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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:48 PM

Senate Adopts West Virginia University Resolution
The Senate passed 10 bills today on third reading, majority of which passed unanimously during today's floor session. A sampling of these bills include: Senate Bill 353, which relates generally to possesion of firearms; Senate Bill 507, which relates to voluntary and involuntary hospitilization of mentally ill persons; and Senate Bill 536, with deals with authorizing auditor's land department to accept credit, debit or charge card payments.

Additionally, the Senate adopted two resolutions today. Senate Resolution 36 designated February 21 as West Virginia University Day. The resolution was received by the University's President, Jim Clements. Also on hand today was the Orange Bowl trophy from West Virginia University's thrilling Orange Bowl victory in January over Clemson University. Senate Resolution 37 honored Concord University's Football Team.

A total of 12 bills were read on second reading, and one bill, Senate Bill 113, was laid over on second reading. A sampling of bills read on second reading include: Senate Bill 369, which would permit Deputy Sheriff Retirement System retirants to modify benefit options upon divorce; Senate Bill 468, which would allow Courthosue Facilities Improvement Authority to issue bonds; and Senate Bill 478, which would create apprentice hunting and trapping license.

Two bills, Senate Bill 544 and Senate Bill 501 were read on first reading.

The following committees will meet today:
Judiciary- 3 p.m.- 208W
Education- 2:00 p.m.- 451M
Health and Human Resource- 1 p.m.- 451M

The following committees will meet tomorrow morning:
Energy, Industry and Mining- 10 a.m.- 208W
Agriculture- 9 a.m.- 208W
Natural Resources- 1 p.m.- 208W
Interstate Cooperation- 1 p.m.- 451M

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

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