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Abortion (4 Bills)
SB 26 - Prohibiting gender-based abortions
SB 28 - Relating to care of certain aborted fetuses
SB 87 - Prohibiting certain abortions at state facilities
SB 443 - Prohibiting elective abortion coverage except through optional supplemental policy

Actions and Suits (4 Bills)
SB 42 - Relating to civil liability immunity for certain parks and recreation district operators
SB 376 - Permitting unit owners' associations institute legal action to collect dues
SB 401 - Relating to rate of interest on judgment or decree
SB 521 - Imposing statute of limitations for bringing civil action derived from surveying of property

Acts (24 Bills)
SB 5 - Creating State Labor Relations Act
SB 11 - Creating Prescription Record Privacy Act
SB 13 - Creating Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
SB 24 - Creating Green Buildings Act
SB 25 - Creating Smoke Free WV Act
SB 41 - Creating Jobs Impact Statement Act
SB 43 - Creating Asbestos Claims Transparency Act
SB 46 - Creating Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
SB 56 - Creating Asbestos Claims Transparency Act
SB 58 - Creating Commuter Rail Access Act
SB 68 - Creating WV Oral Health Improvement Act
SB 84 - Creating WV Firearms Freedom Act
SB 201 - Creating Energy Efficient Building Act
SB 220 - Creating Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
SB 225 - Creating WV Innovation and Development Act
SB 228 - Creating Local Solution Dropout Prevention and Recovery Innovation Zone Act
SB 242 - Dedicating portion of coal severance tax to county of origin
SB 243 - Relating to Neighborhood Investment Program Act
SB 249 - Creating WV Manufacturing Competitiveness and Growth Act
SB 252 - Expanding subsidy for certain enrollees in model health plan for uninsurable individuals
SB 272 - Relating to WV Tax Increment Financing Act
SB 449 - Creating Twenty-First Century Business Technologies Property Valuation Act and Tax Credit Act
SB 459 - Creating Keep Jobs in WV Act
SB 465 - Creating Marcellus Gas and Manufacturing Development Act

Advertising (1 Bills)
SB 264 - Regulating outdoor advertising signs containing numerical displays of lights or movable components

Agriculture (2 Bills)
SB 33 - Creating Transition Program for Tobacco Farmers
SB 351 - Regulating captive cervid farming as agricultural enterprise

Alcohol (4 Bills)
SB 18 - Requiring alcohol awareness education courses for certain employees of retailers and licensed private clubs
SB 498 - Permitting sale of liquor on election day
SB 508 - Allowing certain liquor licensees ability to conduct responsible liquor sampling events
SB 605 - Allowing territorial, not statewide, distribution of wines

Animals (11 Bills)
SB 269 - Creating personal income tax deduction for persons who have their pets spayed or neutered
SB 302 - Creating "Dutch's Law" honoring fallen law-enforcement canines and their law-enforcement handlers
SB 303 - Adding captive cervids to list of animals protected from dogs
SB 313 - Creating Spay Neuter Assistance Fund; funding
SB 334 - Creating criminal offense for animal fighting ventures involvement
SB 357 - Relating to reporting beaver and river otter taken, tagged and checked
SB 358 - Authorizing electronic registration of wildlife
SB 392 - Changing definition of "accredited thoroughbred horse"
SB 394 - Allowing Racing Commission to grant stay requests pending appeals of orders
SB 540 - Creating Equine Rescue Facilities Act
SB 596 - Exempting veterinary medications from consumers sales and service tax

Appropriations (4 Bills)
SB 70 - Budget Bill
SB 380 - Increasing Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund
SB 476 - Finding and declaring certain claims against state
SB 536 - Requiring certain funds from current surplus be used solely for completing Route 35

Appropriations-Supplemental (8 Bills)
SB 254 - Making supplementary appropriation of federal funds to Development Office and Division of Human Services
SB 255 - Making supplementary appropriation of unappropriated moneys to various accounts
SB 342 - Making supplementary appropriation to Governor's Office--Civil Contingent Fund
SB 617 - Making supplementary appropriation of federal funds to Department of Education and Arts and DHHR
SB 618 - Supplementing and decreasing items of existing appropriations to DOT
SB 619 - Making supplementary appropriation of unappropriated moneys to various accounts
SB 620 - Making supplementary appropriation to various executive accounts
SB 621 - Making supplementary appropriation of public moneys from Treasury to Department of Education

Associations (3 Bills)
SB 376 - Permitting unit owners' associations institute legal action to collect dues
SB 483 - Exempting homeowners' association payments from consumers sales and service tax under certain conditions
SB 569 - Increasing maximum homeowners' associations' fees; exception for certain expense liability planned communities

Athletics (2 Bills)
SB 27 - Authorizing mixed martial arts competitions
SB 315 - Making funding for high school athletics priority expenditure from State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund surplus

Attorneys (3 Bills)
SB 360 - Relating to award of attorney fees by Surface Mine Board
SB 568 - Providing attorney from public defender office be appointed by judge in certain cases
SB 607 - Creating Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Audits/Auditing (1 Bills)
SB 55 - Clarifying confidentiality of local government audit-supporting documentation

Banks and Banking (5 Bills)
SB 47 - Relating to disclosure requirements of mortgage licenses and fees
SB 49 - Relating to loan review services by Division of Banking employees
SB 51 - Requiring registration of certain persons engaged in consumer credit sales and other activities
SB 267 - Increasing fine or penalty Commissioner of Banking may impose on residential mortgage brokers and lenders
SB 274 - Allowing Commissioner of Banking assess state banks on quarterly basis

Boards and Commissions (16 Bills)
SB 62 - Increasing criminal penalties for violations of WV Contractor Licensing Act
SB 197 - Requiring State Board of Education create school drug safety program
SB 202 - Creating commission to develop pilot program to help at-risk youth
SB 208 - Creating WV Transportation Finance Commission
SB 217 - Relating to confidentiality of certain information provided to Insurance Commissioner
SB 221 - Determining Deputy Sheriff Retirement System employer contribution rate
SB 270 - Relating to Employee Suggestion Award Program
SB 365 - Providing additional funds to Racing Commission
SB 378 - Allowing Racing Commission use certain permit and registration fees to pay salaries and other expenses
SB 386 - Changing renewal dates of Racing Commission-issued occupational permits
SB 394 - Allowing Racing Commission to grant stay requests pending appeals of orders
SB 413 - Changing title of Racing Commission's racing secretary
SB 415 - Relating to compensation of board of education members serving in certain school districts
SB 514 - Authorizing legislative rule for Higher Education Policy Commission regarding authorization of degree-granting institutions
SB 567 - Establishing planning commission's rights and obligations when developer files for bankruptcy before development's completion
SB 582 - Relating to seals of notaries and commissioners

Buildings (4 Bills)
SB 24 - Creating Green Buildings Act
SB 336 - Creating WV Energy Efficient Buildings Program Act
SB 510 - Relating to requirements for new facility projects of public agencies and projects receiving state funds
SB 567 - Establishing planning commission's rights and obligations when developer files for bankruptcy before development's completion

Charitable Organizations (4 Bills)
SB 98 - Allowing certain organizations use electronic or mechanical devices to conduct raffles
SB 243 - Relating to Neighborhood Investment Program Act
SB 359 - Exempting certain charitable organizations from property taxation
SB 570 - Creating Volunteer for Nonprofit Youth Organizations Act

Child Welfare (18 Bills)
SB 71 - Making child neglect creating substantial risk of bodily harm misdemeanor
SB 78 - Requiring parental consent and accompaniment for minor to use tanning device
SB 81 - Creating WV Swimming Pool Safety Act
SB 82 - Relating to a child's right to nurse
SB 89 - Including certain Division of Juvenile Services records in exemptions from Freedom of Information Act requests
SB 186 - Relating to issuing subpoena to aid in criminal investigations involving certain crimes against minors
SB 197 - Requiring State Board of Education create school drug safety program
SB 202 - Creating commission to develop pilot program to help at-risk youth
SB 206 - Creating Office of Child Advocacy
SB 216 - Modifying "imminent danger to physical well-being of a child" definition
SB 325 - Permitting certain parolees petition court for allowance to live with or have visitation rights with child
SB 368 - Requiring Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction establish procedures for investigation of child abuse and negl
SB 377 - Providing penalties for failing to return minor child in timely manner following visitation
SB 447 - Relating to violations of school attendance requirements
SB 455 - Relating to state payment of delinquent child support payments
SB 490 - Relating to minors obtaining tattoos; parental consent
SB 502 - Creating Paternity Justice Act of 2011
SB 573 - Mandating additional punishment for utilizing minor in commission of crime

