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Delegate Higginbotham sponsored 69 bills:

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HB 2002 Education Savings Account Act Pending  House Education Committee  01/11/19 
HB 2003 Extending expungement of certain criminal convictions Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/14/19 
HB 2314 Limiting the maximum number of appointees to certain county and municipal bodies Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  01/11/19 
HB 2316 Relating to municipal home rule Pending  House Political Subdivisions Committee  01/11/19 
HB 2346 Changing the licensing requirement for certain casino employees Pending  Senate Government Organization Committee  01/25/19 
HB 2352 Clarifying that appeals to the Supreme Court are a matter of right Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/14/19 
HB 2364 Relating to the underbilling of customers by public utilities Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/14/19 
HB 2365 Clarifying the definition of an employee for the purposes of unemployment compensation and workers’ compensation Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/12/19 
HB 2379 Relating to limitations on the use of wages and agency shop fees by employers and labor organization for political activities Pending  House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee  01/14/19 
HB 2401 Licensing the practice of athletic training Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/14/19 
HB 2406 Exempting persons with valid religious objections from having their photographs taken and placed on government licenses Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/15/19 
HB 2417 Clarifying that a vehicle may not be backed into a public street or highway unless it does not interfere with other traffic Pending  House T&I Committee  01/15/19 
HB 2418 Including family court judges in the Judges’ Retirement System Pending  House Pensions and Retirement Committee  01/15/19 
HB 2423 Prohibiting certain sex offenders from being in a supervisory position over children Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/24/19 
HB 2441 Removing certain requirements related to wages for construction of public improvements Pending    2nd Reading  03/09/19 
HB 2470 Allowing public school education or employer-sponsored training programs to count towards occupational certification and/or licensure Pending  House Education Committee  01/23/19 
HB 2472 Providing a special license plate for pollinators Pending  Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  02/18/19 
HB 2475 Department of Agriculture Capital Improvements Fund Pending  House ANR Committee  01/17/19 
HB 2489 Relating to the removal of the severance tax on oil and gas produced from low producing oil and natural gas wells Pending  House Finance Committee  01/18/19 
HB 2490 Preventing proposing or enforcing rules that prevent recreational water facilities from making necessary upgrades Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 7, 2019)
HB 2504 Relating to complimentary samples of nonintoxicating beer or nonintoxicating craft beer Pending  House Senior Citizen Issues Committee  01/17/19 
HB 2510 Relating to special funds of boards of examination or registration Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (May 30, 2019)
HB 2512 Authorizing the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue certain vital records in the custody of the State Registrar Pending  House T&I Committee  01/18/19 
HB 2514 Permitting pawn brokers to disclose whether any specific property has been sold or pledged Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  01/30/19 
HB 2516 Making it easier the renewal of driver license with the designation of “Veteran” and to provide a lifetime license for certain veterans Pending  House T&I Committee  01/18/19 
HB 2519 The Campus Self Defense Act Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  03/01/19 
HB 2551 Requiring the State Board of Education to develop a method for funding student transportation costs as a stand-alone consideration Pending  House Finance Committee  02/19/19 
HB 2554 Relating to transfers and enrollment policies for students in public schools Pending  Senate Education Committee  02/11/19 
HB 2587 Prohibiting violations of an individual’s civil rights because of disability or sexual orientation Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/22/19 
HB 2619 Allowing veterans with certain military ratings to qualify to take an examination for licensing as a plumber, electrician, and sprinkler fitter Pending  House Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee  01/24/19 
HB 2646 Providing a safe harbor for employers to correct underpayment or nonpayment of wages and benefits due to separated employees Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/31/19 
HB 2670 Relating to damages for medical monitoring RQST    CONF  03/11/19 
