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Monday, February 20, 2012 - 01:09 PM

Senate Celebrates Veterans Visibility Day
The adoption of several Senate Resolutions took up a majority of time during today's session. One such resolution revolved around honoring veteran's visiting today's floor session. Senate Resolution 32 designates February 20 as Veterans Visibility Day. Senator Wells of the 8th District gave a speech commending the visiting veterans. Additionally, Senate Resolution 33, which honored Jefferson County Day, Senate Resolution 34, which honored Jefferson Leadership, and Senate Resolution 35, which honored Sheperdstown, were all adopted during the Senate session today.

Senate Bill 343, relating to construction zone signage, completed legislation today. Several bills were also read on third reading today. A sampling of these bills passed include: Senate Bill 204 relates to removal of vehicles from highway in emergency situations; Senate Bill 540, relates to subdivision land development plans or plats; and Senate Bill 554 relates to write-in voting when using electronic voting systems.

Ten bills, including Senate Bill 341, which would create the Restroom Access Act, were read on second reading. Senate Bill 406, which regulates commerical dog-breeding operations, was laid over on second reading.

A total of 22 bills were introduced today, including Senate Bill 671, which would impose a consumer sales tax on utility terrain vehicles.

The following committees will meet today:
Judiciary- 3 p.m.- 208W
Agriculture- 2 p.m.- 451M
Pensions and Retirement- 1:45 p.m.- 208W
Finance- 3 p.m.- 451M

The following committees will meet tomorrow morning:
Government Organizations- 10 a.m.- 208W
Health and Human Resources- 1 p.m.- 451M

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

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

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