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Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 12:47 PM

House Memorializes Honorable James E. "Jimmy" Willison

The House of Delegates convened today to receive Senate bills and adopt House Resolution 12. This resolution memorializes the life of the Honorable James E. "Jimmy" Willison, who passed away Nov. 24, 2013. Willison was a veteran, lay minister and served in the West Virginia Legislature.

Senate Bill 58, relating to the basis for voidable marriages and annulments, and Senate Bill 499, making the Prudent Investor Act the primary standard of care for the Investment Management Board, were amended and had their second readings.

Upon its introduction into the House, Senate Bill 460 was immediately considered and had its first reading. This bill would add the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine to the list of state institutions of higher education that are permitted to invest certain finances with its foundation, with the amount limited to $25 million.

Citations were presented recognizing the life of Randy Stephens and Morgantown High School football player Jamie Charles "Chazzy" Thomas, Jr.

The following committees will meet today:

  • House Industry and Labor at 1 p.m. in 410M
  • House Political Subdivisions at 1 p.m. in 215E
  • House Roads and Transportation at 2 p.m. in 460M
  • House Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at 2 p.m. in 215E
  • House Health and Human Resources at 3:15 p.m. in 215E
  • House Education at 4 p.m. in 434M
  • House Judiciary at 4 p.m. in 410M

The following committees will meet tomorrow:

  • House Agriculture and Natural Resources at 9 a.m. in 215E
  • House Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security at 9 a.m. in 460M
  • House Banking and Insurance at 10 a.m. in 215E

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

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