Two days ago MDN told you about the West Virginia legislature’s failure to act on House Bill 4411 that would codify into law the current directive from the Secretary of the Dept. of Environmental Protection that provides guidelines on accepting drill cuttings at landfills (see WV Legislature Fumbles the Ball on Landfill Bill, Does Nothing). It’s possible that the bill will get a second chance at legal life–if Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin calls for a special session and if the bill is on his list to consider. In WV the legislature meets for 60 calendar days at the beginning of they year, each year. They need to get their work done during those two months. After that, the Governor can call them back, but they can only take up those bills specified by the Gov.
Here’s more detail of what went on “behind the scenes” as WV legislature grappled with HB4411 during the closing days of the regular session: