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West Virginia Fair Pooling Bill Defeated on Last Day of Legislative Session
March 16, 2015
On Saturday, March 14, 2015, the last day of the West Virginia legislative session, the Fair Pooling bill (H.B. 2688) was defeated by a tie vote in the West Virginia House of Delegates. The Fair Pooling bill, which we first discussed two weeks ago, was passed initially in the House of Delegates by a vote of 60-40. The Senate subsequently passed an amended version of the bill early on Saturday morning before sending the bill back to the House of Delegates for approval. However, by a tie vote of 49-49, the House of Delegates ultimately voted to reject the Fair Pooling bill in the final hours of the 2015 legislative session.