CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WBOY) — A signing ceremony was held by Governor Jim Justice on Friday for four recently passed bills.

(Gov. Justice Photo)

The bills that were signed are:

  • HB 2024, the $4.874 billion Fiscal Year 2024 budget
  • SB 423, state employee salary increase
    • The fourth of its kind in as many years.
    • Applies to all state employees, teachers, service personnel and the West Virginia State Police.
  • SB 268, sets the minimum reimbursement rate for PEIA
    • Sets it to 110% of Medicare’s reimbursement rates, and sets cost-sharing at 20% for in-state benefits and 30% for out-of-state benefits.
    • Requires PEIA to return to 80/20 cost sharing between employers and employees by July 1, 2023.
  • HB 3307, establishes the West Virginia-Ireland Trade Commission
    • Meant to advance trade, investments, academic exchanges and other matters as determined by the commission. 
    • Takes effect on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day.

The full signing event can be watched here.