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    The Committee on Government Organization moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 4410--A Bill to amend and reenact §19-2C-1, §19-2C-3, §19-2C-5, §19-2C-5a, §19-2C-6, §19-2C-6b, §19-2C-8 and §19-2C-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto three new sections, designated §19-2C-3a, §19-2C-3b and §19-2C-9a, all relating to auctioneers and apprentice auctioneers; clarifying definitions; updating license requirements; updating duties of licensees; updating requirements for license renewals and expired licenses; authorizing rulemaking for the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture; allowing fees to be set by legislative rule; clarifying the special fund; increasing length of record retention; clarifying examination requirements and excuses; clarifying qualifying test scores; restricting length of apprenticeship; updating duties of sponsoring auctioneer; increasing criminal penalties; requiring contracts to have certain provisions; and requiring escrow accounts.