Citizenship (1 Bills)
SB 262 - Making English official language of WV

Civil Rights (3 Bills)
SB 17 - Creating Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs
SB 90 - Establishing Equal Employment Opportunity Office within Office of Governor
SB 226 - Prohibiting discrimination based on age or sexual orientation

Civil Service (1 Bills)
SB 539 - Relating to reinstatement of certain police chiefs and deputy chiefs

Claims (7 Bills)
SB 43 - Creating Asbestos Claims Transparency Act
SB 56 - Creating Asbestos Claims Transparency Act
SB 69 - Providing immunity for fire chiefs and line officers under Governmental Tort Claims and Insurance Reform Act
SB 400 - Relating to damages for acts causing physical injury
SB 402 - Relating to punitive damages in civil actions
SB 403 - Relating to disbursement where injury is self-inflicted or employer caused
SB 476 - Finding and declaring certain claims against state

Commerce (3 Bills)
SB 241 - Relating to organization and authority of Marketing and Communications Office of Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism and T
SB 406 - Establishing statute of limitations for durable goods
SB 459 - Creating Keep Jobs in WV Act

Communications (1 Bills)
SB 326 - Requiring easements and right-of-way instruments allow inclusion of fiber-optics communication conduit

Consumer Protection (7 Bills)
SB 78 - Requiring parental consent and accompaniment for minor to use tanning device
SB 79 - Requiring safety features on all new residential hot water heaters
SB 81 - Creating WV Swimming Pool Safety Act
SB 83 - Limiting landowner's liability for injuries occurring on property while hunting
SB 192 - Protecting consumers from price gouging and unfair pricing practices
SB 217 - Relating to confidentiality of certain information provided to Insurance Commissioner
SB 349 - Requiring bittering agent be placed in certain engine coolants and antifreezes

Contracts (1 Bills)
SB 203 - Requiring disclosure of subcontractors within certain time for public construction contracts

Corporations and Business Entities (4 Bills)
SB 317 - Requiring corporations disclose expenditures for political activities
SB 332 - Changing procedure for suspending, revoking or canceling business registration certificate
SB 339 - Authorizing final payment of wages of separated employees at regular pay periods
SB 344 - Relating to special method for appraising qualified capital additions to manufacturing facilities

Corrections (2 Bills)
SB 91 - Allowing correctional industries directly purchase workers' compensation coverage for certain inmates
SB 398 - Establishing shift differential pay scales for certain correctional employees

Counties -- Commissions (4 Bills)
SB 86 - Requiring equal numbers of members from each magisterial district on county planning commissions
SB 352 - Relating to sale of property owned by county commission
SB 420 - Clarifying county commissioners must reside in district they represent
SB 450 - Permitting county commission designate additional community voting locations for early in-person voting

Counties -- Courts and Officers (1 Bills)
SB 220 - Creating Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act

Counties (And Related Subheadings) (5 Bills)
SB 96 - Relating generally to certain county officials
SB 266 - Authorizing real property transfer tax collected by state be paid to counties
SB 305 - Authorizing county and municipal governments to levy tax on food and beverages
SB 506 - Relating to Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program
SB 533 - Relating to preservation of affordable housing in counties with impact fees

Courts -- Circuit (5 Bills)
SB 279 - Relating to work camps for nonviolent offenders
SB 320 - Requiring certain governmental entities and circuit courts retain biological material for possible DNA testing
SB 346 - Relating to collection of fees by circuit clerks
SB 428 - Increasing and reallocating certain circuit court fees
SB 481 - Adding additional family court judge to twenty-third family court circuit

Courts -- Magistrate (7 Bills)
SB 50 - Increasing number of magistrate court deputy clerks
SB 195 - Relating to requirements to serve as magistrate
SB 257 - Providing additional magistrate court clerk to Monongalia County
SB 303 - Adding captive cervids to list of animals protected from dogs
SB 355 - Permitting magistrates carry concealed handguns without permit
SB 412 - Increasing educational requirements for magistrates
SB 554 - Increasing number of magistrate court deputy clerks

Courts -- Supreme Court (2 Bills)
SB 57 - Relating to nonpartisan election of Supreme Court Justices
SB 589 - Relating to mental hygiene; voluntary and involuntary commitments generally

Courts (And Related Subheadings) (19 Bills)
SB 38 - Requiring certain defendants pay incarceration cost
SB 60 - Relating to certain supervisory duties of circuit probation officers
SB 61 - Relating generally to juvenile drug courts
SB 80 - Redefining basis for disqualification of prospective jurors
SB 83 - Limiting landowner's liability for injuries occurring on property while hunting
SB 95 - Redefining basis for disqualification of prospective jurors
SB 191 - Relating to jury selection in felony cases
SB 307 - Creating Intermediate Court of Appeals
SB 347 - Permitting person to file bond in escrow with court to cover mechanic's lien
SB 348 - Allowing certain community work program labor be credited to fines or court costs
SB 426 - Requiring judge's permission before release of juror information after trial
SB 482 - Requiring public defender corporations be centralized under Executive Director of Public Defender Services
SB 501 - Relating to civil actions having both a resident and nonresident plaintiff
SB 512 - Relating generally to salaries of certain judges and magistrates
SB 549 - Relating to funding for civil legal services for poor
SB 562 - Relating to assets court may consider when determining spousal support
SB 572 - Prohibiting certain employees of Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training from being called as witnesses in certain actions
SB 578 - Creating Reliability in Expert Testimony Standards Act
SB 599 - Relating to selection of hearing examiners conducting state agency administrative hearings

Crimes -- Alcohol and Drugs (3 Bills)
SB 504 - Relating to administrative hearings for suspension and revocation of licenses for driving under influence
SB 511 - Creating Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) Act
SB 579 - Making driving under influence of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs and causing serious bodily harm felony

Crimes -- Felonies (5 Bills)
SB 67 - Requiring those arrested for felony submit to DNA sample
SB 250 - Making driving under influence of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs and causing serious bodily harm felony
SB 323 - Increasing parole ineligibility period for those convicted of distributing controlled substance near school bus
SB 334 - Creating criminal offense for animal fighting ventures involvement
SB 338 - Permitting state opt out of federal statute preventing residents convicted of certain crimes from receiving certain benefits

Crimes -- Juveniles (6 Bills)
SB 31 - Increasing penalties for tobacco use by minors
SB 61 - Relating generally to juvenile drug courts
SB 71 - Making child neglect creating substantial risk of bodily harm misdemeanor
SB 89 - Including certain Division of Juvenile Services records in exemptions from Freedom of Information Act requests
SB 93 - Relating to escape from custody of Director of Juvenile Services
SB 377 - Providing penalties for failing to return minor child in timely manner following visitation

Crimes -- Sexual Offenses (4 Bills)
SB 88 - Increasing penalties for correctional employee engaging in sexual relations with incarcerated person
SB 256 - Requiring sex offenders verify e-mail and online identities
SB 379 - Relating to registration of certain out-of-state sex offenders
SB 477 - Amending definition of "sexual contact"

Crimes (And Related Subheadings) (29 Bills)
SB 60 - Relating to certain supervisory duties of circuit probation officers
SB 92 - Relating to assignment of persons to centers housing young adult offenders
SB 99 - Allowing workers' compensation for mental illness resulting from being victim of crime
SB 196 - Relating to criminal offenses of robbery and attempted robbery
SB 209 - Creating misdemeanor offense of operating motor vehicle while texting
SB 213 - Relating to crimes using computers, telephones and electronic devices
SB 223 - Relating to civil and criminal forfeiture actions related to criminal activity
SB 260 - Creating offense of unlawful use of wireless communication device while operating motor vehicle
SB 265 - Authorizing Board of Parole modify or waive certain parolee's restrictions relating to minors
SB 276 - Criminalizing sale and use of synthetic cannabinoids
SB 278 - Creating misdemeanor crime of unlawful restraint
SB 279 - Relating to work camps for nonviolent offenders
SB 281 - Criminalizing installation of certain invasive software on mobile devices
SB 320 - Requiring certain governmental entities and circuit courts retain biological material for possible DNA testing
SB 325 - Permitting certain parolees petition court for allowance to live with or have visitation rights with child
SB 327 - Making robbery or attempted robbery under pretense of having weapon crime; penalties
SB 337 - Making failure to wear safety belts primary offense
SB 348 - Allowing certain community work program labor be credited to fines or court costs
SB 364 - Providing certain activities are crimes against peace
SB 385 - Increasing special penalties for assault and battery on athletic official
SB 390 - Adding web-enabled mobile devices to crime of invasion of privacy on computer
SB 430 - Filing civil petition for expungement of certain criminal records
SB 444 - Relating to protection of nonfamily or nonhousehold members from violations of personal safety
SB 461 - Providing criminal penalty for violating restraining order entered upon conviction for stalking or harassment
SB 470 - Creating misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of wireless communication device for nonvoice communication while operating motor veh
SB 552 - Creating crime of financial exploitation of elderly, protected or incapacitated person
SB 565 - Providing notice and ability to be heard during certain hearings to person residing with victim prior to crime
SB 573 - Mandating additional punishment for utilizing minor in commission of crime
SB 600 - Allowing use of partial-match DNA analysis as investigative tool in certain cases

