Archive for October, 2017

House panel advances legislation that puts age limitations on tanning bed use
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House panel advances legislation that puts age limitations on tanning bed use

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The House Committee on Health and Human Resources advanced HB 2520 Tuesday, a bill that would prohibit people younger than 18 years old from using tanning beds. Language that would have allowed teenagers to use tanning beds with written parental consent was stricken from the measure. Min […]

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Bill to nix labor rep from PEIA board goes to Senate

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail Legislation to remove labor union representation from the PEIA Finance Board (SB 221) is headed to the Senate floor, after advancing Tuesday from the Government Organization Committee. The bill would shrink the board from 10 to eight appointed members, and would remove a requirement that one of the appointees represent […]

FixOurRoadsWV.com helping bring you Around The Rotunda each day
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FixOurRoadsWV.com helping bring you Around The Rotunda each day

House passes increased penalties for exposing children to meth
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House passes increased penalties for exposing children to meth

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia House passed a bill Tuesday increasing criminal penalties for exposing children to methamphetamine manufacturing. In a 98-2 vote, delegates passed the committee substitute for House Bill 2083. Delegate John Shott, R-Mercer, said this bill is a series of legislation passed through judiciary dealing with […]

Bills give insight into Justice’s tax plans
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Bills give insight into Justice’s tax plans

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Parts of Gov. Jim Justice’s legislative agenda, introduced Tuesday, provides some insights on the new governor’s tax plans, as well as his proposal to offer an optional annual pass to give drivers toll-free use of the West Virginia Turnpike and any future toll roads in the state. […]

House passes bill dealing with higher education personnel
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House passes bill dealing with higher education personnel

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After much debate on seniority during times of layoffs — and especially whether that person should be recalled after losing a job — a bill dealing with higher education personnel passed through the West Virginia House. House Bill 2542 passed 61-38 with southern West Virginia Delegates Stephen […]

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10 things to know: Wednesday, March 1

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP HERALDS ‘NEW CHAPTER OF AMERICAN GREATNESS’ The president, addressing Congress for the first time, calls for overhauling […]

Health Committees look at restrictions, work requirement for SNAP program
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Health Committees look at restrictions, work requirement for SNAP program

By Lexi Browning For the West Virginia Press Associaiton CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The potential benefits and problems created by adding restricts and work requirements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program lead discussions at Health Committee meetings in both the West Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate Tuesday. s Both Senate and House Health Committees discussed […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Wednesday, March 1
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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Wednesday, March 1

W.Va. Legislative Committee Meeting Schedule – Subject to change Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm SENATE:                       Wednesday, March 1, 2017 REVIEW BILLS INTRODUCED The Senate will convene at 11 a.m. UNFINISHED BUSINESS   SCR 24: US Army PFC Joe Messe, Sr., Memorial Bridge   THIRD READING   Eng. Com. […]