West Virginia Delegate Joshua Higginbotham [R]

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WVHB2490PassThe purpose of this bill is to prohibit the secretary from proposing or enforcing any rules which prevent recreational water facilities from making necessary upgrades, renovations, or repairs.
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2019-04-11
Chapter 213, Acts, Regular Session, 2019
WVHB2510PassThe purpose of this bill is to require the Legislative Auditor to conduct review of the fee structure of a specific board of examination or registration when its special fund exceeds twice its annual budget or $10,000, whichever is greater. It also r...
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2019-04-11
Chapter 124, Acts, Regular Session, 2019
WVHB2816PassThe purpose of this bill is to remove the terms “hearing impaired’ and “hearing impairment” from the West Virginia Code and to substitute, based upon appropriate context, the terms “deaf and hard of hearing,” “hard of hearing,” or “...
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2019-04-11
Chapter 126, Acts, Regular Session, 2019
WVHB2853PassThe purpose of this bill is to establish a council to facilitate and encourage the use of open education resource materials in both higher education and kindergarten through 12th grade in West Virginia schools.
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2019-04-11
Chapter 168, Acts, Regular Session, 2019
WVHB2703VetoThe purpose of this bill is to remove the cap on the amount of tax that may be refunded to a dealer of petroleum products for gallons lost due to evaporation.
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2019-03-27
Vetoed by Governor 3/27/19
WVHB2828VetoRelating to promoting investment in a Qualified Opportunity Zone
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2019-03-27
Vetoed by Governor 3/27/19
WVHB2670EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to establish limits applicable to the award of damages for medical monitoring.Â
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2019-03-11
Communicated to House
WVHB2441IntroThe purpose of this bill is to remove certain requirements relating to wages for construction of public improvements.
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2019-03-09
On 2nd reading, House Calendar
WVHB2779EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to provide that proceeds from certain oil and gas wells that are due to persons whose name or address are unknown are to be kept in a special fund and if unclaimed within seven years the proceeds shall be transferred to th...
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2019-03-09
Communicated to House
WVHCR49PassU. S. Marine Corps PFC Danny Marshall Memorial Bridge
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2019-03-09
Completed legislative action
WVHCR55PassU. S. Navy Seaman 1st Class Brady William Milam Memorial Bridge
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2019-03-09
Completed legislative action
WVHB2976IntroThe purpose of this bill is to create the Economic Diversification Act of 2019 for the purpose of income tax relief to new businesses whose product or service offered is not currently offered in the state or to businesses that are already established...
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2019-03-09
On 2nd reading, House Calendar
WVHCR20PassPFC Charles Everett Hurd Memorial Bridge
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2019-03-08
House Message received
WVHCR26PassGeorge” Roush Memorial Bridge
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2019-03-08
House Message received
WVHCR33IntroApplying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention for proposing amendments pursuant to Article V
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2019-03-08
Motion to reconsider rejected (Roll No. 652)
WVHCR32PassRequesting the Secretary of the Department of Transportation to authorize raising highway speed limits, where appropriate, to 75 miles per hour on Interstate highways in West Virginia and to 70 miles per hour on West Virginia's Appalachian Corridor h...
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2019-03-08
House Message received
WVHCR96IntroNon Opiod Pain Management
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2019-03-08
To House Rules Committee
WVHR6PassRecognizing the importance of West Virginia’s energy resources and critical energy infrastructure to support economic development and national security
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2019-03-07
Completed legislative action
WVHR11PassRecognizing the importance of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
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2019-03-07
Completed legislative action
WVHCR95IntroInterim study on public school finance
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2019-03-07
To House Rules Committee
WVHCR94IntroInterim study on first responder training in West Virginia
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2019-03-07
To House Rules Committee
WVHB2519EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to allow a person who holds a current and valid license to carry a concealed deadly weapon to carry such a weapon on the campus and in the buildings of a state institution of higher education. It provides exceptions and im...
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2019-03-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
WVHB2941EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to reinstate the West Virginia Film Investment Tax Credit and to provide for direct involvement and coordination with the West Virginia Development Office.
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2019-02-28
To Senate Finance Committee
WVHR17IntroAssisting residents of Minden, West Virginia with both relocation assistance and specialized medical treatment as a result of their long-term exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyl, dioxins, and dibenzofurans
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2019-02-28
To House Health & Human Resources Committee
WVHB2866EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to provide a requirement for a lessee to execute and deliver to the lessor, within a specified time and without cost, a recordable release for terminated, expired, or canceled oil or natural gas leases; provide for a proce...
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2019-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
WVHB2733IntroThe purpose of this bill is to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the categories covered by the Human Rights Act, prohibiting discrimination in employment and places of public accommodation. The bill adds “age”, “sexual o...
