Thursday, February 2, 2023

House Passes “Marshall University 75 Memorial Day” Bill

Today, the House passed House Bill 2412.

House Bill 2412 memorialized November 14 every year as the “Marshall University 75 Memorial Day” to honor the 73 individuals who died in the 1970 plane crash.

On November 14, 1970, a plane carrying most of the Marshall football time, coaches, boosters, two flight attendants, and two pilots crashed in Wayne County, WV. The plane was returning home from a Marshall football game in North Carolina. It is the “worst single air tragedy in NCAA sports history.” During this time, the community, state, and nation came together.

Every year, Marshall University holds a memorial ceremony at the Memorial Fountain on the Student Center’s Plaza. At this ceremony, the 75 lost are remembered and the Memorial Fountain is shut off.

Delegate Sean Hornbuckle is the lead sponsor of the bill and read the 75 names, then a moment of silence was observed for those individuals.

House Bill 2017 was on its third reading but has been sent to the Judiciary Committee for further review.

Two bills were on second reading today.

House Bill 2530 extends the expiration of temporary registration plates from sixty days to ninety days.

House Bill 2533 allows for a permanent windshield placard to be valid for the duration of the applicant’s life.

The House is adjourned until 11 a.m. Monday, January 23, 2023.

Committee Meetings, Monday Jan. 23

The Education Committee will meet a 1 p.m. in Room 434.

The Committee on Government Organization will meet at 1 p.m. in Room 215.

The Judiciary Committee will meet 3 p.m. in 410.

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