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Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
20th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:

NFIB, Upper Well Area; WV Adult Education Association, Upper Well Area; Jefferson County Day, Upper House Rotunda; Optometry Day at the Legislature, Upper Senate Rotunda; WV Beer and Wine Association Legislative Reception, 6 – 8 p.m., Embassy Suites; County Commissioner’s Association Legislative Reception, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Embassy Suites.


SENATE:  Senate Convenes at 11 a.m. 

On the Agenda: 



  • SR 19: Designating January 29, 2018, as Jefferson County Day




  • SCR 9: Urging Congress call convention of states under Article V limited to proposing amendments to Constitution of United States
  • SCR 10: Proposing amendment to US Constitution restoring free and fair elections




  • Com. Sub. for SB 7: Relating to claims under Wage Payment and Collection Act
  • Com. Sub. for SB 51: Relating to domestic relations
  • Com. Sub. for SB 163: Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 4093)
  • SB 280: Allowing airports’ emergency management and operations vehicles to use red flashing warning lights


SECOND READING (Amendments Stage)


  • Com. Sub. for SB 165: Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB4129)
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 284: Increasing access to career education and workforce training (original similar to HB 4267)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 285: Establishing regional recreation authorities and areas (original similar to SB 67)
  • SB 338: Changing date for employers to file annual reconciliation and withholding statements (original similar to HB 4265)
  • SB 393: Relating to compensation and composition of WV Racing Commission




  • Com. Sub. for SB 10: Relating generally to PSC jurisdiction
  • Com. Sub. for SB 46: Permitting pharmacists to inform customers of lower-cost alternative drugs
  • Com. Sub. for SB 71: Defining “veteran” as it pertains to veteran-owned business
  • Com. Sub. for SB 184: Authorizing DOT promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 4099)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 237: Authorizing Department of Revenue promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 4102)
  • SB 242: Requiring health insurance providers provide coverage for certain Lyme disease treatment (original similar to HB 4328)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 267: Increasing salaries of certain state employees (original similar to HB 4145)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 327: Providing extortion of anything of value, including sexual contact, subjects person to criminal penalty
  • SB 384: Decreasing and increasing appropriations from State Fund, General Revenue to DHHR
  • SB 385: Decreasing and adding appropriations out of Treasury to DHHR and MAPS
  • SB 388: Decreasing, increasing and adding appropriations out of Treasury to DHHR and Department of Administration


Senate Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule: 


Scheduled Committee Meetings


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

  • SB 345: Authorizing DNR establish procedures and fee schedule for limited permit hunts
  • SB 346: Permitting full-time nonresident students purchase lifetime resident hunting, trapping and fishing licenses
  • SB 347: Relating to operation of motorboats
  • SB 348: Allowing for disposal of service weapons of special DNR police officers


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 258: Exempting honorably discharged veterans from fees for license to carry deadly weapons
  • SB 350: Eliminating obsolete requirement that Lottery Commission file racetrack video lottery game rules with Secretary of State
  • HB 4020: Making technical corrections in the code when referencing Chapter 49
  • SB 341: Creating new court of WV Intermediate Court of Appeals


3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services
  • Budget Hearing: Department of Education and the Arts
  • SB 386: Decreasing, increasing and adding appropriations out of Treasury to DHHR and Department of Administration
  • SB 324: Removing restrictions where certain traditional lottery games may be played
  • SB 331: Relating to retirement and pension benefits of certain members of PERS and Teachers Retirement system
  • SB 357: Relating generally to limited video lottery
  • Com. Sub. for SB 268: Eliminating requirement that certain agencies purchase commodities produced on institutional farms


Senate Bills to be Introduced Monday, January 29, 2018


  • SB 407: Licensing and approval of child care programs (Takubo, Maroney; Health and Human Resources then Government Organization)
  • SB 408: Licensing of nursing homes and assisted living residences (Takubo, Maroney; Health and Human Resources then Government Organization)
  • SB 409: Requiring training course in telephonic cardiopulmonary resuscitation for county emergency call dispatchers (Takubo, Maroney; Health and Human Resources)
  • SB 410: Appointing industry advocate within DEP (Smith, Azinger, Clements, Sypolt; Energy, Industry and Mining then Government Organization)
  • SB 411: Removing Commissioner of Bureau for Public Health from State Board of Sanitarians (Takubo, Maroney; Health and Human Resources then Government Organization)
  • SB 412: Relating to authority of county litter control officers (Trump; Government Organization then Judiciary)
  • SB 413: Levying 0.5 percent severance tax on deep sand gas and future cracker plants (FN) (Sypolt, Smith; Energy, Industry and Mining then Finance)
  • SB 414: Requiring purchasers of roundwood collect and maintain certain information (Maynard, Boso, Cline, Plymale, Sypolt; Natural Resources)
  • SB 415: Permitting wagering on certain professional or collegiate sports events authorized as WV Lottery Sports Wagering activities (FN) (Ferns, Blair, Maroney, Trump, Weld, Woelfel; Judiciary then Finance)


Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Friday, January 26, 2018 (25)


  • Com. Sub. for SB 73: Modifying crime of fleeing from scene of accident (House Judiciary)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 154: Department of Administration rule relating to parking (original similar to HB 4086) (House Judiciary)
  • SB 296: Relating to sale or transfer of surplus property (original similar to SB 283) (House Finance)
  • SB 297: Eliminating taxation on annuity considerations collected by life insurer (House Banking and Insurance)
  • SB 298: Authorizing county assessors make separate entries in landbooks when real property is partly used for exempt and partly for nonexempt purposes (House Finance)
  • SB 299: Relating to mandatory insurance coverage for medical foods for amino acid-based formulas (original similar to HB 2051, HB 2072, HB 3021) (House Finance)
  • SB 301: Removing limitation on amount collected by county via hotel occupancy tax used for medical or emergency services (original similar to SB 137) (House Political Subdivisions)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 53: Correcting code reference in regard to certain persons exempted from prohibitions against carrying concealed deadly weapons (House Judiciary)
  • SB 62: Adjusting requirements for hiring school attendance directors (House Education)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 98: Creating incentives to consolidate local governments (House Political Subdivisions)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 110: Requiring certain licensees notify law enforcement or EMS of life-threatening emergency on premises (House Judiciary)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 133: Exempting renewal of certain contracts entered into during declared state of emergency (original similar to HB 4034) (House Gov Org)
  • SB 263: Eliminating film tax credits (original similar to HB 4144) (Passed; Pending concurrence)
  • SB 300: Creating five-year tax credits for businesses locating on post-coal mine sites (original similar to SB 12) (House Energy)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 146: Correcting technical error within Solid Waste Management Act (House Judiciary)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 37: Equalizing penalty for entering without breaking regardless of time of day (House Judiciary)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 39: Creating Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights (House Judiciary)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 75: Relating to sale or transfer of video lottery locations (House Judiciary)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 134: Authorizing Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to engage individuals for emergency response and recovery (original similar to HB 4033) (House Gov Org)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 292: Relating to Commission on Special Investigations (House Judiciary)
  • SB 67: Exempting DNR police officers’ pensions from state income tax (Pending House introduction)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 116: Providing court costs collected under Second Chance Driver’s License Program are not subject to 5 percent offset (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 143: Permitting DNR identification tag be used to identify trap (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 311: Specifying consumers sales and service tax exemption for purchase of certain services and tangible personal property related to aircraft (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 351: Permitting ballot commissioners serve while candidates for certain offices (Pending House introduction)


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

On the agenda:


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2546<> –  Allowing replacement costs of employer provided property to be deducted from an employee’s final paycheck if the property is not returned

*         H. B. 4183<> – Relating generally to standardized testing requirements for nonpublic schools

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2799<> – Prohibiting the superintendent of schools from requiring a physical examination to be included to the application for a minor’s work permit

*         H. B. 4010<> – Providing no requirement to perform or host a marriage ceremony that does not conform to sincerely held religious beliefs


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2831<> – Relating to the reconstitution of the Driver’s Licensing Advisory Board

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4006<> – Revising the processes through which professional development is delivered for those who provide public education

House Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule:

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

*         H. B. 4204<>, Relating rights guaranteed by the West Virginia Constitution and the United States Constitution when deciding the comity of a legal decision in a foreign country

*         H. B. 4199<>, Permitting a nursing home to use trained individuals to administer medication

*         H. B. 4230<>, Relating to credit for reinsurance

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

*         H. B. 4329<>, Requiring pawnbrokers to providing certain information to law-enforcement agencies

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

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

*         House Bill 2694<>, Relating to the development and implementation of a program to facilitate commercial sponsorship of rest areas

*         House Bill 4099<>, Division of Highways, rule relating to disposal, lease and management of real property and appurtenant structures and relocation assistance

*         House Bill 4022<>, Exempting the consumer sales and service tax and use tax for services for the repair, remodeling and maintenance of certain aircraft

Committee on Finance
2:00 p.m. – Room 460M

*         Budget hearing for the Department of Transportation

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

*         H. B. 4220<>, Relating generally to grounds for revocation of a teaching certificate

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

*         H. B. 2809<>, Relating to basic state aid to public education

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

*         A presentation by the Purchasing Division of the Department of Administration regarding proposed purchasing legislation.

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

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