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Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
27th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:

Library Day, Upper House, Upper Senate Rotundas, Upper Well Area; West Virginians for Life Rally, Lower Rotunda; Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs Black History, Month Program, Lower Rotunda at 3:30 p.m.


SENATE:  Senate Convenes at 11 a.m. 

On the Agenda: 


  • SR 26: Congratulating Wyoming East High School golf team for 2017 Class AA state championship
  • SR 27: Celebrating achievements and contributions of athletes from Marion County




  • 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 393: Relating to compensation and composition of WV Racing Commission
  • SB 400: Prohibiting state licensing boards from hiring lobbyists (Com. title amend. pending)
  • SB 430: Encouraging collaborative agreements between community and technical colleges and federally registered apprenticeship programs
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4020: Making technical corrections in the code when referencing Chapter 49 (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)


SECOND READING (Amendments Stage)


  • 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)



  • Com. Sub. for SB 94: Prohibiting counties from regulating fireworks
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 141: Expanding county assessment and collection of head tax on breeding cows
  • Com. Sub. for SB 230: Authorizing Department of Commerce promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 4108)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 361: Relating to treatment supervision under Drug Offender Accountability and Treatment Act
  • SB 371: Relating to proceedings for voluntary custody for examination

Senate Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule: 

9 a.m.: Agriculture Subcommittee on SB 375, Relating to farmers markets (451M) 

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

  • SB 14: Permitting guided bear hunting
  • SB 416: Making fishing for catfish with bare hands lawful
  • SB 429: Relating to forest fires
  • SB 87: Allowing purchase of Class XS resident senior hunting, fishing and trapping licenses at age 65
  • SB 122: Limiting liability of Parks and Recreation section of DNR


2 p.m.: Banking and Insurance (451M)

  • SB 406: Clarifying that ground emergency medical transportation is eligible for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement
  • Originating Bill 1: Limiting damages available in causes of action involving claim of wrongful denial of insurance benefit
  • SB 370: Exempting nonpaid volunteers at ski areas from workers compensation benefits
  • SB 398: Relating to requirements for making consumer loans


2:30 p.m.: Education Subcommittee on SB 83, Relating to higher education student success (208W)


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • Agenda TBA


3 p.m. Finance (451M)

  • Com. Sub. for HB 4135: Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act
  • HB 4146: Updating meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act
  • SB 379: Supplemental appropriation from State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund to DHHR
  • SB 382: Supplemental appropriation of Lottery Net Profits to Bureau of Senior Services, Lottery Senior Citizens Fund
  • SB 346: Permitting full-time nonresident students purchase lifetime resident hunting, trapping and fishing licenses
  • SB 78: Continuing personal income tax adjustment for certain retirees
  • Com. Sub. for SB 355: Dissolving IS&C Division under Office of Technology
  • Com. Sub. for SB 283: Relating generally to procurement by state agencies
  • Com. Sub. for SB 271: Creating centralized Shared Services Section of Department of Administration


Senate Bills to be Introduced Monday, February 5, 2018


  • SB 478: Relating to mandatory insurance coverage for treatment of mitochondrial disease and other similar conditions (FN) (Stollings, Palumbo, Jeffries; Banking and Insurance then Finance)
  • SB 479: Establishing local government monitoring by Auditor (FN) (Gaunch; Government Organization then Finance)
  • SB 480: Creating WV Sports Hall of Fame Commission (Beach, Romano, Jeffries, Baldwin, Stollings, Ojeda, Unger, Facemire, Woelfel; Government Organization)
  • SB 481: Requiring persons building residential structures inform county board of education of structures and estimated number of occupants (Beach; Government Organization then Judiciary)
  • SB 482: Allowing magistrates carry firearms in county courthouse or on premises of court of law (Beach; Judiciary)
  • SB 483: Expiring funds to Department of Veterans Assistance from Insurance Commissioner (Sen. Weld; Finance)
  • SB 484: Creating Business Liability Protection Act (Sypolt; Judiciary)
  • SB 485: Terminating Workers Compensation Debt Reduction Fund assessment on self-insured employers (FN) (Blair; Finance)
  • SB 486: Stabilizing PEIA benefits (FN) (Ojeda, Baldwin, Beach, Facemire, Jeffries, Plymale, Prezioso, Romano, Stollings, Unger; Banking and Insurance then Finance)
  • SB 487: Relating to WV Medical Cannabis Act (Ojeda, Romano, Baldwin, Beach, Facemire, Jeffries, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Stollings, Unger: Health and Human Resources then Judiciary)


