CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – House Judiciary met this morning to consider the following:
House Bill 4985 creates the Securities Restitution Assistance Fund. It provides the application process. The bill moves to the Finance Committee to determine how it will be funded.
House Bill 4320 creates a new section of code, which clarifies that neither a parent nor legal guardian of a minor child shall be denied access to the minor child’s medical records. The committee substitute of the bill removes the exceptions for birth control, prenatal, drug abuse, and venereal disease. The bill advances to the House floor.
House Bill 4845 creates the West Virginia Anti-Swatting Act, which makes swatting a felony offense. The penalty would be one to five years in a state correctional facility and/or a fine of $5,000 to $10,000 is making a false or misleading notice via telecommunication devices to law enforcement with reckless disregard for whether a report may cause bodily harm to an individual. An amendment was offered to make it a misdemeanor, but it was rejected. The bill was laid over to another meeting.
House Bill 4885 prohibits persons from sitting, standing, kneeling, or laying down in the roadway for the purpose of blocking traffic. The bill advances to the House Floor.
House Bill 5057 defines a nominal fee for providing a referral to an insurance company or producer as a one-time fee of $100 or less.
House Bill 5298 prohibits unsuccessful candidates in a primary election from being nominated by a different political party for placement on the subsequent general election ballot. An amendment was offered to prevent a person serving in one office as one political party from running in the next election as a different party during the next election effective. The amendment was rejected. The bill advances to the House Floor.