West Virginia Legislature

A sampling of bills introduced Tuesday, Jan. 31

MORGANTOWN – Here is a sampling of bills introduced on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Local sponsors and co-sponsors, if any, are noted.

  • HB 2010, to exempt the full amount of social security benefits from personal income taxation; Delegates Amy Summers, R-Taylor, Phil Mallow, R-Marion, co-sponsors.
  • HB 3161, to provide a procedure for the state to officially recognize certain qualified Native American tribes of West Virginia as a Native American Tribe of West Virginia.
  • HB 3173, to permit distilling bourbon whiskey at a person’s residence for consumption at that residence.
  • HB 3174, to increase the number of magistrates in Monongalia County; Delegate Joe Statler, R-Monongalia, lead sponsor; Delegates Geno Chiarelli and Debbie Warner, R-Monongalia, and Danielle Walker and Evan Hansen, D-Monongalia, co-sponsors.
  • HB 3176, to prohibit drag shows from being performed in front of minors and to prohibit drags shows in schools and libraries.
  • HB 3179, to address signage for active work zones at which workers may be present; Walker, sponsor.
  • HB 3187, to modify the requirements imposed on social media companies to prevent corruption and provide transparency of election-related content made available on social media websites; Chiarelli, Warner, co-sponsors.
  • HB 3189, the PFAS Protection Act, requires the DEP to identify and address PFAS sources impacting public water systems, requires facilities that have recently used PFAS chemicals to report their use to DEP; Hansen, co-sponsor.
  • SB 521, to improve patient safety in the medical cannabis program by authorizing permitted, regulated medical cannabis processors to manufacture medical cannabis in edible form for dispensing to certified patients in the state; Sen. Mike Caputo, D-Marion, co-sponsor.
  • SB 522, to allocate a percentage of county excise taxes received from transfers of title to real estate in each county for funding improvements to election administration, infrastructure, and physical and cybersecurity.
  • SB 525, to provide benefits to employees with pneumoconiosis – Black Lung – under certain circumstances; Caputo, co-sponsor.