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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Monday, April 3

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Monday, April 3, 2017


The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.



  • SCR 53: US Army SGT Benny Fleming Memorial Bridge
  • SR 66: Honoring Katherine Johnson, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient



  • SCR 52: US Army PFC Glenn S. Perdue, US Army Tec 5 Charley H. Perdue and US Army Air Corps SGT Carl Perdue Memorial Road



  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2180: Authorizing the issuance of special “In God We Trust” motor vehicle registration plates (Com. title amend. pending)


  • Com. Sub. for SB 304: Appropriating expiring funds from State Fund, General Revenue to DHHR (original similar to HB 3103)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 476: Expiring funds from Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund to General Revenue (original similar to HB 2801)
  • SB 694: Expiring funds to unappropriated surplus balance in General Revenue fund to Department of Administration
  • Eng. HB 2188: Extending the length of time for the special Community-Based Pilot Demonstration Project to Improve Outcomes for At-Risk Youth
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2364: Prohibiting electioneering within or near early voting locations during early voting periods (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2404: Barring persons who are convicted of certain criminal offenses from acquiring property from their victims (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2479: Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2509: Relating to the practice of telemedicine (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2518: Creating a legislative rule to permit a pharmacist or pharmacy intern to administer certain immunizations
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2519: Medicaid program compact (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2522: Nurse licensure compact
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2526: Classifying additional drugs to Schedules I, II, IV and V of controlled substances (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2586: Relating to required minimum distribution of retirement benefits of plans administered by the Consolidated Public Retirement Board
  • Eng. HB 2653: Extending the Multi State Real-Time Tracking System
  • Eng. HB 2706: Authorizing legislative rules regarding higher education
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2731: Clarifying civil actions heard in circuit court (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2739: Relating to supplemental Medicaid provider reimbursement (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2796: Relating to the West Virginia National Guard entering into contracts and subcontracts for specialized technical services
  • Eng. HB 2856: Declaring public policy and legislative intent for improving the marketing, quality and frequency of passenger rail service of the Cardinal Passenger Train (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2948: Establishing timelines for taking final action on certain permits


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2006: Increasing the penalties for violating the Whistle-blower Law
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2083: Increasing the felony criminal penalties for exposing children to methamphetamine manufacturing (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2119: Repealing West Virginia Health Benefit Exchange Act
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2219: Authorizing miscellaneous boards and agencies to promulgate legislative rules (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2303: Increasing criminal penalties for littering (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2319: Relating to candidates or candidate committees for legislative office disclosing contributions (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2367: Establishing a criminal offense of organized retail crime (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2373: Authorizing school bus drivers trained in administration of epinephrine auto-injectors to administer auto-injectors (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2427: Requiring agencies listed in the online state phone directory to update certain employee information
  • Eng. HB 2446: Relating to the requirement that all executive branch agencies maintain a website that contains specific information (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2453: Expanding the list of persons the Commissioner of Agriculture may license to grow or cultivate industrial hemp
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 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
  • Eng. HB 2548: Relating to the use of outside speakers by persons licensed to manufacture, sell, possess for sale, transport or distribute nonintoxicating beer
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2555: Relating to tax credits for apprenticeship training in construction trades (Com. amends. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2619: Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2676: Transferring the Security office under the Division of Culture and History to the Division of Protective Services
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2683: Relating to West Virginia Insurance Guaranty Association Act
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2726: Authorizing home incarceration officers to arrest participants for violating the terms and conditions of his or her supervision with or without a court order
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2734: Authorizing a method for the collection and remittance of property taxes related to dealers’ heavy equipment inventory (Com. amends. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2767: Authorizing the Secretary of State to transmit electronic versions of undeliverable mail to the circuit clerks (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2898: Authorizing the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to request and obtain criminal background checks of employees of the Legislature
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2939: Relating to the sale of items in the State Police Academy post exchange to the public
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2949: Exempting specified Division of Natural Resources’ contracts for some replacement, repair or design for repairs to facilities from review and approval requirements
  • Eng. HB 2963: Eliminating tax lien waiver requirement for estates of nonresidents
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2980: Relating to civil lawsuit filing fees for multiple defendant civil action (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)


Committee Schedule:

9 a.m.: Government Organization Subcommittee for HB 2109 (208W)

