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Speed limit bill introduced in Charleston

The Dominion Post

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Here are some Senate bills and a resolution introduced March 16. Local lead sponsors and co-sponsors are noted.

SB 622, sets conditions for the tax commissioner to withdraw or release tax liens.

SB 624, to decrease the minimum number of live racing days that a horse racing licensee must conduct in order to contract with any legal wagering entity.

SB 626, to allow teachers to post online a required calendar of scheduled activities in their classes that can be viewed by the parents of their students.

SB 637, to establish an 80 mph speed limit on interstate highways and four-lane limited access highways, with an exception for highways passing through city limits.

SB 630, to establish the Accessibility and Equity in Public Education Enhancement Act, allowing a county board or a multicounty consortium to create a virtual instruction program for one or more schools serving any composition of grades K-12 by adopting a policy creating the program and contracting with virtual school providers. Sen. Dave Sypolt, R-Preston, co-sponsor.

SJR 8, the Fair and Simple Tax Reform Amendment, to put before the voters an amendment to abolish personal property tax, set a single income tax rate of 3 percent to continue for no more than 10 years, and raise the sales tax to 8 percent, among other things. Tax Committee chair Robert Karnes, R-Upshur, sole sponsor.

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