Justice signs bills on Bible classes, reducing college oversight, disciplining educators, requiring AEDs, studying student discipline and enacting ‘Tim Tebow’

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

March 26, 2020

Republican Gov. Jim Justice signed into law Wednesday a bill specifically saying that Bible classes are allowed in public high schools.

Some prominent West Virginia religious leaders opposed the legislation during this year’s regular legislative session, saying it discriminated against non-Christian faiths.

Justice also signed numerous other education-related bills Wednesday, the last day he had to sign or veto bills that passed during the session. Any he didn’t take action on by that time would automatically become law without his signature.


From requiring devices that can save students from heart attacks, to cracking down on educators who try to sexually abuse kids, here are some education bills the governor has now made law: