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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

SEVENTH DAY

[Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, in the Chair]



The House of Delegates met at 11:00 a.m., and was called to order by the Honorable Richard Thompson, Speaker.
Prayer was offered and the House was led in recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of Monday, February 16, 2009, being the first order of business, when the further reading thereof was dispensed with and the same approved.
Committee Reports

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Rules has had under consideration:
H. R. 8, Creating a Select Committee on Federal Stimulus Utilization,
And reports the same back with the recommendation that it be adopted.
At the respective requests of Delegate Boggs, and by unanimous consent, H. R. 8 was taken up for immediate consideration and adopted.
Chairman Perdue, from the Committee on Health and Human Resources, submitted the following report, which was received:
Your Committee on Health and Human Resources has had under consideration:
H. B. 2214, Medicine, Definition of Surgery,

H. B. 2215, Medicine, Licensure, Disciplinary and Complaint Procedures,
And,
H. B. 2216, Medicine, Regulation of Restricted License,
And reports the same back with the recommendation that they each do pass, but that they first be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bills (H. B. 2214, H. B. 2215 and H. B. 2216) were each referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Resolutions Introduced

Delegates White and Kominar offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
H. C. R. 4 - "Requesting the West Virginia Division of Highways to name West Virginia Bridge Number 4069, located on Corridor G, at the mouth of Chattaroy in Mingo County, West Virginia."
Whereas, Chief Boson's Mate, Howard W. Banister was born July 6, 1929 in the town of Holden in Logan County, West Virginia, the son of Herbert and Beula Pack Bannister; and
Whereas, Chief Howard W. Bannister made a career with the U.S. Navy, having served on active duty for more than eighteen years, and rose to the rank of Chief Boson's Mate; and
Whereas, Chief Howard W. Bannister was serving on a River Assault Craft as a member of an elite Navy Seal team in Long An, South Vietnam; and
Whereas, Chief Howard W. Bannister and team were on a covert operation when the craft took a hit from an enemy recoiless rifle round on July 11, 1967, which ended his life; and
Whereas, Chief Howard W. Bannister received the Purple Heart and other distinguished decorations; and
Whereas, Chief Howard W. Bannister left a wife, Alice Bannister and children; and
Whereas, The ultimate sacrifice of this brave and courageous son of Mingo County, West Virginia requires us to honor Chief Boson's Mate Howard W. Bannister, by ensuring that future generations are aware of his sacrifice to the cause of freedom; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Legislature hereby requests the West Virginia Division of Highways to name Bridge Number 4069, located on Corridor G at the mouth of Chattaroy in Mingo County, West Virginia the "CBM Howard W. Bannister Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to cause to be fabricated signs to read in prominent lettering: "CBM Howard W. Bannister Memorial Bridge" which signs shall be erected at each entrance of the bridge, indicating that the bridge has been so named; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House mail a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of Transportation, the Commissioner of the Division of Highways and the family of Chief Boson's Mate Howard W. Bannister.
Delegates Mahan, Fleischauer, Brown, Eldridge, Ennis, Ashley, Rowan and Schadler offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
H. C. R. 5 - "Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study, safety issues surrounding the delivery of services that occur during home visits conducted by employees and contractors of the Department of Health and Human Resources in the state of West Virginia." Whereas, delivery of in-home services by employees and contractors of the Department of Health and Human Resources is vital in many instances to the preservation of family units to develop a safe and secure home environment for children and their families; and
Whereas, the persons who provide home visits are dedicated and caring individuals that strive to ensure that families in need receive high quality care to empower these families to become well balanced and cohesive; and
Whereas, in many instances in the performance of the duties necessary for a home visit, these individuals put their own personal safety at risk; and
Whereas, on July 30, 2008, Brenda Yeager a contract employee of the Department of Health and Human Resources, made such a home visit and was brutally attacked and murdered raising the awareness of the need to provide more effective personal safety of individuals involved in this type of work; and
Whereas, safety concerns for employees and contractors of the Department of Health and Human Resources should be studied to gain a full understanding of the scope of these home visits, and to identify safety issues and develop possible solutions; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the issue of the safety of individuals, both those who are employees of the State and those under contract to the State, who provide home visits to families in West Virginia; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance, seek input from the Department of Health and Human Resources and from private agency providers on safety concerns and considerations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the Legislature, on the first day of the regular session, two thousand ten, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations together with drafts of any legislation to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.
Delegates Mahan, Fleischauer, Brown, Eldridge, Ennis, Ashley, Rowan and Schadler offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
H. C. R. 6 - "Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance reconstitute Select Committee A on Children, Juveniles and Other Matters during the Interim period of the Seventy-Ninth Legislature."
Whereas, Select Committee A was appointed following the conclusion of the two thousand five Regular Session of the Seventy-seventh Legislature of West Virginia in response to a growing need for immediate oversight of child welfare matters; and
Whereas, In its two year history Select Committee A has begun the process of a comprehensive review of the child welfare service delivery within the Bureau for Children and Families; and
Whereas, During the course of its work Select Committee A has been assigned to study the topics related to recruitment and retention of Child Protective Service workers, a study of child advocacy center criteria, and other important issues related to the protection of children and juveniles; and
Whereas, The efforts of Select Committee A have improved the delivery of services of child welfare services; and
Whereas, Select Committee A had a strong interest in continuing to address, among other matters, strengthening investigation options in child abuse and neglect matters, increasing penalties for individuals convicted of child abuse and neglect and addressing the problem of drug and alcohol abuse by parents relative to child abuse and neglect; and
Whereas, The provisions of legislation passed during a Special Session of the Legislature called by Governor Joe Manchin in two thousand six where proposals originally suggested for passage by the Legislature by Select Committee A, these include the implementation of a Child Abuse Registry and the Development of a Special Victim's Unit within the State Police; and
Whereas, The work of Select Committee A should be continued to provide continued protection to children and families during the the next Interim period; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That Select Committee A be reconstituted during the Interim period of the Seventy-Eighth Legislature to continue its vital work on issues pertinent to child abuse and neglect; and, be it
Further Resolved, That Select Committee A report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2010, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, including drafts of any recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That at times throughout the next interim period, Select Committee A may seek collaboration with the Legislative Oversight Committee on Regional Jails and Correctional Facility Authority and requesting a joint meeting to address issues the two committees may have in common; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Committee may request periodic reports from appropriate state agencies, including but not limited to, the Division of Juvenile Services and the Bureau for Children and Families within the Department of Health and Human Resources; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from the legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.
On motions for leave, Joint Resolutions were introduced, read by their titles and referred as follows:
By Delegates Sumner and Sobonya:
H. J. R. 10 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, article VI thereof, by adding thereto a new section, designated section fifty-seven, relating to clarifying that nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion; numbering and designating such proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendment"; to the Committee on Constitutional Revision then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Doyle, Rodighiero, Eldridge and Moye:
H. J. R. 11 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending section twenty-four, article VI thereof, relating to the procedure for appointing a member when necessary to replace an elected or appointed member; numbering and designating such proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendment"; to the Committee on Constitutional Revision then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Armstead, Andes, Duke, Ireland, C. Miller, J. Miller, Porter, Romine, Rowan and Sumner:

