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Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 04:17 PM

Bill To Remove Tolls By 2020 Passes House
The House reconvened this afternoon to pass 18 bills, advance five bills to third reading, and advance two bills to second reading.

House Bill 3163 is one of the 18 bills to pass. This bill would require all debt obligations of the West Virginia parkways authority to be satisfied by February 1, 2020. It would remove tolls on turnpikes when the bonds obtained by those tolls are fulfilled.

House Bill 3112 was also passed. This bill relates to compensation awards to victims of crimes. It would increase the maximum amount that may be awarded for victim relocation costs to $2500 from $2000. Additionally it would allow reasonable travel expenses for a claimant to attend parole hearings.

Among the four bills advanced to third reading was House Bill 2776, which authorizes the Commissioner to issue no more than ten additional special demonstration plates used by new and used dealers of larger commercial type vehicles.

House Bill 2777 was one of the two bill advanced to second reading. This bill would authorize family court judges to appoint counsel in certain contempt cases.

The House is adjourned until tomorrow at 11 a.m.




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