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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Thursday, Jan. 25

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Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
16th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:

Motorola,  Upper Well Area; Chiropractic Day at the Legislature, Upper Well Area; GIS Day, Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas; WV Christian Education Association, Lower Rotunda


SENATE:  Senate Convenes at 11 a.m. 

On the Agenda: 



  • SCR 8: Requesting study of creation and role of WV Motorsports Commission




There are no bills on Third Reading on Thursday, January 25, 2018.


SECOND READING (Amendments Stage)


  • SB 67: Exempting DNR police officers’ pensions from state income tax
  • Com. Sub. for SB 116: Providing court costs collected under Second Chance Driver’s License Program are not subject to 5 percent offset
  • SB 143: Permitting DNR identification tag be used to identify trap
  • Com. Sub. for SB 163: Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB4093)
  • SB 311: Specifying consumers sales and service tax exemption for purchase of certain services and tangible personal property related to aircraft
  • SB 351: Permitting ballot commissioners serve while candidates for certain offices




  • Com. Sub. for SB 7: Relating to claims under Wage Payment and Collection Act
  • Com. Sub. for SB 51: Relating to domestic relations
  • SB 280: Allowing airports’ emergency management and operations vehicles to use red flashing warning lights


Senate Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule: 


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

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety


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

  • SB 360: Clarifying royalty owed in oil and gas lease


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

  • SB 11: Relating generally to traumatic brain injury
  • SB 36: Relating generally to DNA testing
  • SB 46: Permitting pharmacists to inform customers of lower-cost alternative drugs
  • SB 103: Establishing tax credits for certain physicians who locate in WV to practice
  • SB 242: Requiring health insurance providers provide coverage for certain Lyme disease treatment


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

  • SB 10: Relating generally to PSC jurisdiction
  • SB 71: Defining “veteran” as it pertains to veteran-owned business
  • SB 283: Relating generally to procurement by state agencies


2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • SB 83: Relating to higher education student success
  • SB 52: Setting maximum licensed school psychologist-pupil ratio at 1,500 pupils for each psychologist


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • Com Sub for SB 237: Authorizing the Department of Revenue to promulgate legislative rules (Bundle 7)

o   SB 235: Lottery Commission rule relating to state lottery rules

o   SB 236: Racing Commission rule relating to thoroughbred racing

o   SB 237: Tax Department rule relating to farm to food bank tax credit

o   SB 238: Tax Department rule relating to payment of taxes by electronic funds transfer

o   SB 239: Tax Department rule relating to property tax transfer

o   SB 240: Tax Department rule relating to municipal sales and service and use tax administration

o   Directing Tax to promulgate personnel rule, 110 CSR 42

  • Com Sub for SB 184: Authorizing the Department of Transportation to promulgate legislative rules (Bundle 8)

o   SB 184: DOH rule relating to disposal, lease and management of real property.

o   Directing Highways to promulgate a rule relating to employment procedures, 157 CSR 12

  • SB 341: Creating new court of WV Intermediate Court of Appeals


3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Division of Corrections


Senate Bills to be Introduced Thursday, January 25, 2018


  • SB 370: Exempting nonpaid volunteers at ski areas from workers compensation benefits (Cline; Banking and Insurance then Judiciary)
  • SB 371: Relating to proceedings for voluntary custody for examination (Trump; Judiciary)
  • SB 372: Authorizing higher education institutions to eliminate faculty tenure (Trump; Education)
  • SB 373: Providing special license plate to support adoption (FN) (Rucker, Arvon, Azinger, Cline, Drennan, Karnes, Smith; Government Organization then Finance)
  • SB 374: Creating private fair and festival license (FN) (Trump, Weld; Economic Development then Judiciary)
  • SB 375: Relating to farmers markets (IB) (Sypolt, Rucker; Agriculture and Rural Development)
  • SB 376: Amending residency requirements for people entitled to vote (Rucker, Azinger, Karnes, Maroney, Maynard, Romano, Trump; Government Organization then Judiciary)
  • SB 377: Removing firefighters from certain procedures for investigation and hearing of misconduct allegations (Boso; Government Organization then Judiciary)
  • SB 378: Expiring, supplementing, amending, increasing and adding items within various DHHR accounts [By Request of the Executive] (Finance)
  • SB 379: Supplemental appropriation from State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund to DHHR [By Request of the Executive] (Finance)
  • SB 380: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds out of Treasury to certain DOE programs [By Request of the Executive] (Finance)
  • SB 381: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to DOT, Division of Public Transit [By Request of the Executive] (Finance)
  • SB 382: Supplemental appropriation of Lottery Net Profits to Bureau of Senior Services, Lottery Senior Citizens Fund [By Request of the Executive] (Finance)
  • SB 383: Expiring funds from Treasurer’s Office to WV Enterprise Resource Planning Board [By Request of the Executive] (Finance)
  • SB 384: Decreasing and increasing appropriations from State Fund, General Revenue to DHHR [By Request of the Executive] (Finance)
  • SB 385: Decreasing and adding appropriations out of Treasury to DHHR and MAPS [By Request of the Executive] (Finance)
  • SB 386: Decreasing and increasing appropriations from Treasury to Higher Education Policy Commission [By Request of the Executive] (Finance)
  • SB 387: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to DHHR, Division of Health [By Request of the Executive] (Finance)
  • SB 388: Decreasing, increasing and adding appropriations out of Treasury to DHHR and Department of Administration [By Request of the Executive] (Finance)
  • SB 389: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to DHHR, Division of Human Services [By Request of the Executive] (Finance)
  • SB 390: Supplemental appropriation from State Road Fund to DOT, Division of Highways [By Request of the Executive] (Finance)
  • SB 391: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds out of Treasury to Department of Agriculture [By Request of the Executive] (Finance)
  • SB 392: Reconfiguring Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (Boso, Facemire; Government Organization)


