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Legislative Updates WVEC February 21, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 7
This week has been BUSY! We’ve got a new section on our Bill Tracking called REMAINING BILLS. There you can track the bills we have left as of Day 45 — it will be updated with notes over the weekend! Below is a shorthand list of where we’re at. More
Issues: CoalOil and gasRenewable energyWater
Action Alerts WVEC February 19, 2020
Ask Mitch Carmichael to Save the PPA Bill
SB 611, a bill to legalize on-site Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The bill was single referenced to the Senate Economic Development Committee. But, it never appeared on that committee’s agenda. More
Issues: Power purchase agreements
Action Alerts WVEC February 18, 2020
Creating Just Transition Office = Resources in Coal Decline Impacted Communities
Great News! Delegate Hansen’s bipartisan bill, HB4574, establishing a Just Transition Office & Advisory Committee, passed the Committee on Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. It now goes to House Government Organization and needs to be placed on an agenda by Friday at the latest!! More
Issues: Just transition
Action Alerts WVEC February 17, 2020
This Bill is Trash (Literally)
On Monday, HB4690, relating to solid waste authorities, is up for second reading, with a final vote on Tuesday morning. This bill quickly went through House Judiciary last week, with one civil engineer testifying in favor of the bill. The Solid Waste Authorities oppose this bill and so do we! More
Issues: Solid waste
Newsletter article WVEC February 14, 2020
GOP-led Tax Plan on the Horizon
This week, thanks to a MetroNews article, we got a sneak peak about the Senate’s upcoming tax plan. We’ve been following SJR8 - the Manufacturing Growth Amendment since its introduction. More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article WVEC February 14, 2020
E-Council Bill Update
Week 6 of Session seemed to never end! Here’s an update on our bills. Reminder that Crossover Day is in a week and a half, on February 26th (this means bills have to have gone through one chamber entirely to still be considered “alive”). More
Issues: Legislation
Newsletter article WVEC February 14, 2020
HB4615 – ALEC Funded Anti-Protest Bill Passes House
Yesterday, February 13th, after an hour long debate, the House of Delegates passed HB4615, the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act, 60-35 with five members absent. The bill aims to raise criminal and civil penalties for trespassing, damage and tampering, and conspiring to peacefully protest near critical infrastructure. More
Issues: Anti-protest
Newsletter article WVEC February 14, 2020
Clean Elections Update & Good Government
The Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform is a set of common sense policy solutions that can help put our government on a path to solve problems that affect us all. This is not about Democrat vs. Republican; this is about fixing a broken system, and moving toward a government that’s more transparent, accountable, and responsive to the needs of ALL West Virginians. More
Issues: Clean elections
Legislative Updates WVEC February 14, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 6
The Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform is a set of common sense policy solutions that can help put our government on a path to solve problems that affect us all. This is not about Democrat vs. Republican; this is about fixing a broken system, and moving toward a government that’s more transparent, accountable, and responsive to the needs of ALL West Virginians. More
Action Alerts WVEC February 11, 2020
Action Needed Today: Say No to HB4615
We need your help! HB4615 is on second reading tomorrow, with a final vote on Thursday! Before then, we need to flood the emails of all Delegates with our disdain for this undemocratic bill. They need to hear from you. More
Issues: DemocracyLegislation
Action Alerts WVEC February 10, 2020
Protect our Drinking Water!
We are excited to share that the Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020 was introduced recently in the House by Delegate Hansen as HB4542 and it’s counterpart in the Senate was introduced by Senator Ihlenfeld as SB679. More
Issues: HealthPollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC February 7, 2020
Monday’s Public Hearing for HB4615 Anti-Protest
Join citizens and organizations this Monday Morning to voice your opinion for the right to peaceful assembly in West Virginia, before it's too late! Monday, February 10th, House Chamber, 8:30 AM More
Issues: LegislationWVEC event
Newsletter article WVEC February 7, 2020
Halfway Done – A Bill Update
It’s Day 31 of Session which means we’ve made it halfway through! Whew! Be sure to follow our Bill Tracking for a more thorough, but we thought we’d give a short update on some of the bills we are watching More
Issues: Aboveground tanksCoalLegislationOil and gasWater
Newsletter article WVEC February 7, 2020
Solar News
There are several Solar bills moving through the WV Legislature this session. Hoppy Kerchavel even wrote an article dedicated to the importance of moving forward with renewable energy. Here is an update of where increasing Solar in West Virginia stands. More
Issues: Renewable energy
Newsletter article WVEC February 7, 2020
Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020 Press Conference
Yesterday Delegate Evan Hansen and Senator William Ihlenfeld held a press conference on the introduction of the Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020! See House bill 4542 here and Senate Bill 679 here. We were joined by a packed room of Legislators, press, and citizens. More
Issues: PollutionWater
Newsletter article WVEC February 7, 2020
Good Government Lobby Day
Join WV Citizens for Clean Elections for our first ever Good Government Lobby Day in support of our Pro-Democracy, Anti-Corruption Platform. We will be participating in the 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration of the WV Ratification of the 19th Amendment at the State Capitol. More
Issues: Clean elections
Legislative Updates WVEC February 7, 2020
GREEN, Volume 30 Issue 5
Yesterday Delegate Evan Hansen and Senator William Ihlenfeld held a press conference on the introduction of the Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020! See House bill 4542 here and Senate Bill 679 here. We were joined by a packed room of Legislators, press, and citizens. More
Issues: Aboveground tanksOil and gasPollutionRenewable energyWaterWVEC event
Action Alerts WVEC February 7, 2020
Monday @ 8:30 AM – Public Hearing for HB4615 Anti-Protest 
Join citizens and organizations this Monday Morning to voice your opinion for the right to peaceful assembly in West Virginia, before it's too late! HB4615 “West Virginia Critical Infrastructure Protection Act” is an ALEC bill aimed at raising criminal and civil penalties for trespassing, actual damage and tampering, and conspiracy to peacefully protest near any of these infrastructures.  More
Issues: LegislationWVEC event
Action Alerts WVEC February 5, 2020
Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020 Press Conference: Thursday Feb 6
Please join Senator William Ihlenfeld (D-Ohio) and Delegate Evan Hansen (D-Monongalia) as they address Clean Drinking Water legislation that they have introduced in both houses. Special guests Harry Dietzler and Joy Gunnoe will join the representatives. More
Issues: WaterWVEC event
Action Alerts WVEC February 3, 2020
Power Purchase Agreements on Agenda this Wednesday!
We have been working hard to strengthen solar development in West Virginia and are excited to announce that our Senate Bill legalizing on-site Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) is on the Senate Economic Development agenda this Wednesday afternoon! More
Issues: Power purchase agreementsRenewable energy
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