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Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 12:25 AM

House Adjourns Regular Session, Passes Texting and Substance Abuse Bills
The House completed bills before the adjournment at midnight. After several lengthy floor sessions, 12 bills completed legislation in this evening's last floor session of the 80th West Virginia Legislature's 2012 Regular Session.

Among bills completed on the final night were Senate Bill 437, which relates generally to substance abuse; Senate Bill 211, which will create traffic offenses for texting or using handheld wireless communication devices while driving; and House Bill 2740, which would make covenants that restrict the installation or use of solar energy systems unenforceable.

Bills passed during tonight's floor session also include: House Bill 4101, which would authorize teacher-in-residence programs for certain prospective teachers in lieu of student teaching; House Bill 2278, which would authorize the use of additional mediums for use in archiving government records; and House Bill 4053, which relates to abduction, kidnapping and human trafficking.

The House ended the Regular Session at midnight.

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