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Abortion (4 Bills)
HB 2053 - Requiring facilities providing abortions to obtain parental notification or consent in writing
HB 2467 - Prohibiting school employees from promoting abortion
HB 2468 - Making it illegal to transport a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion without written consent of both parents
HB 2484 - Preventing taxpayer subsidization of health insurance covering elective abortions

Actions, Suits and Liens (17 Bills)
HB 2531 - Allowing military personnel and reservists the additional five-year period to enter upon or recover land already allowed to infant
HB 2539 - Permitting a housing authority to garnish delinquent rents and other amounts owed to the authority from the renter’s income tax re
HB 2580 - Relating to damages for medical monitoring
HB 2581 - Relating to admissibility of certain evidence in a civil action for damages
HB 2634 - Prohibiting a court from giving a jury an instruction commonly known as the “Allen Charge” to break a deadlock
HB 2647 - Preventing compensatory damage awards for medical expenses from including sums that the claimant has not and will not pay
HB 2678 - Changing the amounts of prejudgment and post-judgment interest to reflect today's economic conditions
HB 2682 - Relating to Medical Professional Liability
HB 2737 - Eliminating certain fees generated by suggestee executions
HB 2828 - Changing the number of strikes in jury selection in felony cases
HB 2939 - Relating to the sale of items in the State Police Academy post exchange to the public
HB 2980 - Relating to civil lawsuit filing fees for multiple defendant civil action
HB 3003 - Allocating disability or death benefits resulting from an occupational pneumoconiosis claim among the claimant’s employers on a pr
HB 3017 - Providing that a person when being attacked in a place that is not his or her home should retreat instead of using deadly force
HB 3024 - Limiting recoverable damages when a patient has been transferred from health care facility to another health care facility
HB 3030 - Relating to appeals as a matter of right in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
HB 3097 - Codifying the application of the compelling interest test and strict scrutiny standard involving rights enumerated under the First

Acts (11 Bills)
HB 2009 - Making changes to the definition of electrical contractor
HB 2040 - Updating the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act
HB 2077 - West Virginia Native American Tribes Unique Recognition, Authentication and Listing Act
HB 2085 - Ensuring Patient Safety Act
HB 2103 - Making changes to the definition of contractor for purposes of the West Virginia Contractor Licensing Act
HB 2107 - Creating the Second Chance for Employment Act
HB 2212 - West Virginia Firearms Freedom Act
HB 2339 - Intrastate Coal and Use Act
HB 2454 - Making the Department of Corrections and the Division of Health, and their respective workplaces, subject to the Occupational Safe
HB 2455 - Budget and Spending Transparency Act
HB 2513 - Relating generally to the tax treatment of manufacturing entities

Advertising (1 Bills)
HB 2204 - Removing limitations on advertising and promotional activities by limited video lottery retailers

Agriculture (14 Bills)
HB 2044 - Relating to the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program
HB 2418 - Prohibiting the performing of an onychectomy or flexor tendonectomy procedure on a cat
HB 2437 - Exempting persons practicing animal husbandry from provisions requiring licensing of veterinarians
HB 2453 - Expanding the list of persons the Commissioner of Agriculture may license to grow or cultivate industrial hemp
HB 2458 - Exempting from food related laws or rules for certain individually produced agricultural products
HB 2552 - Increasing the pet food registration fee and directing that the additional money be deposited into the West Virginia Spay Neuter A
HB 2566 - West Virginia Fresh Food Act
HB 2790 - Transferring the Division of Forestry from the Department of Commerce to the Department of Agriculture
HB 2893 - Relating to the Land Division of the Department of Agriculture
HB 2913 - Relating to the licensing of advance deposit wagering
HB 2927 - Transferring certain revenues derived from racetrack video lottery and racetrack table games
HB 2968 - Requiring moneys collected from the sale of timber realized through management of the state-owned forests and parks be distributed
HB 3027 - Imposing a tax on cattle which is to be used to help fund the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services Fund
HB 3066 - Redirecting certain racing and gaming revenues

Alcohol (2 Bills)
HB 2049 - Providing for career development and establishing a pay scale for Alcohol Beverage Commission inspectors, enforcement agents and s
HB 2129 - Relating to the powers and authority of state and local law enforcement to enforce underage drinking laws at private clubs

Alcoholic Liquors and Beers (17 Bills)
HB 2096 - Exempting commercial airlines from obtaining licenses to serve liquor, beer or wine on flights
HB 2350 - Deleting the language that remitted a portion of the alcoholic beverage tax to municipalities
HB 2425 - Authorizing licensees authorized to sell growlers of nonintoxicating beer to offer complimentary samples
HB 2433 - Authorizing operators of a distillery or mini-distillery to offer for purchase and consumption liquor on the premises
HB 2448 - Increasing the penalties for transporting controlled substances into the state
HB 2517 - Requiring licensees authorized to serve alcoholic liquors or nonintoxicating beer to have certain liability insurance coverage
HB 2533 - Increasing the penalties for transporting controlled substances into the state
HB 2563 - Relating to complimentary samples of nonintoxicating beer or nonintoxicating craft beer
HB 2565 - Increasing the penalties for transporting controlled substances into the state
HB 2820 - Abolishing the Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner
HB 2842 - Authorizing a temporary foreign brewers import license
HB 2888 - Removing the restriction on liquor licensees from having speakers outside or playing music outdoors
HB 2894 - Relating to the collection of taxes on wine and intoxicating liquors
HB 2954 - Establishing 1 a.m. as the cutoff time for selling liquor in retail establishments and private clubs
HB 2979 - Creating a resort license for the sale of alcoholic liquors and nonintoxicating beers
HB 3002 - Relating to special licenses for the retail sale of wine at festivals or fairs
HB 3074 - Increasing the volume of alcohol that nonintoxicating beer and nonintoxicating craft beer may contain

Animals (2 Bills)
HB 2029 - Permitting counties to adopt certain ordinances relating to dogs and cats
HB 2177 - Exempting all veterans of the Armed Forces or any reserve component thereof from having to obtain a hunting, trapping fishing lice

Appropriations (13 Bills)
HB 2499 - Supplementary appropriation to the Department of Commerce, Workforce West Virginia – Workforce Investment Act
HB 2500 - Supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Human Services
HB 2501 - Supplementary appropriation to the Department of Education, State Board of Education – School Lunch Program
HB 2639 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Administration, Division of Personnel
HB 2640 - Supplementary appropriation to DHHR
HB 2733 - Requiring a detailed explanation of any appropriation designated as “Other assets” in the Governor’s proposed budget expenditures
HB 2740 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Administration
HB 2779 - Supplementing, amending, decreasing, and increasing items of the existing appropriations from the State Road Fund to the Departmen
HB 2785 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, Fire Commission
HB 2801 - Expiring funds to the unappropriated balance in the State Fund from the Department of Revenue, Office of the Secretary – Revenue S
HB 2805 - Finding and declaring certain claims against the state and its agencies to be moral obligations of the state
HB 2908 - Making appropriations of public money out of the Treasury in accordance with section fifty-one, article VI of the Constitution
HB 3103 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources

Athletics (2 Bills)
HB 2056 - Providing for the use of neck braces by football players
HB 2196 - Relating to the secondary schools athletic commission

Attorneys (1 Bills)
HB 2396 - Requiring the circuit court, when appointing counsel for alleged protected persons, to make appointments from a listing of all int

Aviation (1 Bills)
HB 2310 - Requiring regional airport authority board members to include persons of area expertise

Banking and Finance (1 Bills)
HB 2440 - Relating generally to guaranteed asset protection waivers

Banks and Banking (1 Bills)
HB 2176 - Prohibiting the number of inquiries reflected in a credit report, credit score report or CLUE report from adversely affecting an a

Boards and Commissions (36 Bills)
HB 2045 - Giving the Insurance Commissioner the power to regulate and penalize self-insured employers
HB 2166 - Requiring county boards of education to employ a certified library media specialist in each county school
HB 2187 - Establishing an advisory council on rare diseases
HB 2310 - Requiring regional airport authority board members to include persons of area expertise
HB 2502 - Relating to reciprocity of occupational licenses with other states
HB 2503 - Relating to the rulemaking authority for Board of Osteopathic Medicine
HB 2509 - Relating to the practice of telemedicine
HB 2518 - Creating a legislative rule to permit a pharmacist or pharmacy intern to administer certain immunizations
HB 2522 - Nurse licensure compact
HB 2524 - Improving the focus on school-level continuous improvement processes
HB 2525 - Relieving the county superintendent of schools of the duty of nominating personnel to be employed by the county board
HB 2538 - Relating to the licensure of physician assistants
HB 2540 - Permitting a person to practice certain professions for limited time for a charitable function
HB 2624 - Relating generally to certification and qualifications of sanitarians
HB 2646 - Terminating the Women’s Commission and discontinue its functions
HB 2667 - Relating to accreditation of nursing schools
HB 2680 - Terminating the West Virginia Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Board
HB 2681 - Terminating the West Virginia Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technology Board of Examiners
HB 2690 - Terminating the West Virginia Board of Registration of Foresters while preserving essential protections against misrepresentation
HB 2692 - Allowing licensed professionals to donate time to the care of indigent and needy
HB 2725 - Restricting the authority of the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists to regulate the use of commonly available, retail beauty prod
HB 2737 - Eliminating certain fees generated by suggestee executions
HB 2792 - Requiring the Library Commission to survey the libraries of the state
HB 2833 - Specifying the contents and categories of information for inclusion in annual reports
HB 2840 - Reorganizing the departments, agencies and commissions within the executive branch of state government
HB 2841 - Requiring board members to have attended a board meeting in order to be compensated for the meeting
HB 2846 - Including high school students participating in a competency based pharmacy technician education and training program as persons q
HB 2853 - Relating to more equitable disbursement of funds to county boards
HB 2866 - Relating to social determinants of health
HB 2883 - The Freedom to Prosper Act
HB 2935 - Relating to state flood protection planning
HB 2984 - Occupational Board Reform Act
HB 3022 - Relating to the reporting of fraud, misappropriation of moneys, and other violations of law to the commission on special investiga
HB 3032 - Relating to the practice of acupuncture
HB 3041 - Relating to the classification plans for employees in the classified and classified-exempt service
HB 3072 - Relating to ending transfers to the Licensed Racetrack Modernization Fund

Bonds (1 Bills)
HB 2409 - Relating to the School Building Authority

Buildings (1 Bills)
HB 2409 - Relating to the School Building Authority

Capitol Complex (1 Bills)
HB 2430 - Permitting certain holders of concealed weapons permits to carry weapons of the grounds and buildings on the State Capitol Complex

Child Welfare (9 Bills)
HB 2037 - Relating to juvenile proceedings
HB 2051 - Authorizing insurance to married workers without children at reduced rates under the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Act
HB 2072 - Relating to qualifying children of state employees, receiving income of $25,000 per year or less, for the West Virginia Children's
HB 2083 - Increasing the felony criminal penalties for exposing children to methamphetamine manufacturing
HB 2088 - Establishing a bill of rights for children in foster care
HB 2089 - Establishing a bill of rights for foster parents
HB 2115 - Prohibiting sexual offenders from residing within one thousand feet of a school or childcare facility
HB 2468 - Making it illegal to transport a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion without written consent of both parents
HB 2476 - Requiring each judicial circuit to have a court-appointed special advocate program and each county to have a special advocate for

Civil Service (1 Bills)
HB 2074 - Establishing seniority rights for public employees

Claims (3 Bills)
HB 2030 - Eliminating the requirement that proceedings against the State, a state agency or state officer be brought and prosecuted in the c
HB 2791 - Creating the Debt Resolution Services Division
HB 2851 - Updating fee structure provisions for broker-dealers

Code Repealed (1 Bills)
HB 2207 - Relating to licenses to sell paraphernalia for use with controlled substances

Compacts (1 Bills)
HB 2521 - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact

Constitutional Amendments (1 Bills)
HB 2028 - Relating to the venue for suits and other actions against the state

Constitutional Officers (3 Bills)
HB 2956 - Establishing a new special revenue fund, designated the Adult Drug Court Participation Fund
HB 3004 - Relating to filling vacancies in offices of state officials, United States Senators, Justices, judges, and magistrates
HB 3062 - The state Settlement and Recovered Funds Accountability Act

Consumer Protection (13 Bills)
HB 2058 - Prohibiting the use of a credit score in casualty insurance rate filings
HB 2121 - West Virginia Residential Furniture and Children's Products Flame Retardants Act
HB 2146 - Allowing a home improvement transaction to be performed under an oral contract
HB 2327 - Protecting consumers from surprise bills by health care providers
HB 2371 - Relating to consumer protection of new manufactured home warranties
HB 2464 - Relating to disclaimers and exclusions of warranties in consumer transactions for goods
HB 2578 - Relating to disclaimers of warranties with respect to goods which are the subject of or are intended to become the subject of a co
HB 2672 - Eliminating conflicting provisions within current code relating to the application of payments and the assessment of delinquency f
HB 2768 - Modifying the penalties imposed on debt collectors who violate the provisions of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection
HB 2794 - Relating to the means of giving notice to a debt collector of a consumer’s representation by legal counsel
HB 2907 - Relating to real property option to purchase contracts executed with lease agreements
HB 2984 - Occupational Board Reform Act
HB 3084 - Repealing the article of the code related to unfair trade practices

Contracts (1 Bills)
HB 2035 - Relating generally to purchasing

Corporations (2 Bills)
HB 2767 - Authorizing the Secretary of State to transmit electronic versions of undeliverable mail to the circuit clerks
HB 2864 - Waiving certain business start-up and occupational licensing fees for low-income individuals

Corporations and Business Entities (1 Bills)
HB 2039 - Establishing a tax credit for new businesses that locate in the state