H. J. R. 12
- "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending section one-b, article ten thereof, relating to homestead exemption increase; numbering and designating such proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendment"; to the Committee on Constitutional Revision then Finance.
By Delegates Doyle, Perdue, White, Michael, Blair and Boggs:
H. J. R. 13 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending section fifty-one, article VI thereof, relating to the Governor and the Legislature jointly submitting a budget for the next ensuing fiscal year; numbering and designating such proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendment"; to the Committee on Constitutional Revision then Finance.
Bills Introduced

On motions for leave, bills were introduced, read by their titles, and severally referred as follows:
By Delegate Hatfield:

H. B. 2486 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §30-7-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §30-7A-9 of said code, all relating to exempting from nursing licensing, care of the sick when the care is provided in connection with the practice of the religious tenets of any church or religious organization and is by or for its members"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Perry:

H. B. 2487 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §51-1-22, relating to requesting the Supreme Court of Appeals to study the establishment, administration and effect of a uniform bail schedule, and that the Supreme Court of Appeals report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2010, as to findings and any recommendations"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Shaver and Williams:

H. B. 2488 - "A Bill to amend §17A-1-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §17A-3-4 and §17A-3-7 of said code; to amend and reenact §17A-3A-2 and §17A-3A-3 of said code; to amend and reenact §17A-4-3 of said code; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §17A-10-1a, all relating to registering and operation of mini trucks"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Caputo and Mahan:

H. B. 2489 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §22A-1-40, relating to notice of hazardous chemical substances and lead exposure to employees of mine operators; requiring Director of Miners' Health, Safety and Training to adopt a list of hazardous substances by rule and to compile safety information regarding hazardous substances; and providing a criminal penalty for violation"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Argento, Martin, Talbott and Fragale:

