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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

FIRST DAY

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

                              
     Pursuant to the adjournment taken on January 9, 2013, in accordance with Section 18, Article VI of the Constitution of the State, the House of Delegates assembled in its Chamber in the Capitol Building at 12:00 o'clock meridian this day, with a quorum present, and was called to order by the Speaker.  
     Prayer was offered and the House was led in recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
     The Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of Wednesday, January 9, 2013, being the first order of business, when the further reading thereof was dispensed with and the same approved.
Messages from the Executive

     The Speaker laid before the House of Delegates the following communications, which were read by the Clerk as follows:
House of Delegates

WEST VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE

Charleston

January 24, 2013

The Honorable Rick Thompson, Speaker
State Capitol Complex
Building 1, Room 228M
Charleston, WV 25305
Dear Speaker Thompson:
     I hereby resign my seat as a Member of the WV House of Delegates due to my appointment by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin as Senator for the 12th District of the Great State of West Virginia.
     This shall be effective immediately upon my being sworn into the Senate at 11:00 a.m. this morning, January 24, 2013.
                                        Sincerely yours,
                                        Samuel J. Cann
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA

Office of the Governor

Earl Ray Tomblin

Governor

February 1, 2013

The Honorable Rick Thompson, Speaker
State Capitol Complex
Building 1, Room 228M
Charleston, WV 25305
Dear Speaker Thompson:
     Pursuant to the provisions of W. Va. Code §3-10-5, I have this day appointed Ron Fragale, 503 East Main Street, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia 26301, as a Delegate representing the Forty-Eighth District of the House of Delegates, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of The Honorable Sam Cann from this day through the remainder of said term.
                                        Sincerely,
                                        Earl Ray Tomblin
                                         Governor.
     The Speaker announced that Delegate Fragale had previously qualified by taking and subscribing to the several oaths of office as prescribed by Section 16, Article VI of the Constitution of the State of West Virginia.
     The Speaker presented annual reports from various state agencies as required by the provisions of law, as follows:     
     Accountancy, Board of
Acupuncture, Board of    
Alcohol Beverage Control Administration
     Chesapeake Bay Development Authority
     Children's Health Insurance Program
     Chiropractic, Board of
Consolidated Public Retirement Board
     State Police Disability Experience
     Consumer Advocate, Office of
Corrections, Division of
     Student Veterans Initiatives
     Court of Claims
     Crime Victims
     Dental Examiners
Economic Development Authority
     Alternative and Renewable Energy Resources Research Fund
     Annual Development Plan
     Legal Challenges Potentially Impacting the Energy Industry
     Environmental Protection Advisory Council
     Waiver Report
     Explosives and Blasting, Office of
          Oil and Gas Reclamation Fund
          Oil and Gas Operating Permit and Processing
     Stream Restoration Fund
     Underground Storage Tank Fund
Ethics Commission
Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Board of
Finance, Division of
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
Tobacco Settlement Finance Authority
Fire Commission
     Stewardship Contracting       
     Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs
Grievance Board, Education and State Employees
     Health and Human Resources
     Maternal Risk Screening
     Newborn Hearing Screening Project (2011)
     Oral Health Program
     Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (2009)
     Uniform Maternal Screen Act (2011)
     Womens Right to Know
     Youth Services      
Higher Education Policy Commission
     Financial Aid Comprehensive Report
     Graduation Rates
     High School Readiness Report
     Research Trust Fund
     Student Veterans Initiatives
Human Rifts Commission Report
Investment Management Board
     Justice, Division of
     Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
     Community Corrections Act
     Law Enforcement Training
     James "Tiger" Morton Catastrophic Illness
Legislative Auditor Report
     Health and Human Rights Accountability
     Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technology Board of Examiners
     Medicine, Board of
     Interlock Program
     Motorcycle Safety Awareness Board
     Natural Resources, Division of
     Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund
Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Board
     Occupational Therapy, Board of
Parole Board
Personnel, Division of
Physical Therapy, Board of
Professional Engineers, State Board of Registration of 
Professional Surveyors, Board of
Psychologists, Board of Examiners of
Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA)
     Alternative and Renewable Energy Resource Planning
     Purchasing Division
          Comprehensive Procurement Program for Recycled Products
Sole Source Report
          Stringing Report
     Real Estate Commission
Regional Education Service Agency (RESA)
Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Report
     Registration for Professional Engineers, Board of
Revenue, Department of
Ron Yost Personal Assistance Services Board
Sanitarians, Board of
Solid Waste Management Board
Special Reclamation Fund Advisory Council
     State Police
          Recruitment of Females/Minorities
Statewide Independent Living Council (2010 and 2011)
     Supreme Court of Appeals
     Juror Qualifications Report
     Tax Department, State of
     Innovative Mine Safety Technology Tax Credit Report
Transportation, Department of
Transportation Coordinating Council
     Treasurer's Office
     Debt Capacity Report
     Debt Position Report
     Prepaid College Tuition and Savings Program
Water Development Authority
     The above- referenced reports are on file in the Clerk's Office.
Resolutions Introduced

     Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, offered the following resolution, which was read by its title as follows:
     H. C. R. 3 - "Extending an invitation to His Excellency, the Governor, to deliver an address to the Legislature and raising a Joint Assembly therefor."
     Whereas, His Excellency, the Governor, has advised that he will be pleased to address a Joint Assembly of the Senate and House of Delegates at the convenience of the two houses; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That His Excellency, the Governor, be hereby invited to address a Joint Assembly of the Legislature at 7:00 o'clock postmeridian this day; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Delegates appoint three members of each of the respective houses of the Legislature as a committee to wait upon His Excellency, the Governor, and escort him into the Hall of the House of Delegates at the time herein appointed for hearing the address.
     At the request of Delegate Boggs, and by unanimous consent, reference of the resolution (H. C. R. 3) to a committee was dispensed with, and it was taken up for immediate consideration and adopted.
     Whereupon,
     In accordance with the provisions of the resolution, the Speaker appointed as members of the committee to wait upon His Excellency, the Governor, the following:
     Delegates Campbell, Marcum and Westfall.
     Ordered, That the Clerk of the House communicate to the Senate the action of the House of Delegates and request concurrence therein.
     Delegates R. Phillips and Tomblin offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 4 - "Requesting the Division of Highways to rename the Rossmore Beam Span bridge over Island Creek on State Route 44, near Monaville, Logan County, bridge number 23-44-13.14, in District 2, the 'CPL Larry G. Curnutte Memorial Bridge'."
     Whereas, CPL Larry G. Curnutte was born on November 25, 1945 in Monaville, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, CPL Larry G. Curnutte enlisted in the Marine Corps in March, 1966; and
     Whereas, CPL Larry G. Curnutte was deployed to Vietnam in September, 1966, and was a member of Company D of the First Battalion of the Fourth Marine Regiment, Third Marine Division, Republic of South Vietnam; and
     Whereas, CPL Larry G. Curnutte was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in battle on March 1, 1967, as well as the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnamese Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Rifle Sharpshooter Badge; and
     Whereas, CPL Larry G. Curnutte returned to service in Vietnam following his injuries sustained in battle and served honorably until his discharge from the Marine Corps; and
     Whereas, CPL Larry G. Curnutte was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, friend and a proud Marine, Vietnam Veteran, and Purple Heart recipient; and
     Whereas, It is fitting and proper, that CPL Larry G. Curnutte be remembered and acknowledged for his courageous action and service; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to rename the Rossmore Beam Span bridge over Island Creek on State Route 44, near Monaville, Logan County, bridge number 23-44-13.14, in District 2, the "CPL Larry G. Curnutte Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the "CPL Larry G. Curnutte Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and to the surviving family of CPL Larry G. Curnutte.
     Delegates Phillips and Tomblin offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 5 - "Requesting the Division of Highways to rename the Middleburg Bridge over the Guyandotte River, near the Middleburg settlement, Logan County, bridge number 23-10/73-0.01, the 'Edward I. Eiland Bridge'."
     Whereas, Edward I. Eiland was born on February 3, 1920; and
     Whereas, Edward I. Eiland graduated from Logan High School in 1937 and from West Virginia University, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society, in 1940; and
     Whereas, Edward I. Eiland matriculated at the West Virginia University College of Law, but chose to interrupt his legal education to enter the Marine Corps after the Second World War began; and
     Whereas, Edward I. Eiland served in the Pacific with the Fourth Marine Division, and took part in landings on Kwajalein Atoll, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima; and
     Whereas, Edward I. Eiland was awarded both the Purple Heart for wounds incurred in action during the invasion of Saipan and the Silver Star for bravery in the same campaign; and
     Whereas, Edward I. Eiland returned to the West Virginia College of Law, where he served as a member of the Board of Editors of the West Virginia Law Quarterly, and graduated in 1946; and
     Whereas, Edward I. Eiland returned to Logan County, where he served as Assistant Prosecutor, attorney for the City of Logan, Mental Hygiene Commissioner, and where he continues to work in private practice; and
     Whereas, Edward I. Eiland is a longtime member of the Logan County, West Virginia and American Bar Associations, and received the West Virginia Bar Association's inaugural Award of Merit in 1997 for his outstanding lifetime of distinguished service to the profession; and
     Whereas, Edward I. Eiland has served the public as a Boy Scouts leader, a member of the Kiwanis Club, a 58-year member and two-time Post Commander of the Gunther-McNeely-Nowlin Post of the American Legion, and President of the B'Nai El of Logan; and
     Whereas, It is fitting and proper, that Edward I. Eiland be honored for his courageous Marine Corps service, his many contributions to the legal profession and his countless hours of public service to the community of Logan and the State of West Virginia; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to rename the Middleburg Bridge over the Guyandotte River, near the Middleburg settlement, Logan County, bridge number 23-10/73-0.01, the "Edward I. Eiland Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the "Edward I. Eiland Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and to Mr. Edward I. Eiland.
     Delegates R. Phillips and Tomblin offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 6 - "Requesting that bridge number 23-119/5-1.00, on Route 119/5, otherwise known as the Pine Creek Road, in Pine Creek, outside of Omar, Logan County, West Virginia, be named the 'Sergeant Elzie Mundy, Jr. Bridge'."
     Whereas, Sergeant Elzie Mundy, Jr., was born on February 26, 1933, in Pine Creek, Omar, West Virginia, to Mr. Elzie Mundy and Mrs. Cinda Skeens Mundy; and
     Whereas, Sergeant Elzie Mundy, Jr., attended schools in Logan County throughout his public education; and
     Whereas, Sergeant Elzie Mundy, Jr., served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from the year 1953 through the year 1955; and
     Whereas, While in the United States Army, Sergeant Elzie Mundy, Jr. was in the 3rd Armored Division, 125th Tank Division, serving as a Tank Commander of a M-4 medium tank; and
     Whereas, Sergeant Elzie Mundy, Jr., served his country with honor and distinction, earning the respect and admiration of his comrades and officers; and
     Whereas, As a civilian, Sergeant Elzie Mundy, Jr., continued to serve his nation as a coal miner and was loved and highly respected by his community and all who knew him; and
     Whereas, While Sergeant Elzie Mundy, Jr., is no longer a resident of Logan County, West Virginia, the community continues to hold him close in thought and heart and in such high esteem that it desires to honor him with a namesake bridge; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     
That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 23-119/5-1.00 in the Community of Pine Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, the "Sergeant Elzie Mundy, Jr. Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to erect signs at both ends of the bridge containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the bridge the "Sergeant Elzie Mundy, Jr. Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways and to Sergeant Elzie Mundy, Jr.
     Delegates Barill, Hunt, Fleischauer, Pino, Manypenny, Wells, Diserio, Howell, Jones, Manchin, Marshall, Moore, Paxton, Perry, Pethtel, D. Poling and Swartzmiller offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 7 - "Requesting that bridge number 31-N0099-0.04 on Sabraton Avenue in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, be named the 'Sgt. Michael Todd May Memorial Bridge'."
     Whereas, Sgt. Michael Todd May was born on April 2, 1970, in Morgantown, West Virginia, the son of Franklin Gerald May and Catherine Faye (Baker) May; and
     Whereas, Sgt. Michael Todd May, a ten-year veteran of the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department, was tragically killed in the line of duty when, in the early hours of Saturday, February, 2012, a vehicle he was pursuing rammed his patrol car at a high rate of speed, causing the patrol car to crash and resulting in injuries that caused his death a short time later; and
     Whereas, Sgt. Michael Todd May was raised in Morgantown, West Virginia, where he graduated from Morgantown High School in 1988; and
     Whereas, Sgt. Michael Todd May enrolled at Fairmont State College to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice and, while attending Fairmont State College, became a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity; and
     Whereas, After college and subsequent graduation from the West Virginia State Police Academy, Sgt. Michael Todd May traveled to Martinsburg, West Virginia, working for a time at the Eastern Regional Correctional Facility and then hired as a Deputy Sheriff with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office; and
     Whereas, While with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office, Sgt. Michael Todd May was offered a Deputy Sheriff position with the Monongalia County Sheriff's Office and, consequently, chose to return home to Morgantown and work in Monongalia County where he stayed until his death; and
     Whereas, Throughout his youth and into adulthood, Sgt. Michael Todd May was an avid hunter and fisherman, always enjoying the outdoors and taking every opportunity to ride his Harley or travel into the mountains of West Virginia to help his father and brother work on a log cabin built by them, every step of the way, with their own hands; and
     Whereas, Sgt. Michael Todd May was always a great friend, leader and coworker, taking his duties seriously and going far out of his way to help those in need, for example, preparing turkey dinners for the less fortunate at Thanksgiving and taking children shopping during the Sheriff's Association Shop With A Deputy Program; and
     Whereas, Sgt. Michael Todd May is remembered by his coworkers for numerous and valuable reasons but especially for all the many ways and times he made them laugh, providing memories that will delight the hearts and quiet the minds of survivors throughout their life; and
     Whereas, Perhaps more than anything else, Sgt. Michael Todd May was a wonderful, caring, and dutiful son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, nephew and cousin, loving his family as fully as he lived every second of his life; and
     Whereas, Sgt. Michael Todd May, fully knowing the risks of his profession, gave steadfastly, energetically and with commitment, heart, loyalty and passion until, finally, he gave his life, all in aid of others and to improve the community and lives of those he served; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 31-N0099-0.04 on Sabraton Avenue in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, when it comes under the State of West Virginia's possession and control, the "Sgt. Michael Todd May Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to erect signs at both ends of the bridge containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the bridge the "Sgt. Michael Todd May Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways; to the County Commission of Monongalia County; to Sgt. Michael Todd May's parents, Frank and Cathy May; and, to his brother and sister-in-law, Franky and Renee May.
     Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, and Delegate Perdue offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 8 - "Requesting the Division of Highways to name the bridge, bridge number 50-41-0.40 on County Route 41 in Wayne County, the 'S/Sgt. E. J. A. Maynard Memorial Bridge'."
     Whereas, Staff Sergeant Maynard was born on September 12, l92l in Wayne County, a son of Henry Maynard and Flora Marcum Maynard; and
     Whereas, Staff Sergeant Maynard attended Milam grade school which required him to walk two miles each way, and lived with and worked for his uncle, Sherman Maynard, of Wilsondale while attending Wayne High School beginning in 1936 until 1940 when he graduated; and
     Whereas, After completing two years at then Marshall College, Staff Sergeant Maynard entered the U. S. Army Infantry on July 17, 1942, serving with the 80th Infantry Division until transferring to the U.S. Army Air Corps where he was honorably discharged on November 16, 1945; and
     Whereas, Staff Sergeant Maynard served as left waist gunner aboard a B-29 Superfortress with the 52nd Bombardment Squadron, 29th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 314th Bombardment Wing of the 20th Army Air Corps and was stationed on the Island of Guam in the Mariannas; and
     Whereas, Staff Sergeant Maynard participated in the "Air Offensive Japan Eastern Mandated and Western Pacific Campaigns" and was in fifteen combat missions over the Empire of Japan from April 17 through June 26, 1945; and
     Whereas, Staff Sergeant Maynard's squadron participated in the bombardment of Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kobe, Nagoya, Otake, Kagoshima, Hamamatsu, Tachikawa, Kushira and Tachiarai with as few as eleven B-29's and as many as five hundred fifty-eight B-29's on raids over Tokyo; and
     Whereas, Staff Sergeant Maynard was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Air Medal with one Bronze Star, the A/P Theater Medal with three Bronze Stars, American Theater Medal and the World War II Victory Medal; and
     Whereas, After returning from service Staff Sergeant Maynard completed his A.B. and M.A. degrees in education at Marshall College; and
     Whereas, Staff Sergeant Maynard was a school teacher and principal in the Wayne County school system for thirty-seven years beginning teaching in one and two room schools at Wilsondale and McComas and spent the remainder of his teaching career at Crum High School where he also served as the principal for eight years; and
     Whereas, While serving in his education capacities Staff Sergeant Maynard was a member of various county, state and national education as well as civic and fraternal associations; and
     Whereas, Staff Sergeant Maynard died on July 9, 2008 at the Emma Jean Dolin Hospice House in Huntington after a long battle with Alzheimers; and
     Whereas, It is fitting to honor Staff Sergeant Maynard for his commitment, dedication and service to his country and his state; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 50-41-0.40 on County Route 41 in Wayne County, the "S/Sgt. E. J. A. Maynard Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the "S/Sgt. E. J. A. Maynard Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and his son, Gary S. Maynard.
     Delegates Hamilton and Lynch offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 9 - "Requesting that bridge number 42-46-1.54 on County Route 46 between Czar and Helvetia, Randolph County, West Virginia, be named the 'Garry Lee Burgess Memorial Bridge'."
     Whereas, Garry Lee Burgess was born on November 11, 1943, in Cabin Creek, Kanawha County, West Virginia, the son of Earl Edward Burgess and Sylvia Laura (Landers) Burgess; and
     Whereas, Garry Lee Burgess grew up, one of eleven children, in Pickens, Randolph County, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, Garry Lee Burgess enlisted in the United States Army as a young, single man and began his tour of duty in Vietnam on January 5, 1966; and
     Whereas, Garry Lee Burgess served as a Specialist 4th Class, assigned to 11B, 25th Infantry Division; and
     Whereas, Shortly into his first tour of duty, Garry Lee Burgess was wounded, received the Purple Heart and returned to the front following his recovery; and
     Whereas, On Sunday, June 19, 1966, at the young age of 22, Garry Lee Burgess was fatally wounded in a hostile, artillery, rocket and mortar attack in South Vietnam; and
     Whereas, Garry Lee Burgess gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country and it is, thus, fitting and proper that a bridge be named to memorialize his life; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     
That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 42-46-1.54 on County Route 46 between Czar and Helvetia, Randolph County, West Virginia, the "Garry Lee Burgess Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to erect signs at both ends of the bridge containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the bridge the "Garry Lee Burgess Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways and to Garry's siblings, Geraldine B. Poore, Jewell Bailes, Dannie A. Burgess, Edna M. Farris, Rebecca E. Tweed, Charlotte J. Bailey, Sandra M. Bailey, Larry D. Burgess, David A, Burgess and Billy E. Burgess.
     Delegate Hamilton offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 10 - "Requesting the Division of Highways name bridge number 49-9-0.21 in Tennerton, Upshur County, West Virginia the 'Staff Sergeant Lesley Wayne Reed Memorial Bridge'."
     Whereas, Lesley Wayne Reed was born on January 11, 1946, the son of William Otto Reed and Christine Bonner Reed; and
     Whereas, Lesley Wayne Reed was raised in Upshur County and attended Upshur County public schools; and
     Whereas, Staff Sergeant Lesley Wayne Reed served in Vietnam with D Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, U.S. Army; and
     Whereas, Staff Sergeant Lesley Wayne Reed was killed in action on November 19, 1967, at Dak To, which was a major battle of the Vietnam War; and
     Whereas, For his valor, Staff Sergeant Lesley Wayne Reed was awarded the Silver Star and a Purple Heart. Staff Sergeant Reed also received a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Army Good Conduct Medal; and
     Whereas, On that fateful day in November 1967, Staff Sargent Lesley Wayne Reed gave his last full measure of devotion to his country and to his comrades-in-arms; and
     Whereas, It is only fitting and proper that this bridge be named in his honor, and that it henceforth stand as a permanent memorial so that Staff Sargent Lesley Wayne Reed's supreme sacrifice for our nation will not be forgotten; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Division of Highways name the bridge number 49-9-0.21 in Tennerton, Upshur County, West Virginia the "Staff Sergeant Lesley Wayne Reed Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made, and be placed, signs identifying the bridge as the "Staff Sergeant Lesley Wayne Reed Memorial Bridge" with a designation that Staff Sergeant Reed served in the Vietnam War; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the family of Staff Sergeant Lesley Wayne Reed and to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
     Delegates Walker, Barill, Campbell, Craig, Ferro, Fleischauer, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hartman, Hunt, Iaquinta, Ireland, Jones, Lawrence, Longstreth, Manchin, Marcum, Marshall, Moore, Overington, Pasdon, Paxton, Perdue, Perry, Pethtel, Pino, D. Poling, Poore, Reynolds, P. Smith, Stowers, Swartzmiller, Wells, White and Williams offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 11 - "Requesting the State of West Virginia to annually recognize August 16 as 'Airborne Day' in West Virginia.
     Whereas, The members of the airborne forces of the Armed Forces of the United States have a long and honorable history as bold and fierce warriors who, for the national security of the United States and the defense of freedom and peace, project the ground combat power of the United States by air transport to the far reaches of the battle area and to the far corners of the world; and
     Whereas, The experiment of the United States with airborne operations began on June 25, 1940, when the Army Parachute Test Platoon was first authorized by the Department of War, and forty-eight volunteers began training in July 1940; and
     Whereas, August 16 marks the anniversary of the first official Army parachute jump, which took place on August 16, 1940, to test the innovative concept of inserting United States ground combat forces behind a battle line by means of a parachute; and
     Whereas, The success of the Army Parachute Test Platoon in the days immediately before the entry of the United States into World War II validated the airborne operational concept and led to the creation of a formidable force of airborne formations that included the 11th, 13th, 17th, 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions; and
     Whereas, The achievements of the airborne units during World War II prompted the evolution of those units into a diversified force of parachute and air-assault units that, over the years, have fought in Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf region and Somalia, and have engaged in peacekeeping operations in Lebanon, the Sinai Peninsula, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Bosnia and Kosovo; and
      Whereas, Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the members of the United States airborne forces, including members of the XVIII Airborne Corps, the 82nd Airborne Division, the 101st Airborne Division, the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) of the 25th Infantry Division, the 75th Ranger Regiment, special operations forces of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force, and other units of the Armed Forces, have demonstrated bravery and honor in combat, stability and training operations in Afghanistan and Iraq; and
     Whereas, The modern-day airborne forces also include other elite forces composed of airborne trained and qualified special operations warriors, including Army Special Forces, Marine Corps Reconnaissance units, Navy Seals, Air Force combat control and para-rescue teams; and
     Whereas, Of the members and former members of the United States airborne forces, thousands have achieved the distinction of making combat jumps, dozens have earned the Medal of Honor, and hundreds have earned the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, or other decorations and awards for displays of heroism, gallantry, intrepidity and valor; and
     Whereas, The members and former members of the United States airborne forces are all members of a proud and honorable tradition that, together with the special skills and achievements of those members, distinguishes the members as intrepid combat parachutists, air assault forces, special operation forces and, in the past, glider troops; and
     Whereas, Individuals from every State in the United States have served gallantly in the airborne forces, and each state is proud of the contributions of its paratrooper veterans during the many conflicts faced by the United States; and
     Whereas, The history and achievements of the members and former members of the United States airborne forces warrant special expressions of the gratitude of the people of the United States; and
     Whereas, The United States Senate on July 24, 2012 in Senate Resolution 527 designated August 16, 2012 as National Airborne Day; and
     Whereas, The State of West Virginia has been represented by thousands of volunteer soldiers who have served, above and beyond the call of duty, in airborne forces in all branches of the United States military; and
     Whereas, The famed 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army was the first Airborne Division formed to protect and defend the United States of America and is the only Airborne Division to continuously serve in active service since the inception of airborne forces; and
     Whereas, The West Virginia Airborne Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association represents West Virginia residents who are airborne paratroopers who have served in every military engagement since World War II; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     
That the Legislature hereby requests that the State of West Virginia annually recognize and observe August 16 as "Airborne Day" in West Virginia; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to Harold A. Schroeder, President of the 82nd Airborne Division Association, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety and the Governor of West Virginia.
     Delegate Walker offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 12 - "Expressing the sense of the Legislature that designating the annual observance of March 31 as 'West Virginia State Trooper Day' will appropriately honor the West Virginia State Police and our state troopers and, in addition, serve to increase the awareness and understanding of the West Virginia State Police and our state troopers' contributions to the daily fabric of our lives and sacrifices to theirs and their families.
     whereas, On March 31, 1919, the then Governor John Jacob Cornwall signed an act into law creating the West Virginia State Police; and
     whereas, The effective date of the West Virginia State Police was June 29, 1919; and
     whereas, The West Virginia State Police is recognized as the fourth oldest State Police Agency in the United States; and
     whereas, The West Virginia State Police has changed throughout its years of existence both in terms of name and function; and
     whereas, The original name of the West Virginia State Police was the West Virginia Department of Public Safety, however, after a period of time, most citizens referred to the department as the "State Police" though not its official name; and
     whereas, During the 1989 Regular Legislative Session, the West Virginia Department of Safety grew to encompass more that just the "State Police" and, at that time, the "State Police" became the Department of Public Safety; and
     whereas, During the 1995 session, the "State Police" was, at long last, officially changed to the West Virginia State Police; and
     whereas, The role of the West Virginia State Police has expanded over the years to satisfy the needs of the State in areas of safety, crime, investigations, traffic regulation and others; and
     whereas, Despite its turbulent beginnings back in 1919 and its fluctuating budget and police- count over the years, the West Virginia State Police has managed to satisfy its growing duties with dedication, efficiency and professionalism; and
     whereas, State troopers are first responders to calls for help in a variety of emergencies, ranging from crimes, floods, fires, snow storms, hazardous materials spills and wrecks, to lost children and beloved pets in need of rescue; and
     whereas, State troopers are at the forefront in the state's war against drugs, spending long hours in often dangerous circumstances; and
     whereas, State troopers frequently risk their lives to protect the lives and property of their fellow citizens; and
     whereas, The hardships, dangers and long hours away from home endured by our State Police cause loving family members to bear many sacrifices and hardships; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That March 31 be designated as "West Virginia State Trooper Day"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Governor is hereby requested to take suitable public notice of this day in honor, recognition and appreciation of all West Virginia State Police and their families; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Governor of West Virginia and to the Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police.
      Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, and Delegate Perdue, offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 13 - "Requesting the Division of Highways to rename Brinkley Bridge, bridge number 50-152-30.81 on County Route 152 in Wayne County, the 'Wayne County Veterans Memorial Bridge'."
     Whereas, Countless numbers of proud residents of Wayne County have answered their country's call to duty by serving in all branches of the military; and
     Whereas, These veterans have faithfully protected their country in military actions around the globe; and
     Whereas, Many of these veterans have made the ultimate sacrifice; and
     Whereas, Veterans have returned home to Wayne County where they continue to be valuable members of their communities; and
     Whereas, It is fitting to honor Wayne County veterans for their commitment, dedication and service to their country and state; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to rename Brinkley Bridge, bridge number 50-152-30.81 on County Route 152 in Wayne County, the "Wayne County Veterans Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the "Wayne County Veterans Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Robert E. Pasley, President, Wayne County Commission.
     Delegates R. Phillips and Tomblin offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 14 - "Requesting that bridge number 23-16-5.11 on West Virginia Route 16, Buffalo Creek Road at Amherstdale, Logan County, West Virginia, be named the 'Marine LCpl Benny A Gilco Bridge'."
     Whereas, LCpl Benny A Gilco was born October 10, 1948, at Amherstdale, West Virginia, the son of Addilee and Tom Leo Gilco; and had five brothers and one sister; and
     Whereas, LCpl Benny A. Gilco and his wife, Ella Bellamy Gilco, had two children and four grandchildren; and
     Whereas, Benny A. Gilco is a resident of Accoville, Logan County, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, LCpl Benny A Gilco enlisted in the United States Marine Corp July 17, 1968; and
     Whereas, LCpl Benny A Gilco served with distinction as a rifleman and radioman in combat operations against insurgent Viet Cong forces in the vicinity of Quang Tri Province in the Republic of Vietnam in 1968 and 1969; and
     Whereas, While operating approximately two miles north of Fire Support Base Russell in Quang Tri Province on May 25 and 26, 1969, LCpl Benny A. Gilco's unit, Company B, First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Third Marine Division, came under heavy fire from a large and well-concealed North Vietnamese Army Force; and
     Whereas, During the fire fight which ensued, Lance Corporal Gilco boldly assumed a forward position to direct accurate suppressive fire at the enemy, and was instrumental in forcing the enemy force to break off contact; and
   Whereas, LCpl Benny A. Gilco particularly distinguished himself for meritorious service by displaying courage and composure under fire and by enhancing the operational effectiveness of his unit by initiative, superb professionalism and loyal devotion to duty; and
   Whereas, LCpl Benny A Gilco was awarded the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with bronze, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with device, the Combat Action Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V, the Vietnam Service Medal with one star, the Combat Action Ribbon, and the Good Conduct Medal; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 23-16-5.11 on West Virginia Route 16, Buffalo Creek Road, Logan County, West Virginia, the "Marine LCpl Benny A. Gilco Bridge"; and, be it

     Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to erect signs at both ends of the bridge containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the bridge the "Marine LCpl Benny A. Gilco Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to Benny A. Gilco at P.O. Box 161, Accoville, West Virginia, and a certified copy to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways.
     Delegates R. Phillips and Tomblin offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 15 - "Requesting the Division of Highways to name the bridge on Route 119, in Chapmanville, Logan County, at Garrett Fork, bridge number 23-7-0.33, as the 'Curtis Emmet Lowe Bridge'."
     Whereas, Curtis Emmet Lowe is a resident of Chapmanville, Logan County, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, Curtis Emmet Lowe was born January 18, 1918, at Wheatley Branch, West Virginia to Joseph and Susan Scragg Lowe, the youngest of four children. Both parents died before he was nine years old and he was raised by his grandmother and later an aunt and uncle; and
     Whereas, Curtis Emmet Lowe enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of eighteen on April 13, 1937. He served on the U.S.S. Philadelphia for three and a half years. During that service, President Franklin D. Roosevelt boarded the U.S.S. Philadelphia at Charleston, South Carolina for a fishing trip to the Turks Island in the Caribbean. The president was on the ship for a week and was returned to South Carolina. During this week, the Philadelphia provided emergency medical attention to a sailor on a Norwegian ship, for which the Philadelphia and President received a thank you from the King of Norway. Curtis Emmet Lowe received his discharge on April 25, 1941, in San Diego, California, having served in Hawaii. He returned home after his sister died and while living on Godly Branch he heard about the Japanese attach on Pearl Harbor. He reenlisted in the Navy in July 1942 and shortly thereafter received a draft notice. He was initially stationed in New York City where he was joined by his wife and son. Then he served on the U.S.S. Elizabeth Stanton which had been converted from a cargo ship to a troop transport. He was sent to North Africa for the Morocco Landing on November 8 through 11, 1942. He participated in the Sicilian occupation July 9 through 15, 1943 and the Salerno Landing in Southern Italy September 9 through 21, 1943. He returned to the United States for a brief stay and then took a convoy of sailors and equipment to Scotland; and
     Whereas, Curtis Emmet Lowe was on the LST 1008 on the island of Saipan when WW II ended. He was subsequently honorably discharged on October 5, 1945 with the rank of Chief Boatswain's Mate. Curtis Emmet Lowe married Norma Frye on June 1, 1953. They had two children, Joseph Andrew Lowe, now deceased, and Phyllis L. Lowe. He had two sons, Curtis E., Jr. and Kenneth, now deceased, with his first wife, Gertie Stilner; and
     Whereas, It is fitting to honor Curtis Emmet Lowe by naming the bridge at Garrett Fork for Curtis Emmet Lowe; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways to name the bridge the bridge on Route 119, in Chapmanville, Logan County, at Garrett Fork, bridge number 23-7-0.33, as the "Curtis Emmet Lowe Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the "Curtis Emmet Lowe Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation; and to Mr. Curtis Emmet Lowe and to his surviving children and relatives.
     Delegates R. Phillips and Tomblin offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 16 - "Requesting the Division of Highways to name the bridge on Route 73, crossing over Highway 5/05, in Logan, Logan County, West Virginia, the 'Army Specialist-4 Harmon "Hoppy" Lee Hopson Jr. Memorial Bridge'."
     Whereas, Harmon "Hoppy" Lee Hopson Jr. was born on December 7, 1947, inside a one room log cabin at War Eagle, West Virginia, son of Sylvia and Harmon Hopson Sr.; and
     Whereas, Harmon "Hoppy" Lee Hopson Jr. was drafted into the United States Army on August 15, 1967; and
     Whereas, While in the United States Army, Harmon "Hoppy" Lee Hopson Jr. served in Vietnam, returning home on August 14, 1969; and
     Whereas, During his time in the United States Army, Harmon "Hoppy" Lee Hopson Jr. was initially a private but grew in rank until becoming a Specialist-4; and
     Whereas, For his valiant, dedicated and courageous service during the tumultuous Vietnam War, Harmon "Hoppy" Lee Hopson Jr. was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device and three Bronze Service Stars; and
     Whereas, Harmon "Hoppy" Lee Hopson Jr. attended the Radio Relay and Carrier Operator School at the USA Southeaster Signal School in Fort Gordon, Georgia, and served as a General Equipment Operator/Mechanic and Power Plant Operator throughout his years of service; and
     Whereas, Harmon "Hoppy" Lee Hopson Jr. was honorably discharged on August 14, 1973, and forever after took great pride in being a veteran soldier and for having served his country; and
     Whereas, When Harmon "Hoppy" Lee Hopson Jr. returned to civilian life, he worked in the coal mines for thirty seven years, retiring as a mine foreman in 2011; and
     Whereas, Harmon "Hoppy" Lee Hopson Jr. was an amazing husband to his loving wife of thirty-four years, Carolyn Sue Lawrence Hopson of Amherstdale, West Virginia, and a wonderful father to his five children: Angela Doss of Cleveland, Ohio; Dawn Hopson of Yanceyville, North Carolina; Ashley Goodman of Amherstdale, West Virginia; Harmon Duncan of Cleveland, Ohio; and Brian Hopson of Yanceyville, North Carolina; and
     Whereas, Harmon "Hoppy" Lee Hopson Jr. loved his family deeply, especially cherishing his nine grandchildren: Robert Doss, Shandi Doss, Jahvalin Hopson, Jazzmine Dunn, Marskie Dunn II, Michael Harmon Hopson, Jerry Dale Ellis II, Caiden Goodman and Justin Hopson; and
     Whereas, Throughout his life, Harmon "Hoppy" Lee Hopson Jr. was a mentor to many and loved by all, never meeting a stranger and never hesitating to help someone in need; and
     Whereas, Harmon "Hoppy" Lee Hopson Jr. had a rich and diverse life enjoying singing, song- writing, playing the guitar and banjo, sculpting, working on small engines, dreaming up new inventions and spending time outdoors hunting, fishing and riding in the hills; and
     Whereas, Harmon "Hoppy" Lee Hopson Jr. passed away on December 22, 2011, after a long, hard battle with cancer, having faced his illness with the same mentality that kept him strong in life, refusing to let his illness rob him of any of his remaining days; and
     Whereas, All who knew Harmon "Hoppy" Lee Hopson Jr., thought him a remarkable man with a magnetic spirit that attracted and lifted everyone in his presence; and
     Whereas, It is fitting and proper that this bridge be named in his honor and that it henceforth stand as a permanent memorial so that Harmon "Hoppy" Lee Hopson Jr. will not be forgotten and his spirit carried forward; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Division of Highways name the bridge on Route 73, crossing over Highway 5/05, in Logan, Logan County, West Virginia, the "Army Specialist-4 Harmon "Hoppy" Lee Hopson Jr. Memorial Bridge".; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made, and be placed, signs identifying the bridge as the "Specialist-4 Harmon "Hoppy" Lee Hopson Jr. Memorial Bridge" with a designation that Harmon "Hoppy" Lee Hopson Jr. served in the Vietnam War; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to Harmon "Hoppy" Lee Hopson Jr.'s loving wife, children and grandchildren and to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
     Delegates Ashley and Walker offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 17 - "Requesting that the I-79 interchange at Exit 34, the Wallback, West Virginia exit, be named the 'State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey and Trooper Eric Michael Workman Memorial Interchange', that each bridge at the interchange be named the 'State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey and Trooper Eric Michael Workman Memorial Bridge', and that the east-bound and west- bound lanes of State Route 36 at the interchange be named the 'State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey and Trooper Eric Michael Workman Memorial Road'."
     Whereas, Marshall Lee Bailey was born June 24, 1970, the son of Maxie Lee and Earlene Gail McClanahan Bailey of Poca, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, Marshall Lee Bailey graduated from Poca High School in 1988, where he participated in football, basketball and track; and
     Whereas, Marshall Lee Bailey graduated from West Virginia State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice; and
     Whereas, Marshall Lee Bailey graduated from the West Virginia State Police Academy March 29, 1996, was promoted to Senior Trooper in October of 1998, was promoted to Trooper 1st Class in October of 2003 and was promoted to the rank of Corporal in October, 2004; and
     Whereas, Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey was a member of the Pleasant Dale Baptist Church in Clay, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey was the father of three children, Whitney Dawn Bailey, Lauryn Skylar Bailey and Wyatt Lee Bailey, and was the grandfather of Timothy Allen Welch; and
     Whereas, Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey was a brother to Dr. Justin Dale Bailey of Charleston, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey loved being outdoors and liked to hunt and fish; and
     Whereas, Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey had a life-long interest in being a law-enforcement officer, enjoyed being a part of protecting the citizens of Clay County, West Virginia and was proud to wear the uniform of a West Virginia State Trooper; and
     Whereas, Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey was shot and killed in the line of duty August 28, 2012, after conducting a traffic stop for reckless driving at the Wallback interchange of Interstate 79 in Clay County near the Roane County line; and
     Whereas, Eric Michael Workman was born March 29, 1986, the son of George and Connie Workman of Ivydale, West Virginia; and
   Whereas, Eric Michael Workman graduated from Clay County High School in 2004; and
     Whereas, Eric Michael Workman graduated from West Virginia State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in recreation, with a minor in criminal justice; and
     Whereas, While in college Eric Michael Workman was a member of the university baseball team, Player of The Year for 2009 and Second Team All American; and
     Whereas, West Virginia State Police Trooper Eric Michael Workman completed training at the West Virginia State Police Academy August 5, 2011; held a certificate in police science from Northwest Community and Technical College; was a member of the West Virginia State Police Honor Guard and the State Troopers Association; and was especially interested in helping to make a difference in reducing alcohol and drug abuse; and
     Whereas, Trooper Eric Michael Workman was of the Baptist faith and served to enrich the lives of others even in his death by his selfless decision to be an organ donor; and
     Whereas, Trooper Eric Michael Workman was a member of the Elk River Musky Club and the Big Knob Hunt Club, and was looking forward to teaching his nephew to hunt, fish and play baseball; and
     Whereas, Trooper Eric Michael Workman died August 31, 2012, of wounds received in the line of duty August 28, 2012, following a traffic stop for reckless driving at the Wallback interchange of Interstate 79 in Clay County near the Roane County line; and
     Whereas, In addition to his parents, Trooper Eric Michael Workman was survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca and Josh King and nephew Aiden King of Wallback; maternal grandmother, Hallie (Corrine) Woods of Ivydale; aunts Susie Sears of Ivydale and Tammy Wilmoth of Pension, TN; and uncle, Bobby Woods of Ivydale; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the I-79 interchange at Exit 34, the Wallback, West Virginia exit, be named the "State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey and Trooper Eric Michael Workman Memorial Interchange", that each bridge at the interchange be named the "State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey and Trooper Eric Michael Workman Memorial Bridge", and that the east-bound and west-bound lanes of State Route 36 at the interchange be named the "State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey and Trooper Eric Michael Workman Memorial Road"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to erect signs in bold and prominent letters proclaiming the I-79 interchange at Exit 34, the Wallback, West Virginia exit, the "State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey and Trooper Eric Michael Workman Memorial Interchange", and proclaiming each bridge at the interchange the "State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey and Trooper Eric Michael Workman Memorial Bridge", and proclaiming the east-bound and west-bound lanes of State Route 36 at the interchange the "State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey and Trooper Eric Michael Workman Memorial Road"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to Maxie and Earlene Bailey at Poca, West Virginia, and a certified copy to George and Connie Workman at Ivydale, West Virginia, and a certified copy to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways.
     Delegate Hamilton offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 18 - "Requesting that bridge number 49-4/15-0.93 on County Route 4/15, Upshur County, West Virginia, currently known as the 'French Creek Bridge' be named the 'Cpl. Sherald P. Brady, U.S. Army Memorial Bridge'."
     Whereas, Sherald Perry Brady was born November 7, 1919, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Brady of Volga, West Virginia; and
     Whereas, Cpl. Sherald P. Brady enlisted in the United States Army October 22, 1941, was sent to England in June of 1942, and was sent to Africa in March of 1943; and
     Whereas, Cpl. Sherald P. Brady served with the U. S. Army 4th Ranger Battalion which landed in Sicily, and was killed in action there July 10, 1943; and
     Whereas, Cpl. Sherald P. Brady was awarded a Purple Heart; and
    Whereas, Cpl. Sherald P. Brady was the twelfth person from Upshur County, West Virginia to give his life in the service of his country during World War II; and
     Whereas, Cpl. Sherald P. Brady was buried at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery at Nettuno, Italy, Plot I, Row 4, Grave 13; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 49-4/15-0.93 on County Route 4/15, Upshur County, West Virginia, currently known as the "French Creek Bridge" the "Cpl. Sherald P. Brady, U.S. Army Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to erect signs at both ends of the bridge containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the bridge the "Cpl. Sherald P. Brady, U.S. Army Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates, forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways.
     Delegate Hamilton offered the following resolution, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Rules:
     H. C. R. 19 - "Requesting that bridge number 49-3/4-2.40 in the Community of Kesling Mill in Upshur County, West Virginia, be named the 'Corporal Ronald Lee Kesling Memorial Bridge'."
     Whereas, Corporal Ronald Lee Kesling was born on March 4, 1947, in Buckhannon, West Virginia, to Paul and Katherine Smith Kesling; and
     Whereas, Corporal Ronald Lee Kesling graduated from Towson High School in Towson, Maryland; and
     Whereas, Corporal Ronald Lee Kesling enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and began his tour of duty in Vietnam on January 26, 1967; and
     Whereas, Corporal Ronald Lee Kesling was killed on December 27, 1967 by hostile gunfire in the Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam; and
     Whereas, Corporal Ronald Lee Kesling was awarded the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; and
     Whereas, Corporal Ronald Lee Kesling served his country and his state with honor and distinction and gave the ultimate sacrifice; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
     That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 49-3/4-2.40 in the Community of Kesling Mill in Upshur County, West Virginia, the "Corporal Ronald Lee Kesling Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to erect signs at both ends of the bridge containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the bridge the "Corporal Ronald Lee Kesling Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
     Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways and to Corporal Kesling's sisters, Barbara Weaver, Sue Barron and Lois Hain.
     On motion for leave, a Joint Resolutions were introduced, read by their titles and severally referred as follows:
     By Delegate Kump:
     
H. J. R. 1 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending sections eighteen and twenty-two, article VI thereof, relating to starting the legislative session on the second Wednesday of March of each 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 the Judiciary.
     By Delegate Kump:
     
H. J. R. 2 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending section three, article VI thereof, relating to imposing a limit of eight consecutive years that a legislator may serve; 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 Judiciary.
     By Delegate Kump:
     
H. J. R. 3 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending sections one, two and seventeen, article VII thereof, relating to the executive department and creating the Office of Lieutenant Governor; election and vacancy in the lieutenant governorship; providing that the Lieutenant Governor will serve as the chairperson of the Public Service Commission; 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 Delegate Kump:
     
H. J. R. 4 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending section 7, article VI thereof, relating to creating a legislative districting and apportionment commission for the apportionment of the Senate and House of Delegates after census; 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 Delegate Lane:
     
H. J. R. 5 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending section four, article I thereof and section ten, article VI thereof, relating to representatives to Congress, the arrangement of Congressional, Senatorial and Delegate Districts after census by creating a Citizens' Redistricting Commission; designating the terms of office and duties of commissioners; providing that Citizens' Redistricting Commission must submit redistricting plans to each house; providing that each house may reject its plan by a two-thirds vote of the members elected; numbering and designating the proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendments"; to the Committee on Constitutional Revision then the Judiciary.
     By Delegates Sumner and Sobonya:
     
H. J. R. 6 - "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 Fleischauer, Ferro, Moore, Ellem, Kump, Overington and Romine:
     
H. J. R. 7 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, by adding thereto a new section, article X, section 1-d, relating to authorizing the Legislature to grant or establish, by general law, exemptions or deferrals of certain ad valorem personal property taxes to members of the military or National Guard while they are engaged in active military service outside the state"; to the Committee on Constitutional Revision then the Judiciary.
     By Delegates Craig, Reynolds, Pasdon, Hartman and Andes:
     
H. J. R. 8 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending article X thereof, by adding thereto a new section, designated section one-d, relating to authorizing the Legislature to exempt tangible personal property from ad valorem taxation; authorizing the Legislature to reduce maximum levy rates on tangible personal property as an alternative to exempting such property from ad valorem property taxation; requiring the Legislature to provide measures by which revenues reduced or lost as a result of such an exemption or rate reduction may be replaced; prohibiting any impact on any excess levy in effect at the time an exemption or rate reduction takes effect; authorizing the Legislature to phase in an exemption or rate reduction over a period not to exceed five years on property being taxed at the time an exemption or rate reduction takes effect; 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 Lane and Walters:
     
H. J. R. 9 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending section one-b, article ten, 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 Hamilton, Ireland, Romine, Rowan and Sobonya:
     H. J. R. 10 -
"Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending article III thereof, by adding thereto a new section, designated section twenty-three, relating to defining what constitutes a valid and recognized marriage in this state; 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 Fleischauer, Guthrie, Marshall, Poore, Morgan, Armstead, Lane, Overington and Espinosa:
     
H. J. R. 11 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending article X thereof by adding thereto a new section, designated section one-d, relating to the homestead exemption; authorizing an alternative amount or method of calculating the homestead exemption under certain circumstances; authorizing a surviving spouse to qualify for a homestead exemption under certain circumstances; 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 Romine, Walters, A. Evans, Azinger, Miller and Rowan:
     H. J. R. 12 -
"Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending article ten thereof by adding thereto a new section, designated section five-a, relating to taxes and fees; providing that bills imposing a tax or license fee and bills increasing the effective rate of any tax levied or fee imposed may not be enacted unless sixty percent of the members of each house, present and voting, vote in the affirmative for passage; numbering and designating the proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of the proposed amendment"; to the Committee on Constitutional Revision then Finance.
     By Delegates Overington, Armstead, Rowan, Sumner, Walters, Andes and Lane:
     
H. J. R. 13 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending section one, article VI thereof; amending section two, article XIV thereof; and amending said Constitution by adding a new article, designated article XV, all relating to the legislative powers held by the people of the state and the Legislature; the power of the registered voters and the power of the Legislature to propose amendments to this Constitution; and the reservation by and to the people and registered voters of this state the powers of initiative, referendum, and recall at all levels of government in this state; 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 Overington, Householder, Andes, Cowles and Gearheart:
     
H. J. R. 14 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending article III thereof, by adding thereto a new section, designated section 23 relating to the right to work; 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 Overington, Andes, Lane, Armstead and Walters:
     
H. J. R. 15 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending article X thereof by adding thereto a new section, designated section five-a, relating to taxes and fees; providing that bills imposing a tax or license fee and bills increasing the effective rate of any tax levied or fee imposed may not be enacted unless two thirds of the members of each house, present and voting, vote in the affirmative for passage; numbering and designating the proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of the proposed amendment"; to the Committee on Constitutional Revision then Finance.
     By Delegate Longstreth:
     
H. J. R. 16 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending section one-b, article X 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 Caputo, Manchin and Longstreth:
     
H. J. R. 17 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending section 1b, article X 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 Caputo, D. Poling, Longstreth and Manchin:
     
H. J. R. 18 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending section one-b, article X thereof, relating to homestead exemption for totally disabled veterans; 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 Overington, Lane, Sobonya, Sumner, Walters, Canterbury and Andes:
     H. J. R. 19
- "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending section nine, article three thereof, relating to prohibiting the taking of private property for private use; 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 Overington, Ellington, R. Phillips, Sobonya, C. Miller, Walters, Storch and Gearheart:
     H. J. R. 20
- "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending article VIII thereof, by adding thereto a new section, designated section 16, relating to imposition of capital punishment; 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 Overington, Cowles, Householder, Rowan and Howell:
     H. J. R. 21
- "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending section one-b, article X 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 Overington, Walters and Azinger:
     
H. J. R. 22 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending section one-b, article X thereof, relating to homestead exemption increase; numbering and designating such proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendment"; referred to the Committee on Constitutional Revision then Finance.
     By Delegates Anderson, Ellem, Storch, Gearheart, Ellington and Howell:
     
H. J. R. 23 - "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 Anderson, E. Nelson, Azinger, Howell, Overington, Gearheart, Storch and Pasdon:
     
H. J. R. 24 - "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending Article X by adding thereto a new section, designated section one-d, relating to authorizing the exemption from ad valorem taxation of tangible personal property directly used in commercial and industrial businesses; 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.
     Delegates Perdue, Campbell, Staggers, Ellington and Perry offered the following resolution, which was read by the Clerk as follows:
     H. R. 6 - "Designating that February 13, 2013 be proclaimed as West Virginia Nurses Unity Day."
     Whereas, One in forty-three West Virginians is a nurse; and
     Whereas, Nurses make a significant contribution of time, energy, heart and care toward the healing of our residents who are ill and suffering; and
     Whereas, Nurses are powerful advocates for the health and well-being of all West Virginians, providing education, screening, nursing intervention, evaluation and research to improve the health of West Virginia residents throughout the life span from pre-birth to the end of life; and
     Whereas, Nurses meet the health needs of West Virginians not only in hospitals and long term-care facilities, but conveniently in their homes, at school, at work, at church, in community health centers, on the phone and on the internet; and
     Whereas, the Institute of Medicine recognizes nurses as key to solving our current rising cost of chronic illness through their expanding leadership as coordinators and collaborators of interdisciplinary health care teams; and
     Whereas, The expanding roles of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses as Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Certified Nurse Practitioners in a variety of specialties provide improved cost- effective access to health services in our rural State; and
     Whereas, The American public has voted to acknowledge nurses as the "Most Trusted Professional" for twelve years; therefore, be it
     Resolved by the House of Delegates:
     That February 13, 2013, is hereby designated as West Virginia Nurses Unity Day in recognition of the outstanding contributions made by all of our West Virginia nurses to the health, welfare and safety of our State and all of its citizens.
     At the respective requests of Delegate Boggs, and by unanimous consent, reference of the resolution (H. R. 6) to a committee was dispensed with, and it was taken up for immediate consideration and adopted.
Petitions

     Delegates Caputo, Manchin and Longstreth presented a petition on behalf of their constituents, requesting an upgrade to Sugar Lane Road in Marion County; which was referred to the Committee on Roads and Transportation.
Bills Introduced

     On motions for leave, bills were introduced, read by their titles, and severally referred as follows:
By Delegate Caputo:
     
