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Abortion (1 Bills)
HB 2053 - Requiring facilities providing abortions to obtain parental notification or consent in writing

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 infants and the insane
HB 2539 - Permitting a housing authority to garnish delinquent rents and other amounts owed to the authority from the renter’s income tax refund
HB 2580 - Relating to damages for medical monitoring
HB 2581 - Relating to admissibility of certain evidence in a civil action for damages
HB 2647 - Preventing compensatory damage awards for medical expenses from including sums that the claimant has not and will not pay
HB 3003 - Allocating disability or death benefits resulting from an occupational pneumoconiosis claim among the claimant’s employers on a proportional basis
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 3097 - Codifying the application of the compelling interest test and strict scrutiny standard involving rights enumerated under the First Amendment
HB 4013 - Clarifying venue in West Virginia state courts as it applies to nonresidents of the state
HB 4187 - Business Liability Protection Act
HB 4218 - Relating to medical professional liability
HB 4221 - Requiring the Tax Commissioner to maintain a centralized computerized information system
HB 4319 - Adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the categories covered by the Human Rights Act
HB 4367 - Relating to admissibility of certain evidence in a civil action for damages
HB 4480 - Revising existing standards and establishing burden of proof imposed on civil litigants seeking to circumvent corporate structure
HB 4603 - Providing immunity from civil liability to facilities and employees providing crisis stabilization

Acts (5 Bills)
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 2212 - West Virginia Firearms Freedom Act
HB 2339 - Intrastate Coal and Use Act

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

Agriculture (13 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 2566 - West Virginia Fresh Food Act
HB 2790 - Transferring the Division of Forestry from the Department of Commerce to the Department of Agriculture
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 on a pro rata basis
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 4166 - Establishing a special revenue fund to be known as the "Capital Improvements Fund — Department of Agriculture Facilities"
HB 4295 - Relating to farmers markets
HB 4349 - Relating to microprocessor permit
HB 4406 - Relating to the licensing of advance deposit wagering
HB 4500 - Industrial Hemp Research and Development Grant Fund
HB 4568 - Relating to cruelty to animals

Alcohol (2 Bills)
HB 2049 - Providing for career development and establishing a pay scale for Alcohol Beverage Commission inspectors, enforcement agents and supervisors
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 2517 - Requiring licensees authorized to serve alcoholic liquors or nonintoxicating beer to have certain liability insurance coverage
HB 2563 - Relating to complimentary samples of nonintoxicating beer or nonintoxicating craft beer
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 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
HB 4307 - Prohibiting the alcohol beverage commission from assessing a fee to another state agency
HB 4336 - Updating the schedule of controlled substances
HB 4460 - Allowing the Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner to issue special one-day licenses for charitable events
HB 4488 - Relating to the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Authority
HB 4561 - appoint the Attorney General or an assistant of Relating to the Attorney General as a special prosecutor to enforce provisions of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act
HB 4599 - Permitting retail liquor licensees to sell alcoholic beverages after one o’clock p.m. on Sundays

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 license

Appropriations (1 Bills)
HB 4433 - Declaring certain claims against an agency of the state to be moral obligations of the state

Athletics (1 Bills)
HB 2056 - Providing for the use of neck braces by football players

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

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

Banking and Finance (4 Bills)
HB 4280 - Creating the “State Bank of West Virginia”
HB 4321 - Permitting electronic records of documents to serve as original records
HB 4343 - Relating to the delivery of financial statements to bank shareholders
HB 4486 - Relating to persons required to obtain a license to engage in the business of currency exchange

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 application for insurance

Boards and Commissions (34 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 2524 - Improving the focus on school-level continuous improvement processes
HB 2853 - Relating to more equitable disbursement of funds to county boards
HB 2866 - Relating to social determinants of health
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
HB 4023 - Relating to the regulation of dialysis technicians
HB 4025 - Permitting reciprocity for licensure as a pharmacy technician
HB 4026 - Exempting cashiers from licensure under the Larry W. Border Pharmacy Practice Act
HB 4027 - Creating an education permit for allopathic physician resident
HB 4156 - Establishing the qualifications of full and part time nursing school faculty members
HB 4163 - Relating to termination of the Women’s Commission
HB 4167 - Relating to regulation of cremation, embalming, and funeral service directing
HB 4181 - Permitting unused, unexpired, nonnarcotic drugs to be distributed to free health care clinics
HB 4260 - Providing limited prescriptive authority to a licensed psychologist who meets certain criteria
HB 4288 - Requiring contractors to provide all required information on a construction project to the State Fire Commission or the State Fire Marshall
HB 4297 - Prohibiting state licensing boards from hiring lobbyists
HB 4300 - Increasing compensation for Parole Board members
HB 4304 - Creating the Board of Nursing
HB 4314 - Providing that paralegals and analysts who have been certified by a national association and who have been employed by the Legislature for two years are certified paralegals
HB 4323 - Relating to non-renewal of any certificate, license, registration, to any person who is delinquent in the payment of state or local taxes
HB 4332 - Relating to home peritoneal renal dialysis
HB 4334 - Requiring certain boards that seek to increase a fee or seek to impose a new fee to also submit cost saving measures
HB 4360 - Relating to boards of examination
HB 4403 - Relating generally to the State Athletic Commission
HB 4422 - Permitting permanent endowment funds of cemeteries to invest their principal in certain government bonds, and corporate bonds
HB 4444 - Clarifying the authority of the State Fire Commission in adopting a State Building Code
HB 4481 - Relating to mandatory inter-board reporting by licensees or registrants of the boards of medicine, osteopathic medicine, nursing
HB 4506 - Requiring agencies of the state, county or municipality that issue citations to furnish a copy of the rule or law to the person accused
HB 4534 - Relating to the executive secretary of the Health Professional Licensing Boards
HB 4597 - Relating to the procedure to determine if an occupation or profession should be regulated

Child Welfare (5 Bills)
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 Health Insurance Program
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

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

Claims (1 Bills)
HB 2030 - Eliminating the requirement that proceedings against the State, a state agency or state officer be brought and prosecuted in the circuit court of Kanawha County

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 (5 Bills)
HB 2956 - Establishing a new special revenue fund, designated the Adult Drug Court Participation Fund
HB 3004 - Relating to filling vacancies in certain offices
HB 4009 - State Settlement and Recovered Funds Accountability Act
HB 4016 - Relating to combatting waste, fraud, and misuse of public funds through investigations, accountability and transparency
HB 4580 - Relating to submission of the budget bill

Consumer Protection (15 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 2768 - Modifying the penalties imposed on debt collectors who violate the provisions of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act
HB 2907 - Relating to real property option to purchase contracts executed with lease agreements
HB 3084 - Repealing the article of the code related to unfair trade practices
HB 4045 - Prohibiting telemarketers and sellers from misrepresenting the location and identification from which a phone call solicitation originates
HB 4150 - Prohibiting telecommunications and IP-enabled voice services from displaying the name or telephone number of the recipient
HB 4271 - Relating to pyramid promotional schemes
HB 4418 - Relating to the Consumer Credit and Protection Act
HB 4496 - Establishing the responsibilities of persons providing credit card processing services in the state
HB 4508 - Requiring contractors to provide for the safety of the public during construction projects

Corporations (4 Bills)
HB 4140 - Transferring of certain powers and programs of the West Virginia Affordable Housing Trust Fund to the West Virginia Housing Development Fund
HB 4285 - Relating to the West Virginia Safe Mortgage Licensing Act
HB 4338 - Relating to the powers and authority of the Divisions of Administrative Services, and Corrections and Rehabilitation of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety
HB 4357 - West Virginia Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act

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

Corrections (15 Bills)
HB 2023 - Changing the way that the costs 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 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 that has been transferred to adult jurisdiction of the circuit court and who reaches his or her eighteenth birthday
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 an inmate’s conviction
HB 2891 - Including electronic communications to and from inmates with the types of communications that the Division of Corrections currently monitors and may record
HB 2938 - Relating to deduction from jail sentence for litter cleanup
HB 2947 - Relating to salary increase for Regional Jail Authority employees
HB 4044 - Increasing pay to facilitate hiring and retention of employees by the Division of Corrections
HB 4338 - Relating to the powers and authority of the Divisions of Administrative Services, and Corrections and Rehabilitation of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety
HB 4598 - Requiring that free feminine hygiene products be provided to female prisoners
HB 4614 - Relating to education to children and adults housed in correctional facilities and regional jails

Counties (25 Bills)
HB 2010 - Requiring authorization from the Legislature before submitting an application for an MS-4 permit to the United States Environmental Protection Agency
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 the intent of the person
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 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 2884 - Requiring funding by the West Virginia Library Commission to local libraries be based on the population served by each respective library
HB 2916 - Authorizing certain first responders to carry firearms
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
HB 4043 - Requiring national accreditation of local health departments
HB 4238 - Authorizing counties and municipalities to establish a joint airport hazard comprehensive plan
HB 4258 - Requiring the purchase by county commissions and display of POW/MIA flags at county courthouses
HB 4330 - Authorizing county commissions to initiate collection actions for emergency ambulance service
HB 4423 - Local Government Labor and Consumer Marketing Regulatory Limitation Act
HB 4477 - Allowing county commissions to impose an amusement tax
HB 4508 - Requiring contractors to provide for the safety of the public during construction projects
HB 4523 - Relating to pecuniary interest of county and district officers, teachers and school officials in contracts
HB 4531 - Requiring that a deputy sheriff be paid a salary of not less than $10.50 per hour
HB 4540 - Implementing a process for counties to obtain grants from an existing federal fund designated the Help America Vote Act Fund
HB 4554 - Prohibiting counties, municipalities, and cities from passing any sanctuary ordinances, policies, and procedures

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

County Officials (4 Bills)
HB 2368 - Relating to candidates for professional employee positions involving supervision of a county transportation department
HB 4252 - Authorizing the prosecuting attorney to issue a subpoena duces tecum for certain documents
HB 4516 - Relating to the accrued benefit of retirees in the Deputy Sheriff Retirement System
HB 4523 - Relating to pecuniary interest of county and district officers, teachers and school officials in contracts