Corrections (18 Bills)
HB 2023 - Changing the way that the costs of incarcerating inmates in regional jails is collected
HB 2038 - Changing the way the cost of incarcerating inmates in regional jails is collected
HB 2086 - Allowing the Executive Director of the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority to establish a work program
HB 2206 - Work/Incarceration Prison pilot program
HB 2391 - Establishing an arborists program for inmates
HB 2454 - Making the Department of Corrections and the Division of Health, and their respective workplaces, subject to the Occupational Safe
HB 2461 - Relating to the excise tax on the privilege of transferring real property and using the tax to reimburse counties for regional jai
HB 2466 - Changing the way that the cost of incarcerating inmates in regional jails is collected
HB 2480 - Changing the way counties pay for regional jail inmates
HB 2483 - Requiring the Division of Juvenile Services to transfer to a correctional facility or regional jail any juvenile in its custody th
HB 2558 - Transferring to a correctional facility or regional jail any juvenile in its custody that has been transferred to adult jurisdicti
HB 2727 - Providing an identification card for released inmates who do not have a West Virginia identification card or driver’s license
HB 2845 - Establishing that the Division of Corrections is responsible for the costs of housing and maintaining an inmate the day following
HB 2891 - Including electronic communications to and from inmates with the types of communications that the Division of Corrections currentl
HB 2938 - Relating to deduction from jail sentence for litter cleanup
HB 2947 - Relating to salary increase for Regional Jail Authority employees
HB 2987 - Making PROMISE Scholarship funds available for use at community and technical colleges
HB 3018 - Adding definition of correctional employee to the list of persons against whom an assault is a felony

Counties (21 Bills)
HB 2010 - Requiring authorization from the Legislature before submitting an application for an MS-4 permit to the United States Environmenta
HB 2034 - Relating to county budget stabilization funds
HB 2095 - Relating to the rule-making authority of local boards of health
HB 2168 - Prohibiting counties and municipalities from adopting ordinances or regulations that base restrictions on the breed of a dog
HB 2202 - Requiring the Human Rights Commission, when investigating a complaint of discrimination, to specifically include an examination of
HB 2208 - Authorizing counties and municipalities to establish a joint airport hazard comprehensive plan
HB 2216 - Making individuals responsible for the costs relating to the filing of excessive false complaints
HB 2444 - Requiring county commissions to maintain websites with specific information
HB 2577 - Prohibiting counties from regulating the sale and use of consumer fireworks within their boundaries
HB 2627 - Requiring that open hunting season for big game begin on a Saturday
HB 2638 - Relating to county commissions authorizing reasonable fees charged for fire department or fire company response
HB 2654 - Expanding county commissions’ ability to dispose of county or district property
HB 2679 - Relating to the possession of firearms in parks and park facilities
HB 2746 - Requiring county commissions to maintain websites with specific information
HB 2859 - Relating generally to tax increment financing districts
HB 2884 - Requiring funding by the West Virginia Library Commission to local libraries be based on the population served by each respective
HB 2916 - Authorizing certain first responders to carry firearms
HB 2939 - Relating to the sale of items in the State Police Academy post exchange to the public
HB 2970 - Relating generally to additional county excise taxes on the privilege of transferring real property
HB 2971 - Granting the State Auditor the authority to audit the books and records of local economic development authorities
HB 3025 - Authorizing by ordinance a vacant building registration program

Counties -- Law Enforcement (1 Bills)
HB 2029 - Permitting counties to adopt certain ordinances relating to dogs and cats

County Officials (2 Bills)
HB 2368 - Relating to candidates for professional employee positions involving supervision of a county transportation department
HB 2903 - Limiting the maximum number of appointees to certain county and municipal bodies

Courts (28 Bills)
HB 2098 - Requiring the issuance of a search warrant before a driver of a motor vehicle can be made to submit to a secondary blood test
HB 2181 - Creating an additional magistrate court deputy clerk position for Marion County
HB 2411 - Relating to Public Defender Services
HB 2456 - Requiring the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to maintain a searchable, criminal database containing copies of all arrests
HB 2476 - Requiring each judicial circuit to have a court-appointed special advocate program and each county to have a special advocate for
HB 2486 - Providing that when a party's health condition is at issue in a civil action, medical records and releases for medical information
HB 2598 - Requiring that senior status circuit judges only fill vacancies in districts or counties in which they were not previously elected
HB 2607 - Extending the maximum period of confinement a judge may impose for certain, first-time probationary violations
HB 2629 - Permitting a corporation to be represented by an officer of that corporation
HB 2655 - Defining and establishing the crime of cyberbullying
HB 2684 - Imposing penalties for repeat violations of the prohibition against driving under the influence on a suspended license
HB 2685 - Requiring that information regarding case delays in the courts is to be provided to the public on a regular basis
HB 2731 - Clarifying civil actions heard in circuit court
HB 2732 - Relating to standards for termination of parental rights in child abuse and neglect cases
HB 2737 - Eliminating certain fees generated by suggestee executions
HB 2747 - Updating the commitment order form sentencing courts are required to complete
HB 2758 - Amending the definition of “abused child” to include a child conceived as a result of an act of sexual assault
HB 2765 - Establishing a new special revenue fund, designated the Court Advanced Technology Subscription Fund
HB 2766 - Establishing a new special revenue fund, designated the Adult Drug Court Participation Fund
HB 2769 - Relating to the preservation of rights guaranteed by the West Virginia Constitution and the United States Constitution when decidi
HB 2850 - Relating to product liability actions
HB 2891 - Including electronic communications to and from inmates with the types of communications that the Division of Corrections currentl
HB 2922 - Reducing the cost of the fee for a state license to carry a concealed weapon
HB 2944 - Requiring the Insurance Commissioner to regulate professional bondsmen
HB 2956 - Establishing a new special revenue fund, designated the Adult Drug Court Participation Fund
HB 2966 - Creating the West Virginia Sentencing Commission
HB 3040 - Creating a new court to be known as West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals
HB 3096 - Relating to operation and regulation of certain water and sewer utilities owned or operated by political subdivisions of the state

Courts -- Magistrate (1 Bills)
HB 2090 - Increasing the minimum number of magisterial districts in a county

Courts -- Supreme Court (1 Bills)
HB 2037 - Relating to juvenile proceedings

Courts (And Related Subheadings) (1 Bills)
HB 2314 - Removing the compensation caps entirely for secretary-clerks and case coordinators

Creditors and Debtors (1 Bills)
HB 2058 - Prohibiting the use of a credit score in casualty insurance rate filings

Crime (69 Bills)
HB 2003 - Creating a new felony offense for a drug delivery that results in the death of another person
HB 2021 - Relating to penalties incurred from obstructing, fleeing from and making false statements to law-enforcement
HB 2092 - Creating an additional penalty for use of a firearm in furtherance of a drug offense
HB 2099 - Defining the act of leaving the scene of a crash involving death or serious bodily injury as a felony; Erin's Law
HB 2106 - Creating a domestic violence registry
HB 2134 - Relating generally to workers’ compensation
HB 2137 - Making it a misdemeanor for a person to impersonate a veteran
HB 2154 - Relating to sanctions for recipients of benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program
HB 2186 - Relating generally to human trafficking
HB 2306 - Establishing new procedures for courts with criminal jurisdiction to suspend and revoke driver’s licenses based on D.U.I.
HB 2318 - Relating generally to human trafficking
HB 2322 - Prohibiting sex offender registrants from having Halloween related contact with children
HB 2329 - Prohibiting the production, manufacture or possession of fentanyl
HB 2352 - Relating to the criminal offense of desecration of graves and vandalizing cemeteries
HB 2367 - Establishing a criminal offense of organized retail crime
HB 2382 - Relating to the purchase of scrap metal
HB 2384 - Relating to the use of drone surveillance of private citizens
HB 2390 - Providing death penalty for first degree murder
HB 2419 - Defining and establishing the crime of cyberbullying
HB 2426 - Requiring a minimum criminal penalty of life imprisonment for killing of an individual if based on his or her status as a law-enfo
HB 2450 - Increasing mandatory minimum sentences for trafficking drugs into the state
HB 2505 - Relating to Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act
HB 2516 - Relating to substance abuse
HB 2526 - Classifying additional drugs to Schedules I, II, IV and V of controlled substances
HB 2532 - Allowing the expungement of certain felony convictions
HB 2535 - Making it a criminal offense to disturb the peace
HB 2536 - West Virginia Second Chance for Employment Act
HB 2541 - Creating the felony offense of conspiracy to commit violations of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act
HB 2562 - Making unlawful any employer policy or rule prohibiting an employee from possessing a firearm inside a vehicle
HB 2579 - Increasing the penalties for transporting controlled substances
HB 2585 - Creating felony crime of conducting financial transactions involving proceeds of criminal activity
HB 2602 - Increasing penalties for transportation of controlled substances into the State of West Virginia
HB 2607 - Extending the maximum period of confinement a judge may impose for certain, first-time probationary violations
HB 2613 - Allowing state, county or municipal employees with a license to carry a concealed weapon to possess a firearm at any time in this
HB 2643 - Creating a felony murder offense in the second degree for delivery of a controlled substance that causes death
HB 2645 - Creating a felony for failure to render aid by a culpable person in presence of a drug overdose
HB 2648 - Increasing penalties for manufacturing or transportation of a controlled substance in the presence of a minor
HB 2653 - Extending the Multi State Real-Time Tracking System
HB 2660 - Increasing criminal incarceration penalties for the transportation of controlled substances into the state
HB 2664 - Prohibiting activities connected with bestiality
HB 2671 - Creating a new offense relating to the distribution of controlled substances
HB 2684 - Imposing penalties for repeat violations of the prohibition against driving under the influence on a suspended license
HB 2700 - Exempting industrial hemp from being a Schedule I drug
HB 2704 - Prohibiting persons convicted of sexual offenses against children with whom they hold positions of trust from holding certificatio
HB 2710 - Including unborn child or fetus in statute setting criminal penalties for child neglect resulting in death
HB 2715 - Establishing procedures for carrying out the death sentence
HB 2726 - Authorizing home incarceration officers to arrest participants for violating the terms and conditions of his or her supervision wi
HB 2735 - Requiring the Board of Pharmacy to review, investigate and make appropriate referrals of reports of suspicious orders of controlle
HB 2748 - Prohibiting civil rights violations based on gender identity, or sexual orientation
HB 2825 - Requiring state institutions of higher education adopt policies concerning sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and
HB 2873 - Relating to alternate sentencing for nonviolent felony offenders
HB 2917 - Changing the Unborn Victims of Violence Act to the Unborn Victims of Abuse Act
HB 2918 - Creating a felony penalty of life without mercy for the first degree murder of a law-enforcement officer
HB 2920 - Providing mandatory minimum sentences for trafficking drugs into the state and for other drug offenses
HB 2922 - Reducing the cost of the fee for a state license to carry a concealed weapon
HB 2959 - Requiring all pawnbrokers to upload pictures to their website of all pawned items
HB 2976 - Relating to the theft of consumer identity protections
HB 2988 - Clarifying the penalties for embezzlement
HB 2992 - Relating to civil asset forfeiture
HB 3005 - Relating to regulation of unmanned aircraft systems
HB 3009 - Relating to access by the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification to the Controlled Substances Monitoring Program da
HB 3010 - Making it a felony to knowingly expose another individual to HIV
HB 3018 - Adding definition of correctional employee to the list of persons against whom an assault is a felony
HB 3019 - Relating to the West Virginia Contraband Forfeiture Act
HB 3020 - Relating to criminal penalties for the offenses of hunting, trapping or fishing on the lands of another person
HB 3026 - Providing that a vehicle driver who injures a “vulnerable road user” is guilty of reckless driving
HB 3035 - Relating to the legalization of marijuana
HB 3098 - Relating to the crime of defrauding drug and alcohol screening tests and its penalties
HB 3100 - Increasing penalties for public school employees that embezzle public funds

Crimes (5 Bills)
HB 2013 - Relating to replacing the present crime of burglary with the crime of home invasion
HB 2024 - Creating a criminal felony offense of aggravated assault or battery of a child or a person who is mentally incapacitated
HB 2083 - Increasing the felony criminal penalties for exposing children to methamphetamine manufacturing
HB 2140 - Modifying the definition of child abuse or neglect to exclude accidental injury
HB 2470 - Making it a felony to knowingly house drug traffickers

Crimes -- Felonies (1 Bills)
HB 2408 - Relating to the death penalty for first degree murder

Crimes (And Related Subheadings) (1 Bills)
HB 2303 - Increasing criminal penalties for littering

Disabilities (5 Bills)
HB 2179 - Issuing a special registration plate for persons who are residents of this state and who have a family member diagnosed with autis
HB 2189 - Exempting disabled veterans from campground rental fees during certain times
HB 2197 - Requiring retail establishments offering gasoline or other motor fuel to provide refueling assistance and refueling access to pers
HB 2217 - Increasing the maximum personal income tax exemption for persons over the age of sixty-five and for persons who are totally disabl
HB 2381 - Raising the maximum personal income tax exemption for persons over the age of sixty-five and for persons who are totally disabled

Domestic Relations (13 Bills)
HB 2089 - Establishing a bill of rights for foster parents
HB 2338 - Relating to domestic violence victims' eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits
HB 2479 - Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act
HB 2528 - Requiring the amount of child support to be paid is effective from the date the petition for the modification was filed
HB 2547 - Relating to grandparent’s rights
HB 2658 - Establishing that shared legal and physical custody of a child in cases of divorce is presumed to be in the best interests of the
HB 2703 - Providing that the court allocate time equally between parents
HB 2732 - Relating to standards for termination of parental rights in child abuse and neglect cases
HB 2758 - Amending the definition of “abused child” to include a child conceived as a result of an act of sexual assault
HB 2855 - Relating to care, custody and visitation of pets involved in separation and divorce proceedings
HB 2870 - Addressing certain cross references in the code that are no longer correct with regard to definitions of child abuse and neglect,
HB 2925 - Permitting a child sixteen years of age or older to petition for a change of parental custody
HB 3070 - Permitting parents to petition the court for visitation on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia (4 Bills)
HB 2070 - Prohibiting the establishment of methadone treatment programs and clinics in this state; providing exceptions
HB 2130 - Relating to drug testing of legislators
HB 2207 - Relating to licenses to sell paraphernalia for use with controlled substances
HB 2457 - Creating the West Virginia Addictions Treatment and Recovery Fund

Economic Development (12 Bills)
HB 2615 - Providing a tax credit for obtaining certain certifications by the United States Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and E
HB 2727 - Providing an identification card for released inmates who do not have a West Virginia identification card or driver’s license
HB 2783 - Authorizing the Real Estate Division of the Department of Administration to develop policies and procedures for the leasing, at no
HB 2834 - relating to unlawful employment practices involving unauthorized workers
HB 2843 - Permitting Class III and Class IV municipalities to be included in the West Virginia Tax Increment Act
HB 2856 - Declaring public policy and legislative intent for improving the marketing, quality and frequency of passenger rail service of the
HB 2921 - Establishing a website clearinghouse for sharing information about potential sources of revenue, financial, technical and legal as
HB 2953 - Establishing the Southern West Virginia Lake Development Study Commission
HB 2958 - Relating generally to development of infrastructure in the state
HB 3086 - Relating to the West Virginia Economic Development Authority
HB 3087 - Economic and Community Development Task Force
HB 3093 - Establishing Broadband Enhancement and Expansion Policies

