Legislative Update: June 19th

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Legislative Update: 6-19-19

Thanks to all teachers, service personnel, parents, students and supporters who came to the Capitol again today, and a special thanks to those who spoke at the public hearing.

Despite hours of amendments, discussion and debate today, HB 206 is still being amended on the floor at press time (7 pm).

For a full list of amendments offered and their outcome, click here for a real-time tracking document by Dave Mistich from WV Public News. If the final bill is passed, it will be communicated to the Senate, who can accept the bill, reject it, or reject it and send it to a conference committee.

 STATUS OF BILLS ON THIRD READING TODAY

H. B. 206 -                               Relating to public education – Multiple amendments offered, with some passed and others rejected after hours of discussion. Major amendments include a change in the school support personnel ratio from 4.7 per 1000 students to 5 per 1000 students;  charter schools are not implemented until 2021-22 school year, are capped at three pilots until 2023, upon which they will be evaluated and three more could be added every three years.

H. B. 120 -                               Supplementary appropriation to the Department of Transportation – Moved to House Calendar

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

H. B. 134 -                               Increasing annual salaries of public school teachers and school service personnel - Moved to House Calendar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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