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2019-02-25
Motion to take from table rejected (Roll No. 275)
WVHB2551IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require the State Board of Education to propose a plan to fund school transportation costs as an item separate from the present total state basic foundation program, and providing for better consideration of fixed costs...
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2019-02-19
To House Finance Committee
WVHB2803IntroThe purpose of this bill is to permit retired teachers to substitute teach a total of 180 days each year without having retirement benefits reduced.
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2019-02-19
To House Finance Committee
WVHB3063IntroThe purpose of this bill is to allow a taxpayer a personal income tax credit, up to $500, for amounts expended on qualified educational expenses for each of the taxpayer’s children that participated in home educational instruction or attended a pri...
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2019-02-19
To House Finance Committee
WVHB2472EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to provide a special license plate for pollinators. The bill also sets a fee.
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2019-02-18
To Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
WVHB2865IntroThe purpose of this bill is to change the school aid formula Step 7 allowances for instructional technology and enrollment advanced placement and dual credit courses. The base allocation to each county for improving instructional technology is increa...
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2019-02-18
To House Finance Committee
WVHR15PassMemorializing the life of the Honorable Mary Pearl Compton, teacher and public servant
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2019-02-18
Completed legislative action
WVHB2365EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to  clarify the definition of an employee for the purposes of unemployment compensation and workers’ compensation to match conform with Internal Revenue Code provisions.
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2019-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
WVHB3129IntroThe purpose of this bill is to legalize cannabis, provide for taxation of cannabis, and allow cannabis market activity as regulated by the Department of Commerce.
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2019-02-12
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB3059IntroThe purpose of this bill is to permit persons to begin hunting buck deer two days earlier than the regularly scheduled hunting season with purchase of special stamps. Money from the purchase of stamps would be distributed among various state agencies...
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2019-02-12
To House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
WVHCR69IntroDeclaring the West Virginia Marching Band Invitational to be the state’s official Marching Band Championship event
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2019-02-12
To House Rules Committee
WVHB3037IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require persons who are arrested and subject to a body search to disclose the possession of a hypodermic needle or other sharp object. The bill also provides that if law enforcement, medical or EMT personnel are injur...
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2019-02-12
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB2997IntroThe purpose of this bill is to clarify inadvertent omissions from recent changes to the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act that will bring the Act into conformity with the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
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2019-02-12
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB3124IntroThe purpose of this bill is to prohibit civil rights violations based on disability gender identity, or sexual orientation. The bill provides that evidence of constitutionally protected speech or associations is not admissible in criminal prosecution...
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2019-02-12
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB3004IntroThe purpose of this bill is to amend the Industrial Hemp Development Act consistent with federal law, providing the Commissioner of Agriculture to issue permits for growing industrial hemp, removing the requirement for background checks for permittee...
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2019-02-12
To House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
WVHB2554EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to modify the transfer and enrollment policies for students in public schools.
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2019-02-11
To Senate Education Committee
WVHB2960IntroThe purpose of this bill is to permit natural gas companies federally regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and doing business in interstate commerce to obtaining data to comply with regulatory requirements or to survey land for inter...
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2019-02-11
To House Energy Committee
WVHB2952IntroThe purpose of this bill is to reduce the number of personnel in every job classification within the State Department of Education by 25%.
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2019-02-11
To House Education Committee
WVHB2970IntroThe purpose of this bill is to permit the commissioner of Motor Vehicles to design a license plate and a driver’s license with a specific medical condition designation to notify law-enforcement the operator has a medical condition affecting speech,...
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2019-02-11
To House Technology and Infrastructure Committee
WVHB2867IntroThe purpose of this bill is to transfer the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to the Attorney General’s office and continue the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Attorney General’s office after October 1, 2019, to provide clarity in the representation...
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2019-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB2949IntroThe purpose of this bill is to requiring applications for an instruction permit or a driver’s license desires to contain a fourth option for contributions to the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance. The current application provides for ...
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2019-02-08
To House Technology and Infrastructure Committee
WVHCR59IntroRequesting the Governor of West Virginia, upon the death of Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, to hold a celebration of his life memorial service at the West Virginia State Capitol
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2019-02-08
To House Rules Committee
WVHB2913IntroThe purpose of this bill is to the selection of language developmental milestones for purposes of developing a resource for use by parents to monitor and track deaf and hard-of-hearing children’s expressive and receptive language acquisition and de...
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2019-02-07
To House Education Committee
WVHCR50IntroUrging the United States Congress to designate the New River Gorge National River in West Virginia a national park
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2019-02-06
To House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
WVHB2852IntroThe purpose of this bill is to increase the expenditure for academic materials, supplies, and equipment from $200 to $300.
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2019-02-06
To House Education Committee
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