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Publications of the West Virginia Legislature

West Virginia Blue Book

West Virginia Blue Book
Produced by: Senate Clerk’s Office

Contact:
phone: (304) 357-7800
e-mail: senate.clerk@wvsenate.gov
Published each year, the Blue Book is an extensive guide containing information on current officials in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government; federal officers, including the president, congressional representatives and judges; and, political leaders, including party committee chairs and members. The books, published in odd-numbered years and the 2000 edition, include photographs and biographies of these officials. This publication also contains information on state and federal agencies; postal information; the Constitutions of the United States and West Virginia; and, considerable information on counties, municipalities and various organizations.

Acts of the Legislature of West Virginia

Acts of the Legislature of West Virginia
Produced by: House Clerk’s Office

Contact:
phone: (304) 340-3200
e-mail: house.clerk@wvhouse.gov
Published each year, the Acts of the Legislature of West Virginia is the official compilation of the bills and resolutions passed by both houses each session and which have subsequently become law. As the Legislature's record keeper, the Clerk of the House of Delegates is charged with preparing, organizing and distributing this publication. The House Clerk has custody of the Acts of the Legislature and delivers certified copies of them for a small fee.

Legislative Manual

Legislative Manual
Produced by: House Clerk’s Office

Contact:
phone: (304) 340-3200
e-mail: house.clerk@wvhouse.gov

On the web: Legislative Manual Online
A more abbreviated publication than the Blue Book, this manual is updated every two years and contains photographs and biographies of the current governor and legislators. It also contains the names of congressional representatives, elected state officials, judicial officers, legislative staff, members of the press, former governors and past legislators. In addition, each manual includes statistical information on population, legislative rules, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitutions of the United States and West Virginia.

A Commemorative History of the West Virginia Capitol

A Commemorative History of the West Virginia Capitol
Produced by: Senate Clerk’s Office

Contact:
phone: (304) 357-7800
e-mail: senate.clerk@wvsenate.gov

On the web: Capitol History
First printed in 1982 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Capitol’s dedication, this publication contains archival pictures, photographs and detailed accounts of the Statehouse's history - from its early locations and a devastating fire to Cass Gilbert’s vision, its awe-inspiring construction in Charleston and the intricate details that citizens continue to enjoy today. The book also includes information on the Governor’s Mansion and a summary of statistical figures concerning the Capitol.

Page Program Book

Page Program Book
Produced by: Senate Clerk’s Office

Contact:
phone: (304) 357-7800
e-mail: senate.clerk@wvsenate.gov
Created as a guide for students participating in the Legislature’s Page Program, this book provides valuable information on the members of the Senate and House of Delegates, including their photographs and seating charts. It also details students’ responsibilities while serving as pages and important rules to follow while in the Chambers. In addition, the book includes Capitol maps, an explanation of the legislative process and historical information on West Virginia.

House Journals

House Journals
Produced by: House Clerk’s Office

Contact:
Journal Room
phone: (304) 340-3244

On the web: Legislature’s Bulletin Board
Printed daily, this is the official record of the proceedings that take place each day while the House of Delegates is in session. The Journal follows the Order of Business and details floor actions on any legislation up for introduction, amendment or passage. In addition, the results of all roll call votes are shown. For added convenience, the daily Journals are now available on the Web site.

Senate Journals

Senate Journals
Produced by: Senate Clerk’s Office

Contact:
Journal Room
phone: (304) 340-3244

On the web: Legislature’s Bulletin Board
Printed daily, this is the official record of the proceedings that take place each day while the Senate is in session. The Journal follows the Order of Business and details floor actions on any legislation up for introduction, amendment or passage. In addition, the results of all roll call votes are shown. For added convenience, the daily Journals are now available on the Web site.

House Topical Index & Abstract

House Index and Abstract
Produced by: House Clerk’s Office

Contact:
Journal Room
phone: (304) 340-3244

On the web: Legislature’s Bulletin Board
Printed daily, the House Topical Index contains a list of all bills introduced by subject and includes short titles of each measure. The House Abstract, also printed daily, is a numerical listing of all bills introduced, including short titles, sponsor(s), notation of companion Senate bills and an updated history of Senate and House action from introduction through approval or veto by the governor. These publications are available online.

