Today in the Legislature

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 03:20 PM

House Passes Bill For Durable Medical Power of Attorney

The House of Delegates convened at 11 a.m. today to pass three bills, including House Bill 4214. This bill would require the chief medical officer of a mental health facility to help identify and designate a person as durable medical power of attorney for a stable, discharged patient.

House Bill 4336, relating to state control of county schools, also passed. House Bill 4278 passed as well, which would rewrite the procedure by which corporations obtain authorization from the West Virginia Board of Medicine to practice medicine and surgery.

There were nine bills introduced today. Among those introduced was House Bill 4453, which would make Supplemental Security Income exempt from being considered income for child support. House Bill 4455 was also introduced, which would permit the sale of alcohol on Sundays beginning at 10:30 a.m.

House Bills 4208, 4283, 4414, and 4421 had their first readings.

Citations were presented to the MGM Detachment of the Marine Corps League for their work in the community, as well as Fairness West Virginia for advocating civil rights relating to sexuality.

The following committees will meet today:

  • House Judiciary immediately following floor session in 410M
  • House Finance at 2:15 p.m. in 460M
  • House Education at 2:30 p.m. in 434M

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

  • House Finance at 8:30 a.m. in 460M

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

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