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Tuesday, April 02, 2013 - 02:00 PM

WVU Rifle Team Honored in Senate
The Senate completed two pieces of legislation this morning, the 49th day of the regular session.

Both House Bill 2800, which relates to the Teachers’ Retirement System, and House Bill 2802, which relates to the Emergency Medical Services Retirement System, were passed unanimously.

The Senate also passed 20 senate bills, including Senate Bill 624, which would amend the penalties for those who willfully fail to pay child support, and Senate Bill 98, which would establish the Shale Research, Education, Policy and Economic Development Center at WVU.

On second reading were 27 bills, including Senate Bill 90, which would make DUI causing death or serious bodily injury a felony offense, and Senate Bill 656, which would establish a special committee to study the problems facing the gaming industry.

Senate Bill 459, which relates to warranties on used motor vehicles, was read for the first time.

The Senate also adopted three resolutions. Senate Resolution 52, memorializing the life of the Honorable Ursula Jae Spears, Senate Resolution 53, recognizing Josh Miller for his film “Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey,” and Senate Resolution 54, recognizing the WVU Rifle Team for winning the 2013 National Championship, were all adopted.

The Senate the reconvene this afternoon at 4:30.

Committees meeting today:

Senate Education Committee - 2pm - 451M
Senate Finance Committee - 3pm - 451M
Senate Judiciary Committee - 3pm - 208W

Committees meeting tomorrow:

Senate Economic Development Committee - 1pm - 451M
Senate Government Organization Committee - 2pm - 208W

UPDATE:

The Senate reconvened this afternoon to receive committee reports and to read three bills (Senate Bills 444, 481, and 615) for a second time.

The Senate will reconvene tomorrow at 10am.

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