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HB4246VetoThe purpose of this bill is to change the Martinsburg Public Library to the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library. It makes changes in the current law to be consistent with the change of name in relation to the creation of a library board with t...
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2016-04-01
Vetoed by Governor 4/1/16
HB4171VetoThe purpose of this bill is to provide that school instructional terms for students begin no earlier than the day after Labor Day and end no later than the second Friday in June. The bill provides that in the event instructional days need to be cance...
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2016-04-01
Vetoed by Governor 4/1/16
HB4307VetoThe purpose of this bill is to clarify that a firearm may be carried for self defense in state parks, state forests and state recreational areas managed by the Department of Natural Resources.
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2016-04-01
Vetoed by Governor 4/1/16
HB4561VetoThe purpose of this bill is to require the Commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Highways and the Director of the West Virginia Division of Personnel to collaborate to develop a special hiring process for Division of Highways positions; to ex...
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2016-04-01
Vetoed by Governor 4/1/16
HB4668VetoThe purpose of this bill is to raise the allowable threshold of the coal severance tax revenue fund budgeted for personal services from one fourth to one half.
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2016-04-01
Vetoed by Governor 4/1/16
HB4168VetoThe purpose of this bill is to create a special motor vehicle collector license plate; to define collector motor vehicle and motor vehicle collector; to allow the holder of a motor vehicle collector license plate to transfer a special plate temporari...
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2016-04-01
Vetoed by Governor 4/1/16
SB504PassRelating to confidentiality of juvenile records
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2016-04-01
Approved by Governor 4/1/16
HB4014VetoThe purpose of this bill is to prevent the State Board of Education from implementing common core academic standards and assessments; to establish a process and criteria for the state to develop alternate academic standards and assessments; to prohib...
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2016-04-01
Vetoed by Governor 4/1/16
HB4505VetoThe purpose of this bill is to allow a powerball winner to be anonymous if they elect to be anonymous. The bill also provides an exemption under FOIA if a person elects anonymity.
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2016-04-01
Vetoed by Governor 4/1/16
HB4080VetoDepartment of Veterans’ Assistance, rule relating to VA headstones or markers
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2016-04-01
Vetoed by Governor 4/1/16
SB431PassAuthorizing pharmacists and pharmacy interns dispense opioid antagonists
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2016-03-29
Approved by Governor 3/29/16 - Senate Journal
HB4295PassThe purpose of this bill is to create Innovation in Education designated schools, which demonstrate innovation in STEM, community school partnership, entrepreneurship or career pathways. The bill provides for components and requirements of an Innov...
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2016-03-25
Approved by Governor 3/25/16
HB4502PassThe purpose of this bill is to authorize the Attorney General to engage in reciprocal agreements with states contiguous to this State and with the District of Columbia, intended to establish regulations, licensing requirements and taxes for small bus...
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2016-03-25
Approved by Governor 3/25/16
HB4340PassThe purpose of this bill is to require numerous licensing boards in the medical field to place on websites with public access information on completed disciplinary actions in which discipline was ordered, and to require background checks on certain p...
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2016-03-25
Approved by Governor 3/25/16
HB4558PassThe purpose of this bill is to allow a victim to designate an additional adult individual to receive notice of an offender's release, sentencing, placement or escape. The bill additionally requires the victim to provide the additional adult individua...
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2016-03-25
Approved by Governor 3/25/16
HB4537PassThe purpose of this bill is to update definitions and exemptions and clarify hearing notice procedures with regard to the regulation of chronic pain clinics.
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2016-03-25
Approved by Governor 3/25/16
HB4261PassThe purpose of this bill is to prohibit the sale or transfer of student data to vendors and other profit making entities.
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2016-03-25
Approved by Governor 3/25/16
HB4315PassThe purpose of this bill is to set the maximum amount for air-ambulance services which may be collected pursuant to the plans of the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency.
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2016-03-25
Approved by Governor 3/25/16
HB4662PassThe purpose of this bill is to allow the Superintendent of the State Police to collect $3 from the sale of a motor vehicle inspection station to purchase, equip and maintain vehicles.
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2016-03-25
Approved by Governor 3/25/16
HB4651PassThe purpose of this bill is to require applicants for professional licensure to pass the International Licensing Examination for Hearing Healthcare Professionals or an equivalent examination; to require applicants for professional licensure to pass a...
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2016-03-25
Approved by Governor 3/25/16
HB4309PassThe purpose of this bill is to increase the criminal penalties for conviction of the offense of financial exploitation of an elderly person, protected person or incapacitated person.
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2016-03-25
Approved by Governor 3/25/16
HB4186Passstyle='color:windowtext'>The purpose of this bill is to establish additional duties for the Public Service Commission related to developing a process to review towing operator charges for fairness.Â
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2016-03-25
Approved by Governor 3/25/16
HB4730PassRelating to computer science courses of instruction
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2016-03-25
Approved by Governor 3/25/16
HB2366PassThe purpose of this bill is to amend the provisions of the current code that would allow law‑ enforcement officers to conduct undercover investigations to identify and prosecute adults who use computers to solicit minors or persons they belie...
