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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 02:32 PM

House Introduces Bill to Increase Taxes by One Percent

The House of Delegates convened at 11 a.m. today to introduce 21 bills.

Among the bills introduced was House Bill 4456, which would raise the consumer sales tax by one percent for the next four years. House Bill 4472 was introduced as well, which would make it a felony to attempt to enforce a federal or local statute, ordiance, law order, or rule about firearms, accessories, ammunition, and their accouterments if it violates state and federal constitutions.

House Bills 4208, 4283, 4414, and 4421 had their second readings. House Bills 4154, 4237 and 4412 had their first readings.

An attempt to discharge a bill from committee was denied in a tied vote.

Citations recognizing Greenbrier East High School's girls volleyball team and equestrian Robyn Yeager were presented.

The following committees will meet today:

  • House Judiciary at 1:30 p.m. in 410M 
  • House Government Organization at 2 p.m. in 215E
  • House Education at 2:15 p.m. in 434M
  • House Finance at 2:15 p.m. in 460M

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

  • House Agriculture and Natural Resources at 9 a.m. in 215E
  • House Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security at 9 a.m. in 460M
  • Commission on State Water Resources at 10 a.m. in 208W
  • House Banking and Insurance at 10 a.m. in 215E
  • House Pensions and Retirement at 10 a.m. in 460M

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

›› House bills introduced on this date



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