304 SPORTS SCORES
  • Notre Dame 0Wheeling Central Catholic 0Sat.[ view all ]
  • Anacostia-DC 0Morgantown 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Bridgeport-OH 0Valley Wetzel 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • University 0John Marshall 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Williamstown 0Tyler Consolidated 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Tygarts Valley 0Pendleton County 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Pocahontas County 0Tucker County 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Ritchie County 0Saint Marys 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Hampshire 0Preston 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Oak Hill 0Lewis County 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Grafton 0Philip Barbour 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Elkins 0North Marion 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Calhoun County 0Gilmer County 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Fairmont Senior 0Robert C. Byrd 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Liberty 0East Fairmont 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Doddridge County 0South Harrison 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Paden City 0Clay-Battelle 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Buckhannon-Upshur 0Bridgeport 0Fri.[ view all ]
  • Lincoln 0Braxton County 0Fri.[ view all ]
National News | Closings | Funerals | HighScore | Monday's Most Wanted | Crime Watch | TV Lisitngs | Lottery | Bio's | FCC File | More ›
   
 
 
 
GOP Fails To Amend Prison Bill
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on April 11, 2013 @ 7:00PM
Created on April 11, 2013 @ 6:21PM
 
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia House Republicans failed to change Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's prison reform bill despite offering four separate amendments.
 
All four amendments proposed by Minority Leader Tim Armstead Thursday were defeated by comfortable margins. None of the amendments even garnered the votes of every Republican.
 
The most contentious amendment would have removed the bill's provision giving judges the option to release non-violent offenders six months early into supervised programs.
 
Armstead said that that provision was only about saving money, not public safety. Armstead also had problems with how the bill defines non-violent offenses.
 
House Judiciary Chairman Tim Miley spoke against three of Armstead's four amendments.
 
Another amendment would have made technical changes that made it easier for judges to ignore the bill's graduated sentences for parole and probation violation.

Share
Add your Comment
You must have an active WDTV.COM user account to post comments. Please login to your account, or create your free account today!

Comments (0)
WDTV on Facebook
WDTV on Twitter
WDTV on YouTube
Contact WDTV
WDTV RSS Feeds
WDTV SMS
WDTV Mobile App