92a. Any bill or joint resolution pending in the House at the
time of sine die adjournment of the First Regular Session of a
Legislature, or extended First Regular Session thereof, which has
not been rejected, laid on the table or postponed indefinitely by
the House, shall carry over in its original form to the Second
Regular Session only at the request of the sponsor or cosponsors of
the bill or resolution, such request to be made to the Clerk of the
House not later than ten days prior to the commencement of the
After receiving notice from the first-named sponsor of his or
her intent to carry over the bill, the Clerk of the House shall
notify all cosponsors that the bill will be carried over. All
cosponsors shall have ten days after the date of notice to notify
the Clerk of the House that their names should be removed from the
bill to be carried over.
Any such bill or joint resolution shall retain its original
number and shall be deemed to be reintroduced on the first day of
the Second Regular Session and shall, except as otherwise directed
by the Speaker, be treated as referred to the committee or
committees to which it was originally referred.
In the case of any House bill or joint resolution which has
been passed or adopted by the House, such bill or resolution shall
likewise be deemed to be reintroduced and referred, except as
otherwise directed by the Speaker, to the committee or committees to which it was originally referred.
This rule shall not apply to any bill or joint resolution
solely sponsored by a former member, to supplemental appropriation
or budget bills, to bills which promulgate legislative rules, to
bills which expire or continue state agencies pursuant to the West
Virginia Sunset Law, to bills of a local nature, or to any bill or
joint resolution introduced during any extraordinary session.