H. B. 2490 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-3-54 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to including persons who participate in or who contribute to taking a person's identity with fraudulent intent under the provisions of the criminal offense of taking the identity of another person"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Perry:

H. B. 2491 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §62-1A-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §62-1A-10, all relating to providing a statutory good faith exception for evidence obtained during the execution of a search warrant, arrest warrant or capias, which is later determined to be invalid"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Talbott:

H. B. 2492 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17C-4-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to accident report forms; and providing that a completed accident report form is conclusive upon the issue as to causation unless a court of competent jurisdiction rules otherwise"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Blair and Sumner:

H. B. 2493 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §16-2F-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring a physician to receive written consent from at least one parent or legal guardian before an abortion is performed on an unemancipated minor; and providing a criminal penalty for failure to comply"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Caputo and Longstreth:

H. B. 2494 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17C-6-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to allowing local authorities the authority to lower the speed limit on streets and highways where school buses travel"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Caputo:

H. B. 2495 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §5A-1-12; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §46A-6F-401a, all relating to requiring certain vendors to use only persons authorized to work in the United States; establishing a customer's right to customer sales or customer service call center information; and providing criminal penalties"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Iaquinta and Talbott:

H. B. 2496 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §60A-4-401a, relating to establishing threshold quantities of certain controlled substances to trigger prima facie evidence of intent to deliver if possessed by an individual"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Caputo:

H. B. 2497 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §21A-6A-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to granting the Governor authority to grant an extension for unemployment compensation benefits when special circumstances exist"; to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.
By Delegate Doyle:

H. B. 2498 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §14-2-2 of the Code of West Virginia, as amended, relating to providing that actions in which the state is a party be brought in the county which is affected or related to the controversy"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Iaquinta, Talbott, Martin, Fragale, Barker and Miley:

H. B. 2499 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-15A-10 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to permitting the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection to remediate any waste tire pile consisting of twenty-five tires or more"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Caputo, Martin, Perry, Paxton and Sumner:

H. B. 2500 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18A-2-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §18A-4-8 and §18A-4-8a of said code, all relating to establishing the school service personnel class title and pay grade for the positions of 'Administrative Assistant' and 'Legal Secretary'"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Caputo and Martin:

H. B. 2501 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §29-9-1, §29-9-2, §29-9-3, §29-9-4, §29-9-5, §29-9-6, §29-9-7, §29-9-8, §29-9-9, §29-9-10, §29-9-11, §29-9-12, §29-9-13, §29-9-14, §29-9-15, §29-9-16, §29-9-17, §29-9-18, §29-9-19, §29-9-20, §29-9-21, §29-9-22, §29-9-23, §29-9-24, §29-9-25, §29-9-26, §29-9-27 and §29-9-28, all relating to the Public Employment Relations Act; stating legislative policy and purpose; defining certain terms; establishing a West Virginia Public Employment Relations Board; providing for the composition of the board, the terms of its members, and the qualifications of the members; providing for the terms of the original appointees and the method of filling vacancies; limiting eligibility of board members for reappointment; requiring an oath of office and establishing a method of removal of board members; establishing procedural rules for meetings and requiring a quorum; providing for the payment of per diem and expenses for attendance by board members; providing for the organization of the board, the powers and duties of the board, the employment of staff and the location of offices; granting authority to the board to promulgate rules; defining employee and employer rights; providing for the election of exclusive representatives by public employees; establishing criteria for determining the appropriateness of an employer unit for purposes of collective bargaining; establishing procedures for representation elections and decertification of certified representatives; establishing the scope of bargaining subjects as to which agreement may be reached; providing for written agreements; providing that all written agreements involving costs are subject to appropriations by the appropriate legislative or governing body; limiting the duration of agreements to three years; providing for mediation and arbitration to resolve impasses in bargaining; prohibiting strikes by public employees; providing remedies for prohibited strikes; defining prohibited practices; establishing a method of payroll deductions, fair share fee payments and protections for fee payors; requiring financial reports, public records and lists of employee organizations and exclusive representatives; and setting forth when the article shall take precedence and when it shall be inoperative"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Perry, Shaver, Beach, Moore, Klempa, Williams, Phillips, Evans, Martin and Ennis:

H. B. 2502 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17A-3-14 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to authorizing the Division of Motor Vehicles to create and issue special registration plates bearing the inscription 'In God We Trust'"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then Finance.
By Delegate Carmichael:

