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Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
30th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:

Fairness West Virginia, Lower Rotunda (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.); WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas; WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Upper Well Area;  Professional Firefighters of WV Legislative Reception6-8 p.m., Embassy Suites.



Senate Convenes at 11 a.m. 

On the Agenda: 


  • SR 32: Honoring heroic actions of Brooke County Deputy Sheriffs Devin C. Baker, Kristen L. Richmond and Shane S. Siranovic
  • SR 33: Recognizing WV School of Osteopathic Medicine for excellence in medical education



  • SCR 1: US Army SGT Denver E. Short Memorial Road
  • SCR 12: US Army SP4 Darrell Gregory Triplett Memorial Bridge



There are no bills on Third Reading on Thursday, February 8, 2018.


SECOND READING (Amendments Stage)

  • SB 78: Continuing personal income tax adjustment for certain retirees
  • Com. Sub. for SB 271: Creating centralized Shared Services Section of Department of Administration (original similar to HB 4188)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 283: Relating generally to procurement by state agencies (original similar to HB 4261)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 335: Protecting employees’ wages or salaries from being withheld or diverted for political activities
  • SB 346: Permitting full-time nonresident students purchase lifetime resident hunting, trapping and fishing licenses
  • SB 379: Supplemental appropriation from State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund to DHHR (original similar to HB 4377)
  • SB 382: Supplemental appropriation of Lottery Net Profits to Bureau of Senior Services, Lottery Senior Citizens Fund (original similar to HB 4378)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 395: Providing for judicial review of appealed decisions of Air Quality Review Board, Environmental Quality Board and Surface Mine Board
  • Com. Sub. for SB 404: Relating to sex offender registry information
  • Com. Sub. for SJR 12: No Constitutional right to abortion Amendment
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4135: Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act
  • Eng. HB 4146: Updating meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act



  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 272: Relating generally to drug control (original similar to HB 4227)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 290: Relating to DEP standards of water quality and effluent limitations (original similar to HB 4426)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 368: Protecting consumers against business using automatic purchase renewals without consent
  • Com. Sub. for SB 392: Reconfiguring membership of Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council
  • SB 427: Modifying form of notice for certain tax delinquencies
  • Com. Sub. for SB 433: Rewriting code sections regarding pyramid promotional schemes
  • Com. Sub. for SB 440: Establishing Library Facilities Improvement Fund
  • SB 441: Relating to health care provider taxes
  • SB 464: Changing statutory payment date for incremental salary increases due state employees
  • SB 468: Changing date and recipients for submission of Auditor’s annual report

Senate Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule: 

9:30 a.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Com. Sub. for SB 341: Creating new court of WV Intermediate Court of Appeals
  • Com. Sub. for SJR 3: Judicial Budget Oversight Amendment


1 p.m.: Energy, Industry and Mining (208W)

  • SB 410: Appointing industry advocate within DEP
  • Originating Bill 1
  • Originating Bill 2


1 p.m.: Health and Human Resources (451M)

  • SB 473: Requiring insurance coverage for the prescription drug Varenicline
  • SB 401: Requiring specified coverage in health benefit plans for treatment of substance abuse disorders
  • SB 450: Collecting and analyzing statistical information pertaining to terminating pregnancies under Medicaid Program
  • SB 469: Converting Addiction Treatment Pilot Program to permanent program
  • SB 61: Prohibiting smoking in motor vehicle when minor 16 years old or less is present
  • SB 472: Providing funds to DHHR for local boards of health employee pay raises


2 p.m.: Government Organization (208W)

  • SB 288: Regulating cremation, embalming and directing of funeral service
  • SB 321: Relating to powers and duties of Public Land Corporation
  • SB 418: Relating to WV Monument and Memorial Protection Act of 2018
  • SB 445: Allowing DOH acquire real or personal property for utility accommodation
  • SB 477: Relating to five-year sunset on tax credits and incentives
  • SB 407: Licensing and approval of child care programs
  • SB 408: Licensing of nursing homes and assisted living residences
  • SB 411: Removing Commissioner of Bureau for Public Health from State Board of Sanitarians
  • SB 432: Relating to municipal home rule
  • SCR 11: Evans Center for Excellence in Aircraft Maintenance


2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • SB 319: Allowing individuals who completed home schooling be eligible for PROMISE scholarship without equivalent diploma
  • Subcommittee report on SB 83: Relating to higher education student success


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • Agenda TBA



House Convenes at 11 a.m.

On the agenda:


*         H. B. 4332<> – Relating to home peritoneal renal dialysis

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4350<> – Eliminating the regulation of upholstery

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4023<> – Relating to the regulation of dialysis technicians

*         H. B. 4025<> – Permitting reciprocity for licensure as a pharmacy technician

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4186<> – Relating generally to guaranteed asset protection waivers

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4236<> – Requiring agencies to provide an annual inventory of real property holdings to the Real Estate Division

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4276<> – Allowing magistrates to grant work release privileges

*         H. B. 4410<> – Removing the requirement that the State Auditor receive copies of the Limited Video Lottery bids


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

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4142<> – Providing certain employees of the Division of Corrections, Division of Juvenile Services, and West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority a salary adjustment

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4320<> – Limiting the ability of an agent under a power of attorney to take self-benefiting actions

*         H. B. 4380<> – Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Agriculture

*         H. B. 4381<> – Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Education

*         H. B. 4384<> – Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Transportation

*         H. B. 4386<> – Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Health – Community Mental Health Services

House Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule:

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

*         House Bill 4187<>, Business Liability Protection Act

*         House Bill 4452<>, Creating newly-established small business tax credits

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

*         Senate Bill 297<>, Eliminating taxation on annuity considerations collected by life insurer

*         House Bill 4400<>, Relating to the West Virginia Physicians Mutual Insurance Company

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

*         House Bill 2848<>, Livable Home Tax Credit

*         Presentation by Lisa Campbell, Program & Advocacy Coordinator and Sharon Rotenberry, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association

Committee on Prevention & Treatment of Substance Abuse
2:00 p.m. – Room 215E

*         HB 4309<> – Restricting the sale and trade of dextromethorphan (2nd reference to Judiciary)

Committee on Health & Human Resources
2:30 p.m. – Room 215E

*         HB 4027<> – Creating an education permit for allopathic physician resident

*         HB 4306<> – Permitting local boards of health to combine without approval from the Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health

*         HB 4197<> – Requiring persons employed to dispatch emergency calls complete a course in cardiovascular care for telephonic resuscitation

*         HB 4279<> – Relating to adult protective services system

*         HB 4366<> – Relating to the approval of additional beds for intermediate care facilities (2nd reference to Judiciary)

*         HB 4390<> – Relating to provisionally licensed social workers with the Department of Health and Human Resources (2nd reference to Government Organization)

*         HB 4392<> – Relating to Medicaid subrogation liens of the Department of Health and Human Resources (2nd reference to Judiciary)

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