Three Constitutional Amendments Pass W.Va Senate

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The Senate has passed three constitutional amendments that might appear on West Virginia's 2014 general election ballet.

The first amendment designates West Virginians' rights to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife. It also preserves the state's ability to regulate these activities.

Another amendment says the state's water resources should be protected, conserved, utilized and developed for the benefit and enjoyment of citizens. This constitutional amendment would also reaffirm landowners' rights to ground water.

A third amendment addresses interest expenditures in a Future Fund. The bill would prevent generated interest from being spent for six years after its creation. If a bill creating the fund becomes law, the fund will invest a portion of oil and gas tax revenues for future infrastructure needs.

These resolutions have moved to the House.

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