Legislative Record

January 18, 2019 - Volume 39 Issue 2

Legislative Record

The less people know about how sausage and laws are made, the better they'll sleep at night” – Attributed to Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898), Prussian prime minister.

First Day- January 9, 2019: First day of session. (WV Const. Art. VI, §18)

Twentieth Day- January 28, 2019: Submission of Legislative Rule-Making Review bills due. (WV Code §29A-3-12)

Thirty-fifth Day- February 12, 2019: Last day to introduce bills in the House. House Rule 91adoes not apply to originating or supplementary appropriation bills, and does not apply to Senate or House resolutions or concurrent resolutions.

Forty-first Day- February 18, 2019: Last day to introduce bills in the Senate. Senate Rule 14does not apply to originating or supplementary appropriation bills, and does not apply to Senate or House resolutions or concurrent resolutions.

Forty-seventh Day- February 24, 2019: Bills due out of committees in house of origin to ensure three full days for readings.

Fiftieth Day- February 27, 2019: Last day to consider bill on third reading in house of origin. Does not include budget or supplementary appropriation bills. (Joint Rule 5, paragraph b)

Sixtieth Day- March 9, 2019: Adjournment at Midnight. (WV Const. Art. VI, §22)

 

By Carrie Clendening

The following is a listing of Senate and House of Delegates bills which have been introduced during the first 10 days of the 2019 Regular Session.

In addition to tracking these bills, I am studying a number of the proposals to determine their impact on county boards. I am preparing this report for Ryan White (Kanawha), West Virginia School Board Association (WVSBA) President-Elect, and Howard M. O’Cull, Ed.D., WVSBA Executive Director. The report also will be forwarded to each of you.  

Below is this week’s chart of bills I have included in my bill tracking list. If you click on the bill number, it will link you to the full text of the bill. I referenced the Education Savings Account Act which was introduced today. The bill number related to this bill is currently incorrectly listed, I will send the correct bill number for this bill once it has posted. 

Editor’s Note: Clendening is providing general lobbying services for the West Virginia School Board Association and is a liaison to WVSBA’s Legislative Steering Committee and its Executive Legislative Steering Committee.

Bill

Title

Last Action

Committee Reference

SB 1 

Increasing access to career education and workforce training   

01/21/19 - To Senate On 1st reading 
1st Reading 

Senate Ref. 1 - Education
Senate Ref. 2 - Finance
 

HB 2449 

WV Invests Grant Program   

01/16/19 - To House Education 

House Ref. 1 - Education
House Ref. 2 - Finance
 

HB 2450 

Increasing access to career education and workforce training   

01/16/19 - To House Education 

House Ref. 1 - Education
House Ref. 2 - Finance
 

HB 2464 

Requiring free feminine hygiene products in grades 6 through 12   

01/16/19 - To House Education 

House Ref. 1 - Education
House Ref. 2 - Finance
 

SB 327 

Providing economic incentives for public school mathematics teachers   

01/16/19 - To Senate Education 

Senate Ref. 1 - Education
Senate Ref. 2 - Finance
 

SB 328 

Requiring teaching of agricultural science education course   

01/16/19 - To Senate Education 

Senate Ref. 1 - Education
Senate Ref. 2 - Finance
 

SB 329 

Relating to agricultural education in high schools   

01/16/19 - To Senate Education 

Senate Ref. 1 - Education
Senate Ref. 2 - Finance
 

SB 313 

Establishing Advanced Career Education programs and pathways   

01/15/19 - To Senate Education 

Senate Ref. 1 - Education
Senate Ref. 2 - Finance
 

HB 2415 

Requiring the State Board of Education to adopt a policy detailing the appropriate level of computer science instruction   

01/15/19 - To House Education 

House Ref. 1 - Education
House Ref. 2 - Finance
 

HB 2425 

Defining a work day for school service personnel and removing a provision relating to employment of licensed practical nurses   

01/15/19 - To House Education 

House Ref. 1 - Education
 

HB 2432 

Electing members of county school boards on a nonpartisan basis in general elections   

01/15/19 - To House Education 

House Ref. 1 - Education
House Ref. 2 - Judiciary
 

HB 2009 

Creating a new category of Innovation in Education grant program   

01/15/19 - To House Education 

House Ref. 1 - Education
 

HB 2367 

Creating a state program allowing high school students advance to getting a college degree or technical training while in high school   

01/14/19 - To House Education 

House Ref. 1 - Education
House Ref. 2 - Finance
 

HB 2370 

Exempting personal income earned by individuals working as teachers at primary and secondary schools from personal income tax   

01/14/19 - To House Education 

House Ref. 1 - Education
House Ref. 2 - Finance
 

HB 2374 

Discontinuing the use of common core standards and assessments in the state   

01/14/19 - To House Education 

House Ref. 1 - Education
 

HB 2378 

Relating generally to grounds for revocation of a teaching certificate   

01/14/19 - To House Education 

House Ref. 1 - Education
House Ref. 2 - Judiciary
 

HB 2383 

Creating a pilot program for expansion of school-based mental health and school-based diversion   

01/14/19 - To House Health and Human Resources 

House Ref. 1 - Health and Human Resources
House Ref. 2 - Education
 

HB 2386 

School Consolidation Task Force   

01/14/19 - To House Government Organization 

House Ref. 1 - Government Organization
House Ref. 2 - Education
 

HB 2391 

Requiring school counselors in public schools to spend 100 percent of their time on comprehensive school counseling programs   

01/14/19 - To House Education 

House Ref. 1 - Education
 

HB 2395 

Providing school days to register and transport students to vote   

01/14/19 - To House Education 

House Ref. 1 - Education
House Ref. 2 - Finance
 

SB 286 

Including certain education programs operated by private schools in recognition by DOE   

01/14/19 - To Senate Education 

Senate Ref. 1 - Education
Senate Ref. 2 - Health and Human Resources
 

SB 293 

Clarifying director of multicounty vocational technical school as principal   

01/14/19 - To Senate Education 

Senate Ref. 1 - Education
 

SB 293 

Clarifying director of multicounty vocational technical school as principal   

01/14/19 - To Senate Education 

Senate Ref. 1 - Education
 

HB 2002 

Education Savings Account Act   

01/11/19 - To House Education 

House Ref. 1 - Education
House Ref. 2 - Finance
 

SB 21 

Establishing Katherine Johnson Academy   

01/09/19 - To Senate Education 

Senate Ref. 1 - Education
Senate Ref. 2 - Finance
 

SB 79 

Establishing Katherine Johnson Academy   

01/09/19 - To Senate Education 

Senate Ref. 1 - Education
Senate Ref. 2 - Finance
 

SB 86 

Requiring county boards provide free feminine hygiene products in grades six to 12   

01/09/19 - To Senate Health and Human Resources 

Senate Ref. 1 - Health and Human Resources
Senate Ref. 2 - Finance
 

SB 117 

Relating to incentives for consolidating local governments   

01/09/19 - To Senate Government Organization 

Senate Ref. 1 - Government Organization
Senate Ref. 2 - Finance
 

All Bills (House| Senate)
Subject
Short Title
Sponsor
Date Introduced
Code Affected
All Same As
Pending In Committee
Reported From Committee
Passed One Chamber
Completed Legislation
Actions by Governor
Fiscal Notes
Acts 

Prepared by the West Virginia Legislature, this  Information Packet is a comprehensive reference tool, including Capitol room numbers for all legislators; seating charts for the Senate and House Chambers; Senate, House and Congressional district maps; photographs and contact information for all members of the Legislature; and, phone numbers and addresses for Congressional representatives. Also included are toll-free telephone numbers and Web site addresses for state agencies, colleges and universities. This packet can be downloaded online: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/legisdocs/misc/pub/IN

Editor’s Note: Provided by the West Virginia Legislature / http://www.legis.state.wv.us/

Some of the Terms Used in the Language of Legislation

Chambers:  the two areas set aside for meetings of the entire membership of the House and Senate (also referred to as “the floor”).  “The bill is on the floor” means that it is out of committee and before the entire body of the House or Senate

Christmas Tree:  a bill that has had several amendments added to it. “We had to kill the bill because it got Christmas treed.”  (Also called “loving a bill to death”).

Committee Substitute:  an amended version of an introduced bill as recommended by a committee, generally offered when there are numerous amendments or substantial rewriting of an introduced bill (often referred to as a “com sub”).

Concur:  the action of one body in agreeing to or approving a proposal or action of the other body (as in “the Senate concurs with the House amendments”).

Double Referenced:  a bills gets assigned to two committees instead of just one

Enrolled Bill:  the final version of a bill, as passed by both bodies

House of Origin:  the body in which a bill or resolution is introduced

Journal: the formal, written record of floor proceedings printed daily by the clerk of each body (can be picked up outside Journal Room on ground floor at the rotunda area; also available on the legislative web site).  The Journal also contains that day’s agenda for the floor session.

Motion to Lie Over:  consider the bill at the next or a subsequent meeting

Motion to Postpone Indefinitely: delay action, usually forever.  “PPI’d” usually indicates a dead bill

Readings:  the three stages a bill must go through on the floor of a chamber; 1st reading is informational; 2nd reading is amendment stage; and 3rd reading is passage stage

Title:  a concise statement of the contents of a bill; it is a constitutional requirement in WV that the title accurately and completely reflect the content of the bill

Well:  the round area at the center of the Capitol between the chambers; often used as a meeting place, as in “Meet me at the well.” 

SB or HB– Senate Bill or House Bill

SR or HR– Senate or House Resolution

SCR or HCR– Senate or House Concurrent Resolution

SJR or HJR– Senate or House Joint Resolution (Proposed Constitutional Amendments)

Com Sub– Committee Substitute

Editor’s Note:The West Virginia Association of Counties (WVACO has published this or a similar document during the past few legislative sessions.