Governor Tomblin Vetoes HB2201 and SB335, Citing Technical Errors

Special to HNN From a Gov. Tomblin Press Statement
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin  vetoed House Bill 2201 related to certain net metering and interconnection rules and standards:

“Due to a number of technical issues in the bill, I am unable to sign House Bill 2201 into law. I encourage the Legislature to re-examine this piece of legislation and correct the technical issues outlined in my veto message. I look forward to reviewing its changes in final form.”

Gov. Tomblin today also vetoed SB335, creating access to Opioid Antagonists Act:

“During my State of the State address this January, I stressed the importance of providing opioid antagonists to our state’s first responders and families facing drug abuse as we work to decrease the negative effects of drug abuse in our state. I’m grateful for the overwhelming bipartisan support this legislation has received in both houses; however as a result of several technical issues in this bill, I must veto Senate Bill 335.

These errors can be easily fixed, and I urge the Legislature to return this critical piece of legislation to my desk for final review."

To view the governor's veto messages or to follow action taken on bills passed during the 2015 Legislative Session, click here.
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