H. B. 2001 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §8-15B-1, §8-15B-2, §8-15B-3, §8-15B-4 and §8-15B-5, all relating to meeting and conference rights for members of fire departments employed by political subdivisions; providing for the right of self-organization; allowing designation of an exclusive representative agent; imposing a duty to meet and confer with employees; allowing deduction of employee organization dues and assessments; providing for compulsory arbitration of disputes; listing prohibited acts; allowing hearing before Civil Service Commission; providing judicial review; specifying powers and duties of the Civil Service Commission; and allowing injunctive relief"; to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Caputo:
     
H. B. 2002 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-2-25 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission; and requiring rules relating to interscholastic athletic football events include the requirement that neck braces be worn by all football players"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegate Caputo:
     
H. B. 2003 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §21-5C-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to maximum hours of work; and providing that an employee has the right to decline to work more than forty hours in any one workweek"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Perry:
     
H. B. 2004 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17A-10-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to exempting nonprofit organizations from paying an annual motor vehicle registration fee"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then Finance.
By Delegate Hamilton:
     
H. B. 2005 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-6-17 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to crimes against the peace; defining 'acts of violence' while limiting that definition to acts committed on school property; and making false reports of those acts of violence felonies"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Iaquinta:
     
H. B. 2006 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §10-1-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to permitting counties, county boards of education and municipalities to impose an additional levy on property within the county for the sole purpose of funding public libraries; stating legislative intent; and establishing tax rates for classes of property"; to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then Finance.
By Delegate Iaquinta:
     
H. B. 2007 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-5S-12, relating to establishing a program for collecting and reprogramming used cellular telephones for distribution to seniors without cellular phones for emergency calls"; to the Committee on Senior Citizen Issues then Finance.
By Delegate Iaquinta:
     
H. B. 2008 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-3C-3 and §61-3C-16 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto four new sections, designated §61-3C-4a, §61-3C-4b, §61-3C-4c and §61-3C-4d, all relating to protecting computer owners and users from computer spyware; making it unlawful for persons to transmit computer software for the purpose of modifying settings, collecting personal information by deceptive means or preventing efforts to protect a computer to access a computer; making it unlawful to transmit software to control in such a way as to cause damage or opening multiple pop-up windows; making it unlawful to transmit software for the purpose of modifying settings that protect personal information; making it unlawful to transmit software for the purpose of blocking efforts to block or disable computer software; making it unlawful to induce the installation by misrepresentations or deception; exceptions; and authorizing the Attorney General to enforce this act"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Kump:
     
H. B. 2009 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §3-1-4a, relating to providing petitioners to referendums, elections or any other ballot issue be afforded the same privacy rights as voters"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Kump:
     
H. B. 2010 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §21-11B-1, §21-11B-2, §21-11B-3, §21-11B-4, §21-11B-5, §21-11B-6, §21- 11B-7 and §21-11B-8, all relating to employment choices; prohibiting a requirement that a person, as a condition of employment, to affiliate or not affiliate with a labor organization and pay dues or other fees; providing that agreements of this type are void as a matter of law; defining a term; providing injunctive relief and a monetary penalty; providing for a private cause of action; requiring prosecuting attorneys and the Attorney General to investigate complaints; and providing exceptions"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Iaquinta:
     
H. B. 2011 - "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 show prima facie evidence of the crime of possession with intent to deliver"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Marshall:
     
H. B. 2012 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-16-2, §18-16-3 and §18-16-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to West Virginia's antihazing statute; clarifying the definitions of hazing and institution of higher learning; eliminating potential defenses; permitting the accused to have a hearing; providing protections for the identities of the accused; providing that the antihazing statute does not preclude prosecution from more general offenses; providing for instances of hazing that do not result in an injury any penalty must also include remedial instruction and training"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Moye:
     
H. B. 2013 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5-10-25 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the Public Employees Retirement System; and preventing reduction of disability pensions at age sixty-five"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegate Perdue:
     
H. B. 2015 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-6K-6a, relating to establishing that barren coal properties have no value for the purpose of ad valorem property taxation"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegate Perdue:
     
H. B. 2016 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-16-13 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend said code by adding a new article, designated §16-43-1, §16-43-2 and §16-43-3 of said code; to amend and reenact §60-3A-17 of said code; and to amend and reenact §60-8-4 of said code, all relating to funding for substance abuse services through increased taxes on beer, wine and liquor; increasing the barrel tax on nonintoxicating beer; increasing the tax on purchases of liquor; increasing the liter tax; creating a Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery Fund to fund substance abuse programs; creating the Alcohol and Drug Disbursement Board; granting the board the authority to decided how money from the fund may be spent to enhance services available to reduce drug and alcohol abuse; setting forth the board's membership and term lengths; and requiring annual reports be made to the Legislature"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then Finance.
By Delegate Wells:
     
H. B. 2017 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-2-39, relating to providing nonsupervisory employees of the West Virginia State Board of Education with the same protections against summary dismissal as are applicable to employees of county boards of education through continuing contracts and dismissal for cause"; to the Committee on Education then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Sumner:
     
H. B. 2018 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §29-22A-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to establishing an additional annual license fee of $1,000 for the privilege of holding a license to operate video lottery terminals at race tracks; and providing that the moneys collected are paid to the state Teachers Retirement System Fund"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Kump:
     
H. B. 2019 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §3-6-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to elections; forms and contents of ballots; providing a 'none of the above' category of primary and general election ballots for state-wide elections of state elected offices; requiring subsequent election if the 'none of the above' receives a majority of the votes; and requiring an election for that vacant office be held within one hundred twenty days or as otherwise determined by the Secretary of State"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Ellem:
     
H. B. 2020 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §62-1C-17c of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to conditions of bond for defendants in cases of crimes between family or household members generally; and setting forth certain specific statutory conditions in lieu of allowing the issuing authority to set conditions of bail"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Caputo:
     
H. B. 2021 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22A-1-25 and §22A-1-27 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to requiring the Mine Foreman Examiner to review the employment history and certify that the applicant for the position of underground assistant mine foreman has met the underground mine experience requirements for the position"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Azinger:
     
H. B. 2022 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-6-14a, relating to the requirements for designated handicapped accessible rooms in motels and hotels; requiring tubs and showers in every hotel or motel room that has been designated or held out to be handicapped accessible to include grab bars on all walls of the tub or shower, consistent with applicable design standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Poore:
     
H. B. 2023 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §24-3-1c, relating to requiring protective fencing be erected along railroad lines operating adjacent to public schools; and authorizing rule-making"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Rowan:
     
H. B. 2024 - "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 Sumner:
     
H. B. 2025 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17-16A-18 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to terminating tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike by 2020"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then Finance.
By Delegate Sumner:
     
H. B. 2026 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §48-13-805, relating to requiring self-employed persons to participate in the Bureau of Child Support Enforcement's Pay Connexion program"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Kump:
     
H. B. 2027 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §3-1-16 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §3-4A-11a of said code; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section designated §3-5-6a; to amend and reenact §3-5-7, §3-5-13 and §3-5-13a of said code; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §3-6-2a, all relating to the nonpartisan elections of Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, Attorney General and Commissioner of Agriculture, justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and circuit court judges; setting the timing and frequency of elections; separating these offices from the partisan ballot; establishing the filing announcement of candidacies; permitting the withdrawal of announcement of candidacies; permitting the refund of paid filing fees; setting forth ballot content; and establishing a voting procedure for justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Marshall:
     
H. B. 2028 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-5-18a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §18A-4-8 and §18A-4-8a, all relating to the employment and compensation of school service personnel; creating two new job titles for bus drivers; establishing the pay grades of those two new job titles; providing for additional payment to classroom aides in prekindergarten or kindergarten classes for any pupils over the twenty maximum pupil-teacher ratio; and establishing a pupil-teacher ratio of twenty to one in all prekindergarten classes"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegate Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2029 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-15-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to exempting existing churches from paying tax on propane and other forms of heating oil used for heating their church buildings"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Azinger:
     
H. B. 2030 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §54-1-2a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to a commercial property owner's election to have his or her property appraised by an appraiser who has been certified by the Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) after an offer has been made to purchase property but before condemnation proceedings are initiated"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Hamilton:
     
H. B. 2031 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5-10-52 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the West Virginia Public Employees Retirement Act; and calculating benefits and service for certain members of the Legislature"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2032 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §3-1-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to elections and nominating procedures generally; and expanding the scope of the definition of a political party"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2033 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §62-11B-4, §62-11B-5, §62-11B-6 §62-11B-7 and §62-11B-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to requiring an automatic home confinement sentence for nonviolent misdemeanors, except where it can be demonstrated that home confinement is unwarranted; providing that any crime with a minimum sentence greater than six months is not eligible for home incarceration; requiring persons who are sentenced to home confinement attend a sobriety program; requiring the offender of any crime involving alcohol, controlled substances or drugs be required to attend a sobriety program once a week; requiring either full-time employment, thirty-six hours a week or more, or twenty hours weekly of community service for each week the offender is on home confinement; providing certain instances where automatic home incarceration is not available; allowing a county commission to use moneys from the special fund to finance community corrections programs; and requiring a participant sentenced to home incarceration be subject to the same procedures involving revocation as would a person on probation"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Paxton:
     
H. B. 2034 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-8-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §18-28-3 of said code, all relating to exempting children receiving an exemption from compulsory school attendance in favor of church school from the standardized testing requirement"; to the Committee on Education.
By Delegate Paxton:
     
H. B. 2035 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18A-4-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing that a substitute teacher be paid the full daily rate of the advanced salary if he or she has taught more than ten instructional days in the same school year"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegate Paxton:
     
H. B. 2036 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18A-4-8 and §18A-4-8b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to itinerant status for school service personnel; and information to be included in a notice of job vacancy"; to the Committee on Education.
By Delegate Paxton:
     
H. B. 2037 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-2-10b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the minimum sentence to fifteen years for a person who maliciously assaults a government representative, health care worker or emergency service personnel acting in his or her official capacity; and increasing the minimum sentence to ten years for a person who unlawfully, but not maliciously, assaults a government representative, health care worker or emergency service personnel acting in his or her official capacity"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Howell:
     
H. B. 2038 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11A-3-22 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to service of a notice to redeem to the delinquent taxpayer after a property has been sold for delinquent taxes"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegate Caputo:
     
H. B. 2039 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §33-2-21 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to granting the Insurance Commissioner the authority to regulate and penalize self- insured employers; providing for monetary penalties; and permitting noncompliant self-insured employers to become compliant without penalty"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then Government Organization.
By Delegate Williams:
     
H. B. 2040 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-3-39g of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring a summons be issued for the drawer of a worthless check whether a resident of this or another state; requiring the summons include the date, time and place where the drawer is required to appear; requiring the drawer be given the option, in lieu of appearing, to make payment of the amount of the worthless check plus any applicable court costs; providing that a nonresident drawer who fails to appear and fails to satisfy the amount owed shall have his or her privilege to operate a motor vehicle in this state revoked and the Division of Motor Vehicles is to mail a notice of the revocation to its counterpart in the state where the nonresident drawer resides; and providing that a West Virginia resident who fails to appear and fails to satisfy the amount owed shall have his or her driver's license revoked until the owed amount is paid"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Ellem:
     
H. B. 2041 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-1C-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to changing the time for periodic valuations and assessments of real and personal property; and providing for a ten percent cap on any increase in one year"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Sumner:
     
H. B. 2042 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §24-1-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the Public Service Commission; providing for election and removal of commissioners; setting terms of office for elected commissioners; removing the requirement that at least one commissioner be an attorney; and removing the prohibition that no more than two commissioners be from the same political party"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Caputo, Perry, Paxton and Sumner:
     
H. B. 2043 - "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 Fleischauer and Wells:
     
H. B. 2044 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-5-15 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §22-5A-1, §22-5A-2 and §22-5A-3, all relating to air pollution control; strengthening of vehicle emission standards; creating the 'Low Emission Vehicle Act'; making legislative findings; defining a term; requiring the Department of Environmental Protection to implement Phase II of the California Low Emission Vehicle Program in West Virginia beginning in the 2015 automobile model year; and requiring rule-making"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Caputo, Boggs and Longstreth:
     
H. B. 2045 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22B-4-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the number of appointments to the Surface Mine Board by one member; and requiring that the additional member be appointed from a list submitted by the major employee organization representing coal miners to represent the view point of the working miners"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then Government Organization.
By Delegates Perry and P. Smith:
     
H. B. 2046 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §15-3-10, relating to public safety by creating the Kelsey Smith Act; requiring wireless telecommunications service providers to provide call locations for emergencies to law-enforcement agencies; limiting liability; and granting rule-making authority"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Moye and D. Poling:
     
H. B. 2047 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §21-1B-2 and §21-1B-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to verifying legal employment status of workers; requiring employers to register with and utilize the electronic verification of the work authorization program of the federal Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act of 1996; requiring employers to only hire employees who are United States citizens or who are authorized workers; requiring employers to register with and utilize the status verification system to verify the federal employment authorization status of all newly hired employees; defining terms; and providing dates by which employers are to meet the verification requirements"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Stowers, R. Phillips and Manchin:
     
H. B. 2048 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-15-7b; and to amend and reenact §29-3-24 of said code, all relating to authorizing the sale of fireworks; establishing a ten percent sales tax on the fireworks; and creating a special fund that distributes the firework sales tax proceeds equally to each West Virginia volunteer fire department"; to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.
By Delegates Kump, Householder and Rowan:
     
H. B. 2049 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-8B-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §61-8D-2, §61-8D-2a and §61-8D-5 of said code; and to amend and reenact §62-3-15 of said code, all relating to eliminating eligibility for parole for the offenses of first degree murder, murder of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian by refusal to supply necessities or by delivery of a controlled substance, death of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian by child abuse; and eliminating eligibility for parole for the offenses of first degree sexual assault, or sexual abuse of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Staggers, Moye and Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2050 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §27-7-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to notice to persons with schizophrenic reality disorder of benefits of designating a durable medical power of attorney"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Azinger, Hamilton and Sobonya:
     
H. B. 2051 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17C-5B-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring a law-enforcement officer investigating an automobile accident involving the death of any person to immediately require any surviving driver to submit to a preliminary breath analysis for the purpose of determining that person's blood alcohol content"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Sumner and Sobonya:
     
H. B. 2052 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §4-14-1, relating to prohibiting the naming for certain persons of a publicly funded building, road, structure or project which receives any operating or construction moneys from state sources or state taxpayers; and assessing personal liability for violations"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Caputo, Manchin, Longstreth, Paxton, Rowan and Stephens:
     
H. B. 2053 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-5-20 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to county boards of education; school libraries; requiring each school to have a certified library media specialist; and requiring the board to develop professional standards and the salary for the certified library media specialist"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Longstreth, Caputo, Fleischauer and P. Smith:
     
H. B. 2054 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §21-3E-1, §21-3E-2, §21-3E-3, §21-3E-4, §21-3E-5, §21-3E-6, §21-3E-7, §21-3E-8 and §21-3E-9, all relating to labor; creating The Healthy and Safe Workplace Act; providing for healthy workplaces by providing remedies for hostile work environments; making legislative findings; defining terms; establishing unlawful employment practices; providing liabilities and affirmative defenses for employers and employees; banning retaliation in certain circumstances; providing an employer duty to respond to third-party acts of malice; restricting applicability to employment practices not covered by existing state laws on human rights or wrongful discharge; providing remedies and procedure; limiting the amount recoverable for emotional distress; and establishing time limitations for commencing actions"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Iaquinta and Caputo:
     
H. B. 2055 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §33-30-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to mine subsidence insurance; increasing the maximum amount of the total insured value reinsured by the Board of Risk Management"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then Finance.
By Delegates Caputo, Longstreth and Manchin:
     
H. B. 2056 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §20-2-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the areas that hunting or taking of unprotected species of wild animals, wild birds and migratory wild birds is permitted during open season to include the woods of the state"; to the Committee on Natural Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Hamilton, Hartman, Campbell, Manypenny, Azinger and Ferro:
     
H. B. 2057 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §33-3-33 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to taking back the surcharge on fire and casualty insurance policies to one percent and have this surcharge benefit volunteer and part-volunteer fire departments"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegate Craig:
     
H. B. 2058 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §62-1-1a, relating to permitting the temporary detention of criminal suspects by law-enforcement officers in order to determine the identity of the suspect and other matters involving the commission of a crime where probable cause appears to exist; establishing limits on the location and length of the detention; permitting arrests to be made; and permitting certain searches"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2059 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §62-11C-4 and §62-11C-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to community corrections programs are to be funded by the Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction; increasing certain fees; requiring offenders who are convicted of shoplifting or petit larceny be sentenced to a term in a community corrections program as an alternative to incarceration; and permitting offenders who are convicted of possession of marijuana be sentenced to a community corrections program for a term equal in length to the term of incarceration or as an alternative to a conditional discharge for first offense of possession of marijuana"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2060 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-19-3, relating to soft drinks tax; increasing the tax; and dedicating the increase to construction, maintenance and improvements of state parks"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2061 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-6A-15 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to a requirement that operators post a bond for performance and recompense of landowners for each well for the life of the well and until all performance requirements and obligations to landowners have been satisfied"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2062 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §22-6A-6a, relating to requiring a study of the environmental and health impacts of shale gas development be performed; setting forth minimum requirements of the study; and requiring reports be made"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2063 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §60A-5-506 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the uniformed controlled substances act; and declaring that a defendant has the right to a presumption of medical necessity in any trial, hearing or other proceeding under this act, for use or possession of medical marihuana"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2064 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §22-26-8a, relating to requiring a driller or owner of a natural gas well who contaminates a groundwater aquifer to remediate the aquifer with the best available technology until it meets the standards of the Clean Water Act"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2065 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §22-6-25a; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §22-6A-12a, all relating to ground water contamination and spills associated with the stimulation of wells using the fracking process; disclosure to public, private water sources and public service districts; nonsealing of court records; and rulemaking"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2066 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-6A-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring the posting of material data safety sheets and documentation of fracking fluid components at oil and gas well sites where fracking fluids are used; providing the information to workers at the sites, to emergency responders and to the local emergency planning committee; and requiring publication in local newspapers and posting on the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's website"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2067 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §8-12-18 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to municipal corporations; sale, lease or disposition of municipal property; and providing misdemeanor criminal penalty for failing to comply with law regarding sales, including automatic removal from office"; to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Sumner:
     
H. B. 2068 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §2-2-1a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to special memorial days; and adding a special memorial day to celebrate the victory of democracy in the Cold War"; to the Committee on Government Organization.
By Delegate Williams:
     
H. B. 2069 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §25-1-11d of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing that correctional officers may retire with full benefits after twenty years of actual and honorable service"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegate Iaquinta:
     
H. B. 2070 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17C-6-7a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to permitting certain law-enforcement officers to use traffic law photo-monitoring devices in determining compliance with laws governing the operation of motor vehicles"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Poore:
     
H. B. 2071 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §48-14-204 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing procedures for issuing a writ of execution, suggestion or suggestee execution because of overdue child support or spousal support obligations; providing procedure for contesting an affidavit and requesting a hearing; authorizing a court, in its discretion, to require obligor to give security or post bond or order the Bureau for Child Support Enforcement to hold collected amounts in escrow; issuing an abstract by the clerk; and increasing the statute of limitations on child and spousal support orders from ten to fifteen years"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Poore:
     
H. B. 2072 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-15-9g of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to consumer sales tax; creating an annual exemption for clothing, footwear and school supplies"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegate Caputo:
     
H. B. 2073 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22A-2-40 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring that permanent and temporary battery charging stations in mines be ventilated directly to the return on a separate split of air"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Williams:
     
H. B. 2074 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §25-1-11d of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing a $2,008 salary increase for employees of the Division of Corrections"; to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.
By Delegate Caputo:
     
H. B. 2075 - "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 Delegate Caputo:
     
H. B. 2076 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §20-5-20, relating to providing a ten percent discount to West Virginia residents for lodging, camping and other recreational activities at state parks and forests"; to the Committee on Natural Resources then Finance.
By Delegate Azinger:
     
H. B. 2077 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-1C-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing for a three-percent cap on any increase in one year for periodic valuations and assessments of real property that is the primary residence of an individual"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Caputo:
     
H. B. 2078 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §33-20-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to insurance generally; and prohibiting the use of a credit score in casualty insurance rate filings"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary.
By Delegates D. Poling:
     
H. B. 2079 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §55-2-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to limitations of actions and suits; and increasing to three years the statute of limitations concerning the filing of a civil action for a claim of sexual abuse against a minor causing psychological injury or illness"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Miller:
     
H. B. 2080 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §62-12-29, relating to requiring community corrections performance measurement standards for agencies responsible for supervising individuals placed on probation, serving a period of parole or post-incarceration supervision after jail or prison; defining terms; and requiring reports"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Moore, Reynolds and Azinger:
     
H. B. 2081 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-3-39e of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to permitting payees or holders of electronic transfers that have been dishonored because of insufficient funds or credit may send notice to the drawer of the transfer and impose a fee up to $25"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Cowles:
     
H. B. 2082 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §7-14-13 and §7-14-15 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to prohibiting a chief deputy sheriff from engaging in certain political activities; prohibiting the solicitation of funds within a sheriff's office; prohibiting using his or her official authority for political purposes; and prohibiting him or her from coercing anyone to contribute anything of value for political purposes"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Cowles:
     
H. B. 2083 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto two new sections, designated §33-42-9 and §33-42-10, all relating to the care of aborted fetuses; requiring medical facilities that provide abortions to administer anesthesia to an unborn fetus when aborted if it is older than seven weeks; requiring all available medical means to be used to preserve the life of a fetus if it is alive when aborted; and providing criminal penalties for violations"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates P. Smith:
     
H. B. 2084 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §27-6A-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing forensic evaluators with civil immunity for acts committed by the subject of the evaluation"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Cowles:
     
H. B. 2085 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §21-5A-12, relating to exempting construction performed on behalf of county or municipal governments from the prevailing wage laws for construction projects under $200,000"; to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Moore, Manypenny, Iaquinta and Manchin:
     
H. B. 2086 - "A Bill to repeal §18-10K-1, §18-10K-2, §18-10K-3, §18-10K-4, §18-10K-5 and §18-10K-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §7-14E-2 of said code; to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §16-45-1, §16-45-2 and §16-45-3; and to amend and reenact §50-3-2b of said code; and to amend and reenact §59-1-11a of said code, all relating to the creation of programs for the treatment of traumatic brain injury; creating a special revenue fund; assessing fees for specified activities; directing those fees to the fund; authorizing the state Medicaid agency to apply for a home and community based waiver to serve eligible individuals; and authorizing the Bureau of Behavioral Health and Health Facilities to create and administer a state program for eligible individuals"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then Finance.
By Delegates Moore, Reynolds and Azinger:
     
H. B. 2087 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §46A-4-111 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to limiting the requirement that before a loan, secured by residential real estate may be refinanced or consolidated with a new loan, must have a reasonable, tangible net benefit to the owner of that real estate to those loans that are made within twenty-four months of the initial loan"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Lane:
     
H. B. 2088 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §17-4-32, relating to requiring the Commissioner of Highways to take all actions necessary to include Pine Terrace in Cross Lanes, Kanawha County into the State Road System"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then Finance.
By Delegate Boggs:
     
H. B. 2089 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §48-1A-101, §48-1A-201, §48-1A-301, §48-1A-401, §48-1A-501, §48-1A- 601, §48-1A-701, §48-1A-801, §48-1A-901 and §48-1A-1001, all relating to the uniform premarital agreement act; defining terms; setting forth requirements and content of agreement; providing for the effect, amendment, revocation and enforcement of such agreements; establishing statute of limitations, application and construction of article; and setting forth short title"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Boggs:
     
H. B. 2090 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18C-7-8, relating to redemption or repayment of PROMISE scholarship funds when a student drops or withdraws from classes; Higher Education Policy Commission rule- making authority; and emergency situations exempted"; to the Committee on Education.
By Delegate Miley:
     
H. B. 2091 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §3-1-50 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to election complaint procedure"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Miller:
     
H. B. 2092 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §62-12-29, relating to probation and parole; and adding certain sanctions for violations of probation and parole"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Barill, Manypenny, Caputo, Manchin and Wells:
     
H. B. 2093 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §17-2A-8a, relating to requiring the Commissioner of Highways to require bonds be posted in connection with major construction, mineral extraction and industrial projects that impact the roads in the state; and granting rule-making authority"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then Finance.
By Delegates Iaquinta, Stowers, Ferro and Hartman:
     
H. B. 2094 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §20-2-42c of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to allowing members of the West Virginia National Guard or its Reserves to obtain free hunting and fishing licenses while serving in the West Virginia National Guard or its Reserves and upon full retirement licenses for life"; to the Committee on Natural Resources then Finance.
By Delegates Skaff, Stowers, Perry and Ferro:
     
H. B. 2095 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §15-2-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to granting pay increases for forensic lab employees with a minimum of one year of service and civilian employees of the West Virginia State Police"; to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.
By Delegate Howell:
     
H. B. 2096 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §60A-11-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the remediation of clandestine drug laboratories and disclosure of the existence of the same"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Caputo, Manchin, Longstreth, D. Poling and Stowers:
     
H. B. 2097 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §60-2-23, relating to providing for career development; and establishing annual salaries for Alcohol Beverage Control inspectors, enforcement agents and supervisors"; to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.
By Delegates Moye and Stephens:
     
H. B. 2098 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-15-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to exempting existing churches from paying tax on propane and other forms of heating oil used for heating their church buildings"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then Finance.
By Delegates Caputo and Stephens:
     
H. B. 2099 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-10-22l; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-7A-26w, 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 Howell, Cowles, A. Evans and Rowan:
     
H. B. 2100 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §51-2A-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to courts and their officers; family courts; and adding one family court judge to the twenty-third family court circuit"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Moye and Stephens:
     
H. B. 2101 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-21-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to reducing state income tax liability for certain retired public employees; increasing the amount of retirement income received from certain state and federal retirement systems that is excluded from the calculation of income subject to state personal income taxes; and establishing an effective date for the increased exclusion"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegates Evans, Romine, Azinger and Rowan:
     
