Governor Tomblin Calls for Special Legislative Session
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin Friday called for a special session of the state legislature. The proclamation, which follows the passage of the state budget, calls for ten bills to be taken up by the legislature. They are as follows:
1. A supplemental appropriations bill expiring funds to the unappropriated balance in the State Fund, General Revenue.
2. A supplemental appropriations bill expiring funds to the unappropriated surplus in the State Fund, General Fund.
3. A bill providing for the computation of local share in the state aid formula for public school support purposes.
4. A bill redirecting certain revenue derived from lottery activities.
5. A bill authorizing drill cuttings and associated drilling waste generated from well sites to be disposed into cetrain commercial solid waste facilities under specific conditions.
6. A bill providing for reclassifiying counties.
7. A bill providing that lottery revenue bonds for Cacapon Resort State Park and Beech Fork State Park, and infrastructure lottery revenue bonds for watershed compliance projects, are secured by a second lien on the State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund and by a back-up pledge from the State Lottery Fund.
8. A bill authorizing increased annual deposits into the Department of Agriculture, Land Divisions's special revenue account and redirecting deposits in excess of the annual deposit threshold.
9. A bill establishing a regulatory system for sexual assault forensic examinations.
10. Legislation authorizing and appropriating the expenditure of public funds to pay the expenses of the special session.