WV Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signs special session bills - WTRF 7 News Sports Weather - Wheeling Steubenville

WV Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signs special session bills

Posted: Updated:
Gov. Tomblin Gov. Tomblin
  • GovernmentGovernmentMore>>

  • U.S. Rep. Capito speaks at EPA hearing in Washington, DC

    U.S. Rep. Capito speaks at EPA hearing in Washington, DC

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:26:16 GMT
    U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito,R-W.Va., won the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat in the 2014 Primary Election. U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito,R-W.Va., won the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat in the 2014 Primary Election.
    U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., testified,  along with several other lawmakers and representation from the Sierra Club, a national activism group.
    U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., testified,  along with several other lawmakers and representation from the Sierra Club, a national activism group.
  • Charleston, WV group plans to deliver clean water to Detroit

    Charleston, WV group plans to deliver clean water to Detroit

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:14:24 GMT
    The Keeper of the Mountains Foundation will make a trip from Charleston to Detroit to deliver over 1,000 gallons of water by July 30.
    The Keeper of the Mountains Foundation will make a trip from Charleston to Detroit to deliver over 1,000 gallons of water by July 30.
  • West Virginia union PAC gets $250k check

    West Virginia union PAC gets $250k check

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:43:38 GMT
    The super PAC named Honest West Virginians received the check from the West Virginia State Building & Construction Trades Council in late June.
    The super PAC named Honest West Virginians received the check from the West Virginia State Building & Construction Trades Council in late June.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on May 30 announced he signed all six bills given to him as a result of the West Virginia Legislature’s second special session.

Tomblin signed three senate and three house bills including one that reinstating funding to children and family programs.

Bills signed included:
  • Senate Bill 2003 – supplementing and amending Title II Appropriations from the State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund. 
  • Senate Bill 2004 – authoring transfer of moneys to Courtesy Patrol Fund to expenditure schedule set by the budget office.
  • Senate Bill 2006 – extending the time for Richwood Common Council to meet as a levying body.
  • House Bill 201 - raised the minimum wage in the Mountain State to $8 in 2015 and $8.75 in 2016.
  • House Bill 202 - efective date of the affirmation to an action to enforce a mechanic lean.
  • House Bill 203 - boat dock and marina safety.

The minimum wage bill, House Bill 201, was also passed during the special session. Tomblin’s office said the original bill put restrictions on overtime requirements and could have potentially hurt thousands of businesses in the state. The bill was cleaned up and passed by the Legislature in May. Read more about it HERE.

Tomblin also signed into action a bill that gives funding back he originally vetoed during the regular Legislative session. By including it in his line-item veto, Tomblin took away funding for programs including statewide domestic violence initiatives and after school programs for children. The Legislature included the money back into the budget after the conclusion of the special session. Read more about where the funds came from HERE.