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 2607 - Extending the maximum period of confinement a judge may impose for certain, first-time probationary violations
HB 2655 - Defining and establishing the crime of cyberbullying
HB 2769 - Relating to the preservation of rights guaranteed by the West Virginia Constitution and the United States Constitution when deciding the comity of a legal decision in a foreign country
HB 2891 - Including electronic communications to and from inmates with the types of communications that the Division of Corrections currently monitors and may record
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 3040 - Creating a new court to be known as West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals
HB 4004 - Creating a new court to be known as West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals
HB 4005 - Clarifying that appeals to the Supreme Court are a matter of right
HB 4020 - Making technical corrections in the code when referencing chapter 49
HB 4137 - Removing the cap on payments for service by retired circuit judges, family court judges, and magistrates in limited circumstances
HB 4173 - Relating to bail in criminal cases
HB 4198 - Adding one to the number of magistrates serving Monongalia County
HB 4204 - Relating rights guaranteed by the West Virginia Constitution and the United States Constitution when deciding the comity of a legal decision in a foreign country
HB 4242 - Clarifying the jurisdictional amount for removal of a civil action from magistrate court to circuit court
HB 4273 - Creating an additional magistrate court deputy clerk position for Raleigh County
HB 4276 - Allowing magistrates to grant work release privileges
HB 4302 - Authorizing the use of bailiffs who are not law-enforcement officers
HB 4443 - Requiring bail bondsman and bail bond enforcer be subject to random drug testing
HB 4510 - Relating to the general provisions for judicial review
HB 4515 - Relating to elections of judges
HB 4557 - Increasing the salaries of circuit court judges, family court judges, and magistrates
HB 4588 - Establishing a system of district courts of appeals to serve as an intermediate level of appeals in judicial proceedings
HB 4592 - Relating to probation and parole

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

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 2021 - Relating to penalties incurred from obstructing, fleeing from and making false statements to law-enforcement
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 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 2306 - Establishing new procedures for courts with criminal jurisdiction to suspend and revoke driver’s licenses based on D.U.I.
HB 2322 - Prohibiting sex offender registrants from having Halloween related contact with children
HB 2352 - Relating to the criminal offense of desecration of graves and vandalizing cemeteries
HB 2390 - Providing death penalty for first degree murder
HB 2607 - Extending the maximum period of confinement a judge may impose for certain, first-time probationary violations
HB 2648 - Increasing penalties for manufacturing or transportation of a controlled substance in the presence of a minor
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 2825 - Requiring state institutions of higher education adopt policies concerning sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking
HB 2873 - Relating to alternate sentencing for nonviolent felony offenders
HB 2918 - Creating a felony penalty of life without mercy for the first degree murder of a law-enforcement officer
HB 2922 - Reducing the cost of the fee for a state license to carry a concealed weapon
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 3010 - Making it a felony to knowingly expose another individual to HIV
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 4028 - Allowing funding allotted for treatment supervision of drug offenders to be applied to participants in the Adult Drug Court Program
HB 4139 - Specifying the conditions where and by whom it is unlawful to possess a firearm at school-sponsored functions
HB 4160 - Establishing an alternative methodology for pretrial release of persons charged with crimes
HB 4177 - Prohibiting smoking of tobacco products in a motor vehicle while an individual sixteen years of age or less is present
HB 4193 - Allowing state and federal law-enforcement officers to testify as to the contents and evidence of a wiretap or electronic surveillance
HB 4194 - Relating to custody and disposal of seized controlled substances and drugs
HB 4195 - Clarifying the offense of burglary, and adding provisions for the criminal trespassing of a dwelling
HB 4196 - Including possession of known stolen property in the offense of receiving or transferring stolen property
HB 4211 - Increasing penalties for public school employees that embezzle public funds
HB 4212 - Relating to intentional killing based on status as law- enforcement officer
HB 4217 - Permitting an attending physician to obtain a patient’s autopsy report
HB 4252 - Authorizing the prosecuting attorney to issue a subpoena duces tecum for certain documents
HB 4254 - Placing a seven-day supply limitation on the amount of Schedule II drugs which can be lawfully prescribed
HB 4264 - Repealing a section of the code relating to the penalty for performing an abortion
HB 4281 - Prohibiting civil rights violations based on gender identity, or sexual orientation
HB 4282 - Changing the Unborn Victims of Violence Act to the Unborn Victims of Abuse Act
HB 4293 - Prohibiting the use of anabolic steroids and certain Class I drugs on racing dogs
HB 4309 - Restricting the sale and trade of dextromethorphan
HB 4310 - Mandating cognitive behavioral therapy for those who have violated the law for computer sex crimes
HB 4338 - Relating to the powers and authority of the Divisions of Administrative Services, and Corrections and Rehabilitation of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety
HB 4347 - Relating to voluntary contributions to the West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory Fund
HB 4353 - Establishing a fee for the expungement of certain criminal convictions
HB 4359 - Relating to the removal of animals left unattended in motor vehicles
HB 4370 - Requiring the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to maintain a searchable, criminal database
HB 4372 - Requiring the Board of Pharmacy to make appropriate referrals of reports of suspicious orders of controlled substances
HB 4375 - Relating generally to benefits provided by the Department of Health and Human Resources
HB 4393 - Increasing penalty for wearing a mask while committing a crime
HB 4419 - Relating to securing the borders against persons who may be in the country unlawfully
HB 4425 - Relating to crimes involving acts of violence
HB 4451 - Creating the West Virginia Sentencing Commission
HB 4455 - Relating to animal abuse
HB 4501 - Allowing victims of certain crimes to get a restraining order prohibiting convicted persons from contacting or living in proximity to the victim
HB 4502 - Adding the crimes of murder and armed robbery to the list of offenses for which a prosecutor may apply for an order authorizing interception
HB 4507 - Relating to prostituting a child by a parent, guardian, custodian or other person in a position of trust
HB 4511 - Modifying bail requirements
HB 4514 - Making it a felony to knowingly house drug traffickers
HB 4523 - Relating to pecuniary interest of county and district officers, teachers and school officials in contracts
HB 4533 - Making it a misdemeanor for a person to knowingly allow a felony drug offense to be committed on his or her property
HB 4582 - Relating to posession of a deadly weapon on a school bus or education grounds
HB 4584 - Prohibiting retailers from selling or leasing products that make content accessible on the Internet
HB 4600 - Authorizing employed investigators of the Board of Medicine, the Board of Osteopathy and the Board of Pharmacy to carry concealed handguns
HB 4615 - Relating generally to forfeiture of contraband
HB 4618 - Relating to the authority of the Division of Protective Services

Crimes (3 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 2140 - Modifying the definition of child abuse or neglect to exclude accidental injury

Disabilities (4 Bills)
HB 2179 - Issuing a special registration plate for persons who are residents of this state and who have a family member diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder
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 persons with a disability
HB 2217 - Increasing the maximum personal income tax exemption for persons over the age of sixty-five and for persons who are totally disabled

Domestic Relations (11 Bills)
HB 2089 - Establishing a bill of rights for foster parents
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 2855 - Relating to care, custody and visitation of pets involved in separation and divorce proceedings
HB 4010 - Providing no requirement to perform or host a marriage ceremony that does not conform to sincerely held religious beliefs
HB 4333 - Relating to adoption records
HB 4459 - Permitting parents to petition the court for visitation on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day
HB 4546 - Relating to where an application for a marriage license may be made
HB 4569 - Creating a statutory right to petition circuit and family courts for sibling visitation
HB 4589 - Authorizing magistrates to order emergency removal of child when parent’s drug use creates unsafe environment
HB 4590 - Nullifying certain adoption orders

Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia (1 Bills)
HB 2130 - Relating to drug testing of legislators

Economic Development (16 Bills)
HB 2615 - Providing a tax credit for obtaining certain certifications by the United States Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating system
HB 2727 - Providing an identification card for released inmates who do not have a West Virginia identification card or driver’s license
HB 2843 - Permitting Class III municipalities to be included in the West Virginia Tax Increment Act
HB 2921 - Establishing a website clearinghouse for sharing information about potential sources of revenue, financial, technical and legal assistance for government agencies
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 4154 - Establishing the 2018 Regulatory Reform Act
HB 4296 - Establishing the Southern West Virginia Lake Development Study Commission
HB 4431 - Establishing the Mountaineer Trail Network Recreation Authority
HB 4447 - Providing for a uniform and efficient system of broadband conduit installation
HB 4488 - Relating to the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Authority
HB 4495 - Requiring urban renewal authorities to submit proposed urban renewal projects to the affected local county boards of health
HB 4518 - Establishing the Southern West Virginia Lake Development Study Commission
HB 4544 - Creating a matching program for the small business innovation and research program and the small business technology transfer program
HB 4558 - Establishing the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Investment Fund in the West Virginia Development Office

Education (9 Bills)
HB 2014 - Allowing parents or the school to serve sweets during the holidays if the school receives parental or guardian consent
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 2429 - Granting tax credits for parents and legal guardians whose children are in a home schooling program or private school

Education (And Related Subheadings) (3 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 jurisdiction

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) (4 Bills)
HB 2046 - Requiring county boards of education to provide released time for professional educators and service personnel when serving in an elected municipal or county office
HB 2104 - Requiring that public schools provide facilities for students of all faiths and religions to have a place of fellowship, prayer and worship
HB 2191 - Relating to educational benefits for dependents of deceased or disabled veterans
HB 2213 - Relating to compulsory school attendance

Education (Higher) (18 Bills)
HB 2075 - Providing the Auditor with greater oversight of advance allowance accounts
HB 2144 - Relating to relocation or closure of state higher education institutions
HB 2557 - Relating to tuition and fees at community and technical colleges
HB 2756 - Making Promise scholarships available for students pursuing certificates or degrees through an accredited community and technical college
HB 2818 - Prohibiting West Virginia institutions of higher learning and state agencies from discriminating against graduates of private, nonpublic or home schools by requiring them to submit to alternative testing
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 3001 - Abolishing the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
HB 3095 - Allowing retired teachers to be employed by a higher education institution
HB 4037 - Expiring the PROMISE Scholarship Program, and establishing the Promise for All Scholarship Program
HB 4203 - Campus Free Speech Act
HB 4251 - Permitting employees of baccalaureate institutions and universities outside of this state to be appointed to board of governors
HB 4277 - Allowing individuals who have completed home school to be eligible for the PROMISE scholarship
HB 4298 - The Campus Self Defense Act
HB 4430 - Creating a merit-based scholarship program for tuition and fee payments for certain students attending state community and technical college
HB 4466 - Expanding the amount of PROMISE scholarship funds awarded to persons majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
HB 4594 - Permitting public employees the right to collectively bargain