Senate Topical Index & Bill History

Senate Index and Abstract
Produced by: Senate Clerk’s Office

Contact:
Journal Room
phone: (304) 340-3244

On the web: Legislature’s Bulletin Board
Printed daily, the Senate Topical Index contains a list of all bills introduced by subject and includes short titles of each measure. The Senate Bill History, also printed daily, is a numerical listing of all bills introduced, including short titles, sponsor(s), notation of companion House bills and an updated history of Senate and House action from introduction through approval or veto by the governor. These publications are available online.

Membership Directory

Legislative Directory
Produced by: Office of Reference & Information

Contact:
phone: (304) 347-4836
e-mail: john.tice@wvlegislature.gov

On the web: Membership Directory - 2013
Updated for each new Legislature, this publication contains photographs and contact information for all members of the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates. In addition, the directory lists the leadership of each chamber and memberships of all standing committees. The pocket-sized booklet also contains general information regarding the Senate and House; the toll-free telephone number and official Web site address for the Legislature; and, an address format for constituents to use when writing their representatives.

A Bill Becomes Law

A Bill Becomes Law
Produced by: Office of Reference & Information

Contact:
phone: (304) 347-4836
e-mail: john.tice@wvlegislature.gov

On the web: A Bill Becomes Law
Often used for educational purposes, this pamphlet illustrates the process through which legislation advances before it becomes a state law as it walks the reader through each step. Complete with photographs of the Senate and House Chambers, this publication contains detailed summaries of the various stages of the legislative process, including introduction of the bill, committee study, floor action and action by the Governor. It also includes a table with graphics depicting each of the steps.

Internship Brochure

Internship Brochure
Produced by: Office of Reference & Information

Contact:
phone: (304) 347-4836
e-mail: john.tice@wvlegislature.gov

On the web: Legislature’s Internship Program
Profiling the Legislature’s five internship programs, which provide opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students from in-state institutions, this brochure includes descriptions of interns’ duties, eligibility requirements, the duration of each program and the number of available positions. For students wishing to receive application deadline information or ask any questions about the programs, this publication contains telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and mailing addresses for each program’s contact person.

Wrap-Up - The Official Newsletter of the West Virginia Legislature

Wrap-Up Newsletter
Produced by: Office of Reference & Information

Contact:
phone: (304) 347-4836
e-mail: john.tice@wvlegislature.gov

On the web: Wrap-Up Online
Published weekly throughout each regular session, this newsletter provides summaries of current legislation advancing through the legislative process and includes lead stories that often highlight recent activities at the Capitol. Individuals can access Wrap-Up online or contact the Office of Reference and Information to be placed on the mailing list. A more in-depth final edition, which includes summaries of all bills passed, is produced after the Legislature adjourns. Although Final Wrap-Up is not mailed to regular subscribers, copies can be obtained online or requested through this office.

Interim Highlights

Interim Highlights
Produced by: Office of Reference & Information

Contact:
phone: (304) 347-4836
e-mail: john.tice@wvlegislature.gov

On the web: Interim Highlights
Produced once a month during the Legislature’s interim period, which is the time between regular sessions, this publication contains summaries of the committee meetings that take place during three days each month. These meetings often entail in-depth studies of various topics in preparation for future legislation, as well as updates from state agencies that allow lawmakers to hear any concerns and monitor the progress of legislation that has passed. Although this publication is not mailed to the public, copies can be downloaded online.

Chronology of Women in the West Virginia Legislature

Chronology of Women
Produced by: Office of Reference & Information

Contact:
phone: (304) 347-4836
e-mail: john.tice@wvlegislature.gov

Chronology of Women
Recently updated, this book contains the names, parties and home counties of all women who have served in the West Virginia Senate or House of Delegates. This publication begins in 1922, when just one woman served in the House, and spans through the years to the present Legislature, in which 22 women currently serve - two in the Senate and 20 in the House.

Information Packet

Information Packet
A comprehensive reference tool for any interested citizens or Capitol visitors, this packet contains a map of the Capitol, which includes room numbers for all legislators; seating charts for the Senate and House Chambers; Senate, House and Congressional district maps; photographs and contact information for all members of the Legislature; and, phone numbers and addresses for Congressional representatives. Also included are toll-free telephone numbers and Web site addresses for state agencies, colleges and universities. This packet can be downloaded online.

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