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Monday, March 5, 2018
55th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:

Deaf Awareness Day, Upper House + Upper Senate Rotundas + Upper Well Area; American Red Cross Day, Lower Rotunda.


Senate Convenes at 11 a.m. 

On the Agenda: 


  • SR 61: Designating month of March 2018, as American Red Cross Month
  • SR 62: Congratulating Quinn Raffo, distinguished finalist for 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award



  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2889: Allowing military veterans with certain military ratings to qualify for examinations required of probationary police officer
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2995: Permitting certain animal euthanasia technicians who have been certified by other states be certified animal euthanasia technicians in West Virginia – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4219: Permitting employees of educational services cooperatives to participate in the State Teachers Retirement System
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4238: Authorizing counties and municipalities to establish a joint airport hazard comprehensive plan
  • Eng. HB 4539: Providing an annual annuity adjustment of 1 percent for eligible deputy sheriff retirants and surviving spouses


SECOND READING (Amendments Stage)

  • Com. Sub. for SJR 8: County Economic Development Amendment
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2464: Relating to disclaimers and exclusions of warranties in consumer transactions for goods – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4015: Relating to the management and continuous inventory of vehicles owned, leased, operated, or acquired by the state and its agencies – (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4023: Relating to the regulation of dialysis technicians
  • Eng. HB 4025: Permitting reciprocity for licensure as a pharmacy technician
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4027: Creating an education permit for allopathic physician resident
  • Eng. HB 4178: Permitting certain portions of certified nurse aide training to be provided through distance learning technologies
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4197: Requiring persons employed to dispatch emergency calls complete a course in cardiovascular care for telephonic resuscitation – (Com. amend. pending) (original similar to SB 409)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4279: Relating to adult protective services system
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4368: Relating to voluntary assignments of wages by state employees who have been overpaid – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4434: Clarifying provisions relating to candidates unaffiliated with a political party as it relates to certificates of announcement – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4462: Allowing off duty members and officers of the department of public safety to guard private property – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4478: Authorizing public schools to distribute excess food to students – (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4502: Adding the crimes of murder and armed robbery to the list of offenses for which a prosecutor may apply for an order authorizing interception – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4509: Relating to the establishment of substance abuse treatment facilities – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4522: Allowing certain tax information to be shared with the Director of Purchasing Division, Department of Administration, and State Auditor – (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4622: Relating to authorizing legislative rules regarding higher education



  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB. 4016: Relating to combatting waste, fraud, and misuse of public funds through investigations, accountability and transparency – (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB. 4035: Creating a legislative coalition to study and report to the Legislature on palliative care – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB. 4042: Redefining school zone to facilitate placement of school zone signs – (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4183: Relating generally to standardized testing requirements for nonpublic schools – (Com. amends. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4275: Relating to the law-enforcement authority of the director and officers of the division of protective services
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4400: Relating to the West Virginia Physicians Mutual Insurance Company
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4546: Relating to where an application for a marriage license may be made



Senate Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule: 


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • Agenda TBA


3:30 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Agenda TBA




House Convenes at 9 a.m.

On the agenda:


*         Com. Sub. for S. J. R. 12<> – No Constitutional right to abortion Amendment

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 73<> – Modifying crime of fleeing from scene of accident

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 110<> – Requiring certain licensees notify law enforcement or EMS of life-threatening emergency on premises

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 307<> – Declaring fundraising on state highway or roadway by volunteer fire department is not obstruction or nuisance

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 327<> – Providing extortion of anything of value, including sexual contact, subjects person to criminal penalty

*         S. B. 346<> – Permitting full-time nonresident students purchase lifetime resident hunting, trapping and fishing licenses

*         S. B. 351<> – Permitting ballot commissioners serve while candidates for certain offices

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 395<> – Providing for judicial review of appealed decisions of Air Quality Review Board, Environmental Quality Board and Surface Mine Board

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 397<> – Creating crime of impersonating blind or disabled person

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 404<> – Relating to sex offender registry information

*         S. B. 539<> – Increasing limit for settling claims against DOH

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 561<> – Increasing minimum contract price requiring execution of bond with respect to building or repairing school property

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 7<> – Relating to claims under Wage Payment and Collection Act (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 47<> – Requiring Defense Department advocacy groups be notified in abuse or neglect of military person’s child

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 102<> – Creating WV Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 133<> – Exempting renewal of certain contracts entered into during declared state of emergency (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 272<> – Relating generally to drug control (Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 298<> – Authorizing county assessors make separate entries in landbooks when real property is partly used for exempt and partly for nonexempt purposes

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 319<> – Allowing individuals who completed home schooling be eligible for PROMISE scholarship without equivalent diploma (Education Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 365<> – Relating to Young Entrepreneur Reinvestment Act

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 412<> – Relating to authority of county litter control officers

