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

Eng. Senate Bill No. 395 -- A Bill to amend and reenact 22B-1-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact 22B-2-3 of said code; to amend and reenact 22B-3-3 of said code; and to amend and reenact 22B-4-3 of said code, all relating to the general provisions for judicial review of final orders of various environmental boards; requiring petition be filed within 30 days of entry of the final order; providing that appeal does not automatically stay any final order or action approved by a board; authorizing the chief or director to employ outside legal counsel without approval of the Attorney General; providing that decisions of the Air Quality Board, Environmental Quality Board, and Surface Mine Board denying an application for a permit, or approving or modifying the terms and conditions of a permit may be directly appealed to the Supreme Court of Appeals; and providing for exceptions to this right of direct appeal.