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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Thursday, Feb. 16

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Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017


The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.

On the agenda:

    • SCR 13: US Army CPL James Russell Carter Memorial Road
    • SCR 14: US Army PVT Oren J. ‘Junior’ Johnson Memorial Bridge
    • SCR 15: Herbert ‘Herb’ Linkous Bridge
    • Eng. SB 174: Exempting transportation of household goods from PSC jurisdiction
    • Com. Sub. for SB 127: Authorizing Department of Revenue to promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 2230)
    • Com. Sub. for SB 230: Relating to WV officials carrying concealed firearm nationwide
    • Com. Sub. for SB 233: Excluding from protection oral communications uttered in child care center under Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act (original similar to HB 2505)
    • Com. Sub. for SB 116: Governor’s Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction rule relating to law-enforcement training and certification standards (original similar to HB 2252)
    • SB 172: Eliminating salary for Water Development Authority board members
    • SB 215: Allowing county commissions authority to amend proposed rates, fees and charges proposed by public service districts
    • Com. Sub. for SB 247: Authorizing prosecuting attorney designate and deliver grand jury records for investigative purposes
    • Com. Sub. for SB 248: Clarifying composition and chairmanship of Commission on Special Investigations

Committee Schedule

  • Scheduled Committee Meetings
    • 9:30 a.m.: Finance (451M)
      • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Attorney General
    • 1 p.m.: Health and Human Resources (451M)
      • SB 4: Allowing licensed professionals donate time to care of indigent and needy in clinical setting
      • SB 40: Requiring inclusion of protocols for response to after-school emergencies in school crisis response plans
      • SB 187: Providing for confidentiality of patients’ medical records
      • SB 188: Correcting definition of “telehealth” in medication-assisted treatment programs
      • SB 37: Raising legal age for purchase of tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products to 21
    • 1 p.m.: Energy, Industry and Mining (208W)
      • SB 106: DEP rule relating to various permits
      • SB 110: DEP rule relating to emission standards for hazardous air pollutants
      • SB 111: DEP rule relating to ambient air quality standards.
      • SB 112: DEP rule relating to voluntary remediation and redevelopment.
      • SB 113: DEP rule relating to awarding of matching grants for local litter control
    • 2 p.m.: Education (451M)
      • Agenda TBA
    • 2 p.m.: Government Organization (208W)
      • SB 204: Requiring persons appointed to fill vacancy by Governor have same qualifications for vacated office and receive same compensation and expenses
      • SB 182: Providing procedures that prevent disqualifying low bids for government construction contracts due to document technicalities
      • SB 190: Eliminating bidders’ preference for in-state vendors on state contracts
      • SB 48: Including rebuttable presumptions in certain cases for firefighters with regard to workers’ compensation
      • SB 74: Allowing fire departments to charge fees for service calls
      • SB 228: Relating to workers compensation disability and death benefits
      • SB 241: Creating WV Volunteer Fire and Rescue Act of 2017
      • SB 328: Allowing surcharge for certain fire-related cleanup and demolition
    • 3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)
      • Agenda TBA



Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017  


The House will convene at 11 a.m.

On the agenda:
SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2099<> – Defining the act of leaving the scene of a crash involving death or serious bodily injury as a felony; Erin’s Law


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2303<> – Increasing criminal penalties for littering

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2319<> – Relating to candidates or candidate committees for legislative office disclosing contributions


Committee Schedule:

Committee on Small Business, Entrepreneurship & Economic Development – 9:00 a.m. – Room 434M

*         Presentation by the W.Va. Chamber of Commerce

Committee on Banking & Insurance – 10:00 a.m. – Room 215E

*         HB 2283<>, Risk and Insurance Management, W.Va. State Board of Mine Subsidence Insurance

*         HB 2230<>, Insurance Commission, Adoption of Valuation Manual

*         General Counsel Christopher Arthur, Division of Financial Institutions – Presentation including duties and functions of the Division of Financial Institutions

Committee on Senior Citizen Issues – 1:00 p.m. – Room 215E

*         HB 2404<>, Barring persons who are convicted of certain criminal offenses from acquiring property from their victims

*         HB 2167<>, Creating a Silver Alert program for senior citizens

Committee on Energy – 2:00 p.m. – Room 418M
(Agenda to be posted.)

Committee on Health & Human Resources – 2:00 p.m. – Room 215E

*         HB 2264<> – Medicine, WV Board of Licensing and Disciplinary Procedures: Physicians; Podiatrists (2nd reference to JUD)

*         HB 2265<> – Medicine, WV Board of Licensure, Disciplinary and Complaint Procedures, Continuing Education, Physician Assistants (2nd JUD)

*         HB 2266<> – Medicine, WV Board of Dispensing of Legend Drugs by Practitioners (2nd JUD)

*         HB 2359<> – Relating to offences and penalties for practicing osteopathic medicine without a license. (2nd GO)

*         HB 2360<> – Exempting certain contracts from the bidding process. (2nd GO)

*         HB 2423<> – Relating to the criminal offense of therapeutic deception (2nd JUD)

*         HB 2431<> – Allowing influenza immunizations to be offered to patients and residents of specified facilities

*         HB 2366<> – Relating to the selling of certain state owned health care facilities by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources (2nd FIN)

*         HB 2376<> – Relating to the organizational structure of state government (2nd GO)

Committee on Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse – 3:30 p.m. – Room 215E

*         HB 2329<> – Prohibiting the production, manufacture or possession of fentanyl (2nd reference to JUD)

*         HB 2083<> – Increasing the felony criminal penalties for exposing children to methamphetamine manufacturing (2nd JUD)

*         HB 2277<> – Pharmacy, WV Board of Controlled Substances Monitoring Program (2nd JUD)

*         HB 2422<> – The Ryan Brown Addiction Prevention and Recovery Fund Act. (2nd FIN)

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