Senate Passes Four Bills on Good Friday


The Senate passed four bills, completing action on two, during a brief floor session Friday morning.

House Bill 2888 completed legislative action. This bill clarifies when contention of a conviction can be revived based on forensic scientific evidence that was not available at time of conviction.

House Bill 3081 also completed legislative action and will update the West Virginia Business Corporations Act.

These bills head to the Governor’s desk to await his signature.

House Bill 2253 passed with amendment. This bill relates to to forgery and other crimes concerning lottery tickets.

The Senate also suspended the constitutional rules, requiring a bill be read on three separate days, to pass Senate Bill 490, which provides a supplemental appropriation from General Revenue to the Department of Veterans’ Assistance.

These bills now head to the House of Delegates for consideration.

The Senate is adjourned until Monday, April 5, at 10 a.m.