Disabilities (4 Bills)
SB 318 - Requiring handrails in handicap restrooms
SB 343 - Relating to license plates for hearing impaired
SB 464 - Allowing certain persons petition to regain right to possess firearms when lost due to mental health disability
SB 528 - Allowing certain physically disabled service personnel work in another classification with continued compensation

Domestic Relations (3 Bills)
SB 278 - Creating misdemeanor crime of unlawful restraint
SB 461 - Providing criminal penalty for violating restraining order entered upon conviction for stalking or harassment
SB 503 - Relating to adultery and alimony in divorce proceeding

Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia (9 Bills)
SB 63 - Relating to Board of Pharmacy and controlled substances
SB 276 - Criminalizing sale and use of synthetic cannabinoids
SB 283 - Creating Unintentional Pharmaceutical Drug Overdose Fatality Review Team
SB 316 - Creating WV Partnership to Promote Community Well-Being Act
SB 323 - Increasing parole ineligibility period for those convicted of distributing controlled substance near school bus
SB 338 - Permitting state opt out of federal statute preventing residents convicted of certain crimes from receiving certain benefits
SB 440 - Requiring prescription for drug products containing chemical precursors of methamphetamine
SB 485 - Relating to possession and administration of epinephrine in emergency situations
SB 534 - Relating to mandatory drug testing of coal miners

Economic Development (8 Bills)
SB 203 - Requiring disclosure of subcontractors within certain time for public construction contracts
SB 225 - Creating WV Innovation and Development Act
SB 227 - Relating to Creative Communities Development Pilot Program
SB 234 - Revising Municipal Economic Opportunity Development District Act
SB 235 - Revising County Economic Opportunity Development District Act
SB 344 - Relating to special method for appraising qualified capital additions to manufacturing facilities
SB 371 - Updating list of jurisdictions identified as tax havens
SB 520 - Relating to Economic Development Authority's criteria for loans to tourism projects

Education -- Colleges & Universities (11 Bills)
SB 36 - Creating Higher Education Community School Law
SB 87 - Prohibiting certain abortions at state facilities
SB 200 - Correcting names of state institutions of higher education
SB 239 - Extending period higher education institutes have to deposit moneys into research endowments
SB 246 - Including Salem International University as eligible institution to continue to receive PROMISE scholarship funds
SB 330 - Relating to higher education personnel generally
SB 375 - Authorizing Higher Education Policy Commission collect and disseminate information concerning higher education institutions
SB 381 - Allowing use of tuition assistance for National Guard members enrolled in certain programs
SB 484 - Relating to management agreements of Higher Education Policy Commission
SB 514 - Authorizing legislative rule for Higher Education Policy Commission regarding authorization of degree-granting institutions
SB 538 - Creating Learn and Earn Cooperative Education Program

Education -- Courses, Programs & Testing (3 Bills)
SB 229 - Creating Math and Science Teacher Loan Assistance Program
SB 373 - Relating to funding and financing comprehensive middle schools and other School Building Authority projects
SB 516 - Requiring state board establish digital learning program

Education -- Retirement (6 Bills)
SB 10 - Providing one-time supplement to certain public employee and teacher annuitants
SB 15 - Providing one-time bonus to certain public employee and teacher annuitants
SB 74 - Providing one-time supplement to certain retired teachers
SB 75 - Exempting Teachers Retirement System income from state income tax
SB 76 - Providing cost-of-living adjustment for certain Teachers Retirement System members
SB 211 - Relating to provisions allowing employment of retired teachers as substitutes

Education -- Salaries, Classifications, Leave (6 Bills)
SB 280 - Changing certain deadlines associated with employment of school personnel
SB 374 - Relating to school service personnel
SB 415 - Relating to compensation of board of education members serving in certain school districts
SB 515 - Relating to residency requirements for persons appointed as campus police officers
SB 528 - Allowing certain physically disabled service personnel work in another classification with continued compensation
SB 558 - Changing method for determining salary equity among counties for school personnel

Education (And Related Subheadings) (18 Bills)
SB 30 - Requiring boards of education hire most qualified person for extracurricular activities
SB 210 - Reimbursing certain fees for course work completed by teachers
SB 212 - Relating to employment of personnel in public schools
SB 228 - Creating Local Solution Dropout Prevention and Recovery Innovation Zone Act
SB 233 - Establishing modification reducing federal adjusted gross income for recent graduates of higher education institutions
SB 236 - Providing for annual evaluation of professional personnel in public schools
SB 237 - Relating to improvement of schools and school districts
SB 251 - Relating to alternative principal and teacher certification
SB 411 - Providing higher education employees' eligibility for seat in Legislature
SB 429 - Providing educational scholarships for children of war veterans
SB 434 - Relating to school service personnel reclassification and career ladder for cooks
SB 447 - Relating to violations of school attendance requirements
SB 467 - Requiring incidence reports when teachers are unlawfully assigned any responsibility during their planning period
SB 486 - Creating WVU-Tech Revitalization Project
SB 571 - Allowing out-of-state medical students committing to practice in underserved areas pay in-state tuition
SB 586 - Amending procedures relating to school personnel and employment of teachers
SB 592 - Requiring schools have crisis response plans
SB 612 - Exempting certain schools and school districts from certain statutory provisions

Elections (21 Bills)
SB 29 - Requiring filing fees for write-in candidates for public office
SB 57 - Relating to nonpartisan election of Supreme Court Justices
SB 59 - Limiting certain distribution of public moneys by elected officials
SB 261 - Providing for special primary and general elections to fill vacancy in office of Governor
SB 284 - Changing date of canvassing of votes in primary election
SB 322 - Including WV in agreement among states to elect President by national popular vote
SB 367 - Requiring early voting at designated locations for minimum of five consecutive days
SB 391 - Relating to community voting locations generally
SB 409 - Establishing Model State Redistricting Reform Act
SB 417 - Expanding scope of definition of "political party" to increase political parties ability to obtain ballot access
SB 423 - Increasing size limit of voting precincts; poll workers
SB 450 - Permitting county commission designate additional community voting locations for early in-person voting
SB 463 - Including WV in agreement among states to elect President and Vice President by national popular vote
SB 495 - Relating generally to use of electronic voting systems
SB 496 - Relating to emergency powers of Secretary of State
SB 497 - Repealing article concerning use of certain voting machines
SB 498 - Permitting sale of liquor on election day
SB 505 - Relating generally to voter registration
SB 581 - Changing beginning date for early voting; allowing Saturday early voting
SB 593 - Allowing registered voters challenge absentee ballots under certain circumstances
SB 613 - Relating to state elections and early voting

Emergency Services (1 Bills)
SB 526 - Allowing certain emergency service providers possess Naloxone to administer in suspected overdoses

Energy (8 Bills)
SB 201 - Creating Energy Efficient Building Act
SB 224 - Repealing article banning nuclear power plants' construction
SB 258 - Creating Hydraulic Fracturing and Horizontal Drilling Gas Act
SB 314 - Creating Natural Gas Resources Transportation Road System
SB 336 - Creating WV Energy Efficient Buildings Program Act
SB 353 - Increasing tax on gas from Marcellus Shale if sold or transported out of state
SB 424 - Creating Natural Gas Horizontal Well Control Act
SB 465 - Creating Marcellus Gas and Manufacturing Development Act

Environmental Protection (8 Bills)
SB 12 - Requiring Commissioner of Public Health assess health impact of certain rules proposed by DEP
SB 20 - Relating to recycling
SB 245 - Relating to protection of Chesapeake Bay and Greenbrier River watersheds
SB 271 - Relating generally to Environmental Protection Advisory Council
SB 427 - Providing credit against tax for fees paid for recycling
SB 468 - Creating Intrastate Coal and Use Act
SB 531 - Promulgating rules for environmental sampling
SB 537 - Creating tax credit for businesses that compost

Estates and Trusts (1 Bills)
SB 190 - Relating generally to estates and trusts

Factory-Built Homes (1 Bills)
SB 439 - Clarifying that filing of manufactured housing complaint with state regulatory board is prerequisite for lawsuit

