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Friday, March 24, 2017


The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.



  • SR 51: Designating March 24, 2017, as Jefferson County Day (Rucker)
  • SR 52: Designating March 24, 2017, as Firefighters Day (Boso)




  • SCR 35: Urging Congress reassess federal definition of industrial hemp
  • SCR 46: Requesting study on consumer complaints regarding safety of aftermarket crash parts
  • SCR 47: US Army PFC Dell Dingess Lane




  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 18: Requiring new comprehensive statewide student assessment
  • Eng. 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)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 76: Creating WV Second Chance for Employment Act (original similar to HB2107, HB 2536, HB 2657, SB 366)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 183: Transferring Division of Forestry from Department of Commerce to Department of Agriculture (original similar to HB 2790)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 419: Creating special revenue fund sources for Division of Labor to meet statutory obligations (original similar to HB 2776)
  • Eng. SB 464: Eliminating taxation on annuity consideration received by life insurer
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 486: Relating to health care provider taxes
  • Eng. SB 504: Defining “special aircraft property”
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 535: Reorganizing Division of Tourism (original similar to HB 2899)
  • Eng. 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




  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 60: Relating to eligibility and fraud requirements for public assistance (original similar to HB2741)
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 281: Increasing number of limited video lottery machines allowed at retail location
  • Com. Sub. for SB 316: Requiring individuals receiving unemployment compensation apply for and accept seasonal employment
  • Com. Sub. for SB 412: Relating to WV Jobs Act reporting requirements
  • Com. Sub. for SB 437: Discontinuing WV Greyhound Breeding Development Fund
  • Com. Sub. for SB 453: Adding classification and base salaries of certain civilian employees of WV State Police Forensic Laboratory (original similar to HB 3065)
  • SB 493: Providing increase in compensation for conservation officers (Com. amend. pending)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 539: Relating to regulation and control of financing elections
  • SB 566: Claims against state
  • Com. Sub. for SB 586: Changing fees for custom slaughters from annual to triennial
  • Com. Sub. for SB 647: Relating generally to additional county excise taxes on real property transfer
  • SJR 10: Eliminating Office of Surveyor of Lands Amendment
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2001: Relating to ethics and transparency in government (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2506: Relating to the permit limit calculations and allowing overlapping mixing zones for calculating permit limits for drinking water criteria
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2868: Relating generally to Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)

Committee Schedule:

10 a.m.: Health and Human Resources (451M)

(Continuation of agenda from March 23)

  • HB 2459: Relating to regulation of health care and the certificate of need process
  • SB 386: Creating WV Medical Cannabis Act
  • SB 47: Exempting certain employers from discriminating against tobacco users


1 p.m.: Select Committee on Tax Reform (451M)

  • Com. Sub. for SB 409: Modifying exemptions for consumers sales and service tax
  • Com. Sub. for SJR 8: Fair and Simple Tax Reform or FASTR amendment


TBA: Government Organization (208W)

  • SB 588: Relating to reproduction, distribution and sale of tax maps
  • SB 294: Relating to Community Sustainability Investment Pilot Program
  • SB 534: Relating to incentives for consolidating local governments
  • SB 501: Relating to WV Economic Development Authority


2 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 592: Providing independent redistricting commission propose redistricting plans during census years
  • SB 399: Prohibiting political subdivisions from enacting local ordinances regulating benefits employers provide to employees
  • SB 406: Relating to generic drug products
  • SB 667: Limiting authority of Attorney General to disclose certain information provided by Tax Commissioner
  • SB 408: Relating to public employees
  • SJR 6: Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017
  • SB 615: Limiting number of days legislative members receive compensation during extended and extraordinary session
  • Originating Bill 5: Expediting resolution of road damage and payment claims
  • SB 563: Relating to Consumer Credit and Protection Act
  • SB 639: Expanding definition of deductions under Wage Payment and Collection Act
  • SB 489: Relating to commencement of civil actions in magistrate court


3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Committee Substitute for SB 38: Creating 5-year tax credit for new businesses locating on post-mine sites
  • Committee Substitute for SB 57: Continuing personal income tax adjustment for certain retirees
  • Committee Substitute for SB 238: Increasing tax credits allowed for rehabilitation of certified historic structures
  • Committee Substitute for Committee Substitute for SB 521: Relating generally to Public Defender Services
  • Committee Substitute for SB 482: Relating generally to WV Parkways Authority




Friday, March 24, 2017  


The House will convene at 11 a.m.

