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Day 01 (07-15-2010)
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

FOURTH DAY

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

                              

     The House of Delegates met at 4:00 p.m., and was called to order by the Honorable Richard Thompson, Speaker.
     Prayer was offered and the House was led in recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
     The roll being called (Roll No. 495), and 89 members having answered to their names, the Speaker declared the presence of a quorum.
     The Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of Saturday, July 17, 2010, being the first order of business, when the further reading thereof was dispensed with and the same approved.
House Calendar

third Reading

     
Com. Sub. for S. B. 2001, Filling of vacancies in office of U. S. Senator; on third reading, coming up in regular order, was, on motion of Delegate Boggs, laid over one day.
     At 4:03 p.m., on motion of Delegate Boggs, the House of Delegates recessed until 6:15 p.m., subject to the call of the Chair.
     Following the recess, the House met again at 6:15 p.m., and was called to order by the Speaker.
     At the request of Delegate Boggs, and by unanimous consent, the House of Delegates returned to the Third Order of Business for the purpose of receiving committee reports.
Committee Reports

     Chairman Poling, from the Committee on Education, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Education has had under consideration:
     H. B. 206, Encouraging teacher collaboration through the establishment of alternative school-level decision-making bodies,
     And reports the same back, with amendment, with the recommendation that it do pass, as amended.
     Chairman Poling, from the Committee on Education, submitted the following report, which was received:
     Your Committee on Education has had under consideration:
     H. B. 210, Providing uniformity in alternative schools and requiring a pilot program that will allow alternative schools in elementary and middle schools,
     And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass, but that it first be referred to the Committee on Finance.
     In accordance with the former direction of the Speaker, the bill (H. B. 210) was referred to the Committee on Finance.
Messages from the Senate

    A message from the Senate, by
     The Clerk of the Senate, announced the passage by the Senate, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the House of Delegates in the passage, of        
     S. B. 2003 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §12-1-12d of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to investments by Marshall University and West Virginia University; and extending the sunset provision to allow the continued investment of funds in the nonprofit foundations of Marshall University and West Virginia University"; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.
     A message from the Senate, by
     The Clerk of the Senate, announced the passage by the Senate, to take effect from passage, and request the concurrence of the House of Delegates in the passage, of
     S. B. 2005 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18-2E-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend and reenact §18-9-3a of said code, all relating to the improvement of schools and school districts; requiring electronic county and school strategic improvement plans to plan for early warnings and interventions; requiring electronic county and school strategic improvement plans to identify level of performance on certain high quality education standards; requiring state board adoption of rule on certain high quality education standards and including certain legally required elements; requiring certain reports on rule and submission on certain dates; requiring state board study consistent with rule of certain staffing issues and specifying submission; revising graduation standards used to determine adequate yearly progress under the No Child Left Behind Act; requiring state annual performance measures to account for growth over the previous year; revising extraordinary circumstances that may warrant a school being given a low-performing accreditation status; narrowing deadlines for improvement of low performance in schools; revising school system approval criteria for schools given temporary and conditional status; authorizing the districtwide transfer of principals in school systems on nonapproved status in certain circumstances; requiring certain revision and state board approval of county strategic improvement plan of counties given temporary, conditional or nonapproval status; establishing the Education Opportunity Zone 180 program; requiring training for certain county board members and providing penalty for not attending; requiring training for superintendents and certain other personnel in certain circumstances; requiring counties given temporary, conditional or nonapproval status to examine various strategies collaboratively agreed upon to bring county to full approval; including accreditation status and county board member training information on published financial reports; making technical corrections; and removing obsolete provisions"; which was referred to the Committee on Education.
     A message from the Senate, by
     The Clerk of the Senate, announced the passage by the Senate and requested the concurrence of the House of Delegates in the passage, of 
     S. B. 2007 - "A Bill to amend and reenact §18A-3-1a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to alternative principal and teacher certification; authorizing alternative principal and teacher certification programs; defining certain terms; setting forth procedures for approving alternative education programs by education providers; providing for alternative instructional requirements; establishing eligibility standards; setting forth certain requirements for training and induction; providing criteria for recommendations and decisions affecting rehiring and hiring; and requiring certain legislative rules"; which was referred to the Committee on Education.

Leaves of Absence

     At the request of Delegate Boggs, and by unanimous consent, leaves of absence for the day were granted Delegates Argento, Campbell, Cann, Caputo, Crosier, Hunt, Schadler, Shook, Stephens, Varner and Wooton.
     At 6:20 p.m., the House of Delegates adjourned until 12:00 meridian, Monday, July 19, 2010.

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