Gov. Justice signs $4.6 billion budget bill


    <p>West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Thursday he has signed a budget bill. (WCHS/WVAH){/p}

    West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Thursday he has signed a budget bill.

    Justice announced he signed House Bill 2020, the $4.636 billion budget bill for fiscal year 2020.

    The bill passed the West Virginia legislature and was sent to Justice's desk on March 8.

    A news conference is set to be held on Friday when Secretary of Revenue Dave Hardy will discuss the budget.

    Justice also announced that he signed 10 supplemental appropriation bills:

    • SB 424 - Supplemental appropriation to Civil Contingent Fund
    • SB 435 - Supplemental appropriation to State Department of Education and Vocational Division
    • SB 677 - Supplemental appropriation to Division of Health and Division of Human Services
    • SB 678 - Supplemental appropriation from State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund to Office of Technology
    • SB 679 - Supplemental appropriation to Division of Finance
    • SB 680 - Supplemental appropriations to various divisions in DMAPS
    • SB 681 - Supplemental appropriation from Lottery Net Profits to Educational Broadcasting Authority
    • HB 2665 - Supplemental appropriation for PEIA Rainy Day Fee
    • HB 2667 - Supplemental appropriation to the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, Division of Corrections
    • HB 3135 - Expiring funds to the balance of the Department of Commerce, Development Office

    The only changes made to those bills were four line-item vetoes.

    Justice also vetoed one supplemental appropriations bill:

    • HB 3148 - Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Human Services

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