Today in the Legislature

Friday, March 09, 2012 - 12:53 PM

Thirteen Bills Complete Legislative Action in Senate
In this morning’s floor session, the Senate took up House messages regarding the passage of several bills. The senate concurred with House amendments, thus completing legislative action on Senate Bill 202, Senate Bill 321, Senate Bill 331, Senate Bill 156, Senate Bill 362, Senate Bill 369, Senate Bill 373, Senate Bill 424, Senate Bill 436, Senate Bill 484, Senate Bill 579, Senate Bill 646 and Senate Bill 676. These bills will now go to the Governor for his consideration.

The Senate refused to concur with House amendments on Senate Bill 572, and asked the House to reconsider their amendments.

The Finance Committee reported House Bill 4263, and suspended constitutional rules to pass the bill. The bill would create the West Virginia Buy American Act.

Senate Resolution 58 was adopted, which memorialized Michael Thomas Barrett.

The Senate is in recess until 1 p.m.

UPDATE:The Senate reconvened this afternoon.

House Bill 2740, which would makes covenants that restrict the installation or use of solar energy systems unenforceable, was laid over one day on third reading.

Six bills completed legislation during today's afternoon session. A sampling of these bills include House Bill 4281, which will increase the supplemental pay of members of the West Virginia State Police, and House Bill 4256, which relates to captive insurance.

Additionally, 23 bills were read on third reading. Among these bills were House Bill 4522, which would provide additional contempt powers for family court judges, and House Bill 4522, which would require pulse oximetry testing for newborns.

The Senate read 14 bills for a second time. One is House Bill 4012, which would remove the Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health from certain boards. The constitutional rules requiring that a bill be read on three seperate days were suspended for 13 bills.

These bills are House Bill 2278, House Bill 4028, House Bill 4046, House Bill 4062, House Bill 4068, House Bill 4118, House Bill 4245, House Bill 4260, House Bill 4310, House Bill 4451, House Bill 4511, House Bill 4634 and House Bill 4396. These bills will be sent back to the House for thier concurrence on Senate amendments.

The Senate is adjourned until 11 a.m.

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