West Virginia Senate, House of Delegates to resume special session

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By Steven Allen Adams, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

CHARLESTON — Both bodies of the West Virginia Legislature plan to resume the special session next week coinciding with regularly scheduled interim meetings to pass supplemental bills.

The state Senate announced Wednesday that it will resume the special session Tuesday, July 23, at noon. The House of Delegates will resume the special session Monday, July 22, at 10 a.m.

The special session was called March 9, the day after the regular session of the legislature ended, to allow lawmakers to work on education betterment.

The legislature completed its work on education bills, including House Bill 206, a massive omnibus bill which included reform measures. That bill was passed June 24 and signed by Gov. Jim Justice June 28. Lawmakers also passed other bills, including supplemental appropriations.

Jared Hunt, communications director for the House, said Monday’s House floor session would bring an end to the special session.