Education (K12) (71 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 by the West Virginia School Building Authority
HB 2142 - Providing a salary increase for special education teachers
HB 2157 - Relating to school calendar
HB 2198 - Redirecting certain funds of the West Virginia Department of Education
HB 2210 - Increasing pay to teachers and service personnel
HB 2211 - Increasing salaries for teachers
HB 2214 - West Virginia Educational Restoration Act
HB 2336 - Reducing the number of pupils per school nurses
HB 2374 - Requiring schools post signs displaying the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
HB 2403 - Permitting county boards of education to accumulate instructional days and use them when needed
HB 2436 - Suspending the implementation of the school aid formula until the year 2021
HB 2443 - Establishing academic standards and assessment methods
HB 2524 - Improving the focus on school-level continuous improvement processes
HB 2543 - Preventing the State Board of Education from implementing common core academic standards and assessments
HB 2571 - Developing a resource for use by parents to monitor and track deaf and hard-of-hearing children’s expressive and receptive language acquisition
HB 2572 - Providing for the authorization and oversight of public charter schools
HB 2695 - Creating a pilot program for expansion of school-based mental health and school-based diversion
HB 2742 - School Consolidation Task Force
HB 2761 - Relating to qualifications of paraprofessionals, autism mentors and braille or sign support specialists
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 2902 - Requiring county school boards to provide adequate mental health and counseling services
HB 2926 - Relating to the comprehensive statewide student assessment
HB 2945 - Relating to exemptions from mandated immunizations
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 school
HB 3036 - Allowing county boards of education to hire retired teachers
HB 3061 - Encouraging mastery-based education through the Innovation In Schools program
HB 3089 - Relating to the adoption of instructional resources for use in the public schools
HB 4006 - Revising the processes through which professional development is delivered for those who provide public education
HB 4007 - Allowing home-schooled students to participate in secondary school extracurricular activities
HB 4008 - Education Savings Account Act
HB 4183 - Relating generally to standardized testing requirements for nonpublic schools
HB 4206 - Revising pupil to teacher ratio for elementary schools
HB 4216 - Revising the order in which qualified applicants are considered for service personnel employment by county boards of education
HB 4219 - Permitting employees of educational services cooperatives to participate in the State Teachers Retirement System
HB 4220 - Relating generally to grounds for revocation of a teaching certificate
HB 4223 - Developing a resource for use by parents to monitor and track deaf and hard-of-hearing children’s receptive and expressive language
HB 4224 - Establishing an eight-hour work day for school service personnel
HB 4225 - Eliminating the written consent requirement for relegating any condition of employment for service personnel
HB 4226 - Eliminating the competency testing requirement for school service personnel
HB 4231 - Eliminating the requirement to pay service personnel for at least a full day of work when he or she has worked more than three and one-half hours on any Saturday or Sunday
HB 4243 - Requiring county boards of education to conduct regular structural inspections of school facilities and structures
HB 4248 - Permitting vocational education classes for homeschooled and private schooled students
HB 4249 - Allowing private entities to lease buildings to local school boards in cases of emergency or condemnation
HB 4250 - Creating a digital learning pilot project
HB 4255 - Requiring the state board of education to develop an elective course on Vocational Agriculture
HB 4259 - Providing information to high school students regarding career and technical educational opportunities
HB 4352 - Assisting county boards of education in converting their maintenance vehicles to compressed natural gas or propane
HB 4362 - Recognizing outstanding students who are top achievers in scholastic studies
HB 4371 - Prohibiting school employees from counseling, referring, transporting, or assisting any student to obtain an abortion
HB 4398 - Specifying the grade point average required for student participation in interscholastic athletics at the high school level
HB 4402 - Relating to the prevention of sexual abuse of children
HB 4407 - Relating to eligibility for alternative program teacher certificate
HB 4445 - Allowing vehicles operated by transportation supervisors employed by county boards of education to use red flashing warning lights
HB 4469 - Increasing the salaries of public school teachers
HB 4478 - Authorizing public schools to distribute excess food to students
HB 4520 - Requiring free feminine hygiene products in grades 6 through 12
HB 4528 - Relating to transfers and enrollment policies for students in public schools
HB 4545 - Establishing a pilot program to develop school-based mental and behavioral health services
HB 4549 - Requiring school counselors in public schools to spend 100 percent of their time on comprehensive school counseling programs
HB 4564 - Assessing the college-and career-readiness of 11th and 12th grade students
HB 4577 - Relating to seniority rights and school consolidation
HB 4594 - Permitting public employees the right to collectively bargain
HB 4602 - Relating generally to school calendars
HB 4614 - Relating to education to children and adults housed in correctional facilities and regional jails

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 elected municipal or county office
HB 2395 - Prohibiting chairmen of state political parties during or up to one year after the termination of their employment as chairmen of those political parties from registering as lobbyists

Elections (19 Bills)
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 2320 - Allowing nonmembers of a political party to request that party’s partisan ballot at a primary election
HB 2378 - Providing school days to register and transport students to vote
HB 2597 - Campaign Advertising Fairness Act
HB 2635 - Relating to nonpartisan election of justices of the Supreme Court of Appeals
HB 2723 - Relating to primary elections for nonpartisan offices including Justices of the Supreme Court, circuit court judges, family court judges, and magistrates
HB 3039 - Allowing municipalities to cancel elections when only one person is running for each office
HB 4164 - Providing that members of the House of Delegates in districts having more than one delegate be elected from numbered divisions
HB 4174 - Designating the placement of nonpartisan judicial offices on the primary election ballot
HB 4434 - Clarifying provisions relating to candidates unaffiliated with a political party as it relates to certificates of announcement
HB 4441 - Establishing that a candidate must resign to run for another public office
HB 4493 - Permitting county commissions to set compensation of election officials
HB 4515 - Relating to elections of judges
HB 4525 - Relating to residency requirements for people entitled to vote and people eligible to register to vote
HB 4571 - Relating to the final day of filing announcements of candidates for a political office
HB 4579 - Relating generally to financing political campaigns for elections
HB 4591 - Allowing municipalities to cancel elections when only one person is running

Energy (7 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 4168 - Relating to entry onto private property by natural gas companies
HB 4551 - Requiring the mineral estate of an unknown owner be sold to the legal surface owner at the fair market value of the mineral interest
HB 4604 - Providing that proceeds from certain oil and gas wells that are due to persons whose name or address are unknown be kept in a special fund

Environment (8 Bills)
HB 2615 - Providing a tax credit for obtaining certain certifications by the United States Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating system
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 delivered to the owner
HB 4253 - Responders Protection Act
HB 4414 - Requiring billing for the renewal of permit to operate a source of air pollutants 30 days before the permit is set to expire
HB 4426 - Relating to the Department of Environmental Protection
HB 4485 - Shifting funding from the Landfill Closure Assistance Fund to local solid waste authorities

Environmental Protection (1 Bills)
HB 2339 - Intrastate Coal and Use Act

Estates and Trusts (3 Bills)
HB 2432 - Barring persons who are convicted of certain criminal offenses from acquiring property from their victims
HB 2868 - Relating generally to Uniform Unclaimed Property Act
HB 4320 - Limiting the ability of an agent under a power of attorney to take self-benefiting actions

Ethics (5 Bills)
HB 2395 - Prohibiting chairmen of state political parties during or up to one year after the termination of their employment as chairmen of those political parties from registering as lobbyists
HB 4424 - Providing that the Ethics Act applies to certain persons providing services without pay to state elected officials
HB 4473 - Relating to use of state funds for advertising to promote a public official or government office
HB 4523 - Relating to pecuniary interest of county and district officers, teachers and school officials in contracts
HB 4548 - Relating to the registration of lobbyists

Finance and Administration (32 Bills)
HB 2413 - Requiring the comprehensive annual financial report to be published by the end of December
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 2790 - Transferring the Division of Forestry from the Department of Commerce to the Department of Agriculture
HB 2829 - Establishing a toll-free phone line for receipt of comments from the public about state programs and services
HB 2936 - Requiring purchases to be made at lowest retail price available at level of quality sought by the spending unit
HB 2964 - Budget Stabilization Act of 2017
HB 3013 - Requiring an inspection or inspections of any building prior to purchase or major renovation by the state
HB 4015 - Relating to the management and continuous inventory of vehicles owned, leased, operated, or acquired by the state and its agencies
HB 4034 - Exempting the renewal of certain contracts entered into during a declared state of emergency from purchasing requirements
HB 4038 - Requiring training conducted on behalf of a state agency to be provided in state-owned facilities
HB 4151 - Exempting Buildings 6, 7 and 9 of the Capitol Complex from the requirement that food service facilities be operated by West Virginia Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
HB 4161 - Exempting the State Conservation Committee and the Conservation Agency from the requirements of the Purchasing Division for contracts related to flood recovery
HB 4170 - Relating to the management and continuous inventory of vehicles owned, leased, operated, or acquired by the state and its agencies
HB 4176 - Allowing the West Virginia Insurance Commissioner to self-insure state agencies Workers’ Compensation programs
HB 4190 - Relating to the debarment of vendors providing goods and services to the state and its subdivisions
HB 4191 - Prohibiting employees of the state who have convictions for driving under the influence from driving or operating state owned vehicle
HB 4200 - Relating generally to the state’s spending units
HB 4229 - Relating to debarment of vendors seeking to provide goods and services to the state and its subdivisions
HB 4236 - Requiring agencies to provide an annual inventory of real property holdings to the Real Estate Division
HB 4261 - Relating generally to procurement by state agencies
HB 4301 - Requiring all state agencies to develop a plan to evaluate a transition to cloud based data storage
HB 4339 - Dissolving the Information Services and Communications Division
HB 4348 - Relating to the powers and duties of the Public Land Corporation
HB 4374 - Providing a mechanism for the independent evaluation of revenue estimates by West Virginia and Marshall Universities’ business colleges
HB 4432 - Requiring fifty percent of state vehicles use compressed natural gas
HB 4458 - Citizen and State Accountability Act
HB 4504 - Prohibiting the awarding of public contracts to vendors and subcontractors indebted to the state or its political subdivisions
HB 4513 - Relating to debarment of vendors seeking to provide goods and services to the state and its subdivisions
HB 4535 - Relating to payment by paper warrant