Fire Fighting and Prevention (6 Bills)
SB 19 - Providing certain firefighters personal income tax credit
SB 361 - Requiring insurance companies indicate on billing statements increased cost of fire insurance if no local fire department existed
SB 388 - Allowing fire chief appoint member to serve as designee on property safety enforcement agency
SB 441 - Creating rebuttable presumption that development of certain cancers by firefighters arose out of employment
SB 473 - Relating to fire chief and deputy chief positions
SB 542 - Relating to meeting and conference rights for members of fire departments

Firearms (8 Bills)
SB 84 - Creating WV Firearms Freedom Act
SB 306 - Requiring prosecuting attorneys who carry concealed firearm receive nationwide certification
SB 327 - Making robbery or attempted robbery under pretense of having weapon crime; penalties
SB 340 - Relating to crimes against peace and possession of deadly weapons
SB 355 - Permitting magistrates carry concealed handguns without permit
SB 387 - Allowing retired officers carry concealed weapon
SB 464 - Allowing certain persons petition to regain right to possess firearms when lost due to mental health disability
SB 543 - Creating WV Gun Owners' Protection Act of 2011

Forestry (5 Bills)
SB 445 - Relating to forest fire seasons
SB 458 - Updating Logging Sediment Control Act
SB 460 - Authorizing Division of Forestry establish practices and procedures to address law-enforcement requirements of division
SB 480 - Clarifying measure of severance tax imposed on privilege of producing timber
SB 494 - Providing additional protections for state forests and other public lands where timbering operations are conducted

Freedom of Information (1 Bills)
SB 478 - Prohibiting public body from charging fee for electronic copy of public record

Fuel (1 Bills)
SB 244 - Defining ownership of coalbed methane when no deed has expressed ownership

Funds (4 Bills)
SB 219 - Relating to maintaining solvency of Unemployment Compensation Fund
SB 315 - Making funding for high school athletics priority expenditure from State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund surplus
SB 395 - Requiring annual surplus from certain revenue shortfall funds be deposited in State Road Fund
SB 525 - Providing use of lottery funds for public projects

Funeral Services (1 Bills)
SB 364 - Providing certain activities are crimes against peace

Gaming Activities (9 Bills)
SB 22 - Increasing Cultural Facilities and Capitol Resources Matching Grant Fund allocation from racetrack video lottery net terminal inco
SB 378 - Allowing Racing Commission use certain permit and registration fees to pay salaries and other expenses
SB 386 - Changing renewal dates of Racing Commission-issued occupational permits
SB 392 - Changing definition of "accredited thoroughbred horse"
SB 394 - Allowing Racing Commission to grant stay requests pending appeals of orders
SB 413 - Changing title of Racing Commission's racing secretary
SB 525 - Providing use of lottery funds for public projects
SB 530 - Clarifying use of certain portion of revenues of racetracks with lottery table games
SB 550 - Relating generally to gaming at licensed racetracks and historic resort hotels

Governmental Agencies (34 Bills)
SB 17 - Creating Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs
SB 90 - Establishing Equal Employment Opportunity Office within Office of Governor
SB 101 - Creating Equal Pay Coordinator within Office of Governor
SB 188 - Relating to WV Geographical Information System
SB 206 - Creating Office of Child Advocacy
SB 214 - Creating Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs
SB 238 - Redesignating Division of Veterans' Affairs as Department of Veterans' Assistance
SB 240 - Allowing Director of Purchasing Division conduct reverse auctions to purchase commodities
SB 241 - Relating to organization and authority of Marketing and Communications Office of Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism and T
SB 282 - Continuing Highway Design-Build Pilot Program
SB 283 - Creating Unintentional Pharmaceutical Drug Overdose Fatality Review Team
SB 304 - Providing alternative means for initial purchaser of junked vehicles to notify DMV
SB 316 - Creating WV Partnership to Promote Community Well-Being Act
SB 336 - Creating WV Energy Efficient Buildings Program Act
SB 365 - Providing additional funds to Racing Commission
SB 368 - Requiring Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction establish procedures for investigation of child abuse and negl
SB 370 - Authorizing Division of Mining and Reclamation assess certain fees to coal mine operators
SB 384 - Providing for financing to complete Route 35 without using toll booths
SB 395 - Requiring annual surplus from certain revenue shortfall funds be deposited in State Road Fund
SB 399 - Relating to payment of certain invoices by Information Services and Communications Division
SB 414 - Relating to Real Estate Division
SB 418 - Clarifying Office of Technology is responsible for retiring or transferring certain information technology equipment
SB 452 - Relating to Alcohol Beverage Control Commission employees
SB 453 - Providing retention salary increases for Division of Corrections and Division of Juvenile Services
SB 456 - Relating to responsibilities of Marketing and Communications Office of Department of Commerce
SB 462 - Creating Prompt Pay Act of 2011
SB 475 - Subsidizing cost of certain municipal audits and government fraud examinations
SB 493 - Exempting DHHR motor vehicles from PSC jurisdiction when used solely to transport Medicaid clients
SB 507 - Continuing Broadband Deployment Council
SB 517 - Creating Quality Control Procedure for Agency Rules Act
SB 547 - Requiring Water Research Institute develop method for assessing narrative water quality standards
SB 556 - Relating to Water Development Authority employees
SB 560 - Relating to confidentiality of Health Care Authority's rate-setting model
SB 564 - Creating Fiscal and Policy Division under Joint Committee on Government and Finance

Governor -- Bills Requested By (27 Bills)
SB 70 - Budget Bill
SB 205 - Updating certain terms in Corporation Net Income Tax Act
SB 207 - Reducing consumers sales and service tax on food
SB 215 - Updating certain terms in Personal Income Tax Act
SB 219 - Relating to maintaining solvency of Unemployment Compensation Fund
SB 228 - Creating Local Solution Dropout Prevention and Recovery Innovation Zone Act
SB 229 - Creating Math and Science Teacher Loan Assistance Program
SB 234 - Revising Municipal Economic Opportunity Development District Act
SB 235 - Revising County Economic Opportunity Development District Act
SB 236 - Providing for annual evaluation of professional personnel in public schools
SB 237 - Relating to improvement of schools and school districts
SB 238 - Redesignating Division of Veterans' Affairs as Department of Veterans' Assistance
SB 239 - Extending period higher education institutes have to deposit moneys into research endowments
SB 240 - Allowing Director of Purchasing Division conduct reverse auctions to purchase commodities
SB 241 - Relating to organization and authority of Marketing and Communications Office of Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism and T
SB 243 - Relating to Neighborhood Investment Program Act
SB 247 - Exempting certain construction contractor purchases from consumers sales, service and use tax
SB 251 - Relating to alternative principal and teacher certification
SB 254 - Making supplementary appropriation of federal funds to Development Office and Division of Human Services
SB 255 - Making supplementary appropriation of unappropriated moneys to various accounts
SB 261 - Providing for special primary and general elections to fill vacancy in office of Governor
SB 272 - Relating to WV Tax Increment Financing Act
SB 273 - Providing one-time supplemental salary increase for certain state employees
SB 342 - Making supplementary appropriation to Governor's Office--Civil Contingent Fund
SB 372 - Relating to dedication of coalbed methane severance tax proceeds
SB 373 - Relating to funding and financing comprehensive middle schools and other School Building Authority projects
SB 606 - Providing funding for parkways project along U. S. Route 35

Hazardous Materials (1 Bills)
SB 224 - Repealing article banning nuclear power plants' construction

Health -- Facilities (3 Bills)
SB 97 - Establishing independent dispute resolution process for nursing homes
SB 311 - Designating certain hospitals as primary stroke centers
SB 527 - Relating to having nursing home on grounds of critical access hospital

Health -- Insurance (8 Bills)
SB 73 - Requiring insurers provide colorectol screening coverage for certain individuals
SB 218 - Requiring insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorders
SB 309 - Requiring health insurance providers offer wellness programs
SB 321 - Requiring insurers cover autism spectrum disorders
SB 350 - Creating all-payer claims database
SB 407 - Incorporating federal health insurance reforms into insurance code
SB 419 - Creating Health Care Choice Act
SB 509 - Requiring insurance coverage of spouses and dependents for pregnancy and contraceptive services

Health -- Personnel (5 Bills)
SB 319 - Establishing tax credit for certain medical providers
SB 369 - Granting volunteer medical licenses to certain practicing physicians
SB 446 - Providing tax credit to retain nursing educators
SB 471 - Expanding prescriptive authority of certain nurses
SB 571 - Allowing out-of-state medical students committing to practice in underserved areas pay in-state tuition