H. B. 2102 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-21-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to excluding interest income on obligations of the United States and its possessions, to the extent such interest is inclusive in gross income for federal income tax purposes, when applying the $8,000 income exclusion available to persons age sixty-five or older and to persons who are permanently and totally disabled; and making the change to tax years beginning after December 31, 2013"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Iaquinta, Hartman, Ireland, Longstreth and Azinger:
     
H. B. 2103 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17A-3-14 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to allowing a disabled veteran one additional license plate"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then Finance.
By Delegates Caputo, Manchin and Longstreth:
     
H. B. 2104 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11A-1-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to allowing quarterly payment of real and personal property taxes"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Staggers, Moore and Rowan:
     
H. B. 2105 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-10-33, relating to making it a misdemeanor to make more than three calls to 911 for nonemergency health concerns"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Ireland, Hamilton, Romine, Miller and Longstreth:
     
H. B. 2106 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §2-1-3, relating to making English the official language of West Virginia; and providing that no state agency or political subdivision is required to provide any documents, information, literature or other written materials in any language other than English"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Perry, Boggs, Williams and Sumner:
     
H. B. 2107 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §17-16A-6a, relating to exempting county school boards of education school buses from paying tolls for transit over the West Virginia Turnpike or any parkways authority project"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegate Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2108 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17C-15-49 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to making the offense of failure to wear safety belts a primary offense"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Moore:
     
H. B. 2109 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §5B-2I-1, §5B-2I-2, §5B-2I-3, §5B-2I-4, §5B-2I-5, §5B-2I-6, §5B-2I-7, §5B-2I-8, §5B-2I-9, §5B-2I-10 and §5B-2I-11, all relating to the Creative Communities Development Pilot Program; pronouncing legislative finding and intent; creating the Creative Communities Development Fund; establishing the Creative Communities Development Board; providing requirements for applications for the use of matching funds from the Creative Communities Development Fund; providing for review of applications by the West Virginia Development Office; establishing that the Creative Communities Development Board shall have the authority to approve matching grants from Creative Communities Development Fund; establishing matching requirements from applicants; establishing eligible expenditures; defining parameters of agreement between West Virginia Development Office and a community for use of grant funds; providing for a review and audit of expenditures by West Virginia Development Office; and providing for review of Creative Communities Development Pilot Program"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then Finance.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2110 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §48-10-501 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to domestic relations; grandparent visitation; and mandatory minimum visitation rights"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2111 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §22-5-20, relating to employing best available control technology, as defined in the West Virginia Code of State Rules, to control air pollution from all stationary equipment associated with the natural gas industry; and rulemaking"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2112 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §19-14-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to agriculture; West Virginia commercial feed law; and prohibiting the use of prophylactic feeding of antibiotics to livestock"; to the Committee on Agriculture then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2113 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §16-2M-1, §16-2M-2, §16-2M-3, §16-2M-4, §16-2M-5, §16-2M-6 and §16-2M-7, all relating to establishing a two-year pilot program on the disposal of unused pharmaceuticals; authorizing rulemaking; and requiring a legislative report"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then Finance.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2114 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-6A-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to revocation of current and future horizontal well permits when a driller or well operators violates conditions or road bonds or other well pad and site operating requirements"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Azinger:
     
H. B. 2115 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §19-20-26, relating to prohibiting the buying, selling or in any other fashion taking of dogs from the care of their mother until they reach eight weeks of age"; to the Committee on Agriculture then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Azinger:
     
H. B. 2116 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-21-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to allowing income deductions for personal income tax purposes for gifts to West Virginia entities operated solely for religious, educational or charitable purposes"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegate Azinger:
     
H. B. 2117 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-21-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to personal income tax; providing tax exemption to veterans and their spouses locating in West Virginia following the veterans' separation from service"; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security then Finance.
By Delegate Guthrie:
     
H. B. 2118 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §5B-2I-1, §5B-2I-2, §5B-2I-3, §5B-2I-4, §5B-2I-5, §5B-2I-6 and §5B-2I-7; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-24-11c, all relating to creating the West Virginia Renewable Energy Act; providing an investment cost recovery incentive for customer-generated electricity from renewable energy systems; making exceptions; providing for tax credits electric light and power companies that purchase customer-generated electricity; establishing time limits for the incentives and credits; providing that customers who generate electricity from renewable sources may sell electricity to electric light and power companies; requiring reports be made to the Legislature; and making legislative findings and defining terms"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then Finance.
By Delegate Azinger:
     
H. B. 2119 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §11-18-1, §11-18-2, §11-18-3, §11-18-4, §11-18-5, §11-18-6, §11-18-7, §11-18-8, §11-18-9 and §11-18-10, all relating to imposing an excise tax on the sale or rental of obscene materials; defining terms; setting forth requirements; setting forth liabilities; establishing record keeping requirements; and establishing that the tax be deposited in the General Revenue Fund"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegate Azinger:
     
H. B. 2120 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §39-1-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to prohibiting the publication of the consideration paid for the sale of real estate or the amount of any lien on the real property subject to the sale"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Ferro:
     
H. B. 2121 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-2-7d, relating to education; and requiring elementary students to have access to a certified library media specialist, art specialist, music specialist and physical education specialist at least twice a week"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegate Miller:
     
H. B. 2122 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17A-3-14 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to motor vehicle registration generally; providing for the issuance of a special 'Family of an Officer Killed in the Line of Duty' license plate; and assessing a special initial application fee and an annual fee"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then Finance.
By Delegate Azinger:
     
H. B. 2123 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §9-5-22, relating to requiring the Department of Health and Human Resources to annually review and adjust rates it pays to care providers"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then Finance.
By Delegates Morgan, Stephens, Hartman, Householder, Howell and Staggers:
     
H. B. 2124 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5F-2-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto eleven new sections, designated §5F-2-1a, §5F-2- 1b, §5F-2-1c, §5F-2-1d, §5F-2-1e, §5F-2-1f, §5F-2-1g, §5F-2-1h, §5F-2-1i, §5F-2-1j, §5F-2-1k and §5F-2-1l, all relating to the organization of code provisions regarding the administration of state government agencies"; to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.
By Delegates Guthrie, Poore, Miley, Manchin, Longstreth, Marshall and L. Phillips:
     
H. B. 2125 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §8-18-1a; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §17-4-36a, all relating to bicycle, pedestrian and transit ways given full consideration in the planning, development and redevelopment of state roads, railways and waterways"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then Finance.
By Delegates Staggers and Ferro:
     
H. B. 2126 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17C-13-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the removal of vehicles from state highways in order to restore traffic movement in emergency situations; and providing that the vehicle's owner is liable for the costs of removal and storage"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Howell, Canterbury, A. Evans, Householder, Moore, E. Nelson, Staggers and Storch:
     
H. B. 2127 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17C-15-34 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to motor vehicle equipment; prohibiting the modification of mufflers resulting in excessive noise levels; and providing an exception"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Caputo, Marshall, Guthrie and Stowers:
     
H. B. 2128 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §21-3-22, relating to providing that all employees have the right to review and copy the contents of their personnel file"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Skaff, Reynolds, Pasdon, Guthrie, L. Phillips, Ferns, Barill and Marshall:
     
H. B. 2129 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-6D-10, relating to permitting the transfer of tax credits for the purchase of alternative-fuel vehicles, the conversion to an alternative-fuel        vehicle or the construction of alternative-fuel vehicle infrastructure"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then Finance.
By Delegates Moye, Staggers, Manypenny and Hamilton:
     
H. B. 2130 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §60A-4-410 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the possession of multiple prescribed medications or prescriptions for controlled substances with the same or similar therapeutic medical purposes, exceptions, limitations and criminal penalties"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Perdue, Lawrence, Moye, Barill, Fleischauer, Perry, Moore, Poore, Ellington and Lane:
     
H. B. 2131 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §9-2-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the state's Medicaid program; requiring public notice of state plan amendments, reimbursement changes, demonstration projects and waiver applications; providing for a public comment period and response to all public comments; and requiring approval by the Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resource Accountability prior to submission to the federal government for approval"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then Finance.
By Delegates Ferns, Ferro, Hartman, Jones, R. Phillips, Storch and Swartzmiller:
     
H. B. 2132 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §19-23-1, §19-23-3 and §19-23-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to permitting the racing commission to regulate charity racing events and rule-making authority"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Caputo, Williams, Guthrie, Lawrence and Boggs:
     
H. B. 2133 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §15-2-5a, relating to compensation of State Police for off-duty time when they are required to be on standby to be called back to work; and providing a stipend for housing cost for officers who reside in and are assigned to the top five counties according to median monthly housing cost"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Miller, Sobonya, Sumner, Rowan and Stowers:
     
H. B. 2134 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-9D-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to permitting playground facilities to be part of a school construction project"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegate Howell:
     
H. B. 2135 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-6-19 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to permitting those individuals who have been issued concealed weapons permits to keep loaded firearms in their motor vehicles on the State Capitol Complex grounds if the vehicles are locked and the weapons are out of normal view"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2136 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-6A-10 and §22-6A-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to providing landowners of property adjacent to proposed well sites copies of the application, the erosion and sediment control plan and the well plat by personal service, registered mail or other method requiring a receipt or signature confirmation; giving notice to the public and those required to receive written notice of a proposed permit of their option to request a hearing on a proposed permit; requiring the secretary to consider all comments submitted; and authorizing the secretary to call and hold a public hearing"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2137 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §8A-7-3a, relating to specific authorization of governing board of counties and municipalities to enact zoning ordinances that regulate drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the natural gas horizontal well industry"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2138 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §36-4-9b, relating to permitting mineral owners and producers to negotiate a new lease under certain conditions; requiring mineral leases to state with specificity when they end; and prohibiting leases to be held in perpetuity"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Lane:
     
H. B. 2139 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5-3-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to assignment of cases to private attorneys by bid; requiring that the Joint Committee on Government and Finance approve any proposed settlement involving the office of the Attorney General; and, providing that any proceeds received in any civil action involving the office of the Attorney General be deposited in the General Revenue Fund to be appropriated by the Legislature"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Longstreth, Manchin and Caputo:
     
H. B. 2140 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17C-15-26 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to allowing vehicles designated by the Secretary of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety for emergency response by West Virginia police reserves to use red flashing lights"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Fleischauer and Wells:
     
H. B. 2141 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §22-30-1, §22-30-2, §22-30-3 and §22-30-4, all relating to phasing in requirements for electric providers to add renewable energy systems to help protect and sustain the environment; providing definitions; establishing portfolio standards for renewable energy that requires each provider to generate or acquire electricity from renewable energy systems; authorizing the Public Service Commission to promulgate enforcement rules and a system of renewable energy credits; requiring the commission to establish a renewable energy fund; and providing a severability clause"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Iaquinta:
     
H. B. 2142 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §46A-6G-6, relating to providing a criminal penalty for transmitting bulk electronic mail messages which are unsolicited"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Manypenny, Staggers, Fleischauer, Barill and Perdue:
     
H. B. 2143 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-3-9 and §22-3-13 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to liner requirements in new coal-waste impoundments, new coal-waste impoundments at existing facilities, replacement coal-waste impoundments at existing facilities and lateral coal-waste expansions of existing impoundments; requiring the Director of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to promulgate rules for liners in these surface, coal-waste impoundments; and providing abatement procedures"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Williams and Canterbury:
     
H. B. 2144 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-3-10 and §22-3-13 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to requiring reclaimed strip mines to be populated by plants that are beneficial to the local bee population"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2145 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §19-2H-1, §19-2H-2, §19-2H-3, §19-2H-4, §19-2H-5, §19-2H-6, §19-2H-7, §19-2H-8, §19-2H-9, §19-2H-10, §19-2H-11, §19-2H-12 and §19-2H-13, all relating to creating the 'Genetically Engineered Crop and Animal Farmer Protection Act'; making legislative findings; setting forth information requirements regarding the sale of genetically engineered seeds; plants and animals; identifying certain contractual provisions to be against public policy; preventing noncompetitive practices involving technology fees; establishing measures to be taken to avoid cross pollination of genetically engineered plants and seeds; requiring genetically engineered seeds to be so labeled; prohibiting loan discrimination; providing penalties; providing for civil and citizen suits; defining terms; and authorizing rule-making"; to the Committee on Agriculture then Finance.
By Delegates Marshall, Longstreth, Lane, Moore, Ellington and Barill:
     
H. B. 2146 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §49-1-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §49-6-3 of said code; and to amend and reenact §61-8D-3, all relating to conduct and circumstances of child abuse; creating crime and criminal penalties for drug and alcohol abuse during pregnancy resulting in diagnosed harm to infant"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Caputo, Canterbury, Hamilton, Boggs, Perdue, P. Smith, D. Poling and Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2147 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §15-2-3 and §15-2-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to maintaining a minimum of eight hundred state troopers by July 1, 2017; and increasing the salary increase received at the end of two years of service with the West Virginia State Police from $400 to $58"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Caputo, Longstreth, Barill, Marshall and Moore:
     
H. B. 2148 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5-15-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring that handicap restroom facilities and stalls in all colleges and universities be constructed with automatic doors to accommodate persons in wheelchairs and other persons who need assistance"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Hamilton, Longstreth, Azinger, A. Evans, Rowan, Anderson, Ferro, Ireland and Iaquinta:
     
H. B. 2149 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17B-2-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to extending the expiration of driver's licenses for active military members' spouses"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Williams, Guthrie, Ireland, Lawrence, Marshall and Moye:
     
H. B. 2150 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-15-3c of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to eliminating the consumers sales tax on utility terrain vehicles that are used for agricultural purposes; and defining utility terrain vehicle as a motor vehicle"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Manypenny, Marshall and Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2151 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17-2A-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the powers and duties of the West Virginia Commissioner of Highways; and authorizing the commissioner to use recycled materials in construction or maintenance of roads and highways"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then Finance.
By Delegates Manypenny, Barill and Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2152 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-6A-7 and §22-6A-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to requiring flowback plans for all work on oil and gas wells; requiring a flowback tank with a closed loop system that prevents the release of volatile organic compounds and fugitive pollutants into the environment; permitting flowback pits to only be used under certain conditions; and requiring the proper disposal of drilling mud"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2153 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §19-2H-1, §19-2H-2, §19-2H-3, §19-2H-4, §19-2H-5 and §19-2H-6, all relating to creating the 'Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act'; making legislative findings; setting forth labeling requirements regarding the sale of foods containing genetically engineered materials and foods produced with genetically engineered materials; providing exceptions; requiring testing; providing civil penalties; providing for civil suits by the Commissioner of Agriculture and suits by citizens; defining terms; and providing rule-making authority"; to the Committee on Agriculture then Finance.
By Delegates Williams and Hartman:
     
H. B. 2154 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §11-13DD-1; and amending said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §24-2G-1, §24-2G-2, §24-2G-3 and §24-2G-4, all relating to authorizing a corporation net income tax credit for reducing charges for home heating fuel and propane gas provided to low-income residents; defining terms; determining the amount of credit that may be taken; providing the Public Service Commission with the authority to set special rates; determining the recovery of revenue deficiencies; limiting and exempting those utilities from certain municipal taxes; and granting the Department of Health Human Services and the Public Service Commission with rule-making authority"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegate Poore:
     
H. B. 2155 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §15-9A-4, relating to establishing a special revenue account designated as the Fund for Civil Legal Services for Low Income Persons; identifying potential sources of funding; and authorizing the Director of the Division of Justice and Community Services to make grants to nonprofit agencies that provide civil legal services to low income persons"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Craig, Morgan, Miller and Sobonya:
     
H. B. 2156 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-3-59, relating to crimes against property involving graffiti; creating misdemeanor and felony criminal penalties for those who place graffiti on or otherwise defaces the public or private property, real or personal; providing a definition of 'graffiti'; imposing liability on parent or legal guardian of a person under eighteen for violations; requiring driver's license restrictions upon conviction; authorizing a court to require restitution; and authorizing property owners to recover damages up to three times the amount of any loss in value to the property or up to three times the cost of restoring the property plus attorney's fees and costs, or both costs and fees"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Staggers and Ferro:
     
H. B. 2157 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17C-3-4b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to signage for construction zones and other traffic restrictions"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Moore, Reynolds and Azinger:
     
H. B. 2158 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §31A-8C-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the provision of financially-related services by banks and bank holding companies, providing that a West Virginia state-chartered banking institution may engage in a financially related activity directly if a federal or state thrift, federal credit union, or state bank chartered in another state may engage in that financially related activity"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Morgan, Stephens and D. Poling:
     
H. B. 2159 - "A Bill to repeal §21-3-2, §21-3-3, §21-3-3a, §21-3-4, §21-3-5, §21-3-6, §21-3-8, §21-3-9, §21-3-10, §21-3-11, §21-3-12, §21-3-13, §21-3-16 and §21-3-18 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §21-3-7, §21-3-10a, §21-3-14, §21-3-15, §21-3-17, §21-3-19, §21-3-20 and §21-3-21, all relating to safety and welfare of employees; the regulation of steam boilers by the Division of Labor; meal breaks; the power of the Commissioner of Labor as to witnesses; records and reports of the Commissioner of Labor; employers not to require payment of fees for medical examination as condition of employment; providing that discrimination for use of tobacco products is prohibited; prohibiting the use of video and other electronic surveillance devices by employers; and continuing a special revenue fund for the Division of Labor"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Caputo, Williams, D. Poling, Ferro, Hamilton and Boggs:
     
H. B. 2160 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-16-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §60-2-12 of said code, all relating to the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission; requiring the Division of Personnel to review and evaluate each employee's job duties and qualifications to determine classification and compensation; requiring written reviews and meetings with employees; permitting Alcohol Beverage Control Commission employees to be included in the civil service; providing exemptions; requiring a legislative report; and removing out-dated language from the code"; to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.
By Delegates Manypenny, Poore, Williams, Stephens and Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2161 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §29-3-5b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to continuing education requirement of building code inspectors"; to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.
By Delegates Ferro, Skaff, Williams, Pethtel, Iaquinta and Stowers:
     
H. B. 2162 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18B-10-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to educational benefits for dependents of deceased or disabled veterans"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Marshall, Barill, Campbell, Pasdon, Miller, Reynolds and Paxton:
     
H. B. 2163 - "A Bill to amend and reenact 18B-18A-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to adding $20 million to the West Virginia Trust Fund's Bucks for Brains initiative; and providing that those moneys may only go to West Virginia University and Marshall University to the extent they raise the same amount in matching funds"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Manypenny and Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2164 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §62-12-13 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing rehabilitation treatment programs to inmates imprisoned in any jail in the state"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Iaquinta, Longstreth, Fleischauer, Jones, Stephens and Azinger:
     
H. B. 2165 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §59-1-10 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to death certificates of military veterans; providing for the issuance, without charge, of up to five certified copies of a veterans' death certificate by the clerk of the county commission"; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security then Finance.
By Delegates Morgan, Stephens and D. Poling:
     
H. B. 2166 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §47-11B-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the bond required for closing-out sales, fire sales and defunct business sales"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Ireland, Manypenny, Marcum, Miley, Skaff, Stowers and R. Phillips:
     
H. B. 2167 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-8D-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to creating the misdemeanor offense for child neglect by a parent, guardian or custodian which creates a substantial risk of bodily injury; penalties; and exceptions"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Ferns, Fleischauer, Iaquinta, Manchin, Miley and Poore:
     
H. B. 2168 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §33-15-14 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, to amend and reenact §33-16-10 of said code; to amend and reenact §33-24-43 of said code; to amend and reenact §33-25-20 of said code; and to amend and reenact §33-25A-31 of said code, all relating to permitting physical therapists, occupational therapists and the licensed assistants of nurse practitioners as being health care providers for insurance payment purposes; and prohibiting healthcare providers from discriminating, in any manner, against or refuse to treat any person based upon the manner by which that person became injured or sick"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Perry, P. Smith, Paxton, Marcum, Barill and Rowan:
     
H. B. 2169 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-20-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §18A-2-4 of said code; and to amend and reenact §18A-4-8 and §18A-4-8a of said code, all relating to school service personnel classification and compensation; modifying and updating certain classification titles; modifying certain pay grade levels; and providing for additional compensation in certain circumstances"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Morgan, Stephens, Hartman, Householder and Staggers:
     
H. B. 2170 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §30-1-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to professional licensing boards; modifying who has the authority to call meetings and administer oaths; clarifying the establishment of quorums; providing that persons who report violations in good faith are not subject to civil damages; requiring boards to maintain a business office open to the public; requiring board offices to be identified with a sign or directory on the building or in the entranceway or lobby of the building; requiring board members to adhere to ethical standards for appointed officials; and clarifying that boards may issue notices to cease and desist unlawful or unlicensed practice"; to the Committee on Government Organization.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Miley, Caputo, Pino, Overington and Sobonya:
     
H. B. 2171 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §29A-1-2 and §29A-1-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §29A-3-1a, §29A-3-4, §29A-3-6, §29A-3-8, §29A- 3-15, §29A-3-15a and §29A-3-15b of said code; and to amend said code by adding three new sections, designated §29A-3-1c, §29A-3-1d and §29A-3-9a, all relating to review of State Administrative Agency rule-making; defining terms; altering designation of types of rules that have not been approved by the Legislature and that are exempt from legislative review; establishing deadline for action by agency action for certain proposed rules before the rule is deemed withdrawn; requiring agency response to public comments; requiring all sections of a rule be filed when agency proposing rule amendment; providing for methodology for repeal of rules; establishing new publishing and rule- making requirements for certain Department of Health and Human Services policy manuals; providing new process for review and approval of legislative rules incorporating federal mandated requirements; revising emergency rule-making process to allow for public comment, more information, and extended comment period; providing new process for provisional legislative rules; and altering certain agency filing requirements"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Caputo, Miley, Marshall, Poore and Wells:
     
H. B. 2172 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §29B-1-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to redefining the term 'public record' as it is used in the Freedom of Information Act"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Miller, Reynolds and Morgan:
     
H. B. 2173 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §9-5-18 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to funeral expenses for indigent persons; and restricting payments for burial services of indigents to only those services provided by a funeral director licensed by West Virginia"; to the Committee on Government Organization.
By Delegates Skaff, Ferns, Lawrence, Reynolds, Pasdon, Andes, Stowers and Poore:
     
H. B. 2174 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §11-13CC-1, §11-13CC-2, §11-13CC-3, §11-13CC-4, §11-13CC-5 and §11-13CC-6, all relating to providing a tax credit for persons who graduate with a bachelor's or graduate degree in the area of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, nursing or teaching from any regionally accredited in-state or out-of-state higher education institution or any regionally accredited in-state community and technical college and who thereafter continue to reside in this state"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Manypenny, Fleischauer and Stephens:
     
H. B. 2175 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §21-11-20; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-38-20; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-40-29, all relating to continuing education; requiring certain licensees to take continuing education in green building"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Manypenny, Canterbury, Wells and Staggers:
     
H. B. 2176 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §24-2F-4 and §24-2F-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to interconnection and net-metering of customer-generators of renewable energy; providing ownership of renewable energy credits; and requiring the Public Service Commission to propose rules regarding net-metering and interconnection standards in this state"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Poore, Campbell, Morgan, Poling, D. and Hartman:
     
H. B. 2177 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated, §16-45-1, relating to authorizing the Department of Health and Human Resources in conjunction with the Division of Corrections to create a twelve-month pilot project to establish a responsible parent program; setting forth eligibility requirements; identifying instructional courses; and providing reporting and comparison requirements"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then Finance.
By Delegates Morgan and Stephens:
     
H. B. 2178 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-1-20, relating to authorizing licensing boards to require applicants to submit to criminal background checks; declaring the background checks do not violate public policy; requiring the background checks to be consistent with federal standards; providing rule-making authority; and providing a confidentiality provision"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Lane, Miller, E. Nelson, Armstead and Sobonya:
     
H. B. 2179 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §3-9-14, relating to absentee ballot fraud and providing felony criminal penalties"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Marshall, Miley and Moore:
     
H. B. 2180 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-15-9i of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §17A-3-4a, all relating to special equipment installed in a motor vehicle for the use of a person with physical disabilities; excluding that equipment from the sales and use tax; and excluding the value of equipment when determining the value of the vehicle for imposition of the tax on the privilege of effecting the certification of the title of the vehicle"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then Finance.
By Delegates Reynolds, Marcum, Manchin, Pino and Ferro:
     
H. B. 2181 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §15-12-2, §15-12-5 and §15-12-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §49-5-13b of said code, all relating to authorizing a court to require a convicted juvenile sex offender whose underlying offense constitutes a first or second degree sexual assault and who is sixteen years of age or older to register as a sex offender; and maintaining confidentiality of juvenile sex offender registration information except for disclosure to law enforcement, school administration and counsel until the juvenile attains the age of eighteen years"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Skaff, D. Poling, Pasdon, Andes, Caputo, Reynolds, Stowers and Morgan:
     
H. B. 2182 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §11-6L-1, §11-6L-2, §11-6L-3, §11-6L-4, §11-6L-5, §11-6L-6 and §11-6L-7; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §11-13DD-1, §11-13DD-2, §11-13DD-3, §11-13DD-4, §11-13DD-5, §11-13DD-6, §11-13DD-7, §11-13DD-8, §11-13DD-9, §11-13DD-10, §11-13DD-11, §11-13DD-12, §11-13DD-13, §11-13DD-14, §11-13DD-15, §11-13DD-16, §11-13DD-17 and §11-13DD-18, all relating to creating the West Virginia Innovation Free-Trade Business Technology Property Valuation Act and the West Virginia Innovation Free-Trade Tax Credit Act; defining terms; specifying method for valuation of certain property; providing for application to county assessors by specified date; providing procedure for protest and appeal of determination by county assessor; requiring the West Virginia Development Office to report to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance on the economic impact; specifying effective date; making legislative findings; allowing credits and exemptions from certain taxes; providing for computation of credit, application of credit and period for which credit is allowed; requiring application to claim credit; requiring that new jobs be good-paying jobs with health benefits; requiring identification of investment credit property and recomputation of credit in event of premature disposition of investment property; providing for forfeiture of unused tax credits and redetermination of credit allowed; imposing recapture tax under specified circumstances to recover state taxes and property taxes; allowing transfer of qualified investment to successors; providing for tax credit review and accountability; specifying effective date and termination date; providing rule-making authority; and providing a severability clause"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then Finance.
By Delegate Skaff:
     
