Senate Approves Four Bills
Members of the West Virginia Senate approved four pieces of legislation Friday without a nay vote. They include:
The bill allows local conservation district supervisors to apply for West Virginia Conservation Agency financial assistance programs, but in order to avoid conflicts of interest and ethical questions, provides local agents' grants must be considered by the West Virginia Conservation Agency at the state level instead of the local districts.
The bill clarifies the difference between the owner of the dam and the owner of the land upon which its located.
The bill allows parole hearings to continue when an inmate has waived his or her right to appear in person at the hearings because of an inability to attend or terminal illness.
The bill specifies who is to receive notice of parole hearings and how. Prosecutors and victims must still receive notification through certified mail 45 days prior to the hearing, but the bill says police officers and detectives involved in the case can receive their notice through regular mail.