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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Friday, March 3

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Friday, March 3, 2017


The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.



  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 4: Allowing licensed professionals donate time to care of indigent and needy in clinical setting (original similar to HB 2692)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 190: Eliminating preferences for vendors bidding on state contracts for commodities or printing
  • Com. Sub. for SB 236: Relating to damages for medical monitoring (With right to amend) (original similar to HB 2580)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 410: Relating to marking traps with DNR identification tag
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 439: Relating to venue for civil and criminal actions at Salem Correctional Center


  • Com. Sub. for SB 209: Defining term “veteran” as it relates to veteran-owned business
  • Com. Sub. for SB 221: Relating to composition of PEIA Finance Board
  • Com. Sub. for SB 224: Repealing requirement for employer’s bond for wages and benefits
  • SB 263: Creating exemption from certain contract and common carrier laws for vehicles used exclusively for transportation of railroad personnel
  • SB 400: Regarding appointments to WV Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council
  • Com. Sub. for SB 429: Relating to monitoring inmate communications
  • Com. Sub. for SB 436: Permitting investigators from Attorney General’s office carry firearms
  • Com. Sub. for SB 445: Amending definition of “abused child” (original similar to HB 2758)


  • Com. Sub. for SB 239: Limiting use of wages by employers and labor organizations for political activities (original similar to HB 2583)
  • SB 392:  Relating to Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System
  • Com. Sub. for SB 442: Relating generally to crimes against persons
  • Com. Sub. for SB 456: Relating to standards for termination of parental rights in child abuse and neglect cases (original similar to HB 2732)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2318: Relating generally to human trafficking (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)




Committee Schedule:



Friday, March 3, 2017  


The House will convene at 11 a.m.


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2364<> – Prohibiting electioneering within or near early voting locations during early voting periods

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2502<> – Relating to reciprocity of occupational licenses with other states

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2619<> – Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act

*         H. B. 2630<> – Authorizing the West Virginia Board of Medicine and the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine to share staff

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2648<> – Increasing penalties for manufacturing or transportation of a controlled substance in the presence of a minor

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2651<> – Relating generally to standardized testing requirements for nonpublic schools

*         H. B. 2684<> – Imposing penalties for repeat violations of the prohibition against driving under the influence on a suspended license

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2459<> – Relating to regulation of health care and the certificate of need process

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2509<> – Relating to the practice of telemedicine

*         H. B. 2590<> – Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act

*         H. B. 2594<> – Updating the meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act

*         H. B. 2653<> – Extending the Multi State Real-Time Tracking System


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2367<> – Establishing a criminal offense of organized retail crime

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2579<> – Increasing the penalties for transporting controlled substances

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2674<> – Relating to access to and receipt of certain information regarding a protected person

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2678<> – Changing the amounts of prejudgment and post-judgment interest to reflect today’s economic conditions

*         H. B. 2691<> – Allowing a person who is qualified by training to be a barber and a cosmetologist to elect to practice solely as a barber

*         H. B. 2725<> – Restricting the authority of the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists to regulate the use of commonly available, retail beauty products

Committee Schedule:

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

  • SB185: Allowing spending units designate fund into which proceeds from sale of surplus property must be deposited
  • SB 365: Maintaining solvency of Unemployment Compensation Fund


10 a.m.: Confirmations (208W)

  • Interview: Cheryl Schreiber, for member, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Board of Governors (for term ending June 30, 2020)
  • Interview: Gayle C. Manchin, for Secretary, Department of Education and the Arts (to serve at will and pleasure of the Governor)


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • TBA


Committee on Judiciary – 8:30 a.m. – Room 410M

*         SB 125<> – Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rules

*         SB 116<> – Authorizing MAPS promulgate legislative rules

*         HB 2253<> – Governor’s Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction, William R. Laird IV – Second Chance Driver’s License Program

*         HB 2219<> – Misc. Rules Bundle

o   The Misc. Rules Bundle includes the following: HB 2218, HB 2219, HB 2220, HB 2232, HB 2233, HB 2234, HB 2235, HB 2236, HB 2237, HB 2239, HB 2240, HB 2241, HB 2242, HB 2243, HB 2244, HB 2245, HB 2246, HB 2247, HB 2248, HB 2249, HB 2264, HB 2265, HB 2266, HB 2272, HB 2273, HB 2274, HB 2275, HB 2276, HB 2277, HB 2278, HB 2281, HB 2282, HB 2285, HB 2286, HB 2287, HB 2288, HB 2289, HB 2290, HB 2291, HB 2292, HB 2293, HB 2294, HB 2295, HB 2296, HB 2297, HB 2298

***11:00 AM FLOOR SESSION***

1 p.m. – Room 410M

*         Continuation of bills from morning session

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

*         HB 2690<>, Terminating the West Virginia Board of Registration of Foresters while preserving essential protections against misrepresentation. (JUD)

*         HB 2631<>, Relating to time standards for disposition of complaint proceedings. (JUD)

*         HB 2503<>, Relating to the rulemaking authority for Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

*         HB 2628<>, Relating generally to the powers and duties of the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

*         HB 2540<>, Permitting a person to practice certain professions for limited time for a charitable function.

*         HB 2554<>, West Virginia Contractor Licensing Act.

Committee on Finance – 9 a.m. – Room 464M

*         Budget hearing for the Department of Revenue

10 a.m. – Room 464M

*         Budget hearing for the West Virginia Lottery

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