H. B. 2183 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-1-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring all final actions by the Department of Environmental Protection regarding coal mine permits to be completed within six months after the applicant provides all information required for a final decision to be made on the application for a coal mining permit"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Caputo, Longstreth and D. Poling:
     
H. B. 2184 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §23-5-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring review and approval of final settlements of workers' compensation awards"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Caputo, Guthrie and Marshall:
     
H. B. 2185 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-16-7f; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-15-22; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-16-18; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-16D-17, all relating to insurance coverage; and requiring coverage of spouses and dependents for pregnancy and contraceptive services"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Fleischauer and Miley:
     
H. B. 2186 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18A-5-9; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §18B-1-12, all relating to the protection of the academic speech of professional educators"; to the Committee on Education.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Miley, Caputo, Longstreth, Marshall and Morgan:
     
H. B. 2187 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-16-7f; that said code be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-15-22; that said code be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-16- 18; and that said code be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-16D-17, all relating to prohibiting gender discrimination in health care insurance plans"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Sumner, Howell, Sobonya and Miller:
     
H. B. 2188 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §15-2B-6 and §15-2B-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to DNA testing of persons arrested for certain offenses, storing of DNA samples from sexual assault victims and expungement of samples absent a conviction"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Howell, Rowan, Evans, A. and Miley:
     
H. B. 2189 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §50-1-9a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to creating a magistrate court deputy clerk for Mineral county"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Morgan, Perdue, Ferro, Stephens and Poore:
     
H. B. 2190 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-2-25 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission; and requiring the commission to propose legislative rules concerning concussions"; to the Committee on Education then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Miley and Caputo:
     
H. B. 2191 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §9A-5-1, §9A-5-2, §9A-5-3, §9A-5-4, §9A-5-5, §9A-5-6 and §9A-5-7, all relating to establishment of the West Virginia Board of Veteran Education and Support; and authorizing powers and membership"; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security then Finance.
By Delegates Miley, Fleischauer and Ellem:
     
H. B. 2192 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §55-7A-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing parental liability for the willful, malicious or criminal acts of their juvenile children; eliminating the limitation on actual damages to out-of-pocket loss"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Miley and Caputo:
     
H. B. 2193 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §20-2-28 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to exempting nonresident property owners and their families from hunting, trapping and fishing license requirements when they are hunting, trapping or fishing on their own land"; to the Committee on Natural Resources then Finance.
By Delegates Morgan, Staggers and Swartzmiller:
     
H. B. 2194 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §6B-2-5c, relating to authorizing the Ethics Commission to promulgate a legislative rule establishing guidelines under which a member of a state professional licensing board may serve concurrently as an officer of a state professional association"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Miley, Lawrence, Smith, P. and Poore:
     
H. B. 2195 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-8C-1 and §61-8C-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to crimes and their punishment; filming of sexually explicit conduct of minors; Legislative findings; including 'lascivious' and 'child erotica' in definitions; and criminal penalties"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Miley, Lawrence, Caputo and Poore:
     
H. B. 2196 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §15-12-10 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the sex offender registration; requiring registration and updating of information in the offender's county of residence; and adding an internal code reference"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Miley, Longstreth, Barill, Jones, Stowers, Manchin and Boggs:
     
H. B. 2197 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §49-1-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to child abuse and neglect; clarifying that a child who is physically healthy and presumed safe is a neglected child if the child is habitually absent from school without good cause"; to the Committee on Education then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Miley, Moore, Poore and Lane:
     
H. B. 2198 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §62-11D-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to polygraph examinations required as a condition of supervision for certain sex offenders released on probation, parole or supervised release; amending the number of polygraph examinations that may be conducted by an examiner within a twenty-four hour period; and amending the number of conclusive examinations that may be conducted on a sex offender by the same examiner within one year"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Miley and Manchin:
     
H. B. 2199 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §50-1-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing salaries of magistrates who serve populations of eight thousand four hundred or more to sixty percent of the salary of circuit court judges"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Ashley and Manchin:
     
H. B. 2200 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §11-13DD-1, §11-13DD-2, §11-13DD-3, §11-13DD-4, §11-13DD-5, §11-13DD-6, §11-13DD-7, §11-13DD-8, §11-13DD-9, §11-13DD-10, §11-13DD-11, §11-13DD-12 and §11-13DD-13, all relating to authorizing a tax credit against business franchise tax, corporate net income tax or personal income tax for eligible expenditures incurred in placing in service a residential or nonresidential energy-efficient building; defining terms; establishing the amount of tax credit permitted; authorizing rulemaking; and requiring reports to be made"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Ashley, Boggs and Miley:
     
H. B. 2201 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §49-6-5b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §61-8D-1 and §61-8D-4 of said code, all relating to child abuse and neglect; providing additional conditions for which the Department of Health and Human Resources is mandated to file a petition to terminate parental rights; extending the definition of neglect to include cohabiting with registered sex offenders; and criminal penalties"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Boggs, Caputo, Manchin, Perdue, Pino, Sumner and Williams:
     
H. B. 2202 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-21-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to exempting all income received by retired state employees from the Public Employees Retirement System and by retired teachers from the Teachers Retirement System from personal income tax"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegates Boggs, Caputo, Manchin, Perdue, Pino, Sumner and Williams:
     
H. B. 2203 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-10-22l; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-7A-26w, all relating to providing a one-time supplement to retired public employees and teachers seventy years of age or older equal to three percent of their retirement benefits; setting forth conditions; and providing for exceptions"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegates Boggs, Ireland and Reynolds:
     
H. B. 2204 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-21-10b, relating to allowing a credit against state personal income tax for the purchase of new wood or pellet stove; allowing a tax credit for the purchase of wood pellets within West Virginia; and establishing the qualifying performance criteria for those stoves"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then Finance.
By Delegates Boggs, Swartzmiller and Walters:
     
H. B. 2205 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §31-15A-2 and §31-15A-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to infrastructure projects funded by the West Virginia Infrastructure Fund; providing definitions; specifying that infrastructure projects providing broadband services facilities be included in infrastructure projects eligible for funding; including the feasibility of inclusion of broadband transmission lines concomitant with the construction of new roads; providing that construction of broadband transmission lines may be funded from the infrastructure road improvement reserve account within the Infrastructure Fund; increasing the limitation of the amount of funds which may be annually transferred to the account"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then Finance.
By Delegates Iaquinta, Perdue, Boggs, Azinger, Hamilton, Ferro, Walters and Caputo:
     
H. B. 2206 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-1E-6 relating to requiring the Office of Healthy Lifestyles to create and administer the 'West Virginia Winner' program to promote healthy living and improve lifestyle and increase longevity of West Virginia residents by participating in various athletic and cultural events in the fifty-five counties; setting forth the types of athletic and cultural events that may be included in the program; establishing competitive and noncompetitive bidding requirements; permitting county commissions to determine the types of events to hold; setting forth who may participate in the events; providing for winners in different age groups; establishing districts to be comprised of eleven counties each; and setting participant fee schedules for individuals, businesses, schools and other organizations"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then Finance.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2207 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §19-2H-1, §19-2H-2 and §19-2H-3, all relating to creating the 'Genetically Engineered Organism Liability Act'; making legislative findings; creating liability for injuries arising from the release of genetically engineered organisms into the environment; providing that liability is nonwaivable; and defines a term"; to the Committee on Agriculture then Finance.
By Delegates Manypenny, Longstreth and Perdue:
     
H. B. 2208 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-11-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to prohibiting underground injection of coal slurry in new permits or modifications and renewals of existing permits"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2209 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §7-10-6, relating to the control of potentially dangerous wild animals, as specified, to protect the public against health and safety risks and to establish criminal penalties"; to the Committee on Natural Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Manypenny, Fleischauer and Guthrie:
     
H. B. 2210 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §24-2G-1, §24-2G-2, §24-2G-3, §24-2G-4, §24-2G-5, §24-2G-6, §24-2G-7, §24-2G-8, §24-2G-9, §24-2G-10 and §24-2G-11, all relating to energy efficiency for electric and gas utilities and their customers; defining terms; establishing required energy efficiency programs and plans; setting forth time tables; establishing targets and goals; identifying certain metering and grid technologies; providing for revenue sharing; establishing penalties; providing for customer self direct option; allowing for administration by third-party entities; and providing for $600,000 in special license fees for implementation purposes"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2211 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §22-15B-1, §22-15B-2, §22-15B-3, §22-15B-4, §22-15B-5, §22-15B-6, §22- 15B-7, §22-15B-8, §22-15B-9, §22-15B-10, §22-15B-11, §22-15B-12, §22-15B-13, §22-15B-14, §22- 15B-15, §22-15B-16, §22-15B-17 and §22-15B-18, all relating to the imposition of advanced recovery fees on consumers for the purchase of electronic devices; definitions; administration by the Department of Environmental Protection; the creation of an E-Cycle Fund account; fee schedules for authorized collectors and recyclers and disbursements to authorized collectors, recyclers and manufacturers; manufacturer responsibilities; establishment of electronic device drop off centers in each county; civil penalties and sanctions; requirements when exporting covered electronic devices; and rule-making authority"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Barill, Campbell, Caputo, Fleischauer, Manchin, Marshall, Moore and Pasdon:
     
H. B. 2212 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §50-1-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to adding a magistrate to Monongalia County"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Longstreth and Guthrie:
     
H. B. 2213 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §30-40-7, §30-40-11, §30-40-12 and §30-40-13 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-40-29, all relating to requiring applicants for, and holders of, licenses under the West Virginia Real Estate License Act to successfully pass criminal history record checks; granting the West Virginia Real Estate Commission with the authority to perform the criminal history record checks; requiring the applicants and licensees to cover the costs of performing the criminal history record checks; and providing rule-making authority"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Howell, Canterbury, Miller, Sobonya, Ellem, Sumner, R. Phillips, J. Nelson, and R. Smith:
     
H. B. 2214 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §22-29-1, §22-29-2, §22-29-3 and §22-29-4, all relating to creating the Intrastate Coal and Use Act; establishing that the environmental regulation of coal and certain coal products mined and used within the state are exclusively regulated by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection; stating the legislative authority; and defining terms"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Miller, Sobonya and E. Nelson:
     
H. B. 2215 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §3-1-34 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to voting procedures; and requiring a voter to present an identifying document which contains the name, address and a photograph of that person"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Miller, Sobonya and Sumner:
     
H. B. 2216 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §2-1-3, relating to the preservation of rights guaranteed by the West Virginia Constitution and the United States Constitution when deciding the comity of a legal decision in a foreign country, the choice of law used for contractual interpretations and choice of forum; exempting businesses; making legislative findings; stating public policy; defining a term; and providing a severability provision"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Miller, Sumner, Sobonya and Ashley:
     
H. B. 2217 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-24-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to reducing the corporate net income tax rate to five and nine-tenths percent effective July 1, 2013"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Miller, Sobonya, Sumner and Kump:
     
H. B. 2218 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §15-1-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to restricting certain aid to the Armed Forces of the United States by West Virginia agencies and employees that would place them in violation of the United States Constitution, the Constitution of West Virginia, any provision of the Code of West Virginia, any act of the Legislature or any rule in the West Virginia Code of State Rules"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Staggers, Ellington and Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2219 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5-16-23 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing that members of the Legislature whose only income is their legislative compensation are eligible for coverage under the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance health coverage plan"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then Finance.
By Delegates Rowan, Sobonya, Romine and Andes:
     
H. B. 2220 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §15-12-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §62-11D-3 of said code, all relating to sex offenders; prohibiting sexual offenders from residing within one thousand feet of a school or childcare facility; requiring persons, as a condition of probation, parole or supervised release, convicted of sexual crimes against a minor be subject to global positional system monitoring for life; and providing for a felony penalty"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Craig, Reynolds and Andes:
     
H. B. 2221 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-5-18a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to limiting the student to teacher ratio in kindergarten through sixth grades"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Craig, Stowers, Morgan, Miller, Andes and Reynolds:
     
H. B. 2222 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22A-2-66 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the elimination of a fixed fine amount and permiting the Director of the Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training flexibility when determining the appropriate penalty to impose against operators who fail to provide immediate notice upon the occurrence of a mining accident"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Gearheart, Ellington and Moore:
     
H. B. 2223 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-8-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to compulsory school attendance; and providing that five unexcused occasions on which a student is tardy for school may equal one unexcused absence"; to the Committee on Education.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Marshall and Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2224 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18B-7-12a, relating to requiring governing boards of all state colleges, universities and community colleges, both public and private, to submit plans detailing how paid childbirth leave of at least six weeks would be made available to nine-month faculty employees; requiring governing boards to study the paid childbirth plans at other institutions around the country and consult with affected faculty members of both genders before submitting their plans; requiring that plans also specify how leaves would be funded and include proposed rules for using paid childbirth leave; and requiring the plans to identify the types of employees the plans would cover and identify any particular groups of employees to be excluded be identified and an explanation for their exclusion"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Fleischauer and Pino:
     
H. B. 2225 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §5-30-1, §5-30-2, §5-30-3, §5-30-4, §5-30-5, §5-30-6, §5-30-7 and §5-30-8; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §7-1-16; and to amend and reenact §8- 5-10 of said code, all relating to procedures for the transfer of power when certain elected officials are unable to fulfill the duties of their office; creating a procedure for the transfer of power due to disability or unavailability of the elected members of the Board of Public Works; requiring designation of chain of succession and waiver of HIPAA rights for certain elected officials; creating the disability evaluation panel; declaring procedures for voluntary temporary transfer of power and involuntary transfer of power; defining the process for reevaluation of findings by the disability evaluation panel; establishing procedures for declaration of unavailability; requiring that certain determinations be published in the State Register; providing for review of the disability evaluation panel's determinations by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia; directing the Supreme Court to create procedural rules pertaining to the review; requiring continuation of salary and insurance for certain disabled and unavailable elected officials; requiring counties to create a procedure for the transfer of power due to disability or unavailability; and requiring municipalities to create a procedure for the transfer of power due to disability or unavailability"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Caputo, Boggs, Staggers, Manypenny, Moye, Ferro, Fleischauer and Longstreth:
     
H. B. 2226 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §15-2-5a, relating to requiring compensation be made to certain members of the State Police for off-duty time when they are required to be on standby to be called back to work; requiring off duty State Police officers who are called back to work or appear in court be compensated a minimum amount; and providing a housing cost stipend for those officers who reside in and are assigned to one of the top five counties in median monthly housing costs"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegate Cowles:
     
H. B. 2227 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §7-2-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the minimum number of magisterial districts in a county from three to four"; to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Marshall, Manypenny and Williams:
     
H. B. 2228 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §18B-2D-1, §18B-2D-2, §18B-2D-3 and §18B-2D-4, all relating to creating the Higher Education Merit Screening Advisory Committee; setting forth the purpose, composition and member terms of the committee; exempting committee meetings from the open meeting law; setting forth the compensation and expenses of the members; and establishing powers and duties of the committee"; to the Committee on Education.
By Delegates Cowles, Stowers and Miller:
     
H. B. 2229 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-14C-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to exempting special fuel and propane used for home heating purposes from the motor fuel excise tax"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2230 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §16-8A-1, §16-8A-2, §16-8A-3, §16-8A-4, §16-8A-5, §16-8A-6, §16-8A-7, §16-8A-8, §16-8A-9, §16-8A-10, §16-8A-11, §16-8A-12, §16-8A-13, §16-8A-14, §16-8A-15, §16-8A-16, §16-8A-17, §16-8A-18, §16-8A-19, §16-8A-20, §16-8A-21, §16-8A-22, §16-8A-23 and §16-8A-24, all relating to creating the 'Compassionate Use Act for Medical Cannabis'; providing for protections for the medical use of cannabis; limitations of article; prohibiting discrimination; authorizing addition of debilitating medical conditions; registration of qualifying patients and designated care givers; issuance of registry identification cards; affirmative defense and dismissal for medical marihuana; providing misdemeanor offense and criminal penalties for disclosing certain information; and otherwise providing for the enforcement of this article"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Williams, Hartman and Sumner:
     
H. B. 2231 - "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 provides an effective date"; to the Committee on Agriculture then Finance.
By Delegates Caputo, Boggs, Staggers, Poling, D. and Hamilton:
     
H. B. 2232 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §15-2-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring the Superintendent of the State Police to develop a plan to increase the number of troopers to a minimum of eight hundred troopers by July 1, 2015"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Gearheart, Ellington and Householder:
     
H. B. 2233 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-9D-15 and §18-9D-16 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to the School Building Authority; eliminating local participation in funding school construction projects and the associated limited funding reserve; eliminating certain regional planning activities when evaluating proposed construction projects; eliminating the requirement of a county board's efforts in school bond issues being a consideration when evaluating proposed projects; eliminating the requirement that counties receive explanations detailing the authority's decision concerning the funding of projects; requiring funds awarded by the School Building Authority must be consistent with the evaluation report of the School Building Authority; and declaring certain documents related to funding consideration to be public documents and available to the public upon request"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Gearheart and Ellington:
     
H. B. 2234 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-15-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to exempting nonprofit, tax exempt corporations or organizations affiliated with a church or association of churches from consumer sales and service tax"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegate Staggers:
     
H. B. 2235 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §60A-3-309, relating to prohibiting the prescription of oxycontin extended release or fentanyl patches unless those items contain naloxone to be released only on alteration of the delivery vehicle; requiring those substances be directly prescribed by a licensed practitioner with Schedule II privileges and directly monitored by a licensed physician or nurse at least monthly; and providing penalties, including being a felony for a third offense"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Paxton:
     
H. B. 2236 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-2-5b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §18A-4-4 of said code, all relating to providing a salary supplement for providers of Medicaid eligible services in the public schools and the financing thereof"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegate Staggers:
     
H. B. 2237 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §16-5X-1, §16-5X-2 and §16-5X-3, all relating to a requirement that physicians and other licensed prescribers offer the drug Naloxone to their patients who are prescribed opiates for chronic pain or patients who are engaged in methadone or suboxone treatment programs in order that the medication be readily available in the event of an accidental overdose and, therefore, lifesaving; education of patient and family or caregivers"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Perdue:
     
H. B. 2238 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §27-1B-1, §27-1B-2, §27-1B-3, §27-1B-4, §27-1B-5 and §27-1B-6, all relating to involuntary treatment for drug and alcohol abuse; making legislative findings; providing a procedure for the commitment of persons suffering from alcohol or drug abuse; setting forth the criteria for extended involuntary treatment; requiring a probable cause hearing; setting forth the rights of persons subject to involuntary treatment; limiting those who may petition for involuntary treatment; setting forth what a petition must contain; requiring a payment guarantee by the petitioner; and requiring annual reports be made to the Governor and the Legislature"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2239 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-5B-18; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §30-3-19, all relating to requiring doctors and hospitals to bill patients within one year of when the goods and services were provided; and requiring doctors and hospitals to state with specificity any charges identified as miscellaneous"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Rowan:
     
H. B. 2240 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-10-33, relating to making it unlawful for a physician performing an abortion that results in the delivery of a living child to intentionally allow or cause the child to die; requiring physicians to take certain actions depending on whether the child is viable or not; outlining the circumstances that apply in such instances; defining the term 'child'; creating a felony penalty; and establishing an effective date"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Ferro:
     
H. B. 2241 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §55-7B-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to adding pharmacist and pharmacy to the definition of 'health care provider' as used in the Medical Professional Liability Act"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Azinger:
     
H. B. 2242 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-5B-18, relating to requiring abortion facilities to have certain written policies and procedures"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Azinger:
     
H. B. 2243 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §16-2M-1, relating to requiring abortions be performed in a hospital or only by a physician with admitting privileges to a hospital; providing an exception for a medical emergency; providing definitions; requiring reporting requirements of abortion or reproductive health centers; providing license suspension for failure to report; and providing for professional disciplinary action, injunctive relief, damages and civil and criminal penalties for violations"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2244 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §60A-2-201 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing that a plant based substance or biological organism which has been scientifically studied and determined to provide any potential medical benefit may not be designated or rescheduled as a Class I or II controlled substance"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Iaquinta:
     
H. B. 2245 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §17C-11B-1, §17C-11B-2, §17C-11B-3, §17C-11B-4, §17C-11B-5 and §17C-11B-6, all relating to requiring the use of helmets by skateboarders; making legislative findings; defining terms; setting forth requirements for helmets; setting forth requirements for the sale of helmets; and establishing monetary penalties"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Sumner:
     
H. B. 2246 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §20-2-42b and §20-2-42f of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to fishing licenses; providing that a Class B resident fishing license is effective one year from the date of purchase; and a Class F nonresident fishing license is effective one year from the date of purchase"; to the Committee on Natural Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Marshall, Barill, Fleischauer and Pasdon:
     
H. B. 2247 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18B-4-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to residency requirements for persons appointed as campus police officers"; to the Committee on Education then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Iaquinta, Longstreth, Stephens and Azinger:
     
H. B. 2248 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §9A-1-11b, relating to establishing a program to promote veteran friendly communities; requiring the Division of Veterans Affairs, in consultation with the Veteran's Council, to implement a program to assist and encourage the development of veteran friendly services, benefits and assistance available to veterans; setting forth what the program must contain; permitting the division to solicit the cooperation, assistance and counsel of nonprofit organizations representing municipalities and counties; and requiring annual reports"; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security then Finance.
By Delegate Azinger:
     
H. B. 2249 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5-10-24 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring that the annuity option of a modified joint and survivor annuity be the default option for retirees in the Public Employees Retirement System unless the spouse of the retiring member approves a different annuity option"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegates Marshall, Moore, Guthrie and Moye:
     
H. B. 2250 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18C-3-1a, relating to providing loan and loan forgiveness programs for nurses, social workers, dentists and hygienists; creating the Nursing, Social Worker, Dentist and Hygienist Education Student Loan Fund; determining the eligibility requirements to receive a loan; determining the eligibility requirements to have $5,000 of a loan to be cancelled; requiring reports to be submitted; and setting forth what those reports are to contain"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Guthrie and Moore:
     
H. B. 2251 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §21A-6-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to unemployment compensation generally and providing for the payment of unemployment compensation when a person misses work due to domestic violence"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Marshall, Staggers and Poore:
     
H. B. 2252 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §21-5E-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to authorizing the equal pay commission to study the 'glass ceiling' concept and to make recommendations as appropriate based on its findings"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Caputo, D. Poling, Swartzmiller, Manchin, Hamilton, Longstreth, Guthrie and Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2253 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §60-2-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to enforcement officers employed by the office of West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner being included in the classified service under the Civil Service System"; to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.
By Delegates Manypenny and Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2254 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-6A-18 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection to order the operator of a gas and oil operation whose operations have resulted in contamination, diminution or interruption of a water supply for domestic or agricultural purposes to provide an emergency, temporary and permanent water supply and pay costs; requiring operators to pretest water wells and domestic springs within three thousand five hundred feet of the center of the well pad prior to drilling; continuing the obligation of operator to provide water supply pending final resolution of litigation; and modifying the defenses to the rebuttable presumption that the drilling or oil and gas well, or both, is the proximate cause of any contamination, diminution or interruption of water wells or springs"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Manypenny, Fleischauer, Manchin, Swartzmiller, Boggs and Canterbury:
     
H. B. 2255 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §22-6A-6a, relating to studying injection induced seismic activity associated with horizontal well drilling and waste injection sites; development of guidelines for monitoring seismic activity; and rulemaking"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Manypenny and Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2256 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §22-26-8a, relating to establishing a cradle to grave monitoring system for withdrawals of water used in the development of natural wells drilled to the Marcellus shale geologic formation; requiring the use of hydrants with a backflow preventer; authorizing rulemaking; and authorizing fee collection"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Manypenny, Rowan and Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2257 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §22-6A-21a, relating to the creation of a publicly available database that documents and maintains specific, up to date information on all horizontally drilled wells in the state"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Manypenny, Longstreth and Rowan:
     
H. B. 2258 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-6-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §22-6A-12 of said code, all relating to requiring the center of all new gas wells to be more than one thousand feet from water wells or dwellings or six hundred twenty- five feet from the edge of the well pad to water wells or dwellings, whichever is further"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2259 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §4-1-5b, relating to requiring persons giving testimony or providing information to the Legislature to attest to the truthfulness of the testimony or information; providing who may administer the oath; defining a term; and providing penalties"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2260 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-6A-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to prohibiting the drilling of horizontal oil and gas wells beneath abandoned wells; and prohibiting fracking within five hundred feet of an abandoned well"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Manypenny and Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2261 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §25-1-4a, relating to requiring hospitals and other medical service providers to bill Medicaid for eligible inmate hospital and professional services"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then Finance.
By Delegates Manypenny, Moye, Longstreth, Rowan and Staggers:
     
H. B. 2262 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-6A-16 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring operators of natural gas wells and surface owners to enter into surface use agreements; setting forth the requirements of an agreement; providing exceptions; setting forth the rights and responsibilities of operators and surface owners; requiring operators to give notice of drilling activities; requiring a bond or other surety to be posted; establishing a cause of action; permitting damages; and permitting activities necessary to protect health, safety or the environment"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Manypenny, Rowan and Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2263 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §36-3-8a, relating to permitting surface owners to receive a two percent royalty for minerals extracted below the surface of their property; and permitting a two percent royalty for certain surface owners"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Manypenny, Rowan and Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2264 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §36-3-8a, relating to requiring mineral lessors to disclose to surface owners and persons financing the purchase of the surface regarding the impact the mineral extraction will have on the surface owner and the value of the surface property"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Fleischauer, L. Phillips, Campbell, Poore, Marshall and Barill:
     
H. B. 2265 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-9F-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §18-28-2 of said code, all relating to the School Access Safety Act; requiring public, private, parochial and church schools to include sports injury protocols in their crisis response plans; and requiring the State Board of Education to promulgate a legislative rule incorporating protocols for sports injuries that occur on school property; setting forth what the protocols must include; and establishing a date by which schools must file the plans to their respective county boards of education"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Perry, Moore, P. Smith, Sumner and Stowers:
     
