March 11, 2011 - Volume 31 Issue 17


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 12, 2011: First day of session. (WV Const. Art. VI, §18)

√Twentieth Day - January 31, 2011: Submission of Legislative Rule-Making Review bills due. (WV Code §29A-3-12)

√Forty-first Day - February 21, 2011: Last day to introduce bills in the Senate and the House. (Senate Rule 14), (House Rule 91a) Does not apply to originating or supplementary appropriation bills. Does not apply to Senate or House resolutions or concurrent resolutions

√Forty-seventh Day - February 27, 2011: Bills due out of committees in house of origin to ensure three full days for readings.

√Fiftieth Day - March 2, 2011: Last day to consider bill on third reading in house of origin. Does not include budget or supplementary appropriation bills. (Joint Rule 5b)

Sixtieth Day - March 12, 2011: Adjournment at Midnight. (WV Const. Art. VI, §22)

Source: West Virginia Legislature


"Remember, Lady Godiva put all she had on a horse and she lost her shirt!" - W. C. Fields (William Claude Dukenfield (January 29, 1880 – December 25, 1946), known as W. C. Fields, was an American comedian, actor, juggler and writer.)


Bill Derby March 11

The following is a list of active Senate and House education and education-related bills as of Thursday, March 10, 2011.

Note: Except as otherwise noted, bills are listed by short title with a designation as to the legislation’s current status in terms of committee reference, calendar position or as having been adopted by the Legislature.

Readers are advised that bill references cited may not contain final legislative  language and often include references to significant House or Senate amendments which require concurrence from both bodies.

For more information, contact the W. Va. School Board Association or visit the W. Va. Legislature’s official website, Contact WVSBA by using the following address:  – Howard M. O’Cull, Ed.D., Editor.




House Bill 3145.
Providing a one-time bonus to certain annuitants of the Public Employees Retirement System and the State Teachers Retirement System. Legislative Action Completed. Reference: SUB.htm&yr=2011&sesstype=RS&i=3145




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