*         S. B. 427<> – Modifying form of notice for certain tax delinquencies (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 441<> – Relating to health care provider taxes (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 456<> – Physical Therapy Licensure Compact Act  (Health and Human Resources Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 493<> – Relating to guaranty associations

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 499<> – Requiring one year of certain approved postgraduate clinical training for persons with foreign medical degrees (Health and Human Resources Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 510<> – Designating hospitals for stroke treatment

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 522<> – Relating generally to Administrative Procedures Act

*         S. B. 545<> – Relating to driving privileges and requirements for persons under 18 (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)


*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 36<> – Relating generally to DNA testing

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 51<> – Relating to domestic relations

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 116<> – Providing court costs collected under Second Chance Driver’s License Program are not subject to 5 percent offset

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 261<> – Transferring certain powers and programs of WV Affordable Housing Trust Fund to WV Housing Development Fund (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 273<> – Reducing use of certain prescription drugs (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 282<> – Exempting State Conservation Committee from Purchasing Division requirements for contracts related to flood recovery (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 297<> – Eliminating taxation on annuity considerations collected by life insurer

*         S. B. 299<> – Relating to mandatory insurance coverage for medical foods for amino acid-based formulas (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 347<> – Relating to operation of motorboats

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 359<> – Authorizing Supreme Court establish curricula for mental hygiene commissioners and certain magistrates

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 461<> – Extending time to file petition for motor fuel excise tax refund (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 465<> – Relating to mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 475<> – Industrial Hemp Development Act (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 479<> – Establishing local government monitoring by Auditor

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 500<> – Authorizing City of White Sulphur Springs to expend principal and interest from special interest-bearing fund

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 543<> – Relating to confidentiality of medical records

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 555<> – Providing immunity from civil liability for qualified directors of certain governmental and nonprofit entities

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 574<> – Relating to crime of misrepresentation of military honors

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 575<> – Approving additional beds for intermediate care facilities (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 576<> – Relating to Patient Injury Compensation Fund (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 582<> – Allowing candidate for political party executive committee serve as election official

*         S. B. 584<> – Finding certain claims against state to be moral obligations of state (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 589<> – Relating to issuance of personalized plates for antique motor vehicles

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 590<> – Providing special license plate for curing childhood cancer

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 616<> – Establishing maximum gross weight for certain wood-bearing trucks (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 626<> –  Relating generally to coal mining (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 631<> – Relating generally to one-call system

House Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule:

 Committee on Government Organization

8:00 a.m. – House Chamber

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 313<>, Waiving occupational fees and licensing requirements for certain low-income individuals, military families, and young workers.

9:00 a.m. – Room 215E

*         SB 525<>, Relating to certification for emergency medical training – mining.

*         SB 463<>, Establishing group to examine benefits and need of transferring milk rules and regulations from DHHR to Agriculture.

*         SB 322<>, Relating to employees of Department of Agriculture.

*         Com Sub for SB 313<>, Waiving occupational fees and licensing requirements for certain low-income individuals, military families, and young workers.

*         Com Sub for SB 392<>, Reconfiguring membership of Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council.

*         Com Sub for SB 408<>, Licensing of nursing homes and assisted living residences.

*         SB 411<>, Removing Commissioner of Bureau for Public Health from State Board of Sanitarians.

*         Com Sub for SB 440<>, Establishing Library Facilities Improvement Fund.

*         SB 468<>, Changing date and recipients for submission of Auditor’s annual report.

*         SB 498<>, Creating two-year pilot program allowing all-terrain or recreational vehicles in Cabwaylingo State Forest.

*         Com Sub for SB 506<>, Deregulating persons who perform work on heating, ventilating, and cooling systems.

*         Com Sub for SB 508<>, Establishing State Trail Authority.

*         Com Sub for SB 556<>, Creating small business and minority populations economic and workforce development taskforce to assist Economic Development Authority.

*         SB 592<>, Adding examination of advanced care technician for firefighter paramedic.

*         SB 612<>, Relating to sale of municipal property.

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

*         S. B. 585<>, Altering boundary line between Doddridge and Harrison counties,

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 603<>, Relating to proceedings for involuntary custody for examination,

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 495<>, Designating specific insurance coverages exempt from rate filing requirements,

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 401<>, Requiring specified coverage in health benefit plans for treatment of substance abuse disorders,

*         S. B. 242<>, Requiring health insurance providers provide coverage for certain Lyme disease treatment,

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 443<>, Terminating parental rights when certain conditions are met,

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 521<>, Requiring chief executive of municipal law-enforcement agency be certified law-enforcement officer,

*         S. B. 632<>, Allowing retired judicial officers recalled to service to avoid limit on temporary payments under certain circumstances,

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 290<>, Relating to DEP standards of water quality and effluent limitations,

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 548<>, Authorizing county commissions to pay election officials,

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 230<>, Authorizing Department of Commerce promulgate legislative rules,

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 375<>, Relating to farmers markets,

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 10<>, Relating generally to PSC jurisdiction

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


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