WEST VIRGINIA (LOOTPRESS) – The House advanced nine bills yesterday and concurred with the Senate a bill, completing six pieces of legislation and advancing four bills for Senate consideration. The House also adopted House Resolution 8 to honor Officer Cassie Johnson.
Senate Bill 372 grants the West Virginia Board of Medicine more discretion to approve graduate clinical training.
Senate Bill 272 creates the West Virginia Employment Law Worker Classification Act, which clarifies the classifications of independent contractors and employees. It also states who is qualifies for worker compensation and unemployment compensation within the classifications.
Senate Bill 277 creates the COVID-19 Jobs Protection Act, which provides immunity from civil liability for damages for an injury resulting from exposure to COVID-19 on the premises owned or managed by another person.
House Bill 2598 changes the definition of an above ground storage tank, specifically brine storage tanks. Opponents stated concerns of potential chemical leaks into public water systems. Supporters of the bill emphasized the likelihood of dangerous chemicals being in these tanks is very minute and that brine is primarily salt water. The bill advances to the Senate.
House Bill 2674 codifies current practices by updating the required credentials for certified registered nurse anesthetists who cooperates with a physician or dentist. The bill advances to the Senate.
The House is adjourned until 11 am today, March 11, 2021.