Education (12 Bills)
HB 2014 - Allowing parents or the school to serve sweets during the holidays if the school receives parental or guardian consent
HB 2019 - Relating to salary increase for school personnel
HB 2073 - Making available elective courses on the history of the old and new testaments of the bible
HB 2093 - Exempting personal income earned by individuals working as teachers at primary and secondary schools from personal income tax
HB 2172 - Providing that school nutrition plans include take home meals for low income students
HB 2194 - Reducing personnel employed by the West Virginia Department of Education
HB 2309 - Discontinuing the use of common core standards and assessments in the state
HB 2334 - Relating to school curricular standards and assessments
HB 2378 - Providing school days to register and transport students to vote
HB 2421 - Requiring the accumulation of one and one-half years of instruction in the study of the Declaration of Independence and other foun
HB 2429 - Granting tax credits for parents and legal guardians whose children are in a home schooling program or private school
HB 2442 - Requiring a test that is identical to the civics portion of the naturalization test in order to graduate from high school or obtai

Education (And Related Subheadings) (4 Bills)
HB 2050 - Allowing state employees to take paid leave to attend parent-teacher conference for their children
HB 2166 - Requiring county boards of education to employ a certified library media specialist in each county school
HB 2185 - Giving local authorities the authority to decrease the speed limit on streets and highways where school buses travel in its jurisd
HB 2467 - Prohibiting school employees from promoting abortion

Education -- Colleges & Universities (1 Bills)
HB 2335 - Protecting academic freedom in higher education

Education -- Retirement (2 Bills)
HB 2057 - Increasing benefits of retired state personnel and retired teachers
HB 2184 - Permitting teachers under the State Teachers Retirement System to teach college level courses without loss of benefits

Education (And Related Subheadings) (7 Bills)
HB 2037 - Relating to juvenile proceedings
HB 2046 - Requiring county boards of education to provide released time for professional educators and service personnel when serving in an
HB 2104 - Requiring that public schools provide facilities for students of all faiths and religions to have a place of fellowship, prayer an
HB 2117 - Removing the requirement that home schooled students have to acquire a general equivalency degree (GED) in order to qualify for th
HB 2191 - Relating to educational benefits for dependents of deceased or disabled veterans
HB 2213 - Relating to compulsory school attendance
HB 2409 - Relating to the School Building Authority

Education (Higher) (24 Bills)
HB 2075 - Providing the Auditor with greater oversight of advance allowance accounts
HB 2079 - Abolishing the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
HB 2097 - Permitting community and technical colleges and universities to charge students half the cost of a credit for every credit taken o
HB 2118 - Abolishing the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education
HB 2144 - Relating to relocation or closure of state higher education institutions
HB 2542 - Relating to public higher education personnel
HB 2557 - Relating to tuition and fees at community and technical colleges
HB 2559 - Relating to concealed carry on higher education campuses
HB 2667 - Relating to accreditation of nursing schools
HB 2689 - Educational Savings Account Program
HB 2705 - Eliminating obsolete, duplicate or unnecessary code language as it relates to higher education
HB 2706 - Authorizing legislative rules regarding higher education
HB 2756 - Making Promise scholarships available for students pursuing certificates or degrees through an accredited community and technical
HB 2763 - Relating to the approval by the Council for Community and Technical College Education of acquisitions
HB 2770 - Reducing regulatory control over academic programs of state institutions
HB 2818 - Prohibiting West Virginia institutions of higher learning and state agencies from discriminating against graduates of private, non
HB 2849 - Providing that the compensation level of the Chancellor for Higher Education may be no more than the salary of the Governor
HB 2858 - Creating a loan tuition forgiveness program to encourage students in selected and necessary fields to remain in the state
HB 2887 - Relating to retirement and separation incentives
HB 2912 - Abolishing regional service education agencies
HB 2973 - Preserving and transferring firefighter training courses
HB 3001 - Abolishing the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
HB 3078 - Establishing a merit-based Katherine Johnson Hope Scholarship program to provide tuition and fee payments for certain qualified st
HB 3095 - Allowing retired teachers to be employed by a higher education institution

Education (K12) (79 Bills)
HB 2031 - Eliminating requirements that state provide for professional training and development of teachers
HB 2123 - Making the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind eligible to participate in any and all funding administered or distributed
HB 2142 - Providing a salary increase for special education teachers
HB 2147 - Permitting county boards of education to accumulate instructional days and use them when needed
HB 2151 - Prohibiting the use of the Smarter Balanced Assessment
HB 2153 - Relating to designation of social workers in the Department of Health and Human Services to promote better student school attendan
HB 2157 - Relating to school calendar
HB 2188 - Extending the length of time for the special Community-Based Pilot Demonstration Project to Improve Outcomes for At-Risk Youth
HB 2198 - Redirecting certain funds of the West Virginia Department of Education
HB 2199 - Creating a digital learning pilot project
HB 2200 - Requiring that four members of the State Board of Education be elected on a nonpartisan basis
HB 2210 - Increasing pay to teachers and service personnel
HB 2211 - Increasing salaries for teachers
HB 2214 - West Virginia Educational Restoration Act
HB 2313 - Providing that the statewide summative assessment only be administered in grades three through eight and once at the high school l
HB 2333 - Relating to the administration of the statewide summative assessment
HB 2336 - Reducing the number of pupils per school nurses
HB 2337 - Requiring each public high school to offer a course in computer science
HB 2374 - Requiring schools post signs displaying the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
HB 2387 - Requiring the State Board of Education to prescribe a comprehensive drug awareness and prevention program
HB 2388 - Relating to the comprehensive statewide student assessment
HB 2392 - Relating to truancy intervention
HB 2398 - Extending funding for School Innovation and Local Solution Dropout Prevention and Recovery Innovation Zones
HB 2401 - Increasing teacher salaries
HB 2403 - Permitting county boards of education to accumulate instructional days and use them when needed
HB 2412 - Relating to the public school calendar
HB 2420 - Providing that the State Board of Education may delegate its Medicaid provider status and subsequent reimbursement to regional edu
HB 2436 - Suspending the implementation of the school aid formula until the year 2021
HB 2438 - Allowing county boards of education and regional educational service agencies to purchase computer technology from other than a st
HB 2443 - Establishing academic standards and assessment methods
HB 2449 - Requiring the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission to adopt certain safety standards for youth lacrosse
HB 2478 - Changing the age effective date of children for whom county boards of education must provide kindergarten programs
HB 2491 - Relating to school calendar and testing
HB 2494 - Providing that statewide school report cards are only to be made available to custodial parents and guardians of students upon req
HB 2524 - Improving the focus on school-level continuous improvement processes
HB 2525 - Relieving the county superintendent of schools of the duty of nominating personnel to be employed by the county board
HB 2527 - Relating to public school support
HB 2543 - Preventing the State Board of Education from implementing common core academic standards and assessments
HB 2551 - Requiring the West Virginia Department of Education to create a Bible literacy course in public schools
HB 2560 - Providing a free lunch to all employees in a school building
HB 2561 - Relating to public school support
HB 2569 - Relating to employment, promotion and transfer of professional personnel by county boards of education
HB 2571 - Developing a resource for use by parents to monitor and track deaf and hard-of-hearing children’s expressive and receptive languag
HB 2572 - Providing for the authorization and oversight of public charter schools
HB 2574 - Middle School Technical Education Program Act
HB 2584 - Relating to primary and secondary school instructional terms
HB 2609 - Requiring county boards of education to conduct regular structural inspections of school facilities and structures
HB 2610 - Allowing private entities to lease buildings to local school boards in cases of emergency or condemnation
HB 2618 - Relating to body mass index
HB 2637 - Relating to employment of retired teachers and prospective employable professional personnel in areas of critical need and shortag
HB 2651 - Relating generally to standardized testing requirements for nonpublic schools
HB 2652 - Relating generally to school closing or consolidation requirements
HB 2695 - Creating a pilot program for expansion of school-based mental health and school-based diversion
HB 2702 - Relating to excused absences for personal illness from school
HB 2738 - Providing flexibility in the transfer process of school personnel
HB 2742 - School Consolidation Task Force
HB 2761 - Relating to qualifications of paraprofessionals, autism mentors and braille or sign support specialists
HB 2771 - Relating to temporary teaching certificates for Armed Forces spouses
HB 2787 - Creating an additional class of special education classroom aides
HB 2795 - Clarifying a director of a multicounty vocational technical school is a principal
HB 2809 - Relating to basic state aid to public education
HB 2875 - Relating to the adoption of instructional educational resources
HB 2886 - Relating to generally applied associate of science degrees that target workforce needs
HB 2902 - Requiring county school boards to provide adequate mental health and counseling services
HB 2926 - Relating to the comprehensive statewide student assessment
HB 2928 - Creating a low-interest student loan refinancing program for teachers
HB 2945 - Relating to exemptions from mandated immunizations
HB 2950 - Requiring the State Superintendent of Schools to have a terminal degree
HB 2974 - Relating to public school education in dating violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence prevention
HB 2997 - Relating generally to applied associate of science degrees that target workforce needs
HB 3008 - Relating to eliminating county school systems and creating ten school districts
HB 3023 - Relating to public school education assessment of students for dyslexia and dyscalculia
HB 3031 - Creating a state program allowing high school students advance to getting a college degree or technical training while in high sch
HB 3036 - Allowing county boards of education to hire retired teachers
HB 3061 - Encouraging mastery-based education through the Innovation In Schools program
HB 3080 - Requiring instruction in the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution
HB 3088 - Relating generally to teacher-pupil ratios
HB 3089 - Relating to the adoption of instructional resources for use in the public schools
HB 3090 - Relating to the maximum licensed school psychologist-pupil ratio

Elected Officials (2 Bills)
HB 2046 - Requiring county boards of education to provide released time for professional educators and service personnel when serving in an
HB 2395 - Prohibiting chairmen of state political parties during or up to one year after the termination of their employment as chairmen of

Elections (18 Bills)
HB 2032 - Prohibiting a chief deputy sheriff from engaging in certain political activities
HB 2065 - Requiring all local special elections to be held on the days and hours of general, primary or state-wide elections
HB 2102 - Allowing a group of affiliated voters to become a recognized political party under certain criteria
HB 2124 - Providing that members of the House of Delegates in districts having more than one delegate be elected from numbered divisions
HB 2312 - Relating to appointment of, conduct of and training of poll watchers
HB 2320 - Allowing nonmembers of a political party to request that party’s partisan ballot at a primary election
HB 2364 - Prohibiting electioneering within or near early voting locations during early voting periods
HB 2378 - Providing school days to register and transport students to vote
HB 2424 - Requiring that voter registration information appear on certain state issued identification cards
HB 2597 - Campaign Advertising Fairness Act
HB 2635 - Relating to nonpartisan election of justices of the Supreme Court of Appeals
HB 2669 - Relating to eligibility to register to vote
HB 2675 - Relating to primary elections and nominating procedures
HB 2723 - Relating to primary elections for nonpartisan offices including Justices of the Supreme Court, circuit court judges, family court
HB 2781 - Requiring a person desiring to vote to present documentation identifying the voter to one of the poll clerks
HB 2793 - Relating to the nonpartisan election of county superintendents of schools
HB 2798 - Clarifying provisions relating to candidates unaffiliated with a political party
HB 3039 - Allowing municipalities to cancel elections when only one person is running for each office

Energy (8 Bills)
HB 2076 - Establishing the Legislative Oversight Commission on Energy Workers Safety
HB 2087 - Prohibiting blasting within six hundred twenty-five feet of an occupied dwelling
HB 2170 - Relating generally to horizontal well control standards
HB 2534 - Authorizing local units of government to adopt local energy efficiency partnership programs
HB 2688 - Permitting natural gas companies to enter private property without prior consent from the owner for the limited purposes of obtain
HB 2744 - Local Energy Efficiency Partnership Act
HB 3050 - Creating a special revenue account for each county in the State of West Virginia for coal severance taxes
HB 3094 - Cotenancy and Lease Integration Act

Environment (6 Bills)
HB 2506 - Relating to the permit limit calculations and allowing overlapping mixing zones for calculating permit limits for drinking water c
HB 2615 - Providing a tax credit for obtaining certain certifications by the United States Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and E
HB 2811 - Relating to the definition of above ground storage tanks
HB 2931 - Authorizing shut-in of oil and gas wells in West Virginia
HB 2990 - Requiring continuous monitoring of air, noise, dust and particulates
HB 3042 - Clarifying the intent of gas royalty leases which required not less than 1/8th (12.5%) of the total amount paid to, received by or

Environmental Protection (2 Bills)
HB 2303 - Increasing criminal penalties for littering
HB 2339 - Intrastate Coal and Use Act

Estates and Trusts (7 Bills)
HB 2404 - Barring persons who are convicted of certain criminal offenses from acquiring property from their victims
HB 2432 - Barring persons who are convicted of certain criminal offenses from acquiring property from their victims
HB 2674 - Relating to access to and receipt of certain information regarding a protected person
HB 2782 - Permitting a time-share managing entity to foreclose upon its statutory lien for assessments
HB 2868 - Relating generally to Uniform Unclaimed Property Act
HB 2967 - Relating generally to administration of estates and trusts
HB 2978 - Relating generally to trusts and their administration

Ethics (6 Bills)
HB 2001 - Relating to ethics and transparency in government
HB 2035 - Relating generally to purchasing
HB 2319 - Relating to candidates or candidate committees for legislative office disclosing contributions
HB 2394 - Relating to the recusal of certain public officials from voting for appropriation of moneys to nonprofit entities
HB 2395 - Prohibiting chairmen of state political parties during or up to one year after the termination of their employment as chairmen of
HB 2833 - Specifying the contents and categories of information for inclusion in annual reports

