David Beard/The Dominion Post, Author at WV MetroNews

Saturday February 16, 2019

Transportation Committee passes Randy’s Dream, but raises concerns about costs

Members learned a drafting error led to a substantial underestimation of how much money the bill would draw from the General Fund.

Friday February 15, 2019

House passes medical cannabis banking bill, adds to definition of elder abuse

House holds final floor session of the week.

Thursday February 14, 2019

Senate Government Organization Committee passes county sales tax, emergency response bills

Much of the discussion on the emergency response bill focused on a small provision which sets up a means for the Adjutant General’s Department to oversee demolition of abandoned buildings across the state.

Wednesday February 13, 2019

Satellite casino bill moving along in the House of Delegates

Details of the bill were discussed and passed on Wednesday.

State Senate works through list of bills on Wednesday

The Senate only saw one blimp in the radar on Wednesday.

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Anti-hazing bill approved by Senate with adjustments for WVU situation

Senate also approves SNAP bill.

Monday February 11, 2019

Opponents exceed supporters during campus gun carry bill hearing

The bill would allow, with specified exceptions, people with concealed carry permits to carry weapons on college campuses.

Senate Finance OKs intermediate appeals court bill

One of the changes made by the Senate Finance Committee pleased the gas industry, but earned the ire of royalty owners.

Senate passes impeachment resolution, renews call for secondary road work

Senator Craig Blair suggests another committee of the whole, this one on the road issue.

Sunday February 10, 2019

Freshman delegate hopes low-cost energy bill gets look this session

Evan Hansen says the goal of the bill is to serve big power users.

Saturday February 9, 2019

Royalty owners group hopes to improve bill moving through House

Legislation deals with participation lawsuits.

Bill to add magistrates moving in state Senate

Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill Friday.

Friday February 8, 2019

Senate passes bills limiting special session pay, increasing judges’ mileage rate

A recap of Friday's action in the West Virginia Senate.

House Judiciary Committee passes medical cannabis banking bill

The House Judiciary Committee's substitute for the introduced bill wraps in the changes approved by the Banking and Insurance Committee.

Well capping bill moves to full House for consideration

House Finance Committee makes quick work of measure Friday.

Thursday February 7, 2019

Water quality rule approved on environmental day at capitol

Judiciary committee chair says no one is happy with the legislation.

Wednesday February 6, 2019

House approves bill on capping orphan gas wells

HB 2779 provides a means for royalties due to unknown or unlocatable mineral owners to be transferred to the Oil and Gas Reclamation Fund after seven years.

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