Fire Fighting and Prevention (3 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' compensation premiums when not actively engaged in fire fighting
HB 2400 - Reducing federal adjusted gross income for volunteer fire department and rescue squad members

Firearms (3 Bills)
HB 2100 - Recognizing those in active military service as residents for the purpose of obtaining concealed carry permits while stationed at a West Virginia military installation
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, ammunition and their accouterments invalid and unenforceable

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

Funds (4 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 2193 - Relating to the West Virginia Future Fund
HB 2317 - Establishing a retired teachers instant lottery scratch-off game

Gaming Activities (4 Bills)
HB 2033 - Permitting the resident lineal descendants of landowners to hunt, trap or fish on that resident landowner's property without a license
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 (2 Bills)
HB 2175 - Requiring recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program be issued a photo identification card
HB 2395 - Prohibiting chairmen of state political parties during or up to one year after the termination of their employment as chairmen of those political parties from registering as lobbyists

Governor -- Bills Requested By (30 Bills)
HB 4019 - Budget Bill, making appropriations of public money out of the treasury in accordance with section fifty-one, article six of the Constitution
HB 4135 - Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act
HB 4140 - Transferring of certain powers and programs of the West Virginia Affordable Housing Trust Fund to the West Virginia Housing Development Fund
HB 4142 - Providing certain employees of the Division of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Services, and West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority a salary adjustment
HB 4143 - Eliminating the requirement that the Division of Corrections and the Bureau of Public Health purchase commodities produced on institutional farms from the Department of Agriculture
HB 4144 - Relating to the elimination of film tax credits
HB 4145 - Increasing the annual salaries of members of the West Virginia State Police, public school teachers and school service personnel
HB 4146 - Updating meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act
HB 4154 - Establishing the 2018 Regulatory Reform Act
HB 4157 - Eliminating the refundable exemption for road construction contractors
HB 4182 - Authorizing the Director of the Division of Natural Resources to implement a sound silvicultural management plan for state park lands
HB 4188 - Creating the Shared Services Section within the Finance Division of the Department of Administration
HB 4227 - Relating generally to drug control
HB 4261 - Relating generally to procurement by state agencies
HB 4263 - Reducing the use of opiates
HB 4267 - Increasing access to career education and workforce training
HB 4376 - Expiring funds to the balance of the Department of Health and Human Resources
HB 4377 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Human Services
HB 4378 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Bureau of Senior Services
HB 4379 - Supplementing, amending, decreasing, and increasing items of the existing appropriations to the Department of Transportation
HB 4380 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Agriculture
HB 4381 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Education
HB 4382 - Supplementing and amending by decreasing and increasing existing appropriations to various agencies
HB 4383 - Supplementing and amending existing appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Resources, and to the Bureau of Senior Services
HB 4384 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Transportation
HB 4385 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Human Services
HB 4386 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Health – Community Mental Health Services
HB 4387 - Supplementing and amending by decreasing existing appropriations and adding new appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Resources, and to the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety
HB 4388 - Supplementing and amending by decreasing and increasing existing appropriations to the Higher Education Policy Commission
HB 4389 - Expiring funds to the Enterprise Resource Planning System Fund

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 is the county or region where the waste originates
HB 2410 - Relating to public sewage services

Health (60 Bills)
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 in the state
HB 2082 - Prohibiting state funding of abortions
HB 2095 - Relating to the rule-making authority of local boards of health
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 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 2523 - Eliminating the certificate of need program
HB 2614 - Prohibiting health care practitioners from knowingly and in bad faith prescribing or administering drugs
HB 2633 - Requiring state institutions of higher education to conduct Phase 3 clinical research studies for any cancer treatment
HB 2695 - Creating a pilot program for expansion of school-based mental health and school-based diversion
HB 2778 - Relating to licensure of behavioral health centers and behavioral health consumer rights
HB 2808 - The West Virginia Assisted Outpatient Treatment Act
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 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 Protection
HB 2999 - Establishing a program for the licensing and regulation of out-patient substance abuse counseling programs
HB 3052 - Prohibiting state funding of abortions
HB 4003 - Reducing the use of certain prescription drugs
HB 4035 - Creating a legislative coalition to study and report to the Legislature on palliative care
HB 4043 - Requiring national accreditation of local health departments
HB 4147 - Authorizing the earlier issuance of identification cards to approved medical marijuana consumers and caregivers
HB 4148 - Allowing medical marijuana to be grown outdoors by licensed growers
HB 4149 - Authorizing possession and smoking of medical cannabis by approved persons
HB 4153 - Imposing a health care related provider tax on certain health care organizations
HB 4159 - Removing certain limitations on medical marijuana grower, processor and dispensary licenses
HB 4171 - Prohibiting smoking in an enclosed motor vehicle when a child under the age of eight is present
HB 4172 - Establishing a crisis line and mobile application for the public to combat the crisis in this state posed by substance abuse
HB 4178 - Permitting certain portions of certified nurse aide training to be provided through distance learning technologies
HB 4179 - Transferring milk rules and regulations from Department of Health and Human Resources to Department of Agriculture
HB 4199 - Permitting a nursing home to use trained individuals to administer medication
HB 4215 - Relating to the involuntary hospitalization of persons administered opioid antagonists
HB 4223 - Developing a resource for use by parents to monitor and track deaf and hard-of-hearing children’s receptive and expressive language
HB 4246 - Requiring abortions to be performed by a licensed physician
HB 4247 - Relating to life-sustaining treatment policies of health care facilities; “Simon’s Law”
HB 4294 - Creating a state-administered wholesale drug importation program
HB 4306 - Permitting local boards of health to combine without approval from the Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health
HB 4313 - Deregulating persons who perform work on heating, ventilating and cooling systems and fire dampers
HB 4318 - Life at Conception Act of 2018
HB 4327 - Prohibiting employers from requiring any employee to have or receive an influenza immunization
HB 4345 - Relating to limitations on permits for growers, processors and dispensaries of medical cannabis
HB 4364 - Relating to registration period for nurse aide registrants
HB 4366 - Relating to the approval of additional beds for intermediate care facilities
HB 4395 - Permitting certain felons to work in licensed behavioral health facilities
HB 4435 - Youth Mental Health Protection Act
HB 4457 - Relating to designation of hospitals for stroke treatment
HB 4467 - Nondiscrimination in Involuntary Denial of Treatment Act
HB 4472 - West Virginia Addictions Treatment and Recovery Fund
HB 4491 - Relating to legalizing cannabis production, sales and adult consumption
HB 4519 - Relating to supplemental Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements for ground emergency medical transportation services
HB 4527 - Requiring health care insurance policies to provide coverage for services performed by a pharmacist
HB 4537 - Increasing the tobacco products excise tax
HB 4553 - Requiring applicants for new and renewed drivers’ licenses to be asked if they desire to be organ donors
HB 4581 - Requiring influenza immunizations for health care workers
HB 4583 - Relating generally to the disclosure of certain confidential information
HB 4603 - Providing immunity from civil liability to facilities and employees providing crisis stabilization

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 injection at the time the patient is secured

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 injection at the time the patient is secured

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 (12 Bills)
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 the intent of the person
HB 2623 - Prohibiting discrimination based upon age or sexual orientation
HB 3012 - Family Protection Act
HB 4169 - Requiring certain establishments and facilities to post human trafficking assistance notices
HB 4203 - Campus Free Speech Act
HB 4318 - Life at Conception Act of 2018
HB 4319 - Adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the categories covered by the Human Rights Act
HB 4415 - The Protect Our Right to Unite Act
HB 4440 - Relating to the “Equal Pay Act of 2018”
HB 4456 - Prohibiting confidential settlement terms of a contested case involving sexual harassment, sexual abuse, or sexual assault
HB 4505 - Establishing a special memorial day to be known as Juneteenth honoring human rights and the end of slavery in the United States

Human Services (29 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 2396 - Requiring the circuit court, when appointing counsel for alleged protected persons, to make appointments from a listing of all interested attorneys in the circuit
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 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 improvement projects
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 or the School for Osteopathic Medicine from state purchasing requirements
HB 4001 - Relating to eligibility and fraud requirements for public assistance
HB 4012 - Amending the definition of medical services, so as to exclude abortion
HB 4014 - Relating to reorganization of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
HB 4024 - Relating generally to direct cremation or direct burial expenses for indigent persons
HB 4046 - Relating to drug screening of applicants for cash assistance
HB 4234 - Creating the "West Virginia Winner" program
HB 4241 - Transitioning foster children into managed care
HB 4279 - Relating to adult protective services system
HB 4390 - Relating to provisionally licensed social workers with the Department of Health and Human Resources
HB 4391 - Implementing work requirements for applicants for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
HB 4392 - Relating to Medicaid subrogation liens of the Department of Health and Human Resources
HB 4395 - Permitting certain felons to work in licensed behavioral health facilities
HB 4417 - Relating to investigations conducted by the Department of Health and Human Resources to prevent fraud and abuse
HB 4453 - Relating to judicial review of contested cases under the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Board of Review
HB 4463 - Adding applicants for child care and foster care to background checks under the West Virginia Clearance for Access: Registry and Employment Screening Act
HB 4476 - Permitting persons who voluntarily enroll in a drug rehabilitation program to be included in an existing pilot program
HB 4509 - Relating to the establishment of substance abuse treatment facilities
HB 4519 - Relating to supplemental Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements for ground emergency medical transportation services
HB 4596 - Relating to terminating parental rights if an infant has tested positive for a Schedule I drug
HB 4611 - The Ryan Brown Addiction Prevention and Recovery Fund Act

