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Thursday, March 23, 2017


The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.



  • SCR 46: Requesting study on consumer complaints regarding safety of aftermarket crash parts (Maynard)
  • SCR 47: US Army PFC Dell Dingess Lane (Ojeda, Beach, Facemire, Stollings)
  • SR 50: Commemorating 25th anniversary for national and state ChalleNGe Program (Sypolt, Smith)



  • SCR 45: Home of Anna Lindquist, 1996 NHSPA Hall of Fame Inductee highway sign


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 339: Creating Legislative Coalition on Chronic Pain Management
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 362: Authorizing redirection of certain amounts to General Revenue Fund
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 382: Allowing automobile auctions obtain abandoned vehicles’ titles
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 414: Creating Division of Multimodal Transportation (original similar to HB 2717)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 461: Exempting WV State Police from state purchasing requirements
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 467: Removing restrictions on maximum wager per limited video lottery game and bill denominations accepted by video lottery terminals
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 472: Permitting bear hunting with guides
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 479: Relating to regulation of liquor sales
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 499: Creating Debt Resolution Services Division in Auditor’s office (original similar to HB 2791)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 523: Converting to biweekly pay cycle for state employees
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 533: Relating to taxes on wine and intoxicating liquors (original similar to HB2894)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 572: Relating to nonpartisan election of county surveyors
  • Eng. SB 585: Relating to locomotive crew size
  • Eng. SB 595: Allowing county assessors make separate entries in land books when real property is partly used for exempt and partly nonexempt purposes
  • Eng. SB 684: Relating generally to WV State Police


  • Com. Sub. for SB 18: Requiring new comprehensive statewide student assessment
  • Com. Sub. for SB 61: Providing consumers sales and service tax and use tax exemption for certain services and tangible personal property sold for repair, remodeling and maintenance of aircraft (original similar to HB 2774, HB 2806)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 76: Creating WV Second Chance for Employment Act (original similar to HB 2107, HB 2536, HB 2657, SB 366)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 183: Transferring Division of Forestry from Department of Commerce to Department of Agriculture (original similar to HB 2790)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 419: Creating special revenue fund sources for Division of Labor to meet statutory obligations (original similar to HB 2776)
  • SB 464: Eliminating taxation on annuity consideration received by life insurer
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 486: Relating to health care provider taxes
  • SB 504: Defining “special aircraft property”
  • Com. Sub. for SB 535: Reorganizing Division of Tourism (original similar to HB 2899)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 538: Creating special conditions of parole


  • Com. Sub. for SB 74: Allowing fire departments to charge fees for service calls (original similar to HB 2638)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 388: Relating to dangerous weapons
  • Com. Sub. for SB 428: Relating to partial filling of prescriptions (original similar to HB 2989)
  • SB 433: Permitting counties increase excise tax on privilege of transferring real property (original similar to HB 2461, SB 647)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 477: Increasing State Road Fund by raising DMV fees and motor fuel excise taxes (original similar to HB 2814)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 602: Creating uniform system of recording and indexing fictitious names used by sole proprietors
  • Com. Sub. for SB 622: Relating generally to tax procedures and administration
  • SB 658: Establishing procedure for retitling mobile and manufactured homes
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2486: Providing that when a party’s health condition is at issue in a civil action, medical records and releases for medical information may be requested and required without court order
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2811: Relating to the definition of above ground storage tanks


Committee Schedule:



8:15 a.m.: Government Organization Subcommittee on HB 2796 (Senate Judiciary Conference Room)

  • HB 2796: Relating to the West Virginia National Guard entering into contracts and subcontracts for specialized technical services


9:30 a.m.: Finance (451M)

  • SB 614: Relating to expansion of broadband service
  • Committee Substitute for SB 69: Creating Sexual Assault Victims” Bill of Rights
  • SB 416: Relating to Public-Private Transportation Facilities Act
  • SB 417: Removing financial limitations on number of design-build projects undertaken by DOH
  • SB 421: Increasing amount of authorized federal Grant Anticipation Notes for which DOH may apply


Immediately Following Floor Session: Government Organization Subcommittee on SB 294 (Senate Chamber)

  • SB 294: Relating to Community Sustainability Investment Pilot Program


1 p.m.: Energy, Industry and Mining (208W)

  • Originating Bill 1: Relating to coal mining


1 p.m.: Health and Human Resources (451M)

  • SB 578: Relating generally to copies of health care records furnished to patients
  • SB 386: Creating WV Medical Cannabis Act
  • SB 47: Exempting certain employers from discriminating against tobacco users


1:15 p.m.: Government Organization Subcommittee on SB 534 (208W)

  • SB 534: Relating to incentives for consolidating local governments


2 p.m.: Government Organization (208W)

  • SB 380: Creating 2-year pilot program to allow all-terrain or recreational vehicles in Cabwaylingo State Forest
  • SB 631: Relating to prosecuting violations of municipal building code
  • SB 671: Relating to WV Anatomical Board
  • SB 634: Relating generally to certain agreements between DHHR and two largest state universities
  • SB 638: Relating to WV Contractor Licensing Act
  • SB 588: Relating to reproduction, distribution and sale of tax maps