  • HB 2109: Relating to the West Virginia Land Reuse Agency Authorization Act


9:30 a.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 2797: Codifying statutory immunity for government agencies and officials from actions of third-parties using documents or records
  • HB 2585: Creating felony crime of conducting financial transactions involving proceeds of criminal activity
  • HB 2579: Increasing the penalties for transporting controlled substances
  • HB 2675: Relating to primary elections and nominating procedures
  • HB 2546: Allowing replacement costs of employer provided property to be deducted from an employee’s final paycheck if the property is not returned
  • HB 2857: West Virginia Safer Workplaces Act
  • HB 2129: Relating to the powers and authority of state and local law enforcement to enforce underage drinking laws at private clubs
  • HB 3022: Relating to the reporting of fraud, misappropriation of moneys, and other violations of law to the commission on special investigations
  • HB 3030: Relating to appeals as a matter of right in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals


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

  • Committee Substitute for HB 2603: Relating to municipal policemen or firemen pension and relief funds that are funded at one hundred and twenty-five percent or more
  • Committee Substitute for HB 2709: Authorizing the City of South Charleston to levy a special district excise tax
  • Committee Substitute for HB 2805: Finding and declaring certain claims against the state and its agencies to be moral obligations of the state
  • Committee Substitute for HB 2961: Relating generally to charitable bingo games and charitable raffles
  • Committee Substitute HB 3048: Relating to collection of Tier II fees for chemical inventories


1 p.m.: Natural Resources (208W)

  • Eng. Committee Substitute for HB 2708: Relating to a lawful method for a developmentally disabled person to purchase a base hunting license
  • Eng. Committee Substitute for HB 3020: Relating to criminal penalties for the offenses of hunting, trapping or fishing on the lands of another person
  • SCR 15: US Army CPL Herbert “Herb” Linkous Memorial Bridge
  • Originating Resolution regarding the Great Eastern Trail
  • Originating Resolution regarding non-employee workforce to improve state parks and forests
  • Originating Resolution to study the economic impact of bicycle and pedestrian activity programs


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • Agenda TBA


3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Agenda TBA





Monday, April 3, 2017  


House to convene at 11 a.m.


*         H. C. R. 9<> – Frenchburg Bridge

*         H. R. 11<> – Supporting and encouraging the enactment of the Federal Hearing Protection Act of 2017

*         **H. C. R. 26<> – Naming the NASA IV & V Facility at Fairmont for West Virginia mathematician Katherine Coleman Johnson

*         H. C. R. 41<> – Major Martin Robison Delany Memorial Bridge

*         Com. Sub. for H. C. R. 50<> – Lowe Mountain Memorial Highway

*         **H. C. R. 94<> – Katherine Johnson Day

*         H. C. R. 105<> – Army SSG Arthur N. McMellon Memorial Bridge

**Note for Media: Katherine Moore, daughter of Katherine Johnson, will participate in a floor activity at the beginning of session as the House formally passes the resolutions recognizing and honoring her mother.


*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 125<> – Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rules

*         S. B. 172<> – Eliminating salary for Water Development Authority board members

*         S. B. 173<> – Relating generally to autocycles

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 204<> – Requiring persons appointed to fill vacancy by Governor have same qualifications for vacated office and receive same compensation and expenses

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 224<> – Repealing requirement for employer’s bond for wages and benefits

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 230<> – Relating to certain WV officials carrying concealed firearm nationwide

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 239<> – Limiting use of wages by employers and labor organizations for political activities

*         S. B. 349<> – Repealing outdated code related to Division of Corrections

*         S. B. 400<> – Regarding appointments to WV Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 522<> – Relating to pharmacy audits

*         S. B. 554<> – Relating to false swearing in legislative proceeding

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 575<> – Limiting nuisance actions against shooting ranges for noise

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 4<> – Allowing licensed professionals donate time to care of indigent and needy in clinical setting  (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 28<> – Creating new system for certain contiguous counties to establish regional recreation authorities (Government Organization Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 169<> – Repealing article providing assistance to Korea and Vietnam veterans exposed to certain chemical defoliants

*         S. B. 170<> – Repealing state hemophilia program

*         S. B. 171<> – Repealing Programs of All-Inclusive Care for Elderly

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 180<> – Relating to PSC jurisdiction over certain telephone company and internet services

*         S. B. 186<> – Adjusting date when children become eligible for certain school programs and school attendance requirements (Education Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 198<> – Expanding Health Sciences Program to allow certain medical practitioners in underserved areas

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 221<> – Relating to composition of PEIA Finance Board (Government Organization Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 280<> – Moving administration of Civil Air Patrol to Adjutant General

*         S. B. 321<> – Reporting requirements of employee information to CPRB (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 344<> – Relating to application of payments on consumer credit sale and loans (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 350<> – Allowing licensed professional counselors be issued temporary permit

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 358<> – Relating generally to trustee sale of timeshare estates  (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 364<> – Incorporating changes to Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement

*         S. B. 365<> – Maintaining solvency of Unemployment Compensation Fund

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 386<> – Creating WV Medical Cannabis Act

*         S. B. 392<> – Relating to Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 398<> – Creating Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 412<> – Relating to WV Jobs Act reporting requirements (Government Organization Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 495<> – Relating to regulation of events by State Athletic Commission

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 499<> – Creating Debt Resolution Services Division in Auditor’s office

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 505<>  Providing five-year reclamation period following completion of well pads for horizontal wells

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 563<> – Relating to Consumer Credit and Protection Act (Shott) (Regular)

*         S. B. 564<> – Relating to Statewide Independent Living Council (Government Organization Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 566<> – Claims against state

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 581<> – Relating generally to administration of trusts

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 588<> – Relating to reproduction, distribution and sale of tax maps (Government Organization Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 621<> – Providing certain rules inapplicable after county board of education notifies state board of possible closing or consolidations (Education Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 671<> – Relating to WV Anatomical Board


*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 300<> – Supplemental appropriation from unappropriated balance in Treasury to Division of Personnel

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 303<> – Supplemental appropriation of public moneys from Treasury to DHHR

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 305<> – Supplemental appropriation of public moneys from Treasury to Fire Commission

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 337<> – Hiring correctional officers without regard to placement on correctional officer register

*         S. B. 493<> – Providing increase in compensation for conservation officers (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2801<> – Expiring funds to the unappropriated balance in the State Fund from the Department of Revenue, Office of the Secretary – Revenue Shortfall Reserve Fund

*         H. B. 3103<> – Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources

Public Hearings: Committee on Energy – 8 a.m. – House Chamber

*         S. B. 687<>, Relating generally to coal mining, safety and environmental protection.

Committee on Energy – 9 a.m. – House Chamber

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 576<>, Providing exception to waste for certain oil and gas development.

Committee on the Judiciary – 10 a.m. – House Chamber

*         S. B. 60<>, Relating to eligibility and fraud requirements for public assistance.

Committee Schedule:

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

*         SB333<> Requiring all DHHR-licensed facilities access WV Controlled Substances Monitoring Program Database

*         SB667<> Limiting authority of Attorney General to disclose certain information provided by Tax Commissioner

Reconvene after floor session – Room 410M

*         SB60<> Relating to eligibility and fraud requirements for public assistance

*         SB689<> Relating to payment of small claims by DOH

The following bills may be moved to the Judiciary Committee’s agendas at any time:

*         SB76<> Creating WV Second Chance for Employment Act

*         SB212<> Relating generally to procedures for drivers’ license suspensions and revocations

*         SB220<> Relating to offenses and penalties under Uniform Controlled Substances Act

*         SB500<> Relating to Medicaid fraud and abuse

Committee on Finance – 10 a.m. – Room 460M

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 299<>, Supplementing, amending, decreasing and increasing items of appropriations from State Road Fund to DOH.

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 484<>, Relating generally to taxation.

1:30 p.m. – Room 460M

*         H. B. 2018<>, Budget Bill, making appropriations of public money out of the treasury in accordance with section fifty-one, article six of the Constitution.

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 533<>, Relating to taxes on wine and intoxicating liquors.

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

Committee on Roads & Transportation – 1 p.m. – Room 215E

*         House Concurrent Resolution 98<>, John H. Reed, Jr. Memorial Bridge

*         House Concurrent Resolution 29<>, U.S. Army SGT Denver E. Short Memorial Bridge

*         House Concurrent Resolution 47<>, U. S. Army CPL Wilson B. Lambert, Jr. Memorial Road

*         House Concurrent Resolution 65<>, Hobert G. ‘Hobie’ Underwood Memorial Bridge

*         House Concurrent Resolution 64<>, Gill Brothers World War II Veterans’ Memorial Bridge

*         House Concurrent Resolution 84<>, U.S. Army Air Force S/SGT Harold ‘Dean’ Baker Memorial Bridge

*         House Concurrent Resolution 53<>, US Army Corporal Jerry Lee Noble Memorial Bridge

*         Com. Sub. for Senate Concurrent Resolution 18<>, US Marine CPL Walter Vincent Filipek Memorial Bridge

*         Senate Concurrent Resolution 14<>, US Army PVT Oren J. “Junior” Johnson Memorial Bridge

*         House Concurrent Resolution 93<>, Extending WV Route 93

Committee on Education – 2:30 p.m. – Room 434M

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 40<>, Requiring inclusion of protocols for response to after-school emergencies in school crisis response plans

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 656<>, Relating to Student Data Accessibility, Transparency and Accountability Act

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