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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Friday, Feb. 2

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Friday, Feb. 2

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Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
24th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:


SENATE:  Senate Convenes at 11 a.m. 

On the Agenda: 



  • SR 25: Designating February 2, 2018, as Dental Hygienists Day




  • Com. Sub. for SB 10: Relating generally to PSC jurisdiction (original similar to HB 4355)
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 258: Exempting honorably discharged veterans from fees for license to carry deadly weapons
  • Com. Sub. for SB 267: Increasing salaries of certain state employees (original similar to HB 4145)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 268: Eliminating requirement that certain agencies purchase commodities produced on institutional farms (original similar to HB 4143)
  • SB 324: Removing restrictions where certain traditional lottery games may be played (original similar to HB 4409)
  • SB 345: Authorizing DNR establish procedures and fee schedule for limited permit hunts
  • SB 350: Eliminating obsolete requirement that Lottery Commission file racetrack video lottery game rules with Secretary of State
  • SB 357: Relating generally to limited video lottery (original similar to HB 4303)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 386: Decreasing and increasing appropriations from Treasury to Higher Education Policy Commission (original similar to HB 4388)
  • SB 393: Relating to compensation and composition of WV Racing Commission (Bill laid over on Third Reading 02-01)
  • SB 430: Encouraging collaborative agreements between community and technical colleges and federally registered apprenticeship programs


SECOND READING (Amendments Stage)


  • Com. Sub. for SB 244: Specifying conditions for unlawful possession of firearm at school-sponsored activities (original similar to HB 4139)
  • SB 322: Relating to employees of Department of Agriculture
  • SB 343: Limiting expenses in preparing list for notice to redeem
  • SB 364: Allowing parent or legal guardian of homeschooled child provide signed statement for obtaining permit or license to operate motor vehicle
  • SB 400: Prohibiting state licensing boards from hiring lobbyists (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4020: Making technical corrections in the code when referencing Chapter 49 (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)




  • Com. Sub. for SB 102: Creating WV Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (original similar to HB 4209)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 181: Authorizing MAPS promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 4097)
  • SB 425: Removing sunset dates which members of policemen’s or firemen’s pension fund elect to participate in deferred retirement option plan
  • SB 462: Establishing contribution holiday for public pension plans funded at 130 percent or more
  • SB 463: Establishing group to examine benefits and need of transferring milk rules and regulations from DHHR to Agriculture
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4013: Clarifying venue in West Virginia state courts as it applies to nonresidents of the state – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)



Senate Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule: 


1 p.m.: Agriculture Subcommittee on SB 375, Relating to farmers markets (208W)


Senate Bills to be Introduced Friday, February 2, 2018


  • SB 464: Changing statutory payment date for incremental salary increases due state employees (Gaunch; Government Organization)
  • SB 465: Relating to mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect (Trump; Education then Judiciary)
  • SB 466: Bringing statutory interest rate paid in condemnation cases into conformity with current statutory rates (FN) (Trump; Judiciary then Finance)
  • SB 467: Relating generally to Public Defender Services (FN) (Trump; Judiciary then Finance)
  • SB 468: Changing date and recipients for submission of Auditor’s annual report (Gaunch; Government Organization)
  • SB 469: Converting Addiction Treatment Pilot Program to permanent program (FN) (Weld; Health and Human Resources)
  • SB 470: Justice Through Grace in Communities Act (Ojeda, Baldwin, Beach, Jeffries, Palumbo, Stollings, Woelfel; Judiciary)
  • SB 471: Relating to unlawful discriminatory practices in categories covered by Human Rights Act and Fair Housing Act (Palumbo, Baldwin, Beach, Clements, Jeffries, Maroney, Ojeda, Plymale, Stollings, Takubo, Weld; Government Organization then Judiciary)
  • SB 472: Providing funds to DHHR for local boards of health employee pay raises (Blair; Health and Human Resources then Government Organization)
  • SB 473: Requiring insurance coverage for the prescription drug Varenicline (Takubo, Ojeda, Stollings; Health and Human Resources)
  • SB 474: Requiring that certain documents filed pursuant to WV Jobs Act which include records of wages be considered confidential (Swope, Azinger, Blair, Boso, Clements, Drennan, Ferns, Gaunch, Karnes, Maynard, Rucker, Smith, Sypolt, Trump, Weld; Workforce then Government Organization)
  • SB 475: Industrial Hemp Development Act (Woelfel; Agriculture and Rural Development)
  • SB 476: Permitting surface owners to seek damages resulting from oil and gas operations (Sypolt; Energy, Industry and Mining then Judiciary)
  • SB 477: Relating to five-year sunset on tax credits and incentives (Smith, Boso, Clements, Jeffries, Swope, Sypolt; Government Organization then Finance)


* (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

* (IB) indicates the bill is an Interim Bill


Committee Action on Bills from Thursday, February 1, 2018


10 a.m.: Judiciary

  • SB 341: Creating new court of WV Intermediate Court of Appeals
  • Passed; to Finance


1 p.m.: Health and Human Resources

  • SB 441: Relating to health care provider taxes
  • Passed; to Finance


  • SB 273: Reducing use of opiates
  • Passed; to Judiciary


  • SB 337: Permitting parents of newborns to decline administration of specific required medication at birth
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting


  • SB 61: Prohibiting smoking in motor vehicle when minor 16 years old or less is present
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting


2 p.m.: Government Organization

  • SB 392: Reconfiguring Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting


  • SB 94: Prohibiting counties from regulating fireworks
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor


  • SB 141: Expanding county assessment and collection of head tax on breeding cows
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor


  • SB 352: Creating emergency text number system for children
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting


2 p.m.: Education

  • SB 252: Requiring schools provide elective course on certain religious texts
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting


3 p.m.: Judiciary

  • SB 361: Relating to treatment supervision under Drug Offender Accountability and Treatment Act
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor


  • Com. Sub. for SB 230: Authorizing the Department of Commerce to promulgate legislative rules (Bundle 10) – Includes SB 221: Division of Labor rule relating to Zipline and Canopy Tour Responsibility Act; SB 222: Division of Labor rule relating to bedding and upholstered furniture; SB 223: Division of Labor rule relating to Amusement Rides and Amusement Attractions Safety Act; SB 224: Division of Labor rule relating to Elevator Safety Act; SB 225: Division of Labor rule relating to employer wage bonds; SB 226: Division of Labor rule relating to registration of service persons and agencies; SB 227: Division of Labor rule relating to registration of weighing and measuring devices used by businesses in commercial transactions; SB 228: Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training rule relating to operating diesel equipment in underground mines; SB 229: DNR rule relating to hunting, fishing, and other outfitters and guides; SB 230: DNR rule relating to controlling public land corporation’s sale, lease, exchange, or transfer of land or minerals; SB 231: DNR rule relating to general hunting; SB 232: DNR rule relating to special migratory game bird hunting; SB 233: DNR rule relating to miscellaneous permits and licenses; SB 234: DNR rule relating to wildlife disease management
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor


  • SB 395: Providing for judicial review of appealed decisions of Air Quality Review Board, Environmental Quality Board and Surface Mine Board
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting



HOUSE OF DELEGATES:   House Convenes at 11 a.m.

On the agenda:


*         H. B. 2612<> – Repealing section relating to unattended motor vehicles and penalties

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4138<> – Requiring certain public or private schools and daycare centers to install carbon monoxide detectors

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4199<> – Permitting a nursing home to use trained individuals to administer medication

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2655<> – Defining and establishing the crime of cyberbullying

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2662<> – Prohibiting the waste of game animals, game birds or game fish

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2696<> – Relating to crossbow hunting

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4162<> – Granting authority to the State Conservation Committee to contract for flood response

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4251<> – Permitting employees of baccalaureate institutions and universities outside of this state to be appointed to board of governors.


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2693<> – Relating to state ownership of wildlife

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4156<> – Establishing the qualifications of full and part time nursing school faculty members

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4230<> – Relating to credit for reinsurance

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4329<> – Requiring pawnbrokers to providing certain information to law-enforcement agencies

House Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule:

Committee on Finance
8:30 a.m. – Room 460M

*         Budget Hearing for the Department of Revenue

*         Budget Hearing for the School Building Authority

*         H. B. 4024<>, Relating generally to direct cremation or direct burial expenses for indigent persons

Committee on the Judiciary
9:00 a.m. – Room 418M

*         H. B. 4079<> Misc. Rules Bundle – The Misc. Rules Bundle includes the following:
HB 4073<>(1 CSR1),  HB 4083<>(61 CSR 1),  HB 4082<>(61 CSR 11B),  HB 4081<>(61 CSR 14A),  HB 4080<>(61 CSR 16),  HB 4079(61 CSR 2), <>
HB 4078<>(61 CSR 23D),  HB 4077<>(61 CSR8B),  HB 4076<>(177 CSR 1),  HB 4075<>(177 CSR 2),  HB 4072<>(31 CSR 1),  HB 4071<>(8 CSR 1),
HB 4069<>(11 CSR 1B),  HB 4070<>(11 CSR 6), HB 4050<>(14 CSR 1), HB 4068<>(24 CSR 2), HB 4067<>(15 CSR 1),   HB 4066<>(15 CSR 10),
HB 4065<>(15 CSR 12), HB 4064<>(15 CSR14), HB 4063<>(15 CSR 2), HB 4062<>(15 CSR 7), HB 4061<>(15 CSR 8),  HB 4049<>(17 CSR 1),
HB 4048<> (17 CSR 3),  HB 4047<>(17 CSR 6),  HB 4060<>(190 CSR 2),  HB 4059<>(174 CSR 1),  HB 4058<>(174 CSR 2),  HB 4057<>(174 CSR 3),
HB 4056<>(153 CSR 18), HB 4055<>(153 CSR 27), HB 4054<>(153 CSR39),  HB 4053<>(26 CSR 1),  HB 4052<>(26 CSR 5),  HB 4051 <> (26 CSR 6)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 163<>, Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rules:
SB 155<>(45 CSR 16),  SB 156<>(45 CSR 18),  SB 157<>(45 CSR 23),  SB 158<>(45 CSR 25),  SB 159<>(45 CSR 34),  SB 160<>(45 CSR 8),  SB 161<>(38 CSR 2),
SB 162<>(60 CSR 3),  SB 163<>(33 CSR 20),  SB 164<>(33 CSR 30), 47 CSR 33 & 60 CSR 2<>

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 237<>, Authorizing Department of Revenue promulgate legislative rules:
SB 235<>(179 CSR 1),  SB 236<>(178 CSR 1),  SB 237<>(110 CSR 13 DD), SB 238<>(110 CSR 10 F),  SB 239<>(110 CSR 22),  SB 240<>(110 CSR 28), 110 CSR 42<>

Committee on Education
9:00 a.m. – Room 434M

*         H. B. 4027<>, Creating an education permit for allopathic physician resident

Committee on Government Organization
9:00 a.m. – Room 215E

*         HB 4154<>, Establishing the 2018 Regulatory Reform Act. (2nd reference to Judiciary)

*         HB 4140<>, Transferring of certain powers and programs of the West Virginia Affordable Housing Trust Fund to the West Virginia Housing Development Fund. (2nd reference to Finance)

*         HB 4350<>, Eliminating the regulation of upholstery.

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