H. B. 2503 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §16-38-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring licensed tattoo artists to inform patrons, prior to performing the tattoo procedure, of the potential problems that a tattoo may cause in relation to the clinical reading of magnetic resonance imaging studies"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Williams, Boggs, Argento, D. Poling, Pethtel, Marshall, Butcher, Ennis, Rowan and Manypenny:

H. B. 2504 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by to amending and reenacting §15-3A-7 of said code; and adding thereto a new article, designated §15- 3B-1, §15-3B-2, §15-3B-3, §15-3B-4, §15-3B-5, and §15-3B-6 of said code, all relating to the establishment of an alert system for missing cognitively impaired persons"; to the Committee on Senior Citizen Issues then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Sumner:

H. B. 2505 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-15-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to exempting the sale of the services of shredding and recycling of paper and paper products from the consumer sales tax"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegate Shook:

H. B. 2506 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §6B-2-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to prohibiting state funding for the distribution of holiday or greeting cards by elected officials, state employees, departments or agencies"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Carmichael:

H. B. 2507 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §20-2-58 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the discharging of firearms within a certain distance of a dwelling house"; to the Committee on Natural Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Carmichael:

H. B. 2508 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18A-3-2e, relating to requiring county boards of education to employ the most qualified individuals to be athletic and other extracurricular coaches; and the development of the criteria to be used when hiring and firing those coaches"; to the Committee on Education.
By Delegate Michael:

H. B. 2509 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17D-4-2 and §17D-4-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to proof of financial responsibility in motor vehicle insurance"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Rowan:

H. B. 2510 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18A-4-7a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to allowing guidance counselors to compete equally for all guidance counselor positions regardless of whether the position is posted for the elementary grade levels or the secondary grade levels"; to the Committee on Education.
By Delegate Border:

H. B. 2511 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-1C-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to valuation of managed timberland"; to the Committee on Natural Resources then Finance.
By Delegate Miley:

H. B. 2512 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-1C-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to assessed property valuations; and limiting the periodic valuation in certain circumstances"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Walters:

H. B. 2513 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18A-4-2c, relating to pay incentives for teachers who teach in their core field degree"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegate Walters:

H. B. 2514 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §4-9-1, §4-9-2 and §4-9-3, all relating to creation of the Verifiable Science Act; and providing for access by the public to any purported scientific data or other information used as the basis for proposed legislative rules or statutory enactments"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Walters:

H. B. 2515 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-5-13 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to consolidating purchasing by county boards of education through the regional education service agency serving their areas"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegate Blair:

H. B. 2516 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-2F-10, relating to prohibiting a business or organization from performing abortions in a public facility; and providing for a penalty"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Morgan, Stephens, Sobonya, C. Miller, Reynolds and Craig:

H. B. 2517 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §7-11-7; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §8-21-10a; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §20-5-23, all relating to immunity from civil liability for operators of parks and recreation districts"; to the Committee on Natural Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Rodighiero and Eldridge:

H. B. 2518 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-16B-6e, relating to qualifying children of state employees or any other person employed in West Virginia, whose annual income is $25,000.00 a year or less, for the West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then Finance.
By Delegates Ennis, Pethtel, Evans, Klempa, Caputo and Carmichael:

H. B. 2519 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §29-3-24 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §61-7-11a of said code, all relating to allowing fireworks displays on public school property upon approval of the State Superintendent of Schools and the State Fire Marshal"; to the Committee on Education.
By Delegate J. Miller:

H. B. 2520 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-2I-11, relating to reporting requirements for physicians and the Department of Health and Human Resources when it is suspected that a woman has suffered injury or death due to an induced abortion; contents of the reports; duties of the department; and providing criminal penalties"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Williams, Shaver, Perry, Tabb, Michael, Hartman and Sumner:

H. B. 2521 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-14C-5a, relating to reducing the wholesale tax on heating fuel, off-road fuels, kerosene and propane used for home heating purposes or off-road use to 4.85 percent; and effective date"; to the Committee on Agriculture then Finance.
By Delegates Reynolds, Stephens, Rodighiero and Eldridge:

H. B. 2522 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §60A-7-707 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to authorizing the law-enforcement agency responsible for a forfeited motor vehicle to trade the motor vehicle for a new vehicle if the motor vehicle has little value for public auctions purposes"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Caputo:

H. B. 2523 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §15-2-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing compensation of membership of the West Virginia State Police"; to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.
By Delegates Campbell, Crosier, Canterbury, J. Miller, Beach and Moye:

