MORGANTOWN – Here is a sampling of bills introduced on Monday, Feb. 6. Local sponsors and co-sponsors, if any, are noted.
- HB 3297, to allow for patients to refuse to have their procedures observed by residents of the hospital, or medical students.
- HB 3298, Angel’s Law, to prohibit civil rights violations based on disability gender identity, or sexual orientation.
- HB 3300, to provide for the creation of an EV Manufacturers Investment Credit.
- HB 3304, to encourage and incentivize the sale of thermal or steam coal to coal-fired electric generating facilities located in West Virginia and serving West Virginia residents by exempting the sale of such coal from the severance tax.
- HB 3305, to create the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Act.
- SB 563, to provide whistleblower protections to employees of state hospitals who report unsafe practices to governmental or regulatory agencies or the federally mandated protection and advocacy system.
- SB 565, to prevent financial institutions from discriminating against people or business that trade in firearms and ammunition manufacture and sales; Sens. Charles Clements, R-Wetzel, Mike Maroney, R-Marshall, Mike Oliverio, R-Monongalia, Randy Smith, R-Tucker, Jay Taylor, R-Taylor, co-sponsors.
- SB 574, to establish residency requirements for candidates seeking nomination and election to Congress: no person shall be a candidate appearing on the ballot for nomination or election for House of Representatives without having been a resident of the congressional district for one year next preceding election; Smith, lead sponsor; Taylor co-sponsor.