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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Saturday, March 25

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Saturday, March 25

W.Va. Legislative Committee Meeting Schedule – Subject to change

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Saturday, March 25, 2017


The Senate will convene at 10 a.m.



  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 74: Allowing fire departments to charge fees for service calls (original similar to HB 2638)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 428: Relating to partial filling of prescriptions (original similar to HB 2989)
  • Eng. SB 433: Permitting counties increase excise tax on privilege of transferring real property (original similar to HB 2461, SB 647)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 477: Increasing State Road Fund by raising DMV fees and motor fuel excise taxes (With right to amend) (original similar to HB2814)
  • Eng. SB 504: Defining “special aircraft property”
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 602: Creating uniform system of recording and indexing fictitious names used by sole proprietors
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 622: Relating generally to tax procedures and administration
  • Eng. SB 658: Establishing procedure for retitling mobile and manufactured homes
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2486: Providing that when a party’s health condition is at issue in a civil action, medical records and releases for medical information may be requested and required without court order
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2811: Relating to the definition of above ground storage tanks


  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 60:  Relating to eligibility and fraud requirements for public assistance (original similar to HB 2741)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 69: Creating Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights
  • Com. Sub. for SB 167: Relating to DNA evidence
  • Com. Sub. for SB 210: Renaming Local Powers Act the County Local Powers Act
  • Com. Sub. for SB 217: Relating to disclaimers of warranties regarding used manufactured homes (original similar to HB 2464, HB 2578, SB 216)
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 281: Increasing number of limited video lottery machines allowed at retail location
  • Com. Sub. for SB 316: Requiring individuals receiving unemployment compensation apply for and accept seasonal employment
  • Com. Sub. for SB 376: Relating generally to Sex Offender Registration Act  (original similar to HB 2915)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 380: Creating 2-year pilot program to allow all-terrain or recreational vehicles in Cabwaylingo State Forest
  • Com. Sub. for SB 388: Relating to dangerous weapons
  • SB 401: Allowing county board of education base employment decisions on individual’s qualifications
  • Com. Sub. for SB 412: Relating to WV Jobs Act reporting requirements
  • SB 416: Relating to Public-Private Transportation Facilities Act (original similar to HB 2721)
  • SB 417: Removing financial limitations on number of design-build projects undertaken by DOH (original similar to HB 2722)
  • SB 421: Increasing amount of authorized federal Grant Anticipation Notes for which DOH may apply (original similar to HB 2878)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 437: Discontinuing WV Greyhound Breeding Development Fund
  • Com. Sub. for SB 453: Adding classification and base salaries of certain civilian employees of WV State Police Forensic Laboratory (original similar to HB 3065)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 484: Relating generally to taxation (original similar to HB 2816)
  • SB 493: Providing increase in compensation for conservation officers (Com. amend. pending)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 539: Relating to regulation and control of financing elections
  • SB 566: Claims against state
  • Com. Sub. for SB 576: Providing exception to waste for certain oil and gas development (original similar to HB 3094)
  • SB 578: Relating generally to copies of health care records furnished to patients
  • Com. Sub. for SB 586: Changing fees for custom slaughters from annual to triennial
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 601: Relating to requirements for making consumer loans
  • SB 614: Relating to expansion of broadband service
  • SB 621: Providing certain rules inapplicable after county board of education notifies state board of possible closing or consolidations
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 628: Relating to providing funding for Statewide Interoperable Radio Network
  • Com. Sub. for SB 630: Establishing Accessibility and Equity in Public Education Enhancement Act
  • Com. Sub. for SB 631: Prosecuting violations of municipal building code
  • Com. Sub. for SB 634: Relating generally to certain agreements between DHHR and two largest state universities
  • Com. Sub. for SB 647: Relating generally to additional county excise taxes on real property transfer (original similar to HB 2461, SB 433)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 671: Relating to WV Anatomical Board
  • SB 685: Creating a one-day special license for charitable events sell nonintoxicating beer
  • SB 686: Exempting facilities governed by DHHR that provide direct patient care
  • SJR 10: Eliminating Office of Surveyor of Lands Amendment
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2001: Relating to ethics and transparency in government (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2506: Relating to the permit limit calculations and allowing overlapping mixing zones for calculating permit limits for drinking water criteria
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2868: Relating generally to Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)



Committee Schedule:

* Note: Committee times are approximate. Meetings after floor session will start 30 minutes following the adjournment of floor session, whichever is sooner.


