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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Thursday, March 30

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Thursday, March 30, 2017


The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


SR 62: Designating March 30, 2017, as Marshall University Day

SR 63: Congratulating Wyoming East High School golf team for winning 2016 Class AA state championship

SR 64: Congratulating Herbert High School boys’ basketball team for outstanding athletic achievement



SCR 49: Erecting signs in Kanawha County declaring Home of Ralph Maddox 1980 NHPA Hall of Fame



  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2459: Relating to regulation of health care and the certificate of need process


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2679: Relating to the possession of firearms in parks and park facilities (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2721: Removing the cost limitation on projects completed by the Division of Highways
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2722: Eliminating the financial limitations on utilizing the design-build program for highway construction
  • Eng. HB 3106: Relating to increasing the number of limited video lottery terminals


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2329: Prohibiting the production, manufacture or possession of fentanyl (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2878: Increasing amount of authorized Federal Grant Anticipation Notes for which Division of Highways may apply



Committee Schedule:

8:30: Banking and Insurance (451M)

  • HB 2471: Relating to insurance coverage for breast cancer screening

9 a.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 2509: Relating to the practice of telemedicine
  • HB 2219: Authorizing miscellaneous boards and agencies to promulgate legislative rules
  • HB 2526: Classifying additional drugs to Schedules I, II, IV and V of controlled substances
  • HB 2303: Increasing criminal penalties for littering
  • HB 2404: Barring persons who are convicted of certain criminal offenses from acquiring property from their victims
  • HB 2364: Prohibiting electioneering within or near early voting locations during early voting periods
  • HB 3030: Relating to appeals as a matter of right in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • HB 2546: Allowing replacement costs of employer provided property to be deducted from an employee’s final paycheck if the property is not returned
  • HB 2479: Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act


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

  • Committee Substitute for House Bill 2475: Authorizing the Tax Commissioner to collect tax, interest and penalties due and owing from payments to vendors and contractors from the Auditor and other state, county, district or municipal officers and agents
  • Committee Substitute for House Bill 2555: Relating to tax credits for apprenticeship training in construction trades
  • House Bill 2856: Declaring public policy and legislative intent for improving the marketing, quality and frequency of passenger rail service of the Cardinal Passenger Train
  • Committee Substitute for House Bill 2586: Relating to required minimum distribution of retirement benefits of plans administered by the Consolidated Public Retirement Board
  • Committee Substitute for House Bill 2709: Authorizing the City of South Charleston to levy a special district excise tax


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

  • Agenda TBA


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

  • HB 2522: Nurse licensure compact
  • HB 2724: Relating to creating a pilot program under the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs
  • HB 2002: Relating to parental notification of abortions performed on unemancipated minors
  • HB 2518: Creating a legislative rule to permit a pharmacist or pharmacy intern to administer certain immunizations
  • HB 2653: Extending the Multi State Real-Time Tracking System
  • HB 2739: Relating to supplemental Medicaid provider reimbursement
  • HB 2519: Medicaid program compact
  • HB 2119: Repealing West Virginia Health Benefit Exchange Act
  • HB 2188: Extending the length of time for the special Community-Based Pilot Demonstration Project to Improve Outcomes for At-Risk Youth


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

  • HB 2796: Relating to the West Virginia National Guard entering into contracts and subcontracts for specialized technical services
  • HB 2767: Authorizing the Secretary of State to transmit electronic versions of undeliverable mail to the circuit clerks
  • HB 2427: Requiring agencies listed in the online state phone directory to update certain employee information
  • HB 2446: Relating to the requirement that all executive branch agencies maintain a website that contains specific information
  • HB 2676: Transferring the Security office under the Division of Culture and History to the Division of Protective Services
  • HB 2939: Relating to the sale of items in the State Police Academy post exchange to the public
  • HB 2208: Authorizing counties and municipalities to establish a joint airport hazard comprehensive plan
  • HB 2949: Exempting specified Division of Natural Resources’ contracts for some replacement, repair or design for repairs to facilities from review and approval requirements
  • HB 2948: Establishing timelines for taking final action on certain permits


2 p.m. Education (451M)

