Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

House Receives Senate’s Version of Budget

Today’s House floor session was brief compared to the last few days. During Senate messages, the House read Senate Bill 200 – Budget Bill for the first time.

Senate Bill 200 is the Senate’s version of the 2025 budget. It does not include fiscal impacts made by House bills passed, only those of Senate Bills passed. Just as the House’s version, which advanced from the Finance Committee this morning, does not reflect Senate actions, only actions of the House.

The Senate’s proposed general revenue budget for FY25 is $4.934 billion. The Governor’s requested budget is $5,222,841,436. The House version (HB 4025) is $5,001,963,518. The finance chairs and leadership from the House and the Senate will have to meet and prepare a compromise bill before the end of the session.

The House adopted a resolution and passed two bills today. Several bills were amended.

House Resolution 9 reaffirms the sisterhood partnership between West Virginia and Taiwan.

Senate Bill 240 increases the amount of fees a sheriff may charge when serving, summoning, and levying. The bill also increases the portion of fees that shall be directed to the Deputy Sheriff Retirement Fund.

Senate Bill 752 authorizes the Department of Agriculture to complete land transfers to the Village of Barboursville all the land known as Huntington State Hospital institutional farm to provide public services. The bill also authorizes the transfer of lots owned by the Department of Agriculture to the City of Ellenboro for public services.

The House is in recess until 5 p.m.

Committee Meetings today, Feb. 29
The Committee on Energy and Manufacturing will meet at 1:15 p.m. in Room 460.
The Finance Committee will meet at 2 p.m. in Room 460.
The Committee on Economic Development and Tourism will meet at 3 p.m. in Room 410.
The Rules Committee will meet at 4:45 p.m. behind the House Chamber.

The House returned to session to receive committee reports.

The House is adjourned until tomorrow, March 1, 2023 at 11 a.m.

Committee Meetings tomorrow, March 1
The Finance Committee will meet at 9 a.m. in Room 460.
The Committee on Government Organization will meet at 9 a.m. in Room 215E.
The Judiciary Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. in Room 410.
The Education Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. in Room 434.

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