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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Thursday, Feb. 23

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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017


The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


    • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 182: Providing procedures that prevent disqualifying low bids for government construction contracts due to document technicalities
    • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 240: Creating crime of nonconsensual distribution of sexual images
    • SB 41: Extending time person may be subject to probation (original similar to HB 2607)
    • Com. Sub. for SB 113: Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule awarding matching grants for litter control programs (original similar to HB 2229)
    • SB 325: Relating to crossbow hunting
    • SB 330: Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act
    • Com. Sub. for SB 9: Regulating unmanned aircraft systems (original similar to SB 218)
    • Com. Sub. for SB 80: Equalizing criminal penalty for entering without breaking regardless of time of day
    • SB 164: Relating to traffic regulations and special load limits
    • Com. Sub. for SB 204: Requiring persons appointed to fill vacancy by Governor have same qualifications for vacated office and receive same compensation and expenses (original similar to SB 205)
    • SB 231: Relating to State Board of Education and Medicaid-eligible children (original similar to HB 2420)
    • Com. Sub. for SB 236: Relating to damages for medical monitoring (original similar to HB 2580)
    • SB 349: Repealing outdated code related to Division of Corrections


Committee Schedule

    • 9:30 a.m.: Finance (451M)
      • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety
    • 10 a.m.: Workforce (208W)
      • SB 224: Repealing requirement for employer’s bond for wages and benefits (Continued from Wednesday)
      • SB 239: Limiting use of wages by employers and labor organizations for political activities
    • 1 p.m.: Energy, Industry and Mining (208W)
      • SB 16: Repealing section related to wind power projects (Continued from Tuesday)
    • 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 347: Relating to modernization of Physician Assistant Practice Act
      • SB 60: Relating to eligibility and fraud requirements for public assistance
    • 2 p.m.: Government Organization (208W)
      • SB 346: Relating generally to jurisdiction of PSC over motor carriers
      • SB 180: Relating to PSC jurisdiction over certain telephone company and internet services
      • SB 235: Relating to motorcycle registration renewal
      • SB 221: Relating to composition of PEIA Finance Board
      • SB 190: Eliminating bidders’ preference for in-state vendors on state contracts
    • 2 p.m.: Education (451M)
      • Subcommittee report on SB 18: ACT and ACT Aspire to be used as comprehensive statewide student assessment
      • SB 251: Creating pilot program for school-based mental and behavioral health services for students and families
    • 3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)
      • Agenda TBA
    • 3 p.m.: Finance (451M)
      • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Division of Corrections






Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017  


The House will convene at 11 a.m.


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2404<> – Barring persons who are convicted of certain criminal offenses from acquiring property from their victims
*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2447<> – Renaming the Court of Claims the state Claims Commission
*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2465<> – Modifying the requirements that allow a child witness to testify by closed circuit television

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2001<> – Relating to ethics and transparency in government
*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2028<> – Relating to the venue for suits and other actions against the state
*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2359<> – Relating to offenses and penalties for practicing osteopathic medicine without a license
*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2479<> – Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act


Committee Schedule:


Committee on Small Business, Entrepreneurship & Economic Dev. – 9 a.m. – Room 434M
*         H.B. 2375<>, Establishing a Small Business Empowerment and Economic Expansion Program providing tax relief to newly-established small businesses.
*         H.B. 2563<>, Relating to complimentary samples of nonintoxicating beer or nonintoxicating craft beer.

Committee on Banking & Insurance – 1 p.m. – Room 418M
*         HB 2619<>, Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act
*         HB 2471<>, Relating to insurance coverage for breast cancer screening
*         HB 2460<>, Requiring insurance coverages to ensure telehealth parity
*         HB 2439<>, Relating to insurance and unfair claim settlement practices
*         HB 2440<>, Relating generally to guaranteed asset protection waivers

Committee on Senior Citizen Issues – 1 p.m. – Room 215E
*         Commissioner Robert Roswall, West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services
*         Ombudsman Attorney Jennifer Taylor, Legal Aid of West Virginia

Committee on Health & Human Resources – 2 p.m. – Room 215E
*         HB 2420<> – Providing that the State Board of Education may delegate its Medicaid provider status and subsequent reimbursement to regional educational service agencies or county boards
*         HB 2509<> – Relating to the practice of telemedicine (2nd reference to JUD)
*         HB 2518<> – Creating a legislative rule to permit a pharmacist or pharmacy intern to administer certain immunization (2nd GO)
*         HB 2519<> – Medicaid program compact (2nd GO)
*         HB 2526<> – Classifying additional drugs to Schedules I, II, IV and V of controlled substances (2nd JUD)
*         HB 2538<> – Relating to the licensure of physician assistants (2nd GO)
*         HB 2628<> – Relating generally to the powers and duties of the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine (2nd GO)
*         SB 169<> – Repealing article providing assistance to Korea and Vietnam veterans exposed to certain chemical defoliants (2nd FIN)
*         SB 170<> – Repealing state hemophilia program (2nd FIN)
*         SB 171<> – Repealing Programs of All-Inclusive Care for Elderly (2nd FIN)
*         SB 176<> – Repealing article concerning detection of tuberculosis, high blood pressure and diabetes

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

Committee on Prevention & Treatment of Substance Abuse – 3:30 p.m. – Room 215E
(Agenda to be posted.)


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