Health (And Related Subheadings) (26 Bills)
SB 9 - Prohibiting sale of tobacco products by pharmacies
SB 11 - Creating Prescription Record Privacy Act
SB 12 - Requiring Commissioner of Public Health assess health impact of certain rules proposed by DEP
SB 64 - Permitting unlicensed personnel to administer or assist in administering medications in certain circumstances
SB 68 - Creating WV Oral Health Improvement Act
SB 77 - Creating medication therapy management services program for Medicaid recipients
SB 82 - Relating to a child's right to nurse
SB 99 - Allowing workers' compensation for mental illness resulting from being victim of crime
SB 252 - Expanding subsidy for certain enrollees in model health plan for uninsurable individuals
SB 275 - Relating to certain nursing care provisions
SB 285 - Extending time frame practitioners must write prescriptions on official tamper-resistant paper
SB 324 - Relating to mentally ill persons
SB 341 - Exempting certain participants in nonprofit organization's rehabilitative therapy day trip from purchasing hunting and fishing lic
SB 363 - Relating to retention and destruction of health care records
SB 408 - Creating WV Health Benefit Exchange Act
SB 485 - Relating to possession and administration of epinephrine in emergency situations
SB 488 - Revising HIV testing statute to conform with most recent recommendations from CDC
SB 489 - Permitting specific law-enforcement officials access to certain confidential pharmaceutical information
SB 490 - Relating to minors obtaining tattoos; parental consent
SB 492 - Relating to maximizing federal funding for state Medicaid program
SB 522 - Requiring parents objecting to immunizations provide written statement in lieu of certificates of proof
SB 532 - Relating to fraud and abuse in Medicaid program
SB 548 - Changing age of consent for refusal of mental health treatment
SB 555 - Creating Medicaid Generic Drug Competition and Savings Act
SB 560 - Relating to confidentiality of Health Care Authority's rate-setting model
SB 580 - Creating Medication Therapy Management Act

Holidays (1 Bills)
SB 1 - Observing week in which December 7 falls as Pearl Harbor and Military Appreciation week

Insurance -- Health (7 Bills)
SB 218 - Requiring insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorders
SB 309 - Requiring health insurance providers offer wellness programs
SB 321 - Requiring insurers cover autism spectrum disorders
SB 407 - Incorporating federal health insurance reforms into insurance code
SB 419 - Creating Health Care Choice Act
SB 443 - Prohibiting elective abortion coverage except through optional supplemental policy
SB 509 - Requiring insurance coverage of spouses and dependents for pregnancy and contraceptive services

Insurance -- Public Employees (3 Bills)
SB 53 - Relating to underwriting of nonstate employer groups by PEIA
SB 309 - Requiring health insurance providers offer wellness programs
SB 566 - Relating to other post-employment benefits generally

Insurance (And Related Subheadings) (8 Bills)
SB 40 - Excluding certain taxicab companies from Workers' Compensation Fund liability
SB 69 - Providing immunity for fire chiefs and line officers under Governmental Tort Claims and Insurance Reform Act
SB 217 - Relating to confidentiality of certain information provided to Insurance Commissioner
SB 253 - Amending insurance code with respect to holding companies
SB 356 - Making captive insurance company organized as risk retention group subject to certain insurance code provisions
SB 435 - Amending insurance code with respect to surplus lines insurance
SB 472 - Relating to portable electronics insurance
SB 583 - Increasing surcharge on fire and casualty insurance policies

Internet (3 Bills)
SB 186 - Relating to issuing subpoena to aid in criminal investigations involving certain crimes against minors
SB 390 - Adding web-enabled mobile devices to crime of invasion of privacy on computer
SB 561 - Providing alternative mechanisms to supplement strategies to expand broadband in state

Investments (1 Bills)
SB 54 - Relating to private investments for additional lodging at Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park

Labor (2 Bills)
SB 5 - Creating State Labor Relations Act
SB 204 - Requiring employees at certain construction projects complete OSHA approved safety program

Law Enforcement -- County/Municipal (1 Bills)
SB 539 - Relating to reinstatement of certain police chiefs and deputy chiefs

Law Enforcement -- State Police (7 Bills)
SB 186 - Relating to issuing subpoena to aid in criminal investigations involving certain crimes against minors
SB 194 - Authorizing State Police enter into agreement with Marshall University Forensic Science Center for certain DNA testing
SB 259 - Relating to state police disability examinations, reinstatement and retirement
SB 387 - Allowing retired officers carry concealed weapon
SB 421 - Relating to maintaining minimum number of State Police; salary
SB 422 - Compensating State Police for call-back time; housing stipend
SB 431 - Relating to DNA data collection generally

Law Enforcement (And Related Subheadings) (10 Bills)
SB 39 - Allowing temporary detention of certain criminal suspects
SB 193 - Relating to law-enforcement certification generally
SB 302 - Creating "Dutch's Law" honoring fallen law-enforcement canines and their law-enforcement handlers
SB 306 - Requiring prosecuting attorneys who carry concealed firearm receive nationwide certification
SB 396 - Relating to mutual-aid agreements between law-enforcement entities
SB 405 - Creating Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act
SB 432 - Reconfiguring sheriffs' salaries
SB 489 - Permitting specific law-enforcement officials access to certain confidential pharmaceutical information
SB 526 - Allowing certain emergency service providers possess Naloxone to administer in suspected overdoses
SB 614 - Permitting specific law-enforcement officials access to certain confidential pharmaceutical information

Legislature (1 Bills)
SB 72 - Defining "president", "speaker" and "presiding officer"