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2016-03-25
Approved by Governor 3/25/16
HB4604PassThe purpose of this bill is to lessen the burden of proof from a “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard to a “preponderance of the evidence” standard as the needed proof to sustain an allegation of a violation of the Ethics Act. The bill also w...
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2016-03-25
Approved by Governor 3/25/16
HB4738PassThe purpose of this bill is to clarify the offense of driving while under an impaired state. The bill additionally adds influence of other substances in definition of impaired state.
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2016-03-25
Approved by Governor 3/25/16
HB4310PassThe purpose of this bill is to help ensure the continuing viability and vitality of West Virginia University Institute of Technology by providing flexibility to West Virginia University and the West Virginia University Institute of Technology to relo...
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2016-03-25
Approved by Governor 3/25/16
HB4316PassThe purpose of this bill is to make a technical improvement in the language for reimbursement of teachers for fees upon enrollment, completion or renewal of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification. Currently completio...
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2016-03-25
Approved by Governor 3/25/16
HB4734PassRelating to mine subsidence insurance
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2016-03-25
Approved by Governor 3/25/16
HB4301PassThe purpose of this bill is to initiate a comprehensive transformation in school leadership through a process that includes broad stakeholder input under the State Board of Education to assist it in developing recommendations to the Legislature and t...
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2016-03-25
Approved by Governor 3/25/16
HB4594PassThe purpose of this bill is to make a requirement that to be eligible for a license to engage in the practice of psychology, an applicant with a doctor of philosophy degree or its equivalent must have at least one thousand eight hundred hours from a ...
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2016-03-25
Approved by Governor 3/25/16
HB4218PassThe purpose of this bill is to implement a formal recommendation offered by the West Virginia Commission on Oil and Natural Gas Industry Safety, which Governor Tomblin convened by executive order. Specifically, the bill expands the definition of ...
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2016-03-24
Approved by Governor 3/24/16
HB4612PassThe purpose of this bill generally concerns tax increment financing and economic opportunity development districts and expanding its use for financing and funding road projects in West Virginia. The bill permits certain agreements between the Divisio...
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2016-03-24
Approved by Governor 3/24/16
HB4265PassThe purpose of this bill is to authorize an alternative means of payment of principal and interest on bonds owned by the United States or any governmental agency or department thereof.
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2016-03-24
Approved by Governor 3/24/16
HB2605PassRemoving the limitation on actions against the perpetrator of sexual assault or sexual abuse upon a minor
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2016-03-24
Approved by Governor 3/24/16
HB4725PassThe purpose of this bill is to .
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2016-03-24
Approved by Governor 3/24/16
HB4461PassThe purpose of this bill is to change an eligibility requirement for School Major Improvement Fund projects through the School Building Authority that may penalize county boards that reduce maintenance costs through improved preventative and predicti...
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2016-03-24
Approved by Governor 3/24/16
HB2494PassCreating a provisional plea process in criminal cases
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2016-03-24
Approved by Governor 3/24/16
HB2897PassYoung Entrepreneur Reinvestment Act
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2016-03-24
Approved by Governor 3/24/16
HB4659PassThe purpose of this bill is to permit local public health departments to bill for health care service fees without having to obtain the approval of the Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health.
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2016-03-24
Approved by Governor 3/24/16
HB4463PassThe purpose of this bill is to permit the practice of telemedicine. The bill establishes requirements and makes exceptions. The bill defines terms and authorizes rulemaking.
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2016-03-24
Approved by Governor 3/24/16
HB4435PassThe purpose of this bill is to authorize the Public Service Commission to approve expedited cost recovery of electric utility coal-fired boiler modernization and improvement projects.
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2016-03-24
Approved by Governor 3/24/16
HB4673PassThe purpose of this bill is to provide for a crime for the theft, damage or release of deer from private game farms. The bill makes the crime a misdemeanor; and provides for a criminal penalty and restitution to be paid to the victimized private game...
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2016-03-24
Approved by Governor 3/24/16
HB4314PassThe purpose of this bill is to prohibit the sale of pure caffeine products and to prohibit the sale of powdered or crystalline alcohol for human consumption.
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2016-03-24
Approved by Governor 3/24/16
HB2444PassProviding for the assignment of economic development office representatives to serve as Small Business Allies as facilitators to assist small business entities and individuals
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2016-03-24
Approved by Governor 3/24/16
HB2904PassRequiring the clerk of a county commission to maintain a county ordinance book
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2016-03-24
Approved by Governor 3/24/16
HB4448PassThe purpose of this bill is to provide that communication by a lender or debt collector which is allowed under the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, likewise does not violate the provisions of the West Virginia Computer Crime and Abus...
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2016-03-24
Approved by Governor 3/24/16
HB4351PassThe purpose of this bill is to transfer the Cedar Lakes Camp and Conference Center from the West Virginia Board of Education to the Department of Agriculture.
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2016-03-24
Approved by Governor 3/24/16
HB4740PassThe purpose of this bill is to permit a court to excuse a member of the National Guard or Reserves from jury duty.
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2016-03-24
Approved by Governor 3/24/16
HB4033PassThe purpose of this bill is to establish a criminal penalty for the unlawful practice of pharmaceutical care. Â
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2016-03-24
Approved by Governor 3/24/16
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