The Senate has completed legislation on a bill that would prohibit the use of a tanning device by a person under the age of eighteen.
The bill, HB 2520, will now be sent to the governor for enaction.
The Senate passed eight bills to be sent to the House for concurrence.
HB 2109 would include a municipal land bank as an agency within the West Virginia Land Reuse Agency Authorization Act and that a municipal land bank may acquire tax delinquent property.
HB 2359 would align the criminal penalties of practicing osteopathic medicine with those of practicing allopathic medicine.
HB 2552 would increase the pet food registration fee and direct that the additional money to the West Virginia Spay Neuter Assistance Fund.
HB 2637 would extend the date for expiration of provisions related to the employment of a retired teacher as a substitute beyond the post-retirement limit in areas of critical need and shortage to June 30, 2020.
HB 2648 would increase criminal penalties for individuals convicted of manufacturing, delivering, or transporting controlled substances in the presence of a minor.
HB 2674 would provide access to and receipt of certain information regarding protected persons by certain relatives of the protected person.
HB 2675 would designate the placement of nonpartisan judicial offices on the primary election ballot.
HB 2851 would update fee structure provisions for broker-dealers, agents, investment advisers and certain securities offerings and opinions, as well as increase the associated fund cap.
The bill had been advanced to third reading with the right to amend. Senator Mike Hall, R-Putnam, amended the bill on behalf of the Senate Finance Committee to add certain provisions to a section in the bill relating to the State Auditor's duties.
Of those bills on third reading, HB 2651 was referred to the Senate Rules Committee. The bill would require nationally normed standardized achievement tests to be administered to nonpublic students between the ages of seven and 17.
The Senate is in recess until 6 p.m. this evening.