WV Teacher pay raise, other bills take effect July 1 - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

WV Teacher pay raise, other bills take effect July 1

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Extreme Sports Opens Its Doors In The Meadowbrook Mall

    Extreme Sports Opens Its Doors In The Meadowbrook Mall

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:44:28 GMT
    Extreme Sports opened its doors to the public Friday in the Meadowbrook Mall offering many unique sporting items.
    Extreme Sports opened its doors to the public Friday in the Meadowbrook Mall offering many unique sporting items.
  • State Police and WVU Give Students a Look at Crime Scene Investigations

    State Police and WVU Give Students a Look at Crime Scene Investigations

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:57:06 GMT
    The West Virginia State Police took it's mobile forensic center to the WVU campus for future crime scene investigators to check out.Middle school and high school students from all over went to the university to learn several different methods for crime scene investigating.
    The West Virginia State Police took it's mobile forensic center to the WVU campus for future crime scene investigators to check out.Middle school and high school students from all over went to the university to learn several different methods for crime scene investigating.
  • Mountaineer Mall Area Robotics Hosts First FRC Competition in West Virginia

    Mountaineer Mall Area Robotics Hosts First FRC Competition in West Virginia

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:56:21 GMT
    It was the first of it's kind. The state of West Virginia has never hosted a First Robotics Competition until now. Twenty four teams, from 13 states and 2 countries, competed for the top spot at the WVU Recreation Center."The practice matches we did were the first FRC matches ever done in West Virginia," said Autumn Baker, a Mountaineer Area RoboticS team member. "That feels really good that we can sort of pioneer this type of event."Mountaineer Area Robotics (MARS) put together the event tha...
    It was the first of it's kind. The state of West Virginia has never hosted a First Robotics Competition until now. Twenty four teams, from 13 states and 2 countries, competed for the top spot at the WVU Recreation Center."The practice matches we did were the first FRC matches ever done in West Virginia," said Autumn Baker, a Mountaineer Area RoboticS team member. "That feels really good that we can sort of pioneer this type of event."Mountaineer Area Robotics (MARS) put together the event tha...

Several state laws will take effect July 1, including the law passed to give teachers and school service personnel an across-the-board $1,000 pay raise.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin promised in his State of the State address school teachers, bus drivers and custodians would see a 2 percent increase in their salaries.

“Therefore, I commit to funding a 2 percent pay raise for all teachers and school service personnel who invest in our children every day," Tomblin said in his speech. "I’m also asking for a modest pay increase for our state employees – who have been asked to do more with less."

The West Virginia Legislature then passed Senate Bill 391 the $1,000 across-the-board raise on March 8, the final day of the regular legislative session.

Another law that takes effect allows full-time and part-time salaried and hourly state workers to be paid every two weeks instead of twice a month.

State employees would previously be forced to go without a pay check on a three-day weekend. The change will get employees 26 paychecks a year instead of 24, but workers will continue to be paid the same amount.

Other bills that take effect July 1:

SB 322 - Requiring the state pay employees every 2 weeks

SB 376 - Construction workers get OSHA certified

SB 383 - Self-financed mortgage requirements

SB 391 - Teacher, school service personnel pay raise

SB 414 - Redirecting nonprobate appraisement filings

SB 458 - Dedicating certain circuit court fees to low-income persons who need legal services

HB 4012 - Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts

HB 4290 - Revising regulatory structure of money transmitters and other entities