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House Completes Day 59 Agenda

The House returned to continue with bills on second reading. Several bills were advanced to third reading with the right to amend.

Rules were suspended, and the following bills were read a third time and passed.

Senate Bill 573 requests the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals to develop a rule to create a system to assign magistrates on a temporary rotating basis outside the county of their election or appointment to provide over initial appearances, petitions for domestic violence, emergency protective orders, emergency mental hygiene petitions, emergency juvenile delinquency petitions, and applications for issuance of search warrants.

Senate Bill 606 imposes a duty on persons licensed or authorized by the WV Board of Medicine to report an incidence of sexual misconduct, violating control substance protocols, conduct that jeopardizes patient safety, or other gross misconduct. The bill states any failure to report incidences is grounds for disciplinary action.

Senate Bill 609 authorizes the Commissioner of Highways to accept ownership of equipment that was rented or leased.

Senate Bill 647 prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s mental or physical disability relating to access to organ donation.

Senate Bill 662 provides procedures to expand the Resort Area District.

Senate Bill 714 provides the Director of the Office of Miners’ Health, Safety, and Training or designee may vote to break ties for the Coal Mine Safety and Technical Review Committee.

The Finance Chair explained the Senate’s amendment to Senate Bill 250, Budget Bill. The amended bill will be put upon passage tomorrow morning.

The House is adjourned until 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2022.

The Rules Committee will meet at 9:45 a.m.

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