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A Discussion About HB 2007 And What It Could Mean For Gender-Affirming Medical Care In W.Va.


On this episode of The Legislature Today, the House of Delegates last week approved House Bill 2007. The bill would limit gender-affirming medical care for anyone under 18. During two committee hearings on the bill, lawmakers called no expert witnesses. Curtis Tate talks with Del. Danielle Walker, D-Monongalia, and Isabella Cortez, gender policy manager with Fairness West Virginia, to understand the potential impacts.

Also, the Senate Education Committee took up a bill Tuesday morning that hopes to address the hundreds of vacancies in certified teacher positions across the state. Chris Schulz has more.

The Senate completed action on five bills today, including Senate Bill 296. The bill codifies the procedures for virtual public meetings during an emergency, including proper conduct and rules for public observation and participation.

Finally, lawmakers on the House floor discussed the risks and benefits of forgoing a Certificate of Need for birthing centers to open in West Virginia. Appalachia Health News Reporter Emily Rice has more.

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