Infrastructure (1 Bills)
HB 2067 - Relating to the transfer of certain revenues derived from lottery activities generally, restoring distribution to the West Virginia Infrastructure Fund to 2013 rates and decreasing the funds available for grants therefrom

Insurance (29 Bills)
HB 2361 - Relating to the surcharge on fire and casualty insurance policies
HB 2517 - Requiring licensees authorized to serve alcoholic liquors or nonintoxicating beer to have certain liability insurance coverage
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 Employee Insurance Agency
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 4021 - Creating "Right to Shop" a process which permits a person to search for highest value health care
HB 4175 - Preventing requirement that an advanced practice registered nurse participate in a collaborative relationship to obtain payment
HB 4186 - Relating generally to guaranteed asset protection waivers
HB 4222 - Requiring the owners of motorboats to carry liability insurance, regardless of the horsepower or length of the motorboat
HB 4230 - Relating to credit for reinsurance
HB 4239 - Relating to regulating prior authorizations
HB 4266 - Eliminating taxation on annuity considerations collected and received by a life insurer
HB 4287 - Relating to pharmacy benefit managers
HB 4328 - Requiring health insurance providers to provide coverage for long-term antibiotic therapy for a patient with Lyme Disease
HB 4342 - Relating to commercial insurance rates
HB 4346 - Repealing the Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board
HB 4365 - Fixing the premium cost sharing at no less than 80 percent for the employer and no more than 20 percent for the employee
HB 4400 - Relating to the West Virginia Physicians Mutual Insurance Company
HB 4454 - Relating to the assignment of certain benefits in dental care insurance coverage
HB 4468 - Providing that state retirees’ insurance benefits be restored to the benefit levels that existed in 2015
HB 4479 - Relating to the West Virginia Life And Health Insurance Guaranty Association Act
HB 4492 - Relating to the renewal of automobile insurance policies
HB 4499 - Relating to rate filings for personal lines of insurance
HB 4521 - Mountain State Employee Compensation Realignment Act
HB 4576 - Relating to insurance unfair trade practices

Insurance -- Health (6 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 Health Insurance Program
HB 2176 - Prohibiting the number of inquiries reflected in a credit report, credit score report or CLUE report from adversely affecting an application for insurance
HB 2192 - Adding pharmacist and pharmacy to the definition of "health care provider" as used in the Medical Professional Liability Act

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 application for insurance

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 (1 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 oil-producing counties of origin

Juveniles (10 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 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 without a license
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 2743 - Requiring the release of an unemancipated minor's medical records for drug testing
HB 4435 - Youth Mental Health Protection Act
HB 4507 - Relating to prostituting a child by a parent, guardian, custodian or other person in a position of trust
HB 4569 - Creating a statutory right to petition circuit and family courts for sibling visitation

Labor (29 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 2435 - Relating to the disqualification of an employee for unemployment benefits
HB 2575 - 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 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
HB 4165 - Prohibiting employers from requiring microchips or electronic devices being implanted
HB 4228 - Requiring available materials, supplies, equipment and other items purchased by the state and its agencies to be made in the United States
HB 4308 - Removing the requirement for contactors to file payroll information on public improvement construction projects
HB 4327 - Prohibiting employers from requiring any employee to have or receive an influenza immunization
HB 4350 - Eliminating the regulation of upholstery
HB 4368 - Relating to voluntary assignments of wages by state employees who have been overpaid
HB 4369 - Making the Division of Corrections and the Division of Health subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Act
HB 4401 - Relating to the registration of business
HB 4423 - Local Government Labor and Consumer Marketing Regulatory Limitation Act
HB 4428 - Allowing training hours earned through public school education or apprenticeship to count towards an applicant’s occupational certification
HB 4436 - Clarifying when a minor between the ages of 16 and 18 may be employed by or elected as a member of a volunteer fire department
HB 4562 - Relating to the definition of an “employee” for purposes of payment of minimum wages, maximum hours, and overtime compensation
HB 4567 - Ban-the-Box Act
HB 4586 - Relating to verification of eligibility for employment
HB 4594 - Permitting public employees the right to collectively bargain

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 transmit the photographs to law-enforcement
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 -- 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 State Police a $580 salary increase at the end of two years of service
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 housing cost for certain officers

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

Legal Gaming (22 Bills)
HB 2611 - Allowing a person to be both a limited video lottery operator and retailer
HB 2751 - Legalizing sport pool betting
HB 2872 - Relating to changes in distribution of net terminal income, excess net terminal income and excess lottery fund
HB 2927 - Transferring certain revenues derived from racetrack video lottery and racetrack table games
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 draw games winners to remain anonymous
HB 3067 - Legalizing interactive gaming
HB 4292 - Discontinuing the West Virginia Greyhound Breeding Development Fund
HB 4293 - Prohibiting the use of anabolic steroids and certain Class I drugs on racing dogs
HB 4303 - Relating generally to limited video lottery
HB 4396 - Permitting wagering on the results of certain professional or collegiate sports or athletic events
HB 4408 - Relating generally to limited video lottery
HB 4409 - Removing restrictions on where certain traditional lottery games may be played
HB 4410 - Removing the requirement that the State Auditor receive copies of the Limited Video Lottery bids
HB 4412 - Permitting wagering on the results of certain professional or collegiate sports or athletic events and other events
HB 4421 - Repealing the section of code relating to individual gaming restrictions
HB 4484 - Discontinuing the West Virginia Racing Commission special account known as the West Virginia Greyhound Breeding Development Fund
HB 4552 - Relating to the definition of a raffle
HB 4601 - Changing the licensing requirement for certain casino employees
HB 4606 - Relating to qualifications for a limited video lottery operator’s license
HB 4613 - Providing funds from the State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund to the Ron Yost Personal Assistance Services Fund

Legislature (11 Bills)
HB 2114 - Providing a procedure for West Virginia to select delegates to an Article V convention for proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America
HB 2156 - Relating to certain members of the Legislature and certain service by members of the Legislature
HB 2395 - Prohibiting chairmen of state political parties during or up to one year after the termination of their employment as chairmen of those political parties from registering as lobbyists
HB 2568 - Making the Holy Bible the official state book of West Virginia
HB 2981 - Limiting the number of days members of the Legislature may receive compensation during an extended and extraordinary session
HB 3051 - Appropriation Supremacy Act of 2017
HB 4002 - Providing that all delegates shall be elected from one hundred single districts following the United States Census in 2020
HB 4032 - Withholding pay of a legislator who misses an entire floor session
HB 4192 - Prohibiting lobbying by certified candidates for a seat in the West Virginia Legislature
HB 4397 - Limiting pay of members of the Legislature when a budget bill has not been passed
HB 4433 - Declaring certain claims against an agency of the state to be moral obligations of the state

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 of public libraries

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

Local and Special Laws (2 Bills)
HB 4433 - Declaring certain claims against an agency of the state to be moral obligations of the state
HB 4610 - Authorizing the city of White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, to expend both principal and interest from a special interest-bearing fund

Magistrates (2 Bills)
HB 2916 - Authorizing certain first responders to carry firearms
HB 4198 - Adding one to the number of magistrates serving Monongalia County

Military Affairs (9 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 a West Virginia military installation
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 license
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 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 (12 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 infants and the insane
HB 2822 - Allowing honorably discharged veterans who possess certain military ratings to qualify to take an examination for licensing as a plumber, electrician, and sprinkler fitter
HB 2889 - Allowing military veterans with certain military ratings to qualify for examinations required of probationary police officer
HB 3054 - Relating to a five percent bid preference on certain state contracts for businesses owned fifty-one percent by honorably discharged resident veterans
HB 4201 - Permitting vehicles displaying disabled veterans special registration plates to park where persons with mobility impairments may park
HB 4262 - Exempting retirement income of members of certain uniformed services from state income tax
HB 4361 - Bestowing the West Augusta Award upon each West Virginian graduating from U. S. Military Academies with the highest grade point average
HB 4497 - Exempting spouses of active military personnel from fees associated with occupational or professional licensing
HB 4566 - Relating to property exempt from taxation for military and veterans who have been honorably discharged

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

Miscellaneous (1 Bills)
HB 2321 - Requiring private clubs to be closed from two o'clock a.m. to seven o'clock a.m. on weekdays

Motor Vehicles (36 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 2061 - Relating to inspection of vehicles and providing that defects in windshields and windows that do not obscure vision are not unsafe conditions
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 2162 - Exempting motor vehicles from personal property tax
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 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 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 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 2802 - Permitting inspectors working within the Division of Dealer Services of the Division of Motor Vehicles to carry a concealed weapon on duty
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 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 of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs
HB 3081 - Conducting a study to determine the amount of revenue to be derived from instituting tolls on I-70 and I-81
HB 4031 - Requiring the Division of Motor Vehicles to make available an electronic proof of motor vehicle registration
HB 4184 - Amending a current legislative rule relating to the road skills examination by removing the reference to parallel parking
HB 4191 - Prohibiting employees of the state who have convictions for driving under the influence from driving or operating state owned vehicle
HB 4201 - Permitting vehicles displaying disabled veterans special registration plates to park where persons with mobility impairments may park
HB 4240 - Relating to expungement of the records associated with driving under the influence
HB 4291 - Exempting from certain contract and common carrier laws motor vehicles used exclusively in the transportation of railroad personnel
HB 4323 - Relating to non-renewal of any certificate, license, registration, to any person who is delinquent in the payment of state or local taxes
HB 4405 - Permitting vehicles displaying disabled veterans' special registration plates to park in places where persons with mobility impairments may park
HB 4487 - Providing a special license plate for pollinators
HB 4494 - Authorizing certain motor vehicle manufacturers to operate as new car dealers
HB 4553 - Requiring applicants for new and renewed drivers’ licenses to be asked if they desire to be organ donors
HB 4560 - Including a line item on all personal income tax returns giving taxpayers the option to donate to veterans
HB 4593 - Establishing motor vehicle registration plates for official vehicles of emergency management agencies
HB 4617 - Clarifying where a charge of DUI may be brought against an individual

