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WVSB499PassRequiring one year of certain approved postgraduate clinical training for persons with foreign medical degrees
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2018-04-23
Chapter 178, Acts, Regular Session, 2018
WVSB506PassDeregulating persons who perform work on heating, ventilating, and cooling systems
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2018-04-23
Chapter 133, Acts, Regular Session, 2018
WVSB521PassRequiring chief executive of municipal law-enforcement agency be certified law-enforcement officer
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2018-04-23
Chapter 179, Acts, Regular Session, 2018
WVHB4524Pass The purpose of this bill is to provide definitions for biological and biosimilar products and clarify when a pharmacist may substitute a prescribed biological product.
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2018-04-17
Chapter 188, Acts, Regular Session, 2018
WVHB2995PassThe purpose of this bill is to permit certain animal euthanasia technicians who have been certified by other states be certified animal euthanasia technicians in West Virginia.
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2018-04-16
Chapter 180, Acts, Regular Session, 2018
WVSB313VetoWaiving occupational fees and licensing requirements for certain low-income individuals, military families, and young workers
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2018-03-10
Vetoed by Governor 3/28/18 - Senate Journal
WVSB434VetoSpecifying documents not subject to discovery in certain proceedings
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2018-03-10
Vetoed by Governor 3/28/18 - Senate Journal
WVHB4465EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to authorize the West Virginia Acupuncture Board to issue certificates for performing auricular acudetox therapy.
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2018-03-10
Senate requests House to concur
WVSB490EngrossRelating to Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act of 2015
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2018-03-02
To House Finance Committee
WVSB597EngrossProhibiting individuals convicted of domestic violence misdemeanor from conducting private investigation business
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2018-02-28
To House Government Organization Committee
WVHB4550EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to allow the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists to establish an apprenticeship program for cosmetologists.
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2018-02-27
To Senate Government Organization Committee
WVSB449IntroUsing criminal conviction records to disqualify person from license or authorization to practice occupation
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2018-02-21
On 2nd reading to Judiciary
WVHB4534IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require the executive secretary of the health professional licensing boards to designate a victims advocate.
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2018-02-20
To House Finance Committee
WVSB604IntroRelating to temporary permits to perform social work functions within community health centers
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2018-02-19
To Senate Health and Human Resources Committee
WVHB4497IntroThe purpose of this bill is to exempt spouses of active military personnel from fees associated with occupational or professional licensing.
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2018-02-16
To House Finance Committee
WVHB4609IntroThe purpose of this bill is to provide that the use of patient testimonials in advertising by physicians and podiatrists is not per se false or deceptive advertising.
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2018-02-16
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB4532IntroThe 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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2018-02-13
To House Industry and Labor Committee
WVHB4547IntroThe purpose of this bill is to enact the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact. The bill enters the state into the compact with all jurisdictions that also enact the compact.
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2018-02-13
To House Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services Committee
WVHB4527IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require health care insurance policies to provide coverage for services performed by a pharmacist.
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2018-02-13
To House Banking & Insurance Committee
WVHB4526IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require any newly appointed chief executive of a municipal law-enforcement agency to be a certified law-enforcement officer. The bill provides that current chief executives are unaffected by this requirement.
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2018-02-13
To House Political Subdivisions Committee
WVHB4508IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require contractors to provide for the safety of the public during construction projects.
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2018-02-12
To House Industry and Labor Committee
WVHB4483IntroThe purpose of this bill is to amend the way savings derived from the filling of generic drugs are distributed. The provisions of this section as amended in 2018 are to apply retroactively to pharmacy transactions occurring since 1978.
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2018-02-09
To House Health & Human Resources Committee
WVHB4461IntroThe purpose of this bill is to limit the use of criminal records as a basis to disqualify a person from receiving a license or other authorization to practice an occupation. These limits apply to state agencies, offices, boards, commissions, and to p...
