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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 21


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Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017


The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.

On the agenda:

    • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 134: Authorizing Bureau of Commerce to promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 2231)
    • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 202: Relating to pawnbrokers generally (original similar to HB 2452)
    • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 249: Relating to information required in abstract of judgment
    • SB 188: Correcting definition of “telehealth” in medication-assisted treatment programs (original similar to HB 2460)
    • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 222: Relating to disqualification for unemployment benefits (original similar to HB 2435, HB 2582)
    • Com. Sub. for SB 242: Relating to school calendars (original similar to HB 2412, HB 2584)
    • SB 330: Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act
    • Com. Sub. for SB 182: Providing procedures that prevent disqualifying low bids for government construction contracts due to document technicalities
    • Com. Sub. for SB 240: Creating crime of nonconsensual distribution of sexual images



Committee Schedule

  • 10 a.m.: Transportation and Infrastructure (451M)
    • Report from Subcommittee on SB 210
    • SB 210: Providing for fair distribution of costs for county development by authorizing assessment and collection of fees
    • SB 10: Relating generally to CDLs
    • SB 164: Relating to traffic regulations and special load limits
    • SB 173: Relating to Autocycles
    • SB 263: Creating exemption from certain contract and common carrier laws for vehicles used exclusively for transportation of railroad personnel
  • 10 a.m.: Military (208W)
    • SB 209: Defining term “veteran” as it relates to veteran-owned business
    • SB 257: Relating to Civil Air Patrol leave and protection of employees performing missions
    • SB 280: Moving administration of Civil Air Patrol to Adjutant General
  • 1 p.m.: Health and Human Resources (451M)
    • SB 121: DHHR rule relating to medication-assisted opioid treatment programs.
    • SB 122: DHHR rule relating to medication-assisted treatment, office-based medication-assisted treatment.
  • 1 p.m.: Energy, Industry and Mining (208W)
    • SB 16: Repealing section related to wind power projects
    • SB 42: Allowing certain construction for oil and gas activities pursuant to stormwater permit
    • SB 43: Restricting oil and gas conversation commission authority to regulate setback and spacing between deep wells
  • 2 p.m.: Education (451M)
    • SB 18: Requiring ACT and ACT Aspire to be used as comprehensive statewide student assessment
    • SB 231: Relating to State Board of Education and Medicaid-eligible children
  • 2 p.m.: Government Organization (208W)
    • SB 204: Requiring persons appointed to fill vacancy by Governor have same qualifications for vacated office and receive same compensation and expenses
    • SB 205: Providing deputy shall continue to discharge duties of any principal until successor is elected or appointed
    • SB 349: Repealing outdated code related to Division of Corrections
    • SB 337: Hiring correctional officers without regard to placement on correctional officer register
  • 3 p.m.: Finance (451M)
    • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Education
    • Budget Hearing: West Virginia School Building Authority
  • 3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)
    • Agenda TBA




Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017  


The House will convene at 11 a.m.

On the agenda:

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2167<> – Creating a Silver Alert program for senior citizens

*         H. B. 2300<> – Regulating step therapy protocols

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2301<> – Relating to direct primary care

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2318<> – Relating generally to human trafficking

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2347<> – Allowing schools licensed to provide barber, cosmetology and related training to hold theory classes and clinical classes at different location

*         H. B. 2348<> – Eliminating any requirement that class hours of students be consecutive

*         H. B. 2431<> – Allowing influenza immunizations to be offered to patients and residents of specified facilities


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2404<> – Barring persons who are convicted of certain criminal offenses from acquiring property from their victims

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2447<> – Renaming the Court of Claims the state Claims Commission

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2465<> – Modifying the requirements that allow a child witness to testify by closed circuit television

Committee Schedule:

Agriculture bills before Committee:

o   HB 2218<>, Dangerous Wild Animals.

o   HB 2219<>, Livestock Care Standards.

o   HB 2233<>, Animal Disease Control.

o   HB 2234<>, Captive Cervid.

o   HB 2296<>, Veterinary Medicine, WV Board of Standards of Practice.

*         Natural Resources bills before Committee:

o   HB 2231<>, Point system for the Revocation of Hunting – Repeal.

o   HB 2248<>, WV Board of Dangerous Wild Animals.

o   HB 2268<>, Revocation of Hunting & Fishing Licenses.

o   HB 2269<>, Special Waterfowl Hunting.

o   HB 2270<>, Commercial Sale of Wild Life.

o   HB 2271<>, Miscellaneous Permits and Licenses.

Committee on Industry and Labor – 10 a.m. – Room 215E

*         HB 2009<>, Making changes to the definition of electrical contractor

Committee on Political Subdivisions – 1 p.m. – Room 434M

*         HB 2515<>, West Virginia Monument and Memorial Protection Act of 2017

*         HB 2434<>, Relating to reevaluation of land damaged as a result of natural disaster

*         HB 2444<>, Requiring county commissions to maintain websites with specific information


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

*         HB 2366<> – Relating to the selling of certain state owned health care facilities by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources (2nd reference to Finance)

*         HB 2259<> – Health Care Authority, W.Va. State Exemption from Certificate of Need (2nd JUD)

*         HB 2260<> – Health Care Authority, W.Va. State Rural Health Systems Grant Program (2nd JUD)

*         HB 2261<> – Health Care Authority, W.Va. State Hospital Assistance Grant Program (2nd JUD)

*         HB 2262<> – Health Care Authority, W.Va. State Certificate of Need Rule (2nd JUD)

*         HB 2275<> – Pharmacy, WV Board of Licensure and Practice of Pharmacy (2nd JUD)

*         HB 2276<> – Pharmacy, WV Board of Mail-Order and Non-Resident Pharmacies (2nd JUD)

*         HB 2459<> – Relating to regulation of health care and the certificate of need process (2nd JUD)

*         HB 2376<> – Relating to the organizational structure of state government (2nd GO)

*         HB 2331<> – Raising the legal age for purchase of tobacco and tobacco products (2nd JUD)

*         HB 2520<> – Prohibiting the use of a tanning device by a person under the age of eighteen (2nd JUD)

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

*         HB 2257<> – Health and Human Resources, WV Department of Medication – Assisted Treatment – Opioid Treatment Programs (2nd reference to Judiciary)

*         HB 2258<> – Health and Human Resources, WV Department of Medication – Assisted Treatment – Office – Based Medication Assisted Treatment (2nd JUD)

*         HB 2579 (to be introduced Tuesday) – Increasing penalties for transporting controlled substances (2nd JUD)

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