H. B. 2266 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-10-22l; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-7A-26w, all relating to providing a yearly bonus payable in July of every year starting in 2013 for retired public school teachers and state retirees"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegates Moye, Stephens, Morgan, Perdue and Reynolds:
     
H. B. 2267 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §19-1-11, relating to the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program; making legislative findings and intent; creating the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Fund; and requesting additional funds to be added to the fund"; to the Committee on Agriculture then Finance.
By Delegates Moye, Perry, Williams, Perdue, Staggers and Hamilton:
     
H. B. 2268 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-21-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the maximum personal income tax exemption for persons over the age of sixty-five and for persons who are totally disabled"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Marshall, Barill, Iaquinta and Longstreth:
     
H. B. 2269 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-5-17a, relating to making it a crime to prevent or obstruct an individual from contacting emergency service personnel or law-enforcement officers in the reporting of an unlawful act; defining a term; and providing for criminal penalties"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Iaquinta, Skaff, Marshall and Rowan:
     
H. B. 2270 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §48-27-505 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the effective period for domestic violence protective orders; increasing the effective period for domestic violence protective orders in cases not involving aggravating factors from ninety days or six months to six months or one year; and increasing the effective period for a domestic violence protective order in cases where aggravating factors are proven from one year to two years"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Skaff, Campbell, Ferns, Staggers, Moye and Stephens:
     
H. B. 2271 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-21-8i, relating to retaining nursing educators; providing a tax credit up to $3,500 for full-time nursing faculty members in the state; establishing the criteria for taking the credit; granting rule-making authority to the State Tax Commissioner; and defining terms"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Skaff and Manchin:
     
H. B. 2272 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §3-6-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating write-in candidates when electronic voting systems are used"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Iaquinta, Longstreth, Pethtel, Rowan, Ferro, Walters and Jones:
     
H. B. 2273 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §15-1F-12, relating to limiting the liability of certain military personnel who respond to local emergencies and calls for assistance, unless the act is determined to be willful and wanton or constitutes gross negligence"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Rowan, Canterbury, Sumner, Romine and Hamilton:
     
H. B. 2274 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-21-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the maximum personal income tax exemption for persons over the age of sixty-five and for persons who are totally disabled"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Hamilton, Stowers, Canterbury, D. Poling, Guthrie, Azinger and A. Evans:
     
H. B. 2275 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5-10-18 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing a one year window to permit members of the public employees retirement system to purchase credited service that had been previously forfeited"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Guthrie, Marshall and Poore:
     
H. B. 2276 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-21-12j; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-24-25, all relating to the creation of a tax incentive to dental practitioners to perform dental services at no cost to indigent patients; providing a decreasing modification reducing federal gross income; providing a decreasing modification reducing federal taxable income; defining terms; providing amount of decreasing modifications; requiring a schedule to be filed with a tax return to receive the decreasing modifications; and providing authority for rule making"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then Finance.
By Delegates Caputo, Guthrie, Barill, Fleischauer, Manypenny, Boggs, Hamilton, Pethtel, Marshall and D. Poling:
     
H. B. 2277 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §21-16-1, §21-16-2, §21-16-3, §21-16-4, §21-16-5 and §21-16-6, all relating to discouraging employers from closing call centers and other customer service operations in West Virginia and relocating overseas; notice requirement; and civil penalties"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Caputo, Pino, Guthrie and Poore:
     
H. B. 2278 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §53-8-101, §53-8-201, §53-8-202, §53-8-203, §53-8-204, §53-8-205, §53-8- 301, §53-8-302, §53-8-303, §53-8-304, §53-8-305, §53-8-306, §53-8-307, §53-8-308, §53-8-309, §53- 8-310, §53-8-311, §53-8-401, §53-8-501, §53-8-502, §53-8-503, §53-8-504, §53-8-505, §53-8-506, §53-8-507, §53-8-508, §53-8-601, §53-8-701, §53-8-801, §53-8-802, §53-8-901, §53-8-902, §53-8- 903, §53-8-904, §53-8-1001, §53-8-1101, §53-8-1102 and §53-8-1103; and to amend and reenact §62- 1C-17c of said code, all relating to the protection of nonfamily or nonhousehold members from sexual offenses, stalking and harassment including criminal charges and penalties"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Azinger and D. Poling:
     
H. B. 2279 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17-24A-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to towing companies notifying the Division of Motor Vehicles of abandoned vehicles that have been towed and levying a penalty against the owner of the abandoned vehicle if the fees for towing are not paid in full"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2280 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §36-3-8a, relating to requiring persons who are not members of the American Association of Professional Landmen to have two years or more of experience in contracting for oil and gas leases before being able to represent lessors in the exploration or development of natural gas in the Marcellus Shale geologic formation; requiring those persons to also successfully complete an ethics class; making findings; defining a term; and establishing monetary penalties"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Paxton, Caputo and Moye:
     
H. B. 2281 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18A-4-8a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to school service personnel; and increasing the pay grade of cafeteria managers"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Ellem and Moore:
     
H. B. 2282 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-11-5b, relating to prohibiting the use of a person's credit history for insurance purposes"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Ellem, Hamilton, Poling, D. and Anderson:
     
H. B. 2283 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §20-2-54 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to license for privately owned commercial shooting preserves; and providing that the amount of required acreage for bird hunting preserves may be one hundred acres"; to the Committee on Natural Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Ellem, Hamilton, Sumner, Rowan, Howell, Walters, Romine and Ellington:
     
H. B. 2284 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-21-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to exempting social security benefits from West Virginia personal income"; to the Committee on Senior Citizen Issues then Finance.
By Delegates Williams and Hartman:
     
H. B. 2285 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §55-7-15 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing immunity from civil liability hospital volunteers who in good faith render emergency care at a hospital, without remuneration, from civil liability for rendering those services"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Skaff, Ferro, Stowers and Hamilton:
     
H. B. 2286 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5B-2F-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to permitting the Division of Energy to develop an energy related public relations campaign focused on educating Washington, D.C. about West Virginia coal and its positive impact on the eastern seaboard"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Iaquinta, Skaff and Walters:
     
H. B. 2287 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §50-2-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the jurisdiction of magistrate courts; and increasing the upper jurisdictional amount in controversy from $5,000 to $12,000"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Perdue, Lawrence, Marshall, Moye, Poore, Ferns, Ellington and Rowan:
     
H. B. 2288 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §61-12A-1, §61-12A-2, §61-12A-3 and §61-12A-4, all relating to the creation of the Unintentional Pharmaceutical Drug Overdose Fatality Review Team under the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; making legislative findings; setting forth membership of the team; setting forth responsibilities of the team; identifying actions that the team may not take; providing that team members serve without additional compensation and may not be reimbursed for expenses; requiring an annual report be submitted to the Governor and Legislature; providing for the confidentiality of the team's proceedings, records and opinions; setting forth record-keeping requirements; requiring other state agencies, hospitals and other health agencies to cooperate with the team; and granting rule-making authority"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then Government Organization.
By Delegates Fleischauer and Lawrence:
     
H. B. 2289 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-5-48, relating to county boards of education; requiring county boards to provide transportation to and from school for each school child that needs or desires transportation; requiring county boards to establish, maintain and adhere to schedules for the transportation of students to and from school; and requiring new bus routes adhere to specific time periods between initial pick up and final drop off of a student"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Ferro, Fleischauer, Stowers, Pethtel and Lawrence:
     
H. B. 2290 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5-1-20 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring reports to the Governor from state agencies to be made available electronically via the Internet"; to the Committee on Government Organization.
By Delegate Iaquinta:
     
H. B. 2291 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-8-1b, relating to the denial of course credits for unexcused absences in school"; to the Committee on Education.
By Delegate Iaquinta:
     
H. B. 2292 - "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 Iaquinta, Longstreth, D. Poling, Walters and Miley:
     
H. B. 2293 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §20-2-54 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to license for privately owned commercial shooting preserves; and providing that the amount of required acreage for bird hunting preserves may be one hundred acres"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Ferns, Williams, Perdue, Perry, Phillips, R. and Ferro:
     
H. B. 2294 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-7-16, relating to the transport and storage of firearms in private vehicles; definition; providing that rules or policies shall not be established that prohibit a person's lawful transport or storage of a firearm or ammunition; civil actions for violations; recovery for employees discharged for violation of rule or policy prohibited by section; limitation on liability; and exemptions"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Cowles and Overington:
     
H. B. 2295 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §5A-3-10d, relating to prohibiting project labor agreements on state-funded construction contracts"; to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.
By Delegates Cowles, Miller, L. Phillips and Lawrence:
     
H. B. 2296 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §49-2-12a, relating to establishing a bill of rights for children in foster care"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Cowles and Stowers:
     
H. B. 2297 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §49-2-12b, relating to establishing a bill of rights for foster parents"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Cowles, Stowers and Sobonya:
     
H. B. 2298 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §49-7-26 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the responsibilities of prosecuting attorneys when representing the Department of Health and Human Resources"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Poore, Moore, Guthrie, Wells and Skaff:
     
H. B. 2299 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §33-4B-1, §33-4B-2, §33-4B-3 and §33-4B-4, all relating to requiring certain insurance companies to participate in information data matches with the Bureau of Child Support Enforcement for the purpose of establishing, modifying and enforcing child support, spousal support and medical support; requiring certain insurance companies to pay the Bureau of Child Support Enforcement for past-due child support instead of the claimant; granting income withholding notice for past-due support to have priority over all other liens or levies upon the payment with certain exceptions; requiring medical insurance reporting; defining terms; establishing limitation of liability for those insurance companies; and providing civil penalties"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Reynolds, Fleischauer, Lawrence, Sobonya, Caputo, Ellem, Poore and Skaff:
     
H. B. 2300 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §15-14-1, §15-14-2 and §15-14-3, all relating to regulation of the use of Internet by children"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Reynolds, Ferns, R. Phillips, Skaff, Stowers, Barill, Campbell, Moye and L. Phillips:
     
H. B. 2301 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §33-17A-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to prohibiting declination or termination of property insurance based solely upon a home owner's possession of a certain breed of dog; and providing exception"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Manypenny, Barill and Williams:
     
H. B. 2302 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-21-12j, relating to personal income tax; providing a personal income tax modification for retirees who are in long-term care facilities who also receive retirement or investment income; and defining a term"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegate Miller:
     
H. B. 2303 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-2-7d, relating to requiring all high schools to teach fetal development; and stating that the requirement may not be construed as approving abortion"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Manypenny, Barill, Fleischauer and Longstreth:
     
H. B. 2304 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-5-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to adding air pollution from oil and gas facilities, wells, pipelines and tanks to the coordinated statewide program of air pollution prevention"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Manypenny, Moye and Poore:
     
H. B. 2305 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §16-45-1, §16-45-2, §16-45-3, §16-45-4, §16-45-5 and §16-45-6; and to amend and reenact §46A-6-102 of said code, all relating to creating the 'BPA-Free Kids Act'; prohibiting the manufacture, sale, and distribution of infant formula or baby food stored in a plastic container, jar, or can containing bisphenol A; prohibiting the manufacture, sale, and distribution of any reusable food or beverage container containing bisphenol A; enforcement and penalties; and legislative rules"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Cowles:
     
H. B. 2306 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §16-3-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to clarifying that the Legislature is the sole authority regarding compulsory immunizations and exemptions from same"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then Government Organization.
By Delegates Cowles, Hamilton, Andes, Howell, Pasdon, Ellington, Azinger, Storch and Ireland:
     
H. B. 2307 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-24-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to corporation net income tax; and reducing the tax rate to five and nine-tenths percent effective January 1, 2013"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Cowles, Miller, Overington and Espinosa:
     
H. B. 2308 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-22-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the excise tax on the privilege of transferring real property; and providing that the tax be used to reimburse counties for regional jail fees"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Paxton and Stowers:
     
H. B. 2309 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18A-4-14 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to prohibiting schools and boards of education from assigning a teacher additional responsibilities during planning periods without that teacher's consent"; to the Committee on Education then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Paxton, Caputo, Boggs and Stowers:
     
H. B. 2310 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §51-2-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to authorizing an additional circuit court judge for the Fifth Judicial Circuit consisting of Calhoun, Jackson, Mason and Roane counties"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Manypenny and Perdue:
     
H. B. 2311 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §9-5-22; and amending and reenacting §9-9-3 of said code, all relating to permitting the state to opt out of a federal statute that would otherwise not allow a state resident who has been convicted of a felony involving a controlled substance from receiving certain benefits provided by the Social Security Act and the Food Stamp Act"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Caputo, Manchin, Longstreth, Barill, Marshall and Moore:
     
H. B. 2312 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17C-13-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring that removable windshield placards issued to persons with a mobility impairment contain a photograph of the person to whom the placard is issued"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then Finance.
By Delegates Manypenny and Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2313 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11A-3-19 and §11A-3-21 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §11A-3-23a; to amend and reenact §11A-3-52 and §11A-3-54 of said code; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §11A-3-58a, all relating to permitting surface owners to purchase the mineral interests that lay below the property when the mineral interest becomes subject to a tax lien; establishing the purchase price to be twice the amount owed by the mineral interest owner; setting forth the procedure for clerks and deputy commissioners; establishing a nonrefundable $20 administrative fee to be paid by surface owners; providing a procedure if more than one surface owner desires to purchase the delinquent mineral interest; and modifying notices to redeem that are sent to property owners identifying the additional rights available to surface owners"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Poore, Guthrie, Wells, Lawrence, Miley and Skaff:
     
H. B. 2314 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §49-6-9a, relating to authorizing a family court judge to order a child to be taken into custody in emergency situations which occur in the presence of the judge; and providing procedures when a child is ordered taken into emergency custody"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Cowles and Lawrence:
     
H. B. 2315 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-5-27, relating to requiring automated external defibrillators in public schools"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Cowles, Andes, Householder, Walters, Phillips, R. and Stowers:
     
H. B. 2316 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §24-2F-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to awarding credits for use of alternative and renewable energy resources; and to remove language which sets a ceiling on the percentage of credits that can be used to meet compliance requirements from the generation or purchase of electricity generated from natural gas"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then Finance.
By Delegates Romine and Ellem:
     
H. B. 2317 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17B-2-3a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring the presentation of documents with greater indicia of validity then is currently required for proof of identity prior to the issuance of a driver's license"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegates P. Smith:
     
H. B. 2318 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §27-6A-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to competency and criminal responsibility of persons charged or convicted of a crime; and to the evaluation standard used in releasing forensic admissions from mental health facilities to a less restrictive environment"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Caputo, Longstreth and Iaquinta:
     
H. B. 2319 - "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 Finance.
By Delegates Caputo and Longstreth:
     
H. B. 2320 - "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; and providing that no lowering of a speed limit is effective until approved by the Commissioner of Highways"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Perdue and Hamilton:
     
H. B. 2321 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-16-13 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the barrel tax on nonintoxicating beer"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Iaquinta and Azinger:
     
H. B. 2322 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-16C-9a, relating to permitting unused, unexpired nonnarcotic drugs to be distributed to free health care clinics in the state from deceased nursing home patients or residents with the consent of the family of the decedent"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Fleischauer and Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2323 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §24-2G-1, §24-2G-2, §24-2G-3, §24-2G-4, §24-2G-5, §24-2G-6, §24-2G-7, §24-2G-8 and §24-2G-9, all relating to energy efficiency for electric and gas utilities and their customers; defining terms; establishing required energy efficiency programs and plans; setting forth time tables; establishing targets and goals; identifying certain metering and grid technologies; providing for revenue sharing; establishing penalties; and providing for $600,000 in special license fees for implementation purposes"; to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.
By Delegate Iaquinta:
     
H. B. 2324 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-8D-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the minimum prison sentence from two years to five years without the possibility of parole for a parent, guardian or custodian who abuses a child that results serious bodily injury"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates P. Smith:
     
H. B. 2325 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-2-10b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to aggressive and violent behavior that is otherwise criminal activity of persons committed to state hospitals; authorizing immediate discharge and transportation to a regional jail"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Iaquinta and Hartman:
     
H. B. 2326 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18A-3-2a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to persons who do not qualify for professional certificates who are issued certificates to serve in the public schools as athletic coaches or other extracurricular activities coaches; and removing certain limitations on this service when certain conditions are met"; to the Committee on Education.
By Delegates Swartzmiller, Moye, Sumner, Skaff and Boggs:
     
H. B. 2327 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §60A-9-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to adding the county sheriff, or his or her designee, to those law-enforcement officials who are granted access to certain confidential pharmaceutical information relating to the monitoring of certain controlled substances"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Skaff and Poore:
     
H. B. 2328 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11A-2-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to collection of delinquent taxes; and allowing counties to deduct the cost of collection of delinquent taxes from the distribution to levying bodies"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Sumner and Romine:
     
H. B. 2329 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18A-4-10d of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to use of personal leave days by surviving spouse of a deceased employee of a school board in certain circumstances"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegate Azinger:
     
H. B. 2330 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §8-22-25 of the Code of West Virginia,
     1931, as amended, relating to permitting a retired police officer to be hired as a chief of police and continue to receive retirement benefits"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegate Perdue:
     
H. B. 2331 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §33-25H-1, §33-25H-2, §33-25H-3, §33-25H-4, §33-25H-5, §33-25H-6, §33-25H-7, §33-25H-8, §33-25H-9, §33-25H-10, §33-25H-11, §33-25H-12, §33-25H-13 and §33-25H-14, all relating to creating the 'Pharmacy Benefit Manager Licensing and Regulation Act'; establishing standards and criteria for the licensing and regulation of pharmacy benefit managers; requiring a filing fee; defining terms; requiring the disclosure of ownership or affiliation and certain agreements; establishing fees; requiring the retention of records; providing for annual statements; authorizing access to records; establishing a special revenue account designated the 'Pharmacy Benefit Managers Licensure Fund'; requiring certain information be maintained as confidential; establishing criminal and civil penalties, including felonies; authorizing rule-making; requiring annual reports to the Legislature and Governor; and setting an effective date"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then Finance.
By Delegates Wells and Iaquinta:
     
H. B. 2332 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5A-7-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to confidential records"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Sumner:
     
H. B. 2333 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18B-2A-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to setting forth the conditions under which a member of an institutional board of governors may serve more than four consecutive years as chairperson"; to the Committee on Education.
By Delegates Azinger, Evans and D. Poling:
     
H. B. 2334 - "A Bill to repeal §18-7A-38 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to repealing the one hundred forty day limitation that a retired school teacher may teach in public schools"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegates Caputo, Azinger, Poling, D. and Williams:
     
H. B. 2335 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §20-7-1a and §20-7-1c of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to providing an increase in compensation for conservation officers"; to the Committee on Natural Resources then Finance.
By Delegate Caputo:
     
H. B. 2336 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §21A-6-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to removing the receipt of an annuity, pension or other retirement pay as a disqualification for unemployment compensation benefits"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates P. Smith, Phillips, L. and Campbell:
     
H. B. 2337 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-2-31, relating to creating the criminal offense of online impersonation for purposes of harming, intimidating, threatening or defrauding another person; providing criminal penalty for violation; providing definitions; and providing that the offense is supplemental to other laws"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates P. Smith:
     
H. B. 2338 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-8B-19, relating to requiring a convicted sex offender who volunteers for an organization whose volunteers have contact with minors to inform that organization of his or her conviction; requiring the organization that accepts the sex offender as a volunteer to notify the parents or guardians of those minors of his or her conviction; and setting forth penalties"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates P. Smith, Ferro, Longstreth and D. Poling:
     
H. B. 2339 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5-10-15 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to removing the armed conflict requirement before state employees may receive credit for time served in the Armed Forces of the United States; and prohibiting those employees who were not honorably discharged from receiving that credit"; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security then Finance.
By Delegates P. Smith, Lawrence, Poore and Wells:
     
H. B. 2340 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto two new sections, designated §18A-4-2c and §18A-4-8j; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §18B-7-1a, all relating to providing pay rates for teachers and other personnel employed by county boards of education and institutions of higher education for work assignments outside of regular school days or regular employment duties or beyond contracted employment periods"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates P. Smith, Barrett, Barill, Caputo, Guthrie, Pino and Sumner:
     
H. B. 2341 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-10-37; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-7A-26w, all relating to providing a cost-of-living provision for certain persons retired under the Public Employees Retirement System and the Teachers Retirement System"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegates P. Smith, Pethtel, Moye, Ellem, Poore, Reynolds, Walters and Manchin:
     
H. B. 2342 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18A-3-2a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to issuance of a barrister's certificate to teach course specific curricula in West Virginia public schools"; to the Committee on Education.
By Delegates P. Smith, Perry and Lawrence:
     
H. B. 2343 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18A-4-8a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to school service personnel minimum monthly salaries; increasing the education increment"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates P. Smith, Williams, Stowers, Lawrence and L. Phillips:
     
H. B. 2344 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-7A-28 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the State Teachers Retirement System; options to beneficiaries; and authorizing a change of options because of death of beneficiary with a joint life annuity, within the first five years of retirement"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegates P. Smith, Rowan, Lawrence, Stephens, Skaff and Stowers:
     
H. B. 2345 - "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 issue a special license plate for applicants who are hearing impaired and establishing requirements for eligibility; and fees"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then Finance.
By Delegates Moore, Reynolds and Azinger:
     
H. B. 2346 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated as §47-26-1, §47-26-2, §47-26-3, §47-26-4, §47-26-5, §47-26-6, §47-26-7, §47-26-8, §47-26-9, §47-26-10, §47-26-11, §47-26-12, §47-26-13, §47-26-14, §47-26-15, §47-26-16, §47-26-17, §47-26-18, §47-26-19, §47-26-20, §47-26-21, §47-26-22, §47-26-23, §47-26-24, §47-26-25, §47-26-26, §47-26-27, §47-26-28, §47-26-29, §47-26-30, §47-26-31, §47-26-32, §47-26-33, §47-26-34, §47-26-35, §47-26-36, §47-26-37, §47-26-38 and §47-26-39, all relating to creating 'The Uniform Debt Management Services Act'; regulating debt management services providers; providing for the registration of debt management service providers with the Division of Banking; defining terms; providing exemptions for certain agreements and persons; establishing the application information and fees required for registration; requiring applicants and registrants to provide the Commissioner of Banking with certain updated information provided as part of the application; establishing the grounds under which the commissioner may deny a registration; requiring the commissioner to act on a registration application within one hundred twenty days of receipt of the complete application; requiring an annual renewal of all registrations; requiring periodic reporting by providers; requiring a surety bond for registered providers; requiring providers of debt management services to act in good faith and maintain customer service access during ordinary business hours; establishing the prerequisites for providing debt management services; requiring certain provisions in all contracts to provide debt management services; providing for the ability to terminate a debt management services agreement upon notice; providing that all money paid to a debt management services provider shall be held in trust in an insured bank account; prohibiting the imposition of a fee or other charge for debt management services until the provider and customer have signed an agreement; providing that an individual may void an agreement and recover a refund of any moneys paid; providing a five-year period for retention of records; establishing prohibited acts and practices of a debt management service provider; requiring a provider to provide the commissioner with notice of any civil litigation against it relating to violation of this article; requiring certain disclosures in advertising by debt management services providers; authorizing the Division of Banking to examine providers for compliance; requiring background investigation of principals of providers; authorizing the Division of Banking and the Office of the Attorney General to enforce the act; providing for private enforcement remedies; and establishing statutes of limitations"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Manypenny and Staggers:
     
H. B. 2347 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-15A-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto thirteen new sections, designated §22-15A-30, §22-15A-31, §22-15A-32, §22-15A-33, §22-15A-34, §22-15A-35, §22-15A-36, §22-15A-37, §22- 15A-38, §22-15A-39, §22-15A-40, §22-15A-41 and §22-15A-42, all relating to establishing a returnable beverage container deposit program"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Manypenny and Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2348 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §24-2G-1 and §24-2G-2, all relating to the creation and implementation of a fund to encourage the development and use of renewable forms of energy and energy efficiency programs, projects and enterprises"; to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.
By Delegates P. Smith, Fleischauer, Campbell, Caputo, Poore and L. Phillips:
     
H. B. 2349 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §49-6-1a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the number of child protective service workers at the Department of Health and Human Resources"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then Finance.
By Delegates E. Nelson, Miller, Sobonya, Lane, Gearheart, Anderson and Storch:
     
H. B. 2350 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §3-1-34 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §17B-2-1 of said code, all relating to voting procedures; requiring a voter to present an identifying document issued either by the State of West Virginia or the United States government that contains the name, address, and a photograph of the person desiring to vote which the poll clerk must inspect and confirm that the name on the document conforms to the name in the individual's voter registration record and that the image displayed is truly an image of the person presenting the document; permitting the casting of a provisional ballot by a person without adequate proof of identification provided he or she executes an affidavit; permitting the provisional ballot be counted providing certain conditions are met; exempting voters who vote in person at a precinct polling place that is located at a state licensed care facility where the voters are residents; permitting the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue, at no charge, identification cards to persons who will be at least eighteen years of age at the next general, municipal, or special election and intends to use the identification card as a form of identification for voting; and contains criminal penalties"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Moore, Poore, Fleischauer and Skaff:
     
H. B. 2351 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17C-19-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to authorizing law enforcement to issue a charge by citation instead of prompt presentment before a magistrate when making an arrest for driving with a suspended or revoked license for miscellaneous reasons if a magistrate or judge is not reasonably available"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates R. Phillips, Stowers, Skaff and Boggs:
     
H. B. 2352 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-3-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to clarifying that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection does not assume a mine operator's obligations or liabilities under the Water Pollution Control Act for compliance with the mine operator's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System ('NPDES') Permit where the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection performs reclamation at a bond forfeiture site; clarifying that reclamation efforts undertaken by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection at bond forfeiture sites are considered construction activities; and providing tax incentives for mine operators who reclaim bond forfeiture sites"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates D. Poling, Caputo, Ellem, Longstreth, Skaff and Poore:
     