Finance and Administration (28 Bills)
HB 2004 - Creating and maintaining a centralized state vehicle inventory system
HB 2091 - Prohibiting contracting with a state agency unless business entity submits disclosure of interested parties
HB 2413 - Requiring the comprehensive annual financial report to be published by the end of December
HB 2446 - Relating to the requirement that all executive branch agencies maintain a website that contains specific information
HB 2488 - Relating to the forfeiture of unencumbered funds in special revenue accounts
HB 2489 - Requiring a transfer from reappropriated revenue accounts to General Revenue Fund
HB 2515 - West Virginia Monument and Memorial Protection Act of 2017
HB 2556 - Requiring the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to prepare a “Coercive Federal Funds Report” on each budget bill
HB 2622 - Creating and maintaining a centralized state vehicle inventory system
HB 2673 - Transferring responsibility of all personnel and human resources matters that are currently provided by personnel sections or divi
HB 2686 - Providing a mechanism for the independent evaluation of revenue estimates by West Virginia and Marshall Universities’ business col
HB 2760 - Allowing state agencies to self-insure their own programs
HB 2764 - Allowing the State Building Commission or the Higher Education Policy Commission to request and receive money from the Investment
HB 2766 - Establishing a new special revenue fund, designated the Adult Drug Court Participation Fund
HB 2773 - Relating to purchase of inmate-made goods by state agencies
HB 2790 - Transferring the Division of Forestry from the Department of Commerce to the Department of Agriculture
HB 2819 - Terminating the State Agency for Surplus Property
HB 2829 - Establishing a toll-free phone line for receipt of comments from the public about state programs and services
HB 2830 - Relating to agencies exempt from the state purchasing laws and providing for the appointment of the director of purchasing
HB 2832 - Raising the amount required for competitive bidding of construction contracts by the state and its subdivisions
HB 2852 - Relating to the preparation of a comprehensive annual financial report
HB 2936 - Requiring purchases to be made at lowest retail price available at level of quality sought by the spending unit
HB 2948 - Establishing timelines for taking final action on certain permits
HB 2964 - Budget Stabilization Act of 2017
HB 2994 - Relating to public bidding thresholds
HB 3013 - Requiring an inspection or inspections of any building prior to purchase or major renovation by the state
HB 3037 - Removing the Division of Energy as an independent agency
HB 3055 - Relating to the preparation of a comprehensive annual financial report

Fire Fighting and Prevention (4 Bills)
HB 2048 - Providing meetings and conference rights for members of municipal fire departments
HB 2160 - Providing that paid county or municipal fire departments and duly incorporated volunteer fire departments pay reduced workers' co
HB 2389 - Allowing an employer to extend workers' compensation insurance coverage to an employee engaged in volunteer fire fighting and allo
HB 2400 - Reducing federal adjusted gross income for volunteer fire department and rescue squad members

Firearms (4 Bills)
HB 2100 - Recognizing those in active military service as residents for the purpose of obtaining concealed carry permits while stationed at
HB 2212 - West Virginia Firearms Freedom Act
HB 2311 - Making all future federal and local statutes, ordinances, laws, orders and rules concerning firearms, firearm accessories, ammunit
HB 2430 - Permitting certain holders of concealed weapons permits to carry weapons of the grounds and buildings on the State Capitol Complex

Food and Food Services (2 Bills)
HB 2036 - Allowing counties and municipalities to levy a sales tax on food and beverages sold at restaurants
HB 2458 - Exempting from food related laws or rules for certain individually produced agricultural products

Fuel (2 Bills)
HB 2197 - Requiring retail establishments offering gasoline or other motor fuel to provide refueling assistance and refueling access to pers
HB 2205 - Exempting heating oil for residential use from the Motor Fuel Excise Tax

Funds (6 Bills)
HB 2025 - Providing one-time supplements to all annuitants when they reach the age of seventy
HB 2034 - Relating to county budget stabilization funds
HB 2038 - Changing the way the cost of incarcerating inmates in regional jails is collected
HB 2193 - Relating to the West Virginia Future Fund
HB 2317 - Establishing a retired teachers instant lottery scratch-off game
HB 2457 - Creating the West Virginia Addictions Treatment and Recovery Fund

Gaming Activities (5 Bills)
HB 2033 - Permitting the resident lineal descendants of landowners to hunt, trap or fish on that resident landowner's property without a lic
HB 2052 - Increasing criminal penalties for the illegal killing, taking, or possessing of certain wildlife
HB 2105 - Establishing the state parks instant lottery scratch-off game
HB 2204 - Removing limitations on advertising and promotional activities by limited video lottery retailers
HB 2317 - Establishing a retired teachers instant lottery scratch-off game

Governmental Agencies (5 Bills)
HB 2116 - Establishing a policy for formal recognition of Indian tribes
HB 2143 - Requiring reports to the Governor from state agencies to be made available electronically via the internet
HB 2175 - Requiring recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program be issued a photo identification card
HB 2383 - Providing for the redistricting office of the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to propose redistricting plans during cens
HB 2395 - Prohibiting chairmen of state political parties during or up to one year after the termination of their employment as chairmen of

Governor -- Bills Requested By (38 Bills)
HB 2018 - Budget Bill, making appropriations of public money out of the treasury in accordance with section fifty-one, article six of the Co
HB 2490 - Allowing a Constitutional officer to waive his or her salary for any calendar year
HB 2492 - Creating the Fleet Management Office
HB 2499 - Supplementary appropriation to the Department of Commerce, Workforce West Virginia – Workforce Investment Act
HB 2500 - Supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Human Services
HB 2501 - Supplementary appropriation to the Department of Education, State Board of Education – School Lunch Program
HB 2590 - Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act
HB 2594 - Updating the meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act
HB 2596 - Incorporating changes to the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement
HB 2639 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Administration, Division of Personnel
HB 2640 - Supplementary appropriation to DHHR
HB 2657 - West Virginia Second Chance Act
HB 2668 - Increasing the minimum criminal penalty for transportation of a Schedule I or II narcotic drug into the state
HB 2711 - Abolishing regional educational service agencies and providing for the transfer of property and records
HB 2717 - Creating the Division of Multimodal Transportation
HB 2718 - Relating generally to severance taxes imposed on the privilege of producing coal for sale
HB 2719 - Relating generally to severance tax imposed on privilege of severing natural gas for sale
HB 2720 - Allowing the School Building Authority to transfer funds allocated into the School Construction Fund
HB 2721 - Removing the cost limitation on projects completed by the Division of Highways
HB 2722 - Eliminating the financial limitations on utilizing the design-build program for highway construction
HB 2724 - Relating to creating a pilot program under the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs
HB 2740 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Administration
HB 2775 - Relating to imposing, administering, and collecting a license tax on successful bidders for road construction contracts
HB 2776 - Creating of special revenue funding sources for the Division of Labor
HB 2779 - Supplementing, amending, decreasing, and increasing items of the existing appropriations from the State Road Fund to the Departmen
HB 2784 - Maintaining the solvency of the Unemployment Compensation Fund
HB 2785 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, Fire Commission
HB 2801 - Expiring funds to the unappropriated balance in the State Fund from the Department of Revenue, Office of the Secretary – Revenue S
HB 2803 - Granting authority to the Parkways Authority to issue revenue bonds and refunding bonds for the purpose of financing parkway proje
HB 2814 - Increasing the funding for the State Road Fund by increasing Division of Motor Vehicle administrative fees and motor fuel excise t
HB 2815 - Relating to higher education governance
HB 2816 - Eliminating new film tax credits
HB 2878 - Increasing amount of authorized Federal Grant Anticipation Notes for which Division of Highways may apply
HB 2879 - Authorizing the Governor to issue executive orders to furlough state employees
HB 2899 - Reorganizing the Division of Tourism
HB 2900 - Relating to the Office of Technology
HB 3028 - Relating to the Comprehensive Substance Use Reduction Act
HB 3103 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources

Hazardous Materials (2 Bills)
HB 2169 - Clarifying that the county or regional solid waste authority that may impose and collect an additional solid waste assessment fee
HB 2410 - Relating to public sewage services

Health (54 Bills)
HB 2002 - Relating to parental notification of abortions performed on unemancipated minors
HB 2022 - Relating to public health
HB 2068 - Operating and maintaining a fully interoperable statewide network to facilitate public and private use of health care information
HB 2070 - Prohibiting the establishment of methadone treatment programs and clinics in this state; providing exceptions
HB 2071 - Authorizing the medical use of cannabis based pharmaceutical products
HB 2081 - Prohibiting the establishment of new methadone treatment programs and clinics; providing exceptions
HB 2082 - Prohibiting state funding of abortions
HB 2095 - Relating to the rule-making authority of local boards of health
HB 2113 - Providing that the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources may not change the state Medicaid program plan
HB 2119 - Repealing West Virginia Health Benefit Exchange Act
HB 2120 - Exempting managed care contracts from the bidding process
HB 2165 - Relating to out of state physicians and surgeons traveling with sports teams within this state
HB 2175 - Requiring recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program be issued a photo identification card
HB 2187 - Establishing an advisory council on rare diseases
HB 2300 - Regulating step therapy protocols
HB 2330 - Prohibiting the sale of paraphernalia designed or marketed for use with controlled substances
HB 2331 - Raising the legal age for purchase of tobacco and tobacco products
HB 2366 - Relating to selling Jackie Withrow Hospital
HB 2373 - Authorizing school bus drivers trained in administration of epinephrine auto-injectors to administer auto-injectors
HB 2376 - Relating to the organizational structure of state government
HB 2428 - Establishing additional substance abuse treatment facilities
HB 2431 - Allowing influenza immunizations to be offered to patients and residents of specified facilities
HB 2454 - Making the Department of Corrections and the Division of Health, and their respective workplaces, subject to the Occupational Safe
HB 2459 - Relating to regulation of health care and the certificate of need process
HB 2497 - Permitting medication administration by unlicensed personnel in nursing homes
HB 2519 - Medicaid program compact
HB 2520 - Prohibiting the use of a tanning device by a person under the age of eighteen
HB 2523 - Eliminating the certificate of need program
HB 2544 - Establishing that an employee’s termination from employment for testing positive on a drug or alcohol test required by the employe
HB 2588 - Simon’s Law; life sustaining procedures
HB 2595 - Requiring abortions to be performed by a licensed physician
HB 2614 - Prohibiting health care practitioners from knowingly and in bad faith prescribing or administering drugs
HB 2620 - West Virginia Drug Overdose Monitoring Act
HB 2633 - Requiring state institutions of higher education to conduct Phase 3 clinical research studies for any cancer treatment
HB 2677 - Patient Freedom Act
HB 2695 - Creating a pilot program for expansion of school-based mental health and school-based diversion
HB 2728 - Creating the Medicaid Laboratory Reimbursement Data Consolidation and Redundancy Act
HB 2757 - Relating to Medical Professional Liability
HB 2778 - Relating to licensure of behavioral health centers and behavioral health consumer rights
HB 2808 - The West Virginia Assisted Outpatient Treatment Act
HB 2812 - Office of Rural Health Policy
HB 2823 - Establishing a statewide call-in center to receive assistance with healthcare
HB 2826 - Eliminating provisions and repealing statutes related to the West Virginia Health Information Network
HB 2860 - Relating to modification of assessments in a community enhancement district
HB 2861 - Authorizing a medical power of attorney representative to sign a binding arbitration agreement
HB 2904 - Reorganizing the West Virginia Health Care Authority
HB 2906 - Emergency Medical Services Act of 2017
HB 2914 - Relating to powers and duties of the Commissioner of Public Health
HB 2945 - Relating to exemptions from mandated immunizations
HB 2951 - Assessing the health impact of any new, or modification to, rule proposed by the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Prot
HB 2986 - Relating to involuntary custody of nonresidents for a mental hygiene examination
HB 2989 - Placing limitations on length of time that prescriptions may be issued for schedule II and III controlled substances
HB 2999 - Establishing a program for the licensing and regulation of out-patient substance abuse counseling programs
HB 3052 - Prohibiting state funding of abortions

Health (And Related Subheadings) (1 Bills)
HB 2665 - Requiring a person restraining a mentally ill or mentally challenged person in a "four point restraint" to administer sedation by

Health--Mental (1 Bills)
HB 2665 - Requiring a person restraining a mentally ill or mentally challenged person in a "four point restraint" to administer sedation by

Holidays (1 Bills)
HB 2014 - Allowing parents or the school to serve sweets during the holidays if the school receives parental or guardian consent

Human Rights (9 Bills)
HB 2062 - Deaf Children’s Bill of Rights Act
HB 2159 - The Healthy and Safe Workplace Act
HB 2202 - Requiring the Human Rights Commission, when investigating a complaint of discrimination, to specifically include an examination of
HB 2529 - Adding sexual orientation to the categories covered by the Human Rights Act
HB 2623 - Prohibiting discrimination based upon age or sexual orientation
HB 2752 - Relating to abuse and neglect of livestock
HB 2807 - Equal Pay Act of 2017
HB 2905 - Relating to animal cruelty
HB 3012 - Family Protection Act

Human Services (24 Bills)
HB 2132 - Limiting able-bodied adults without dependents receipt of SNAP benefits to three months in a thirty-six month period
HB 2154 - Relating to sanctions for recipients of benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program
HB 2188 - Extending the length of time for the special Community-Based Pilot Demonstration Project to Improve Outcomes for At-Risk Youth
HB 2341 - Relating to the right of the Department of Health and Human Resources to subrogation for third-party liability settlements, by rec
HB 2342 - Redefining the parameters for the offense of human trafficking
HB 2344 - Transferring the assets of the Library Commission relating to media broadcasting to the Educational Broadcasting Authority
HB 2396 - Requiring the circuit court, when appointing counsel for alleged protected persons, to make appointments from a listing of all int
HB 2422 - The Ryan Brown Addiction Prevention and Recovery Fund Act
HB 2469 - Requiring benefit access devices to benefits provided by the Department of Human Services, to have a photograph of the person to w
HB 2496 - Relating to exemptions from certificate of need
HB 2701 - Prohibiting recipients of public assistance to return items for cash
HB 2730 - West Virginia Clearance for Access: Registry and Employment Screening Act
HB 2736 - Selling of certain state owned long-term care facilities by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources
HB 2739 - Relating to supplemental Medicaid provider reimbursement
HB 2741 - Relating to eligibility and fraud requirements for public assistance
HB 2810 - Creating a litigation practice license for social workers
HB 2847 - Relating to the state’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Intellectual/Developmental Disability Waiver
HB 2864 - Waiving certain business start-up and occupational licensing fees for low-income individuals
HB 2885 - Relating to designation of social workers in the Department of Health and Human Services
HB 2890 - Establishing a Library Facilities Improvement Fund that will serve to support library facilities construction, maintenance and imp
HB 2946 - The West Virginia Refugee Absorptive Capacity Act
HB 3006 - Exempting certain contracts between the Department of Health and Human Resources and West Virginia University, Marshall University
HB 3069 - Permitting persons who voluntarily enroll in a drug rehabilitation program to be included in an existing pilot program
HB 3071 - Relating to indigent burial

