Senate Judiciary Committee passes co-tenancy bill

By DAVID BEARD

The Dominion Post

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the cotenancy bill HB 4268 — unamended Tuesday evening and sent it to the full Senate.

Industry representatives and House Energy Committee members were there to watch. Many expressed relief because the governor had minutes before reversed his Monday statements that he would veto the bill in favor of a special session package combining cotenancy, forced pooling and a severance tax hike designed to pay for teacher and state employee raises.

Justice said Tuesday he’d come up with a different raise plan and won’t veto the bill.

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