From The Well

Monday, May 20, 2019


May Special Session Update

Education Reform not included



Governor’s Proclamation dated May 17, 2019


Governor’s Call       Proclamation #1
Governor’s Amended Call Proclamation #2
The agenda for the May special session of the legislature is going to deal with a number of items, nearly all being legislation that was vetoed or died during the the recent Regular Session which ended in March.


In all, there are 33 items on the Governor’s Call including supplemental appropriations for a number of government agencies. It has been reported by media outlets that education reform may be addressed during an upcoming interim session.


Click on the boxes to the left to view the Governor’s proclamations calling the Legislature into Special Session, and listing the legislation to be addressed.



Special session restarts Monday, but much still a mystery


·    By Ryan Quinn Charleston Gazette-Mail, May 18, 2019

West Virginia’s special legislative session is set to reconvene 2 p.m. Monday, but the Republican Senate president has said his proposed education legislation may not be ready for perhaps two more weeks.


Though they didn’t express anger or disappointment over it, the House of Delegates’ Republican Education and Finance committee chairmen said they weren’t told ahead of time about the Student Success Act plan that Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, revealed last week.


Carmichael has said the act, like the omnibus education bill that died in this year’s regular legislative session amid a statewide public school workers strike, would lump together the pay raises school workers may want with the charter schools many oppose. (More)


WV Legislature


Legislature Live
Meeting Notices


Proposed Rules
Legislative Wrap-up


Some information in this update is collected from the WV Legislature’s Daily/Weekly Blogs.



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