Sunday, June 16, 2024
Sunday, June 16, 2024

House Completes Action on Several Bills on Day Two of Special Session

The House returned to session this afternoon, completing legislative action on six bills, passing another, and adopting four resolutions. 

Senate Bill 1002, a supplemental appropriation, transfers $150,000,000 of unappropriated general revenue to the Division of Highways for Fiscal Year 2024.

Senate Bill 1003, a supplemental appropriation, establishes the “Agriculture Lab” within the Governor’s Office – Civil Contingent Fund and transfers $50,000,000 from the unappropriated general revenue to the fund for the development of a new state agriculture lab. 

Senate Bill 1004, a supplemental appropriation, establishes the “Posey Perry Emergency Food Bank Fun” under the Governor’s Office – Executive fund and transfers $10,000,000 from the unappropriated general revenue to support the operations and emergency food assistance initiative. 

Senate Bill 1005, a supplemental appropriation, transfers $30,610,673 of unappropriated general revenue to the State Board of Education for Fiscal Year 2024 for increased enrollment and the Hope Scholarship Program. 

Senate Bill 1006, a supplemental appropriation, decreases the appropriations to the Department of Human Services by $18,000,000 and appropriations to the State Board of Education by $27,321,613 for Fiscal Year 2025.

Senate Bill 1014 clarifies political party procedure and authority to nominate presidential electors. 

Senate Bill 1015 amends the requirements for deposits to the Rainy Day Fund. 

House Resolution 101 memorializes the life of Bob Ashley, who died on May 15, 2024. Ashley was a dedicated public servant who served 30 years in the Legislature and was a member of both the House of Delegates and the Senate. 

House Concurrent Resolution 101 amends House Rule 56, relating to Motions Not in Order. 

Senate Concurrent Resolution 101 urges the US Department of Education to accelerate the processing of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) and assure prompt issuance of student financial aid to higher education institutions and students across West Virginia and the county. 

Senate Concurrent Resolution 102 extends the State of Emergency and suspension of certain regulatory statutes and rules requiring completion of FASFA to October 15, 2024.

The House is in recess until 5:30 p.m.

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