Legislative Committee Recap - Feb. 11 &12

Committee Action in Legislature: Feb. 11 & 12, 2021

Thursday:

Committee Substitute for HB 2001

  • Jumpstart Savings Act - Invest in career education & related expenses, or start a business. 
  • Similar to Smart 529 , Up to $25k tax free

Passed with amendment

 

Committee Substitute for HB 2012

Legal action filed today in Kanawha Circuit Court (1-20-21)

Today, AFT-WV filed a complaint in the Circuit Court of Kanawha County to protect the health and safety of students, teachers and the community in West Virginia.
    

Specifically, AFT-WV seeks a temporary restraining order and/or injunctive relief to enjoin in-person teaching in Kanawha County until all education employees have the opportunity to have the second vaccine which is scheduled to be provided in the first and second week of February.  

ALERT: AFT-WV Announces Intent to File Injunction

After a meeting this morning with our attorney, AFT-WV intends to file injunctive action against the WV Board of Education, the West Virginia Department of Education and several county boards of education in order to protect the health and safety of school employees.

The union applauds the Berkeley County Board of Education for their bold leadership and encourages other boards to follow suit and exercise their legal right to make decisions for their counties.