Bills

March 15, 2013 - Volume 33 Issue 11

Bills

 

Senate Bill 26. Requiring health insurance coverage for hearing aids under certain circumstances (applies to certain individuals under age 18.) Senate Finance. (First reference to Senate Banking and Insurance.)

Senate Bill 52. Relating to Rural Health Initiative Act. Senate Finance. (First reference to Senate Education.)

Senate Bill 107. Relating to selection of state agency administrative hearing examiners. Senate Judiciary. (First reference to Senate Government Organization.)

Senate Bill 108. Creating Unintentional Pharmaceutical Drug Overdose Fatality Review Team. Senate Government Organization.  2nd Reading Senate. 3/15/15.

Senate Bill 116. Relating to crimes against property involving graffiti. Senate adopted. Referred to House Judiciary.

Senate Bill 122. Creating Creative Communities Development Act. Senate Finance. (First reference to Senate Economic Development.)

Senate Bill 127. Requiring the state Public Service Commission to annually report on broadband markets. Senate Government Organization. (First reference to Senate Transportation and Infrastructure.)

Senate Bill 129. Making failure to wear safety belts primary offense. Referred to Senate Judiciary. (First reference to Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.)

Senate Bill 145. Amending election complaint procedures. Senate adopted. Referred to House Judiciary.

Senate Bill 177. Assessing excessive tardiness penalties for certain public school students. Senate Finance. (First reference to Senate Education.)

Senate Bill 187. Creating Jobs Impact Statement Act. Senate Finance. (First reference to Senate Economic Development.)

Senate Bill 189. Increasing capital investment threshold for certain economic opportunity development districts. Senate Finance. (First reference to Senate Economic Development.)

Senate Bill 190. Relating to public-private transportation projects funding. Senate Finance. (First reference to Senate Transportation and Infrastructure.)

Senate Bill 326. Establishing appropriation request process for higher education system. Senate Finance. (First reference to Senate Education.)

Senate Bill 344. Relating to regional meetings among certain county boards of education officials. Senate Finance. (First reference to Senate Education.)

Senate Bill 347. Requiring Public Employees Grievance Board provide training seminars to certain persons. Senate Judiciary. (First reference to Senate Government Organization.)

Senate Bill 353. Establishing First Informer Broadcasters Act. 2nd Reading Senate 3/15/13.

Senate Bill 359. Relating generally to reforming public education.  3rd  Reading Senate 3/15/13.

Senate Bill 367. Creating Citizens Elected County Officials Compensation Commission. Senate Finance. (First reference to Senate Government Organization.)

Senate Bill 394. Relating to scholarships for dependent children of state troopers who die in performance of duty. Senate Finance. (First reference to Senate Judiciary.)

Senate Bill 404. Defining certain habitually absent student as neglected child. Senate Judiciary. (First reference to Senate Education.)

Senate Bill 407. Requiring cellular and phone companies provide certain information to Bureau for Child Support Enforcement. (Relates to locating parents for the purpose of establishing paternity, establishing or modifying a support order, enforcing support orders or distributing support with some information required from telephone and cellular telephone companies.)  Senate Judiciary. (First reference to Senate Health and Human Resources.)

Senate Bill 419. Relating to Teachers Retirement System. Senate Finance. (First reference to Senate Pensions.)

Senate Bill 430. Defining "employment term" in Teachers' Defined Contribution Retirement System. Senate Finance. (First reference to Senate Pensions.)

Senate Bill 431. Relating to public employer liability for delinquent retirement contributions. Senate Finance. (First reference to Senate Pensions.)

Senate Bill 435. Continuing Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program. House Government Organization. Senate Adopted. Referred to House Government Organization.

Senate Bill 464. Regulating tanning facilities (has provisions affecting persons under age 18.)  2nd Reading Senate 3/15/13.

Senate Bill 469. Clarifying service credit for certain PERS members. Senate Finance. (First reference to Senate Pensions.)

Senate Bill 482. Relating to sale of voter registration lists, Senate Finance. (First reference to Senate Judiciary.)

 

 

House Bill 2046. Requiring wireless telecommunications companies to release location information of a missing person's cell phone in a timely manner; the "Kelsey Smith Act." 2nd Reading House Special Calendar 3/15/13.

House Bill 2108. Making the offense of failure to wear safety belts a primary offense. House Judiciary. (First Reference to House Roads and Transportation.)

House Bill 2124. Creating new code sections which separate the executive departments. House Finance. (First reference to House Government Organization.)

House Bill 2171. Relating to review of state administrative agency rule-making. 2nd Reading House Special Calendar 3/15/13.

House Bill 2178. Authorizing licensing boards to require applicants to submit to criminal background checks. Referred to House Judiciary. (First reference to House Government Organization.)

House Bill 2182. Creating the West Virginia Innovation Free-Trade Business Technology Property Valuation Act and the West Virginia Innovation Free-Trade Tax Credit Act. House Finance. (First reference to House House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business .)

House Bill 2265. Relating to the school access safety act. House Finance. (First reference to House Education.)

