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A sampling of bills introduced Wednesday, March 3

MORGANTOWN – Here is a sampling of bills and resolutions introduced Wednesday, March 3. Local lead sponsors and co-sponsors, if any, are noted.

  • SB 555, to create the Semiquincentennial Commission for the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States of America. Sens. Mike Caputo, D-Marion, Mike Maroney, R-Marshall, Randy Smith, R-Tucker, Dave Sypolt, R-Preston, co-sponsors.
  • HB 2865, to create a Police Officer’s Bill of Rights, to guarantee certain procedural safeguards to law enforcement officers during any investigation or interrogation or subsequent hearing that could lead to disciplinary action, demotion or dismissal. Delegate Phil Mallow, R-Marion, lead sponsor.
  • HB 2869, to forbid a state mask mandate. Delegate Buck Jennings, R-Preston, co-sponsor.
  • HB 2904, the Robin W. Ames Memorial Act, which provides for enhanced penalties for unlawfully using electronic communication devices while driving. Delegate Evan Hansen, D-Monongalia, sponsor.
  • SB 538, to provide for the unitization of interests in drilling units in connection with shallow horizontal oil or gas wells (Marcellus wells).
  • SB 554, the West Virginia Motorsports Entertainment Complex 2 Investment Act, to encourage investment in motorsports entertainment complexes.
  • SB 558, to prohibit discriminatory “divisive acts” in the workplace, to prohibit the teaching of “divisive acts” in West Virginia schools, and to prohibit state funding to agencies who promote “divisive acts.” “Divisive concepts” means the concepts that one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex; the United States is fundamentally racist or sexist; an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously; and more.
  • HB 2864, to remove the prohibition on persons convicted of certain felonies from voter registration and to allow persons to re-register to vote following completion of their sentence or pardon.
  • HB 2882, to repeal the ban on construction of nuclear power plants.

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