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Thursday, March 1, 2018
51th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day:  Upper House, Upper Senate Rotundas, Upper Well Area and lower Rotunda.


Senate Convenes at 11 a.m. 

On the Agenda: 



  • SCR 42: US Navy Veteran Samuel H. Slack, Jr., Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 43: US Army T-4 CE Caesar Bango Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 44: Bluefield Police LT Aaron L. Crook Memorial Bridge
  • SR 57: Designating March 1, 2018, as Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day
  • SR 58: Recognizing guiding principles and partnership of WV Forward’s initiatives




  • SR 53: Recognizing Glenville State College for its efforts in making education more affordable




There are no bills on Third Reading on Thursday, March 1, 2018.


SECOND READING (Amendments Stage)


  • Com. Sub. for SJR 8: County Economic Development Amendment
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 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. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2694: Relating to the development and implementation of a program to facilitate commercial sponsorship of rest areas
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2696: Relating to crossbow hunting – (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2843: Permitting Class III municipalities to be included in the West Virginia Tax Increment Act
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2890: Establishing a Library Facilities Improvement Fund that will serve to support library facilities construction, maintenance and improvement projects
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2916: Authorizing certain first responders to carry firearms – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 3104: Transfer of the West Virginia Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Fund
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4022: Exempting the consumer sales and service tax and use tax for services for the repair, remodeling and maintenance of certain aircraft (original similar to SB 131, SB 311)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4024: Relating generally to direct cremation or direct burial expenses for indigent persons – (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4079: Promulgating administrative rules by various executive or administrative agencies of the state – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4138: Requiring certain public or private schools and daycare centers to install carbon monoxide detectors – (Com. amends. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 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
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4169: Requiring certain establishments and facilities to post human trafficking assistance notices – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4175: Preventing requirement that an advanced practice registered nurse participate in a collaborative relationship to obtain payment
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4199: Permitting a nursing home to use trained individuals to administer medication – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4207: Authorizing an online application to receive a commission to act as a notary public, and eliminating the bond requirement – (Com. amends. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4285: Relating to the West Virginia Safe Mortgage Licensing Act
  • Eng. HB 4332: Relating to home peritoneal renal dialysis – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4385: Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Human Services
  • Eng. HB 4433: Declaring certain claims against an agency of the state to be moral obligations of the state
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4619: Relating to supporting implementation of comprehensive systems for teacher and leader induction and professional growth




  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2607: Extending the maximum period of confinement a judge may impose for certain, first-time probationary violations – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2654: Expanding county commissions’ ability to dispose of county or district property
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2693: Relating to state ownership of wildlife – (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2983: Granting priority to roadway construction, reconstruction and maintenance for roadways prone to recurring floods that hinder ingress and egress
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 3005: Relating to regulation of unmanned aircraft systems – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4180: Relating to wildlife resources (original similar to SB345)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4186: Relating generally to guaranteed asset protection waivers – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4219: Permitting employees of educational services cooperatives to participate in the State Teachers Retirement System
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4230: Relating to credit for reinsurance
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4236: Requiring agencies to provide an annual inventory of real property holdings to the Real Estate Division (original similar to SB342)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4268: Co-tenancy Modernization and Majority Protection Act – (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4289: Relating to disability pensions of municipal employees
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4343: Relating to the delivery of financial statements to bank shareholders
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4347: Relating to voluntary contributions to the West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory Fund.
  • Eng. HB 4402: Relating to the prevention of sexual abuse of children – (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4410: Removing the requirement that the State Auditor receive copies of the Limited Video Lottery bids – (Com. amends. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4422: Permitting permanent endowment funds of cemeteries to invest their principal in certain government bonds, and corporate bonds
  • Eng. HB 4436: Clarifying when a minor between the ages of 16 and 18 may be employed by or elected as a member of a volunteer fire department – (Com. amends. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4444: Clarifying the authority of the State Fire Commission in adopting a State Building Code – (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4473: Relating to use of state funds for advertising to promote a public official or government office – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4539: Providing an annual annuity adjustment of 1 percent for eligible deputy sheriff retirants and surviving spouses
  • Eng. HB 4621: Relating to removing reference to certain entities with respect to work
  • Eng. HB 4624: Relating to West Virginia coordinate systems – (Com. amends. and title amend. pending)


Senate Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule: 



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

  • HB 2841: Requiring board members to have attended a board meeting to be compensated for the meeting
  • HB 2889: Allowing military veterans with certain military ratings to qualify for examinations required of probationary police officer
  • HB 4238: Authorizing counties and municipalities to establish a joint airport hazard comprehensive plan
  • HB 4542: Allowing public service districts to accept payment by credit card
  • HB 4550: Providing the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists the authority to establish an apprenticeship program for cosmetologists


9 a.m.: Education (451M)

  • HB 4622: Relating to authorizing legislative rules regarding higher education
  • HB 4478: Authorizing public schools to distribute excess food to students
  • HB 3061: Encouraging mastery-based education through the Innovation In Schools program
  • Originating Resolution: Study relating to county boards of education providing free feminine hygiene products


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

  • HB 4304: Creating the Board of Nursing.


