Administrators Must Substitute Under Measure

School administrators in West Virginia must substitute teach at least three days each school year under legislation approved Tuesday in Charleston.

Senate Bill 80, introduced by state Sen. Larry Edgell, D-Wetzel, passed the House by a vote of 78-20 with all local delegates voting in favor.

The measure now moves on to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for signature.

The measure adds substitute teaching to the duties of certain professional educators employed by county boards of education in the county board central office.

It exempts the superintendent, and those without a valid teacher’s license.

Also passed in the House Tuesday was SB 183, Senate President Jeff Kessler’s bill updating terms in the Corporation Net Income Tax Act.

The measure was approved with a vote of 98-0.

The following bills introduced by local lawmakers are set for action today in the West Virginia Legislature, which concludes its regular session at midnight Saturday.

Second Reading in the House

– SB 208 – (Kessler) Making supplementary appropriation from State Fund, General Revenue, to Department of Commerce, Division of Labor, and Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Human Services

– SB 524 – (Kessler) Adjusting the appropriations from the State Road Fund to the Department of Transportation

– SB 526 – (Kessler) – Making supplementary appropriation of federal funds to DHHR, Division of Human Services-Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

– SB 557 (Sen. Jack Yost, D-Brooke) – Continuing Preventive Care Pilot Program

First Reading in the Senate

– House Bill 2548 – (Delegate Mike Ferro, D-Marshall) Increasing the criminal penalties for assaults and batteries against athletic officials

First Reading in the House

– SB 190 – (Kessler) Relating to public-private transportation projects funding

– SB 202 – (Kessler) Creating WV Spay Neuter Assistance Program and Fund

– SB 331 – (Kessler) Permitting Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority to issue bonds

– SB 355 – (Kessler) Relating to final wage payment to discharged employees

– SB 371 – (Kessler) Relating to prison overcrowding

– SB 523 – (Kessler) Making supplementary appropriation of unappropriated money to various accounts

– SB 525 – (Kessler ) Making supplementary appropriation of federal funds to various accounts

– SB 596 – (Kessler ) Determining grant awards for Chesapeake Bay and Greenbrier River watershed compliance projects

– SB 604 – (Kessler) Expanding definition of “electioneering communication.”