CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A proposal meant to measure the economic effects of pending legislation appears dead this session.
The House Judiciary Committee voted down the bill from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin after adding numerous amendments Tuesday.
As passed unanimously by the Senate, the governor's proposal allowed for a jobs impact assessment to accompany bills.
But House Judiciary amended it so it would also focus on minorities, veterans, seniors, infrastructure and gays and lesbians.
The committee then voted against advancing the measure. One delegate said the amendments weighed down a good idea with too many anchors.