West Virginia Delegate Geoff Foster [R]

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WVHB2049EnrollThe purpose of this bill is to repeal Code, §21-5-7 requiring a prime contractor to be responsible for wages and benefits owed by subcontractor, under certain circumstances.
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2019-03-21
To Governor 3/21/19
WVHB2204PassThe purpose of this bill is to prohibit state licensing boards from hiring lobbyists; and declare that the director and appointed board members of each board may lobby on behalf of the board.
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2019-03-19
Approved by Governor 3/19/19
WVHB2209EnrollThe purpose of this bill is to allow military veterans who meet certain qualifications to qualify for examination for license as an emergency medical technician.
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2019-03-09
To Governor 3/21/19 - Senate Journal
WVHB2004EnrollThe purpose of this bill is to provide better communication to students and parents on career and technical programs of study that begin in high school and lead to industry- recognized credentials, certificates of applied science and associate degree...
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2019-03-09
House Message received
WVHB2441IntroThe purpose of this bill is to remove certain requirements relating to wages for construction of public improvements.
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2019-03-09
On 2nd reading, House Calendar
WVHB2503EnrollThe purpose of this bill is to amend certain procedures in child neglect or abuse cases. The bill requires a petition to include an accusatory statement; provides when a court may and may not appoint counsel; and it removes the provision permitting c...
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2019-03-09
House Message received
WVHB2486EnrollThe purpose of this bill is to remove barriers to employment for individuals with criminal records who seek licensure or certification in an occupation governed by this article, with certain exceptions.
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2019-03-09
To Governor 3/9/2019 - House Journal
WVHB2597IntroThe purpose of this bill is to create a hunting permit to safely accommodate visually impaired hunters. The bill sets forth the permit’s requirements and requires that the permittee and his or her assistant must also hold the underlying hunting lic...
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2019-03-09
On 2nd reading, House Calendar
WVHB2976IntroThe purpose of this bill is to create the Economic Diversification Act of 2019 for the purpose of income tax relief to new businesses whose product or service offered is not currently offered in the state or to businesses that are already established...
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2019-03-09
On 2nd reading, House Calendar
WVHB3143EnrollRelating to requirements for consumer loans in West Virginia
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2019-03-09
Completed legislative action
WVHCR93PassRequesting the Joint Committee on Energy study legislation relating to the deregulation of natural gas
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2019-03-09
Completed legislative action
WVHCR33IntroApplying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention for proposing amendments pursuant to Article V
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2019-03-08
Motion to reconsider rejected (Roll No. 652)
WVHCR32PassRequesting the Secretary of the Department of Transportation to authorize raising highway speed limits, where appropriate, to 75 miles per hour on Interstate highways in West Virginia and to 70 miles per hour on West Virginia's Appalachian Corridor h...
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2019-03-08
House Message received
WVHB2850EnrollThe purpose of this bill is to provide that a commercial license instruction permit may be issued to persons 18 years of age who have held a graduated Class E, Class E or Class D license for at least one year. Current law requires a two year period...
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2019-03-08
Completed legislative action
WVHR11PassRecognizing the importance of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
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2019-03-07
Completed legislative action
WVHCR98IntroAudio telemedicine in West Virginia
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2019-03-07
To House Rules Committee
WVHB2481PassThe purpose of this bill is to permit retail sale of alcoholic beverages on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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2019-03-01
Approved by Governor 2/28/19 - House Journal
WVHB2519EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to allow a person who holds a current and valid license to carry a concealed deadly weapon to carry such a weapon on the campus and in the buildings of a state institution of higher education. It provides exceptions and im...
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2019-03-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
WVHB2974EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to exempt any business relating to transporting scrap tires, waste tires, or other used tires to storage, disposal, or recycling locations from this chapter.Â
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2019-02-27
To Senate Government Organization Committee
WVHB2014EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to create the West Virginia Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets Act. The bill provides criminal, injunctive and civil protections against the misappropriation of intellectual property and trade secrets.
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2019-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
WVHB2830EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to establish a commission to study the costs and potential changes needed to implement NG911. The bill provides for legislative findings; establishes commission membership; establishes the commission’s duties; requires a...
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2019-02-26
To Senate Government Organization Committee
WVHB3039EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to expand the court’s consideration of the expression of a preference by children in certain child custody matters by removing language giving priority to preferences of 14-year-old children.
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2019-02-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
WVHB2864IntroThe purpose of this bill is to enact the 2018 recommendations of the Judicial Compensation Commission providing salary increases for magistrates, family court judges, circuit court judges, and Supreme Court justices.
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2019-02-21
To House Finance Committee
WVHB2462PassThe purpose of this bill is to authorize the Commissioner of the Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation to authorize correctional employees to carry firearms and to establish certification and training requirements.
