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January 30, 2012 - Volume 32 Issue 6

Jan. 23-27, 2012 Session Bills Reviewed

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

Listed below are West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates bills introduced Jan. 23-27, 2012, during the second full week of the Second Regular Session of the 80th West Virginia Legislature.

Today is the day 20 of the session.

February 20 is the last day to introduce bills in the Senate and the House. (There are certain exceptions, including supplemental appropriations bills for example.)

Bills reviewed are listed topically, beginning with public education bills. A series of education-related bills follow. Senate bills are listed first.

A total 54 bills are reviewed.

For a copy of any bill, please contact WVSBA: 304.346.0571. You also may contact me at

Bills are posted on the West Virginia Legislature’s Web site:

Editor’s Note: Listing is not exhaustive.


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County boards would be authorized to use bus operators from other counties

Senate Bill 415. The purpose of this bill is to permit a county board of education to use bus operators regularly employed by the county board of a different county to operate buses leased by the county, if bus operators from the owning county are unavailable. Sponsored by Senate President Jeffrey V. Kessler, D-Marshall, and Minority Leader Mike Hall, D-Putnam. Introduced Jan. 25. Referred to Senate Education.


The House companion measure is House Bill 4299. Sponsored by House Speaker Rick Thompson, D-Wayne, and House Minority Leader Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha. Introduced Jan. 25. Referred to House Education.


Note: Both bills were introduced at the request of the governor.