H. B. 2524 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §5-11B-1, §5-11B-2 and §5-11B-3, all relating to establishing the West Virginia Religious Freedom Restoration Act; short title; definitions; applicability; construction and remedies"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Duke, Overington, Blair and Tabb:

H. B. 2525 - "A Bill to amend and reenact section 1, chapter 83, Acts of the Legislature, regular session, 1970, relating to placing a cap on the sum of revenues and levies the Berkeley County Court must pay into the Berkeley County Public Library Fund"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Campbell:

H. B. 2526 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17C-4-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to motor vehicle accident reports"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Ennis:

H. B. 2527 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §16-13A-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring that every house, dwelling or business located in an area where public water services are made available for the first time after July 1, 2009, be connected to the public water service"; to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Morgan, Martin, Argento, Beach, Caputo, Cann, Eldridge and Andes:

H. B. 2528 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §30-19-1, §30-19-2, §30-19-3, §30-19-4, §30-19- 5, §30-19-6, §30-19-7, §30-19-8, §30-19-9, §30-19-10 and §30-19-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto seven new sections, designated §30-19-12, §30-19-13, §30-19-14, §30-19-15, §30-19-16, §30-19-17 and §30-19-18, all relating to updating the regulation of the practice of forestry; definitions; board composition; powers and duties of the board; fees and continuing education requirements; clarifying rulemaking authority; certificate and permit requirements; disciplinary actions; hearing and notice requirements; providing a civil cause of action and criminal penalties"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Morgan, Martin, Argento, Beach, Caputo, Cann, Eldridge and Andes:

H. B. 2529 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §30-17-1, §30-17-2, §30-17-3, §30-17-4, §30-17-5, §30-17-6, §30-17-7, §30-17-8, §30-17-9, §30-17-10 and §30-17-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto nine new sections, designated §30-17-12, §30-17-13, §30-17-14, §30-17-15, §30-17-16, §30-17-17, §30-17-18, §30-17-19 and §30-17-20, all relating to the practice of environmental health science and public health sanitation; definitions; board composition; powers and duties of the board; clarifying rulemaking authority; license, permit, registration and certificate requirements; exemptions; hearing and notice requirements; providing a civil cause of action; criminal penalties and fees and continuing education requirements"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Perry and M. Poling:

H. B. 2530 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-9A-2, §18-9A-3a and §18-9A-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to further defining professional student support personnel; clarifying definition of net enrollment; providing for computation of certain personnel allowances for certain fiscal years based on number of personnel that would be eligible based on net enrollment if certain condition is met; and including professional student support personnel in the public school support formula allowance calculations for current expense and faculty Senates"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Morgan, Stephens and Argento:

H. B. 2531 - "A Bill to repeal §16-14-1, §16-14-2, §16-14-3 and §30-27-10a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §30-27-1, §30-27-2, §30-27-3, §30-27-4, §30-27-5, §30-27-6, §30-27-7, §30-27-8, §30-27-9, §30-27-10, §30-27-11, §30-27-12, §30-27-13, §30-27-14, §30-27-15, §30-27-16, §30-27-17 and §30-27-18; and to amend said code by adding thereto six new sections, designated §30-27-19, §30-27-20, §30-27-21, §30-27-22, §30-27-23 and §30-27-24, all relating to updating the regulation of the practice of barbers and cosmetologists generally; inspections; definitions; board composition; powers and duties of the board; clarifying rulemaking authority; licensure requirements; hearing and notice requirements; providing a civil cause of action; criminal penalties; and regulatory review of the board"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Morgan, Stephens, Martin and Swartzmiller:

H. B. 2532 - "A Bill to repeal §30-31-7a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §30-31-1, §30-31-2, §30-31-3, §30-31-4, §30-31-5, §30-31-6, §30-31-7, §30-31-8, §30-31-9, §30-31-10, §30-31-11, §30-31-12, §30-31-13, §30-31-14 and §30-31-15; and to amend said code by adding thereto two new sections, designated §30-31-16 and §30-31-17, all relating to updating the regulation of the practice of counseling and marriage and family therapy; definitions; board composition; powers and duties of the board; clarifying rule-making authority; license requirements; renewal requirements; exemptions; hearing and notice requirements; providing a civil cause of action and criminal penalties"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Morgan, Martin, Argento, Beach, Caputo, Eldridge, Andes and C. Miller:

H. B. 2533 - "A Bill to repeal §30-10A-1, §30-10A-2, 30-10A-3, 30-10A-4, 30-10A-5, 30-10A-6, 30-10A-7, 30-10A-8 and 30-10A-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §30-10-1, §30-10-2, §30-10-3, §30-10-4, §30-10-5, §30-10-6, §30-10-7, §30-10-8, §30-10-9, §30-10-10, §30-10-11, §30-10-12, §30-10-13, §30-10-14, §30-10-15, §30-10-16, §30-10-17, §30-10-18, §30-10-19 and §30-10-20; and to amend said code by adding thereto three new sections, designated §30-10-21, §30-10-22 and §30-10-23, all relating to the Board of Veterinary Medicine; definitions; board composition; powers and duties of the board; clarifying rule-making authority; license, permit, registration and certificate requirements; exemptions; hearing and notice requirements; providing a civil cause of action; and criminal penalties"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Perry, Shook, Ashley, Azinger, Walters and Moore:

H. B. 2534 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §11-13Z-1, §11-13Z-2, §11-13Z-3 and §11-13Z-4, all relating to creating a tax credit for certain solar energy systems; providing for restrictions of use; requiring public electric utilities to credit customers for excess electricity generated; and requiring Tax Commissioner to promulgate rules for claiming and applying tax credit"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Wooton:

H. B. 2535 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §11-13Z-1, §11-13Z-2, §11-13Z-3 and §11-13Z-4, all relating to creating a tax credit for certain solar energy systems; providing for restrictions of use; requiring public electric utilities to credit customers for excess electricity generated; and requiring Tax Commissioner to promulgate rules for claiming and applying tax credit"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then Finance.
By Delegates Craig and Boggs:

H. B. 2536 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-3-28 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to adding language that includes railcars and locomotives in the category of railroad property that is illegal to interfere or tamper with"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Barker, Butcher, Martin, Eldridge and Stowers:

H. B. 2537 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-6-38, relating to prohibiting insurers providing automobile and homeowners insurance from increasing the rates for persons over the age of sixty-five based solely on their age"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Perry and M. Poling:

H. B. 2538 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-9A-22, relating to supplemental funding for the provision of alternative programs for limited English proficient students"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Morgan, Stephens, Argento, Cann and C. Miller:

H. B. 2539 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §30-1B-1, §30-1B-2 and §30-1B-3, all relating to authorizing professional licensing boards to combine administrative staff functions; requiring consultation with the office of the Attorney General; requiring memoranda of understanding; and authorizing emergency rules"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates White, Kominar, Eldridge, Caputo, Guthrie and Phillips:

H. B. 2540 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-13A-5b, relating to dedicating a portion of revenue generated from certain severance taxes for the benefit of counties from which the revenue was generated and their municipalities; creating a special revenue fund; providing for the distribution of the moneys in the fund; and providing permissible uses for distributed moneys"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Hamilton, Argento, Ireland, Evans, Eldridge, Guthrie, Webster and Schadler:

H. B. 2541 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §19-18-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to including poultry among those domesticated farm animals or stock for which the owner shall be liable for damages caused by those animals when they enter on the property of another"; to the Committee on Agriculture then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Marshall, Fleischauer, Beach, Caputo and Shook:

H. B. 2542 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18A-3-12, relating to enacting the Jason Flatt Act of 2009; and requiring suicide prevention training for all teachers and principals"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Schoen and Blair:

H. B. 2543 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18B-2A-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to prohibiting abortions at state college or university medical facilities, except when the abortion is necessary to save the life of the woman receiving the abortion"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Sumner:

H. B. 2544 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §48-10-502 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to factors to be considered in granting grandparent visitation"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Sobonya, Reynolds, Hamilton, C. Miller and Morgan:

H. B. 2545 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §31-20-2 and §31-20-10 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to defining 'arresting agency'; and providing that the arresting agency shall pay the cost for the initial twenty-four hours of incarceration for each inmate arrested by the agency who is incarcerated"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Sobonya, Longstreth, Sumner, Rowan, C. Miller and Reynolds:

H. B. 2546 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §15-12-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring persons incarcerated for sex offenses to register as such at the time they are incarcerated"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Argento, Barker, Martin, Caputo and Eldridge:

H. B. 2547 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §47-25-1, §47-25-2 and §47-25-3, all relating to requiring pawnbrokers to obtain a signed statement affirming ownership from each seller or pledgor on all sale or pawn transactions, except for refinance pawn transactions or merchandise bought from a manufacturer or wholesaler with an established place of business"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Campbell:

