Legislative Update: June 18th

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Legislative Update: 6-18-19

Thanks to all teachers, service personnel, parents, students and supporters who came to the Capitol today.

There were no committee meetings today. The majority of bills moved to third reading with the right to amend. One bill, HB 168, a thinly-veiled attempt at private school vouchers with a $5 million fiscal note, moved to second reading.

A public hearing has been scheduled for tomorrow on HB 206 aka Omnibus 3.0. It will be held at 8 AM in the House Chamber, with doors opening at 7 AM. Please sign up to speak against the problematic portions of the bill.


[Bills on Third Reading Have The Right to Amend]

H. B. 120 -                               Supplementary appropriation to the Department of Transportation

H. B. 132 -                               Supplementing and amending existing items of appropriations to the Department of Agriculture

H. B. 134 -                               Increasing annual salaries of public school teachers and school service personnel

H. B. 144 -                               West Virginia Business Ready Sites Program

H. B. 146 -                               Establishing and funding of substance use disorder treatment and recovery facilities

H. B. 148 -                               Making a supplementary appropriation to the Executive, Governor’s Office

H. B. 149 -                               Making a supplementary appropriation to the Executive, Governor’s Office, Civil Contingent Fund

H. B. 150 -                               Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Revenue, Office of the Secretary, Home Rule Board Operations Fund

H. B. 151 -                               Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Arts, Culture and History, Division of Culture and History, Lottery Education Fund

H. B. 152 -                               Making a supplementary appropriation by adding a new item and increasing the expenditure to the Department of Revenue, State Budget Office

H. B. 153 -                               Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Health, Central Office

H. B. 156 -                               Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Environmental Protection

H. B. 157 -                               Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Com. Sub. for H. B. 158 -       Improving education by requiring the state board to establish rules for student accountability regarding performance

H. B. 159 -                               Relating to information technology access for the blind and visually impaired

H. B. 160 -                               Ron Yost Personal Assistance Services Act

H. B. 161 -                               Removing or revising obsolete, outdated, antiquated, inoperative, surplus or superseded provisions of code related to the School Building Authority

Com. Sub. for H. B. 162 -       Removing antiquated, redundant, or expired provisions of the code for the administration of education

H. B. 163 -                               Removing sections of code relating to administration of education

Com. Sub. for H. B. 174 -       Increasing and promoting school innovation and flexibility

Com. Sub. for H. B. 192 -       Removing certain fees for teaching

Com. Sub. for H. B. 193 -       Relating to a statewide school personnel job bank

H. B. 206 -                               Relating to public education


H. B. 168 -                               Establishing the West Virginia Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship program


It will be critical to have a large showing of members tomorrow for the public hearing and the floor session! Please make every effort to be at the Capitol. Numbers matter!