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2018-02-07
To House Government Organization Committee
WVHB4329IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require pawnbrokers to provide certain information to law-enforcement agencies. The bill provides a mechanism to provide the information through a third-party database available on the Internet.
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2018-02-06
Recommitted to Judiciary on 3rd reading
WVHB4317IntroThe purpose of this bill is to transfer the West Virginia Contractor Act from administration and regulation by the Division of Labor to regulation under the provisions of professions and occupations in chapter thirty of this code. The bill retains ...
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2018-02-05
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB4413IntroThe purpose of this bill is to permit a physician assistant to practice independent of a collaborating physician if certain conditions are met.
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2018-02-02
To House Health & Human Resources Committee
WVHB4373IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources to modernize or construct new facilities at Hopemont and Jackie Withrow Hospitals to provide long-term care and substance abuse treatment to address ...
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2018-01-31
To House Health & Human Resources Committee
WVSB103IntroEstablishing tax credits for certain physicians who locate in WV to practice
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2018-01-26
To Senate Finance Committee
WVSB257IntroCreating WV Counseling Protection Act
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2018-01-22
Senator Cline requests to be removed as sponsor of bill
WVSB312IntroExempting certain employers from discriminating against tobacco users
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2018-01-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
WVSB305IntroRequiring DHHR provide long-term care and substance abuse treatment facilities
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2018-01-17
To Senate Health and Human Resources Committee
WVHB3075Introcolor:windowtext'>The purpose of this bill is to license the practice of athletic training; and provide criminal penalties.
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2018-01-10
To House Government Organization Committee
WVHB2192IntroAdding pharmacist and pharmacy to the definition of "health care provider" as used in the Medical Professional Liability Act
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2018-01-10
To House Health & Human Resources Committee
WVHB2423IntroThe purpose of this bill is to add medical doctors and doctors of osteopathy to the category of medical professionals who are subject to the prohibition against therapeutic deception.
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2018-01-10
To House Health & Human Resources Committee
WVHB2892IntroThe purpose of this bill is to remove requirement that persons who pass the bar in West Virginia be members of the West Virginia State Bar in order to practice law in this state.
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2018-01-10
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB2302IntroProhibiting chairmen of state political parties during or up to one year after the termination of their employment as chairmen of those political parties from registering as lobbyists
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2018-01-10
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB2111Introcolor:windowtext'>The purpose of this bill is to exempt certified professional estimator services from consumer sales and service tax. The bill provides a definition.
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2018-01-10
To House Industry and Labor Committee
WVHB2103IntroThe purpose of this bill is to raise the threshold amount required for a construction job to be performed by someone with a contractor's license from $2,500 to $4,000.
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2018-01-10
To House Industry and Labor Committee
WVSB1IntroRelating to partial filling of prescriptions
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2018-01-10
To Senate Health and Human Resources Committee
WVHB2418IntroThe purpose of this bill is to prohibit the performing of a onychectomy (declawing) or flexor tendonectomy procedure on a cat or other animal.
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2018-01-10
To House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
WVHB2999IntroEstablishing a program for the licensing and regulation of out-patient substance abuse counseling programs
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2018-01-10
To House Health & Human Resources Committee
WVSB121IntroLicensing practice of athletic training
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2018-01-10
To Senate Government Organization Committee
WVSB15IntroIncluding nurses employed by nursing homes in WV Nurse Overtime and Patient Safety Act
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2018-01-10
To Senate Health and Human Resources Committee
WVHB2108IntroRequiring school bus aides, who are trained in preventing bullying and providing a safe environment for students while being transported on a school bus, to be present on school buses
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2018-01-10
To House Education Committee
WVHB2772IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require welders working in the State of West Virginia to meet certain certification requirements and to conform to national welding standards.
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2018-01-10
To House Industry and Labor Committee
WVSB68IntroCreating Returning Veterans and Displaced Miners Jobs Act
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2018-01-10
To Senate Workforce Committee
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