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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Thursday, March 2

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Thursday, March 2, 2017


The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


  • SCR 25: Jeffrey Alan Clovis Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 26: US Marine Corps SSG Beecher J. Rhoades Memorial Bridge


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 4: Allowing licensed professionals donate time to care of indigent and needy in clinical setting (original similar to HB 2692)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 236: Relating to damages for medical monitoring (With right to amend) (original similar to HB 2580)


  • Com. Sub. for SB 190: Eliminating preferences for vendors bidding on state contracts for commodities or printing
  • Com. Sub. for SB 410: Relating to marking traps with DNR identification tag
  • Com. Sub. for SB 439: Relating to venue for civil and criminal actions at Salem Correctional Center


  • Com. Sub. for SB 209: Defining term “veteran” as it relates to veteran-owned business
  • Com. Sub. for SB 221: Relating to composition of PEIA Finance Board
  • Com. Sub. for SB 224: Repealing requirement for employer’s bond for wages and benefits
  • SB 263: Creating exemption from certain contract and common carrier laws for vehicles used exclusively for transportation of railroad personnel
  • SB 400: Regarding appointments to WV Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council
  • Com. Sub. for SB 429: Relating to monitoring inmate communications
  • Com. Sub. for SB 436: Permitting investigators from Attorney General’s office carry firearms
  • Com. Sub. for SB 445: Amending definition of “abused child” (original similar to HB 2758)


Committee Schedule:


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

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts


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

  • SB 486: Relating to health care provider taxes
  • SB 198: Expanding Health Sciences Program to allow certain medical practitioners in underserved areas
  • SB 339: Creating legislative coalition on chronic pain management
  • SB 360: Creating Legislative Coalition on Diabetes Management
  • SB 193: Prohibiting smoking of tobacco products in motor vehicle when person 16 years old or younger is present


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

  • SB 280: Moving administration of Civil Air Patrol to Adjutant General
  • SB 350: Allowing licensed professional counselors be issued temporary permit
  • SB 253: Relating to licensing requirements for physicians and osteopathic physicians in WV
  • SB 441: Establishing Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program


2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • Presentation on the State Aid Funding Formula: Amy Willard, Executive Director of School Finance


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • TBA


3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection



Thursday, March 2, 2017  


The House will convene at 11 a.m.



*         S. B. 231<> – Relating to State Board of Education and Medicaid-eligible children

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2329<> – Prohibiting the production, manufacture or possession of fentanyl

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2620<> – West Virginia Drug Overdose Monitoring Act

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2646<> – Terminating the Women’s Commission and discontinue its functions

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2648<> – Increasing penalties for manufacturing or transportation of a controlled substance in the presence of a minor

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2364<> – Prohibiting electioneering within or near early voting locations during early voting periods

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2502<> – Relating to reciprocity of occupational licenses with other states

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2619<> – Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act

*         H. B. 2630<> – Authorizing the West Virginia Board of Medicine and the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine to share staff

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2651<> – Relating generally to standardized testing requirements for nonpublic schools

*         H. B. 2684<> – Imposing penalties for repeat violations of the prohibition against driving under the influence on a suspended license


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2459<> – Relating to regulation of health care and the certificate of need process

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2509<> – Relating to the practice of telemedicine

*         H. B. 2590<> – Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act

*         H. B. 2594<> – Updating the meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act

*         H. B. 2653<> – Extending the Multi State Real-Time Tracking System

Committee Schedule:

Committee on Small Business & Economic Development – 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. 2548<>, Relating to the use of outside speakers by persons licensed to manufacture, sale, possess for sale, transport or distribute nonintoxicating beer.

Committee on Banking & Insurance – 10 a.m. – Room 464M

*         House Bill 2672<>, Eliminating conflicting provisions within current code relating to the application of payments and the assessment of delinquency fees on consumer credit sales

*         House Bill 2683<>, Relating to West Virginia Insurance Guaranty Association Act

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

*         House Resolution 8<>, Asking Congress to support legislation increasing the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment

*         Presentation by the Office of the Attorney General

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

*         HB 2366<> – Relating to selling Jackie Withrow Hospital (2nd FIN)

*         HB 2736<> – Selling of certain state owned long-term care facilities by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources. (2nd FIN)

*         HB2460<> – Requiring insurance coverages to ensure telehealth parity

*         SB 188<> – Correcting definition of “telehealth” in medication-assisted treatment programs

*         HB 2739<> – Relating to supplemental Medicaid provider reimbursement. (2nd FIN)

*         HB 2068<> – Operating and maintaining a fully interoperable statewide network to facilitate public and private use of health care information in the state (2nd FIN)

*         HB 2665<> – Requiring a person restraining a mentally ill or mentally challenged person in a “four point restraint” to administer sedation by injection at the time the patient is secured (2nd JUD)

*         HB 2522<> – Nurse licensure compact (2nd JUD)

*         HB 2667<> – Relating to accreditation of nursing schools (2nd GO)

*         HB 2497<> – Permitting medication administration by unlicensed personnel in nursing homes (2nd JUD)

*         HB 2132<> – Limiting able-bodied adults without dependents receipt of SNAP benefits to three months in a thirty-six month period

Committee on Energy – 2:00 p.m. – Room 410M
***Agenda to be Posted***

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

*         HB2470<> – Making it a felony to knowingly house drug traffickers (2nd JUD)

*         HB2766<> – Establishing a new special revenue fund, designated the Adult Drug Court Participation Fund (2nd FIN)

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