House Passes Road Bond Bill and Expungement Bill

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The West Virginia House of Delegates completed legislation on two bills Monday evening.

One bill, Senate Bill 2002, would expunge a conviction of a traffic control violation for a person who has a commercial driver’s license permit or a person who operated a commercial motor vehicle at the time of the offense. The bill would expunge any conviction for driving under the influence. Senate Bill 2002 completed legislation.

The House also took up for immediate consideration Senate Bill 2003, which would dedicate $25 million in spending authority to debt service for general obligation bonds for Roads to Prosperity. Some delegates expressed concern that the bill would take money out of maintenance projects, since the spending authority was shifted from maintenance to debt service. Senate Bill 2003 also completed legislation.

The House also took up for immediate consideration Senate Bill 2001, which would extend tourism development tax credits from December 31, 2019 to December 31, 2025. A motion to suspend the constitutional rules requiring that bills be read on three separate days failed. Senate Bill 2001 is on second reading.

The House is adjourned until the House Speaker calls delegates back into session.