2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • SB 537: Relating to exemptions from mandated immunizations
  • SB 630: Establishing Accessibility and Equity in Public Education Enhancement Act
  • SB 609: Creating additional flexibility for school systems in use of school aid funds
  • SB 621: Providing certain rules inapplicable after county board of education notifies state board of possible closing or consolidations
  • SB 401: Allowing county board of education base employment decisions on individual’s qualifications


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 217: Relating to disclaimers of warranties which are subject of consumer transaction
  • SB 399: Prohibiting political subdivisions from enacting local ordinances regulating benefits employers provide to employees
  • SB 601: Relating to requirements for making consumer loans
  • SB 637: ABC licensing of resorts with multiple locations
  • SB 606: Defining seasonal amusement parks workers
  • SB 549: Allowing individuals at least 21 or older operate or ride motorcycle without helmet
  • Originating Bill 6: Authorizing the issuance of one day non-intoxicating beer sales licenses for charitable events
  • SB 515: Relating to parole requirements for hearings and release
  • SB 333: Requiring all DHHR-licensed facilities access WV Controlled Substances Monitoring Program Database
  • SB 167: Relating to DNA evidence
  • SB 376: Requiring certain persons comply with registration requirements of Sex Offender Registration Act


3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • SB 628: Relating to providing funding for Statewide Interoperable Radio Network
  • Committee Substitute for SB 210: Renaming Local Powers Act the County Local Powers Act
  • SJR 4: County Economic Development Amendment
  • Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 484: Relating generally to taxation
  • SB 623: Changing license period for horse and dog racing
  • SB 624: Decreasing minimum number of live racing days horse racing licensee must conduct




Thursday, March 23, 2017  


The House will convene at 11 a.m.


*         H. C. R. 8 – Dr. Roy and Marian Eshenaur Bridge

*         H. C. R. 25 – U.S. Army PVT Charles E. Ellis and U.S. Army PVT Ira V. Ellis Memorial Bridge

*         H. C. R. 27 – U.S. Army 1LT Patricia Simon Bridge

*         H. C. R. 46 – Blue Demon Bridge

*         H. C. R. 48 – U.S. Army SPC David H. Stamper Memorial Bridge

*         H. C. R. 58 – William C. Campbell Memorial Highway

*         H. C. R. 66 – Sustainability of the state’s current system of higher education

*         H. C. R. 87 – Deputy Sheriff SGT. Justin Alan Thompson Memorial Highway


*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 127<> – Authorizing Department of Revenue to promulgate legislative rules

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2519<> – Medicaid program compact

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2808<> – The West Virginia Assisted Outpatient Treatment Act

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2857<> – West Virginia Safer Workplaces Act

*         H. B. 3009<> – Relating to access by the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification to the Controlled Substances Monitoring Program database

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3061<> – Encouraging mastery-based education through the Innovation In Schools program

*         H. B. 3089<> – Relating to the adoption of instructional resources for use in the public schools

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 306<> – Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to Workforce West Virginia

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2180<> – Authorizing the issuance of special “In God We Trust” motor vehicle registration plates

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2208<> – Authorizing counties and municipalities to establish a joint airport hazard comprehensive plan

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2366<> – Relating to selling Jackie Withrow Hospital

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2475<> – Authorizing the Tax Commissioner to collect tax, interest and penalties due and owing from payments to vendors and contractors from the Auditor and other state, county, district or municipal officers and agents

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2494<> – Providing that statewide school report cards are only to be made available to custodial parents and guardians of students upon request

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2524<> – Improving the focus on school-level continuous improvement processes

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2679<> – Relating to the possession of firearms in parks and park facilities

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2702<> – Relating to excused absences for personal illness from school

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2709<> – Authorizing the City of South Charleston to levy a special district excise tax

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2734<> – Authorizing a method for the collection and remittance of property taxes related to dealers’ heavy equipment inventory

*         H. B. 2774<> – Defining special aircraft property

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2805<> – Finding and declaring certain claims against the state and its agencies to be moral obligations of the state

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2871<> – Eliminating the mandated employer versus employee cost share of eighty percent employer, twenty percent employee for Public Employee Insurance Agency

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3093<> – Establishing Broadband Enhancement and Expansion Policies


*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 347<> – Relating to modernization of Physician Assistant Practice Act (Health and Human Resources Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2219<> – Agriculture, Department of, Livestock Care Standards

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2346<> – Relating to motor vehicle license plates

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2515<> – West Virginia Monument and Memorial Protection Act of 2017

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2721<> – Removing the cost limitation on projects completed by the Division of Highways

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2722<> – Eliminating the financial limitations on utilizing the design-build program for highway construction

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2724<> – Relating to responsibilities and functions of the Herbert Henderson Office of Inclusion

