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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WV Legislature Firefighter Day 2016

Members of Fire Departments from all over the State of West Virginia were present today at the Capitol for Firefighter’s Day at the Legislature. Representatives of the WV State Firemen’s Association, including President Holstein, Vice Presidents John Hall Jr, Jerry Loudin, GT Parsons and other officers were there to represent all volunteer fire departments in…

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House Bill 2852 – Fireworks Legislation

HB 2852, a carry over from 2015 dealing with legalizing fireworks, contains no provision to help support the financial burden that will be placed on volunteer fire departments within the State. Volunteer Fire Departments will have an increased response volume and in turn, higher workers compensation costs and other overhead, due to the increased use…

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Billing Legislation

The West Virginia State Firemen’s Association just got Legislation introduced in both the House and the Senate that will allow for increased billing by fire departments. This is a much needed increase as the old language in the code only allowed for “up to” $500 for non hazmat billing.

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Legislative Reception and Day at the Capitol

2016 Legislative Reception and Firefighter Day at the Capitol We would like to see at least one firefighter from each delegate district attend both the reception and the day at the Capitol. PLEASE SEND PERSONNEL! 2016 Legislative Reception Hosted by the West Virginia State Firemen’s Association Location: Beni Kedem Shrine Temple, 100 Quarrier Street, Charleston,…

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Legislative Committee

With the appointment of Chief Jim Oldaker to the WV State Fire Commission, Chief Oldaker had to be replaced on the Legislative Committee. Jeff Kady will now chair that Committee and Mark Martin has been moved up from an Alternate to a Committee Member. John Holstein, President

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Michigan Reciprocity

Firefighters who have trained and been certified in other states will be eligible for employment in Michigan, under legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder. “We want to welcome residents from other states and make it as easy as possible for them to find jobs here,” Snyder said. “This new law also will help municipalities…

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List of Legislators that attended the 2015 Reception

Here is the total list of Legislators that attended the 2015 WVSFA Legislative Reception. Please thank those Legislators that attended. Feel free to question those Legislators not in attendance.   Legislators In Attendace: MICHAEL MOFFATT JOE STATLER MIKE PUSHKIN ISAAC SPOONAUGLE RAY CANTERBURY TOM FAST DANA LYNCH AMY SUMMERS JEFF ELDRIDGE RUTH ROWAN JOSHUA NELSON…

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The Future of the WV IRP (SIRN) System

An email we received concerning the IRP (SIRN) system, passing it along:   Subject: Meeting with Governor’s Legislative Liaison Good Morning Directors, Yesterday we finally had the meeting concerning the fate and future of SIRN. I would like to give you a short synopsis of what took place, because I would have to write a…

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