Legislative review: Tuesday, February 6

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) -- A bill that would have increased the speed limit to 80 on some interstates halted at a stop sign, Tuesday.

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The Senate Transportation Committee failed to act on the measure. It would have applied to some interstates and four-lane limited access highways. There were concerns that the higher speed would lead to more fatal crashes.

Also on Tuesday, a bill which would require pawnbrokers to give certain information to police, has been sent back to committee. It was supposed to be on a passage vote in the House of Delegates; however, there's some concerns it may do more than intended. Some fear it would create a gun registry.

The state House voted to let nursing aides give various prescription medications to patients at nursing homes. Aides would have to record every medication and they couldn't calculate dosages or work from verbal doctor's orders.