Joint Sub Committee Regional Meeting: Madison Civic Center

We, the WV State Firemen’s Association Legislative Committee, are working with the Joint Sub Committee to address the issues pertaining to the volunteer fire service in West Virginia and we need your help. This is to inform all volunteer firefighters and all volunteer fire departments in the State of an upcoming regional meeting of the…

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New Lobbyists

As many are aware, Sam Love, our long-time lobbyist and our “voice” at the Capital announced his intention to retire during our 2017 Convention. We want to thank Sam for his efforts over the years. There’s been many issues that have faced us that Sam has been instrumental in helping us overcome. It goes without…

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Statement Concerning HB2973

In the statement released 3-6-2017, in regards to the closing of the RESAs: “…we require quality training at affordable costs for our members. If any agency were to be eliminated from providing training, we must see provisions be put in place to overcome the void that would be created.” Tonight, the Leadership and Legislative Committee…

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Press Release

Press Release West Virginia State Firemen’s Association Supports Senate Bill 168 By John Holstein, President For Immediate Release Charleston, WV. – Senate Bill 168 (SB168) is currently stalled in the Finance Committee of the WV State Senate, Senator Mike Hall (R – Putnam) Committee Chair. We would request that everyone interested in lowering their yearly…

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WVSFA Statement Concerning Pending Legislation (3-6-2017)

The Leadership and Legislative Committee of the West Virginia State Firemen’s Association met on Saturday March 4 2017, the primary topics of discussion dealt with the legislation currently being presented. In particular, Senate Bill 168, issues relating to the volunteer fire service worker’s compensation subsidy programs and the potential closing of the RESAs across the…

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Legislative Update 3-2-2017

To All: The Legislative Committee has a scheduled phone conference on Saturday Mar 2 2017. I am requesting the Vice Presidents and Executive Committee of the Assn join us in this meeting to discuss the activities of the Committee and the pending legislation. After this meeting, we will address some of the pending issues. Please…

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Legislative Update 2-27-2017

Bills within the WV Legislature that we’re currently keeping an eye on. Download the PDF

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Legislative Reception and Firefighter Day at the Capitol

The Legislative reception will be on March 23rd from 5:30pm until 8:30pm at the Beni Kedem Shrine Temple in Charleston WV. Firefighter Day at the Legislature/Capitol will be following on March 24th, 8am beginning in the Rotunda, 2nd Floor at “Sam’s Office”.

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Legislative Bill Tracking 2016

Below is a list of bills that the Association and our lobbyist Sam Love have been tracking through the course of 2016. 2016 Legislation

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Legislative Reception Attendance 2016

22 Delegates   44 Firefighters  15 visitors Delegates attending reception: Bill Hartman        Randolph Patsy Trecost        Harrison Robert Beach        Monongalia Bob Williams          Taylor Mike Azinger          Wood Roman Prezioso        Marion Jeff Kessler            Marshall Tom Fast                Fayette Dave Pethtel            Wetzel Sue Cline                Wyoming Bill Hamilton            Upshur Ray Canterbury        Greenbrier Frank Blackwell        Wyoming Jeff Eldridge              Lincoln Mike Ferro                Marshall Jack Yost                Brooke Dana Lynch            Webster Dave Sypolt            Preston Ruth Rowan            Hampshire Cindy Frich            Monongalia Brent Boggs            Braxton Joe Statler            Monongalia

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