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

House Honors the late Former Delegate Chuck Romine

During the House floor session, the House of Delegates honored Delegate Charles E. Romine with House Resolution 12.

Charles “Chuck” E. Romine was elected to the House of Delegates in 1968. He served several terms before retiring from public service in 2018. In 2018, he was awarded The Distinguished West Virginia Award for his lifetime of dedication to the public and private sectors of the state. Romine passed away on September 24, 2023.

The House concurred with further amendments on three bills. The House also concurred with the Senate to complete legislative action on eight bills.

House Bill 5122 removes the age maximum to become a deputy sheriff and municipal police officer.

House Bill 4933 increases the dental coverage of Medicaid to $2,000 per two-year budget year.

House Bill 5540, Laken’s Law, requires public schools to provide fentanyl prevention and awareness education. Students shall be instructed on how to use FDA-approved opioid reversal agents and how to prevent the abuse and addiction to fentanyl.

The House passed five bills and completed action on three more.

Senate Bill 164 clarifies that all violations of trespassing can be subject to double damages.

Senate Bill 331 removes the cap on the amount of money that may be held in a county’s financial stabilization fund. Currently, the fund is capped at 50% of the county’s most recent general fund budget. The bill also allows a county commission to invest with the Investment Management Board or the Board of Treasury Investments.

Senate Bill 451 requires training to be provided to new prosecutors from the Prosecuting Attorney’s Institute.

Senate Bill 529 adds Salem University to the schools that can accept the Promise Scholarship.

Senate Bill 712 reduces the minimum age to be a State Police cadet to 18 years of age.

The House is adjourned until tomorrow, March 4, 2024, at 11 a.m.

Committee Meetings today, March 1 
The Judiciary Committee will meet at 1:15 p.m. in Room 410.

Committee Meetings Monday, March 4
The Finance Committee will meet at 9 a.m. in Room 460. 
The Judiciary Committee will meet at 10 a.m. in Room 410.
The Rules Committee will meet at 10:45 a.m. behind the House Chamber
The Committee on Government Organization will meet at 1 p.m. in Room 215E.
The Education Committee will meet at 2 p.m. in Room 434.

The House Judiciary Committee will host a public hearing in the House Chamber on Monday, March 4, 2024 at 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Senate Bill 590 – Political Subdivision Labor Regulatory Limitation Act. Sign-ups to speak begin at 8:30 a.m.

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