Justice Calls Special Session

No Family Law Reforms On Agenda

After West Virginia’s voters made a strong statement for improved roads when they overwhelmingly approved the Road Bond Amendment during the Saturday, October 7th, 2017, special election, Governor James C. “Jim” Justice, II, is announcing a Special Session which is expected to deal with the bonds.

The West Virginia Legislature will convene, starting at noon, Monday, October 16th, 2017, to address legislation.

Included in the special call is a bill exempting military retirement from state personal income tax and a bill increasing the amount of credit allowed against personal and corporation net income taxes for qualified historic rehabilitation expenditures.

According to Mike Hall, chief of staff for the Justice Administration, additional legislation including a bill that addresses Department of Transportation hiring policies, is currently being worked on and may also be presented next week or at another time in the very near future.

However, there are no plans on dealing with West Virginia Family Law reforms, a major problem in the Mountain State.

Monday’s special call coincides with the Legislature’s regularly interim meetings scheduled to begin Sunday, October 15th, 2017 and running through Tuesday, October 17th, 2017.