H. B. 2548 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §46A-6M-101, §46A-6M-102, §46A-6M-103, §46A-6M-104, §46A-6M-105, §46A-6M-106, §46A-6M-107, §46A-6M-108, §46A-6M-109, §46A-6M-110, §46A-6M-111, §46A-6M-112, §46A-6M-113, §46A-6M-114, §46A-6M-115, §46A-6M-116, §46A-6M-117, §46A-6M-118, §46A-6M-119, §46A-6M-120, §46A-6M-121 and §46A-6M-122, all relating to prohibiting the use of prerecorded or synthesized voice messages; regulating automatic dialing and announcing devices; establishing a do-not-call list; providing for private enforcement; regulation by the Attorney General; providing civil penalties; allowing prevailing party to receive costs, fees and attorney fees; and providing for the disposition of fees, penalties and recoveries"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Sobonya, Sumner, Moore and C. Miller:

H. B. 2549 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §24-6A-1, §24-6A-2, §24-6A-3 and §24-6A-4, all relating to the 'Telephone Record Confidentiality Act'; providing definitions; prohibiting telephone records from being obtained, sold or received without consent; and providing penalties"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Doyle, Campbell and Tabb:

H. B. 2550 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18B-2A-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to extending the provisions of the Higher Education Flexibility Act to include certain institutions of higher education"; to the Committee on Education.
By Delegates Armstead, Schadler, Anderson and C. Miller:

H. B. 2551 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-2-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to required courses of school instruction generally; instituting a 'Celebrate Freedom Week'; and requiring in-depth study of the Declaration of Independence and other founding American historical documents including the Bill of Rights; penalty"; to the Committee on Education.
By Delegates Miley, Guthrie, Brown and Fleischauer:

H. B. 2552 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §23-1-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to revising insurance commissioner reporting requirements to the Legislature on workers' compensation insurance rules, policies and guidelines"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Barker and Caputo:

H. B. 2553 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5A-8-21 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to permitting employee and retiree advocacy organizations to obtain state employees' and retirees' home addresses as an exception to the limitation imposed on the release of personal information concerning state employees"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Armstead, Sobonya, Carmichael, Schoen, Ireland, Andes, Sumner and C. Miller:

H. B. 2554 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-5-17 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing that lying to a deputy sheriff or municipal police officer who is conducting an investigation of a felony, is a misdemeanor"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Doyle, Tabb, Manchin, Moore, Perdue and Paxton:

H. B. 2555 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §4-13-1, §4-13-2, §4-13-3, §4-13-4, §4-13-5, §4-13-6 and §4-13-7, all relating to the West Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission and Fund; purpose; membership and terms; establishment of an advisory council; establishment of the West Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission Fund; compensation and expenses; powers and duties of the commission; and continuation of the commission"; to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.
By Delegates Armstead, Carmichael, Sobonya, C. Miller, Blair, Sumner, Border and Ellem:

H. B. 2556 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18C-7-1, §18C-7-2, §18C-7-3, §18C-7-4, §18C-7-5, §18C-7-6, §18C-7-7 and §18C-7-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to changing the PROMISE Scholarship Program to the PROMISE Forgivable Student Loan Program; and establishing deferment and forgiveness conditions"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Webster, Guthrie, Tabb, M. Poling, Hamilton and Staggers:

H. B. 2557 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §46A-6A-2, §46A-6A-3 and §46A-6A-3a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to new motor vehicle warranties; making the provisions related to the enforcement of new motor vehicle warranties applicable to vehicles purchased in any state"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Morgan:

H. B. 2558 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-3-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to exempting from taxation certain property owned by a nonprofit organization which is used for housing to college and university students and also provides religious and leadership training to students"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Armstead and Schoen:

H. B. 2559 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-2-5h, relating to directing the State Board of Education to determine what principal and teacher reports are unnecessary; and requiring the state board to identify to the Legislature these reports with recommendations on how to alleviate the administrative burden of these reports on principals and teachers"; to the Committee on Education.
By Delegates Caputo and Stephens:

H. B. 2560 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-10-22k; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-7A-26v, all relating to increasing benefits of retired state personnel and retired teachers by five percent a year for the next three consecutive years"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegates Sobonya, Stephens, Rowan, Morgan, C. Miller and Reynolds:

H. B. 2561 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17A-3-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing that an applicant for a farm use exemption certificate may not be required to appear before any assessor for renewal"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Sobonya, Rowan and C. Miller:

H. B. 2562 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §60A-4-401 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to creating the felony offense of unlawful possession of cocaine; penalties upon conviction"; to the Committee on the Judiciary .
By Delegates Caputo, Longstreth, Barker, Eldridge, Fragale, Iaquinta and Miley:

H. B. 2563 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §29-6-29, relating to allowing state employees to take paid leave to attend parent-teacher conferences for their children"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary .
By Delegates Marshall and Caputo:

H. B. 2564 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §64-6-4, relating to amending the Fire Commission rule adopting the State Fire Code; and limiting the exemption given to buildings used wholly as dwelling houses for no more than two families to those buildings only when owner-occupied"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, and Delegate Armstead
[By Request of the Executive]:
H. B. 2565
- "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §15-5B-3a, relating generally to industrial accidents and emergencies; requiring the reporting of certain industrial emergencies to the Mine and Industrial Accident Emergency Operations Center or local emergency telephone system operators; requiring industrial facilities to provide certain information to state and local emergency responders; granting state and local officials access to the person or persons charged with managing an industrial emergency and certain areas affected by the emergency; authorizing the Director of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to promulgate legislative rules establishing a list of facilities subject to the requirements of this section; providing for civil penalties; and authorizing the promulgation of legislative rules"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Mahan, Brown, Eldridge, Ennis, Fragale, Longstreth, Ashley, Rowan and Schadler:

H. B. 2566 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-2-10b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to crimes against certain protected persons; expanding applicability of increased criminal penalties for battery, malicious assault and unlawful assault against a government employee or contract worker; and expanding existing protections for health care workers to include contract workers"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Miley, Webster, Ellem, Hamilton, Mahan, Shook and Varner:
H. B. 2567
- "A Bill to amend and reenact §29A-2-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to filing agency rules with the secretary of state under the administrative procedures act; authorizing the secretary of state to require all rules to be filed electronically; allowing for exceptions thereto; and authorizing a pilot program to allow incremental implementation of electronic filing mandate"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates M. Poling and Eldridge:
H. B. 2568 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §16-5C-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §16-5D-3 of said code, all relating to requiring background checks on applicants for residence in nursing homes and assisted living residences; and providing for special arrangements for applicants who are sex offenders or certain convicted felons"; to the Committee on Senior Citizen Issues then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Perry, Boggs, Morgan, Ellem and Webster:
H. B. 2569 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §49-5B-5a, relating to creating the Juvenile Services Reimbursement Offender Fund"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Perry, Boggs, Morgan, Ellem and Webster:
H. B. 2570 - "A Bill to repeal §28-5B-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §25-7-1, §25-7-2, §25-7-3, §25- 7-4, §25-7-5, §25-7-6, §25-7-7, §25-7-8, §25-7-9, §25-7-10, §25-7-11, §25-7-12, §25-7-13, §25-7- 14, §25-7-15, §25-7-16, §25-7-17, §25-7-18 and §25-7-19, all relating to enacting the 'Correctional Industries Act of 2009 '; modernizing the provisions of the 'Prison-Made Goods Act of 1939 '; authorizing the creation of Prison Industries Enhancement Programs provided by Title 18 U.S.C. 1761(c) and updating certain terms"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Guthrie:
H. B. 2571 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §4-13-1, §4-13-2, §4-13-3, §4-13-4, §4-13-5 and §4-13-6, all relating to privatization contracts; definitions; statement of services proposed to be the subject of privatization; requirements for bidding entities; cost estimate; certification to State Auditor; objection by State Auditor; review; budget data on privatization; state contracts with business entities to procure services; prohibition where business entity has solicited or made political contributions; business entities which have contracted with state for rendition of services; and prohibition of solicitation of or making political contributions"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
House Calendar

Second Reading

The following bills on second reading, coming up in regular order, were each read a second time and ordered to engrossment and third reading:
Com. Sub. for H. B. 2305, Revising appointment and compensation provisions of the Supreme Court Clerk and his or her staff,
And,
Com. Sub. for H. B. 2306, Relating to impersonation of a public official or employee.
Miscellaneous Business

Delegate Carmichael addressed the House concerning the economic situation in the State and the recent closing of Century Aluminum's plant in Ravenswood.
At the conclusion of his remarks, Delegate Armstead asked and obtained unanimous consent that they be printed in the Appendix to the Journal.
At 11:55 a.m., the House of Delegates adjourned until 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 18, 2009.

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