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

Senate Passes 6 Bills, Memorializes the Life of Bob Ashley

The Senate suspended the constitutional rules requiring bills be read on three separate days and passed six bills on the second day of a Special Session that coincides with May interim meetings.

Senate Bill 1007 contains $40,000 for a higher education grant program, $32,000 for general support to state colleges and universities and just over $11,000 for a college access grant.

Senate Bill 1008 is a $2 million direct transfer to the Department of Veterans’ Assistance.

Senate Bill 1009 is an appropriation of just over $2 million to the Board of Education, State Aid to Schools.

Senate Bill 1010 is an appropriation of just over $61 million for the Department of Administration, Office of Technology reorganization.

Senate Bill 1011 expires funds from the PEIA Rainy Day Fund.

Senate Bill 1012 moves expiring funds from the Lottery Education Fund to the Department of Arts, Culture, and History.

These bills now head to the House of Delegates for consideration. The remaining item for the body to pass is Senate 1013, which would prohibit payment to residential substance use disorder treatment facilities that do not meet certain requirements. This bill remains on second reading today in the Senate.

Also, on Monday, the Senate honored the life of longtime delegate and state senator Bob Ashley with the adoption of House Concurrent Resolution 101.

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

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