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Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 12:54 PM

Senate Honors Kennedy Award Winner
Today the Senate adopted two resolutions. Senate Resolution 30 Designates February 16 as West Virginia Generation Day. Senate Resolution 31 was adopted by the Senate to recognize George Washington Highschool Junior Ryan Switzer. Switzer was the near-unanimous pick for the Kennedy Award after a 40-touchdown season. He is the eighth junior to win the Kennedy Award since the award was first given in 1947.

Senate Bill 418, which clarifies that a sunrise review is required for the establishment, revision or expansion of a professional scope of practice, was the only bill to pass onto the House for further consideration today. In addition, a total of 18 bills were introduced. One such bill was Senate Bill 608, which would authorize search warrants to draw blood from DUI suspects.

A total of nine bills were read on second reading. Senate Bill 477 would limit the possession of wild and exotic animals. Senate Bill 471 would authorize the Supreme Court to establish mental hygiene commissioners' compensation.

Eight bills were also advanced to second reading after being read a first time.

The following committees will meet today:
Judiciary- 3 p.m.- 208W
Education- 2 p.m.- 451M
Health and Human Resources- 1 p.m.- 451M
Finance- 3 p.m.- 451M

The following committees will meet tomorrow morning:
Military- 10 a.m.- 208W
Economic Development- 9 a.m.- 451M

Transportation and Infrastructure- 10 a.m.- 451M

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

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