WV HB2478 | 2015 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on April 15 2015 - 100% progression
Action: 2015-04-15 - Chapter 100, Acts, Regular Session, 2015
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


The purpose of this bill is to revise certain aspects of public school finance and the school aid formula. First, it eliminates the authority of growth county boards of education to designate regular school board levy revenues due to new construction or improvements to a Growth County School Facilities Act Fund. Second, it authorizes propane as an eligible fuel for the ten percent additional percentage allowance for school bus systems using alternative fuels. Third, it extends the bus replacement cycle from twelve to fifteen years. Fourth, it eliminates certain adjustments in the basic foundation program.

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Relating to public school finance


Roll Calls

2015-03-14 - Senate - Effective July 1, 2015 (Roll No. 47) (Y: 24 N: 10 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-03-14 - Senate - Senate concurred in House amendments and passed bill (Roll No. 47) (Y: 24 N: 10 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-03-14 - House - Effective July 1, 2015 (Roll No. 595) (Y: 76 N: 23 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-03-14 - House - House concurred in Senate amend with amend, passed bill (Roll No. 594) (Y: 74 N: 25 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-03-11 - Senate - Effective July 1, 2015 (Roll No. 15) (Y: 33 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-03-11 - Senate - Passed Senate (Roll No. 15) (Y: 33 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-03-11 - Senate - Amendment to committee amendment rejected (Roll No. 14) (Y: 28 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-02-28 - House - Effective July 1, 2015 (Roll No. 245) (Y: 84 N: 10 NV: 6 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-02-28 - House - Passed House (Roll No. 244) (Y: 82 N: 11 NV: 7 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-02-27 - House - Amendment adopted (Roll No. 230) (Y: 46 N: 44 NV: 10 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2015-04-15HouseChapter 100, Acts, Regular Session, 2015
2015-03-18SenateApproved by Governor 3/31/15 - Senate Journal
2015-03-18HouseApproved by Governor 3/31/15 - House Journal
2015-03-31HouseApproved by Governor 3/31/15
2015-03-27HouseTo Governor 3/27/15
2015-03-18HouseTo Governor 3/27/15 - House Journal
2015-03-18SenateTo Governor 3/27/15 - Senate Journal
2015-03-14SenateCompleted legislative action
2015-03-14SenateCommunicated to House
2015-03-14SenateEffective July 1, 2015 (Roll No. 47)
2015-03-14SenateSenate concurred in House amendments and passed bill (Roll No. 47)
2015-03-14SenateHouse Message received
2015-03-14HouseCommunicated to Senate
2015-03-14HouseEffective July 1, 2015 (Roll No. 595)
2015-03-14HouseHouse concurred in Senate amend with amend, passed bill (Roll No. 594)
2015-03-14HouseReported by the Clerk
2015-03-14HouseHouse further considered bill
2015-03-14HousePostponed Consideration
2015-03-14HouseReported by the Clerk
2015-03-14HouseOn Unfinished Business, Special Calendar
2015-03-13HouseHouse received Senate message
2015-03-11SenateSenate requests House to concur
2015-03-11SenateEffective July 1, 2015 (Roll No. 15)
2015-03-11SenateFinance Title amendment adopted
2015-03-11SenateEducation Title amendment withdrawn by unanimous consent
2015-03-11SenatePassed Senate (Roll No. 15)
2015-03-11SenateRead 3rd time
2015-03-11SenateCommittee amendment adopted (Voice vote)
2015-03-11SenateAmendment to committee amendment rejected (Roll No. 14)
2015-03-11SenateCommittee Amendment Reported
2015-03-11SenateOn 3rd reading with right to amend
2015-03-10SenateRead 2nd time
2015-03-10SenateOn 2nd reading
2015-03-09SenateRead 1st time
2015-03-09SenateImmediate consideration
2015-03-09SenateReported do pass, with amendment and title amendment
2015-03-05SenateTo Finance
2015-03-05SenateReported do pass with amend and title amend but first to Finance
2015-03-01SenateTo Education
2015-03-01SenateTo Education then Finance
2015-03-01SenateIntroduced in Senate
2015-03-01SenateHouse Message received
2015-02-28HouseCommunicated to Senate
2015-02-28HouseEffective July 1, 2015 (Roll No. 245)
2015-02-28HouseTitle amendment adopted (Voice vote)
2015-02-28HousePassed House (Roll No. 244)
2015-02-28HouseRead 3rd time
2015-02-28HouseOn 3rd reading, Special Calendar
2015-02-27HouseAmendment adopted (Roll No. 230)
2015-02-27HouseAmendment adopted (Voice vote)
2015-02-27HouseRead 2nd time
2015-02-27HouseOn 2nd reading, Special Calendar
2015-02-26HouseRead 1st time
2015-02-26HouseOn 1st reading, Special Calendar
2015-02-25HouseBy substitute, do pass
2015-02-17HouseTo House Finance
2015-02-17HouseWith amendment, do pass, but first to Finance
2015-01-28HouseTo House Education
2015-01-28HouseIntroduced in House
2015-01-28HouseTo Education then Finance
2015-01-28HouseFiled for introduction

Same As/Similar To

SB288 (Same As) 2015-01-23 - To Education


Code Citations

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West Virginia State Sources

Roll Callhttp://www.legis.state.wv.us/legisdocs/2015/RS/votes/house/00230.pdf
Roll Callhttp://www.legis.state.wv.us/legisdocs/2015/RS/votes/house/00244.pdf
Roll Callhttp://www.legis.state.wv.us/legisdocs/2015/RS/votes/house/00245.pdf
Roll Callhttp://www.legis.state.wv.us/legisdocs/2015/RS/votes/senate/03-11-0014.pdf
Roll Callhttp://www.legis.state.wv.us/legisdocs/2015/RS/votes/senate/03-11-0015.pdf
Roll Callhttp://www.legis.state.wv.us/legisdocs/2015/RS/votes/house/00594.pdf
Roll Callhttp://www.legis.state.wv.us/legisdocs/2015/RS/votes/house/00595.pdf
Roll Callhttp://www.legis.state.wv.us/legisdocs/2015/RS/votes/senate/03-14-0047.pdf

Bill Comments