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GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) -- Some West Virginia lawmakers are planning to visit the new home for the Boy Scouts of America's National Jamboree before taking action on a measure to expand the complex's tax-exempt status.

The Register-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/Nj46PC) that members of a state finance subcommittee plan to visit the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve on Tuesday.

The facility is the permanent host of the National Jamboree starting next July.

Sen. Bill Laird of Fayette County is the panel's co-chair. He said the committee felt visiting the site would help them better understand the scope of the project and its potential for the state of West Virginia.

The Legislature passed several bills this year to help the Summit. But an unsuccessful measure sought to allow it to lease facilities to for-profit organizations.

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