From the Office of the Governor:
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice today signed a total of 23 bills that were passed during the recent special legislative session, all of which aim to provide better opportunities for West Virginians in various ways.
Among the bills signed was House Bill 206, a comprehensive education bill designed for the betterment of children, teachers, and the entire education community.
“Looking at the bill in its entirety – with all of its many, many great pieces that help our children and our teachers – there is truly so much good that will benefit teachers, students, and all West Virginians,” Gov. Justice said. “I am really pleased with where we got to at the end of the day and I commend the Senate and the House for working with me to come to a compromise that will result in a big win for the entire education community and all West Virginians.”
The West Virginia Senate passed the bill Monday, June 24, after passage in the West Virginia House on June 19.
Gov. Justice also signed the following bills today:SB 1015 – Supplemental appropriation to Secretary of State, General Administrative Fees AccountSB 1017 – Supplemental appropriation to Department of Arts, Culture, and History, Educational Broadcasting AuthoritySB 1020 – Supplementing and amending Chapter 31, Acts of the Legislature, 2019, known as Budget BillSB 1021 – Decreasing existing appropriation and adding appropriation to Department of Veterans’ AssistanceSB 1023 – Supplementing, amending, increasing, and adding items of appropriations to Attorney General, Consolidated Federal FundSB 1024 – Supplemental appropriation to Department of Agriculture Capital Improvements FundSB 1025 – Supplemental appropriation to DHHR, Division of Human Services for fiscal year ending June 30, 2019SB 1027 – Adding new items and increasing existing items to various accountsSB 1038 – Supplemental appropriation to DHHR, Division of Health’s Central OfficeHB 113 – Establishing tax incentive for new business activity in qualified opportunity zonesHB 144 – West Virginia Business Ready Sites ProgramHB 146 – Establishing and funding of substance use disorder treatment and recovery facilitiesHB 148 – Making a supplementary appropriation to the Executive, Governor’s OfficeHB 149 – Making a supplementary appropriation to the Executive, Governor’s Office, Civil Contingent FundHB 150 – Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Revenue, Office of the Secretary, Home Rule Board Operations FundHB 151 – Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Arts, Culture and History, Division of Culture and History, Lottery Education FundHB 152 – Making a supplementary appropriation by adding a new item and increasing the expenditure to the Department of Revenue, State Budget OfficeHB 153 – Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Health, Central OfficeHB 154 – Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Transportation, Division of HighwaysHB 155 – Supplementing, amending and increasing an item from the State Road Fund to the Department of Transportation, Division of HighwaysHB 156 – Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Environmental ProtectionHB 157 – Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management