Special Session Called In West Virginia

Charleston, WV — The West Virginia legislature has been called into yet another special session. West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed the proclamation yesterday. This special session will deal with three bills and is scheduled to begin at noon Monday. The legislature was called into special session earlier this year right after the regular session adjourned and then continued off and on until September 23rd. The legislature wasn’t in session that entire time. Both houses recessed for several weeks to gather public response on education issues. The House and Senate then alternated their activity in June, eventually passing an omnibus education bill. The three bills being proposed in this new special session includes approving spending authority for debt service payments for the second and third rounds of general obligation bonds for West Virginia road work. The second bill is aimed at bringing some DUI expungement procedures in line with federal law. The third bill would re-authorize the Tourism Development Act.