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 jurisdiction

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 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, selling and storing of knives
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 2537 - Relating to disability pensions of municipal employees
HB 2716 - Imposing an indefinite moratorium on new business and occupancy or privilege taxes
HB 2745 - Adding the examination of Advanced Care Technician
HB 2754 - Relating to fire fees on nonresidents of a municipality
HB 2843 - Permitting Class III municipalities to be included in the West Virginia Tax Increment Act
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 4158 - Relating to municipal home rule
HB 4289 - Relating to disability pensions of municipal employees
HB 4355 - Relating generally to the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission
HB 4420 - Terminating the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program
HB 4423 - Local Government Labor and Consumer Marketing Regulatory Limitation Act
HB 4495 - Requiring urban renewal authorities to submit proposed urban renewal projects to the affected local county boards of health
HB 4498 - Relating to charges for municipal services
HB 4508 - Requiring contractors to provide for the safety of the public during construction projects
HB 4526 - Requiring any newly appointed chief executive of a municipal law-enforcement agency to be a certified law-enforcement officer
HB 4529 - Relating to oath by municipal official certifying list of delinquent business and occupation taxes
HB 4554 - Prohibiting counties, municipalities, and cities from passing any sanctuary ordinances, policies, and procedures
HB 4595 - Providing local government the authority to place video cameras at road intersections
HB 4616 - Requiring a majority of affected persons to a minor boundary adjustment annexation to approve of the annexation

Natural Resources (45 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 transmit the photographs to law-enforcement
HB 2131 - Prohibiting the state from requiring persons with oil or gas rights connected to deep oil or gas wells to involuntarily integrate their interests
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 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 without a license
HB 2661 - Permitting recreational gold mining
HB 2662 - Prohibiting the waste of game animals, game birds or game fish
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 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 surface owner
HB 2909 - Abolishing the office environmental advocate within the Department of Environmental Protection
HB 4162 - Granting authority to the State Conservation Committee to contract for flood response
HB 4180 - Relating to wildlife resources
HB 4185 - Awarding service weapons to special natural resources police officers upon retirement
HB 4214 - Increasing penalties for unlawfully possessing or digging ginseng
HB 4235 - Permitting full-time nonresident students attending an in-state college or university to purchase lifetime resident hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses
HB 4268 - Co-tenancy Modernization and Majority Protection Act
HB 4270 - Providing for the timely payment of moneys owed from oil and natural gas production
HB 4274 - Relating to the operation of motorboats
HB 4278 - Exempting volunteer firefighters from fees for hunting, fishing and trapping licenses and permits
HB 4286 - Repealing a section of the code related to wind power projects
HB 4312 - Requiring purchasers of roundwood to collect and maintain certain information
HB 4326 - Exempting veterans from obtaining a certificate of training in handling a firearm
HB 4337 - Establishing the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Police Officer Retirement System
HB 4340 - Relating to the powers and duties of the Office of Coalfield Community Development
HB 4354 - Reallocating and dedicating the natural gas and oil severance tax revenues annually to the natural gas and oil-producing counties of origin
HB 4356 - Relating to an oil and gas royalty arms-length transaction
HB 4394 - Relating to forest fires
HB 4404 - Requiring that five percent of the permits to hunt elk be issued to West Virginia residents who are honorably discharged veterans
HB 4431 - Establishing the Mountaineer Trail Network Recreation Authority
HB 4490 - Relating to oil and gas permits not to be on flat well royalty leases
HB 4530 - West Virginia Natural Resources Permanent Fund
HB 4556 - Establishing the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Police Officer Retirement System
HB 4574 - Relating to development of interests in natural gas and oil
HB 4607 - Establishing certain criteria for the restricted operation of drones within State Parks, Forests, and Rail Trails

Oil and Gas (4 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 oil-producing counties of origin
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 (29 Bills)
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 transported on a school bus, to be present on school buses
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 2302 - Prohibiting chairmen of state political parties during or up to one year after the termination of their employment as chairmen of those political parties from registering as lobbyists
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 2772 - Requiring welders working in the State of West Virginia to meet certain certification requirements
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 2995 - Permitting certain animal euthanasia technicians who have been certified by other states be certified animal euthanasia technicians in West Virginia
HB 2999 - Establishing a program for the licensing and regulation of out-patient substance abuse counseling programs
HB 3075 - Licensing the practice of athletic training
HB 4317 - West Virginia Contractor Licensing Act
HB 4329 - Requiring pawnbrokers to providing certain information to law-enforcement agencies
HB 4373 - Providing long-term care and substance abuse treatment
HB 4413 - Permitting a physician assistant to practice independent of a collaborating physician
HB 4461 - Limiting the use of records of criminal conviction to disqualify a person from receiving a license or other authorization to practice an occupation
HB 4465 - Authorizing the acupuncture board to issue certificates to perform auricular acudetox therapy
HB 4483 - Relating to generic drug products
HB 4497 - Exempting spouses of active military personnel from fees associated with occupational or professional licensing
HB 4508 - Requiring contractors to provide for the safety of the public during construction projects
HB 4524 - Establishing guidelines for the substitution of certain biological pharmaceuticals
HB 4526 - Requiring any newly appointed chief executive of a municipal law-enforcement agency to be a certified law-enforcement officer
HB 4527 - Requiring health care insurance policies to provide coverage for services performed by a pharmacist
HB 4532 - Relating to a prime contractor’s responsibility for wages and benefits
HB 4534 - Relating to the executive secretary of the Health Professional Licensing Boards
HB 4547 - Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact
HB 4550 - Providing the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists the authority to establish an apprenticeship program for cosmetologists
HB 4609 - Relating to advertising by physicians and podiatrists

Public Employees (12 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 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 the West Virginia Public Employees Retirement System
HB 2174 - Granting all public employees, all teachers, all service employees, all public employee retirees, all teacher retirees and all service employee retirees a $1,000 per year permanent pay increase
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 (32 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 2599 - Relating to safety of tow trucks, wreckers, and tilt-bed vehicles
HB 2712 - Permitting persons who have been issued state licenses to carry concealed deadly weapons to carry those weapons on the grounds of the State Capitol Complex
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 2780 - Clarifying existing language for those first responders who die as a direct result of their duties
HB 2915 - Relating to registration requirements of the sex offender registration act
HB 2965 - Relating to Capitol Complex security access
HB 2992 - Relating to civil asset forfeiture
HB 4033 - Authorizing the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to contract with or employ individuals for emergency response
HB 4136 - Relating to the age requirements of persons for the position of deputy sheriff
HB 4138 - Requiring certain public or private schools and daycare centers to install carbon monoxide detectors
HB 4187 - Business Liability Protection Act
HB 4194 - Relating to custody and disposal of seized controlled substances and drugs
HB 4253 - Responders Protection Act
HB 4275 - Relating to the law-enforcement authority of the director and officers of the division of protective services
HB 4299 - Providing a $2,000 salary increase to West Virginia State Troopers
HB 4324 - Relating to the employment of individuals by municipal paid fire departments under civil service
HB 4338 - Relating to the powers and authority of the Divisions of Administrative Services, and Corrections and Rehabilitation of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety
HB 4419 - Relating to securing the borders against persons who may be in the country unlawfully
HB 4462 - Allowing off duty members and officers of the department of public safety to guard private property
HB 4519 - Relating to supplemental Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements for ground emergency medical transportation services
HB 4528 - Relating to transfers and enrollment policies for students in public schools
HB 4555 - Refugee Information Act
HB 4572 - Increasing frequency of the State Police updating the state sex offender registry
HB 4593 - Establishing motor vehicle registration plates for official vehicles of emergency management agencies
HB 4594 - Permitting public employees the right to collectively bargain
HB 4603 - Providing immunity from civil liability to facilities and employees providing crisis stabilization
HB 4607 - Establishing certain criteria for the restricted operation of drones within State Parks, Forests, and Rail Trails

Public Service Commission (10 Bills)
HB 2141 - Expanding the authority of motor carrier inspectors
HB 2786 - Authorizing the Public Service Commission to regulate the billing practices of utilities and other entities that utilize wired or wireless transmission
HB 2975 - Authorizing the change of charging 911 fees to land line telephone bills to being charged to electric bills
HB 4150 - Prohibiting telecommunications and IP-enabled voice services from displaying the name or telephone number of the recipient
HB 4197 - Requiring persons employed to dispatch emergency calls complete a course in cardiovascular care for telephonic resuscitation
HB 4355 - Relating generally to the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission
HB 4427 - Requiring federal fingerprint background checks for transportation network company drivers and taxi drivers
HB 4482 - Relating to net metering
HB 4542 - Allowing public service districts to accept payment by credit card
HB 4612 - Prohibiting public utilities from prohibiting customers from constructing, installing, or maintaining a connection or other infrastructure

Real and Personal Property (15 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 2755 - Requiring a seller of real property satisfy upon closing any unpaid charges owed
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 4187 - Business Liability Protection Act
HB 4237 - Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act
HB 4269 - Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act
HB 4311 - Making all work product by State Government to be in the public domain and not subject to copyright protection
HB 4335 - Requiring that lien releases filed with county clerk’s office include the Deed of Trust Book and page numbers
HB 4418 - Relating to the Consumer Credit and Protection Act
HB 4495 - Requiring urban renewal authorities to submit proposed urban renewal projects to the affected local county boards of health
HB 4551 - Requiring the mineral estate of an unknown owner be sold to the legal surface owner at the fair market value of the mineral interest
HB 4604 - Providing that proceeds from certain oil and gas wells that are due to persons whose name or address are unknown be kept in a special fund

Real Property (2 Bills)
HB 2162 - Exempting motor vehicles from personal property tax
HB 2414 - Allowing quarterly payment of real and personal property taxes

Records and Papers (7 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 2982 - Relating to allowing draw games winners to remain anonymous
HB 3014 - Prohibiting a person appointed agent under a power of attorney from exerting undue influence over the principal
HB 4207 - Authorizing an online application to receive a commission to act as a notary public, and eliminating the bond requirement
HB 4221 - Requiring the Tax Commissioner to maintain a centralized computerized information system
HB 4305 - Authorizing the West Virginia Ethics Commission to sanction persons who have violated the Freedom of Information Act

