The bills included Senate Bill 161, which would make it mandatory to report child abuse or neglect. The bill would also increase penalties for those who do not report it.
Also read this afternoon was Senate Bill 165, which would create a criminal offense for sexual contact on incarcerated persons by correctional employees, regardless of consent.
Another bill that was read for the second time is Senate Bill 209, which would substitute community service for confinement in jail for persons who are under the age of twenty-one and purchases, consumes, sells, serves or possesses alcoholic liquor. This bill would also to apply to those who misrepresents his or her age to purchase alcoholic liquor.
A final bill that was read was Senate Bill 210, which would make West Virginia law consistent with federal law with regards to withholding of personal income tax on gambling winnings.
The Senate is adjourned until 1 P.M. on Monday.