The House of Delegates passed House Bill 116 - Authorizing the Governor to direct payment of certain state debt.
The bill allows the governor to create a public employees fund, and completed legislation.
The House recessed until 1 p.m.
The House reconvened just before 2 p.m. to suspend the rules and read Senate Bill 1015 a first and second time, putting it upon its passage. The bill passed the House and completed legislation.
The House also suspended rules and passed Senate Bill 1017 - Authorizing miscellaneous agencies and boards to promulgate legislative rules. The bill completed legislation.
The House recessed until just before 4 p.m.
The House reconvened to concur and complete Senate Bill 1013 - The Budget Bill. The bill completed legislation and goes to the Governor. The House also completed Senate Bill 1010 - Supplemental appropriation from State Fund, General Revenue to Department of Education, State Board of Education.
The House is in recess until 5 p.m.
The House passed House Bill 123 and sent it to the Senate where it completed legislation.
The House is adjourned sine die.
The Senate amended the House amendments to the Budget Bill and passed it back to the House during a brief morning floor session.
The body also passed Senate Bill 1015, which relates to participation in Motor Vehicle Alcohol Test and Lock Program, and Senate Bill 1017, which authorizes miscellaneous agencies and boards to promulgate legislative rules. These bills now head to the House of Delegates for consideration.
The Senate is in recess until 1:30 p.m.
Senate met briefly on Tuesday evening to suspend the rules and complete legislative action on two bills.
House Bill 123 establishes the PEIA Financial Stabilitiy Fund. The fund will offset premium increases for active employyees and retirees over the next four years. House Bill 128 extends the Volunteer Fire Department Workers'Compensation Premium Subsidy Fund.
The Senate has adjourned Sine Die
The Senate concurred in the House amendments to the tobacco tax increase, completing action on the legislation during a brief evening floor session on Monday.
Senate Bill 1012 raises the tobacoo tax by 65 cents per pack on cigarettes and other tobacco products, as well as e-cigarettes and vaping products. The bill is expected to generate roughly $100 million per year for the general revenue fund. The legiislation now awaits the Governor's signature.
The Senate also passed Senate Bill 1010 , which would allocate $2.1 million to the Boone County Board of Education to pay teachers and school service personnel through the end of the fiscal year. The bill now heads to the House of Delegates for consideration.
Finally, the Senate amended and passed House Bill 116, which allows the Governor to direct payment of certain state debts during a fiscal crisis. The bill will be up for completion in the House tomorrow.
The Senate has adjourned until tomorrow at 10 a.m.
The House of Delegates passed Senate Bill 1013 - the Budget bill.
The bill was amended by the House Finance committee to take some money from the greyhound racing industry to put towards Volunteer Fire Departments. The bill also was amended on the floor to include $500,000 toward Blue Ridge Community and
Technical College. Another floor amendment transfered money to the West Virginia Center for Professional Development.
The House also passed Senate Bill 1012 which would be a $.65 increase on cigarettes and tobacco products.
Both SB 1013 and SB 1012 have to go back to the Senate before completing legislation.
The House adjourned until 10 a.m. tomorrow.
The Senate suspended the constitutional rules to advance Senate Bill 1010 to third reading and amend it during a brief afternoon floor session Sunday. The legislation would allocate $2.1 million to the Boone County Board of Education to pay teachers and school service personnel through the end of the fiscal year. The bill is scheduled for a vote tomorrow in the Senate.
The Senate has adjourned until tomorrow at 4 p.m.
The House of Delegates passed House Bill 116 during a special session on Sunday.
HB 116 would authorize the Governor to make a direct payment of certain state debt. The original bill was to authorize the Governor to issue executive orders to furlough state employees, however, the version of the bill passed by the House did not include those provisions.
The House read Senate Bill 1013 - the Budget bill - a first time.
The House recessed until noon on Monday.
The House of Delegates on Saturday met to receive the veto message from the Governor notifying the Legislature he vetoed HB 101 - Budget Bill. A motion to reconsider the bill and pass the bill over the Governor's objections failed.
The House received three bills from the Senate following their passage from that body earlier today. Senate Bill 1011, reducing distributions to WV Infrastructure Fund; Senate Bill 1012, increasing tax rate on cigarettes and other tobacco products; and, Senate Bill 1013 - Budget Bill, were introduced and referred to the House Finance Committee.
The House is adjourned until tomorrow, Sunday, June 12th, at 2 p.m.
The Senate suspended the constitutional rules requiring a bill be read on three separate days to quickly pass a tobacco increase, along with the Budget Bill, during a morning floor session on Saturday.
Senate Bill 1012 raises the tobacoo tax by 65 cents per pack on cigarettes and other tobacco products, as well as e-cigarettes and vaping products. The bill is expected to generate roughly $100 million per year for the general revenue fund. Following the passage of the tobacco tax increase, the body quickly passed Senate Bill 1013 , the Budget Bill. The revamped budget measure is a balanced approach that includes rouhgly $100 million in additional revenue, $110 million in cuts and $70 million from the Rainy Day Fund.
The Senate began the day by passing Senate Bill 1011, which reduces distributions to the West Virginia Infrastructure Fund by an additional $10 million.
All three bills now move on for consideration in the House of Delegates.
Senate Finance met at 12:50 p.m. in 451M
The Senate has adjourned until tomorrow at 2:30 p.m.
This evening the Senate amended and passed House Bill 101, the Budget Bill. The legislation went on to complete legislative action in the House of Delegates.
Earlier in the day, the Senate suspended the constitutional rules and completed action on House Bill 117 and House Bill 118, both of which are rules bills dealing with the Department of Environmental Protection.
The Senate has adjourned until June 12th at 2:00 p.m.
The House of Delegates met Thursday morning, passing two bills and introducing one.
The House introduced House Bill 119 which would give emergency funds to the Boone County educational system. The House sent the bill to the Finance committee.
The House completed legislation on House Bill 101 - the Budget Bill - the bill goes to the Governor for action.
The House adjourned from the Extraordinary Session until 2 p.m. June 12.
The Legislature convened for the 12th day of the Extraordinary session.
The House of Delegates took up two bills placed on the Governor's call. House Bill 117 was read a first time in the second session on Tuesday. House Bill 116 was double referenced and refered to the Finance committee after Judiciary.
The House also completed legislation on SB 1002 - Expiring funds from various accounts to unappropriated balance in State Fund, General Revenue. The bill goes to Gov. Tomblin for his signature.
The House is adjourned until 11 a.m. tomorrow. The Senate is adjourned until 10 a.m. tomorrow.
House Judiciary will meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow.
House Finance will meet at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.
Senate Finance will meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow.
House Gov. Org. will meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow.