CHARLESTON — With five weeks under its belt and three yet to go, 17 bills have completed their journey to the governor’s desk, seven from the House and 10 from the Senate. The governor has signed one bill so far — a measure that eliminates the film tax credit.
Tuesday was the last day to introduce bills in the House, except for bills originating in committee or supplementary budget appropriations; 1,130 bills were introduced in that chamber this session.
Raleigh County Democrat Mick Bates on Monday introduced House Bill 4491, which would legalize the personal use and possession of cannabis by adults, provide for a county option election to allow for the production and sales in that county, authorize excise and local sales tax on cannabis, prohibit underage use, and preserve current laws relating to allowing employers and property owners to prohibit use or possession.
The bill is referenced to three committees, Health and Human Resources, Judiciary and Finance.
Delegate Ricky Moye, D-Raleigh, introduced House Bill 4616 which would require a majority of people affected by