W.Va. House of Delegates Opens 2014 Session

Jan 8, 2014

The 81st House of Delegates began its 60-day session Wednesday at the Capitol.

After most of the general housekeeping was taken care of, the delegates introduced 15 bills, both new and interim, to be sent to the various committees.

House Speaker Tim Miley brings the House of Delegates to order.
Credit Aaron Payne

A few highlights of the bills introduced are:

HB 4003. Granting dual jurisdiction to counties where a student who lives in one county and attends school in another in order to enforce truancy policies.

HB 4009. Permitting institutions of higher education to perform background checks.

HB 4013. Increasing criminal penalties for the transportation of controlled substances.

HB 4014. Increasing criminal penalties for littering.

All introduced bills and their status can be found at on the Legislature's website.