Two bills completed legislation in the Senate today. The House passed Senate Bill 443 and Senate Bill 444, which both relating to retirement, with changes to the bills' effective dates and were sent back to the Senate for approval. The changed to the bill were adopted and the bills now move to Governor Tomblin for signature.
Nine bills that passed in the House were introduced in the Senate for further consideration. House Bill 4359, which relates to the licensing of managing general agents of insurers, was read a first time and is on second reading. House Bill 4372, which permits the Commissioner of Financial Institutions to require filing of reports, data or information directly with the Division of Financial Institutions.
On Committee reports Senate Bill 204, relating to victim compensation, was read a first time prior to its second committee reference to the Finance Committee.
All 20 bills on second reading were advanced to third reading with three of the bills being amended. Senate Bill 252, which relates to Juvenile Drug Court, Senate Bill 456, which relates to healthcare provider tax, and Senate Bill 558, which relates to claims against the state, were all amended on the floor and moved to third reading.
The following committees will meet today:
The following committees will meet tomorrow:
The Senate is in recess until 4:30 p.m.
The Senate reconvened this evening to receive petitions and committee reports. They also read three bills and one Senate Joint Resolution a first time prior to their second committee references.
Bills that were read a first time included Senate Bill 539, which would permit certain law-enforcement officers employed as school security to carry firearms.
The following committes will meet tomorrow:
The Senate is in recess until 11:00 a.m. tomorrow