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Delegate Pat McGeehan, R-Hancock, talks about SB 128, which would limit the governor's powers during a state of emergency during Tuesday's floor session in the House of Delegates.

The West Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill Tuesday that would place tighter time restrictions on states of emergency issued by the governor.

The House approved an amended version of Senate Bill 128 in a 93-3 vote with four lawmakers absent. The bill would limit the powers of the governor in declaring states of emergency, including how long a state of emergency could last before the Legislature becomes involved.

Roger Adkins covers politics. He can be reached at 304-348-4814 or email Follow him on Twitter @RadkinsWV


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