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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 02:06 PM

Senate Passes Pseudoephedrine Prescription Bill

Two Senate Resolutions were adopted, Senate Resolution 32 and Senate Resolution 33. Senate Resolution 32 recognized West Virginia State University Day at the Legislature. Senate Resolution 33 celebrated the Linsly School for its 200th anniversary. 

Senate Bill 6 was passed 25-10 vote in the Senate. The bill would require a prescription for medications that contain drugs used in the production of methamphetamine. Before passage, two amendments to the bill were adopted. 

The other bills on third reading were Senate Bill 15, Senate Bill 100, Senate Bill 155, Senate Bill 331, Senate Bill 416 and were all passed in the Senate and now move to the House for further consideration. 

The bills on second reading: Senate Bill 167, Senate Bill 315, Senate Bill 328, Senate Bill 376, Senate Bill 427, Senate Bill 457, Senate Bill 480 and Senate Bill 540 were all advanced to third reading. 

The following committees will meet today:

  • Health and Human Resources will meet at 1 p.m. in room 451M
  • Education will meet at 2 p.m. in room 451M
  • Government Organization will meet at 2 p.m. in room 208W
  • Finance will meet at 3 p.m. in room 451M 
  • Judiciary will meet at 3 p.m. 208W 

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

  • Banking and Insurance will meet at 9:30 a.m. in room 208W 

The Senate is in recess until 5 p.m. 

Update:

The Senate reconvened at 5 p.m. to receive committee reports and to read six bills a first time prior to their second committee reference. The Senate also adopted six Senate Concurrent Resolutions and four House Concurrent Resolutions. 

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

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