HB 2671 Prevention of Deceptive Lawsuit Advertising and Solicitation Practices Act Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/25/19 
HB 2675 Employer Property Protection Act Pending  House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee  01/25/19 
HB 2680 Relating to third-party litigation financing Pending  House Government Organization Committee  01/25/19 
HB 2703 Relating to refunds of excise taxes collected from dealers of petroleum products Vetoed  Vetoed
HB 2706 Relating to statement and computation of teachers' service for members of the State Teachers Retirement System Pending  House Pensions and Retirement Committee  01/28/19 
HB 2712 Relating to death penalty for first degree murder Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/29/19 
HB 2725 Relating to preventing compensatory damage awards for medical expenses from including certain sums Pending  House Judiciary Committee  01/29/19 
HB 2733 Adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the categories covered by the Human Rights Act Pending  House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee  02/25/19 
HB 2735 Relating to state road construction Pending  House T&I Committee  01/30/19 
HB 2779 Providing that proceeds from certain oil and gas wells to persons whose name or address are unknown are to be kept in a special fund Rejected      03/09/19 
HB 2789 Increasing the amount excluded from the gross income of individuals receiving retirement benefits as police officers or firefighters Pending  House Pensions and Retirement Committee  01/31/19 
HB 2803 Increasing the number of days a retired teacher may accept employment Pending  House Finance Committee  02/19/19 
HB 2804 Relating to termination of the Women’s Commission Pending  House Government Organization Committee  02/01/19 
HB 2816 Removing the terms “hearing impaired,” “hearing impairment,” and “deaf mute” from the West Virginia Code and substituting terms Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 6, 2019)
HB 2817 Youth Mental Health Protection Act Pending  House Health and Human Resources Committee  02/01/19 
HB 2828 Relating to Qualified Opportunity Zones Vetoed  Vetoed
HB 2852 Increasing the expenditure for academic materials, supplies, and equipment Pending  House Education Committee  02/06/19 
HB 2853 Establishing the West Virginia Program for Open Education Resources Signed  Effective Ninety Days from Passage - (June 5, 2019)
HB 2857 Relating to qualifications for a limited video lottery operator’s license Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/06/19 
HB 2865 Changing the school aid formula Step 7 allowances for instructional technology and enrollment advanced placement and dual credit Pending  House Finance Committee  02/18/19 
HB 2866 Relating to the termination, expiration, or cancellation of oil or natural gas leases Pending  Senate Judiciary Committee  02/27/19 
HB 2867 Transferring the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to the Attorney General’s office Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/08/19 
HB 2869 West Virginia Healthy Food Crop Block Grant Program Pending  House ANR Committee  02/06/19 
HB 2913 Relating to language development milestones Pending  House Education Committee  02/07/19 
HB 2941 Reinstating the film investment tax credit Pending  Senate Finance Committee  02/28/19 
HB 2949 Requiring applications for an instruction permit or a driver’s license desires to contain an option for contributions to the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance Pending  House T&I Committee  02/08/19 
HB 2952 Reducing the personnel of the State Department of Education Pending  House Education Committee  02/11/19 
HB 2960 Relating to entry onto private property for certain purposes by a federally regulated natural gas company Pending  House ENG Committee  02/11/19 
HB 2970 Jeff Jones Act Pending  House T&I Committee  02/11/19 
HB 2976 Economic Diversification Act of 2019 Pending    2nd Reading  03/09/19 
HB 2997 Conforming the state Consumer Credit and Protection Act to the federal Fair Debt Collection and Practices Act Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/12/19 
HB 3004 Amending the industrial hemp development act consistent with federal law Pending  House ANR Committee  02/12/19 
HB 3037 Relating to criminal procedure Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/12/19 
HB 3059 Relating to buck deer rifle hunting season Pending  House ANR Committee  02/12/19 
HB 3063 Relating to a home Instruction and private school tax credit Pending  House Finance Committee  02/19/19 
HB 3124 Prohibiting civil rights violations based on disability, gender identity or sexual orientation Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/12/19 
HB 3129 Be Exceptional Starting Today Act Pending  House Judiciary Committee  02/12/19 
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