HB2001...To restrict access to discharge records at county clerk's offices.*
HB2012...To provide some tax relief to some military retirees.
HB2125...Introduced by Delegates DeLong, Ennis, Manchin & Swartzmiller regarding "gray
machines." The bill changes the limit for vererans & fraternal organizations from 10 to 25 terminals. It also adds provision
that fraternal & veterans organizations will have to pay 30% of the gross profits to the State lottery Commission.*
HB2258...Delegates Evans, Canterbury, Romine, Azinger, Smirl, Stalnaker & Manchin. To the
extent included in federal adjusted gross income for WV personal income taxes, the military retirement income only for persons
65 & older, including survivor annuities, beginning after Jan. 1, 2003 may be deducted without limitation.
HB2313...Delegate Louisos. Current law allows awarding of a high school diploma to veterans
of WWI, WWII, Korea & Vietnam who left high school prior to graduation. This bill allows awarding of the diplomas to the
surviving spouse or children of the veteran.
HB2309...Delegates Fragale & Iaquinta. Changes the eligibility for PROMISE scholarships
for veterans or active duty military personnel from those who have completed graduation requirements after Sept. 1, 2001 to
those who have completed graduation requirements before Sept. 1, 1998.
HB2322...Delegate Louisos. To the extent included in federal adjusted gross income for WV personal
income taxes, all forms of military retirement income paid after Dec. 31, 2003 may be deducted. Bill also removes limitation
on amount of retirement income that can be deducted.
HB2423...Allows a relative or descendent of a veteran of WWI, WWII, Korea & Vietnam to
apply for a high school diploma for the veteran.
HB2434...Creates the"Supplement to WV Veterans Higher Education Benefits Program Fund" to provide
WV resident veterans honorably discharged, who were residents at the inception of military service, may receive a stipend
of $50/month if attending a state institution or higher education.
HB 2686...Delegate Louisos authorizes DMV to issue a free vehicle "Military Retired" license
plate with the branch of service on the plate.
HB 2677...Delegates Browning, manchin, Paxton, Stemple, Thompson, Azinger & Smirl. Requires
the Public Service commission to regulate transactions in setting fees for the placement of US Dept. of Veterans Affairs grave
SB 118...To exempt veterans organizations from the WV sales tax.
SB 143...Introduced by Senator Prezioso. Current law provides generally that veterans
of WWI, WWII, Korea & Vietnam who left high school prior to graduation are eligible to receive a high school diploma.
There are various nuances to the current law, but that is a generally correct statement. This bill proposes to allow
those veterans who left elementary or middle grades through high school to receive a high school diploma.
SB 150...Introduced on 1/14 2003 with 33 sponsors. The bill deals with special
registration license plates for disabled veterans. On the day the bill passes, 100% disabled veterans may obtain a disabled
veteran license plate for $15. plus all other fees required. The registration is good for 30 years. Current
Law provides that certain veterans may obtain the plate without paying any fees: A disabled veteran as defined by federal
law, a veteran with 100% total & permanent service connected disability as certified by the WV Div. of Veterans Affairs,
POWs, except those who at any time voluntarily, knowingly & without duress, gave aid to or collaborated with or in any
manner served any such hostile force, or a congressional medal of honor recipient. Excluded are vehicles for commercial