* (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

* (IB) indicates the bill is an Interim Bill


Committee Action on Bills from Wednesday, January 24, 2018


1 p.m.: Economic Development (208W)

  • SB 119: Establishing WV business growth in low-income communities tax credit.
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting to bring in expert for testimony


2 p.m.: Agriculture (208W)

  • SB 268: Eliminating requirement that certain agencies purchase commodities produced on institutional farms
  • Passed; to Finance


  • SB 322: Relating to employees of Department of Agriculture
  • Passed; to Gov Org



HOUSE OF DELEGATES:   House Convenes at 11 a.m.

On the agenda:



*   S. B. 263<> – Eliminating film tax credits
*   Com. Sub. for H. B. 2916<> – Authorizing certain first responders to carry firearms
*   Com. Sub. for H. B. 3004<> – Relating to filling vacancies in offices of state officials, United States Senators, Justices, judges, and magistrates (Amendment Pending) [Right to Amend by Delegate Hanshaw]
*   Com. Sub. for H. B. 3005<> – Relating to regulation of unmanned aircraft systems
*   Com. Sub. for H. B. 4150<> – Prohibiting telecommunications and IP-enabled voice services from displaying the name or telephone number of the recipient

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*   Com. Sub. for H. B. 2483<> – Requiring the Division of Juvenile Services to transfer to a correctional facility or regional jail any juvenile in its custody that has been transferred to adult jurisdiction of the circuit court and who reaches his or her eighteenth birthday
*   Com. Sub. for H. B. 4035<> – Creating a legislative coalition to study and report to the Legislature on palliative care
*   Com. Sub. for H. B. 4135<> – Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act
*   H. B. 4144<> – Relating to the elimination of film tax credits
*   H. B. 4146<> – Updating meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act
*   Com. Sub. for H. B. 4169<> – Requiring certain establishments and facilities to post human trafficking assistance notices
*   Com. Sub. for H. B. 4174<> – Designating the placement of nonpartisan judicial offices on the primary election ballot
*   H. B. 4207<> – Authorizing an online application to receive a commission to act as a notary public, and eliminating the bond requirement


*   Com. Sub. for H. B. 2546<> – Allowing replacement costs of employer provided property to be deducted from an employee’s final paycheck if the property is not returned
*   H. B. 4183<> – Relating generally to standardized testing requirements for nonpublic schools


House Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule:

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

*         House Bill 4230<>, Relating to credit for reinsurance

*         House Bill 4186<>, Relating generally to guaranteed asset protection waivers

*         House Bill 4175<>, Preventing requirement that an advanced practice registered nurse or physician assistant participate in a collaborative relationship to obtain payment

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

*         House Bill 2848<>, Livable Home Tax Credit

*         Presentation: Helping Seniors to Thrive Not Just Survive by William Carpenter, Executive Director, Lincoln County Opportunity Company, Inc.

Committee on Energy
2:00 p.m. – Room 418M

*         H. B. 4270<>, Providing for the timely payment of moneys owed from oil and natural gas production

*         H. B. 4268<>, Cotenancy Modernization and Majority Protection Act

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

*         HB 4131<> – Department of Health and Human Resources, rule relating to collection and exchange of data related to overdoses (2nd reference to Judiciary)

*         HB 4132<> – Department of Health and Human Resources, rule relating to development of methodologies to examine needs for substance use disorder treatment facilities (2nd reference to Judiciary)

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

*         HB 4241<> – Transitioning foster children into managed care (2nd reference to Finance)

*         HB 4012<> – Amending the definition of medical services, so as to exclude abortion (2nd reference to Judiciary)

*         HB 4287<> – Relating to pharmacy benefit managers (2nd reference to Judiciary)

*         SB 299<> – Relating to mandatory insurance coverage for medical foods for amino acid-based formulas (2nd reference to Finance)

*         HB 4014<> – Relating to reorganization of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (2nd reference to Finance)

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