House to convene at 11 a.m. On the agenda:
*         H. C. R. 90 – Study on the feasibility of light fidelity (“Li-Fi”),
*         H. C. R. 91 – Alleen Ledson Memorial Bridge
*         H. C. R. 92 – U.S. Army SGT Eugene Dawson Memorial Highway
*         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. 3093<> – Establishing Broadband Enhancement and Expansion Policies
SECOND READING – Amendment Stage
*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2219<> – Authorizing miscellaneous boards and agencies to promulgate legislative rules
*         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 creating a pilot program under the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs
*         H. B. 2745<> – Adding the examination of Advanced Care Technician
*         H. B. 2788<> – Allowing military veterans with certain military ratings to qualify for examinations required of a probationary firefighter
*         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. 2935<> – Relating to state flood protection planning
*         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
*         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
*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 113<> – Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rules
*         H. B. 2548<> – Relating to the use of outside speakers by persons licensed to manufacture, sale, possess for sale, transport or distribute nonintoxicating beer
*         H. B. 2869<> – Providing for paid leave for certain state officers and employees during a declared state of emergency
*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2936<> – Requiring competitive bidding for all state purchases of commodities, printing and services
*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2939<> – Relating to the sale of items in the State Police Academy post exchange to the public
*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2966<> – Creating the West Virginia Sentencing Commission
*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3028<> – Relating to the Comprehensive Substance Use Reduction Act
*         H. B. 3107<> – Relating generally to horse and dog racing lottery
*         H. B. 3108<> – Relating to authorizing redirection of certain amounts to the General Revenue Fund

Committee Schedule:

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

*         SB 233<> Excluding from protection oral communications uttered in child care center under Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act
*         SB 164<> Relating to traffic regulations and special load limits
*         SB 455<> Relating generally to commitment of persons to custody of Commissioner of Corrections
*         HB 2815<> Relating to higher education governance
*         HB 2129<> Relating to the powers and authority of state and local law enforcement to enforce underage drinking laws at private clubs
*         HB 2188<> Extending the length of time for the special Community-Based Pilot Demonstration Project to Improve Outcomes for At-Risk
*         SB 239<> Limiting use of wages by employers and labor organizations for political activities

***Break for 11 a.m. Floor Session***

30 Minutes after Floor Session – Room 410M
*         Continuation of bills from morning session.

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

*         HB 2376<>, Relating to the organizational structure of state government.
*         HB Originating, Creating the Board of Nursing and Health Services.
*         HB 2345<>, transferring all duties and powers previously belonging to the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses to the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses.
*         HB 2680<>, Terminating the West Virginia Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Board.
*         HB 2681<>, Terminating the West Virginia Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technology Board of Examiners.

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

*         H. B. 2816<>, Eliminating new film tax credits.
*         H. B. 2933<>, Relating to the consumers sales and service taxes and use taxes.
*         H. B. 2711<>, Abolishing regional educational service agencies and providing for the transfer of property and records.
*         H. B. 2561<>, Relating to public school support.

2 p.m. – Room 460M

*         H. B. 2759<>, Creating Statewide Interoperable Radio Network.
*         H. B. 2545<>, Increasing the allowable corporation net income tax credit for qualified rehabilitated buildings investments.
*         H. B. 3062<>, The state Settlement and Recovered Funds Accountability Act.
*         H. B. 2428<>, Establishing additional substance abuse treatment facilities.
*         H. B. 2708<>, Relating to a lawful method for a developmentally disabled person to purchase a base hunting license.
*         H. B. 2552<>, Increasing the pet food registration fee and directing that the additional money be deposited into the West Virginia Spay Neuter Assistance Fund.
*         H. B. 2663<>, Increasing the compensation for natural resources police officers.
*         H. B. 3104<>, Transfer of the West Virginia Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Fund.
*         H. B. 2851<>, Updating fee structure provisions for broker-dealers.
*         H. B. 2754<>, Relating to fire fees on nonresidents of a municipality.

Committee on Education – 9:30 a.m. – Room 434M

*         HB 3006<> Exempting certain contracts between the Department of Health and Human Resources and West Virginia University or Marshall University from state purchasing requirements
*         HB 3088<> Relating generally to teacher-pupil ratios
*         HB 3095<> Allowing retired teachers to be employed by a higher education institution
*         HB 2196<> Relating to the secondary schools athletic commission
*         HB 2195<> Relating to requiring comprehensive drug awareness and prevention program in all public schools
*         HB 2887<> Relating to retirement and separation incentives
*         HB 3080<> Requiring instruction in the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution
*         HB 2771<> Relating to temporary teaching certificates for Armed Forces spouses
*         HB 2589<> Permitting students who are homeschooled or attend private schools to enroll and take classes at the county’s vocational school

Committee on Rules – 10:45 a.m. – Behind Chamber

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