The Senate convened this morning for the 20th day of the Regular Session.
Senate Bill 172, relating to the sale of nonintoxicating beer, and Senate Bill 197, relating to the expiring of funds from the State Fund and appropriating them into various accounts, were passed unanimously.
The Senate also had five bills on second reading: Senate Bills 47, 196, 214, 335, and 338. Senate Bill 101, which would clarify the Medical Professional Liability Act, was read for the first time. In addition to these bills, 16 new bills were introduced.
The Senate will reconvene at 11am tomorrow.
Committees meeting today:
Senate Judiciary Committee - 3pm - 208W
Senate Finance Committee - 3pm - 451M
Committees meeting tomorrow:
Senate Energy, Industry, and Mining Committee - 9am - 208W
Senate Military Committee - 10am - 208W
Senate Transportation & Infrastructure Committee - 10am - 451M
Senate Health & Human Resources - 1pm - 451M
Senate Education Committee - 2pm - 451M
Senate Education Committee - 5pm - 451M
House Bill 2586, relating to qualifications for a license to practice embalming, passed through the House unanimously.
Special guests graced the House with their musical talents. Abby Latocha sang the National Anthem before the members. Latocha is a student from Mannington Middle School.
To celebrate tourism day, John Wyatt and his wide Donna Jean performed "Song of the Mountains". Wyatt and his wife are from Rainelle, West Virginia and specialize in acoustical folk, bluegrass, and gospel music.
The following committees will meet today:
House Finance - 2 p.m. - 460M
House Judiciary - 2 p.m. - 410M
House Education - 3 p.m. - 434M
The following committees will meet tomorrow:
House Finance and Education - 9 a.m. - House Chamber
House Government Organization - 2 p.m. - 215E
The House is adjourned until 11 a.m. tomorrow.
Today’s session started off with a performance by the Greenbrier Academy for Girls’ drum ensemble from Pence Springs, WV.
The Senate adopted Senate Resolution 23, commemorating the victims and survivors of the 1972 Blacksville Mine Fire.
The Senate will reconvene Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1pm.
Committees meeting Monday:
Senate Agriculture & Rural Development Committee - 12pm - 208W
The House passed two bills today: House Bill 2314, which would authorize a family court judge to order a child to be taken into custody in emergency situations and House Bill 2487, which would prohibit the use of laetrile. Both bills were passed with a unanimous vote.
House Bill 2586, relating to qualifications for a license to practice embalming was advanced to third reading.
The following committees will meet Monday:
House Health - 11 a.m. - 215E
Judiciary Committee - 2 p.m. - House Chamber
The House will reconvene Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1 p.m.