GREEN, Volume 32 Issue 6

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
GREEN Legislative Update
Volume 32 Issue 6
Feb 18, 2022 View / Comment Online

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We just completed week six of the Legislature! Tuesday was the last day to introduce bills in the House and this Monday, February 21, will be the last day to do so in the Senate. We have compiled a list of bills we are watching, both good and bad, and will continue to update this list as we go. We also hosted our virtual E-Day event on Wednesday, and you can find the link to our livestream in the article below. Check out the other articles to see what’s happening!

Click here for links to committees and info on how to contact your legislators!


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Legislative Update – Week #6
WVEC
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Tagged: Legislation
Thanks for Your Support During Our Virtual E-Day!
WVEC
Thank you to everyone who attended our E-Day event on Wednesday night!. For those of you who couldn't attend, here’s a link to our livestream on Facebook.
We want to extend a huge thank you to our panelists, Angie Rosser with WV Rivers Coalition, Delegate Evan Hansen, Senator Richard Lindsay, and Cory Chase with WV Highlands Conservancy for presenting on the most pressing issues we’re following during the legislative session. Thank you so much!

Tagged: Eday
Bills of Concern Impacting Our Public Lands
West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
This week at E-Day I gave a recap of the bills before the legislature that impact our public lands. While some of the bills seem to have good intentions, several appear to set dangerous precedents. We will keep you posted as these bills move through the legislature.
Tagged: Legislation
HB 4785 Would Expand Executive Power And Weaken West Virginians’ Say-So On the Courts 
WV Citizen Action Group
This week the House Judiciary Committee passed HB 4785 which would strip West Virginians of their ability to vote on newly appointed judges for several years, leaving no room for public input and without fully considering the huge impact it could have on workers, business owners, and families across West Virginia.
Tagged: CourtsLegislation
Save the Date: Virtual Legislative Update
WV Rivers Coalition
Join WV Rivers for a Mid-Session Legislative Update on Thursday, February 24 at 7:00pm on Zoom. We'll provide updates on our policy priorities, and you'll hear directly from the Legislators working to advance them. A Q&A will follow the presentation. 
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