The House convened at 10 a.m. today to pass the House Bill 4343, the West Virginia Project Launchpad Act. This bill would have the Governor create "Launchpads" and provide economic benefits for businesses locating or expanding in these areas.
An additional six bills were passed, including House Bill 4301, which would allow the reciprocal use of hunting and fishing licensees with Kentucky on the Big Sandy and Tug Fork Rivers.
The House passed 12 other bills as well. House Bill 4527 would create monitoring and testing requirements for public water utilities. House Bill 4554 would adjust the penalties for willful failure to pay child support.
Ten bills had their second reading.
Citations were presented for Correction's Day and to the IHRA's 2013 Sportsman of the Year, Greg Fowler.
The following committees will meet Monday:
The House is adjourned until 1 p.m. Monday.