Senate to meet in special session too

CHARLESTON, W.Va.¬†—¬†State Senate President Mitch Carmichael has announced the Senate will convene in special session next Tuesday at the state capitol.

Mitch Carmichael

House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, announced earlier this week the House would go into special session next Monday to handle bills that weren’t taken up in a meeting last month. At the time, Carmichael said there were no plans to have the Senate meet but he changed his mind Wednesday after hearing from the governor’s office.

An announcement from the Senate Wednesday evening said senators would “consider additional bills to be introduced by the Executive.”

MetroNews has reached out to the office of Gov. Jim Justice seeking information about the proposed legislation.

The special session will coincide with monthly interim committee meetings that start Monday at the capitol. The Senate floor session is set for noon Tuesday.





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