Infrastructure (1 Bills)
HB 2067 - Relating to the transfer of certain revenues derived from lottery activities generally, restoring distribution to the West Virgini

Insurance (25 Bills)
HB 2126 - Guaranteed Asset Protection Waiver Act
HB 2134 - Relating generally to workers’ compensation
HB 2300 - Regulating step therapy protocols
HB 2361 - Relating to the surcharge on fire and casualty insurance policies
HB 2439 - Relating to insurance and unfair claim settlement practices
HB 2460 - Requiring insurance coverages to ensure telehealth parity
HB 2471 - Relating to insurance coverage for breast cancer screening
HB 2495 - Relating to restrictions on the disclosure of nonpublic personal information
HB 2517 - Requiring licensees authorized to serve alcoholic liquors or nonintoxicating beer to have certain liability insurance coverage
HB 2617 - Outlining the process by which certain insurance agencies may place the insured with an affiliate of the insurer
HB 2619 - Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act
HB 2644 - Requiring that Workers’ Compensation funds be disbursed to firefighters, emergency medical technicians and first responders when t
HB 2683 - Relating to West Virginia Insurance Guaranty Association Act
HB 2760 - Allowing state agencies to self-insure their own programs
HB 2827 - Updating the all payor claims database
HB 2863 - Prohibiting use of a person's credit history in certain insurance transactions
HB 2868 - Relating generally to Uniform Unclaimed Property Act
HB 2871 - Eliminating the mandated employer versus employee cost share of eighty percent employer, twenty percent employee for Public Employ
HB 2942 - Prohibiting insurers from cancelling or failing to renew insurance policies do to the mere filing of a claim that was later denied
HB 2944 - Requiring the Insurance Commissioner to regulate professional bondsmen
HB 2957 - Relating to labor; employer’s bond for wages
HB 3021 - Relating to insurance coverage for breast cancer screening
HB 3038 - Clarifying that merged care organizations are not exempt from payment of insurance premium taxes
HB 3076 - Relating to immunity from liability to uninsured motorists
HB 3077 - Preventing discrimination on the basis of sex or marital status by a financial institution or person

Insurance -- Health (7 Bills)
HB 2016 - Providing state health care services for all active and inactive duty military personnel
HB 2020 - Freezing PEIA employee premiums for three years
HB 2051 - Authorizing insurance to married workers without children at reduced rates under the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Act
HB 2072 - Relating to qualifying children of state employees, receiving income of $25,000 per year or less, for the West Virginia Children's
HB 2176 - Prohibiting the number of inquiries reflected in a credit report, credit score report or CLUE report from adversely affecting an a
HB 2192 - Adding pharmacist and pharmacy to the definition of "health care provider" as used in the Medical Professional Liability Act
HB 2484 - Preventing taxpayer subsidization of health insurance covering elective abortions

Insurance -- Motor Vehicles (1 Bills)
HB 2176 - Prohibiting the number of inquiries reflected in a credit report, credit score report or CLUE report from adversely affecting an a

Insurance (And Related Subheadings) (2 Bills)
HB 2045 - Giving the Insurance Commissioner the power to regulate and penalize self-insured employers
HB 2058 - Prohibiting the use of a credit score in casualty insurance rate filings

Investments (2 Bills)
HB 2385 - Reallocating and dedicating up to $30 million to the natural gas and oil severance tax revenues annually to the natural gas and oi
HB 2513 - Relating generally to the tax treatment of manufacturing entities

Juveniles (12 Bills)
HB 2101 - Relating to the juvenile justice reform oversight committee
HB 2352 - Relating to the criminal offense of desecration of graves and vandalizing cemeteries
HB 2419 - Defining and establishing the crime of cyberbullying
HB 2465 - Modifying the requirements that allow a child witness to testify by closed circuit television
HB 2588 - Simon’s Law; life sustaining procedures
HB 2593 - Relating to the placement of juvenile status offenders
HB 2632 - Allowing children in the custody of the state in any foster home, group home or other facility or residence to hunt and fish witho
HB 2655 - Defining and establishing the crime of cyberbullying
HB 2695 - Creating a pilot program for expansion of school-based mental health and school-based diversion
HB 2732 - Relating to standards for termination of parental rights in child abuse and neglect cases
HB 2743 - Requiring the release of an unemancipated minor's medical records for drug testing
HB 2758 - Amending the definition of “abused child” to include a child conceived as a result of an act of sexual assault

Labor (19 Bills)
HB 2045 - Giving the Insurance Commissioner the power to regulate and penalize self-insured employers
HB 2145 - Repealing provision prohibiting employers from discriminating for use of tobacco products
HB 2171 - Permitting contractors to perform work on a construction project without having a contractor’s license under certain circumstances
HB 2355 - Repealing the West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act and restoring prior law
HB 2372 - Reestablishing prevailing wages for certain state government contracts
HB 2380 - Ban-the-Box Act
HB 2435 - Relating to the disqualification of an employee for unemployment benefits
HB 2546 - Allowing replacement costs of employer provided property to be deducted from an employee’s final paycheck if the property is not r
HB 2575 - Relating to disqualification for unemployment benefits
HB 2582 - Relating to disqualification for unemployment benefits
HB 2625 - Returning Veterans and Displaced Miners Jobs Act
HB 2659 - Reestablishing prevailing wages for certain state government contracts
HB 2666 - Providing for security of private, employer-sponsored insurance and/or retirement plans
HB 2698 - Providing certain notice to civil service exempt employees dismissed from employment due to change in administration
HB 2772 - Requiring welders working in the State of West Virginia to meet certain certification requirements
HB 2799 - Prohibiting the superintendent of schools from requiring a physical examination to be included to the application for a minor’s wo
HB 2857 - West Virginia Safer Workplaces Act
HB 2895 - Restoring employees’ rights associated with agreeing to be represented by a labor organization
HB 3082 - Establishing a different amount of annual leave for state employees

Law Enforcement (4 Bills)
HB 2098 - Requiring the issuance of a search warrant before a driver of a motor vehicle can be made to submit to a secondary blood test
HB 2128 - Requiring persons who are in the business of purchasing precious metals and precious gems to photograph those purchases and to tra
HB 2129 - Relating to the powers and authority of state and local law enforcement to enforce underage drinking laws at private clubs
HB 2155 - Relating to career progression of members of the State Police

Law Enforcement -- County/Municipal (1 Bills)
HB 2032 - Prohibiting a chief deputy sheriff from engaging in certain political activities

Law Enforcement -- State Police (3 Bills)
HB 2149 - Establishing a minimum number of troopers to provide basic law enforcement services, and providing members of the West Virginia St
HB 2316 - Requiring the Superintendent of the State Police to implement a plan to increase the number of troopers
HB 2407 - Requiring that State Police officers be compensated for time when they are required to be on standby and providing a stipend for h

Law Enforcement (And Related Subheadings) (1 Bills)
HB 2463 - Forfeiture Reporting Act

Legal Gaming (12 Bills)
HB 2405 - Permitting licensed limited video lottery retailers to have up to seven video lottery terminals
HB 2611 - Allowing a person to be both a limited video lottery operator and retailer
HB 2751 - Legalizing sport pool betting
HB 2813 - Increasing number of limited video lottery terminals allowed at a retail location
HB 2872 - Relating to changes in distribution of net terminal income, excess net terminal income and excess lottery fund
HB 2911 - Increasing the number of video lottery terminals authorized for retailers and fraternal societies or veteran's organizations
HB 2927 - Transferring certain revenues derived from racetrack video lottery and racetrack table games
HB 2930 - Allowing powerball, hot lotto, and mega millions winners to remain anonymous
HB 2943 - Authorizing the Lottery Commission to introduce games whose winning tickets are determined by the outcome of a licensed horse race
HB 2955 - Relating to advance deposit wagering
HB 2982 - Relating to allowing Powerball, Mega Millions and Hot Lotto ticket winners to remain anonymous
HB 3067 - Legalizing interactive gaming

Legislature (15 Bills)
HB 2114 - Providing a procedure for West Virginia to select delegates to an Article V convention for proposing amendments to the Constitutio
HB 2156 - Relating to certain members of the Legislature and certain service by members of the Legislature
HB 2319 - Relating to candidates or candidate committees for legislative office disclosing contributions
HB 2383 - Providing for the redistricting office of the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to propose redistricting plans during cens
HB 2395 - Prohibiting chairmen of state political parties during or up to one year after the termination of their employment as chairmen of
HB 2447 - Renaming the Court of Claims the state Claims Commission
HB 2485 - Decreasing the basic compensation paid to members of the Legislature and salaries paid to other state officers by five percent
HB 2568 - Making the Holy Bible the official state book of West Virginia
HB 2686 - Providing a mechanism for the independent evaluation of revenue estimates by West Virginia and Marshall Universities’ business col
HB 2733 - Requiring a detailed explanation of any appropriation designated as “Other assets” in the Governor’s proposed budget expenditures
HB 2839 - Updating the procedures for legislative review of departments and licensing boards
HB 2898 - Authorizing the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to request and obtain criminal background checks of employees of the Leg
HB 2981 - Limiting the number of days members of the Legislature may receive compensation during an extended and extraordinary session
HB 3000 - Authorizing a State Ombudsman position
HB 3051 - Appropriation Supremacy Act of 2017

Levies (1 Bills)
HB 2036 - Allowing counties and municipalities to levy a sales tax on food and beverages sold at restaurants

Libraries (2 Bills)
HB 2166 - Requiring county boards of education to employ a certified library media specialist in each county school
HB 2332 - Requiring the Library Commission to survey the libraries of the state and develop a ten year plan for construction and maintenance

Licenses (3 Bills)
HB 2009 - Making changes to the definition of electrical contractor
HB 2066 - Providing a fee discount for certain nonresident hunting, fishing and trapping licenses for native nonresidents
HB 2207 - Relating to licenses to sell paraphernalia for use with controlled substances

Magistrates (1 Bills)
HB 2916 - Authorizing certain first responders to carry firearms

Military Affairs (10 Bills)
HB 2016 - Providing state health care services for all active and inactive duty military personnel
HB 2063 - Extending the expiration of driver's licenses for active military members' spouses
HB 2100 - Recognizing those in active military service as residents for the purpose of obtaining concealed carry permits while stationed at
HB 2112 - Exempting all monetary benefits derived from military retirement from personal income tax obligations
HB 2173 - Providing benefits for those who have served in the military service
HB 2177 - Exempting all veterans of the Armed Forces or any reserve component thereof from having to obtain a hunting, trapping fishing lice
HB 2189 - Exempting disabled veterans from campground rental fees during certain times
HB 2191 - Relating to educational benefits for dependents of deceased or disabled veterans
HB 2308 - Requiring the Parkways Authority to provide free daily toll passes for veterans under certain circumstances
HB 2377 - Requiring an official declaration of war or an action to call forth the West Virginia National Guard by the United States Congress

Military and Veterans (11 Bills)
HB 2137 - Making it a misdemeanor for a person to impersonate a veteran
HB 2305 - Relating to the issuance, expiration and renewal of driver’s license
HB 2441 - Permitting honorably discharged veterans to hunt, trap or fish in this state without first obtaining a license
HB 2531 - Allowing military personnel and reservists the additional five-year period to enter upon or recover land already allowed to infant
HB 2687 - Providing that military veterans with a one hundred percent service related disability are exempt from property taxation
HB 2788 - Allowing military veterans with certain military ratings to qualify for examinations required of a probationary firefighter
HB 2822 - Allowing honorably discharged veterans who possess certain military ratings to qualify to take an examination for licensing as a p
HB 2838 - Allowing military veterans who meet certain qualifications to qualify for examination for license as an emergency medical technici
HB 2889 - Allowing military veterans with certain military ratings to qualify for examinations required of a probationary police officer
HB 2906 - Emergency Medical Services Act of 2017
HB 3054 - Relating to a five percent bid preference on certain state contracts for businesses owned fifty-one percent by honorably discharge

Mines and Minerals (2 Bills)
HB 2076 - Establishing the Legislative Oversight Commission on Energy Workers Safety
HB 2339 - Intrastate Coal and Use Act

Miscellaneous (4 Bills)
HB 2315 - Relating to the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs
HB 2321 - Requiring private clubs to be closed from two o'clock a.m. to seven o'clock a.m. on weekdays
HB 2397 - Relating to donations of overpayment of fees to the Secretary of State
HB 2472 - Creating a preference for certain limited video lottery current permit holders in bid process

Motor Vehicles (40 Bills)
HB 2008 - Relating to the Dealer Recovery Program
HB 2026 - Providing a maximum repair cost for insured owners of motor vehicles if a collision with a deer caused the damage
HB 2043 - Placing penalty points on driver’s licenses for using electronic communications devices while operating a motor vehicle
HB 2054 - Relating to rules governing the operation of motorboats on lakes
HB 2061 - Relating to inspection of vehicles and providing that defects in windshields and windows that do not obscure vision are not unsafe
HB 2078 - Making special registration plates for volunteer fire fighters
HB 2098 - Requiring the issuance of a search warrant before a driver of a motor vehicle can be made to submit to a secondary blood test
HB 2133 - Relating to assessment value of certain motor vehicles for purposes of ad valorem property taxes
HB 2162 - Exempting motor vehicles from personal property tax
HB 2180 - Authorizing the issuance of special "In God We Trust" motor vehicle registration plates
HB 2305 - Relating to the issuance, expiration and renewal of driver’s license
HB 2328 - Exempting Class X vehicles from the tax provisions of this section
HB 2343 - Requiring the State Police to lease rather than buy vehicles if cost effective
HB 2346 - Relating to motor vehicle license plates
HB 2349 - Relating to driving on the right side of the roadway, overtaking and passing
HB 2363 - Requiring that a state employee with a commercial driver’s license have a current medical evaluation certification
HB 2386 - Exempting recipients of the distinguished Purple Heart medal from payment of the vehicle registration fee
HB 2402 - Relating to abandoned antique vehicles
HB 2424 - Requiring that voter registration information appear on certain state issued identification cards
HB 2445 - Allowing automobile auctions to obtain title to abandoned vehicles
HB 2482 - Creating a period for reduced payments of traffic violations
HB 2493 - Granting a veteran with a hundred percent service-connected disability a $10,000 exemption from the assessed value for one vehicle
HB 2514 - Creating a special motor vehicle collector license plate
HB 2530 - Relating to autocycles
HB 2564 - Authorizing a special registration plate for elk
HB 2576 - Relating to autocycles
HB 2612 - Repealing section relating to unattended motor vehicles and penalties
HB 2626 - Extending the expiration of driver's licenses for active military members' spouses
HB 2750 - Establishing a system at the county level for the dispatching of emergency towing services
HB 2802 - Permitting inspectors working within the Division of Dealer Services of the Division of Motor Vehicles to carry a concealed weapon
HB 2831 - Relating to the reconstitution of the Driver’s Licensing Advisory Board
HB 2836 - Allowing the owner of an antique military vehicle to display alternate registration insignia
HB 2867 - Increasing penalties for failure to use due caution when approaching an emergency vehicle
HB 2881 - Establishing minimum safety standards for the design of any robot operated in the state
HB 2882 - Changing the frequency with which vehicles must be inspected
HB 2910 - Relating to autonomous vehicles
HB 2941 - Requiring the Commissioner of the Division of Highways to utilize the Attorney General for all legal assistance and services
HB 3015 - Requiring all commercial and professional drivers be fingerprinted and undergo a background check
HB 3033 - Relating to the procedures for driver’s license suspension and revocation in criminal proceedings for driving under the influence
HB 3081 - Conducting a study to determine the amount of revenue to be derived from instituting tolls on I-70 and I-81

