West Virginia legislation News

West Virginia Passes Bill to Reform Joint and Several Liability Laws

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed House Bill 2002 into law to reform the state‚Äôs joint and several liability laws, according to Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR). The bill eradicates joint …

West Virginia Seatbelt Bill Squeaks by House Committee

A West Virginia bill that would make failure to wear a seatbelt a primary offense has passed the House Judiciary Committee on a 13-11 vote. The bill passed Tuesday would mean a driver could be pulled over for not wearing …

Tougher Distracted Driving Bill Advances in West Virginia

A House committee has advanced a tougher bill that would crack down on distracted driving by allowing police to stop drivers who are using their cellphones. After several hours of debate Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee altered the bill so …