Yes, it is the standard procedure. it goes to committee first, and then on to the readings/approval
The house is composed of 53 democrats and 47 republicans, so I wouldn't call it "solidly" democrat, but at least democrats have majority and they are the ones in favor of this bill.
I don't think it will pick up that much after this, as it doesn't mean much unless the House passes the bill after the Senate votes in favor of it. Hopefully it will go through fast.
Just read that the republicans tried to amend the bill on the second reading but we're not successful. Good news for us.
The west va house has democratic majority, so that is a plus to get this bill passed into law. Hopefully everything will go smoothly.
Guys, before you get all excited about this, remember that this is just a preliminary step, it doesn't mean anything until it passes both the senate and the house, so be patient.
Legislation intended to curb illegal methamphetamine production in West Virginia is headed to the Senate floor, after winning approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday night.
at least in West Virginia, it's the republicans that are on the side on Big Pharma, and don't give a rat's #$%$ about the people.
Yes, the article says that, but read the bill itself and you will see it does not name products by name, which makes sense. After the bill is approved, the pharmacy board would have to consider Nexafed as "Tamper-Resistant", if it hasn't already.
Nexafed is not mentioned in the Bill. The bill refers to tamper resistant products, as determined by the State's pharmacy board.