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 and worship

Retirement (25 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 the West Virginia Public Employees Retirement System
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 service employee retirees a $1,000 per year permanent pay increase
HB 2370 - Restoring the ability of new hires to use accrued annual and sick leave for retirement service credit
HB 2592 - Annual retirement annuity adjustment West Virginia State Police Retirement System
HB 2600 - Relating to the Municipal Police and Fire Retirement System
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 2887 - Relating to retirement and separation incentives
HB 3036 - Allowing county boards of education to hire retired teachers
HB 4152 - Relating to the treatment of overtime hours under the Deputy Sheriff Retirement System, the West Virginia Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System and the Emergency Medical Services Retirement System
HB 4289 - Relating to disability pensions of municipal employees
HB 4290 - Requiring certain funds of a policeman’s or a firemen’s pension and relief fund be invested with the West Virginia Investment Management Board
HB 4325 - Adding an annual annuity adjustment of one percent for eligible retirants or surviving spouses
HB 4448 - Permitting teachers to retire after 25 years of contributing service regardless of age
HB 4464 - Extending the time that teachers may pay into the State Teachers Retirement System
HB 4516 - Relating to the accrued benefit of retirees in the Deputy Sheriff Retirement System
HB 4539 - Providing an annual annuity adjustment of 1 percent for eligible deputy sheriff retirants and surviving spouses
HB 4570 - Relating to a one percent supplement to retirement benefits for certain retirees and beneficiaries
HB 4573 - Adding violations of law upon which a public servant’s retirement plan may be forfeited

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 (1 Bills)
HB 2185 - Giving local authorities the authority to decrease the speed limit on streets and highways where school buses travel in its jurisdiction

Roads and Transportation (26 Bills)
HB 2027 - Providing for the transfer of ownership, operation and maintenance of certain assets of the West Virginia Parkways Authority to the Division of Highways
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 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 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 Plan
HB 2365 - Relating to outdoor advertising regulated by the Commissioner of Highways
HB 2391 - Establishing an arborists program for inmates
HB 2567 - Relating to failure to maintain state and public roads
HB 2608 - Requiring the Commissioner of Highways to contract with private providers or contractors for certain emergency maintenance operations
HB 2694 - Relating to the development and implementation of a program to facilitate commercial sponsorship of rest areas
HB 2923 - Requiring the Commissioner of Highways to verify legal employment status of contractors and vendor’s employees for certain road and bridge contracts
HB 2924 - Relating to installation of conduit for fiber optic cable on state highway construction projects
HB 2977 - Pothole app and map
HB 2983 - Granting priority to roadway construction, reconstruction and maintenance for roadways prone to recurring floods that hinder ingress and egress
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 3081 - Conducting a study to determine the amount of revenue to be derived from instituting tolls on I-70 and I-81
HB 4030 - Requiring recycling of metal if cost effective
HB 4042 - Redefining school zone to facilitate placement of school zone signs
HB 4283 - Relating to construction of a modern highway from eastern Kentucky to Beckley, West Virginia
HB 4437 - Relating to collecting rents and royalties from leases of public lands
HB 4504 - Prohibiting the awarding of public contracts to vendors and subcontractors indebted to the state or its political subdivisions
HB 4512 - Relating to the State Road Construction Account
HB 4559 - Modernizing rental car interactions

Rule Making Authority (1 Bills)
HB 4011 - Requiring agencies, when submitting a new rule or changes, to also identify two existing rules that could be repealed

Rules (90 Bills)
HB 2011 - Prohibiting state agencies and departments from acting outside their statutory scopes of authority
HB 2778 - Relating to licensure of behavioral health centers and behavioral health consumer rights
HB 4047 - Board of Examiners of Psychologists, rule relating to code of conduct
HB 4048 - Board of Examiners of Psychologists, rule relating to requirements for licensure as a psychologist and/or a school psychologist
HB 4049 - Board of Examiners of Psychologists, rule relating to fees
HB 4050 - Board of Optometry, rule relating to rules of the West Virginia Board of Optometry
HB 4051 - Board of Veterinary Medicine, rule relating to schedule of fees
HB 4052 - Board of Veterinary Medicine, rule relating to certified animal euthanasia technicians
HB 4053 - Board of Veterinary Medicine, rule relating to organization and operation and licensing of veterinarians
HB 4054 - Secretary of State, rule relating to vote by mail pilot project phase 2: voting by mail
HB 4055 - Secretary of State, rule relating to procedures for handling ballots and counting write-in votes in counties using optical scan ballots
HB 4056 - Secretary of State, rule relating to procedures for canvassing elections
HB 4057 - Real Estate Commission, rule relating to requirements for real estate courses, course providers and instructors
HB 4058 - Real Estate Commission, rule relating to schedule of fees
HB 4059 - Real Estate Commission, rule relating to licensing real estate brokers
HB 4060 - Real Estate Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board, rule relating to requirements for licensure and certification
HB 4061 - Board of Pharmacy, rule relating to controlled substances monitoring program
HB 4062 - Board of Pharmacy, rule relating to registration of pharmacy technicians
HB 4063 - Board of Pharmacy, rule relating to uniform controlled substances act
HB 4064 - Board of Pharmacy, rule relating to centralized prescription processing
HB 4065 - Board of Pharmacy, rule relating to immunizations administered by pharmacists and pharmacy interns
HB 4066 - Board of Pharmacy, rule relating to pharmacist recovery networks
HB 4067 - Board of Pharmacy, rule relating to licensure and practice of pharmacy
HB 4068 - Board of Osteopathic Medicine, rule relating to osteopathic physician assistants
HB 4069 - Board of Medicine, rule relating to licensure, disciplinary and complaint procedures, continuing education, physician assistants
HB 4070 - Board of Medicine, rule relating to continuing education for physicians and podiatric physicians
HB 4071 - Board of Hearing Aid Dealers, rule relating to rules governing the West Virginia Board of Hearing Aid Dealers
HB 4072 - Board of Licensed Dietitians, rule relating to licensure and renewal requirements
HB 4073 - Board of Accountancy, rule relating to board rules and rules of professional conduct
HB 4074 - Department of Environmental Protection, rule relating to standards of performance for new stationary sources
HB 4075 - Athletic Commission, rule relating to regulation of mixed martial arts
HB 4076 - Athletic Commission, rule relating to administrative rules of the West Virginia State Athletic Commission
HB 4077 - Commissioner of Agriculture, rule relating to schedule of charges for inspection services: fruit
HB 4078 - Commissioner of Agriculture, rule relating to inspection of nontraditional, domesticated animals
HB 4079 - Promulgating administrative rules by various executive or administrative agencies of the state
HB 4080 - Commissioner of Agriculture, rule relating to inspection of meat and poultry
HB 4081 - Commissioner of Agriculture, rule relating to noxious weeds
HB 4082 - Commissioner of Agriculture, rule relating to auctioneers
HB 4083 - Commissioner of Agriculture, rule relating to animal disease control
HB 4084 - Department of Environmental Protection, rule relating to underground storage tanks
HB 4085 - Department of Environmental Protection, rule relating to West Virginia surface mining reclamation
HB 4086 - Department of Administration, rule relating to parking
HB 4087 - Department of Administration, rule relating to state owned vehicles
HB 4088 - Department of Environmental Protection, rule relating to control of air pollution from combustion of solid waste
HB 4089 - Department of Environmental Protection, rule relating to control of air pollution from municipal solid waste landfills
HB 4090 - Department of Environmental Protection, rule relating to control of air pollution from hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities
HB 4091 - Department of Environmental Protection, rule relating to emission standards for hazardous air pollutants
HB 4092 - Department of Environmental Protection, rule relating to ambient air quality standards
HB 4093 - Department of Environmental Protection, rule relating to hazardous waste management system
HB 4094 - Department of Environmental Protection, rule relating to voluntary remediation and redevelopment
HB 4095 - Governor’s Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction, rule relating to protocol for law enforcement response to domestic violence
HB 4096 - Governor’s Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction, rule relating to law-enforcement training and certification standards
HB 4097 - State Fire Commission, rule relating to hazardous substance emergency response training programs
HB 4098 - State Fire Commission, rule relating to electrician licensing
HB 4099 - Division of Highways, rule relating to disposal, lease and management of real property and appurtenant structures and relocation assistance
HB 4100 - Lottery Commission, rule relating to state lottery rules
HB 4101 - Racing Commission, rule relating to thoroughbred racing
HB 4102 - State Tax Department, rule relating to farm to food bank tax credit
HB 4103 - State Tax Department, rule relating to payment of taxes by electronic funds transfer
HB 4104 - Tax Department, rule relating to property transfer tax
HB 4105 - Tax Department, rule relating to municipal sales and service and use tax administration
HB 4106 - Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training, rule relating to operating diesel equipment in underground mines
HB 4107 - Division of Natural Resources, rule relating to hunting, fishing and other outfitters and guides
HB 4108 - Division of Natural Resources, rule relating to controlling the public land corporation’s sale, lease, exchange or transfer of land or minerals
HB 4109 - Division of Natural Resources, rule relating to general hunting
HB 4110 - Division of Natural Resources, rule relating to special migratory game bird hunting
HB 4111 - Division of Natural Resources, rule relating to miscellaneous permits and licenses
HB 4112 - Division of Natural Resources, rule relating to wildlife disease management
HB 4113 - Division of Labor, rule relating to registration of weighing and measuring devices used by businesses in commercial transactions
HB 4114 - Division of Labor, rule relating to registration of service persons and service agencies
HB 4115 - Division of Labor, rule relating to employer wage bonds
HB 4116 - Division of Labor, rule relating to elevator safety act
HB 4117 - Division of Labor, rule relating to amusement rides and amusement attractions safety act
HB 4118 - Division of Labor, rule relating to bedding and upholstered furniture
HB 4119 - Division of Labor, rule relating to zipline and canopy tour responsibility act
HB 4120 - Department of Health and Human Resources, rule relating to informal and relative family child care home registration requirements
HB 4121 - Department of Health and Human Resources, rule relating to child placing agencies licensure
HB 4122 - Department of Health and Human Resources, rule relating to family child care home registration requirements
HB 4123 - Department of Health and Human Resources, rule relating to family child care facility licensing requirements
HB 4124 - Department of Health and Human Resources, rule relating to child care centers licensing
HB 4125 - Department of Health and Human Resources, rule relating to West Virginia clearance for access: registry and employment screening
HB 4126 - Department of Health and Human Resources, rule relating to emergency medical services
HB 4127 - Department of Health and Human Resources, rule relating to public water systems
HB 4128 - Department of Health and Human Resources, rule relating to food establishments
HB 4129 - Department of Health and Human Resources, rule relating to hospital licensure
HB 4130 - Health Care Authority, rule relating to financial disclosure
HB 4131 - Department of Health and Human Resources, rule relating to collection and exchange of data related to overdoses
HB 4132 - Department of Health and Human Resources, rule relating to development of methodologies to examine needs for substance use disorder treatment facilities
HB 4133 - Department of Health and Human Resources, rule relating to out-of-school-time child care center licensing requirements
HB 4134 - Department of Health and Human Resources, rule relating to pilot program for drug screening of applicants for cash assistance