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 4546: Relating to where an application for a marriage license may be made
  • HB 4511: Modifying bail requirements
  • HB 4502: Adding the crimes of murder and armed robbery to the list of offenses for which a prosecutor may apply for an order authorizing interception
  • HB 4462: Allowing off duty members and officers of the department of public safety to guard private property
  • HB 4275: Relating to the law-enforcement authority of the director and officers of the division of protective services
  • HB 4617: Clarifying where a charge of DUI may be brought against an individual
  • HB 4002: Providing that all delegates shall be elected from one hundred single districts following the United States Census in 2020
  • HB 4005: Clarifying that appeals to the Supreme Court are a matter of right
  • HB 4434: Clarifying provisions relating to candidates unaffiliated with a political party as it relates to certificates of announcement
  • HB 4368: Relating to voluntary assignments of wages by state employees who have been overpaid
  • HB 2464: Relating to disclaimers and exclusions of warranties in consumer transactions for goods




House Convenes at 9 a.m.

On the agenda:



*         Com. Sub. for S. C. R. 11<> – Evans Center for Excellence in Aircraft Maintenance

*         H. C. R. 16<> – Frenchburg Bridge

*         Com. Sub. for H. C. R. 45<> – U. S. Air Force Reserves 2nd Lieutenant Richard E. Tyson Memorial Bridge

*         Com. Sub. for H. C. R. 51<> – Gill Brothers World War Veterans’ Memorial Bridge

*         H. C. R. 62<> – “Pocahontas County Veterans Memorial Bridge

*         Com. Sub. for H. C. R. 70<> – U. S.  Marine Sgt. Stephen E. Drummond Memorial Bridge

*         Com. Sub. for H. C. R. 83<> – Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway

*         H. C. R. 84<> – Requesting the Department of Health and Human Resources and the Bureau for Medical Services review and update Medicaid reimbursement rates for ground and air ambulance services

*         H. C. R. 86<> – Bluefield Police Lt. Aaron L. Crook Memorial Road

*         H. C. R. 87<> – Constable Joseph H. Davidson Memorial Bridge

*         H. C. R. 88<> – U. S. Air Force Capt. Clarence Virgil Slack, Jr. Memorial Bridge

*         H. C. R. 91<> – U.S. Navy CAPT Homer Leroy Smith Memorial Bridge


*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 181<> – Authorizing MAPS promulgate legislative rules

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 348<> – Allowing for disposal of service weapons of special DNR police officers

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 37<> – Equalizing penalty for entering without breaking regardless of time of day

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 46<> – Permitting pharmacists to inform customers of lower-cost alternative drugs (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 134<> – Authorizing Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to engage individuals for emergency response and recovery

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 146<> – Correcting technical error within Solid Waste Management Act

*         S. B. 338<> – Changing date for employers to file annual reconciliation and withholding statements (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 360<> – Clarifying oil and gas permits not be on flat well royalty lease

*         S. B. 364<> – Allowing parent or legal guardian of homeschooled child provide signed statement for obtaining permit or license to operate motor vehicle

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 415<> – Permitting wagering on certain professional or collegiate sports events authorized as WV Lottery Sports Wagering activities (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 444<> – Repealing antiquated code sections regarding safety glass and lighting in motor vehicles

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 451<> – Relating generally to hunting and fishing

*         S. B. 464<> – Changing statutory payment date for incremental salary increases due state employees


*         S. B. 143<> – Permitting DNR identification tag be used to identify trap (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 343<> – Limiting expenses in preparing list for notice to redeem

*         S. B. 350<> – Eliminating obsolete requirement that Lottery Commission file racetrack video lottery game rules with Secretary of State (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)


House Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule:

Committee on the Judiciary
9:00 a.m. – Room 418M
***Agenda to be posted.<>***

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

*         Senate Bill 365<>, Relating to Young Entrepreneur Reinvestment Act

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

*         Senate Bill 406<>, Clarifying that ground emergency medical transportation is eligible for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement

*         Com. Sub. for Senate Bill 493<>, Relating to guaranty associations

*         Com. Sub. for Senate Bill 495<>, Designating specific insurance coverages exempt from rate filing requirements

*         Originating House Concurrent Resolution, Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study requiring certain motorboats and personal watercraft be covered by liability insurance

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

*         S.B. 525<>, Relating to certification for emergency medical training – mining.

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

*         SB 407<> – Licensing and approval of child care programs

*         SB 242<> – Requiring health insurance providers provide coverage for certain Lyme disease treatment (2nd reference to Judiciary)

*         SB 456<> – Physical Therapy Licensure Compact Act

*         SB 499<> – Requiring one year of certain approved postgraduate clinical training for persons with foreign medical degrees

*         SB 443<> – Terminating parental rights when certain conditions are met

*         SB 557<> -Relating to Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

*         SB 273<> – Reducing use of certain prescription drugs (2nd reference to Judiciary)

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

*         SB 272<> – Relating generally to drug control (2nd reference to Finance)

*         SB 469<> – Converting Addiction Treatment Pilot Program to permanent program

Committee on Finance
4:00 p.m. – Room 460M
***Agenda to be posted.<>***

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