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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 01:07 PM

Bluegrass Band Plays During Senate Floor Session, 12 Bills Pass
The Senate opened session today with a performance from the Putnam Family of Looneyville, West Virginia. Proceeding the families performance, the Senated honored and recognized two resolutions. Senate Resolution 38 designated February 22 as Homeschool Day at the Legislature and Senate Resolution 39 recognized Community College Day.

The Senate also passed 12 bills today, 11 of which passes unanimously. Senate Bill 507, which passed 29-4, with one Senator absent, involves dedication of proceeds from county excise tax on transfer of real property. Senate Bill 568, which relates to college and career readiness, and Senate Bill 555, which would provide contractor exception to sales and use tax exemption for certain nonprofit youth organizations were both read on third reading today in the Senate.

Additionally, two bills, Senate Bill 544, which would extend expiration dates for certain diesel-powered motor vehicles idling restrictions, and Senate Bill 501, which would require health insurance coverage of certain hearing aids, were read on second reading. Senate Bill 113 was laid over on second reading.

The Senate is in recess until 4 p.m.

UPDATE:The Senate reconvened for this afternoon's session after a brief recess to take up committee reports.

The following committees will meet tomorrow morning:
Judiciary- 9:30 a.m.- 208W
Finance- 9:30 a.m.- 451M
Banking and Insurance- 9 a.m.- 208W

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

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