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2016 West Virginia Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
March 10, 2016 WV SB 10 Prohibits Certain Abortion Procedures Veto Override Passed - House (85 - 15)
March 10, 2016 WV SB 10 Prohibits Certain Abortion Procedures Veto Override Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
March 4, 2016 WV HB 4145 Authorizes Concealed Carry without Permit Veto Override Passed - House (64 - 33)
March 2, 2016 WV SB 705 Reduces Severance Tax Rate on Oil, Natural Gas and Coal Production Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 15)
March 1, 2016 WV HB 4625 Requires Greyhound Racing Funds to be Redirected to State Road Fund Bill Passed - House (61 - 36)
Feb. 29, 2016 WV SB 10 Prohibits Certain Abortion Procedures Bill Passed - House (86 - 13)
Feb. 26, 2016 WV HB 4014 Prohibits State Board of Education From Implementing Common Core Bill Passed - House (73 - 20)
Feb. 24, 2016 WV HB 4145 Authorizes Concealed Carry without Permit Concurrence Vote Passed - House (67 - 31)
Feb. 22, 2016 WV HB 4145 Authorizes Concealed Carry without Permit Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
Feb. 19, 2016 WV HB 4013 Requires Certain Identification to Vote Bill Passed - House (64 - 34)
Feb. 17, 2016 WV SB 10 Prohibits Certain Abortion Procedures Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9)
Feb. 12, 2016 WV SB 1 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership Veto Override Passed - Senate (18 - 16)
Feb. 12, 2016 WV SB 1 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership Veto Override Passed - House (54 - 43)
Feb. 11, 2016 WV HB 4012 Prohibits State Action from Burdening the Exercise of Religion Bill Passed - House (72 - 26)
Feb. 8, 2016 WV HB 4145 Authorizes Concealed Carry without Permit Bill Passed - House (68 - 31)
Feb. 5, 2016 WV SB 1 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 16)
Feb. 4, 2016 WV SB 1 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership Bill Passed - House (54 - 46)
Feb. 4, 2016 WV HB 4005 Repeals Hourly Wage Requirements for Workers on Public Improvement Projects Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 16)
Jan. 27, 2016 WV HB 4005 Repeals Hourly Wage Requirements for Workers on Public Improvement Projects Bill Passed - House (55 - 44)
Jan. 21, 2016 WV SB 1 Prohibits Employers from Requiring Union Membership Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16)

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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