* (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

* (IB) indicates the bill is an Interim Bill


Committee Action on Bills from Friday, February 2, 2018


2 p.m.: Judiciary

  • SB 395: Providing for judicial review of appealed decisions of Air Quality Review Board, Environmental Quality Board and Surface Mine Board
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor


  • SJR 3: Judicial Budget Oversight Amendment
  • Passed; to Finance


  • SB 335: Protecting employees’ wages or salaries from being withheld or diverted for political activities
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor


Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Friday, February 2, 2018 (52)


  • SB 7: Relating to claims under Wage Payment and Collection Act (House Judiciary)
  • SB 10: Relating generally to PSC jurisdiction (original similar to HB 4355) (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 37: Equalizing penalty for entering without breaking regardless of time of day (House Judiciary)
  • SB 39: Creating Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights (House Judiciary)
  • SB 46: Permitting pharmacists to inform customers of lower-cost alternative drugs (House Health and Human Resources)
  • SB 51: Relating to domestic relations (House Judiciary)
  • SB 53




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

On the agenda:


*         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. 4199<> – Permitting a nursing home to use trained individuals to administer medication

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

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         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


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2654<> – Expanding county commissions’ ability to dispose of county or district property

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

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4175<> – Preventing requirement that an advanced practice registered nurse participate in a collaborative relationship to obtain payment

*         H. B. 4178<> – Permitting certain portions of certified nurse aide training to be provided through distance learning technologies

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4275<> – Relating to the law-enforcement authority of the director and officers of the division of protective services

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4359<> – Relating to the removal of animals left unattended in motor vehicles

House Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule:

Committee on the Judiciary
8:30 a.m. – House Chamber

*         H. B. 4012<>, Amending the definition of medical services, so as to exclude abortion.

Committee on the Judiciary
9:15 a.m. – Room 418M

*         H. B. 4338<>, Relating to the powers and authority of the Divisions of Administrative Services, and Corrections and Rehabilitation of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety,

*         H. B. 4186<>, Relating generally to guaranteed asset protection waivers,

*         H. B. 4343<>, Relating to the delivery of financial statements to bank shareholders,

*         H. B. 4207<>, Authorizing an online application to receive a commission to act as a notary public, and eliminating the bond requirement,

*         H. B. 4410,<> Removing the requirement that the State Auditor receive copies of the Limited Video Lottery bids.

Committee on Roads & Transportation
1:00 p.m. – Room 215E

*         House Bill 2008<>, Relating to the Dealer Recovery Program

*         House Bill 2983<>, Granting priority to roadway construction, reconstruction and maintenance for roadways prone to recurring floods that hinder ingress and egress

*         House Bill 4291<>, Exempting from certain contract and common carrier laws motor vehicles used exclusively in the transportation of railroad personnel

*         House Concurrent Resolution 13,<> U. S. Army SGM Bill E. Jeffrey Memorial Road

*         House Concurrent Resolution 31<>, Lowe Mountain Memorial Highway

*         Com. Sub. for Senate Concurrent Resolution 4<>, WV Army National Guard Sergeant Glenn F. Lough, P.E., Memorial Bridge

Committee on Finance
2:00 p.m. – Room 464M

*         Budget hearing for the state Treasurer’s Office

*         Budget hearing for the Secretary of State’s Office

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

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

*         H. B. 4142<>, Providing certain employees of the Division of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Services, and West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority a salary adjustment

Committee on Education
2:00 p.m. – Room 434M

*         HB 4042<>, Redefining school zone to facilitate placement of school zone signs

Committee on Government Organization
3:00 p.m. – Room 215E

*         HB 4023<>, Relating to the regulation of dialysis technicians.

*         HB 4025<>, Permitting reciprocity for licensure as a pharmacy technician.

*         HB 4348<>, Relating to the powers and duties of the Public Land Corporation. (2nd reference to Finance)

*         HB 4236<>, Requiring agencies to provide an annual inventory of real property holdings to the Real Estate Division.

Committee on Fire Departments & Emergency Medical Services
4:00 p.m. – Room 215E
***Agenda to be posted.<>***

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