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2019-02-20
Approved by Governor 2/19/19 - House Journal
WVHR15PassMemorializing the life of the Honorable Mary Pearl Compton, teacher and public servant
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2019-02-18
Completed legislative action
WVHB2365EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to  clarify the definition of an employee for the purposes of unemployment compensation and workers’ compensation to match conform with Internal Revenue Code provisions.
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2019-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
WVHB3074IntroThe purpose of this bill is to ensure that legal or biological parents have equal access to any and all copies of birth registry forms submitted to the hospital by the mother, or any other person, for the purpose of registering the birth of the child...
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2019-02-12
To House Health & Human Resources Committee
WVHB3042IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require prescriptions to be made by electronic means, and providing exceptions.
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2019-02-12
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB3040IntroThe purpose of this bill is to repeal the law which makes prime contractors liable for the failure of subcontractors to make proper payments for workers’ compensation coverage.
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2019-02-12
To House Industry and Labor Committee
WVHB3043IntroThe purpose of this bill is to a municipality’s power to enact ordinances for rates, fees and charges based upon actual use of services and not solely based upon an individual’s employment in municipality.
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2019-02-12
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB3017IntroThe purpose of this bill is to provide for the deregulation of natural gas for certain ultimate consumers by permitting the bypass of public utilities by natural gas suppliers to large volume users of natural gas.Â
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2019-02-12
To House Energy Committee
WVHB2961IntroThe purpose of this bill is to permit the commissioner to require a water supply system be equipped with a backflow prevention assembly; requiring the appropriate water utility to install the backflow prevention assembly at the meter; requiring the a...
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2019-02-11
To House Technology and Infrastructure Committee
WVHB2801IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require that any abortion must be performed by a licensed physician.
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2019-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB2867IntroThe purpose of this bill is to transfer the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to the Attorney General’s office and continue the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Attorney General’s office after October 1, 2019, to provide clarity in the representation...
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2019-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB2946IntroThe purpose of this bill is to clarify PublicService Commission jurisdiction over water and sewer utilities owned by political subdivisions; establish uniformity in the Class of publications required by municipalities and public service districts for...
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2019-02-08
To House Political Subdivisions Committee
WVHB2928IntroThe purpose of this bill is to eliminate the Public Service Commission’s exemption from provisions of Chapter 29A and to make all Public Service Commission rules subject to the Legislature’s review and approval.
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2019-02-08
To House Government Organization Committee
WVHB2708IntroThe purpose of this bill is to create the Local Government Labor and Consumer Marketing Regulatory Limitation Act. The bill prohibits political subdivisions from enacting any ordinance, regulation, local policy, local resolution or other legal requir...
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2019-02-07
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB2679EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to permit the issuance of a state issued identification card without a photo on the card, based upon certification that taking a photograph would violate religion tenet or religious belief.
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2019-02-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
WVHR10PassMemorializing the life of the Honorable James Michael Casey, proud father, veteran, attorney, public servant and West Virginian
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2019-02-04
Completed legislative action
WVHB2800IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require county boards of education to permit students who are homeschooled or attend private schools to enroll and take classes at the county’s vocational school.
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2019-02-01
To House Education Committee
WVHB2808IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require all local entities of this state to enforce immigration laws. The bill provides for a complaint procedure and notice provided to the entity out of compliance with this article. The bill establishes actions to be...
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2019-02-01
To House Political Subdivisions Committee
WVHB2814IntroThe purpose of this bill is to make it a felony to transport certain drugs into the state with intent to deliver. The bill prescribes criminal penalties. The bill makes an exception.
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2019-02-01
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB2646IntroThe purpose of this bill is to provide a safe harbor for employers to correct underpayment or nonpayment of wages and benefits due to separated employees prior to the filing of a lawsuit. The bill prohibits an employee from seeking liquidated damages...
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2019-01-31
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB2792IntroThe purpose of this bill is to prohibit activities connected with sexual abuse of an animal; establish criminal penalties; provide for forfeiture of animals, payment of associated costs, and restrictions on owning animals upon conviction.
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2019-01-31
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB2602EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to include possession of known stolen property in the offense of receiving or transferring stolen property.
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2019-01-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
WVHB2756IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require contractors using computers to complete government contracts have software that verifies the amount of hours worked on the computer or computers for the contract.
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2019-01-30
To House Industry and Labor Committee
WVHB2764IntroThe purpose of this bill is to include civil settlements in moneys that should be paid on court ordered obligations of inmates, and allowing the division to subtract the moneys from civil judgments and settlements to be paid towards court ordered obl...
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2019-01-30
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB2712IntroThe purpose of this bill is to provide for a death penalty and procedures and standards applicable thereto, and automatic review of the penalty, for commission of murder in the first degree. Procedures for carrying out the death sentence are establ...
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2019-01-29
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB2725IntroThe purpose of this bill is to prevent compensatory damage awards for medical expenses from including sums that the claimant has not and will not pay for medical care or treatment.
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2019-01-29
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB2527EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to require that any sentence for violation of this statute be for a determinate period.
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2019-01-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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