8 a.m.: Natural Resources (451M)

  • Originating Bill: Regarding off highway recreational vehicles
  • Committee Substitute for SB 375: Relating to rate and measure of severance taxes on certain natural resources


8 a.m.: Government Organization (208W)

  • SB 636: Authorizing State Fire Commission establish program to address problems facing VFDs
  • SB 613: Relating to composition of State Fire Commission
  • SB 343: Prohibiting transportation network company drivers from soliciting rides or occupying designated cab stands
  • SB 557: Dissolving Information Services and Communications Division
  • SB 618: Allowing continuing education credits for veterinarians


9 a.m.: Education (451M)

  • SB 40: Requiring inclusion of protocols for response to after-school emergencies in school crisis response plans
  • SB 656: Relating to student data accessibility, transparency and accountability act


Judiciary – 30 Minutes After Floor Session,  (208W)

  • SB 286: Relating to grandparents’ visitation rights
  • SB 507: Allowing pharmacists inform customers about lower cost alternatives to prescribed drugs
  • SB 369: Permitting surface owners purchase mineral interests when interest becomes tax lien
  • SB 673: Providing procedure for WV to select delegates to Article V convention
  • SB 408: Relating to public employees
  • SB 282: Directing Office of Administrative Hearings to amend current legislative rule relating to appeal procedures
  • SB 562: Relating to civil actions for damages brought against county commissions and municipalities
  • SB 446: Authorizing Governor issue executive orders to furlough state employees
  • SB 516: Establishing DOC responsibility for costs of housing and maintaining inmate
  • SB 489: Relating to commencement of civil actions in magistrate court
  • SB 563: Relating to Consumer Credit and Protection Act
  • SB 450: Relating to class action safeguards
  • HB 2006: Increasing the penalties for violating the Whistle-blower Law
  • SB 465: Relating to medical professional liability
  • SB 560: Creating medical malpractice peer review panel by Board of Medicine
  • SB 399: Prohibiting political subdivisions from enacting local ordinances regulating benefits employers provide to employees


Finance  – 30 Minutes After Floor Session, (451M)

  • Com. Sub. for SB 609: Creating additional flexibility for school systems in use of school aid funds
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 526: Requiring mandatory insurance coverage for inherited enzymatic disorders
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 482: Relating generally to WV Parkways Authority
  • SB 664: Removing limitation on amount counties collect on hotel occupancy tax
  • SB 298: Relating generally to compensation of constitutional officers



Saturday, March 25, 2017  


House to convene at 8:30 a.m. On the agenda:

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2219<> – Authorizing miscellaneous boards and agencies to promulgate legislative rules

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2346<> – Relating to motor vehicle license plates

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2515<> – West Virginia Monument and Memorial Protection Act of 2017

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2721<> – Removing the cost limitation on projects completed by the Division of Highways

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2722<> – Eliminating the financial limitations on utilizing the design-build program for highway construction

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2724<> – Relating to creating a pilot program under the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affair

*         H. B. 2745<> – Adding the examination of Advanced Care Technician

*         H. B. 2788<> – Allowing military veterans with certain military ratings to qualify for examinations required of a probationary firefighter

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2838<> – Allowing military veterans who meet certain qualifications to qualify for examination for license as an emergency medical technician

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2841<> – Requiring board members to have attended a board meeting in order to be compensated for the meeting (Nelson) (Regular)

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2846<> – Including high school students participating in a competency based pharmacy technician education and training program as persons qualifying to be a pharmacy technician trainee

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2935<> – Relating to state flood protection planning

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2948<> – Establishing timelines for taking final action on certain permits

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2949<> – Exempting specified Division of Natural Resources’ contracts for some replacement, repair or design for repairs to facilities from review and approval requirements

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2980<> – Relating to civil lawsuit filing fees for multiple defendant civil action

*         H. B. 3018<> – Adding definition of correctional employee to the list of persons against whom an assault is a felony

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

*         H. B. 3053<> – Relating to motor vehicle lighting

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3064<> – Allowing vehicles of a size and weight exceeding certain specifications to operate over specified routes

*         H. B. 3101<> – Creating a misdemeanor for violation of catching, taking or killing fish within two hundred feet of agency personnel stocking fish into public waters

