Similarly, Delegate Jeff Eldridge, D-Lincoln, said the cuts would hurt greyhound breeders in his district.
"I have greyhound breeders in my county that employ eight, nine, 10 workers and pay them a decent wage," he said. "I can't vote for this."
Government Organization Chairman Jim Morgan, D-Cabell, also spoke against the bill, calling it a circuitous way to balance the budget.
"What are we going to do next year? What are we going to rob? What revenue are we going to move? What are we going to cut?" said Morgan, reiterating that his proposal for a temporary one percent increase in the state sales tax as a more financially sound way to balance the budget.
The bill goes to the Senate for further consideration.
Also Wednesday, the House:
* Passed 92-4 and sent to the Senate legislation to make applications and licenses for conceal carry firearms permits confidential and not obtainable through Freedom of Information requests (HB4307).
* Passed 94-2 and sent to the Senate a resolution (HJR108) to put a referendum on the November ballot for a constitutional amendment that would allow the Boy Scouts of America to rent out portions of the Summit Bechtel Family Reserve complex in Fayette County for concerts, conferences, and other events without losing its tax exempt status for the 10,600 acre property.