H. B. 2353 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11A-1-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to clarifying an exception that allows sheriffs, with the consent of the county commission, to establish additional methods of payment of property taxes"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates D. Poling, Hamilton, Campbell, D. Ellem and Storch:
     
H. B. 2354 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §21-3-22, relating to requiring onsite employees at certain public works construction projects to complete an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) approved 10-hour construction safety program prior to beginning work; civil penalties; and exemptions"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then Government Organization.
By Delegates D. Poling, Ellem, Azinger and Anderson:
     
H. B. 2355 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-7-11a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing an exemption for the official mascot of Parkersburg South High School, commonly known as 'The Patriot', which would allow the mascot to carry a musket on school grounds when the mascot is acting in his or her official capacity"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates D. Poling, Caputo, Hamilton, Barill and Ellem:
     
H. B. 2356 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-16-18 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §60-6-8 of said code, all relating to prohibiting the sale of beer and wine at self-scan registers with application of current penalties associated with other offenses of retail licensees of nonintoxicating beer, beer and wine"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Poore, Marshall, Moore, Hamilton, Miley, Longstreth, Caputo, Manchin and Ellem:
     
H. B. 2357 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-8A-6, relating to sexting by minors; requiring Attorney General to develop an educational diversion program; providing rule-making authority; providing criteria to be used by prosecuting attorney for admittance into program; requiring individual prosecuting attorneys to operate program; requiring the West Virginia Prosecuting Attorneys Institute to oversee the administrative procedures for the program; and creating the opportunity to avoid prosecution for completion of the educational diversion program"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Manypenny and Marshall:
     
H. B. 2358 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §24-2-1e and §24-2-11a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to prohibiting accelerated rates of recovery for the construction of electric transmission facilities if the construction results in certain adverse effects; requiring an application by a utility for a certificate of need to include a statement of the impact of greenhouse emissions and an analysis of alternatives to the transmission line to be constructed; requiring the commission, when approving an application, to determine whether the line strikes an acceptable balance among competing interests; requiring the commission to deny applications for lines that are visible from or cross within five miles of certain scenic areas; and requiring notices be given"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Marshall, Moore, Perry and Wells:
     
H. B. 2359 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-10-22l; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-7A-26w, all relating to the Public Employees Retirement System and the Teachers Retirement System; and providing a one-time supplement for annuitants and survivor beneficiaries after being retired five consecutive years"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegate M. Poling:
     
H. B. 2360 - "A Bill to repeal §11-1C-5b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to repeal §18-9A-2a of said code; and to amend and reenact §18-9A-2 and §18-9A-11 of said code, all relating to public school support computation of local share; removing provisions for using assumed assessed values for the purpose of computation; removing certain provisions for increasing counties' local share responsibility; revising a definition; making legislative findings on the effect that under assessed property values has on school funding; setting forth the duty of county assessors to accurately assess property taxes; and setting forth the duty of the Tax Commissioner to ensure a thorough and efficient education of the state's children is not to be diminished by the under assessment of property taxes"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Longstreth and Iaquinta:
     
H. B. 2361 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §9A-4-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to including persons who served honorably in the National Guard and Reserves or who were discharged because of a service connected disability in the definition of 'eligible veteran' for certain state training and employment preference benefits"; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Manypenny and Marshall:
     
H. B. 2362 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-11-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to water pollution control; and requiring the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to develop specific standards to control levels of total dissolved solids in the state's rivers and streams"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Iaquinta and Wells:
     
H. B. 2363 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §46A-6-102 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §47-10-6a of said code, all relating to prohibiting fractional pricing in the retail sale of gasoline; and defining that pricing as an unfair method of competition and unfair or deceptive act or practice"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Perry, Reynolds, Skaff, P. Smith, Sumner and Pino:
     
H. B. 2364 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §16-2M-1, §16-2M-2, §16-2M-3, §16-2M-4, §16-2M-5, §16-2M-6, §16-2M-7, §16-2M-8, §16-2M-9 and §16-2M-10, all relating to abortions generally and protecting unborn children who are capable of experiencing pain by prohibiting abortion after twenty weeks post-fertilization except when the mother has a medical emergency and providing for civil remedies and remedies at law; stating legislative findings; definitions; creating felony criminal penalties; and creating a Special Revenue Fund known as the 'West Virginia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Litigation Fund'"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Perdue, Moore, Marshall and Barill:
     
H. B. 2365 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §16-9A-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to banning of flavored tobacco products; and proving criminal penalty"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Perdue, Marshall and Caputo:
     
H. B. 2366 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §29-1-8a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §37-13-2 and §37-13-4 of said code; and to amend and reenact §37-13A-5 of said code, all relating to clarifying procedures for protection of graves and burial sites, clarifying when disturbance is a crime and enhancing the opportunity for public access to cemeteries on private land and for public involvement in petitions to excavate graves"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Caputo and Swartzmiller:
     
H. B. 2367 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §15-2-50, relating to the establishment of a West Virginia State Trooper's Association leave donation program"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Caputo, Boggs, Manchin, Stowers and Paxton:
     
H. B. 2368 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18B-10-7d, relating to granting tuition and fee waivers, under certain conditions, for members of the West Virginia State Police to attend a college or university class"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Iaquinta, Boggs, Azinger, Skaff and Miller:
     
H. B. 2369 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-21-12j, relating to providing that a living organ donor is exempt from all personal income tax in the taxable year in which the organ transplantation occurs; and defining the term human organ"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Iaquinta, Longstreth, Marshall and Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2370 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §8-22-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to providing that municipal employees may receive up to two years of retirement service credit for military service during their municipal employment"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegate Romine:
     
H. B. 2371 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-42-9, relating to prohibiting the performance of any abortion when the woman seeking it is doing so solely on account of the gender of the fetus; prescribing a misdemeanor criminal penalty for violations of the section"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Iaquinta, Fleischauer, Longstreth, Stephens and Azinger:
     
H. B. 2372 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §30-6-22 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to disposition of the remains of a deceased military service member who dies while serving in the United States Armed Forces"; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Skaff and Stowers:
     
H. B. 2373 - "A Bill to repeal §11-21-22a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §11-21-22 and §11-21-22b of said code, all relating to personal income tax; creating the West Virginia Earned Income Tax Credit; and authorizing a refundable tax credit based upon the federal earned income tax credit"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Kump, Rowan and Householder:
     
H. B. 2374 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-2-29 and §61-2-29a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §61-8D-2, §61-8D-2a, §61-8D-4a and §61-8D- 5 of said code, all relating to eliminating eligibility for parole for the offenses of abuse, neglect or death of an incapacitated adult; eliminating eligibility for parole for the murder of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian by refusal to supply necessities; eliminating eligibility for parole for death of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian by child abuse; eliminating eligibility for parole for child neglect resulting in death; and eliminating eligibility for parole for sexual abuse of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Ireland and Romine:
     
H. B. 2375 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §16-2M-1, relating to providing that neither the state nor any county may reimburse any person or entity for transporting any person to schedule, arrange or procure an abortion"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Romine:
     
H. B. 2376 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18A-4-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increased salary increments paid to principals and assistant principals"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Caputo, Fleischauer and Marshall:
     
H. B. 2377 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5-5-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the amount of annual and incremental salary increases for eligible employees from $60 to $100; changing eligibility from three years of service to one"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Fleischauer and Marshall:
     
H. B. 2378 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-9A-5a; and to amend and reenact §18A-4-15 of said code, all relating to permitting a county superintendent, subject to the approval of the county board, to hire three service personnel workers on a full-time basis as itinerants to meet the day-to-day need for substitutes in the service personnel area; providing that the itinerants shall not count against the county in the calculation of the school aid formula; and providing a provision should the hiring of the three full time substitutes be insufficient to meet the need for substitute service personnel on any given day"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Moye and Staggers:
     
H. B. 2379 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §20-5-19a, relating to exempting disabled veterans from campground rental fees from the day after Labor Day until four days prior to Memorial Day"; to the Committee on Natural Resources then Finance.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Manypenny, Marshall, Longstreth and D. Poling:
     
H. B. 2380 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §8-15B-1, §8-15B-2, §8-15B-3, §8-15B-4 and §8-15B-5, all relating to meeting and conference rights for members of police or fire departments employed by political subdivisions; providing for the right of these members to self-organization; allowing designation of an exclusive representative agent; imposing a duty to meet and confer with employees; allowing deduction of employee organization dues and assessments; providing for compulsory arbitration of disputes; listing prohibited acts; allowing hearing before Civil Service Commission; providing judicial review; specifying powers and duties of the Civil Service Commission; and allowing injunctive relief"; to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Skaff, Swartzmiller and Staggers:
     
H. B. 2381 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §17A-3-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the use of low-speed vehicles in municipalities; and authorizing a municipality, by ordinance, to allow the use of low-speed vehicles on roads in that municipality with a speed limit not more than thirty-five miles per hour"; to the Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Fleischauer and Marshall:
     
H. B. 2382 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §29-3-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the Fire Prevention and Control Act; providing that all fire alarm systems, including all components, shall be electronically supervised; and providing an exception for existing lodging and rooming houses as defined by the State Fire Code"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Perdue and Moore:
     
H. B. 2383 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5-16-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-15-4k; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-16-3w; to amend and reenact §33-16E-2 of said code; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-24-7l; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-25-8i; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-25A-8k, all relating to requiring all insurers, health care organizations, hospital medical corporations and health maintenance organizations that offer maternity coverage in their health care plans to provide that maternity coverage to all persons receiving coverage under the plans; and requiring health insurance plans that include a prescription drug plan to cover contraceptive services for all individuals participating in or receiving coverage under that plan"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Staggers and Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2384 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §16-5O-2, §16-5O-3 and §16-5O-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to permitting unlicensed personnel to administer medications in certain circumstances; clarifying the definitions of terms; and providing exemptions from licensure"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Ireland, L. Phillips, R. Phillips and Storch:
     
H. B. 2385 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §30-10-10 and §30-10-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to the requirements for and scope of practice for registered veterinary technicians"; to the Committee on Government Organization.
By Delegates Hamilton and Canterbury:
     
H. B. 2386 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-3-39c of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the dishonor or refusal to pay checks, drafts and orders presented for payment; and setting forth the reasons that must be identified when a refusal is made by a drawee"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Marshall and Moore:
     
H. B. 2387 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5-11A-3, §5-11A-5, §5-11A-6 and §5-11A-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to the West Virginia Fair Housing Act; defining the term 'assistance animal'; replacing the term disability with the term handicap; requiring a person with a disability who requests a reasonable accommodation to provide supporting material documenting the need for the assistance animal; providing exceptions; and imposing a liability provision"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Caputo:
     
H. B. 2388 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-5-16 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to granting the State Superintendent of Schools, under certain circumstances, the authority to designate a geographical area as a school choice zone and permitting a student residing in that zone to transfer from the sending county to the receiving county"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Manypenny and Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2389 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §8A-12-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring county commissions to adopt and implement county farmland protection programs"; to the Committee on Government Organization then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Cadle:
     
H. B. 2390 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-7-11a and §61-7-14 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to dangerous weapons; and providing that a teacher who holds a valid license to carry a concealed deadly weapon may carry the concealed weapon on the school property for the protection of students and school employees, if the county board of education of the county in which the teacher is employed approves that person in writing"; to the Committee on Education then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Williams, Campbell, Moye, Perdue, Pino and Ellington:
     
H. B. 2391 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §16-5C-15 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to clarifying that actions brought for damages for injuries suffered in a nursing home are subject to the same liability limitations as other medical professional liability actions"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2392 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §29-6-29, relating to the creation of an equal pay coordinator within the Division of Personnel to ensure pay equity among state employees; making legislative findings; providing qualifications for the position; providing powers and duties of coordinator; providing for the development of a strategic plan to ensure pay equity in state government; authorizing other agencies to share necessary information with the coordinator; and providing rule-making authority"; to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.
By Delegate Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2393 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-5-17a, relating to making it a criminal offense for any person to intentionally interfere with or prevent an individual from calling for the assistance of emergency service personnel; defining terms; and establishing penalties"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Fleischauer:
     
H. B. 2394 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §6-7-2a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the appointment and salary of the Executive Director of the Women's Commission"; to the Committee on Government Organization then Finance.
By Delegates Williams, Campbell, Moye, Perdue, Pino and Ellington:
     
H. B. 2395 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §16-5P-15 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to senior services; the in-home care registry; eliminating the requirement of a rule established fee schedule; and permitting the Bureau of Senior Services to determine whether an applicant needs to obtain a state or federal criminal background check"; to the Committee on Senior Citizen Issues then Government Organization.
By Delegates Howell, Walters, Pasdon, Kump, Ashley, Campbell, Moore, Barill, Lawrence, P. Smith and Storch:
     
H. B. 2396 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-14C-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to eliminating the motor fuels tax on heating oil for residential use by eligible seniors"; to the Committee on Senior Citizen Issues then Finance.
By Delegates Manchin and Lawrence:
     
H. B. 2397 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §3-10-7 and §3-10-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to authorizing a county commission to temporarily fill vacancies in the offices of the clerk of the county commission, prosecuting attorney, sheriff, assessor and county surveyor; and permitting the temporary successors to serve a maximum of thirty days"; to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Perry:
     
H. B. 2398 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-5-4 and §18-5-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to county boards of education generally; providing for disclosure of personal and pecuniary interests and recusal from voting; prohibiting individual board members from acting on behalf of the board in an individual capacity unless authorized by statute; and providing that a violation by a member of a board member may constitute malfeasance warranting the removal of the member from office"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates D. Poling, Anderson, Manypenny, Guthrie, Ireland, Ellem and Swartzmiller:
     
H. B. 2399 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §7-10-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to protecting livestock in dire or extreme condition"; to the Committee on Agriculture then the Judiciary.
By Delegates P. Smith:
     
H. B. 2400 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §15-12-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to disclosure of sex offender registration to public and private elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education where the registrant is employed or attends school"; to the Committee on Education then the Judiciary.
By Delegates P. Smith, Miller, Morgan, Stephens and Reynolds:
     
H. B. 2401 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §27-5-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring the Department of Health and Human Resources to reimburse the circuit clerk of the county for expenses of filing, postage and copies of involuntary commitment hearings"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Boggs, Campbell, Iaquinta, Jones, Longstreth, Diserio and Swartzmiller:
     
H. B. 2402 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §11-21-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to exempting certain income of disabled military veterans who have suffered a hundred percent total and permanent military service-connected disability from state personal income tax, for tax years beginning after December 31, 2013"; to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security then Finance.
By Delegates M. Poling, Perry, Moye, Lawrence and Paxton:
     
H. B. 2403 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18C-4-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to creating a separate category within the Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program for scholarships and loan repayment assistance for teaching in high demand teaching fields; application of other provisions of article; limitations on eligibility; definitions; scholarship and grant agreements terms; application of other benefits available; application for repayment assistance; preferences for awards; residency requirements; program promotion; and providing for listings of certain job postings to be made available to recipients and appropriate job placement offices"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Marshall, Pasdon and Storch:
     
H. B. 2404 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §8-1-5a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to increasing the number of municipalities that may participate in the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program; providing that if the two legislative members of the Municipal Home Rule Board permit designees to sit in their place, those persons sit ex officio; and extending certain deadline dates"; to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then Government Organization.
By Delegates Kump, Canterbury and Howell:
     
H. B. 2405 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §1-2-2c, relating to the redistricting of the House of Delegates into one hundred single member districts after the 2020 census"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Skaff:
     
H. B. 2406 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-1-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the Department of Environmental Protection; and requiring the supervisory officers of the offices within the Department of Environmental Protection to monitor litigation challenging state statutes affecting the production of natural resources in West Virginia"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Ellem:
     
H. B. 2407 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-3A-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to crimes and their punishment; shoplifting; penalties; and eliminating the third offense conviction of shoplifting and its corresponding felony penalty"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Fleischauer, Marshall and Longstreth:
     
H. B. 2408 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-1-22a, relating to requiring all state boards, commissions, committees or councils to be gender balanced and to have proportionate representation of minorities in the state"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Miley, Manchin, Longstreth, Barill and Jones:
     
H. B. 2409 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §49-6-9a, relating to permitting a family court judge to order a child who is in imminent danger to be taken into emergency custody by the Department of Health and Human Resources; setting forth the procedure to be used; setting forth where that child may be housed; setting forth time limitations and other requirements; and requiring notifications"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Boggs and Moore:
     
H. B. 2410 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §33-6A-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §33-17A-5 of said code, all relating to insurance; property insurance declination; cancellation or nonrenewal of automobile liability policies; prohibiting declination, cancellation or nonrenewal of a property insurance policy, based upon information that an insured had a loss or damage to insured property when the insured does not file an insurance claim; and prohibiting cancellation or nonrenewal of an automobile liability policy based upon information that an insured was involved in a motor vehicle accident with another motor vehicle when neither the insured or other person files an insurance claim"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Boggs and Campbell:
     
H. B. 2411 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §31-15A-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto sixteen new sections, designated §31-15A-9a, §31-15A-9b, §31-15A-10a, §31-15A-11a, §31-15A-12a, §31-15A-13a, §31-15A-14a, §31-15A-15a, §31-15A-17c, §31-15A-18a, §31-15A-19a, §31-15A-20a, §31-15A-21a, §31-15A-22a, §31-15A-23a and §31-15A-24a, all relating generally to development of broadband middle mile infrastructure in the state; defining new terms; creating a separate infrastructure fund for broadband middle mile infrastructure projects; providing for deposits and expenditures; setting forth additional powers to Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council and Water Development Authority; creating a committee to advise Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council on disposition of applications for grants and loans; providing a process for review of applications by Development Office; requiring notice of public hearing on applications for grants and loans; providing for hearings and public comment period; creating the Infrastructure Fund for Broadband Middle Mile Infrastructure Revenue Debt Service Fund; providing for the disposition of funds on termination or dissolution of the authority; providing that broadband middle mile projects funded by authority are public improvements; authorizing the issuance of broadband middle mile revenue bonds; creating the Broadband Middle Mile Infrastructure Debt Service Fund; providing for funding of debt service fund; specifying the requirements for the issuance of bonds; providing for contents of trust agreement and trustee for bonds; specifying the remedies available to bondholders, noteholders and trustee; making broadband middle mile infrastructure revenue bonds lawful investments; providing for purchase, cancellation and refunding of bonds; and declares that bonds are not state debts and are exempt from taxation"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegates Moore and Reynolds:
     
H. B. 2412 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §46A-2-106 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating generally to the notice of a default and consumer's right to cure a default; lengthening the time period during which a default may be cured; requiring the creditor to accurately state the amount owed; requiring the creditor to state that the amount is also legally due; requiring the creditor to certify the date when the notice to the borrower's right to cure the default was sent; and establishing penalties"; to the Committee on Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Boggs, Moore, Barill, L. Phillips, Jones and P. Smith:
     
H. B. 2413 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §50-1-3, §50-1-8, §50-1-9 and §50-1-9a, of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating generally to the magistrate court system; providing compensation for magistrates, magistrate assistants, magistrate court clerks and magistrate court deputy clerks; and authorizing judges to appoint magistrate court clerks in certain circumstances"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates Morgan, Williams, Stephens, D. Poling and Moye:
     
H. B. 2414 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §8-12-18a, relating to a municipality conveying property to a nonprofit"; to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary.
By Delegates M. Poling, P. Smith and Campbell:
     
H. B. 2415 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-9A-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to changing how the public school support foundation allowance for current expense and substitute employees is determined; basing a county's foundation allowance on state-wide operation and maintenance costs; and adjusting that allowance for net student population and county density"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegate Guthrie:
     
H. B. 2416 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-9D-22, relating to authorizing the School Building Authority to award grants or moneys to county and local library boards in connection with public library construction projects, from any funds appropriated by the Legislature; defining "public library construction project"; requiring a demonstration of county or local effort and fund-raising before grants or moneys may be awarded for a public library construction project; describing what costs may be paid by the School Building Authority; setting forth additional powers of authority concerning construction projects; and authorizing the authority to establish guidelines and procedures for the award of grants or moneys for public library construction projects"; to the Committee on Education then Finance.
By Delegates Guthrie and Boggs:
     
H. B. 2417 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5B-2-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to creating a catalyst to assist communities with strategic and feasibility plans, marketing analysis, environment impact statements and architectural and engineering costs"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then Finance.
By Delegates Boggs, Moore, Miley, Azinger and A. Evans:
     
H. B. 2418 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §5-16-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring the Public Employees Insurance Agency to advertise that it is seeking contract bids prior to accepting bids for those contracts; requiring the Public Employees Insurance Agency to give potential bidders thirty days to submit a bid; requiring Public Employees Insurance Agency contractors who seek to subcontract out a portion of a contract to advertise that it is seeking bids prior to awarding the subcontract; and requiring those contractors to give potential bidders thirty days to submit a bid"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegate Manypenny:
     
H. B. 2419 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22-3-9 and §22-3-13 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to dual liner requirements in new coal-waste impoundments, new coal- waste impoundments at existing facilities, replacement coal-waste impoundments at existing facilities and lateral coal-waste expansions of existing impoundments; and requiring the Director of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to promulgate rules for liners in these surface, coal- waste impoundments including that no impoundment may be situated closer than three miles up stream from any incorporated town of fifteen hundred population or more; and providing abatement procedures"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Perry:
     
H. B. 2420 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §9-5-18 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to permitting funeral directors to decide the type of services that will be rendered for the amount paid by the Department of Health and Human Resources for funeral expenses for indigent persons, including cremation; requiring a funeral director to make a reasonable effort to give notice to the next of kin if he or she elects to provide for the disposition of the human remains by cremation; permitting the funeral director to proceed with cremation if the next of kin does not pay the difference between the cost of cremation and the cost of the type of service the next of kin desires; requiring a funeral director to execute an affidavit setting forth the efforts made to notify the next of kin concerning the intent to cremate the remains of an individual; establishing a criminal penalty for making a false affidavit; and prohibiting a cremation from taking place sooner than twenty-four hours after the funeral director has received a body"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then Finance.
By Delegates Boggs and Guthrie:
     
H. B. 2421 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §19-1A-6, relating to establishing the Forest Product Fairness Act"; to the Committee on Natural Resources then the Judiciary.
By Delegate Boggs:
     
H. B. 2422 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-21-12j, relating to providing an additional decreasing modification reducing federal adjusted gross income for income earned by military personnel and their spouses during a period of service in an area of armed conflict"; to the Committee on Finance.
By Delegate Boggs:
     
H. B. 2423 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §7-1-3d of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to allowing county fire companies and departments to charge reasonable reimbursement fees for personnel and equipment used in performing fire fighting services, victim rescue or cleanup of debris or hazardous materials by department personnel without county commission approval, unless otherwise restricted by a county ordinance addressing the reimbursement"; to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then Finance.
By Delegates Boggs, Ellem, Ferro and Miley:
     
H. B. 2424 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §41-1-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, and to amend and reenact §42-1-1 of said code, all relating to automatic revocation of a will upon legal separation and excluding from the definition of "surviving spouse", for purposes of descent and distribution, a person who is a party to a decree of legal separation"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegates Boggs, Guthrie, Moore, Moye, Pethtel, Poore, Stephens and Sumner:
     
H. B. 2425 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §5-10-22l; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §18-7A-26w, all relating to providing an increase to all annuitants of the Public Employees Retirement and Teachers Retirement Systems"; to the Committee on Pensions and Retirement then Finance.
By Delegates P. Smith, Boggs, Miley, Skaff, Moore, Poore and L. Phillips:
     
H. B. 2426 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §2-2-1a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to designating the first Thursday in May the West Virginia Day of Prayer"; to the Committee on Government Organization.
By Delegates Howell, Ireland, Storch, R. Phillips, Hamilton, Sumner, Rowan, Gearheart and Kump:
     
H. B. 2427 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §47-26-1, relating to regulation of firearms, firearms accessories and ammunition"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Miller:
     
H. B. 2428 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §62-12-29, relating to the Community Corrections Performance Incentive; intent; providing definitions; calculation of state prison savings by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals; providing for performance incentive funding; use of funds; and reports to be provided"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegate Craig:
     
H. B. 2429 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §22A-1-1 and §22A-1-31 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §22A-12- 1, §22A-12-2, §22A-12-3, §22A-12-4, §22A-12-5, §22A-12-6, §22A-12-7, §22A-12-8, §22A-12-9, §22A-12-10, §22A-12-11, §22A-12-12, §22A-12-13 and §22A-12-14; and to amend and reenact §23- 4-2 of said code, all relating generally to the creation and implementation of drug-free workplaces in coal mines; requiring Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training to ensure drug-free workplaces in the mining industry; adopting procedures for the suspension or revocation of miners' certification upon proof of confirmed positive drug tests; requiring breach of duty hearings to be held within twenty days; establishing process and conditions for reissuance of miners' certification; authorizing Director of Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training to require all operators to adopt drug-free workplaces programs at coal mines; assessment of fee for costs; requiring employers to pay for cost of drug tests for employees; providing for definitions; requiring all companies providing safety-sensitive services to mine operators to have drug-free workplace program for certain employees; providing immunity from wrongful discharge lawsuits for employers who implement program; implementing process for drug testing and appellate procedure; permitting the Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training to require drug and alcohol test in serious mine accidents of certain persons; requiring alcohol and drug tests on all mine fatalities; requiring applicants for additional certifications to be certified drug free; ensuring substance abuse training; requiring minimum level of alcohol and substance abuse training and proof of being drug and alcohol free for certification; requiring proof of drug and alcohol free for applicants as apprenticeship miner or miner certification; requiring Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training to provide drug testing program for apprentices; providing for cost reimbursement or acceptance of results of certain other drug tests; providing for confidentiality of drug test results and exemption from the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act; allowing for release by consent or compulsion by court order; establishing relevancy to legal claim asserted by applicant; prohibiting use of results in criminal proceedings against applicant; requiring substance abuse awareness training for emergency medical services personnel in mines; providing for severability; and modifying rights of certain employees to receive indemnity benefits and common law right to sue where accident proximately caused by employee's intoxication"; to the Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Manypenny, Guthrie, Canterbury and Hartman:
     