Motor Vehicles (And Related Subheadings) (1 Bills)
HB 2185 - Giving local authorities the authority to decrease the speed limit on streets and highways where school buses travel in its jurisd

Motor Vehicles -- Licenses, Registration & Inspection (1 Bills)
HB 2063 - Extending the expiration of driver's licenses for active military members' spouses

Municipalities (28 Bills)
HB 2048 - Providing meetings and conference rights for members of municipal fire departments
HB 2064 - Defining the term minor boundary adjustment
HB 2095 - Relating to the rule-making authority of local boards of health
HB 2109 - Relating to the West Virginia Land Reuse Agency Authorization Act
HB 2168 - Prohibiting counties and municipalities from adopting ordinances or regulations that base restrictions on the breed of a dog
HB 2208 - Authorizing counties and municipalities to establish a joint airport hazard comprehensive plan
HB 2209 - Limiting the authority of municipalities to regulate the purchasing, possessing, transferring, owning, carrying, transporting, sel
HB 2307 - Terminating the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program and Municipal Home Rule Board
HB 2356 - Relating to the approval of the Historic Landmarks Commission
HB 2357 - Relating to the power of local government authorities to regulate vehicular traffic within their borders
HB 2444 - Requiring county commissions to maintain websites with specific information
HB 2537 - Relating to disability pensions of municipal employees
HB 2549 - Requiring notice be given to cities of an increase to pension and relief funds
HB 2550 - Authorizing a municipality to prohibit the sale of fireworks within its boundaries
HB 2573 - Ensuring that local Convention and Visitor Center Bureaus have a board that is elected by a governing body
HB 2709 - Authorizing the City of South Charleston to levy a special district excise tax
HB 2716 - Imposing an indefinite moratorium on new business and occupancy or privilege taxes
HB 2745 - Adding the examination of Advanced Care Technician
HB 2746 - Requiring county commissions to maintain websites with specific information
HB 2754 - Relating to fire fees on nonresidents of a municipality
HB 2843 - Permitting Class III and Class IV municipalities to be included in the West Virginia Tax Increment Act
HB 2859 - Relating generally to tax increment financing districts
HB 2897 - Raising the amount required for competitive bidding of construction contracts by the state and its subdivisions
HB 2939 - Relating to the sale of items in the State Police Academy post exchange to the public
HB 2985 - Relating to taxes on beer and nonintoxicating beer
HB 3039 - Allowing municipalities to cancel elections when only one person is running for each office
HB 3073 - Relating generally to public service districts and their boards
HB 3096 - Relating to operation and regulation of certain water and sewer utilities owned or operated by political subdivisions of the state

Natural Resources (30 Bills)
HB 2042 - Relating to pension benefits exempt from state income taxation
HB 2047 - Increasing compensation for conservation officers
HB 2066 - Providing a fee discount for certain nonresident hunting, fishing and trapping licenses for native nonresidents
HB 2128 - Requiring persons who are in the business of purchasing precious metals and precious gems to photograph those purchases and to tra
HB 2131 - Prohibiting the state from requiring persons with oil or gas rights connected to deep oil or gas wells to involuntarily integrate
HB 2136 - Removing restrictions for hunting or trapping on private lands on Sundays
HB 2152 - Removing restrictions for hunting or trapping on private lands on Sundays
HB 2158 - Prohibiting drilling units from being established without consent of all owners
HB 2362 - Relating to the beginning and expiration of hunting and fishing licenses
HB 2406 - Providing an increase in compensation for natural resources police officers
HB 2441 - Permitting honorably discharged veterans to hunt, trap or fish in this state without first obtaining a license
HB 2474 - Providing that rents and royalties from leases of the minerals under the state's rivers and streams shall be expended for road pav
HB 2511 - Establishing an industrial water extraction fee
HB 2512 - Streamlining the process of abandoned mineral interests
HB 2632 - Allowing children in the custody of the state in any foster home, group home or other facility or residence to hunt and fish witho
HB 2642 - Removing restrictions for hunting or trapping on private lands on Sundays
HB 2661 - Permitting recreational gold mining
HB 2662 - Prohibiting the waste of game animals, game birds or game fish
HB 2663 - Increasing the compensation for natural resources police officers
HB 2679 - Relating to the possession of firearms in parks and park facilities
HB 2693 - Relating to state ownership of wildlife
HB 2696 - Relating to crossbow hunting
HB 2697 - Establishing regional recreation authorities and areas
HB 2699 - Making information about Division of Natural Resources licensees exempt from the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act
HB 2707 - Relating to the collection, possession and sale of naturally shed deer antlers
HB 2708 - Relating to a lawful method for a developmentally disabled person to purchase a base hunting license
HB 2777 - Requiring all unclaimed oil and gas royalties due a leaseholder of the mineral estate shall be transferred and paid to the legal s
HB 2909 - Abolishing the office environmental advocate within the Department of Environmental Protection
HB 2949 - Exempting specified Division of Natural Resources’ contracts for some replacement, repair or design for repairs to facilities from
HB 3029 - Relating generally to coal mining, coal mining safety and environmental protection

Oil and Gas (6 Bills)
HB 2076 - Establishing the Legislative Oversight Commission on Energy Workers Safety
HB 2205 - Exempting heating oil for residential use from the Motor Fuel Excise Tax
HB 2385 - Reallocating and dedicating up to $30 million to the natural gas and oil severance tax revenues annually to the natural gas and oi
HB 2473 - Relating to the assessment of oil and gas mineral interests
HB 2487 - Reallocating and dedicating three percent of oil and gas severance tax revenues up to $20 million annually to the oil and gas prod
HB 2510 - Permitting certain surface owners to purchase gas at market rates

Parks and Recreation (3 Bills)
HB 2059 - Providing a ten percent discount to residents at state parks and forests
HB 2066 - Providing a fee discount for certain nonresident hunting, fishing and trapping licenses for native nonresidents
HB 2105 - Establishing the state parks instant lottery scratch-off game

Professions and Occupations (35 Bills)
HB 2009 - Making changes to the definition of electrical contractor
HB 2103 - Making changes to the definition of contractor for purposes of the West Virginia Contractor Licensing Act
HB 2108 - Requiring school bus aides, who are trained in preventing bullying and providing a safe environment for students while being trans
HB 2111 - Exempting certified professional estimator services from consumer sales and service tax
HB 2192 - Adding pharmacist and pharmacy to the definition of "health care provider" as used in the Medical Professional Liability Act
HB 2301 - Relating to direct primary care
HB 2302 - Prohibiting chairmen of state political parties during or up to one year after the termination of their employment as chairmen of
HB 2345 - Transferring all duties and powers previously belonging to the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurse
HB 2347 - Allowing schools licensed to provide barber, cosmetology and related training to hold theory classes and clinical classes at diffe
HB 2348 - Eliminating any requirement that class hours of students be consecutive
HB 2359 - Relating to offenses and penalties for practicing osteopathic medicine without a license
HB 2418 - Prohibiting the performing of an onychectomy or flexor tendonectomy procedure on a cat
HB 2423 - Relating to the criminal offense of therapeutic deception
HB 2437 - Exempting persons practicing animal husbandry from provisions requiring licensing of veterinarians
HB 2504 - Prohibiting state nursing boards from limiting the number of students
HB 2554 - West Virginia Contractor Licensing Act
HB 2595 - Requiring abortions to be performed by a licensed physician
HB 2628 - Relating generally to the powers and duties of the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine
HB 2630 - Authorizing the West Virginia Board of Medicine and the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine to share staff
HB 2631 - Relating to time standards for disposition of complaint proceedings
HB 2667 - Relating to accreditation of nursing schools
HB 2691 - Allowing a person who is qualified by training to be a barber and a cosmetologist to elect to practice solely as a barber
HB 2692 - Allowing licensed professionals to donate time to the care of indigent and needy
HB 2735 - Requiring the Board of Pharmacy to review, investigate and make appropriate referrals of reports of suspicious orders of controlle
HB 2753 - Relating to modernization of the Physician Assistant Practice Act
HB 2772 - Requiring welders working in the State of West Virginia to meet certain certification requirements
HB 2804 - Removing chiropractors from the list of medical professions required to obtain continuing education on mental health conditions co
HB 2844 - Relating to provisions applicable to military members and their spouses
HB 2864 - Waiving certain business start-up and occupational licensing fees for low-income individuals
HB 2892 - Removing requirement that persons who pass the bar in West Virginia be members of the West Virginia State Bar in order to practice
HB 2989 - Placing limitations on length of time that prescriptions may be issued for schedule II and III controlled substances
HB 2995 - Permitting certain animal euthanasia technicians who have been certified by other states be certified animal euthanasia technician
HB 2999 - Establishing a program for the licensing and regulation of out-patient substance abuse counseling programs
HB 3049 - West Virginia Counseling Protection Act
HB 3075 - Licensing the practice of athletic training

Public Employees (13 Bills)
HB 2015 - Establishing seniority rights for public employees
HB 2050 - Allowing state employees to take paid leave to attend parent-teacher conference for their children
HB 2051 - Authorizing insurance to married workers without children at reduced rates under the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Act
HB 2055 - Including volunteer firefighters within the Public Employees Insurance Act
HB 2069 - Providing cost-of-living adjustments for certain current and former public employees
HB 2074 - Establishing seniority rights for public employees
HB 2080 - Increasing the amount of annual and incremental salary increases for eligible state employees
HB 2110 - Increasing the amount of retirement income to be excluded from the gross income of individuals receiving retirement benefits under
HB 2174 - Granting all public employees, all teachers, all service employees, all public employee retirees, all teacher retirees and all ser
HB 2181 - Creating an additional magistrate court deputy clerk position for Marion County
HB 2194 - Reducing personnel employed by the West Virginia Department of Education
HB 2462 - Relating to the compensation of personnel employed at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
HB 2947 - Relating to salary increase for Regional Jail Authority employees

Public Safety (30 Bills)
HB 2121 - West Virginia Residential Furniture and Children's Products Flame Retardants Act
HB 2135 - Permitting persons who are twenty-one years of age or older to operate or be a passenger on a motorcycle without a helmet
HB 2138 - Right to keep and bear arms
HB 2150 - Relating to the hunting of coyotes
HB 2343 - Requiring the State Police to lease rather than buy vehicles if cost effective
HB 2369 - Firearm Protection Act
HB 2507 - Relating to the West Virginia State Police
HB 2525 - Relieving the county superintendent of schools of the duty of nominating personnel to be employed by the county board
HB 2550 - Authorizing a municipality to prohibit the sale of fireworks within its boundaries
HB 2587 - Clarifying that a firearm may be carried for self defense in state parks, state forests and state recreational areas
HB 2599 - Relating to safety of tow trucks, wreckers, and tilt-bed vehicles
HB 2605 - Requiring the Public Service Commission to create a plan within twelve months to consolidate all of the emergency communications c
HB 2620 - West Virginia Drug Overdose Monitoring Act
HB 2712 - Permitting persons who have been issued state licenses to carry concealed deadly weapons to carry those weapons on the grounds of
HB 2713 - Permitting the carrying of concealed weapons on the campus of a state institution of higher education
HB 2714 - Permitting a firearm or other deadly weapon on or in a private primary or secondary education building, structure or facility
HB 2729 - Giving the West Virginia State Police additional monies from the wireless enhanced 911 fee
HB 2759 - Creating Statewide Interoperable Radio Network
HB 2762 - Increasing the number of employees of the State Police Forensic Laboratory
HB 2780 - Clarifying existing language for those first responders who die as a direct result of their duties
HB 2796 - Relating to the West Virginia National Guard entering into contracts and subcontracts for specialized technical services
HB 2800 - Limiting access to state property and secured facilities to persons who have been screened and authorized through the Division of
HB 2835 - Permitting an individual with a current West Virginia issued license to carry a concealed deadly weapon to carry such weapon on th
HB 2877 - Relating to fees collected to conduct criminal background checks
HB 2915 - Relating to registration requirements of the sex offender registration act
HB 2939 - Relating to the sale of items in the State Police Academy post exchange to the public
HB 2965 - Relating to Capitol Complex security access
HB 2973 - Preserving and transferring firefighter training courses
HB 2992 - Relating to civil asset forfeiture
HB 3048 - Relating to collection of Tier II fees for chemical inventories

Public Service Commission (9 Bills)
HB 2141 - Expanding the authority of motor carrier inspectors
HB 2183 - Relating to appointment of Public Service Commissioners
HB 2325 - Limiting supervision of laying of lines on state rights-of-way
HB 2749 - Exempting vehicles engaged in nonemergency transportation of Medicaid members from permit requirements
HB 2786 - Authorizing the Public Service Commission to regulate the billing practices of utilities and other entities that utilize wired or
HB 2897 - Raising the amount required for competitive bidding of construction contracts by the state and its subdivisions
HB 2975 - Authorizing the change of charging 911 fees to land line telephone bills to being charged to electric bills
HB 2996 - Requiring motor carrier vehicle transporting solid waste to be equipped and operated with truck tarpaulins
HB 3059 - Providing for the voluntary valuation of water and sewer systems for ratemaking purposes

