2013-14 Legislative Session News

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    • Delegate Linda Longstreth re-introduced the Healthy and Safe Workplace Act for the 2013-14 session. It is House Bill HB 2054.
    • Read the text of the bill here.
    • HB 2054 has been referred to two Committees in sequence. First, it must be heard by, and pass, the House Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business. Then, it must be heard by, and pass, the Judiciary Committee.

    WV Activity in prior years

    • Lana Cooke, one of the WV State Coordinators, spoke at the National Press Club on Oct. 15, 2012 as part of a major press conference to commemorate WBI Freedom From Workplace Bullies Week. She tells why she created the WV Healthy Workplace Advocates.

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    • On the floor of the WV House Feb. 1, 2012 (left to right)
      Delegates Caputo & Manchin, WV Coordinator Lana Cooke, Sponsor Longstreth, WBI Direc. Gary Namie

    • HB 3015 was introduced by Del. Linda Longstreth on Feb. 4, thanks to the efforts of then-WVU Law student, and now attorney, Taylor Downs, pictured below with Lana Cooke.

    Sponsors of HB 3015

    Name District Phone E-mail Website
    Delegate Linda Longstreth   D-50, Marion (304) 340-3124 linda.longstreth@wvhouse.gov Here
    Delegate Barbara Evans Fleischauer   D-51, Monongalia (304) 340-3169 barbaraf@wvhouse.gov Here
    Delegate Mike Caputo   D-50, Marion (304) 340-3249 mike.caputo@wvhouse.gov Here

    Committee Chair, Energy, Industry & Labor

    Name District Phone E-mail Website
    Delegate Daniel Poling   D-10, Wood (304) 340-3137 dan.poling@wvhouse.gov Here

    Bill History


    HB 3015 introduced by Delegate Longstreth on Feb. 4, 2011, the first-ever bill for the state.

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