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WV lawmakers return, fast-track bills

November 19, 2019
FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice speaks at a roundtable in Huntington, W.Va. West Virginia lawmakers are making quick work of their second special session after legislators say Justice sprung a series of bills on them with little warning. The House of Delegates and Senate on Monday, Nov. 18 approved a measure to stop expunging DUI convictions and passed a bill allowing the state to pay off a road bond. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice speaks at a roundtable in Huntington, W.Va. West Virginia lawmakers are making quick work of their second special session after legislators say Justice sprung a series of bills on them with little warning. The House of Delegates and Senate on Monday, Nov. 18 approved a measure to stop expunging DUI convictions and passed a bill allowing the state to pay off a road bond. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers are making quick work of their second special session after legislators say the governor sprung a series of bills on them with little warning.

The House of Delegates and Senate on Monday approved a measure to stop expunging DUI convictions and passed a bill allowing the state to pay off a road bond. They now move to the governor’s office to be signed.

Republican Gov. Jim Justice last week issued a short proclamation calling lawmakers back for the second special session of the year.

The move came as a surprise to Senate Minority Leader Roman Prezioso. The Democrat says he learned of the legislative overtime through an email.

Justice’s spokesman didn’t immediately return a voicemail.