Real and Personal Property (9 Bills)
HB 2365 - Relating to outdoor advertising regulated by the Commissioner of Highways
HB 2371 - Relating to consumer protection of new manufactured home warranties
HB 2621 - Providing for a scratch-off game to fund a drug treatment facility on post-mine land in Mingo and Logan Counties
HB 2755 - Requiring a seller of real property satisfy upon closing any unpaid charges owed
HB 2819 - Terminating the State Agency for Surplus Property
HB 2932 - Providing owner of conservation easement be given the right of first refusal
HB 2992 - Relating to civil asset forfeiture
HB 3011 - Changing the determination of just compensation to be paid to the landowner when eminent domain is used for a pipeline
HB 3094 - Cotenancy and Lease Integration Act

Real Property (3 Bills)
HB 2162 - Exempting motor vehicles from personal property tax
HB 2190 - Creating the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
HB 2414 - Allowing quarterly payment of real and personal property taxes

Records and Papers (6 Bills)
HB 2146 - Allowing a home improvement transaction to be performed under an oral contract
HB 2215 - Issuing identification documents to homeless individuals residing at homeless shelters
HB 2797 - Codifying statutory immunity for government agencies and officials from actions of third-parties using documents or records
HB 2982 - Relating to allowing Powerball, Mega Millions and Hot Lotto ticket winners to remain anonymous
HB 3014 - Prohibiting a person appointed agent under a power of attorney from exerting undue influence over the principal
HB 3079 - Relating to records of charitable institutions

Redistricting (1 Bills)
HB 2383 - Providing for the redistricting office of the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to propose redistricting plans during cens

Regulation of Trade (2 Bills)
HB 2017 - Relating to minimum wage and maximum hours standards for employers
HB 2054 - Relating to rules governing the operation of motorboats on lakes

Religious Organizations (1 Bills)
HB 2104 - Requiring that public schools provide facilities for students of all faiths and religions to have a place of fellowship, prayer an

Retirement (22 Bills)
HB 2012 - Reducing state income taxes for state and federal retirees by increasing the exemption on retirement income
HB 2110 - Increasing the amount of retirement income to be excluded from the gross income of individuals receiving retirement benefits under
HB 2112 - Exempting all monetary benefits derived from military retirement from personal income tax obligations
HB 2174 - Granting all public employees, all teachers, all service employees, all public employee retirees, all teacher retirees and all ser
HB 2370 - Restoring the ability of new hires to use accrued annual and sick leave for retirement service credit
HB 2393 - Adding violations of law upon which a public servant’s retirement plan may be forfeited
HB 2549 - Requiring notice be given to cities of an increase to pension and relief funds
HB 2586 - Relating to required minimum distribution of retirement benefits of plans administered by the Consolidated Public Retirement Board
HB 2592 - Annual retirement annuity adjustment West Virginia State Police Retirement System
HB 2600 - Relating to the Municipal Police and Fire Retirement System
HB 2601 - Relating to municipal policemen’s or municipal firemen’s pension and relief funds
HB 2603 - Relating to municipal policemen’s or firemen’s pension and relief funds that are funded at one hundred and twenty-five percent or
HB 2604 - Relating to employee information reported to the Consolidated Public Retirement Board
HB 2641 - Relating to pension benefits exempt from state income taxation
HB 2649 - Adding violations of law upon which a public servant’s retirement plan may be forfeited
HB 2780 - Clarifying existing language for those first responders who die as a direct result of their duties
HB 2817 - Providing for the reduction of the unfunded liability in the teachers retirement system over a 30 year period
HB 2824 - Exempting State Teachers Retirement System pension benefits from West Virginia personal income taxation
HB 2854 - Adding an annual annuity adjustment of one percent for eligible retirants or surviving spouses
HB 2887 - Relating to retirement and separation incentives
HB 3036 - Allowing county boards of education to hire retired teachers
HB 3047 - Extending the time that teachers may pay into the State Teachers Retirement System

Retirement -- Education Personnel (2 Bills)
HB 2057 - Increasing benefits of retired state personnel and retired teachers
HB 2184 - Permitting teachers under the State Teachers Retirement System to teach college level courses without loss of benefits

Retirement -- Public Employees (3 Bills)
HB 2042 - Relating to pension benefits exempt from state income taxation
HB 2057 - Increasing benefits of retired state personnel and retired teachers
HB 2125 - Reinstating service credit to certain members of the Public Employees Retirement System

Retirement (And Related Subheadings) (3 Bills)
HB 2042 - Relating to pension benefits exempt from state income taxation
HB 2156 - Relating to certain members of the Legislature and certain service by members of the Legislature
HB 2317 - Establishing a retired teachers instant lottery scratch-off game

Roads and Highways (3 Bills)
HB 2185 - Giving local authorities the authority to decrease the speed limit on streets and highways where school buses travel in its jurisd
HB 2308 - Requiring the Parkways Authority to provide free daily toll passes for veterans under certain circumstances
HB 2474 - Providing that rents and royalties from leases of the minerals under the state's rivers and streams shall be expended for road pav

Roads and Transportation (33 Bills)
HB 2007 - Eliminating courtesy patrol programs
HB 2027 - Providing for the transfer of ownership, operation and maintenance of certain assets of the West Virginia Parkways Authority to th
HB 2041 - Providing a discount program for certain workers and students who purchase West Virginia EZ Pass transponders
HB 2043 - Placing penalty points on driver’s licenses for using electronic communications devices while operating a motor vehicle
HB 2161 - Relating to purchasing requirements for the Division of Highways
HB 2164 - Prohibiting the placement of the name or likeness of public officials on state road signs
HB 2324 - Requiring that patching repair of hard surfaced roads, highways and streets be by use of mechanical rollers
HB 2340 - Relating to performance metrics for the West Virginia Division of Highways
HB 2349 - Relating to driving on the right side of the roadway, overtaking and passing
HB 2353 - Requiring the Commissioner of Highways to develop a formula for allocating road funds among districts
HB 2354 - Requiring the Commissioner of Highways to develop a statewide communications plan known as the Comprehensive Public Involvement Pl
HB 2365 - Relating to outdoor advertising regulated by the Commissioner of Highways
HB 2391 - Establishing an arborists program for inmates
HB 2415 - Relating to construction of industrial access roads with state funds
HB 2567 - Relating to failure to maintain state and public roads
HB 2606 - Maintaining status quo in the event bond indebtedness relative to Parkways Authority is eliminated
HB 2608 - Requiring the Commissioner of Highways to contract with private providers or contractors for certain emergency maintenance operati
HB 2636 - Relating to construction of a modern highway from Pikeville, Kentucky to Beckley, West Virginia
HB 2694 - Relating to the development and implementation of a program to facilitate commercial sponsorship of rest areas
HB 2750 - Establishing a system at the county level for the dispatching of emergency towing services
HB 2880 - Relating to a comprehensive inventory of state-managed areas open to off-highway vehicles
HB 2896 - Requiring a warning light to be erected on certain roads to warn of a traffic light ahead
HB 2919 - Relating to parking along state highways
HB 2923 - Requiring the Commissioner of Highways to verify legal employment status of contractors and vendor’s employees for certain road an
HB 2924 - Relating to installation of conduit for fiber optic cable on state highway construction projects
HB 2972 - Requiring service stations that sell motor fuel to the public have backup generators for use during emergencies
HB 2977 - Pothole app and map
HB 2983 - Granting priority to roadway construction, reconstruction and maintenance for roadways prone to recurring floods that hinder ingre
HB 2991 - Requiring the Commissioner of Highways to develop a state hotline for travelers to identify road hazards
HB 3007 - Requiring paving contracts for state highways to have special requirements to prevent potholes
HB 3053 - Relating to motor vehicle lighting
HB 3064 - Allowing vehicles of a size and weight exceeding certain specifications to operate over specified routes
HB 3081 - Conducting a study to determine the amount of revenue to be derived from instituting tolls on I-70 and I-81

Rule Making Authority (1 Bills)
HB 2706 - Authorizing legislative rules regarding higher education

Rules (84 Bills)
HB 2011 - Prohibiting state agencies and departments from acting outside their statutory scopes of authority
HB 2218 - Agriculture, Department of, Dangerous Wild Animals
HB 2219 - Authorizing miscellaneous boards and agencies to promulgate legislative rules
HB 2220 - Barbers and Cosmetologists, W.Va. Board of, Licensing Schools of Barbering, Cosmetology, Nail Technology and Aesthetics
HB 2221 - DEP Air Quality Board, Alternative Emission Limitations During Startup, Shutdown and Maintenance Operations
HB 2222 - DEP Air Quality Board, Ambient Air Quality Standards
HB 2223 - DEP Air Quality Board, Permits for Construction, Modification, Relocation and Operation of Stationary Sources of Air Pollutants, N
HB 2224 - DEP Air Quality Board, Permits for Construction and Major Modification of Major Stationary Sources for the Prevention of Significa
HB 2225 - DEP Air Quality Board, Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
HB 2226 - DEP Air Quality Board, Control of Air Pollution from Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities
HB 2227 - DEP Air Quality Board, Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
HB 2228 - DEP Secretary's Office, Voluntary Remediation and Redevelopment Rule
HB 2229 - DEP Water and Waste Management, Awarding of Matching Grants for Local Litter Control Programs
HB 2230 - Insurance Commission, Adoption of Valuation Manual
HB 2231 - Natural Resources, Division of, Point System for the Revocation of Hunting - Repeal
HB 2232 - Physical Therapy, W.Va. Board of, Fees for Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant
HB 2233 - Agriculture, Department of, Animal Disease Control
HB 2234 - Agriculture, Department of, Captive Cervid
HB 2235 - Architects, W.Va. Board of, Registration of Architects
HB 2236 - Athletic Commission, W.Va. State Administrative Rules of the WV State Athletic Commission
HB 2237 - Athletic Commission, W.Va. State Regulation of Mixed Martial Arts
HB 2238 - Auditor, W.Va. State Auditor, Procedure for Local Levying Bodies to Apply for Permission to Extend Time to Meet as Levying Body
HB 2239 - Barbers and Cosmetologists, W.Va. Board of Qualifications, Training, Examination and Certification of Instructors in Barbering and
HB 2240 - Barbers and Cosmetologists, W.Va. Board of, Operational Standards for Schools of Barbering, Cosmetology, Hair Styling, Nail Techno
HB 2241 - Barbers and Cosmetologists, W.Va. Board of Operation of Barber, Beauty, Nail and Aesthetic Shops/Salons, and Schools of Barbering
HB 2242 - Barbers and Cosmetologists, W.Va. Board of Schedule of Fees
HB 2243 - Barbers and Cosmetologists, W.Va. Board of Barber Apprenticeship
HB 2244 - Counseling, W.Va. Board of Examiners in Licensed Professional Counselor Fees
HB 2245 - Counseling, W.Va. Board of Examiners in Licensed Professional Counselor License Renewal and Continuing Professional Education Requ
HB 2246 - Counseling, W.Va. Board of Examiners in Marriage and Family Therapists Fees
HB 2247 - Counseling, W.Va. Board of Examiners in Marriage and Family Therapist License Renewal and Continuing Professional Education Requir
HB 2248 - Dangerous Wild Animals, W.Va. Board of Dangerous Wild Animals
HB 2249 - Dentistry, W.Va. Board of Rule for the WV Board of Dentistry
HB 2250 - Ethics Commission, W.Va. State Private Gain
HB 2251 - Fire Marshall, W.Va. State Regulation of Fireworks and Related Explosive Materials
HB 2252 - Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction, Law Enforcement Training and Certification Standards
HB 2253 - Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction, William R. Laird IV - Second Chance Driver’s License Program
HB 2254 - Health and Human Resources, WV Department of Clinical Laboratory Technician and Technologist Licensure and Certification
HB 2255 - Health and Human Resources, WV Department of Clandestine Drug Laboratory Remediation
HB 2256 - Health and Human Resources, WV Department of Expedited Partner Therapy
HB 2257 - Health and Human Resources, WV Department of Medication - Assisted Treatment - Opioid Treatment Programs
HB 2258 - Health and Human Resources, WV Department of Medication - Assisted Treatment - Office - Based Medication Assisted Treatment
HB 2259 - Health Care Authority, W.Va. State Exemption From Certificate of Need
HB 2260 - Health Care Authority, W.Va. State Rural Health Systems Grant Program
HB 2261 - Health Care Authority, W.Va. State Hospital Assistance Grant Program
HB 2262 - Health Care Authority, W.Va. State Certificate of Need Rule
HB 2263 - Lottery Commission, W.Va. State Limited Video Lottery
HB 2264 - Medicine, WV Board of Licensing and Disciplinary Procedures: Physicians; Podiatrists
HB 2265 - Medicine, WV Board of Licensure, Disciplinary and Complaint Procedures, Continuing Education, Physician Assistants
HB 2266 - Medicine, WV Board of Dispensing of Legend Drugs by Practitioners
HB 2267 - Miners’ Health, Safety and Training, W.Va. Office of, Certification, Recertification and Training of EMT-Miners and the Certificat
HB 2268 - Natural Resources, WV Division of Revocation of Hunting and Fishing Licenses
HB 2269 - Natural Resources, WV Division of Special Waterfowl Hunting
HB 2270 - Natural Resources, WV Division of Commercial Sale of Wild Life
HB 2271 - Natural Resources, WV Division of Miscellaneous Permits and Licenses
HB 2272 - Optometry, W.Va. Board of, Continuing Education
HB 2273 - Osteopathic Medicine, W.Va. Board of, Licensing Procedures for Osteopathic Physicians
HB 2274 - Osteopathic Medicine, W.Va. Board of Osteopathic Physician Assistants
HB 2275 - Pharmacy, WV Board of Licensure and Practice of Pharmacy
HB 2276 - Pharmacy, WV Board of Mail-Order and Non-Resident Pharmacies
HB 2277 - Pharmacy, WV Board of Controlled Substances Monitoring Program
HB 2278 - Public Service Commission, W.Va. Telephone Conduit Occupancy
HB 2279 - Racing Commission, W.Va. Thoroughbred Racing
HB 2280 - Racing Commission, W.Va. Pari-Mutuel Wagering
HB 2281 - Registered Professional Nurses, W.Va. Board of Examiners for, Requirements for Registration and Licensure and Conduct Constituting
HB 2282 - Registered Professional Nurses, W.Va. Board of Examiners for Limited Prescriptive Authority for Nurses in Advanced Practice
HB 2283 - Risk and Insurance Management, W.Va. State Board of Mine Subsidence Insurance
HB 2284 - Risk and Insurance Management, W.Va. State Board of Patient Injury Compensation Fund
HB 2285 - Sanitarians, W.Va. State Board of Practice of Public Health Sanitation
HB 2286 - Secretary of State Voter Registration at the Division of Motor Vehicles
HB 2287 - Secretary of State Voter Registration List Maintenance by the Secretary of State
HB 2288 - Social Work, W.Va. Board of Continuing Education for Social Workers and Providers
HB 2289 - Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, WV Board of Examiners for Licensure of Speech-Pathology and Audiology
HB 2290 - Treasurer’s Office, W.Va. State Procedures for Deposit of Monies with the State Treasurer's Office by State Agencies
HB 2291 - Treasurer’s Office, W.Va. State Selection of State Depositories for Disbursement Accounts through Competitive Bidding
HB 2292 - Treasurer’s Office, W.Va. State Selection of State Depositories for Receipt Accounts
HB 2293 - Treasurer’s Office, W.Va. State Procedures for Processing Payments from the State Treasury
HB 2294 - Treasurer’s Office, W.Va. State Procedure for Fees in Collections by Charge, Credit or Debit Card or by Electronic Payment
HB 2295 - Treasurer’s Office, W.Va. State Procedures for Providing Services to Political Subdivisions
HB 2296 - Veterinary Medicine, W.Va. Board of Standards of Practice
HB 2297 - Auditor, W.Va. State, Standards for Requisitions for Payment Issued by State Officers on the Auditor
HB 2298 - Barbers and Cosmetologists, W.Va. Board of Continuing Education
HB 2299 - Barbers and Cosmetologists, W.Va. Board of Waxing Specialist
HB 2778 - Relating to licensure of behavioral health centers and behavioral health consumer rights

