W.Va. Special Session ends with six bills passed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) -- The Governor's office announced late Tuesday that a special session has ended.

According to a press release, six bills were passed during the session that do the following:

• Strengthen enforcement of the West Virginia Jobs Act by requiring employers to hire at least 75% of its employees from West Virginia and enhances civil penalties.
• Shorten the time period for hiring personnel for the Division of Highways and Tax Division.
• Permit the sharing of information between the Division of Highways and Tax Division to ensure compliance with all state laws.
• Exempt military retirement income from personal income tax.
• Increase tax credits for rehabilitation of certified historic structures.
• Approve technical corrections to State Court of Claims payments.

More details on the bills will be released Wednesday.