House Bill 2314. Authorizing a family court judge to order a child to be taken into custody in emergency situations. House adopted. Referred to Senate Judiciary.

House Bill 2434. Relating to compensation in the magistrate court system. House of Delegates adopted. Referred to Senate Judiciary.

House Bill 2354. Requiring onsite employees at certain public works construction projects to complete an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) approved 10-hour construction safety program. House Government Organization. (First reference to House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business.)

House Bill 2361. Relating to the definition of "eligible veteran" for certain state training and employment preference benefits. House adopted. Referred to Senate Military.

House Bill 2397.  Authorizing a county commission to temporarily fill vacancies in certain offices. House adopted. Referred to Senate Government Organization.

House Bill 2453. Expanding the Amber Alert Plan. House Finance. (First reference to House Judiciary.)

House Bill 2460. Creating a new offense for child neglect. House Finance. (First reference to House Judiciary.)

House Bill 2467. Requiring the county to reimburse a property owner of expenses incurred in contesting a reappraisal. House Finance. (First reference to House Political Subdivisions.)

House Bill 2471. Prohibiting the restriction or otherwise lawful possession, use, carrying, transfer, transportation, storage or display of a firearm or ammunition during a declared state of emergency. House adopted. House of Delegates adopted. Referred to Senate Government Organization.

House Bill 2488. Real Property Transfer on Death Act. House Finance. (First reference to House Judiciary.)

House Bill 2491. Establishing a uniform policy for students enrolled in institutions of higher education who are called up for duty in the military. House Education. (First reference to House  Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security.)

House Bill 2498. Making it a crime for a person sitting on a grand jury to disclose the identity of an individual who will be indicted. House Finance. (First reference to House Judiciary.)

House Bill 2530. Relating to reciprocity for psychologists, social workers, professional counselors and marriage and family therapists.

House Bill 2542. Relating to publication of the State Register. House Finance. (First reference to House Government Organization.)

House Bill 2563. Reducing the daily administrative time required of school counselors and increasing the time actually spent in counseling at-risk students. House Finance. (First reference to House Education.)

House Bill 2566. Relating to institutional operating budgets. House Finance. (First reference to House Education.)

House Bill 2585. Increasing the time to file a petition in response to notice of an increased assessment. House adopted. Referred to Senate Judiciary.

House Bill 2590. Creating a public nonprofit corporation and governmental instrumentality to collectively address several environmental and economic development programs. House Judiciary. (First reference to House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then Judiciary.)

House Bill 2600. Creating resort area districts. House Judiciary. (First reference to House Political Subdivisions.)

House Bill 2716. Relating to the West Virginia Fairness in Competitive Bidding Act.  House Finance. (First reference to House Judiciary.)

House Bill 2727. Relating to the school aid formula. House Finance. (First reference to House Education.)

House Bill 2764. Relating to compulsory school attendance. House adopted. Referred to Senate Education.

House Bill 2729. Allowing schools to voluntarily maintain and use epinephrine auto-injectors. House Health and Human Resources. (First reference to House Judiciary.)

House Bill 2747. Relating to Open Governmental Proceedings. House adopted. Referred to  Senate Government Organization.

House Bill 2766. Creating the "West Virginia Winner" program.  House Finance. (First Reference to House Health and Human Resources.)

House Bill 2772. Permitting motorcyclists and bicyclists to safely proceed through a traffic light if they have waited a minimum of two minutes. House Judiciary. (First reference to House Roads and Transportation.)

House 2778. Defining alternative nicotine products and electronic cigarettes. Referred to House Judiciary. (First reference to House Finance.)

House Bill 2812. Relating to the valuation of motor vehicles for purposes of ad valorem property taxes. House Finance. (First reference to House Roads and Transportation.)

House Bill 2822. Holding liable any participating public employer owing delinquent retirement contributions. House Finance. (First reference to House Pensions and Retirement.)

House Bill 2847. Relating to the collection of delinquent real property and personal property taxes. 2nd Reading House Special Calendar 3/15/13.

House Bill 2851. Establishing a one time audit cost amnesty program for local governments with delinquent audit costs. House Finance.

House Bill 2861. Relating to continued enrollment of at-risk student in public school. 1st Reading House Special Calendar 3/15/13.

House Bill 2879. West Virginia Commuter Rail Access Act. House Finance. (First reference to House Roads and Transportation.)

House Bill 2895. Requiring display of POW/MIA flag on county courthouses and other government buildings. (As with the U.S. flag, these flags would have to be manufactured in the U.S.)

 

 

√ Opening Day - January 9, 2013: Assemble to organize by election of officers and open and publish election returns. (WV Const. Art. VI, §18)

√ First Day - February 13, 2013: First day of session. (WV Const. Art. VI, §18)

√ Twentieth Day - March 4, 2013: Submission of Legislative Rule-Making Review bills due. (WV Code §29A-3-12)

Forty-first Day - March 25, 2013: 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 - March 31, 2013: Bills due out of committees in house of origin to ensure three full days for readings.

Fiftieth Day - April 3, 2013: 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 - April 13, 2013: Adjournment at midnight. (WV Const. Art. VI, §22)