  • Agenda TBA


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 2675: Relating to primary elections and nominating procedures
  • HB 2683: Relating to West Virginia Insurance Guaranty Association Act
  • HB 2619: Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act
  • HB 2731: Clarifying civil actions heard in circuit court
  • HB 2319: Relating to candidates or candidate committees for legislative office disclosing contributions
  • HB 2373: Authorizing school bus drivers trained in administration of epinephrine auto-injectors to administer auto-injectors
  • HB 2726: Authorizing home incarceration officers to arrest participants for violating the terms and conditions of his or her supervision with or without a court order
  • HB 2083: Increasing the felony criminal penalties for exposing children to methamphetamine manufacturing
  • HB 2585: Creating felony crime of conducting financial transactions involving proceeds of criminal activity
  • HB 2367: Establishing a criminal offense of organized retail crime
  • HB 2548: Relating to the use of outside speakers by persons licensed to manufacture, sell, possess for sale, transport or distribute nonintoxicating beer


3 p.m. Finance (451M)

  • Agenda TBA




Thursday, March 30, 2017  


Public Hearing: Committee on the Judiciary – 8:30 a.m. – House Chamber

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 239<>, Limiting use of wages by employers and labor organizations for political activities.

House to convene at 11 a.m.


*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 113<> – Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rules

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 362<> – Authorizing redirection of certain amounts to General Revenue Fund

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 419<> – Creating special revenue fund sources for Division of Labor to meet statutory obligations

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2933<> – Relating to the consumers sales and service taxes and use taxes (To be moved to inactive calendar.)

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 36<> – Permitting school nurses to possess and administer opioid antagonists (Health and Human Resources Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 41<> – Extending time person may be subject to probation

*         S. B. 164<> – Relating to traffic regulations and special load limits

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 233<> – Excluding from protection oral communications uttered in child care center under Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 247<> – Authorizing prosecuting attorney designate and deliver grand jury records for investigative purposes (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 248<> – Clarifying composition and chairmanship of Commission on Special Investigations (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 338<> – Relating to medical professional liability

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 347<> – Relating to modernization of Physician Assistant Practice Act (Health and Human Resources Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 437<> – Discontinuing WV Greyhound Breeding Development Fund [Amendments Pending]

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 442<> – Relating generally to crimes against persons

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 455<> – Relating generally to commitment of persons to custody of Commissioner of Corrections (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 473<> – Permitting collection and sale of naturally shed deer antlers

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 497<> – Relating to liability for health care providers who provide services at school athletic events

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 531<> – Relating to renewal date for apiary certificates of registration

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 634<> – Relating generally to certain agreements between DHHR and state’s medical schools

*         S. B. 684<> – Relating generally to WV State Police


*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 5<> – Disqualifying CDL for DUI conviction in certain cases

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 151<> – Authorizing Department of Administration promulgate legislative rules

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 206<> – Expanding definition of “kidnapping” to include taking or gaining custody of, confining or concealing person by force (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 214<> – Adopting Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 222<> – Relating to disqualification for unemployment benefits (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 225<> – Allowing magistrates to conduct proceeding for temporary emergency protective order dealing with temporary custody by family court

*         S. B. 256<> – Relating to prohibiting aiding and abetting of sexual abuse by school personnel (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 261<> – Relating to increasing salary or wages of judgment debtor

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 445<> – Amending definition of “abused child”

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 456<> – Relating to standards for termination of parental rights in child abuse and neglect cases

Committee Schedule:

Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources – 8:30 a.m. – Room 215E

*         Eng. SB493<>, Providing increase in compensation for conservation officers.

Committee on Government Organization – 9 a.m. – Room 215E

*         SB 172<>, Eliminating salary for Water Development Authority board members.

*         SB 349<>, Repealing outdated code related to Division of Corrections.

*         SB 400<>, Regarding appointments to WV Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council.

*         SB 412<>, Relating to WV Jobs Act reporting requirements.

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

*         Com. Sub. for SB341<>, Establishing WV business growth in low-income communities tax credit.

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

*         Com. Sub. for Senate Bill 522<>, Relating to pharmacy audits

Committee on the Judiciary – 10 a.m. – Room 410M
(Agenda to be posted.)

Committee on Rules – 10:45 a.m. – Behind Chamber

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

*         SB 339<> – Creating Legislative Coalition on Chronic Pain Management

*         SB 360<> – Creating Legislative Coalition on Diabetes Management (2nd reference to Government Organization)

*         SB 486<> – Relating to health care provider taxes

*         SB 60<> – Relating to eligibility and fraud requirements for public assistance (2nd JUD)

*         SB 402<> – Relating to covenants not to compete between physicians and hospitals

*         SB 27<>- Relating to microprocessor permit


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