Safety (6 Bills)
HB 2056 - Providing for the use of neck braces by football players
HB 2076 - Establishing the Legislative Oversight Commission on Energy Workers Safety
HB 2087 - Prohibiting blasting within six hundred twenty-five feet of an occupied dwelling
HB 2108 - Requiring school bus aides, who are trained in preventing bullying and providing a safe environment for students while being trans
HB 2115 - Prohibiting sexual offenders from residing within one thousand feet of a school or childcare facility
HB 2316 - Requiring the Superintendent of the State Police to implement a plan to increase the number of troopers

Salaries (9 Bills)
HB 2047 - Increasing compensation for conservation officers
HB 2049 - Providing for career development and establishing a pay scale for Alcohol Beverage Commission inspectors, enforcement agents and s
HB 2080 - Increasing the amount of annual and incremental salary increases for eligible state employees
HB 2149 - Establishing a minimum number of troopers to provide basic law enforcement services, and providing members of the West Virginia St
HB 2314 - Removing the compensation caps entirely for secretary-clerks and case coordinators
HB 2406 - Providing an increase in compensation for natural resources police officers
HB 2407 - Requiring that State Police officers be compensated for time when they are required to be on standby and providing a stipend for h
HB 2583 - Relating to limitations on the use of wages and agency shop fees by employers and labor organization for political activities
HB 2969 - Increasing the minimum wage based upon increases in the consumer price index

Senior Citizens (4 Bills)
HB 2025 - Providing one-time supplements to all annuitants when they reach the age of seventy
HB 2167 - Creating a Silver Alert program for senior citizens
HB 2217 - Increasing the maximum personal income tax exemption for persons over the age of sixty-five and for persons who are totally disabl
HB 2381 - Raising the maximum personal income tax exemption for persons over the age of sixty-five and for persons who are totally disabled

State Personnel (14 Bills)
HB 2006 - Increasing the penalties for violating the Whistle-blower Law
HB 2393 - Adding violations of law upon which a public servant’s retirement plan may be forfeited
HB 2427 - Requiring agencies listed in the online state phone directory to update certain employee information
HB 2477 - Developing a special hiring procedure for personnel positions in the Division of Highways
HB 2592 - Annual retirement annuity adjustment West Virginia State Police Retirement System
HB 2649 - Adding violations of law upon which a public servant’s retirement plan may be forfeited
HB 2676 - Transferring the Security office under the Division of Culture and History to the Division of Protective Services
HB 2730 - West Virginia Clearance for Access: Registry and Employment Screening Act
HB 2802 - Permitting inspectors working within the Division of Dealer Services of the Division of Motor Vehicles to carry a concealed weapon
HB 2869 - Providing for paid leave for certain state officers and employees during a declared state of emergency
HB 2901 - Giving all honorably discharged veterans ten extra points when successfully completing a civil service examination
HB 3065 - Adding the classification and base salaries of certain civilian employees of the West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory
HB 3082 - Establishing a different amount of annual leave for state employees
HB 3083 - Replacing annual and sick leave for state employees with personal leave

Taxation (93 Bills)
HB 2012 - Reducing state income taxes for state and federal retirees by increasing the exemption on retirement income
HB 2039 - Establishing a tax credit for new businesses that locate in the state
HB 2084 - Requiring the assessor of each county to, within three months of a deed filing in the county clerk's office of each county, prepar
HB 2093 - Exempting personal income earned by individuals working as teachers at primary and secondary schools from personal income tax
HB 2094 - Home Instruction Tax Relief Act
HB 2111 - Exempting certified professional estimator services from consumer sales and service tax
HB 2122 - Providing a tax credit for first time home buyers
HB 2127 - Relating to personal income taxes
HB 2133 - Relating to assessment value of certain motor vehicles for purposes of ad valorem property taxes
HB 2148 - Providing taxpayers repaying their own student loans a modification reducing federal adjusted gross in the amount of the interest
HB 2163 - Abolishing the Personal Income Tax
HB 2178 - Relating to quarterly payment of real and personal property taxes
HB 2182 - Continuing personal income tax adjustment to gross income of certain retirees receiving pensions from defined pension plans
HB 2201 - Save the Hospitals Act
HB 2203 - Reducing the motor fuel excise tax
HB 2217 - Increasing the maximum personal income tax exemption for persons over the age of sixty-five and for persons who are totally disabl
HB 2304 - Relating to gasoline and fuel excise tax
HB 2323 - Exempting social security benefits from personal income tax
HB 2326 - West Virginia Earned Income Tax Credit
HB 2351 - Providing for a sales tax of five percent for over the counter medicines and nutritional supplements
HB 2358 - Exempting a percentage of social security benefits from personal income tax
HB 2375 - Establishing a Small Business Empowerment and Economic Expansion Program providing tax relief to newly-established small businesse
HB 2385 - Reallocating and dedicating up to $30 million to the natural gas and oil severance tax revenues annually to the natural gas and oi
HB 2389 - Allowing an employer to extend workers' compensation insurance coverage to an employee engaged in volunteer fire fighting and allo
HB 2399 - Creating the West Virginia Earned Income Tax Credit
HB 2416 - Increasing the tax credits allowed for rehabilitation of certified historic structures
HB 2417 - Exempting from personal income tax the entirety of any income received under the federal Social Security system for certain person
HB 2429 - Granting tax credits for parents and legal guardians whose children are in a home schooling program or private school
HB 2433 - Authorizing operators of a distillery or mini-distillery to offer for purchase and consumption liquor on the premises
HB 2434 - Relating to reevaluation of land damaged as a result of natural disaster
HB 2451 - Establishing a specific valuation of managed timberland and timberland that is not managed timberland for ad valorem property tax
HB 2475 - Authorizing the Tax Commissioner to collect tax, interest and penalties due and owing from payments to vendors and contractors fro
HB 2481 - Creating tax credits for new and/or existing small businesses
HB 2487 - Reallocating and dedicating three percent of oil and gas severance tax revenues up to $20 million annually to the oil and gas prod
HB 2493 - Granting a veteran with a hundred percent service-connected disability a $10,000 exemption from the assessed value for one vehicle
HB 2508 - Creating tax credits for small businesses
HB 2511 - Establishing an industrial water extraction fee
HB 2539 - Permitting a housing authority to garnish delinquent rents and other amounts owed to the authority from the renter’s income tax re
HB 2545 - Increasing the allowable corporation net income tax credit for qualified rehabilitated buildings investments
HB 2548 - Relating to the use of outside speakers by persons licensed to manufacture, sell, possess for sale, transport or distribute nonint
HB 2553 - Relating to an exemption from the consumers sales and service tax and use tax for sales of services and tangible personal property
HB 2555 - Relating to tax credits for apprenticeship training in construction trades
HB 2570 - Creating tax credits for new and/or existing small businesses
HB 2591 - Small Business Tax Credit
HB 2605 - Requiring the Public Service Commission to create a plan within twelve months to consolidate all of the emergency communications c
HB 2615 - Providing a tax credit for obtaining certain certifications by the United States Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and E
HB 2616 - Decreasing the personal income tax rates for certain taxpayers and raising the personal income tax rates for certain other taxpaye
HB 2641 - Relating to pension benefits exempt from state income taxation
HB 2677 - Patient Freedom Act
HB 2686 - Providing a mechanism for the independent evaluation of revenue estimates by West Virginia and Marshall Universities’ business col
HB 2687 - Providing that military veterans with a one hundred percent service related disability are exempt from property taxation
HB 2716 - Imposing an indefinite moratorium on new business and occupancy or privilege taxes
HB 2734 - Authorizing a method for the collection and remittance of property taxes related to dealers’ heavy equipment inventory
HB 2774 - Defining special aircraft property
HB 2789 - Exempting all monetary benefits derived from retirement income from personal income tax obligations for individuals moving into th
HB 2806 - Specifying exemption from the consumers sales and service tax and use tax for purchases of certain services and tangible personal
HB 2821 - West Virginia Farm-to-Food Bank Tax Credit
HB 2837 - Relating to the collection of municipal sales tax by vendors of goods and services
HB 2842 - Authorizing a temporary foreign brewers import license
HB 2843 - Permitting Class III and Class IV municipalities to be included in the West Virginia Tax Increment Act
HB 2848 - Livable Home Tax Credit
HB 2862 - Establishing the “Stay in State” tax credit
HB 2865 - Relating to erroneous tax assessments and overpayments to the county
HB 2874 - Relating to the definition of Managed Timberland
HB 2894 - Relating to the collection of taxes on wine and intoxicating liquors
HB 2929 - Allowing an adjustment to gross income for calculating the personal income tax liability of certain retirees
HB 2933 - Relating to the consumers sales and service taxes and use taxes
HB 2934 - Eliminating the tax brackets under the personal income tax and changing the rate of the tax
HB 2937 - Authorizing county assessors to make separate entries in their land books
HB 2940 - Creating a tax credit for improving facades in historic districts
HB 2952 - Relating to the right of municipalities and counties to buy real estate for delinquent taxes
HB 2960 - Providing additional circumstance allowing the Tax Commissioner to withdraw tax liens
HB 2961 - Relating generally to charitable bingo games and charitable raffles
HB 2962 - Enlarging the authority of the Tax Commissioner to perform background investigations of employees and contractors
HB 2963 - Eliminating tax lien waiver requirement for estates of nonresidents
HB 2964 - Budget Stabilization Act of 2017
HB 2985 - Relating to taxes on beer and nonintoxicating beer
HB 2993 - Budget and Spending Transparency Act
HB 2998 - Providing tax credits for providing broadband service and wireless broadband service to unserved areas
HB 3027 - Imposing a tax on cattle which is to be used to help fund the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services Fund
HB 3034 - Exempting military retirement income from personal income tax after specified date
HB 3038 - Clarifying that merged care organizations are not exempt from payment of insurance premium taxes
HB 3043 - Increasing the corporation net income tax
HB 3044 - Relating to the tax on soft drinks
HB 3045 - Modifying the tax on soft drinks to only cover sugary drinks
HB 3046 - Imposing an additional excise tax on soft drinks
HB 3058 - Raising the insurance premium tax for two years
HB 3060 - Increasing the business and occupation tax on generating electricity for two years
HB 3063 - Raising the tax on providers of inpatient and outpatient hospital services for two years
HB 3085 - Relating to the tax on bottled soft drinks
HB 3091 - Relating generally to employer withholding taxes
HB 3092 - Relating to the valuation of oil and gas producing property
HB 3099 - Providing counties the power to establish a county sales tax under certain circumstances

Taxation -- Consumers Sales Tax (1 Bills)
HB 2036 - Allowing counties and municipalities to levy a sales tax on food and beverages sold at restaurants

Taxation -- Personal & Corporate Income Tax (3 Bills)
HB 2042 - Relating to pension benefits exempt from state income taxation
HB 2381 - Raising the maximum personal income tax exemption for persons over the age of sixty-five and for persons who are totally disabled
HB 2414 - Allowing quarterly payment of real and personal property taxes

Taxation -- Property (4 Bills)
HB 2379 - Providing a special method for valuation of certain wireless technology property for property taxes
HB 2414 - Allowing quarterly payment of real and personal property taxes
HB 2461 - Relating to the excise tax on the privilege of transferring real property and using the tax to reimburse counties for regional jai
HB 2513 - Relating generally to the tax treatment of manufacturing entities

Taxation -- Roads & Fuel (1 Bills)
HB 2205 - Exempting heating oil for residential use from the Motor Fuel Excise Tax

Technology (3 Bills)
HB 2143 - Requiring reports to the Governor from state agencies to be made available electronically via the internet
HB 2190 - Creating the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
HB 2379 - Providing a special method for valuation of certain wireless technology property for property taxes

Tourism (1 Bills)
HB 2066 - Providing a fee discount for certain nonresident hunting, fishing and trapping licenses for native nonresidents

Transportation (2 Bills)
HB 2179 - Issuing a special registration plate for persons who are residents of this state and who have a family member diagnosed with autis
HB 2180 - Authorizing the issuance of special "In God We Trust" motor vehicle registration plates

Unemployment Compensation (3 Bills)
HB 2132 - Limiting able-bodied adults without dependents receipt of SNAP benefits to three months in a thirty-six month period
HB 2338 - Relating to domestic violence victims' eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits
HB 3016 - Relating to domestic violence victims' eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits

Utilities (2 Bills)
HB 2410 - Relating to public sewage services
HB 2750 - Establishing a system at the county level for the dispatching of emergency towing services

Vendors (1 Bills)
HB 2035 - Relating generally to purchasing

Weapons (1 Bills)
HB 2430 - Permitting certain holders of concealed weapons permits to carry weapons of the grounds and buildings on the State Capitol Complex

Workers Compensation (3 Bills)
HB 2498 - Creating a rebuttable presumption that development of certain cancers by professional or volunteer firefighters arose out of the c
HB 2760 - Allowing state agencies to self-insure their own programs
HB 3003 - Allocating disability or death benefits resulting from an occupational pneumoconiosis claim among the claimant’s employers on a pr

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