Delegate Brent Boggs

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Legislative Update- 11.11.13

“A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled, and less than that no man shall have.”   President Theodore Roosevelt in a speech to veterans, Springfield, IL, July 4, 1903

As I write this week on the eve of Veterans Day, the words of President Roosevelt are as relevant today as when he delivered his remarks 110 years ago.  “Support our Troops” should always be action, not just words.  Of all the citizens of our great nation, we owe more to veterans – men and women – and their families than all others.  It was a great honor to attend the Veterans recognition dinner at the Gilmer Senior Center last week and I’m equally looking forward to the same at the Braxton Senior Center on Veterans Day.  Thanks and God bless all our veterans, past and present.

Interim legislative meetings are scheduled for next Monday, November 18 through Wednesday, November 20 at the Capitol.  Below is the full schedule for meetings for your reference and review.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Convene Adjourn Committee Place
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Finance Subcommittee B Senate Finance
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Government Organization Subcommittee C House Gov. Org.
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Select Committee on Infrastructure Senate Judiciary
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Select Committee on Veterans’ Affairs House Gov. Org.
10:00 AM 12:00 PM Legislative Oversight Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority Senate Finance
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Finance House Gov. Org.
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary House Chamber
12:00 PM 01:00 PM Forest Management Review Commission House Gov. Org.
12:00 PM 01:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Pensions and Retirement House Judiciary
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Commission on Special Investigations Senate Finance
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Government Organization Subcommittee B House Gov. Org.
01:00 PM 03:00 PM Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee Senate Judiciary
02:00 PM 03:00 PM Joint Committee on Technology House Finance
03:00 PM 04:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability Senate Finance
03:00 PM 05:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources Accountability House Gov. Org.
04:00 PM 05:00 PM Agriculture and Rural Development Senate Judiciary
05:00 PM 06:00 PM Government Organization Subcommittee A Senate Judiciary
05:00 PM 06:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Education House Chamber
05:00 PM 06:00 PM Select Committee on Minority Issues House Finance
06:00 PM 07:00 PM Legislative Intern Committee House Finance
06:00 PM 07:00 PM Select Committee on Outcomes-Based Funding Models in Higher Education House Judiciary

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Convene Adjourn Committee Place
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Education Subcommittee C – Audit Issues House Judiciary
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Equal Pay Commission House Finance
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Finance Subcommittee A Senate Finance
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Employee Suggestion Award Board – Joint Committee Conference Room W-330
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Joint Commission on Economic Development House Gov. Org.
12:00 PM 01:00 PM Judiciary Subcommittee C House Judiciary
12:00 PM 01:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability Senate Finance
12:00 PM 02:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources Accountability – Molina MEETING & VISITATION
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Education Subcommittee A – Public Education House Judiciary
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Judiciary Subcommittee A Senate Judiciary
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Post Audits Subcommittee Senate Finance
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Select Committee on PEIA, Seniors and Long Term Care House Finance
02:00 PM 03:00 PM Commission on Interstate Cooperation Senate Finance
02:00 PM 03:00 PM Joint Committee on Technology House Finance
02:00 PM 03:00 PM Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Subcommittee House Gov. Org.
03:00 PM 04:00 PM Council of Finance and Administration Senate Finance
03:00 PM 04:00 PM Education Subcommittee B – Higher Education House Judiciary
03:00 PM 04:00 PM Joint Legislative Oversight Commission on State Water Resources House Gov. Org.
03:00 PM 05:00 PM Judiciary Subcommittee B Senate Judiciary
04:00 PM 05:00 PM Finance Subcommittee C House Finance
04:00 PM 05:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Workforce Investment for Economic Development House Gov. Org.
05:00 PM 06:00 PM Labor and Worker Safety Issues House Gov. Org.
05:00 PM 07:00 PM Joint Committee on Children and Families House Finance
06:00 PM 07:00 PM Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee Senate Judiciary
07:00 PM 08:00 PM Joint Committee on Government Operations – JOINT MEETING House Chamber
07:00 PM 08:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Government Organization – JOINT MEETING House Chamber

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Convene Adjourn Committee Place
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Joint Standing Committee on Education House Chamber
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Joint Standing Committee on Finance House Chamber
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary House Gov. Org.
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Joint Committee on Government Operations – JOINT MEETING House Chamber
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Government Organization – JOINT MEETING House Chamber
12:00 PM 02:00 PM Joint Committee on Health House Chamber
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Joint Committee on Government and Finance Senate Finance

Finally, happy 63rd wedding anniversary to my parents, Doyle and Ethel Mae Boggs.  I’m blessed with great parents that continue to lead by example.  Thanks, Mom and Dad, from all your family and friends.

Send your inquiries to the Capitol Office at:  Building 1, Room 462-M, Charleston, WV  25305.  Or, call Nancy Butcher in the Finance Committee office at 340-3230; or fax to 340-3388.  If you have an interest in any particular bill or issue, please let me know.  For those with Internet access, my e-mail address is:Brent.Boggs@WVhouse.gov

You may also obtain additional legislative information, including the copies of bills, conference reports, daily summaries, interim highlights, and leave me a message on the Legislature’s web site athttp://www.legis.state.wv.us/.  When leaving a message, please remember to include your phone number with your inquiry and any details you can provide. Additional information, including agency links and the state government phone directory, may be found at www.wv.gov. Also, you may follow me on Facebook at “Brent Boggs”, Twitter at “@DelBrentBoggs”, as well as the WV Legislature’s Facebook page at “West Virginia Legislature” or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/wvlegislature.

Continue to remember our troops – at home and abroad – and keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.  Until next week, take care.