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Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 02:01 PM

House Passes Bill Making Failure to Wear Seat Belt Primary Offense
Today in the House, four bills were passed. House Bill 2519, House Bill 2913, House Bill 3158, and House Bill 2108, which would make failure to wear a safety belt a primary offense and prohibit the denial of insurance coverage for prohibited use of electronic communications devices while driving.

House Bill 2521, relating to the West Virginia Contraband Forfeiture Act, was advanced to third reading along with eight other bills.

House Bill 2550, which would add criminal offense of receiving materials depicting minors in sexually explicit conduct, was advanced to second reading along with 11 other bills.

The House adopted House Resolution 29, designating March 28, 2013 as West Virginia Kids At-Risk Day. A citation was presented recognizing the 2012-2013 Greenbrier West High School wrestling team along with a citation recognizing Oak Glen High School women's volleyball team, the 2012 AA state champions.

The following committees will meet today:
Finance - 30 minutes following session - 460M
Judiciary - 30 minutes following session - 410M
Government Organization - 2 p.m. - 215E
Education - 2:15 p.m. - 434M

The following committee will meet tomorrow:
Judiciary - 9 a.m. - 410M

The House is in recess until 5 p.m. today.

***UPDATE***
The House met briefly this evening to receive committee reports.

The House is adjourned until 11:00 a.m. tomorrow.




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