Legislative Record

March 8, 2019 - Volume 39 Issue 9

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)


The following is a listing of Senate and House of Delegates bills which are nearing passage in the Senate and House or which have been referred to the governor for his consideration, including Senate Bill 267 which the governor has approved and which is effective May 12. .

Today is day 59 of the 60-day regular session.


Senate Bills

Senate Bill 1 - Increasing access to career education and workforce training /Completed Legislation / http://wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SB1%20SUB2.htm&yr=2019&sesstype=RS&i=1

Senate Bill 154 - Using school facilities for funeral and memorial services for certain community members / Completed Legislation /  http://wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SB154%20SUB1.htm&yr=2019&sesstype=RS&i=154

Senate  Bill 267 - Requiring State Board of Education adopt policy detailing level of computer science instruction / Approved by governor - Effective 90 days from passage (May 12, 2019) / http://wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SB267%20ENR.htm&yr=2019&sesstype=RS&i=267

Senate Bill 329 - Relating to agricultural education in high schools / House 3rd Reading, Special Calendar 03/08/19 / http://wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SB329%20SUB1.htm&yr=2019&sesstype=RS&i=329

Senate Bill 605 - Permitting Secondary Schools Athletic Commission discipline schools for not following protocol for concussions and head injuries / House 3rd Reading, Special Calendar 03/08/19/ http://wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SB605%20ENG.htm&yr=2019&sesstype=RS&i=605

Senate Bill 624 - Allowing county boards of education use alternative assessment provided in Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) / House Adopted  Communicated to Senate 03/05/19http://wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SB624%20SUB1%20ENG.htm&yr=2019&sesstype=RS&i=624

Senate Bill 632 - Improving student safety / House 3rd reading, Special Calendar 03/08/19http://wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SB632%20SUB2.htm&yr=2019&sesstype=RS&i=632

Senate Bill 672 - Authorizing School Building Authority to promulgate legislative rules / Completed Legislation / http://wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SB672%20ENG.htm&yr=2019&sesstype=RS&i=672


House Bills

House Bill 2004 - Providing for a program of instruction in workforce preparedness / Senate 3rd Reading 03/08/19 http://wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=HB2004%20SUB.htm&yr=2019&sesstype=RS&i=2004

House Bill 2009 - Creating a new category of Innovation in Education grant program / Completed Legislation http://wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=hb2009%20intr.htm&yr=2019&sesstype=RS&i=2009

House Bill 2363 - Relating to the Upper Kanawha Valley Resiliency and Revitalization Program / Completed Legislation http://wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=HB2363%20SUB%20ENR.htm&yr=2019&sesstype=RS&i=2363

House Bill 2378 - Relating generally to grounds for revocation of a teaching certificate / Senate 3rd Reading 03/08/19 /http://wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=HB2378%20SUB%20ENG.htm&yr=2019&sesstype=RS&i=2378

House Bill 2422 - Relating to the time for the observation of “Celebrate Freedom Week” / Senate 3rd Reading 03/08/19 http://wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=HB2422%20SUB.htm&yr=2019&sesstype=RS&i=2422

House Bill 2541 - Requiring certain safety measures be taken at public schools / Senate 3rd reading 03/08/19  http://wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=HB2541%20SUB.htm&yr=2019&sesstype=RS&i=2541

House Bill 2662 -Relating to certificates or employment of school personnel / Senate 3rd Reading / http://wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=HB2662%20SUB%20ENG.htm&yr=2019&sesstype=RS&i=2662

House Bill 2853 - Establishing the West Virginia Program for Open Education Resources / Completed Legislation / http://wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=hb2853%20intr.htm&yr=2019&sesstype=RS&i=2853


For additional information regarding legislation refer to the state Legislature’s website; Refer to “Bill Status,” http://wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bill_status.cfm

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