Jan. 18—MORGANTOWN — Here is a look at some of the bills introduced on Monday, Jan. 17. Local sponsors and cosponsors, if any, are noted.
HB 4094, to provide a cost-of-living increase, based on the annual increase in the consumer price index, for persons under the Public Employees Retirement Act and Teachers Retirement System that are at least 60 years of age and that have received retirement payments for at least five years.
HB 4095, to provide for a moment of silence at the beginning of each school day ; prevents teachers from being able to discuss the substance of what children engage in during the moment of silence ; encourages parents to discuss with their children the substance of their use of time during the moment of silence. Delegate Terri Sypolt, R-Preston, co-sponsor.
HB 4104, is to provide a one-time cost-of-living supplement to retirement benefits of under $60, 000 a year.
HB 4107, s to make all state inmates regardless of sex members of the state convict road force.
HB 4108, to authorize use of inmates to perform work in the upkeep of local cemeteries.
HB 4112, to provide consumers a choice for pharmacy services. The bill limits the ability of pharmacy benefit managers to restrict consumer access to pharmacies through the designation of "specialty drugs." The bill also restricts the ability of pharmacy benefit managers to exclude a pharmacy or pharmacist from network participation through restrictive licensing requirements or change the term of participating pharmacy contracts without adequate notice. Delegates Guy Ward, R-Marion, Buck Jennings, R-Preston, co-sponsors.
HCR 16, to rename the Mannington Arch, carrying CR 1 over Pyles Fork in Marion County, the WW II Veterans Toothman Brothers Memorial Bridge. Ward, lead sponsor ; Delegates Phil Mallow, R-Marion, Joey Garcia, D-Marion, co-sponsors.