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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 02:35 PM

Crossover Day in House of Delegates, 52 Bills Passed

The House convened today for crossover day, making it the last day for the consideration of House bills. There were 52 bills passed.

House Bill 4333 was among the bills passed, which would reduce the annual amount transferred from the State Excess Lottery Fund to the West Virginia Infrastructure Fund from $40 million to $20 million for the next three years. House Bill 4375 also passed, which would create the West Virginia Voluntary Employee Retirement Accounts Program.

House Bill 2981 would provide that historical reenactors are not participating in unlawful military organizations. House Bill 4156 was amended and passed, which would authorize the electronic collection of tolls and enforcement of toll violations on parkways. House Bill 4221 passed as well, which would permit teachers under the State Teachers Retirement System to teach college level courses without losing benefits.

House Joint Resolution 108 was amended and adopted. This joint resolution would propose an amendment to be voted on at the 2014 election that would make property owned by certain nonprofit youth organizations used to generate revenue exempt from taxes.

Senate Bill 499, making the Prudent Investor Act the primary standard of care for the Investment Management Board, had its first reading.

A citation was presented recognizing today as Nurses Unity Day.

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

  • House Judiciary at 8 a.m. in 410M
  • House Finance at 9 a.m. in 460M
  • House Government Organization at 9 a.m. in 215E

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

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