In theory, however, the contents of any "dead" bill could be amended into an active bill, if that bill addresses the same section of state Code.
Other bills that generated publicity this session that died Wednesday would have:
• Increased taxes on beer, wine and liquor to fund alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs (HB2016).
• Increased the soft drink tax, with the additional revenue dedicated to the State Park system HB2060).
• Increased the cigarette tax to $1.55 a pack, with most of the revenue going to fund Medicaid (SB593).
• Added sexual orientation to classes protected under the state's Human Rights Act (HB2856, SB486).
• Allowed legislators to obtain PEIA health insurance at a discount rate (HB2219).
• Legalized use of marijuana for medicinal purposes (HB2236).
• Required voters to provide a photo identification at the polling place (HB 2215, 2350, 3107, 3117, SB13).
• Prohibited minors under 16 from obtaining tattoos (SB28).
• Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue vanity plates for "Hatfield & McCoy" (HB2522), "In God We Trust" (HB2719), and "Second Amendment" (HB2798).Reach Phil Kabler at ph...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1220.