The House convened today, adopting several resolutions, and passing one bill.
House Concurrent Resolution 15 names the bridge, locally known as Cottageville Arch over Mill Creek in Jackson County the “Thomas Brothers Memorial Bridge.”
House Concurrent Resolution 58 recognizes February 14, 2022, as National Donor Day.
House Concurrent Resolution 59 names the bridge, locally known as Claysville Bridge over New Creek in Mineral County, the “Warrant Officer James Gilbert Bosley Memorial Bridge.”
House Concurrent Resolution 60 names the bridge, locally known as Sandy Creek Bridges carrying I-11 over Sandy Creek in Jackson County, the “Fire Chief Lee Thomas Memorial Bridge.”
House Resolution 11 urges the members of the US Congress to enact federal legislation designating May 4 as Firefighters’ Day.
House Bill 2257 extends supervision for drug offenders on the second or subsequent offense from 6 months to 10 years. The bill would apply to those transporting, selling, or having the intent to sell fentanyl.
Opponents of the bill note the bill will create barriers when it comes to reentry to society. Opponents state that additional supervision will not decrease the number of overdoses. They believe this bill will make it more difficult for people to move on with their lives after serving time for these offenses. Proponents of the bill note that the bill applies to individuals selling fentanyl, a dangerous drug, which is killing many in our state. Proponents of the bill state there are drug dealers who are knowingly selling fentanyl and believe they should be under supervision if they reoffend.
The bill advances to the Senate.
The House is adjourned until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2022.
Committees – Today
The Committee on Technology and Infrastructure will meet at 1:20 p.m. in Room 215E.
The Committee on Veterans and Homeland Security will meet at 1:20 p.m. in Room 410.
The Committee on Pensions and Retirement will meet at 1:20 p.m. in Room 460.
The Committee on Government Organization will meet at 3 p.m. in 215E.
The Finance Committee will meet at 3 p.m. in Room 460.
The Judiciary Committee will meet at 3 p.m. in Room 410.
The Education Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. in Room 434.
The Select Committee on Tourism and Economic Diversification will meet at 5 p.m. in Room 460.
The Select Committee on Coalfield Communities will meet at 5 p.m. in Room 434.
Committees – Tuesday, February 15, 2022
The Judiciary Committee will meet at 9 a.m. in Room 410.
The Rules Committee will meet at 10:45 a.m.
The Committee on Energy and Manufacturing will meet at 2 p.m. in Room 410.