Legislative Information


2022 Legislative Session Bill Tracking

House of Representatives Bills 2022

Below are a list of bills the NASW WV Chapter was tracking closely during the 2022 WV Legislative Session, due to the impact they have on social workers and marginalized communities, whether in a positive or a negative way. 

HB2007 - Provide for occupational licenses or other authorization to practice by recognition for qualified applicants from other states.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Government Organization

HB2054 - Requiring parents or guardians to participate in programs for juveniles in an out-of-home placement.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Judiciary

HB2060 - Reducing the criminal penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana or paraphernalia.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Health and Human Resources

HB2067 - Relating to designation of social workers in the Department of Health and Human Services.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Education

HB2086 - Relating to requiring a parolee or probationer found to have suffered with addiction to participate in a support service.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse

HB2088 - Relating to requiring a court to verify certain conditions are met before a child who has been removed from a home may be returned to that home.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse

HB2091 - Creating a process by which voters may recall a county ordinance in a special election.

Last Action: 1/20/22 - To House Judiciary

HB2114 - Prohibiting civil rights violations based on disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Judiciary

HB2121 - Katherine Johnson and Dorothy Vaughan Fair Pay Act of 2020

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Workforce Development

HB2157 - Forbidding displays relating to sexuality in public school facilities and forbidding the teaching of sexuality in public schools.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Education

HB2193 - Creating a litigation practice license for social workers.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Government Organization

HB2232 - Providing a process by which a city may hold an election to recall an ordinance.

Last Action: 1/27/22 - To House Judiciary

HB2239 - Restricting the performance of abortions and acquiring, providing, receiving, otherwise transferring, or using fetal body parts.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Health and Human Resources

HB2362 - Implementing trauma-informed practices in schools.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Education

HB2538 - Adding "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the categories covered by the Human Rights Act.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Workforce Development

HB2545 - West Virginia Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Judiciary

HB2553 - Relating to the juvenile justice reform oversight committee.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Judiciary

HB2557 - Increasing access to contraceptive drugs, devices, and procedures.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Health and Human Resources

HB2558 - Creating a domestic violence registry. 

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Judiciary

HB2594 - Creating the Unborn Infants Wrongful Death Act.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Judiciary

HB2609 - Establish quick response teams to work with drug users who are arrested.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse

HB2625 - Permitting election day registration of voters.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Political Subdivisions

HB2693 - Eliminating the Human Rights Commission

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Government Organization

HB2698 - Making it illegal to discriminate based on hair texture or hair style.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Government Organization

HB2731 - Provide for disclosure of potentially harmful ingredients in menstrual products.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Health and Human Resources

HB2839 - Establish Recovery Can't Wait Program

Last Action:  1/12/22 - To House Health and Human Resources

HB2840 - Increase state minimum wage

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development

HB2864 - Remove felonies from reason to disqualify from voting

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Government Organization

HB2954 - Abortion permitted only in certain instances

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Health and Human Resources

HB2981 - Providing veterans with suicide prevention assistance.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security

HB3006 - Creating a homeless education coordinator for county schools.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Education

HB3039 - Exempting certain hygiene products from sales tax

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Finance

HB3043 - Relating to transport of persons accused of being mentally ill to mental health relating hearings.

Last Action: 2/1/22 - To House Finance

HB3110 - Student Suicide Prevention - ID Cards

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Education

HB3112 - Requiring Trauma-Informed Employee training for employees of Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security

HB3123 - Family Leave Program: Provide paid time off for workers to care for a family member.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Workforce Development

HB3141 - Designating February 3rd as "Freedom Day," to memorialize the February 3, 1865 Act by the Legislature that abolished slavery in West Virginia.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Government Organization

HB3174 - Require Correctional Facilities to provide free feminine hygiene products.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Judiciary

HB3193 - Relating to obtaining an appropriate gender marker for state documents.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Health and Human Resources

HB3224 - Establish food desert produce pilot program

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Agriculture and Natural Resources

HB3225 - Hunger-Free Campus Act

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Education

HB3247 - Creating the Katherine Johnson and Dorothy Vaughan Fair Pay Act

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Judiciary

HB3259 - Prohibit state funding for any organization that performs abortions.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Judiciary

HB3265 - Require and ultrasound prior to abortion

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Health and Human Resources

HB3276 - Creating parity for mental health services.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Health and Human Resources

HB4004 - Relating to limiting an abortion to fifteen weeks' gestation.

Last Action: 3/12/22 - To Senate on 2nd Reading

HB4037 - To extend the Neighborhood Investment Program Act to July 1, 2026 and to increase the allowable tax credit.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Finance

HB4049 - Relating to abortions after detection of an unborn child's heartbeat.

Last Action: 1/12/22 - To House Health and Human Resources

Similar to: SB212

HB4074 - Require schools provide eating disorder and self-harm training for teacher and students.

Last Action: 4/19/22 - To House Chapter 103, Acts, Regular Session, 2022

HB4231 - Authorizing the Board of Social Work Examiners to promulgate a legislative rule relating to Qualifications for the Profession of Social Work.

Last Action: 1/18/22 - To House Government Organization

Similar to: SB392

HB4232 - Authorizing the Social Work Examiners to promulgate a legislative rule relating to Continuing Education for Social Workers and Providers.

Last Action: 1/18/22 - To House Government Organization

Similar to: SB393


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