– Gov. Jim Justice issued the following statement today:
“Unfortunately, I had to veto fifteen bills from the 2019 Legislative Session for purely technical reasons. I am working with the Legislature to fix the technical errors and get these bills added to the Special Session call. If this happens, and the Legislature passes the bills during Special Session, I will have an opportunity to sign them in time for them to take effect on July 1.”
The bills contained various technical issues such as creating laws that would contradict or altogether eliminate other laws that are already in state code, containing language that could be interpreted too broadly, or containing a title that did not provide notice of all of the bill’s contents, among other things.
A full list of bills that were vetoed based solely on these technicalities can be found HERE