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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 02:48 PM

West Virginia Veterans Award Bill Completes Legislation

Today in the Senate, the body adopted Senate Resolution 38 which recognized Nurses Unity Day. It was also crossover day at the Legislature. Crossover day signifies the last day that the Senate can deliberate bills from the Senate. For the remainder of the session the Senate will only consider House bills. There were 11 bills passed on third reading and now move to the House for further consideration. 

One of the bills passed was Senate Bill 204, which expands crime victims compensation. Another bill that was amended and passed was Senate Bill 391 which would increase salaries for teachers and school service personnel. Senate Bill 539 also passed and would allow certain law-enforcement officers, that are employed as a school security guard, to carry a firearm that they are legally permitted to carry. 

House Bill 4350 was passed in the Senate today and completed legislation. This bill would provide for the awarding of a West Virginia Veterans Medal and ribbon, and a West Virginia Service Cross and ribbon to qualifying West Virginia Veterans. 

There were three constitutional amendment resolutions adopted that will be on the ballot in November if adopted in the House. Senate Joint Resolution 10, which relates to the Right to Hunt and Fish in West Virginia, Senate Joint Resolution 12, which is Claiming WV Water Resources for Use and Benefit of its Citizens, Senate Joint Resolution 14, which relates to the WV Future Fund, now move to the House for further consideration. 

The following committess will meet today:

  • 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. in room 208W

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

›› Completed Legislation


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