House Bill 2463, which would repeal the section of the state code that allows the sterilization of those deemed mentally incompetent, passed unanimously.
Bills on second reading included House Bill 2733, which relates to hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings, and three other bills.
On first reading were 14 bills, including House Bill 2717, which would require deputy sheriffs be issued ballistic vests following law-enforcement certification.
The House also adopted six concurrent resolutions, including House Concurrent Resolution 11, which would make August 16, “Airborne Day” in West Virginia. Also adopted was House Resolution 28, which would call upon Patriot Coal to “live up to their obligations to active and retired miners, their families, and widows.”
The Wayne Middle School History Team 2 and the Hurricane High School men’s soccer team received citations at the beginning of today’s session.
Today, the last day to introduce legislation, the House introduced 80 bills.
The House will reconvene tomorrow at 11am.
Committees meeting today:
House Judiciary Committee - 1pm - 410M
House Finance Committee - 2pm - 460M
Committees meeting tomorrow:
House Finance Committee - 9am - 460M
House Government Organization Committee - 2pm - 215E