Legislature--Rule Making (98 Bills)
SB 102 - Authorizing Commissioner of Agriculture promulgate legislative rule relating to apiaries
SB 103 - Authorizing Commissioner of Agriculture promulgate legislative rule relating to inspection of meat and poultry
SB 104 - Authorizing Commissioner of Agriculture promulgate legislative rule relating to general groundwater protection rules for fertilize
SB 105 - Authorizing Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists promulgate legislative rule relating to procedures, criteria and curricula for exa
SB 106 - Authorizing Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists promulgate legislative rule relating to qualifications, training and examination o
SB 107 - Authorizing Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists promulgate legislative rule relating to operational standards for schools of barbe
SB 108 - Authorizing Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists promulgate legislative rule relating to schedule of fees
SB 109 - Authorizing Consolidated Public Retirement Board promulgate legislative rule relating to general provisions
SB 110 - Authorizing Consolidated Public Retirement Board promulgate legislative rule relating to Teachers' Defined Contribution Retirement
SB 111 - Authorizing Consolidated Public Retirement Board promulgate legislative rule relating to Public Employees Retirement System
SB 112 - Authorizing Department of Administration promulgate legislative rules
SB 113 - Authorizing Consolidated Public Retirement Board promulgate legislative rule relating to State Police
SB 114 - Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule relating to ambient air quality standards
SB 115 - Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule relating to standards of performance for new stationary sources
SB 116 - Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule relating to hazardous waste management systems
SB 117 - Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule relating to permits for construction and major modification of major stationary source
SB 118 - Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule relating to control of air pollution from hazardous waste treatment, storage and dispo
SB 119 - Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule relating to emission standards for hazardous air pollutants
SB 120 - Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule relating to monitoring well design standards
SB 121 - Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rules
SB 122 - Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule relating to requirements governing water quality standards
SB 123 - Authorizing Ethics Commission promulgate legislative rule relating to forms
SB 124 - Authorizing Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction promulgate legislative rule relating to law-enforcement trai
SB 125 - Authorizing Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction promulgate legislative rule relating to protocol for law-enf
SB 126 - Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rule relating to requirements for licensure of nonprofit corporations for conservator serv
SB 127 - Authorizing Health Care Authority promulgate legislative rule relating to certificates of need
SB 128 - Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rule relating to specialized multipatient medical transport
SB 129 - Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rule relating to public water systems
SB 130 - Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rule relating to food manufacturing facilities
SB 131 - Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rule relating to fire department rapid response services licensure
SB 132 - Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rule relating to cancer registry
SB 133 - Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rule relating to maternal risk screening
SB 134 - Authorizing Commissioner of Highways promulgate legislative rule relating to Community Empowerment Transportation Act Program
SB 135 - Authorizing Commissioner of Highways promulgate legislative rule relating to use of state road rights-of-way and adjacent areas
SB 136 - Authorizing Commissioner of Highways promulgate legislative rule relating to transportation of hazardous wastes upon roads and hig
SB 137 - Authorizing Insurance Commissioner promulgate legislative rule relating to suitability in annuity transactions
SB 138 - Authorizing Insurance Commissioner promulgate legislative rule relating to insurance adjusters
SB 139 - Authorizing Insurance Commissioner promulgate legislative rule relating to long-term care insurance
SB 140 - Authorizing Insurance Commissioner promulgate legislative rule relating to actuarial opinion and memorandum
SB 141 - Authorizing Insurance Commissioner promulgate legislative rule relating to property and casualty actuarial opinions
SB 142 - Authorizing Insurance Commissioner promulgate legislative rule relating to credit life insurance, credit accident and sickness ins
SB 143 - Authorizing Insurance Commissioner promulgate legislative rule relating to credit personal property
SB 144 - Authorizing Insurance Commissioner promulgate legislative rule relating to self-insurance pools for political subdivisions
SB 145 - Authorizing Insurance Commissioner promulgate legislative rule relating to valuation of life insurance companies
SB 146 - Authorizing Insurance Commissioner promulgate legislative rule relating to recognition of preferred mortality tables for use in de
SB 147 - Authorizing Insurance Commissioner promulgate legislative rule relating to professional employer organizations
SB 148 - Authorizing Insurance Commissioner promulgate legislative rule relating to health maintenance organization point-of-service option
SB 149 - Authorizing Division of Labor promulgate legislative rule relating to Elevator Safety Act
SB 150 - Authorizing Division of Labor promulgate legislative rule relating to supervision of elevator mechanics and apprentices
SB 151 - Authorizing Division of Labor promulgate legislative rule relating to Crane Operator Certification Act
SB 152 - Authorizing Division of Labor promulgate legislative rule relating to Crane Operator Certification Act--practical examination
SB 153 - Authorizing DMV promulgate legislative rule relating to Motor Vehicle Inspection Manual
SB 154 - Authorizing DNR promulgate legislative rule relating to special motorboating regulations
SB 155 - Authorizing DNR promulgate legislative rule relating to prohibitions when hunting and trapping
SB 156 - Authorizing DNR promulgate legislative rule relating to general hunting
SB 157 - Authorizing Board of Optometry promulgate legislative rule relating to board rules
SB 158 - Authorizing Board of Optometry promulgate legislative rule relating to continuing education
SB 159 - Authorizing Board of Optometry promulgate legislative rule relating to schedule of fees
SB 160 - Authorizing Board of Optometry promulgate legislative rule relating to examination and scoring policy
SB 161 - Authorizing Board of Optometry promulgate legislative rule relating to licensure by endorsement
SB 162 - Authorizing Board of Optometry promulgate legislative rule relating to contact lenses that contain and deliver pharmaceutical agen
SB 163 - Authorizing Board of Osteopathy promulgate legislative rule relating to osteopathic physician assistants
SB 164 - Authorizing Board of Osteopathy promulgate legislative rule relating to fees for services rendered by board
SB 165 - Authorizing Board of Pharmacy promulgate legislative rule relating to licensure and practice of pharmacy
SB 166 - Authorizing Board of Pharmacy promulgate legislative rule relating to controlled substances monitoring
SB 167 - Authorizing Board of Physical Therapy promulgate legislative rule relating to general provisions
SB 168 - Authorizing Board of Physical Therapy promulgate legislative rule relating to fees for physical therapists and physical therapist
SB 169 - Authorizing Board of Physical Therapy promulgate legislative rule relating to general provisions for athletic trainers
SB 170 - Authorizing Board of Physical Therapy promulgate legislative rule relating to fees for athletic trainers
SB 171 - Authorizing Board of Sanitarians promulgate legislative rule relating to interim fee schedule
SB 172 - Authorizing Board of Sanitarians promulgate legislative rule relating to practice of public health sanitation
SB 173 - Authorizing Secretary of State promulgate legislative rule relating to Combined Voter Registration and Driver Licensing Fund
SB 174 - Authorizing DOT promulgate legislative rule relating to valuation of used rolling stock and equipment
SB 175 - Authorizing State Tax Department promulgate legislative rule relating to commercial patent incentives tax credit
SB 176 - Authorizing State Tax Department promulgate legislative rule relating to exchange of information agreement between State Tax Depar
SB 177 - Authorizing Department of Revenue promulgate legislative rules
SB 178 - Authorizing Board of Veterinary Medicine promulgate legislative rule relating to organization and operation and licensing of veter
SB 179 - Authorizing Board of Veterinary Medicine promulgate legislative rule relating to registration of veterinary technicians
SB 180 - Authorizing Board of Veterinary Medicine promulgate legislative rule relating to standards of practice
SB 181 - Authorizing Board of Veterinary Medicine promulgate legislative rule relating to certified animal euthanasia technicians
SB 182 - Authorizing Board of Veterinary Medicine promulgate legislative rule relating to schedule of fees
SB 183 - Authorizing Workforce West Virginia promulgate legislative rule relating to employer violator system
SB 286 - Authorizing Department of Administration promulgate legislative rule relating to state-owned vehicles
SB 287 - Authorizing Alcohol Beverage Control Commission promulgate legislative rule relating to licensed retailer operations
SB 288 - Authorizing Alcohol Beverage Control Commission promulgate legislative rule relating to licensing of retail outlets
SB 289 - Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule relating to permits for construction and major modification of major stationary source
SB 290 - Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule relating to control of air pollution from combustion of solid waste
SB 291 - Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule relating to explosives and blasting
SB 292 - Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule relating to surface mining reclamation
SB 293 - Authorizing State Election Commission promulgate legislative rule relating to WV Supreme Court of Appeals Public Campaign Financin
SB 294 - Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rule relating to emergency medical services
SB 295 - Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rules
SB 296 - Authorizing Board of Optometry promulgate legislative rule relating to oral pharmaceutical prescriptive authority
SB 297 - Authorizing Board of Optometry promulgate legislative rule relating to injectable pharmaceutical agents certificates
SB 298 - Authorizing Racing Commission promulgate legislative rule relating to thoroughbred racing
SB 299 - Authorizing Racing Commission promulgate legislative rule relating to greyhound racing
SB 300 - Authorizing Racing Commission promulgate legislative rule relating to pari-mutuel wagering
SB 301 - Authorizing Treasurer's Office promulgate legislative rule relating to establishment of imprest funds

Liability (11 Bills)
SB 400 - Relating to damages for acts causing physical injury
SB 401 - Relating to rate of interest on judgment or decree
SB 402 - Relating to punitive damages in civil actions
SB 404 - Establishing comparative fault standard
SB 406 - Establishing statute of limitations for durable goods
SB 428 - Increasing and reallocating certain circuit court fees
SB 437 - Exempting licensed surveyors from liability for defamation or slander of title
SB 439 - Clarifying that filing of manufactured housing complaint with state regulatory board is prerequisite for lawsuit
SB 474 - Relating to nonresident liability claims for prescription drug warnings
SB 499 - Regulating zipline and canopy tour operations
SB 570 - Creating Volunteer for Nonprofit Youth Organizations Act

Libraries (1 Bills)
SB 577 - Authorizing School Building Authority award grants and moneys to library boards for construction projects

Liens (1 Bills)
SB 347 - Permitting person to file bond in escrow with court to cover mechanic's lien

Local Bills (2 Bills)
SB 37 - Expanding counties covered by WV Route 2 and I-68 Authority
SB 232 - Authorizing Boone County Commission transfer title and interests in Boone Memorial Hospital

Military Affairs (17 Bills)
SB 1 - Observing week in which December 7 falls as Pearl Harbor and Military Appreciation week
SB 2 - Providing campground fee discounts to certain National Guard members
SB 3 - Allowing National Guard members obtain free hunting and fishing licenses
SB 4 - Exempting military, National Guard and reserve income from state income tax
SB 6 - Exempting all military retirement income from state income tax
SB 8 - Redesignating Division of Veterans' Affairs Department of Veterans' Assistance
SB 65 - Exempting certain military members' motor vehicles from personal property taxation
SB 100 - Establishing program to promote veteran friendly communities
SB 184 - Relating to disposition of remains of military service member who dies while serving in military
SB 185 - Relating to unemployment benefits for certain spouses of military personnel
SB 189 - Creating Interstate Compact on Education Opportunity for Military Children Act
SB 238 - Redesignating Division of Veterans' Affairs as Department of Veterans' Assistance
SB 381 - Allowing use of tuition assistance for National Guard members enrolled in certain programs
SB 382 - Specifying activities entitling certain members of National Guard or reserve to leave of absence
SB 383 - Limiting liability of military personnel responding to local emergencies and calls for assistance
SB 429 - Providing educational scholarships for children of war veterans
SB 535 - Providing drivers' licenses designating licensee as honorably discharged veteran

Mines and Minerals (13 Bills)
SB 21 - Relating to coalbed methane tax revenue distribution
SB 187 - Allowing Director of Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training discretion when imposing certain penalties
SB 244 - Defining ownership of coalbed methane when no deed has expressed ownership
SB 248 - Relating to coal slurry disposal
SB 360 - Relating to award of attorney fees by Surface Mine Board
SB 370 - Authorizing Division of Mining and Reclamation assess certain fees to coal mine operators
SB 372 - Relating to dedication of coalbed methane severance tax proceeds
SB 468 - Creating Intrastate Coal and Use Act
SB 487 - Increasing required amount of noncombustible material in certain coal mines
SB 524 - Relating to operation of diesel equipment in underground coal mines
SB 534 - Relating to mandatory drug testing of coal miners
SB 551 - Relating to method of valuation of certain mine safety equipment
SB 572 - Prohibiting certain employees of Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training from being called as witnesses in certain actions

Motor Vehicles -- Driving Under Influence (3 Bills)
SB 250 - Making driving under influence of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs and causing serious bodily harm felony
SB 504 - Relating to administrative hearings for suspension and revocation of licenses for driving under influence
SB 579 - Making driving under influence of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs and causing serious bodily harm felony

Motor Vehicles -- Insurance (2 Bills)
SB 584 - Permitting nonrenewal of automobile liability insurance policy for failure of consideration
SB 588 - Permitting nonrenewal of vehicle insurance when passenger vehicle placed into commercial use

Motor Vehicles -- Licenses, Registration & Inspection (7 Bills)
SB 263 - Relating to special plates for testing of vehicles operated by certain nonprofit corporations
SB 268 - Establishing driver's license restoration program
SB 328 - Relating to issuance, disqualification, suspension and revocation of driver's licenses
SB 343 - Relating to license plates for hearing impaired
SB 457 - Relating to hearing impaired license plate
SB 535 - Providing drivers' licenses designating licensee as honorably discharged veteran
SB 608 - Increasing fees for services and documents issued by DMV

Motor Vehicles -- Regulations (5 Bills)
SB 32 - Increasing maximum weight for six-axle trailers
SB 260 - Creating offense of unlawful use of wireless communication device while operating motor vehicle
SB 304 - Providing alternative means for initial purchaser of junked vehicles to notify DMV
SB 470 - Creating misdemeanor offense of unlawful use of wireless communication device for nonvoice communication while operating motor veh
SB 595 - Requiring certain motor carriers engaged in transportation of solid waste be equipped and operated with truck tarpaulins

Motor Vehicles -- Taxation (3 Bills)
SB 65 - Exempting certain military members' motor vehicles from personal property taxation
SB 397 - Establishing value of antique motor vehicles for personal property taxes
SB 410 - Extending alternative-fuel motor vehicle tax credit

Motor Vehicles (And Related Subheadings) (8 Bills)
SB 7 - Relating to motorcycle helmet exemptions; increasing safety fee
SB 34 - Relating to sale and use of mini-trucks
SB 66 - Relating to use of low-speed vehicles in municipalities
SB 198 - Requiring study of feasibility of consolidation of government services and enforcement of laws pertaining to motor carrier industr
SB 209 - Creating misdemeanor offense of operating motor vehicle while texting
SB 333 - Authorizing electronic collection and enforcement of tolls
SB 337 - Making failure to wear safety belts primary offense
SB 611 - Extending discount for EZ Pass transponders to all other toll roads

Municipalities (5 Bills)
SB 23 - Establishing municipalities' method for B&O taxes on gasoline distributors and dealers
SB 66 - Relating to use of low-speed vehicles in municipalities
SB 305 - Authorizing county and municipal governments to levy tax on food and beverages
SB 335 - Authorizing certain municipalities regulate taxis and taxi stands by ordinance
SB 563 - Authorizing municipalities to create deferred retirement option plans for certain employees

Natural Resources (6 Bills)
SB 3 - Allowing National Guard members obtain free hunting and fishing licenses
SB 245 - Relating to protection of Chesapeake Bay and Greenbrier River watersheds
SB 258 - Creating Hydraulic Fracturing and Horizontal Drilling Gas Act
SB 341 - Exempting certain participants in nonprofit organization's rehabilitative therapy day trip from purchasing hunting and fishing lic
SB 357 - Relating to reporting beaver and river otter taken, tagged and checked
SB 491 - Creating WV Future Fund

Parks and Recreation (4 Bills)
SB 2 - Providing campground fee discounts to certain National Guard members
SB 42 - Relating to civil liability immunity for certain parks and recreation district operators
SB 48 - Creating Jackson's Mill 4-H Camp Tax Checkoff Program
SB 54 - Relating to private investments for additional lodging at Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park

Prescriptions and Medications (6 Bills)
SB 285 - Extending time frame practitioners must write prescriptions on official tamper-resistant paper
SB 440 - Requiring prescription for drug products containing chemical precursors of methamphetamine
SB 474 - Relating to nonresident liability claims for prescription drug warnings
SB 555 - Creating Medicaid Generic Drug Competition and Savings Act
SB 610 - Relating to enactment of Prescription Monitoring Program Compact
SB 614 - Permitting specific law-enforcement officials access to certain confidential pharmaceutical information

Professions and Occupations (3 Bills)
SB 94 - Updating surveyor terminology and plat preparation
SB 199 - Establishing certain requirements for pawnbrokers
SB 437 - Exempting licensed surveyors from liability for defamation or slander of title

Public Employees (6 Bills)
SB 273 - Providing one-time supplemental salary increase for certain state employees
SB 280 - Changing certain deadlines associated with employment of school personnel
SB 308 - Relating to Public Employees Retirement System
SB 416 - Expanding number of hours temporary state personnel work in calendar year
SB 601 - Increasing amount of incremental salary increases for eligible state employees
SB 615 - Increasing salaries for certain public employees

Public Service Districts (2 Bills)
SB 442 - Increasing expenditure limit on public service district contracts before competitive bids required
SB 469 - Relating to public service district board members

Railroads (2 Bills)
SB 58 - Creating Commuter Rail Access Act
SB 559 - Removing expiration date for requiring deposit of moneys into Special Railroad and Intermodal Enhancement Fund

Real Property (11 Bills)
SB 13 - Creating Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
SB 45 - Providing method of appraising certain affordable multifamily rental property for ad valorem property taxes
SB 46 - Creating Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
SB 326 - Requiring easements and right-of-way instruments allow inclusion of fiber-optics communication conduit
SB 352 - Relating to sale of property owned by county commission
SB 521 - Imposing statute of limitations for bringing civil action derived from surveying of property
SB 545 - Relating to residential rental security deposit return
SB 569 - Increasing maximum homeowners' associations' fees; exception for certain expense liability planned communities
SB 597 - Relating to notice and removal of personal property from real property after tax sale
SB 604 - Granting certain property owners access to unused property of DOH
SB 609 - Clarifying certain employees of property management firms are not required to be licensed security guards

Regulation of Trade (2 Bills)
SB 433 - Relating to fireworks' laws generally
SB 449 - Creating Twenty-First Century Business Technologies Property Valuation Act and Tax Credit Act

Religious Organizations (1 Bills)
SB 275 - Relating to certain nursing care provisions

Retirement -- Education Personnel (2 Bills)
SB 75 - Exempting Teachers Retirement System income from state income tax
SB 76 - Providing cost-of-living adjustment for certain Teachers Retirement System members

Retirement -- Public Employees (8 Bills)
SB 10 - Providing one-time supplement to certain public employee and teacher annuitants
SB 15 - Providing one-time bonus to certain public employee and teacher annuitants
SB 308 - Relating to Public Employees Retirement System
SB 312 - Preventing reduction of disability pensions in Public Employees Retirement System
SB 454 - Providing mental hygiene commissioners are employees under Public Employees Retirement System
SB 544 - Relating to municipal policemen's and firemen's pension and relief funds
SB 546 - Relating to municipal police and firefighter pensions
SB 616 - Relating to post-employment benefits generally

Retirement (And Related Subheadings) (7 Bills)
SB 14 - Increasing retirement income exemption for certain state and federal retirees
SB 221 - Determining Deputy Sheriff Retirement System employer contribution rate
SB 222 - Relating to Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System
SB 230 - Relating to plans administered by Consolidated Public Retirement Board
SB 259 - Relating to state police disability examinations, reinstatement and retirement
SB 436 - Continuing personal income tax adjustment to gross income of certain retirees
SB 563 - Authorizing municipalities to create deferred retirement option plans for certain employees

Roads and Highways (9 Bills)
SB 32 - Increasing maximum weight for six-axle trailers
SB 314 - Creating Natural Gas Resources Transportation Road System
SB 326 - Requiring easements and right-of-way instruments allow inclusion of fiber-optics communication conduit
SB 333 - Authorizing electronic collection and enforcement of tolls
SB 384 - Providing for financing to complete Route 35 without using toll booths
SB 536 - Requiring certain funds from current surplus be used solely for completing Route 35
SB 594 - Relating to descriptions of easements and rights-of-way
SB 606 - Providing funding for parkways project along U. S. Route 35
SB 611 - Extending discount for EZ Pass transponders to all other toll roads

