the authority.
The bill’s provisions would be operative through establishing a new section of Code, §18-5-13b.
Bill language states:

  1. Any county board of education may adopt a policy allowing an inspirational message to be delivered by students at a student assembly. The policy must provide that students who are responsible for organizing any student-led portion of a student assembly shall:
    1. Have sole discretion in determining whether an inspirational message is to be delivered; and
       
    2. Choose the student volunteers who will deliver an inspirational message. The student volunteers shall be solely responsible for the preparation and content of the inspirational message.
       
  2. County school personnel may not:
    1. Participate in or otherwise influence, the determination of whether an inspirational message is to be delivered or select the student volunteers who will deliver the inspirational message; or
       
    2. Monitor or otherwise review the content of a student volunteer’s inspirational message.
       
  3. The purpose of this section is to provide students with the opportunity for formal or ceremonious observance of an occasion or event.

There are eight House sponsors, including lead sponsor Del. Ron Walters, R-Kanawha.

Introduced Jan. 23.

                To House Education then House Judiciary.