On January 21, 2016, Delegate Howell introduced House Bill 4191, which creates the Taxation With Representation Act (the "Act"). Under the Act, nonresidents of a municipality who work in the municipality and pay user fees pursuant to a municipal ordinance may vote in municipal elections. House Bill 4191 has been forwarded to the House Committee on Political Subdivisions for review and consideration.
At the start of the 2016 Regular Legislative Session, Delegates Lane and Faircloth introduced House Bill 2615, which creates the West Virginia Small Business Capital Act (the "Act"). The Act exempts the offer and sale of certain securities from the requirements of the West Virginia Uniform Securities Act and is designed to provide small businesses with additional start-up options.