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Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 01:32 PM

House Passes WV Small Business Emergency Act Unanimously

The House convened today at 11 a.m. to adopt House Bill 4175.

The House voted to suspend the constitutional law that would require House Bill 4175 to be read on three separate occasions. The bill passed unanimously and is to be effective from passage. It will now move on for passage in the Senate. The bill would help small businesses affected during a state of emergency.

An additional 13 bills were introduced, including House Bill 4197, which relates to the development of corporate sponsorships for state parks and recreational areas. House Bill 4200 was also introduced, which relates to the possession of concealed deadly weapons in certain buildings owned by the state.

House Bill 4014 had its first reading today.

House Bills 4039, 4071, 4074, 4075, 4076, 4077, and 4098 were passed by the House Committee on Health and Human Resources and has been referred to House Judiciary. House Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security passed House Bill 2895 and has referred it to House Finance. House Roads and Transportation passed House Bill 2135 and House Bill 2477 and has referred them to House Judiciary, as well as House Bill 2522 which has been referred to House Finance. House Judiciary passed House Bill 4006 and has referred it to House Finance, as well as House Bill 4135 which will have its first reading on the daily calendar Friday.

The following committees will meet today:

  • Subcommittee on House Bill 4139 at 1:15 p.m. in 410M
  • House Education at 2 p.m. in 434M
  • House Finance budget hearings at 2 p.m. in 460M
  • House Government Organization at 2 p.m. in 215E
  • House Judicary at 2 p.m. in 410M

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

  • House Finance budget hearings at 9 a.m. in 460M
  • Joint Committee on Water Resources at 9 a.m. in 208W

The House is adjourned until 10 a.m.

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