*         H. B. 3105<> – Relating to the Licensed Racetrack Modernization Fund

*         H. B. 3106<> – Relating to increasing the number of limited video lottery terminals
SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 113<> – Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rules

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 362<> – Authorizing redirection of certain amounts to General Revenue Fund

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2004<> – Creating and maintaining a centralized state vehicle inventory system

*         H. B. 2548<> – Relating to the use of outside speakers by persons licensed to manufacture, sell, possess for sale, transport or distribute nonintoxicating beer

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2763<> – Relating to the approval by the Council for Community and Technical College Education of acquisitions

*         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

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2850<> – Relating to product liability actions

*         H. B. 2869<> – Providing for paid leave for certain state officers and employees during a declared state of emergency

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2936<> – Requiring competitive bidding for all state purchases of commodities, printing and services

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2939<> – Relating to the sale of items in the State Police Academy post exchange to the public

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2966<> – Creating the West Virginia Sentencing Commission

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3028<> – Relating to the Comprehensive Substance Use Reduction Act

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3096<> – Relating to operation and regulation of certain water and sewer utilities owned or operated by political subdivisions of the state

*         H. B. 3107<> – Relating generally to horse and dog racing lottery

*         H. B. 3108<> – Relating to authorizing redirection of certain amounts to the General Revenue Fund

*         S. B. 164<> – Relating to traffic regulations and special load limits

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 233<> – Excluding from protection oral communications uttered in child care center under Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 247<> – Authorizing prosecuting attorney designate and deliver grand jury records for investigative purposes

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 248<> – Clarifying composition and chairmanship of Commission on Special Investigations

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2002<> – Relating to parental notification of abortions performed on unemancipated minors

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2109<> – Relating to the West Virginia Land Reuse Agency Authorization Act

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2196<> – Relating to the secondary schools athletic commission

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2376<> – Relating to the organizational structure of state government

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2453<> – Expanding the list of persons the Commissioner of Agriculture may license to grow or cultivate industrial hemp

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2520<> – Prohibiting the use of a tanning device by a person under the age of eighteen

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2561<> – Relating to public school support

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2589<> – Permitting students who are homeschooled or attend private schools to enroll and take classes at the county’s vocational school

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

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2704<> – Prohibiting persons convicted of sexual offenses against children with whom they hold positions of trust from holding certification or license valid in public schools

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2720<> – Allowing the School Building Authority to transfer funds allocated into the School Construction Fund

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2771<> – Relating to temporary teaching certificates for Armed Forces spouses

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2776<> – Creating of special revenue funding sources for the Division of Labor

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2781<> – Requiring a person desiring to vote to present documentation identifying the voter to one of the poll clerks

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2815<> – Relating to higher education governance

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2816<> – Eliminating new film tax credit

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2817<> – Providing for the reduction of the unfunded liability in the teachers retirement system over a 30 year period

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2887<> – Relating to retirement and separation incentives

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2930<> – Allowing powerball, hot lotto, and mega millions winners to remain anonymous

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2933<> – Relating to the consumers sales and service taxes and use taxes

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2961<> – Relating generally to charitable bingo games and charitable raffles

*         H. B. 2962<> – Enlarging the authority of the Tax Commissioner to perform background investigations of employees and contractors

*         H. B. 2963<> – Eliminating tax lien waiver requirement for estates of nonresidents

*         H. B. 2967<> – Relating generally to administration of estates and trusts

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3006<> – Exempting certain contracts between the Department of Health and Human Resources and West Virginia University or Marshall University from state purchasing requirements

*         H. B. 3022<> – Relating to the reporting of fraud, misappropriation of moneys, and other violations of law to the commission on special investigations

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3048<> – Relating to collection of Tier II fees for chemical inventories

*         H. B. 3091<> – Relating generally to employer withholding taxes

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3095<> – Allowing retired teachers to be employed by a higher education institution

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3102<> – Relating to selling Hopemont Hospital

*         H. B. 3109<> – Relating to establishing a Board of Nursing and Health Services

Committee Schedule:

Committee on Rules – 8:15 a.m. – Behind Chamber

***Additional committee meetings may be announced during the floor session. ***

House Judiciary, 15 Minutes following floor session, ROOM 410 

SB 41 Extending time person may be subject to probation 

SB 338 Relating to medical professional liability 

HJR 24 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia relating to education, and providing for the election of members of the State Board of Education 

SB 239 Limiting use of wages by employers and labor organizations for political activities


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