West Virginia Governor Signs 4 Bills Into Law

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed into law several bills on Friday, such as reducing taxes on arms and ammo manufacturing and establishing a new intermediate state court.

At a bill signing ceremony, he also signed a bill that expands the use of telemedicine to all medical personnel and one that allows people who live in other states to obtain concealed carry permits in West Virginia.

The bills were approved by lawmakers before the scheduled end of the 60-day legislative session on Saturday. Justice issued a proclamation to extend the session by one day in consideration of matters only related to to the budget.

Chief Justice Evan Jenkins of the West Virginia Supreme Court issued a statement about the expansion of the court.

“The West Virginia Supreme Court is prepared and committed to taking the steps necessary to ensure the new court operates in a way that ensures the public’s trust and confidence,” he said on Thursday. "That is what our citizens deserve and the constitution requires.“