West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.


West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.


West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.


West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.


West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.


Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.


Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Governor Announces Action Taken on 2012 Legislation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announces the following pieces of legislation from the 2012 Legislative Session have completed the Legislative process.

Bills signed by Gov. Tomblin:
  • SB 100: Relating to fees collected by circuit court clerks.
  • SB 205: Relating to construction zone signage.
  • SB 214: Clarifying sunrise review requirement for establishment, revision or expansion of professional scope of practice.
  • SB 382: Relating to sex offender registration.
  • SB 385: Expanding definition of "computer" in commission of certain crimes.
  • SB 429: Relating to motor vehicle classifications.
  • SB 434: Providing suggestion and suggestee execution contain certain information.
  • SB 536: Authorizing Auditor's land department to accept credit, debit or charge card payments.
  • HB 2521: Eliminating the requirement of serving domestic violence orders by certified mail.
  • HB 3128: Relating to filing a civil petition for expungement of records relating to an arrest.
  • HB 4001: Authorizing boards to establish fees by legislative rule.
  • HB 4002: Relating to annual seminar requirements for professional licensing boards. 
  • HB 4097: Creating a license to practice hair styling.
  • HB 4126: Authorizing legislative rules for the Higher Education Policy Commission and Council for Community and Technical College Education.
  • HB 4220: Authorizing the department of commerce to promulgate legislative rules.
  • HB 4320: Relating to the settlement of violations of the Hazardous Waste Management Act by consent agreements.
  • HB 4338: Raising the maximum value amount of an abandoned motor vehicle.
  • HB 4345: Prohibiting the unauthorized sale of railroad scrap metal.
  • HB 4398: Declaring certain claims against the state and its agencies to be moral obligations of the state.
  • HB 4481: Relating to the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Commission.
  • HB 4654: Relating to the provision of mailing services by the CPRB to certain retiree organizations.

For more information on the legislation, visit the West Virginia Legislature's website: www.legis.state.wv.us.

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Amy Shuler Goodwin