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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 12:45 PM

West Virginia Schools for the Deaf & Blind Students Entertain House
The House was treated to a musical performance this morning by students of the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf & Blind in Romney. The students performed through sign, voice and musical instruments the songs,“Big Yellow Taxi” and “Sweet Home, West Virginia.” A citation also recognized the 250th anniversary of the founding of the town of Romney.

Three bills were passed by the House today, including House Bill 4126, which would authorize legislative rules for the Higher Education Policy Commission and the Council for Community and Technical College Education; House Bill 4139, which would authorize miscellaneous agencies and boards to promulgate legislative rules; and House Bill 4220, which would authorize the bureau of commerce to promulgate legislative rules.

Six bills were read for the second time this morning and were advanced to third reading, among them is House Bill 4260, which relates to insurance coverage for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Additional bills advanced to third reading today include: House Bill 2657, House Bill 4020, House Bill 4049, House Bill 4327 and House Bill 4451.

Read for the first time today was House Bill 2740, which would make covenants that restrict the installation or use of solar energy systems unenforceable. Another five bills were also on first reading today and include: Senate Bill 379, House Bill 4028, House Bill 4037, House Bill 4530 and House Bill 4630.

The following committees will meet today:
Finance 1 p.m. - 460M
Judiciary 1 p.m. - 410M

The following committees will meet tomorrow:
Judiciary 9 a.m. - 410M
Education 9 a.m. - 434M
Finance 9 a.m. - 460M

The House is in recess until 4 p.m. this afternoon.

UPDATE: Following the recess, the House breifly convened to recieve committee reports from afternoon committee meetings.

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

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