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March 6, 2020 - Volume 40 Issue 9

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“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 8, 2020: First day of session. (WV Const. Art. VI, §18)

✓ Twentieth Day - January 27, 2020: Submission of Legislative Rule-Making Review bills due. (WV Code §29A-3-12)

✓ Thirty-fifth Day - February 11, 2020: Last day to introduce bills in the House. House Rule 91a does not apply to originating or supplementary appropriation bills, and does not apply to Senate or House resolutions or concurrent resolutions.

✓ Forty-first Day - February 17, 2020: Last day to introduce bills in the Senate. Senate Rule 14 does not apply to originating or supplementary appropriation bills, and does not apply to Senate or House resolutions or concurrent resolutions.

✓ Forty-seventh Day - February 23, 2020: Bills due out of committees in house of origin to ensure three full days for readings.

✓ Fiftieth Day - February 26, 2020: 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 7, 2020: Adjournment at Midnight. (WV Const. Art. VI, §22)

 

Bills of interest being tracked for the West Virginia School Board Association (WVSBA) as of 3/6/2020

By Loarie H. Butcher

For a detailed listing of active bills, download the PDFActive bills are highlighted. As noted, the 2020 regular legislative session is slated to adjourn sine die March 7.

(Sine die adjournment (from the Latin "without day") means without assigning a day for a further meeting or hearing. To adjourn an assembly sine die is to adjourn it for an indefinite period. A legislative body adjourns sine die when it adjourns without appointing a day on which to appear or assemble again.)

Editor’s Note: Butcher serves as WVSBA Governmental Relations Specialist.