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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 01:44 PM

Senate Passes 30 Bills
This afternoon’s floor session began with the adoption of Senate Resolution 46 which honored and affirmed sister-state relationship between West Virginia and Taiwan Province, Republic of China.

The Senate also passed 30 bills. Among those bills was Senate Bill 437. The bill would relate generally to substance abuse. It would address the regulation of opioid treatment programs in West Virginia. The bill would also update rules for opioid treatment program facilities to require clinical guidelines, recovery models, education and training requirements for treatment facility staff and treatment limitations and requirements.

Another bill that passed is Senate Bill 490, which would make trademark counterfeiting a crime. The bill would establish the elements of the crime, the different degrees of violation and penalties.

Senate Bill 608 also passed. The bill would authorize search warrant for blood draw for driving under the influence of a controlled substance or substances or a combination of a controlled substance or alcohol substances.

There were also three bills read for a second time. One of the bills is Senate Bill 135, which would consider military training, experience and education toward professional or occupational licensure qualifications.

The following committees will meet today:
Judiciary 3 P.M. - 208W
Interstate Cooperation 1:30 P.M. - 451M

The following committees will meet tomorrow:
Energy, Industry and Mining 9 A.M. - 208W

The Senate is adjourned until 11 A.M.




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