*         H. B. 2745<> – Adding the examination of Advanced Care Technician

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2763<> – Relating to the approval by the Council for Community and Technical College Education of acquisitions

*         H. B. 2788<> – Allowing military veterans with certain military ratings to qualify for examinations required of a probationary firefighter

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2794<> – Relating to the means of giving notice to a debt collector of a consumer’s representation by legal counsel

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2799<> – Prohibiting the superintendent of schools from requiring a physical examination to be included to the application for a minor’s work permit

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2804<> – Removing chiropractors from the list of medical professions required to obtain continuing education on mental health conditions common to veterans and family members

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2838<> – Allowing military veterans who meet certain qualifications to qualify for examination for license as an emergency medical technician

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2841<> – Requiring board members to have attended a board meeting in order to be compensated for the meeting

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2846<> – Including high school students participating in a competency based pharmacy technician education and training program as persons qualifying to be a pharmacy technician trainee

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2850<> – Relating to product liability actions

*         H. B. 2878<> – Increasing amount of authorized Federal Grant Anticipation Notes for which Division of Highways may apply

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2897<> – Raising the amount required for competitive bidding of construction contracts by the state and its subdivisions

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2935<> – Relating to state flood protection planning

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2941<> – Requiring the Commissioner of the Division of Highways to utilize the Attorney General for all legal assistance and services

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2948<> – Establishing timelines for taking final action on certain permits

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2949<> – Exempting specified Division of Natural Resources’ contracts for some replacement, repair or design for repairs to facilities from review and approval requirements

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2980<> – Relating to civil lawsuit filing fees for multiple defendant civil action

*         H. B. 3018<> – Adding definition of correctional employee to the list of persons against whom an assault is a felony

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3020<> – Relating to criminal penalties for the offenses of hunting, trapping or fishing on the lands of another person

*         H. B. 3053<> – Relating to motor vehicle lighting

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3064<> – Allowing vehicles of a size and weight exceeding certain specifications to operate over specified routes

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3096<> – Relating to operation and regulation of certain water and sewer utilities owned or operated by political subdivisions of the state

*         H. B. 3101<> – Creating a misdemeanor for violation of catching, taking or killing fish within two hundred feet of agency personnel stocking fish into public waters

*         H. B. 3105<> – Relating to the Licensed Racetrack Modernization Fund

*         H. B. 3106<> – Relating to increasing the number of limited video lottery terminals

Committee Schedule:

Committee on Health & Human Resources – 8:30 a.m. – Room 215E

*         HB 3028<> – Relating to the Comprehensive Substance Use Reduction Act

*         SB 27<> – Relating to microprocessor permit

*         SB 36<> – Permitting school nurses to possess and administer opioid antagonists

*         SB 398<> – Creating Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act (2nd reference to Judiciary)

*         SB 360<> – Creating Legislative Coalition on Diabetes Management (2nd GO)

Committee on Finance – 9 a.m. – Room 460M

*         H. B. 2961<>, Relating generally to charitable bingo games and charitable raffles.

*         H. B. 2962<>, Enlarging the authority of the Tax Commissioner to perform background investigations of employees and contractors.

*         H. B. 2963<>, Eliminating tax lien waiver requirement for estates of nonresidents.

*         H. B. 2967<>, Relating generally to administration of estates and trusts.

*         H. B. 3091<>, Relating generally to employer withholding taxes.

*         H. B. 3102<>, Relating to selling Hopemont Hospital.

2:00 p.m. – Room 460M

*         H. B. 2561<>, Relating to public school support.

*         H. B. 3048<>, Relating to collection of Tier II fees for chemical inventories.

*         H. B. 2776<>, Creating of special revenue funding sources for the Division of Labor.

*         H. B. 2720<>, Allowing the School Building Authority to transfer funds allocated into the School Construction Fund.

*         H. B. 2817<>, Providing for the reduction of the unfunded liability in the teachers retirement system over a 30 year period.

Committee on Education – 9 a.m. – Room 434M

(Agenda to be posted.)

Committee on the Judiciary – 9 a.m. – Room 410M


*         HB 2704<> – Prohibiting persons convicted of sexual offenses against children with whom they hold positions of trust from holding certification or license valid in public schools

9:30 a.m. – Room 410M – SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING:

*         HB 2781<>- Requiring a person desiring to vote to present documentation identifying the voter to one of the poll clerks

2:00 p.m. (or 30 minutes following floor session) – Room 410M

*         HB2930<> – Allowing powerball winners to remain anonymous

*         HB2704<> – Prohibiting persons convicted of sexual offenses against children with whom they hold positions of trust from holding certification or license valid in public schools

*         HB2781<> – Requiring a person desiring to vote to present documentation identifying the voter to one of the poll clerks

*         HB2002<> – Relating to parental notification of abortions performed on unemancipated minors

*         SB 239<> – Limiting use of wages by employers and labor organizations for political activities

Committee on Rulesn10:45 a.m. – Behind Chamber

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