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Justice allows West Virginia election vacancy bill he vetoed in 2017 to become law

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN

Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A bill Gov. Jim Justice vetoed last year as a Democrat quietly became law without his signature on Saturday.

The West Virginia Legislature passed House Bill 3004, which says when certain politicians vacate office, they must be replaced by a member of their party at the time of their resignation — not necessarily their election.

A Republican again, as of August 2017, Justice did not sign the bill within five legislative days from when it was passed, thus enacting it into law by default.

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