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West Virginia Legislature’s midpoint in the 60-day session

February 10th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

This week marks the West Virginia Legislature's midpoint in the 60-day session. With the days becoming increasingly hectic, we are gaining insights into the bills likely to progress through the legislative process and those facing challenges. During this phase, House and Senate members engage in discussions to articulate the necessity and purpose behind specific bills that have crossed over. With house squatters in the news across the nation moving into people’s home while they are away, then claiming they are tenants, the WV Legislature decided to act.  That comes in the form of HB 4940, with the very descriptive short title of, “A squatter cannot be considered a tenant in WV.”  If this bill becomes law, then if a squatter moves into your house, you can call the police and have them removed immediately.  You do not have to go through the eviction process as if they were an actual paying tenant.