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W. Va. House Passes Bill to Help Small Businesses Recover From Chemical Leak

Dave Mistich
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

House Bill 4175 was introduced yesterday and sent to the new Committee on Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. The committee approved the bill to be sent to the finance committee, which today approved it to be sent to the floor. The delegates voted unanimously to suspend the second and third readings of the bill to allow immediate action.

The bill would allow the governor to determine and then provide relief for small businesses which cannot operate in a declared State of Emergency. The relief can range from money from the rainy day fund to tax breaks, depending on what the governor deems appropriate.


The delegates voted in favor 97-0, with three absent or not voting, to adopt the bill and make it effective upon passage. Delegates said the bi-partisan nature of the development of the bill was essential in the execution of its passing.

The bill now moves across the hall to the Senate.

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