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Senate to Reconvene Saturday, House to Reconvene June 17

The Senate will resume the First Extraordinary Session of 2019 at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1.

House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, sent a letter Thursday to all delegates informing them that the House will resume the special session at 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 17.

The House split into four select education committees, with these committees consisting of 25 members. Nine bills were assigned to these select committees.


Gov. Jim Justice has signed 17 bills as of Thursday, including bills dedicating money to improve state roads and a bill allowing for “vertical integration,” which is intended to help the state’s medical cannabis program.

These are the bills:

  • House Bill 111– Relating to refunds of excise taxes collected from dealers of petroleum products 
  • House Bill 112– Relating generally to the personal income tax
  • House Bill 115– Relating generally to court actions in abuse and neglect proceedings
  • House Bill 116– Relating generally to persons 18 years of age and older in the custody of the Bureau of Juvenile Services
  • House Bill 117– Relating to reduced rates for low-income residential customers of privately owned sewer and combined water and sewer utilities
  • House Bill 119– Supplementing, amending, decreasing, and increasing items from the State Road Fund to the Department of Transportation
  • House Bill 133– Relating to the admissibility of health care staffing requirements in medical professional liability litigation
  • Senate Bill 1001– Upper Kanawha Valley Resiliency and Revitalization Program
  • Senate Bill 1004– Antihazing law
  • Senate Bill 1006– Authorizing the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy to conduct criminal background checks on initial license applicants
  • Senate Bill 1009– Establishing health professionals’ student loan programs
  • Senate Bill 1012– Creating voluntary certification of recovery residences
  • Senate Bill 1013– Permitting certain trained professionals to provide counseling in medication-assisted treatment program
  • Senate Bill 1016– Supplemental appropriation to the Department of Transportation, Division of Highways
  • Senate Bill 1019– Supplementing, amending, decreasing, and increasing existing appropriations from State Road Fund to DOH for fiscal year ending June 30, 2020
  • Senate Bill 1026– Expiring funds from Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Fund and supplementing appropriations to Governor’s Office
  • Senate Bill 1037– Relating generally to medical cannabis


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