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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 01:40 PM

Senate Completes Legislation Making Failure to Wear a Seat Belt a Primary Offense
The Senate convened this morning to complete legislation on four bills, pass two bills, advance three bills to third reading, 27 to second reading, and adopt three Senate Resolutions.

Bills that completed legislation today include House Bill 2108 , making the failure to wear a seat belt a primary offense. The bill is now awaiting signature from the Governor.

House Bill 2395 , which would permit the Bureau of Senior Services to require in-home care workers to get background checks, is one bill that passed in the Senate today.

Bills on second reading today include House Bill 2979 , which relates to broadband deployment projects. Senator Plymale presented an amendment to the bill that would put those in the state without broadband access at top priority. The amendment was adopted and the bill was advanced to third reading.

Finally, the Senate adopted three resolutions today recognizing the Division of Highways, congratulating Bluefield High School boys' basketball team on their state championship title, and designating April 10, 2013 as "Crime Victims' Day" at the Legislature.

The following committees will meet today:

The Committee on Economic Development will meet today at 1:00 p.m. in 451M.
The Committee on Finance will meet today at 3:00 p.m. in 451M.
The Committee on Judiciary will meet today at 3:00 p.m. in 208W.

The Senate is in recess until today at 4:30 p.m

UPDATE:

The Senate reconvened this evening to receive committee reports, read several bills for a first time, and adopt a Senate Concurrent Resolution.

Bills read a first time include House Bill 2600, which would authorize county commissions to create resort area districts.

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

The Committee on Finance will meet tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in 451M.
The Committee on Judiciary will meet tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. in 208W.

The Senate will reconvene tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.

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