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

Judiciary Committee to Continue with Expungement Bill on Monday

The Judiciary Committee met after today’s floor session.

House Bill 4111 reorganizes the statute by removing advanced practice registered nurses from the physician assistants practice act and moves them to the section of code relating to registered professional nurses. The bill states an advanced practice registered nurse may prescribe no more than a 3-day supply of a schedule II drug. The committee amends the bill so that both a PA and an APRN can not prescribe Schedule I drug and may prescribe a 3-day supply of a schedule II drug. No other limitation may be placed on a PA’s or APRN’s prescribing abilities under this bill. The amended bill advances.

House Bill 4311 makes it a felony offense for a person to knowingly vote (or attempt to vote) when not legally entitled to do so. The bill prohibits voting (or attempting to vote) more than once in any election, whether in West Virginia or between WV and another state. The felony conviction of carries a fine of not more than $10,000 and/or imprisonment for one to ten years. The bill advances to the floor.

A committee originating bill was introduced today. It amends current law for expungement of acquitted persons. Currently, if a person is acquitted or their case is dismissed with prejudice, the person must petition the court. This bill would create a mechanism for expungement for these situations with no action by the person. A person with a prior conviction of a felony is not eligible under this section of the code. The bill will be on Monday’s committee agenda for consideration.

The Judiciary Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Monday in Room 410.

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