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

Day 59: Senate Passes 29 Bills in Early Floor Session

The Senate passed 29 bills, completing one, during its first floor session on Friday.

The completed bill, House Bill 4999, expands the exception to spousal testimonial privilege to include cases of offenses committed against the grandchildren of either spouse.

A sampling of other bills passed today that will need to go back to the House of Delegates for final approval are listed below:

House Bill 4320 relates to access to minor children’s medical records. The legislation is intended to clarify that neither a parent nor legal guardian of a minor child shall be denied access to the minor child’s medical records.

House Bill 4700 would allow the Lottery Commission to ban persons from sports betting who have harassed or shown a harmful pattern of conduct directed at any person involved in a sporting event.

House Bill 4911 would allow the sale of raw milk in West Virginia provided the containers are labeled as such with the name of the seller and date of production. The seller would be immune from liability provided they do not engage in willful and wanton misconduct in the production of the milk.

House Bill 5084 would require that a valid driver’s license, state identification card, or military identification card be presented to verify the minimum age of eighteen for the purchase of tobacco related products.

UPDATE:

The Senate reconvened at 6:30 p.m. to finish its calendar, laying several bills over until tomorrow. The body also received House messages, concurring in the House amendments and completing action on 16 bills.

The Senate is adjourned until tomorrow, March 9 at 10 a.m.

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