Today in the Legislature

Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - 01:14 PM

Senate Honors Fanning
During the morning floor session, the Senate adopted Senate Resolution 54 honored retiring Sen. John Pat Fanning (D- McDowell).

Two bills completed legislative action during the Senate floor session this morning. The Senate concurred with House amendments to complete legislative action on Senate Bill 191 , relating to personal safety orders. House Bill 4088 also completed legislative action and will repeal the West Virginia telecommunications tax.

Another 11 bills were passed, including House Bill 4338, which would raise the maximum value amount of an abandoned motor vehicle.

The Senate refused House amendments to House Bill 4339 and has requested that a it be referred to a conference committee.

Twelve bills were read for the second time. Among bills on second reading was House Bill 4130 , which would create a felony criminal offense of sale or purchase of a child.

Twenty bills were read for the first time and each advanced to second reading

The following committees will meet this afternoon:
Judiciary 3 p.m. - 208W
Finance 3 p.m. - 451M
Labor 1 p.m. - 451M
Natural Resources 1 p.m. - 208W

The Senate is in recess until 5 p.m. today.

UPDATE:The Senate met briefly this evening to receive committee reports.

Six bills were read for the first time after being reported out of committee. Among bills read for the first time was House Bill 4521,which would permit the restructuring of child support payments of an inmate who is released under certain circumstances.

Judiciary 9 a.m. - 208W

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

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