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Delegate Higginbotham sponsored 70 bills:

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HB 2320 Allowing nonmembers of a political party to request that party’s partisan ballot at a primary election Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/10/17 
HB 2340 Relating to performance metrics for the West Virginia Division of Highways Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  02/13/17 
HB 2343 Requiring the State Police to lease rather than buy vehicles if cost effective Pending  House Finance Committee  02/28/17 
HB 2344 Transferring the assets of the Library Commission relating to media broadcasting to the Educational Broadcasting Authority Pending  House Finance Committee  03/13/17 
HB 2345 Transferring all duties and powers previously belonging to the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses to the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/13/17 
HB 2346 Relating to motor vehicle license plates Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  03/27/17 
HB 2347 Allowing schools licensed to provide barber, cosmetology and related training to hold theory classes and clinical classes at different locations Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 9, 2017)
HB 2348 Eliminating any requirement that class hours of students be consecutive Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 5, 2017)
HB 2349 Relating to driving on the right side of the roadway, overtaking and passing Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  02/13/17 
HB 2352 Relating to the criminal offense of desecration of graves and vandalizing cemeteries Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/13/17 
HB 2353 Requiring the Commissioner of Highways to develop a formula for allocating road funds among districts Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  02/13/17 
HB 2354 Requiring the Commissioner of Highways to develop a statewide communications plan known as the Comprehensive Public Involvement Plan Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  02/13/17 
HB 2373 Authorizing school bus drivers trained in administration of epinephrine auto-injectors to administer auto-injectors Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 5, 2017)
HB 2374 Requiring schools post signs displaying the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline Pending  House Education Committee  02/13/17 
HB 2415 Relating to construction of industrial access roads with state funds Pending  House Finance Committee  03/01/17 
HB 2419 Defining and establishing the crime of cyberbullying Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/14/17 
HB 2428 Establishing additional substance abuse treatment facilities Signed  Effective from passage - (April 8, 2017)
HB 2429 Granting tax credits for parents and legal guardians whose children are in a home schooling program or private school Pending  House Education Committee  02/14/17 
HB 2443 Establishing academic standards and assessment methods Pending  House Education Committee  02/14/17 
HB 2477 Developing a special hiring procedure for personnel positions in the Division of Highways Pending  House Roads and Transportation Committee  02/15/17 
HB 2494 Providing that statewide school report cards are only to be made available to custodial parents and guardians of students upon request Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 5, 2017)
HB 2504 Prohibiting state nursing boards from limiting the number of students Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  02/16/17 
HB 2520 Prohibiting the use of a tanning device by a person under the age of eighteen Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 7, 2017)
HB 2529 Adding sexual orientation to the categories covered by the Human Rights Act Pending  House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee  02/17/17 
HB 2546 Allowing replacement costs of employer provided property to be deducted from an employee’s final paycheck if the property is not returned Pending    Concurrence  04/07/17 
HB 2554 West Virginia Contractor Licensing Act Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  03/11/17 
HB 2555 Relating to tax credits for apprenticeship training in construction trades Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 7, 2017)
HB 2557 Relating to tuition and fees at community and technical colleges Pending  House Education Committee  02/20/17 
HB 2562 Making unlawful any employer policy or rule prohibiting an employee from possessing a firearm inside a vehicle Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/20/17 
HB 2572 Providing for the authorization and oversight of public charter schools Pending  House Education Committee  02/20/17 
HB 2573 Ensuring that local Convention and Visitor Center Bureaus have a board that is elected by a governing body Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  02/20/17 
HB 2580 Relating to damages for medical monitoring Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/21/17 
HB 2581 Relating to admissibility of certain evidence in a civil action for damages Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/21/17 
HB 2583 Relating to limitations on the use of wages and agency shop fees by employers and labor organization for political activities Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/21/17 
HB 2588 Simon’s Law; life sustaining procedures Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  02/21/17 
HB 2589 Permitting students who are homeschooled or attend private schools to enroll and take classes at the county’s vocational school Vetoed  Vetoed
HB 2629 Permitting a corporation to be represented by an officer of that corporation Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/21/17 
HB 2637 Relating to employment of retired teachers and prospective employable professional personnel in areas of critical need and shortage Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 7, 2017)
HB 2642 Removing restrictions for hunting or trapping on private lands on Sundays Pending  House ANR Committee  02/21/17 
HB 2647 Preventing compensatory damage awards for medical expenses from including sums that the claimant has not and will not pay Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/22/17 
HB 2650 Youth Mental Health Protection Act Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  02/22/17 
HB 2651 Relating generally to standardized testing requirements for nonpublic schools Pending  Senate Rules Committee  04/08/17 
HB 2652 Relating generally to school closing or consolidation requirements Pending  House Education Committee  02/22/17 
HB 2655 Defining and establishing the crime of cyberbullying Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/22/17 
HB 2676 Transferring the Security office under the Division of Culture and History to the Division of Protective Services Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 4, 2017)
HB 2679 Relating to the possession of firearms in parks and park facilities Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 7, 2017)
HB 2688 Permitting natural gas companies to enter private property without prior consent from the owner for the limited purposes of obtaining data Pending  House ENG Committee  02/23/17 
HB 2689 Educational Savings Account Program Pending  House Education Committee  02/24/17 
HB 2702 Relating to excused absences for personal illness from school Signed  Effective July 1, 2017
HB 2704 Prohibiting persons convicted of sexual offenses against children with whom they hold positions of trust from holding certification or license valid in public schools Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 7, 2017)
HB 2705 Eliminating obsolete, duplicate or unnecessary code language as it relates to higher education Pending  House Education Committee  02/24/17 
HB 2706 Authorizing legislative rules regarding higher education Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (July 3, 2017)
HB 2713 Permitting the carrying of concealed weapons on the campus of a state institution of higher education Pending  House Education Committee  02/27/17 
HB 2714 Permitting a firearm or other deadly weapon on or in a private primary or secondary education building, structure or facility Pending  House Education Committee  02/27/17 
HB 2715 Establishing procedures for carrying out the death sentence Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/27/17 
HB 2727 Providing an identification card for released inmates who do not have a West Virginia identification card or driver’s license Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/28/17 
HB 2738 Providing flexibility in the transfer process of school personnel Pending  Senate Education Committee  03/22/17 
HB 2748 Prohibiting civil rights violations based on gender identity, or sexual orientation Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/01/17 
HB 2764 Allowing the State Building Commission or the Higher Education Policy Commission to request and receive money from the Investment Management Board Pending  House Education Committee  03/01/17 
HB 2799 Prohibiting the superintendent of schools from requiring a physical examination to be included to the application for a minor’s work permit Pending    3rd Reading  04/08/17 
HB 2861 Authorizing a medical power of attorney representative to sign a binding arbitration agreement Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/08/17 
HB 2883 The Freedom to Prosper Act Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  03/09/17 
HB 2887 Relating to retirement and separation incentives Pending    Concurrence  04/08/17 
HB 2903 Limiting the maximum number of appointees to certain county and municipal bodies Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  03/09/17 
HB 2992 Relating to civil asset forfeiture Pending  House Judiciary Committee  03/14/17 
HB 3061 Encouraging mastery-based education through the Innovation In Schools program Pending    3rd Reading  04/08/17 
HB 3075 Licensing the practice of athletic training Pending  House Government Organization Committee  03/14/17 
HB 3088 Relating generally to teacher-pupil ratios Rejected      03/28/17 
HB 3089 Relating to the adoption of instructional resources for use in the public schools Pending  Senate Education Committee  03/24/17 
HB 3099 Providing counties the power to establish a county sales tax under certain circumstances Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  03/14/17 
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