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Wednesday, March 06, 2013 - 01:32 PM

Senate Marks Today As "Women's Day," This Month As "American Red Cross Month"
The Senate convened this morning for the 22nd day of the 2013 Regular Session.

Senate Bill 101, which would include nursing homes and their health care providers in the Medical Professional Liability Act, was passed.

Senate Bill 139, which would regulate certain purchases of precious gems and metals, and Senate Bill 435, which would continue the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program, were read for the first time. In addition to these two bills, 16 bills were introduced.

The Senate also adopted Senate Resolution 25, making March 6, 2013 “Women’s Day,” and Senate Resolution 26, making this month “American Red Cross Month.” Representatives from each group were on hand to accept their respective resolutions.

The Senate will reconvene tomorrow at 11am.

Committees meeting today:
Senate Economic Development Committee - 1pm - 451M
Senate Government Organization Committee - 2pm - 451M
Senate Judiciary Committee - 3pm - 208W
Senate Finance Committee - 3pm - 451M

Committees meeting tomorrow:
Senate Judiciary Committee - 10am - 208W
Senate Education Committee - 2pm - 451M
Senate Education Committee - 5pm - 451M

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013 - 01:12 PM

House Passes One Bill, Four Bills Advance to Second Reading
Today, in the House, a citation was presented recognizing the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Day at the Legislature. Also presented was a citation recognizing the National Association of Social Workers from West Virginia's Chapter.

The House passed House Bill 2585, which relates to increasing the time to file a petition in response to notice of an increased assessment of certain real and personal property.

House Bill 2351, House Bill 2450, House Bill 2579, and House Bill 2764 were all advanced to second reading.

The following committee will meet today:
House Energy, Industry and Labor,Economic Development and Small Business Committee - 1 p.m. - 460M
House Political Subdivision - 1 p.m. - 215E
House Constitutional Revision Committee - 2 p.m. - 410M
House Roads and Transportation - 2 p.m. - 215E
House Senior Issues - 3 p.m. - 215E
House Health - 4 p.m. - 215E

The following committees will meet tomorrow:
Joint House Education and Finance - 9 a.m. - House Chamber
House Government Organization - 1 p.m. - 215E

The House will reconvene tomorrow at 11 a.m.

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013 - 12:43 PM

Five Bills Move Out of Senate
The Senate passed five bills this morning, March 4, 2013:

Senate Bill 47, regarding livestock trespassing laws;
Senate Bill 194, regarding the Medicaid program contract procedure;
Senate Bill 214, abolishing the interview requirement for medical licensee applicants;
Senate Bill 335, exempting certain hospitals from a certificate of need;
Senate Bill 338, would codify the existing common law in West Virginia in regards to trespassers of real property.

In addition to the five bills passed, Senate Bill 101, which would clarify the Medical Professional Liability Act, was read for the first time. Also, 21 bills were introduced.

The Senate will reconvene tomorrow at 11am.

Committees meeting today:

Senate Health & Human Resources Committee - 1pm - 451M
Senate Education Committee - 2pm - 451M
Senate Government Organization Committee - 2pm - 208W
Senate Finance Committee - 3pm - 451M
Senate Judiciary Committee - 3pm - 208W
Senate Education Committee - 5pm - 451M

Committees meeting tomorrow:

Senate Children & Poverty Committee - 10am - 451M
Senate Economic Development Committee - 1pm - 451M
Senate Government Organization Committee - 2pm - 208W

›› Senate bills introduced on this date


Tuesday, March 05, 2013 - 12:25 PM

House Designates Today As Women's Day
The House reconvened today to introduce 19 bills. House Bill 2829 and House Bill 2820 were two of the 19 bill. House Bill 2829 relates to the nomination and election of magistrates and House Bill 2820 would prohibit a person convicted of a sexual offense against a child from being on school property without written permission.

House Resolution 17, honoring the West Virginia Women's Commission was adopted. This resolution designated today, March 5, 2013 as Women's Day at the West Virginia Legislature.

House Bill 2585, which would increase the time to file a petition in response to notice of an increased assessment, was passed on to third reading.

The following committees will meet today:
House Government Organization - 2 p.m. - 215E
Joint House and Finance - 2 p.m. - House Chamber
House Judiciary - 2 p.m. - 410M

The following committees will meet tomorrow:
Natural Resources - 8:45 a.m. - 215E
Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security - 9:15 a.m. - 460M
Banking and Insurance - 10 a.m. - 215E
Pensions and Retirement - 10 a.m. - 460M

The House will reconvene tomorrow at 11 a.m.

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Monday, March 04, 2013 - 02:48 PM

Senate Passes Two Bills

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

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Monday, March 04, 2013 - 02:45 PM

House Passes Bill Concerning Qualifications for Embalming License
The House reconvened today to introduce 16 bills and pass one.

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.

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Friday, March 01, 2013 - 12:45 PM

Drum Ensemble Performs for Senate
The Senate convened this morning for the 17th day of the 2013 Regular Session.

Today’s session started off with a performance by the Greenbrier Academy for Girls’ drum ensemble from Pence Springs, WV.

Senate Bills 172 and 197 were read for the second time and will advance to a third reading. Meanwhile, five senate bills on first reading were advanced to second reading.

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

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Friday, March 01, 2013 - 12:21 PM

House Passes Bill Prohibiting the Use of Laetrile
The life of the Honorable Richard J. Campbell was memorialized today in the House with House Resolution 16. Campbell was an extraordinary educator, civic leader, veteran, a man of great experience.

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.

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