Today in the Legislature

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 01:11 PM

House Passes Bill to Raise Minimum Wage

The House convened at 11 a.m. today to pass House Bill 4283, which would raise the minimum wage. After January 1, 2015, the minimum wage would be $8.00 per hour and after January 1, 2016, it would be $8.75 per hour.

Additionally, three other bills were passed. House Bill 4208 adds several synthetic hallucinogens to the list of scheduled drugs. House Bill 4414 would strengthen the prohibition of candidates soliciting public employees. House Bill 4421 would allow lottery winnings to be transferred by an electronic funds transfer. These bills will be communicated to the Senate for their consideration.

The House introduced 13 bills today, including House Bill 4478, which would require a certificate of insurance to be in effect throughout the entire vehicle registration period. House Bill 4486 was passed as well, which would require a prescription to dispense drugs that can be used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

House Concurrent Resolution 87 was adopted today. This concurrent resolution would name a bridge after Army Sgt. Everett Wayne "Bud" Sell in honor of him dislodging the turret to prevent further damage to his plane. Sell was lost August 23, 1944 and has yet to be found.

House Bills 4154, 4237 and 4412 had their second readings. Nine bills had their first reading.

Citations were also presented recognizing Marshall University and Women's Day at the Legislature.

The following committees will meet today:

  • House Industry and Labor at 4:30 p.m. in 410M
  • House Political Subdivisions at 4:35 p.m. in 215E
  • House Roads and Transportation at 5:30 p.m. in 460M
  • House Energy at 6:30 p.m. in 410M
  • House Health and Human Resources at 6:30 p.m. in 215E

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

  • House Judiciary at 8:30 a.m. in 410M
  • House Finance at 9:15 a.m. in 460M

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

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