H. B. 2430 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-3-9a, relating to exempting the construction or addition of active solar energy systems from real and personal property taxation; defining terms; providing a partial exclusion for certain equipment; and determining who may claim the exemption"; to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.
By Delegates R. Phillips, Cowles, Hunt, Marcum, Moye, Pethtel and Stowers:
     
H. B. 2431 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §61-7-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the application process for obtaining a state license to carry a concealed deadly weapon"; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By Delegate Miller:
     
H. B. 2432 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §8-13-24, relating to requiring that any new or increase to municipal taxes or fees must be for a specific purpose; requiring that the revenue may only be spent for that specific purpose; providing a time limitation with a renewal option; and providing for a surplus"; to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary.
By Delegates Perdue, Lawrence, Marshall, Moye, Poore, Ferns, Ellington and Rowan:
     
H. B. 2433 - "A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §9-5-12a, relating to the Department of Health and Human Resources and Medicaid; requiring the coverage by Medicaid of dental services for the mother of a child who is the recipient of Medicaid services; and providing that coverage be for two years after the birth of an eligible child"; to the Committee on Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary.
     At 12:26 p.m., on motion of Delegate Boggs, the House of Delegates recessed until 6:50 p.m., and reconvened at that time.
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Evening Session

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     At the request of Delegate Boggs, and by unanimous consent, the applicable provisions of House Rule 136, relating to privileges of the floor, were suspended for the day in order to extend the privileges of the floor to invited guests for this evening's proceedings.
Messages from the Senate

     A message from the Senate, by
     The Clerk of the Senate, announced the adoption by the Senate, without amendment, of a concurrent resolution of the House of Delegates as follows:
     H. C. R. 3, Extending an invitation to His Excellency, the Governor, to deliver an address to the Legislature and raising a Joint Assembly therefor.
Joint Assembly

     The Speaker recognized the Doorkeeper, who announced the members of the Board of Public Works, who were escorted to the places reserved for them.
     The Doorkeeper next announced Chief Justice Brent Benjamin, Justice Ketchum and Justice Loughery of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, who entered the Hall of the House of Delegates and took the seats reserved for them.
     The Doorkeeper then announced the Honorable Jeffrey V. Kessler, President, and members of the Senate, who entered the Hall of the House of Delegates.
     The Speaker invited the President to be seated to his right and the other members to be seated in the places reserved for them in the Well of the House.
     The Doorkeeper then announced the special committee to wait upon His Excellency, the Governor, and escort him into the Chamber.
     Delegate Campbell then announced that, pursuant to the invitation of the Legislature, His Excellency, the Governor, was present for the purpose of addressing the Joint Assembly of the Legislature.
     The Committee escorted His Excellency, the Governor, to the Clerk's Desk. (Applause, the members and guests rising in ovation)
     The Speaker then presented the Honorable Earl Ray Tomblin, who addressed the assembly as follows:
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Address By The Governor

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     Governor. Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Members of the Board of Public Works, Justices of the Supreme Court of Appeals, Members of the State Board of Education, Members of the Legislature, distinguished guests, and my fellow West Virginians:
     In 1921, when architect Cass Gilbert drew the plans for our State Capitol, he put time and attention into every detail of this beautiful structure. He incorporated lavish trimmings of priceless gold, rare crystals, and strong Limestone to signify the "natural wealth found in the people of West Virginia."
     This "natural wealth" is visible in almost every inch of this capitol, including the house and senate chambers. Above our heads, you can see the bronze-colored plaster leaf arrangements representing West Virginia's hardwoods. Also above, lining the frieze, you see eagles carved into the structure. The wings-symbolizing protection, are gathered and prepared to take flight. In the Senate Chamber, the eagles' wings are rising - and in position - ready to take action.
     Tonight, we come together to do the task the people of West Virginia expect of us: To prepare for our future by taking action. We should take action to keep our families safe. We should take action to create a business climate for good-paying jobs. And, we should take action to build upon opportunities for the next generation.
     I'm excited about the state of our State. Working together, we've accomplished great things, and as I stand before you here this evening we are well-positioned to do so much more.
     Tonight I present to you a plan-a plan to make this great State even greater for future generations. The plan I'm presenting is a strategy for making State government better and smarter. It's a plan to tackle some of our most critical issues. And, it will ensure our financial house remains in order and continues to keep us moving forward as we build upon our accomplishments.
     During the last regular session, we took action that made West Virginia a safer, better place. Because of our work, texting while driving is now illegal and on July 1st talking on a hand-held phone while driving will be against the law. We've kept our promise to make eliminating substance abuse a top priority - and now - laws are on the books to shutdown "pill mills" and stop "doctor shopping." We listened to our communities and invested in drug treatment programs - and we told those who need free job training that they must pass a drug test - first. We are building a registry online to help make our seniors safer and give West Virginia families the peace of mind they deserve when they are looking for a caregiver for a family member. We've lowered taxes for our families and our businesses. Taxes will go down by $40 million this year alone. (Applause) We told families of children with autism - and teens who were struggling with the thought of suicide-you are important to us. And we dealt with our State's last unmanaged, unfunded liability, with the passage of the OPEB bill. (Applause)
Together, we put a plan in place to pay down this last unfunded liability.
     Our State has worked hard to foster job creation by cultivating an environment where employers can offer good paying jobs. Our hard work is paying off. Last year, we celebrated as Gestamp, an $8-billion dollar company, re-opened the South Charleston Stamping Plant. This international company is investing more than $100 million in West Virginia and in the future of hundreds of workers, like Andrew Blatt.
     Andrew is a 24-year old Cross Lanes native and an engineering graduate of West Virginia
University Institute of Technology. Andrew is overseeing Gestamp's new $22 million dollar laser cutting project. Tonight, I'm happy to be joined by Andrew and another Gestamp employee David Underwood. David, along with all of us, is excited to see this South Charleston landmark revived again. Andrew and David, please stand and let us thank you for showing the world that West Virginia has an outstanding workforce, and that the Mountain State is an amazing place to do business. (Applause)
     West Virginia has created opportunities to welcome international companies like Gestamp by establishing clear rules and lowering the cost of doing business. And while we have achieved success, we have more work to do.
     Too many people have stopped looking for work, and too many people are unemployed. Not only do we continue to feel the effects of a worldwide recession, but significant declines in the production of coal have battered West Virginia's economy. This, in turn, has resulted in declining tax revenues and employment.
     As leaders of our State, we have a responsibility to fight for jobs, to foster job creation, and to be good stewards of taxpayer resources. We must continue to keep our taxes and cost of doing business low, and this is particularly true when times are tough.
     It all starts with our obligation to adopt a budget for the State of West Virginia. Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, the budget I present to you is balanced, with no new taxes. (Applause)

     This time last year, we predicted a deficit that totaled nearly $400 million. Staying true to the hallmark of our fiscal responsibility, my administration began the task of closing that shortfall. Unlike the federal government, we did not kick the can down the road by borrowing money or allowing deficits to mount. We told our agencies, almost a year ago, to do more with less. We challenged them to be smart, be efficient, and be prepared to cut their budgets. In tightening our belts, we realized that some of our programs and services should not face budget reductions.
     The budget I present does not cut any scholarship programs, including the PROMISE Scholarship (Applause)
, and it does not cut state aid to our public schools. (Applause)
     Our budget does not take money away from mine safety programs. (Applause)
It does not cut Medicaid or the State Police. (Applause) While we protected these services, we asked other areas in State government to make a 7.5 percent targeted reduction, allowing us to cut over $75 million from our State's budget, including over $450,000 from my own budget in the Governor's Office. These reductions are not easy, but they are the right thing to do-for future generations.
     In addition to these cuts, we examined our accounts in state government. We identified over $135 million in unused monies that can be re-directed and used to meet our obligations in the coming year. While our economy recovers and revenues get back on track, I'm proposing we use these monies, along with almost $140 million in accrued and expected surplus money, to balance the budget for next year.
     Balancing our budget sends the right signal to businesses-that West Virginia is stable. But we must do more. We must continue to focus on job creation, lowering the cost of doing business, and eliminating inequities in our system. We also need to help our small businesses. As we know, sometimes it's simple fixes that make the biggest difference.
     Under our law, employers are required to pay employees within 72 hours after leaving or face significant damages and lawsuits. Small businesses do not need the hassle of re-running payroll every time an employee moves on.
Employers should be permitted more flexibility to pay these employees . It's a simple fix - but it's one that will make a big difference to our small businesses.
     West Virginia also needs to identify and remediate land available for development. West Virginia has a strong history in manufacturing and mining, and a number of unused sites have great potential for future development. So tonight, I propose the State form a public non-profit corporation to identify, promote, and oversee programs that will foster economic development and environmental remediation. Working together, we can put these sites back to use in West Virginia.
     We also need to find innovative and creative ways to enhance our infrastructure. And while we have a Blue Ribbon Commission examining our road system, one thing I know we must do now is explore and foster public private partnerships to develop our roads.
     In 2008, the Public-Private Partnership Act was passed and signed into law. The Act allowed the West Virginia Division of Highways to partner with a private company on the design and construction of otherwise public transportation facilities. This current structure, however, has limited usefulness.
     Tonight, I'm proposing legislation to make the Act permanent and streamline the approval requirements to allow the Commissioner of Highways the flexibility to enter into these public-private partnerships. This will allow us to take greater advantage of this innovative tool for the construction of infrastructure. (Applause)

     We cannot talk about jobs in West Virginia without talking about our energy sector-the long-standing foundation of our economy.
     As one of the nation's top energy producing states, West Virginia shoulders a lot of the responsibility when it comes to fueling our State and our Nation. Together, members of our energy sector share this responsibility to increase energy independence. We are making the most of the opportunities associated with our abundant natural gas, and we are working with the private sector to take advantage of our natural gas resources by converting more vehicles to compressed natural gas.      We also cannot forget an industry that has been an integral part of West Virginia-and that is our coal industry. This industry continues to enable West Virginia to be a national leader. The dedication of coal miners is the work that built our State and the work that sustains it. I believe in the production of coal, its value to our country, and I will continue to do everything that I can to fight the EPA and its misguided attempts to cripple this industry. (Applause)

     As important as the energy industry is to our economy in West Virginia, there is something more important, more important for our future, more important for our economy, and more important for creating good-paying jobs-and that is education. (Applause)

     I am from Chapmanville in Logan County, a coal town where hard work and long hours provided many families with good incomes. My parents saw to it that I received a great education in high school and at WVU and Marshall. I was the first person in my family to receive a college degree, and I know I would not be standing before you today without it. Every child in West Virginia deserves this same opportunity.
     I want to speak to all parents in West Virginia tonight. You are the greatest cheerleader your child will ever have. Please take their education seriously and help them realize their potential-there is no greater force for educational achievement than a dedicated parent. (Applause)

     I will work with the Department of Education, the courts, and DHHR to coordinate our truancy reduction efforts-because every child should have an opportunity to achieve greatness.
     The release of our Education Efficiency Audit has stirred discussion and reaction. We have studied every aspect of the audit and reviewed responses from our citizens, from community groups like A Vision Shared, the State Chamber of Commerce, and our valued teacher representatives. We have learned so much.
     First, we learned that there are numerous good things about our education system. We have countless examples of not just good but great teachers in West Virginia. We have one of those teachers joining us here tonight from Hardy County. Michael Funkhouser, who teaches English in the Eastern Panhandle, is one of the great educators who works within our school system. Michael, please stand as we congratulate you on being named our 2013 West Virginia Teacher of the Year. (Applause)

     I also want to thank President Yogi Suzuki and Millie Marshall from West Virginia Toyota Motor Manufacturing and Fred Earley and Cathy McAlister from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield for your long-standing commitment of celebrating our West Virginia teachers. Please stand so we may thank you. (Applause)

     We also learned our State is full of bright children who want to learn. Earlier this year a first- grader from Pleasants County named Ben called my office-all on his own. Ben wanted to inform me about continued traffic delays between his home and school. Ben wanted to make sure I knew, and I quote, "First grade is a pretty big deal - and kids need to be on time for school. This isn't kindergarten, you know." (Applause) Ben wanted to get to school, and get to school on time.
     Just like Michael and Ben, there are other positive things we can say about our education system: like having an improved teacher evaluation program, high ranks for funding and equity, and a nationally recognized 4-year old preschool program.
     Even with all the good things happening in our schools our student achievement is falling behind-and that is not acceptable.
     Education Week, in its annual survey, Quality Counts, gave us an F for student achievement, ranking us 49th nationally. That is not acceptable.
     The only true national test, the National Assessment of Educational Progress, ranks us below the national averages in 21 of 24 categories, and many of our scores have slipped lower over the past decade. That is not acceptable.
     Our graduation rate is only 78 percent which means almost 1 in 4 high school students do not graduate on time. That is not acceptable.
     We have the highest percentage of young people ages 16 to 19 not engaged in school or the workforce. That is not acceptable.
     Education in West Virginia must change. And that change begins now.
     This change must begin with our youngest children. Through the 3rd grade, children learn to read. And after 3rd grade, children read to learn. If a child cannot read at grade level by the end of the 3rd grade, bad things happen. They will remain poor readers in high school, and they will be more likely to become high school dropouts. Thirty-five percent of children in poverty who aren't strong readers by the end of 3rd grade do not graduate on time. We can make sure every child can read at grade level by the end of the 3rd grade by:
     First, working with our State Board of Education, we will ensure every new elementary teacher is specially trained in reading. We also must make sure all current elementary teachers are prepared to helping all students learn to read.
     Second, although our 4-year-old kindergarten program has high ratings, only 68 percent of eligible students attend. I will introduce legislation requiring every county, within 3 years, to offer full-day 4-year-old preschool.
(Applause)
     Third, I will support the efforts of the Benedum Foundation to help establish a process for defining, once and for all, the components and costs of a quality "birth through 5 program".
(Applause)
And finally, because of declining federal dollars, we have a shortfall in childcare subsidies. Access to childcare not only assures young children receive quality early childhood development, but it helps parents keep their jobs. I believe in this program, and for that reason, I propose a supplemental appropriation of $17 million to preserve the current program.
(Applause)
     We want our youngest children to read on grade level by the end of the 3rd grade. But this is just a start. We also are working hard to ensure every child who wants to attend college is prepared to do so-but not everyone is destined for college. In fact, many of the best-paying jobs now, and in the future, will require skills our vocational schools should provide.
     We know most students who decide to drop out of school make the decision in middle school. They decide to drop out because they have not made a connection between their education and getting a job.
     Most students learn best through real hands-on experiences-which is not what the current academic model offers.
     There are a number of actions we can take to engage more of our students at an earlier age.
First, all students should be motivated to stay in school and be prepared for a good job. Workforce education should begin in middle school and more vocational training should be made available to students not planning to attend college.
     Second, we need to make sure our students understand the opportunities available for good jobs in our State. Some of our largest employers tell me they want to meet with our students, and share with them what they need to do to be prepared to secure a good job. In order for our students to understand their opportunities, they should have access to counseling from our community and technical college staff and be engaged with employers who are prepared to hire qualified graduates.
     Finally, quality vocational courses that prepare students to meet the high demands of today's job market must be a part of every school curriculum.
(Applause) To assure the needed quality, we must require every vocational school to have at least one program that meets the rigorous requirements of the "Preparation for Tomorrow" program of the Southern Regional Education Board. Whether it is Mechatronics in the Eastern Panhandle, Flooring in Central West Virginia, or Drilling in the Northern Panhandle, we will insist on quality certified programs.
     If our schools prepare students for college and a career, every graduate will be ready to go to work in West Virginia.
(Applause)
     More than two decades of research show the indisputable connection between teacher quality and student achievement. The overwhelming majority of our teachers do an outstanding job in their classrooms, but we must guarantee every student is taught by a great teacher. West Virginia is already blessed with almost 700 teachers who have earned National Board Certification in their areas of expertise and that number continues to grow.
     Our State rewards teachers who seek and gain initial National Board Certification, but we do not provide the same rewards for those who re-apply at the end of their ten-year certification. That must change. And the State will pay for teachers who seek re-certification.
(Applause)
Education for our teachers does not end when they enter the classroom for the first time. Quality professional development for our classroom teachers must be provided on a continual basis. Governors and legislators have struggled over the years to make sense of our system of professional development for teachers.
     The Education Audit found, and few would disagree, that our current system remains inefficient and ineffective. The State Board of Education should have the flexibility to oversee professional development. However, it should be delivered at the local level. Teachers should have a say because they know what critical skills they need to become successful in the classroom.
Good training and professional development are critical elements for having great teachers in our classrooms. But they are not the only ones. Current hiring practices in our State do not guarantee the best teacher is the one actually selected for the job. In fact, in many cases, it prevents otherwise good teachers even from qualifying for the job.
     The State Board of Education currently is developing a new system of accreditation, so all schools will be held to higher standards.
If we are going to make schools more accountable for their results, we must give teachers and principals a greater role in selecting the colleagues with whom they will share that responsibility.
Our laws should require that superintendents give more credence to recommendations from principals and teachers about who they believe is best qualified to raise student achievement. In the end, it is not about the adults, it is about the kids.
(Applause)
     Additionally, seniority always must be an important consideration, but seniority should not be the only decisive or controlling action of hiring practices. Other qualifications must count as well.
     Finally, there are areas of critical need in West Virginia where qualified teachers are not available to hire, especially in the subjects of science, math and foreign languages. Where qualified teachers can be hired, there is no need for programs that provide these alternatives. But where we are unable to staff our schools with qualified teachers, we must make every effort to provide our students with the best possible teacher.
     The Education Audit found no other State has so many laws that limit local initiatives including districts, principals, and teachers. There is no area where this is more pronounced than our school calendar. It has been the goal of Governors and Legislators for decades to assure our students have adequate instructional time. But it's just not happening. There are a number of reasons this does not occur, including the restrictions in State Code that provide little flexibility for school boards and communities to establish school calendars that meet their needs while guaranteeing adequate time.
     As an example of the type of things we need to change in our Code, under current law, a snow day counts as an instructional day. We need to get back to a place of common sense in our approach to education. Otherwise, we will never get to an adequate level of instructional time. Instead, we will be stuck, like we were last year, where our students only averaged 170 days of instructional time.
     Several schools in West Virginia already have addressed this problem by going to a balanced calendar. They have found students remember more, they have more time for enrichment and remediation, more opportunities to get a good meal, and teachers are less likely to becomeburned-out. Let me be clear, my bill will not impose a new calendar on any school. It simply will free our local boards of education, in consultation with staff and the community, to design a calendar meeting the needs of adequate instructional time.
     Beyond the school calendar, there are other issues we must consider. Over the past 30 years we have seen a 26 percent decrease in student population. I believe the community, especially parents, should always have access to locally elected officials who oversee their schools. But that does not mean we can and should provide all the current administrative overhead to each of our 55 county school boards. We must become more efficient.
     Finally, we must have a comprehensive and consistent way to integrate technology and digital learning into our system. We must embrace opportunities like Project 24, an effort led by former Governor Bob Wise, that will enable our State to make the best use of technology to unleash our true potential. I am asking the State Board to embrace this opportunity.
     During this legislative session, let's work together and take bold action so the next generation of West Virginians will have the passion, skills, and knowledge to change our world.
(Applause)
     For over 40 years this country has wrestled with drug abuse. This is more than a social problem, it's an economic problem. Too many people who can't pass a drug test go somewhere else-somewhere where they don't test-somewhere where it doesn't matter. They're running out of options and so are we. Building a workforce that is not only educated, but clean and sober is something only our people can do for themselves.
     Beginning today, we will carry the message: If you get high, you won't get hired-Drugs aren't working.
(Applause) I've setup a website: FaceYourFuture.com. West Virginians who need help with substance abuse, we want to help.
     Joining me tonight are Kenny Perdue with the AFL-CIO and Steve White with the Affiliated Construction Trades Foundation, who for the past 20 years have been strong advocates for a drug-free workforce. I'm also joined by Steve Roberts, President of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce and Jan Vineyard with the Business and Industry Council. They are just a few within our labor and business communities who are showing their support for a drug free workforce. Please stand and be recognized for joining us in this fight.
(Applause)
     We must continue to support our law enforcement officers and give them the tools they need to protect us, our families, and our communities. We know that driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious problem, but so is driving under the influence of drugs. Tonight, I'm proposing legislation to make it clear that officers have implied consent upon reasonable cause. When drivers who are under the influence of drugs are pulled over, they can be properly identified, tested, and removed from our roadways.
     As Governor, I'm fortunate to have the opportunity to witness firsthand the dedication that our law enforcement officers provide to the Mountain State and her people. This past year, the entire State of West Virginia grieved when we lost two beloved State Troopers. These two men lost their lives protecting us, and they will never be forgotten.
     Tonight, we are joined by a hero - Deputy Sheriff John Westfall. As you all know, Deputy Westfall worked that tragic scene at the Wallback exit. John was injured, but he is recovering, and it's my pleasure to have him and his wife, Emily here with us this evening. Deputy Westfall, on behalf of all West Virginians, please stand as we thank you and every other law enforcement officer in the State for keeping us safe. (Applause, members standing in ovation)

     John, we continue to pray for you, for the family of Corporal Marshall Bailey, for the family of Trooper Eric Workman, and for all men and women who serve in law enforcement.
     Just a few months ago, many of us watched in shock when flames ripped through a community near Sissonville leaving houses leveled and a part of our highway charred when a major pipeline exploded. It was a true blessing no one was injured or killed. We have learned from that explosion and the investigation that followed, that West Virginia's pipeline safety statutes are outdated-with weak penalties and enforcement measures. In fact, West Virginia is currently out of compliance with federal guidelines.
     Tonight, I am proposing legislation to bring our State into federal compliance. I propose a maximum penalty of up to $200,000 per violation, per day. It is my hope by increasing penalties, we will meet federal standards and ensure overall public safety. (Applause)

     It's no secret that West Virginia's correctional system is overextended. Statistics now show the number of people in our prisons is increasing at three times the national average.
     Last year, I brought together my colleagues in the Legislature, as well as judges, prosecutors, State and local leaders and research professionals as part of an effort to find a solution to our outdated and overcrowded prison system.
     The Council of State Governments has succeeded in increasing public safety and reducing recidivism in states like Texas, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. I asked them to help me construct a plan-keeping public safety as our number one priority. What we learned was simple: substance abuse is a huge part of prison overcrowding, and the high re-offending rate intensifies the problem.
     We must act now to address these challenges. We must work to increase public safety and reduce habitual offenders. Their recommendations are projected to save the State of West Virginia over $116 million over the next six years while making West Virginia a safer place.
     This past June we saw a storm like no other we'd ever experienced before. The derecho left a record 688,000 homes and businesses without electricity. Volunteer Fire Departments, 911 Centers, local officials, and the members of the West Virginia National Guard were there for us during those storms. And since the terrorist attack on September 11th, the West Virginia National Guard has deployed over 11,500 men and women overseas and we still have many members deployed today. These brave men and women continue to serve and protect. Tonight one of those soldiers is with us, Sargent Sara Yoke. Sargent Yoke was on a humanitarian mission to a village in Afghanistan where she and her fellow soldiers came under enemy fire. Because of Sara's bravery she received a Bronze Star and a Combat Action Badge for her service to our country. Please help me recognize Sargent Yoke, Adjutant General James Hoyer, the men and women of the West Virginia National Guard, and all veterans here tonight. Please stand and be recognized for your outstanding service to our nation. (Applause)

     West Virginia experienced an amazing and unforgettable year. It was not unlike our equally amazing and unforgettable history. The Mountain State was born during the national firestorm of civil strife; 150 years ago this year, West Virginia set out on its own journey, with hope and promise. We survived many challenges to get to where we are today-a place we call home. As we come together to celebrate our State's 150th anniversary on June 20th, let's celebrate our history knowing some of her best days lie ahead.
     As Cass Gilbert's masterpiece rose on the Kanawha River testifying of an amazing breed of strong West Virginians, it also speaks of our remarkable past. And as Mr. Gilbert's final touches were put on this beautiful Capitol there was much debate about the inscription of words that would forever frame our hallways-and our philosophies.
     In a letter Gilbert wrote to Governor William G. Conley dated, July 1, 1931, Gilbert wrote:
"I think we would all agree that the great factors of good government are wisdom, patriotism and diligence, and the most effective of these would be wisdom?I would prefer wisdom to knowledge, for one who is truly wise gets knowledge from others."
     Let's again work together as we begin this legislative session and share these great factors of good government; wisdom, patriotism and diligence as we prepare and take action to move our great state forward.
     Thank you, God bless you, God bless America and God bless the great State of West Virginia.

(Applause, members and guests rising in ovation)
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     At the conclusion of the address, His Excellency, the Governor, accompanied by the committee of escort, retired from the Hall of the House of Delegates.
     The Doorkeeper escorted the invited guests from the Chamber.
     The members of the Senate retired to their Chamber, and the Speaker declared the Joint Assembly dissolved.
     The Speaker then called the House of Delegates to order and laid the following communication from His Excellency, the Governor, before the House:
State of West Virginia

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

Charleston, WV

February 13, 2013

Executive Message No. 1
The Honorable Rick Thompson, Speaker
West Virginia House of Delegates
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
Dear Mr. Speaker:
     I herewith submit, pursuant to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, a budget and budget bill for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013.
                                   With warmest regards,
                                   Earl Ray Tomblin,
                                    Governor.
     Whereupon,
     In compliance with Subdivision (4), Subsection B, Section 51, Article VI of the Constitution, the Speaker introduced the following bill, which was read by its title and referred to the Committee on Finance:
     By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, and Delegate Armstead:
     
H. B. 2014 - "A Bill making appropriations of public money out of the Treasury in accordance with Section 51, Article VI of the Constitution."
     Accompanying the Budget Bill was a document showing estimates of revenue, expenditures, etc., as required by Section 51, Article VI of the Constitution.
     At 7:52 p.m., on motion of Delegate Boggs, the House of Delegates adjourned until 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 14, 2013.

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