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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 03:48 PM

House Passes State of Emergency Bill

The House of Delegates convened today to pass eight bills, including House Bill 4257, which would provide criminal penalties for spreading false, misleading or deceptive information through automated telephone calls during a state of emergency. House Bill 4431 was passed as well, which would clarify that someone possessing firearms, hunting dogs or other indications of hunting do not necessarily need to have a hunting license.

Senate Bill 402 completed legislation, permitting the recovery of service charges and fees charged to the Tax Commissioner by financial institutions.

Seven bills were on second reading. Sixteen bills on first reading.

Citations were presented recognizing the West Virginia Federation of Democratic Women, Harrison County Day, Rebound Physical Therapy and Sports Performance, and Home School Day.

The following committees will meet today:

  • House Government Organization at 2 p.m. in 215E
  • House Finance at 2:15 p.m. in 460M
  • House Judiciary at 2:40 p.m. in 410M
  • House Education at 3:30 p.m. in 434M

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

  • House Judicary at 8 a.m. in 410M
  • House Education at 9 a.m. in 434M
  • House Finance at 9 a.m. in 460M

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

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