SB317 Unanimously Passes the Senate
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Charleston, WV - Tuesday, February 24th, 2014 - Today, in a 32-0 vote, SB317 passed the West Virginia Senate. This bill takes preemption state wide. This is a credit to the enormous influence your calls and your presence under the Rotunda in a WVCDL t-shirt has had in our legislature. It is you who has accomplished this milestone. Further, the NRA has been extremely proactive with this bill. The WVCDL has been extremely pleased to see the NRA so heavily and pro-actively involved this session. Their help, support, and influence has been absolutely instrumental with this bill and others strong gun bills still in the works.
The journey of this bill is not over as it must still pass the House of Delegates. We want it to pass intact to avoid a conference committee at the end of the session to avoid any back door attempts to defeat the bill. We are cautiously optimistic, so we are not yet asking for calls or activism.
I would also like to note that in the end, Senate Judiciary Chair, Senator Corey Palumbo, did sit down and work with the Senate President Jeff Kessler, the WVCDL, and the NRA to hammer out an amendment to repair the damage done by his own sneaky substitute in the Judiciary committee.
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