Gov. Justice signs education bill, supplemental appropriation bills, and others, unlocking new opportunities for all West Virginians

6/28/2019

CHARLESTON, WV – 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 Account
  • SB 1017 - Supplemental appropriation to Department of Arts, Culture, and History, Educational Broadcasting Authority
  • SB 1020 - Supplementing and amending Chapter 31, Acts of the Legislature, 2019, known as Budget Bill
  • SB 1021 - Decreasing existing appropriation and adding appropriation to Department of Veterans' Assistance
  • SB 1023 - Supplementing, amending, increasing, and adding items of appropriations to Attorney General, Consolidated Federal Fund
  • SB 1024 - Supplemental appropriation to Department of Agriculture Capital Improvements Fund
  • SB 1025 - Supplemental appropriation to DHHR, Division of Human Services for fiscal year ending June 30, 2019
  • SB 1027 - Adding new items and increasing existing items to various accounts
  • SB 1038 - Supplemental appropriation to DHHR, Division of Health's Central Office
  • HB 113 - Establishing tax incentive for new business activity in qualified opportunity zones
  • HB 144 - West Virginia Business Ready Sites Program
  • HB 146 - Establishing and funding of substance use disorder treatment and recovery facilities
  • HB 148 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Executive, Governor’s Office
  • HB 149 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Executive, Governor’s Office, Civil Contingent Fund
  • HB 150 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Revenue, Office of the Secretary, Home Rule Board Operations Fund
  • HB 151 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Arts, Culture and History, Division of Culture and History, Lottery Education Fund
  • HB 152 - Making a supplementary appropriation by adding a new item and increasing the expenditure to the Department of Revenue, State Budget Office
  • HB 153 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Health, Central Office
  • HB 154 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Transportation, Division of Highways
  • HB 155 - Supplementing, amending and increasing an item from the State Road Fund to the Department of Transportation, Division of Highways
  • HB 156 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Environmental Protection
  • HB 157 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management​

View the signing letters here. 
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Contact Information

Jordan Damron, Jordan.L.Damron@wv.gov

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