This website is devoutly dedicated to all of Larry's friends and associates, both early and late, who have influenced and mentored him. However, it also should be noted that, being who they are, a majority of them have been late most of the time.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

2013 Legislative News #5

 Delegate Larry D. Kump, District #59 (Berkeley-Morgan Counties) will be pushing for legislation to reform the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Current law on the issue has so many loopholes that citizens routinely are rebuffed and denied, when they ask for accountability and information on what our state government is doing.  Kump is a persistent and fervent advocate on behalf of government and legislative transparency as well as citizen accessibility and participation in both.

 The Falling Waters Delegate's recent letter to the Beretta firearms company national headquarters in Maryland, suggesting to them that they relocate from that anti-personal liberty state to the much friendlier Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, has caught the attention of the Maryland State Legislature. Maryland State Senator Christopher Shank (R-Washington County) has asked West Virginia Delegate Kump for permission to read his letter aloud during a session of the Maryland State Senate.
 Additional legislation being sponsored or cosponsored by Delegate Kump includes, but is not limited to:

HCR 51 Our Citizen & State Rights (Rules Committee) Requests the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to establish a post session Interim Study on the impact of federal laws and regulations upon the sovereign rights of the State of West Virginia and our citizens, as provided by the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. 

HB 2594  Teaching Our American Heritage (Education) Would require schools to teach about the Declaration of Independence, our Constitution and Bill of Rights, and other relevant historical documents and events from the era of our Founding Fathers.

HB 2728 Parking for Disabled Veterans (Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security) Would allow any veteran with a disabled veteran automobile license plate to park in handicap parking spaces. 

The above are only some of the proposals that he has and will yet introduce in the West Virginia Legislature (see other entries at this website). All bills first must be heard and voted upon in their assigned legislative committee before receiving further legislative consideration. (Committee assignments are listed after each bill number and title above). For information on other bills introduced and which legislators are assigned to which committee, click on the "WV State Legislature" link under "Links" on the right hand side of this website.

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