Lawmakers finished a three day extraordinary session, the 2nd of 2014, on Wednesday. Lawmakers approved a total of six measures during the brief session.
Included in one measure, Senate Bill 2003, was an amendment to restore funds to several child advocacy and domestic violence prevention programs. The funding for these programs would come from a one time reduction of $1.06 million of the Racetrack Purse Fund. The bill further supplements and amends Title II Appropriations from the State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund to various programs.
Lawmakers also approved and pass House Bill 201, which relates to the application of minimum wage and maximum hour standards. The bill clarifies that employers in the state will continue to e governed by federal law regarding maximum hours and overtime pay.
Other bills passed included: House Bill 202, which will delay the effective date of the affirmative defense to an action to enforce a mechanic's lien; House Bill 203, relating to to boat dock and marina safety; Senate Bill 2004, which authorizes a transfer of money to the Courtesy Patrol Fund according to the expenditure schedule set by Budget Office; and, Senate Bill 2006, which extends the time for the Richwood, WV Common Council to meet as levying body.
The House of Delegates and state Senate have adjourned Sine Die.
Today, the state Senate and the House of Delegates met to continue deliberations regarding the 2nd Extraordinary Session of 2014. Both bodies received an Amended Proclamation adding one measure to the Governor's call.
That bill, House Bill 206 and Senate Bill 2006, would extend the time for the Richwood, WV Common Council to meet as levying body. The House version was read a first time in the House of Delegates while the Senate passed their version.
The Senate also read a 2nd time Senate Bill 2005, which relates to the application of minimum wage and maximum hour standards.
The House of Delegates is adjourned until 10 a.m. tomorrow.
The Senate is adjourned until 11:00 a.m. tomorrow.
The Senate convened briefly this evening and suspended the consistutional rules requiring a bill be read on three seperate days to pass Senate Bill 2003, which would supplement and amend Title II Appropriations from the State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund, and Senate Bill 2004, which authorizes the transfer of up to $4.7 million to the Courtesy Patrol Fund according to the expenditure schedule set by the Budget Office.
The Senate also recieved the committee report for Senate Bill 2005, which relates to the application of minimum wage and maximum hour standards.
The House will reconvene tomorrow at 11:30 a.m.
The Senate will reconvene tomorrow at Noon.
At Noon, the House of Delegates and state Senate were called into Extraordinary Session by Proclamation of the Governor. Each body introduced five bills for consideration during this session.
The legislation under consideration was introduced in the Senate and referred to the respectives Senate Committees to continue discussion while in the House of Delegates, each bill was read a first time. Then, House Bill 201, House Bill 204 and House Bill 205, were referred to the House Finance Committee.
The Senate will reconvene today at 4 p.m.
The House will reconvene today at 4:30 p.m.
The Following Senate Committees will meet today:
Senate Finance in room 451 M at 3 p.m.
Senate Judiciary in room 208 W at 3 p.m.
The following House Committees will meet today:
House Finance in room 460 M at 1:15 p.m.