West Virginia Legislature

A sampling of bills introduced Monday, Jan. 23

MORGANTOWN – Here is a sampling of bills introduced on Monday, Jan. 23. Local sponsors and co-sponsors, if any, are noted.

  • HB 2898 and SB 426, to prevent cybersecurity threats to critical government networks and infrastructure by banning the use of certain products and platforms that have been deemed unsafe or high-risk (commonly considered the TikTok ban); governor’s bill.
  • HB 2918, to permit removal of animals left unattended in motor vehicles.
  • HB 2919, the Sexually Oriented Businesses Regulation Act, to prohibit adult video stores and adult arcades; Delegate Geno Chiarelli, R-Monongalia, lead sponsor.
  • HB 2920, to prohibit harm reduction programs in West Virginia to distribute any smoking devices (crack pipes) as part of the program; Chiarelli, lead sponsor.
  • HB 2922, to limit the number of vape stores and head shops in West Virginia to one for every 15,000 residents per county; Chiarelli, lead sponsor.
  • HB 2924, to remove the moratorium on medication-assisted treatment facilities, with a cap of 20 for the state; Chiarelli, lead sponsor.
  • SB 420, to provide a one-time bonus payment of $1,500 for certain retirants in the Public Employees Retirement System and the Teachers Retirement System payable on July 28, 2023, and establish a minimum monthly annuity benefit; governor’s bill.
  • SB 422, to require schools to publish the adopted, up-to-date classroom curriculum online at the beginning of each school year, or within 30 days of updating or adopting curriculum, to promote transparency in curriculum requirements; governor’s bill.
  • SB 423, to raise the salaries of certain state employees including: WV State Police and certain personnel; public school teachers; and school service personnel; governor’s bill.
  • SB 424, to authorize a tax credit against the personal income tax, or the corporation net income tax, on vehicles; governor’s bill.
  • SB 425, to authorize the commissioner of Corrections and Rehabilitation to grant cost of living stipends to correctional officers throughout the state, intended to offset increases in the cost of living where determined necessary by the commissioner; governor’s bill.