"It makes no difference. If it's a good bill, it's going to fly," he said.
Two more important deadlines are approaching before the regular session ends on April 13.
On March 31, all bills are due out of committees in their chamber of origin. This deadline ensures any legislation endorsed by a committee can be considered on three separate days in the full House or Senate before April 3, known as "crossover day."
April 3 is the last day for the chambers to consider bills originating in their respective chambers. This does not include budget-related bills, however.
Bills introduced on Monday included SB 646, sponsored by Sen. Corey Palumbo, D-Kanawha, which would create a felony offense for deaths caused by inebriated drivers.
A bill from Sen. Chris Walters, R-Putnam, also came in under the wire. That legislation would allow state agencies to keep a portion of surplus funds to use for employee bonuses.
Sens. Herb Snyder, D-Jefferson; Evan Jenkins, D-Cabell; Donna Boley, R-Pleasants; and Gregory Tucker, D-Nicholas, introduced a bill Monday that would require home inspector applicants to submit to a criminal background check.
Over in the House, the 81 bills introduced Monday included one by Delegate Patrick Lane, R-Kanawha, requiring voters to present a photo ID before being allowed to cast a ballot. Several similar bills already have been introduced in both the House and Senate.
House Speaker Rick Thompson, D-Wayne, and House Minority Leader Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, introduced a bill requested by the governor that would allow the state to transition the Industrial Home for Youth in Salem into an adult facility.
House Bill 3109, sponsored by Delegates Tom Azinger, R-Wood; Allen Evans, R-Grant; William Romine, R-Tyler; and Larry Faircloth, R-Berkeley, would prohibit driving in the passing lane of a highway when not passing another vehicle.
Wood and Tyler counties, it should be noted, are located along the West Virginia-Ohio border.