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A Forest Project And Senators Reflect On 2023 Legislative Session On This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning, with the 60-day legislative session over, lawmakers and West Virginians have a chance to reflect on what was accomplished – and look forward to what still needs to be done for the state. Chris Schulz covered the Senate all session and has one last look at the chamber’s activity.

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Update: Minimum Marriage Age Becomes Law

As it was originally passed in the House of Delegates, House Bill 3018 establishes 18 as the age of consent for marriage and removes the ability of an underaged person to obtain consent to marry through a guardian or courts. Friday night, the Senate took up the bill and changed the minimum age to 16 but also added that there could not be more than 4 years age difference between the two people.

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Lawmakers Approve Gender-Affirming Health Care Ban, With Exception

House Bill 2007 was the last bill taken up on the floor of the Senate Friday night, and was amended to provide an option to healthcare providers and families.

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Budget Goes To Governor For His Approval

The state budget is one step closer to completion after legislative action Friday morning. 

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