Today in the Legislature

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 01:03 PM

House Names Memorial Highway after Purple Heart Recipient
Several House Resolutions were adopted on the floor today including House Resolution 87, which names the four mile stretch of highway in Mineral County after war hero and Purple Heart recipient Sargent James "Aubrey" Stewart. House Resolution 86 names a bridge in Mineral County after Private Woodrow Wilson Barr, and House Resolution 13 celebrates the contributions of the Bluefield Coal Show to the West Virginia Coal Industry.

In addition, the House also passed six bills today including House Bill 4020, which recognizes students with outstanding statewide test scores, and House Bill 2657, which creates the West Virginia Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The House advanced six bills to 3rd reading as well. Of those, Senate Bill 379, would instate that the Board of Registered Professional Nurses designate certain treatment & recovery programs for licensees, and House Bill 2740 would make covenants that restrict the installation or use of solar energy systems unenforceable. The House also advanced House Bill 4028, House Bill 4037, House Bill 4530 and House Bill 4630.

There were also seven bills were read for the first time today.

The following committees will meet today:
Government Organization- 1:30 p.m.- 215E
Finance 2 p.m. - 460M
Judiciary 2 p.m. - 410M

The following committees will meet tomorrow:
Judiciary- 2 p.m.- 410M
Government Organization- 9:30 a.m.- 215E

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

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