Today in the Legislature

Monday, February 20, 2012 - 01:05 PM

House Recognizes Veterans, Passes Veterans Diploma Bill
The House recognized our state’s Veterans today. House Resolution 26 designated Feb. 20, 2012 as Veterans Visibility Day in the Legislature. Per capita, more citizens from West Virginia have served in our nation’s armed forces than from any other state.

The House passed five bills today including House Bill 4433, which would award high school diplomas to veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Conflict. The diplomas would be provided regardless of whether the veterans were attending high school before serving in the military.

Additional bills passed include: House Bill 3174, relating to liquor and beer sampling events; House Bill 4119, which would provide a definition for an athletic director who is employed by a county board of education; House Bill 4142, which would authorize the Department of Administration to promulgate legislative rules; and House Bill 4245, which would permit certain auxiliary lighting on motorcycles.

Six bills were on second reading today and were advanced to third reading, among them is House Bill 4493, which would establish special memorial days for certain military veterans.

Bills read for the first time today include: House Bill 4126, House Bill 4139, House Bill 4220 and House Bill 4351.

Today is the last day for bills to be introduced in either chamber. A total of 37 bills were introduced by the House today.

The following committees will meet today:
Judiciary 1:00 p.m. - 410M
Government Organization 1:30 p.m. - 215E
Education 3:00 p.m. - 434M
Health and Human Resources 4:00 p.m. - 215E
Political Subdivisions 5:00 p.m. - 460M
Judiciary Hearing 4:30 p.m. - House Chamber

The following committees will meet tomorrow:
Judiciary 9 a.m. - 410M
Education 9 a.m. - 215E
Finance 9:30 a.m. - 460M

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

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