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 transported on a school bus, to be present on school buses
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 (15 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 supervisors
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 State Police a $580 salary increase at the end of two years of service
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 housing cost for certain officers
HB 2969 - Increasing the minimum wage based upon increases in the consumer price index
HB 4029 - Increasing pay for social workers
HB 4036 - Increasing the maximum salaries of family case coordinators and secretary-clerks
HB 4299 - Providing a $2,000 salary increase to West Virginia State Troopers
HB 4300 - Increasing compensation for Parole Board members
HB 4416 - Increasing the amount of annual and incremental salary increases for eligible employees from $60 to $100
HB 4521 - Mountain State Employee Compensation Realignment Act
HB 4531 - Requiring that a deputy sheriff be paid a salary of not less than $10.50 per hour

Senior Citizens (2 Bills)
HB 2025 - Providing one-time supplements to all annuitants when they reach the age of seventy
HB 2217 - Increasing the maximum personal income tax exemption for persons over the age of sixty-five and for persons who are totally disabled

State Personnel (23 Bills)
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 2802 - Permitting inspectors working within the Division of Dealer Services of the Division of Motor Vehicles to carry a concealed weapon on duty
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
HB 4185 - Awarding service weapons to special natural resources police officers upon retirement
HB 4189 - Prohibiting certain persons from operating state-owned vehicles
HB 4191 - Prohibiting employees of the state who have convictions for driving under the influence from driving or operating state owned vehicle
HB 4272 - Relating to the West Virginia Retirement Health Benefit Trust Fund
HB 4284 - Setting minimum periods in which a governing body must make available to the public and news media the agenda for its meetings
HB 4346 - Repealing the Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board
HB 4365 - Fixing the premium cost sharing at no less than 80 percent for the employer and no more than 20 percent for the employee
HB 4399 - Relating to net neutrality for state government
HB 4411 - Relating to the requirements of the Real Estate Division for members of the Board of Public Works
HB 4439 - Relating to standardization of service credit for hourly employees who become members of the Public Employees Retirement System
HB 4449 - Relating to failure of employers to make contributions on behalf of employees to a retirement plan
HB 4468 - Providing that state retirees’ insurance benefits be restored to the benefit levels that existed in 2015
HB 4521 - Mountain State Employee Compensation Realignment Act
HB 4587 - Freezing the contribution of public employees for their health insurance costs through the Public Employees Insurance Agency
HB 4594 - Permitting public employees the right to collectively bargain

Taxation (105 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, prepare a new property tax ticket
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 2148 - Providing taxpayers repaying their own student loans a modification reducing federal adjusted gross in the amount of the interest paid
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 2217 - Increasing the maximum personal income tax exemption for persons over the age of sixty-five and for persons who are totally disabled
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 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 businesses
HB 2385 - Reallocating and dedicating up to $30 million to the natural gas and oil severance tax revenues annually to the natural gas and oil-producing counties of origin
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 persons
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 2481 - Creating tax credits for new and/or existing small businesses
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 refund
HB 2553 - Relating to an exemption from the consumers sales and service tax and use tax for sales of services and tangible personal property related to the activities of raising and training livestock
HB 2591 - Small Business Tax Credit
HB 2615 - Providing a tax credit for obtaining certain certifications by the United States Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating system
HB 2616 - Decreasing the personal income tax rates for certain taxpayers and raising the personal income tax rates for certain other taxpayers
HB 2641 - Relating to pension benefits exempt from state income taxation
HB 2716 - Imposing an indefinite moratorium on new business and occupancy or privilege taxes
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 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 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 2964 - Budget Stabilization Act of 2017
HB 2985 - Relating to taxes on beer and nonintoxicating beer
HB 2993 - Budget and Spending Transparency Act
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 3045 - Modifying the tax on soft drinks to only cover sugary drinks
HB 3099 - Providing counties the power to establish a county sales tax under certain circumstances
HB 4017 - Exempting percentages of social security benefits from personal income tax for certain taxpayers
HB 4022 - Exempting the consumer sales and service tax and use tax for services for the repair, remodeling and maintenance of certain aircraft
HB 4039 - Exempting short-term license holders to submit information to the State Tax Commission once the term of the permit has expired
HB 4041 - Taxation With Representation Act
HB 4135 - Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act
HB 4146 - Updating meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act
HB 4153 - Imposing a health care related provider tax on certain health care organizations
HB 4157 - Eliminating the refundable exemption for road construction contractors
HB 4205 - Entitling natural resource producers to the economic opportunity tax credit
HB 4210 - Creating tax credits for new and/or existing small businesses in this state
HB 4213 - Reducing the severance tax on coal to two percent
HB 4221 - Requiring the Tax Commissioner to maintain a centralized computerized information system
HB 4244 - Granting business tax credits to businesses that financially support students enrolled in the state’s community and technical colleges
HB 4245 - Exempting wood furniture from state sales tax under certain conditions
HB 4256 - Allowing portions of otherwise exempt property that are being used for nonexempt purposes to be separately assessed and taxed
HB 4257 - Repealing article creating the Office of Business Registration and Creation of Centralized Records
HB 4262 - Exempting retirement income of members of certain uniformed services from state income tax
HB 4265 - Relating generally to employer withholding taxes
HB 4315 - Exempting certain law-enforcement officers from payment of income and personal property taxes
HB 4316 - Exempting firefighters and volunteer firefighters from payment of income and real and personal property taxes
HB 4322 - Relating to workers' compensation insurance
HB 4331 - Providing that a living organ donor is exempt from all personal income tax in the taxable year in which the organ transplantation occurs
HB 4341 - Dedicating certain severance taxes to fund PEIA
HB 4344 - Relating to the tax on soft drinks
HB 4363 - Creating a tax credit for a manufacturer or power generating facility in West Virginia that purchases and uses coal, oil or gas
HB 4438 - Reallocating and dedicating three percent of oil and gas severance tax revenues to the oil and gas producing counties
HB 4442 - Relating to homestead exemption by a disabled veteran who has a 100 percent permanent and total service-connected disability
HB 4450 - Changing the persons responsible for the taxes on soft drinks and soft drink syrups
HB 4452 - Creating newly-established small business tax credits
HB 4470 - Exempting all-terrain vehicles and utility terrain vehicles used as farm equipment from the sales tax
HB 4471 - Establishing a one percent tax on food for five years
HB 4474 - Exempting all monetary benefits derived from retirement income from personal income tax obligations for individuals moving into the state
HB 4475 - Allowing counties and municipalities to levy a sales tax on food and beverages sold at restaurants
HB 4503 - West Virginia New Markets Jobs Act
HB 4517 - Relating to assessment value of wind turbines
HB 4522 - Allowing certain tax information to be shared with the Director of Purchasing Division, Department of Administration, and State Auditor
HB 4529 - Relating to oath by municipal official certifying list of delinquent business and occupation taxes
HB 4536 - Exempting certain hygiene products from sales tax
HB 4537 - Increasing the tobacco products excise tax
HB 4541 - Reinstating the film tax credits
HB 4543 - Imposing a special excise tax on Schedule II controlled drugs
HB 4563 - Relating to the severance tax on oil and gas produced from low producing wells
HB 4565 - Exempting social security benefits from personal income tax
HB 4566 - Relating to property exempt from taxation for military and veterans who have been honorably discharged
HB 4575 - Providing an exemption from use tax for sales of tangible personal property, custom software, or services generated through affiliate marketing
HB 4578 - Permitting residential customers to deduct up to 50 percent of their electric utility payments from their federal adjusted gross income
HB 4585 - Relating to the Farm-To-Food Bank Tax Credit
HB 4605 - Relating to the assessment of nonoccupied property owned by out-of-state individuals
HB 4608 - Creating a consumer's sales and service tax exemption for motion pictures

Taxation -- Personal & Corporate Income Tax (2 Bills)
HB 2042 - Relating to pension benefits exempt from state income taxation
HB 2414 - Allowing quarterly payment of real and personal property taxes

Taxation -- Property (2 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

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

Technology (1 Bills)
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 (1 Bills)
HB 2179 - Issuing a special registration plate for persons who are residents of this state and who have a family member diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder

Unemployment Compensation (2 Bills)
HB 2132 - Limiting able-bodied adults without dependents receipt of SNAP benefits to three months in a thirty-six month period
HB 3016 - Relating to domestic violence victims' eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits

Uniform Laws (6 Bills)
HB 4202 - Model Veterans Treatment Court Act
HB 4208 - Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act
HB 4209 - Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
HB 4233 - Relating generally to fraudulent transfers
HB 4446 - Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act
HB 4489 - Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act

Utilities (2 Bills)
HB 2410 - Relating to public sewage services
HB 4040 - Excluding from sewage billing any amount that is the result of a water line break

Workers Compensation (4 Bills)
HB 2498 - Creating a rebuttable presumption that development of certain cancers by professional or volunteer firefighters arose out of the course of employment
HB 3003 - Allocating disability or death benefits resulting from an occupational pneumoconiosis claim among the claimant’s employers on a proportional basis
HB 4351 - Classifying owner operators and independent contractors who contract with licensed and registered trucking companies as nonemployees
HB 4429 - Allowing workers’ compensation benefits for first responders diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder

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