Safety (6 Bills)
SB 7 - Relating to motorcycle helmet exemptions; increasing safety fee
SB 231 - Relating to elevator workers' licensure exemptions
SB 444 - Relating to protection of nonfamily or nonhousehold members from violations of personal safety
SB 499 - Regulating zipline and canopy tour operations
SB 592 - Requiring schools have crisis response plans
SB 598 - Creating Healthy and Safe Workplace Act

Salaries (5 Bills)
SB 101 - Creating Equal Pay Coordinator within Office of Governor
SB 273 - Providing one-time supplemental salary increase for certain state employees
SB 398 - Establishing shift differential pay scales for certain correctional employees
SB 425 - Increasing salary of Adjutant General
SB 615 - Increasing salaries for certain public employees

Secretary of State (3 Bills)
SB 496 - Relating to emergency powers of Secretary of State
SB 585 - Permitting Secretary of State dissolve certain corporate entities
SB 591 - Authorizing Secretary of State charge fees for electronic and online services

Senior Citizens (3 Bills)
SB 85 - Changing qualifier for low income for senior citizens' homestead tax credit
SB 345 - Relating to senior citizen property tax relief programs
SB 552 - Creating crime of financial exploitation of elderly, protected or incapacitated person

Social Security (2 Bills)
SB 52 - Exempting Social Security income from state income tax
SB 338 - Permitting state opt out of federal statute preventing residents convicted of certain crimes from receiving certain benefits

Sunset Law (1 Bills)
SB 241 - Relating to organization and authority of Marketing and Communications Office of Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism and T

Taxation -- Consumers Sales Tax (4 Bills)
SB 207 - Reducing consumers sales and service tax on food
SB 354 - Relating to definition of "durable medical equipment"
SB 362 - Increasing excise tax on all tobacco products
SB 483 - Exempting homeowners' association payments from consumers sales and service tax under certain conditions

Taxation -- Mines & Minerals (5 Bills)
SB 21 - Relating to coalbed methane tax revenue distribution
SB 242 - Dedicating portion of coal severance tax to county of origin
SB 353 - Increasing tax on gas from Marcellus Shale if sold or transported out of state
SB 372 - Relating to dedication of coalbed methane severance tax proceeds
SB 519 - Creating WV Innovative Mine Safety Technology Tax Credit Act

Taxation -- Motor Vehicles (1 Bills)
SB 479 - Exempting antique motor vehicles from personal property taxation

Taxation -- Personal & Corporate Income Tax (17 Bills)
SB 4 - Exempting military, National Guard and reserve income from state income tax
SB 6 - Exempting all military retirement income from state income tax
SB 14 - Increasing retirement income exemption for certain state and federal retirees
SB 19 - Providing certain firefighters personal income tax credit
SB 44 - Providing earned income tax credit to certain taxpayers with qualifying children
SB 52 - Exempting Social Security income from state income tax
SB 75 - Exempting Teachers Retirement System income from state income tax
SB 205 - Updating certain terms in Corporation Net Income Tax Act
SB 215 - Updating certain terms in Personal Income Tax Act
SB 269 - Creating personal income tax deduction for persons who have their pets spayed or neutered
SB 331 - Correcting invalid code reference in definition of "eligible taxpayer"
SB 371 - Updating list of jurisdictions identified as tax havens
SB 436 - Continuing personal income tax adjustment to gross income of certain retirees
SB 448 - Determining credit for utility taxpayers with net operating loss carryovers
SB 537 - Creating tax credit for businesses that compost
SB 541 - Clarifying entities included in water's-edge group for corporation tax purposes
SB 576 - Authorizing refundable tax credit based upon federal earned income tax credit

Taxation -- Property (9 Bills)
SB 45 - Providing method of appraising certain affordable multifamily rental property for ad valorem property taxes
SB 85 - Changing qualifier for low income for senior citizens' homestead tax credit
SB 201 - Creating Energy Efficient Building Act
SB 266 - Authorizing real property transfer tax collected by state be paid to counties
SB 277 - Limiting amount property reappraisal can increase over previous amount
SB 345 - Relating to senior citizen property tax relief programs
SB 359 - Exempting certain charitable organizations from property taxation
SB 393 - Appraising certain rental housing property for ad valorem property tax purposes
SB 479 - Exempting antique motor vehicles from personal property taxation

Taxation (And Related Subheadings) (17 Bills)
SB 23 - Establishing municipalities' method for B&O taxes on gasoline distributors and dealers
SB 35 - Increasing nonfamily adoption tax credit
SB 233 - Establishing modification reducing federal adjusted gross income for recent graduates of higher education institutions
SB 247 - Exempting certain construction contractor purchases from consumers sales, service and use tax
SB 249 - Creating WV Manufacturing Competitiveness and Growth Act
SB 272 - Relating to WV Tax Increment Financing Act
SB 305 - Authorizing county and municipal governments to levy tax on food and beverages
SB 319 - Establishing tax credit for certain medical providers
SB 329 - Updating provisions of sales and use tax
SB 389 - Relating to Commercial Patent Incentives Tax Act
SB 427 - Providing credit against tax for fees paid for recycling
SB 466 - Reducing tax on behavioral health services
SB 480 - Clarifying measure of severance tax imposed on privilege of producing timber
SB 518 - Revising high-growth business investment tax credit
SB 523 - Increasing tax credits for apprenticeship training in construction trades
SB 575 - Creating Energy Intensive Industrial Consumers Revitalization Tax Credit
SB 597 - Relating to notice and removal of personal property from real property after tax sale

Technology (2 Bills)
SB 418 - Clarifying Office of Technology is responsible for retiring or transferring certain information technology equipment
SB 449 - Creating Twenty-First Century Business Technologies Property Valuation Act and Tax Credit Act

Tobacco and Tobacco Products (5 Bills)
SB 9 - Prohibiting sale of tobacco products by pharmacies
SB 25 - Creating Smoke Free WV Act
SB 31 - Increasing penalties for tobacco use by minors
SB 33 - Creating Transition Program for Tobacco Farmers
SB 362 - Increasing excise tax on all tobacco products

Tourism (6 Bills)
SB 241 - Relating to organization and authority of Marketing and Communications Office of Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism and T
SB 520 - Relating to Economic Development Authority's criteria for loans to tourism projects
SB 557 - Creating Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs Program
SB 587 - Adding small-scale tourism development and ancillary project components to Tourism Development Act
SB 590 - Removing cap on amount of annual credit awarded for destination tourism expansion projects
SB 611 - Extending discount for EZ Pass transponders to all other toll roads

Transportation (2 Bills)
SB 208 - Creating WV Transportation Finance Commission
SB 282 - Continuing Highway Design-Build Pilot Program

Treasurer (State) (2 Bills)
SB 366 - Relating to Underground Storage Tank Administrative Fund
SB 491 - Creating WV Future Fund

Unemployment Compensation (3 Bills)
SB 219 - Relating to maintaining solvency of Unemployment Compensation Fund
SB 310 - Making certain employees eligible for unemployment compensation
SB 529 - Relating to circumstances giving rise to state "on" indicators for extended unemployment compensation

Utilities (2 Bills)
SB 224 - Repealing article banning nuclear power plants' construction
SB 575 - Creating Energy Intensive Industrial Consumers Revitalization Tax Credit

Vendors (2 Bills)
SB 16 - Reducing residency requirements for Purchasing Division's vendor preferences
SB 462 - Creating Prompt Pay Act of 2011

Vital Records (1 Bills)
SB 574 - Creating Grieving Parents Act

Water Resources (1 Bills)
SB 547 - Requiring Water Research Institute develop method for assessing narrative water quality standards

Weapons (2 Bills)
SB 327 - Making robbery or attempted robbery under pretense of having weapon crime; penalties
SB 340 - Relating to crimes against peace and possession of deadly weapons

Workers Compensation (11 Bills)
SB 40 - Excluding certain taxicab companies from Workers' Compensation Fund liability
SB 91 - Allowing correctional industries directly purchase workers' compensation coverage for certain inmates
SB 99 - Allowing workers' compensation for mental illness resulting from being victim of crime
SB 403 - Relating to disbursement where injury is self-inflicted or employer caused
SB 441 - Creating rebuttable presumption that development of certain cancers by firefighters arose out of employment
SB 451 - Relating to administration of workers' compensation adverse risk plan
SB 500 - Modifying deliberate intention exception to employers' immunity from lawsuits based on work-related injuries granted by Workers' C
SB 513 - Relating to workers' compensation coverage of state government entities
SB 553 - Creating workers' compensation insurance subsidy program for volunteer fire departments
SB 602 - Creating program for managing workers' compensation coverage of state entities by Insurance Commissioner
SB 603 - Including Civil Air Patrol in state entities' workers' compensation coverage

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