Snyder said there are issues with other House amendments to the bill that also need to be resolved, in addition to nullification of gun regulations.
Senate leadership halted consideration of the House bill to nullify local gun ordinances after Snyder received threats from proponents of the measure if the bill did not advance from his committee.
Lisa Dooley, executive director of the West Virginia Municipal League, said the league has issues with the amendment, even though it has been limited to affect only Charleston.
"Every mayor I've gotten a chance to talk to thinks these two issues are separate, and they should be addressed in separate bills," she said.
A legislative audit in December concluded that the initial home-rule pilot project had been successful in giving the four participating cities more autonomy in their governance and recommended expanding the project to additional cities.
The bill would allow all cities in the state to apply to take part in the new home-rule project, along with the four cities already participating, and would extend the program through July 1, 2019.
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