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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 28

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Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017


The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.




  • SCR 23: Johnny O’Dell Linville Memorial Bridge




  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 125: Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 2261)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 214: Adopting Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act
  • Eng. SB 321: Reporting requirements of employee information to CPRB (original similar to HB 2604)
  • Eng. SB 426: Repealing DNR legislative rule on litter control grant program




  • 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 5: Disqualifying CDL for DUI conviction in certain cases
  • Com. Sub. for SB 9: Regulating unmanned aircraft systems (original similar to SB 218)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 180: Relating to PSC jurisdiction over certain telephone company and internet services
  • Com. Sub. for SB 225: Allowing magistrates to conduct proceeding for temporary emergency protective order dealing with temporary custody by family court
  • Com. Sub. for SB 236: Relating to damages for medical monitoring (original similar to HB 2580)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 261: Relating to increasing salary or wages of judgment debtor
  • Com. Sub. for SB 337: Hiring correctional officers without regard to placement on correctional officer register
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 345: Allowing hunting and trapping on Sundays
  • SB 346: Relating generally to jurisdiction of PSC over motor carriers
  • Com. Sub. for SB 347: Relating to modernization of Physician Assistant Practice Act

Committee Schedule:


10 a.m.: Transportation and Infrastructure (451M)

  • SB 263: Creating exemption from certain contract and common carrier laws for vehicles used exclusively for transportation of railroad personnel
  • SB 343: Prohibiting transportation network company drivers from soliciting rides or occupying designated cab stands


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

  • SB 60: Relating to eligibility and fraud requirements for public assistance
  • SB 198: Expanding Health Sciences Program to allow certain medical practitioners in underserved areas
  • SB 333: Requiring all DHHR-licensed facilities access WV Controlled Substances Monitoring Database
  • SB 339: Creating legislative coalition on chronic pain management
  • SB 360: Creating Legislative Coalition on Diabetes Management


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

  • SB 209: Defining term “veteran” as it relates to veteran-owned business
  • SB 280: Moving administration of Civil Air Patrol to Adjutant General
  • SB 400: Regarding appointments to WV Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council
  • SB 221: Relating to composition of PEIA Finance Board


2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • SB 186: Adjusting date when children become eligible for certain school programs and school attendance requirements


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 436: Permitting investigators from Attorney General’s office carry firearms
  • SB 429: Eliminating need for court order prior to receiving records or copies of inmate communications
  • SB 224: Repealing requirement for employer’s bond for wages and benefits


3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources



Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017  


The House will convene at 11 a.m.


Com. Sub. for H. B. 2083 –     Increasing the felony criminal penalties for exposing children to methamphetamine manufacturing (Shott) (Regular)

  1. B. 2123 –                             Making the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind eligible to participate in any and all funding administered or distributed by the West Virginia School Building Authority (Rowan) (Effective From Passage)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2486 –     Providing that when a party’s health condition is at issue in a civil action, medical records and releases for medical information may be requested and required without court order (Shott) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2542 –     Relating to public higher education personnel (Espinosa) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2585 –     Creating felony crime of conducting financial transactions involving proceeds of criminal activity (Shott) (Regular)


Com. Sub. for H. B. 2420 –     Providing that the State Board of Education may delegate its Medicaid provider status and subsequent reimbursement to regional educational service agencies or county boards (Westfall) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2506 –     Relating to the permit limit calculations and allowing overlapping mixing zones for calculating permit limits for drinking water criteria (Shott) (Regular)


Com. Sub. for H. B. 2329 –     Prohibiting the production, manufacture or possession of fentanyl (Shott) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2620 –     West Virginia Drug Overdose Monitoring Act (Shott) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2646 –     Terminating the Women’s Commission and discontinue its functions (Howell) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2648 –     Increasing penalties for manufacturing or transportation of a controlled substance in the presence of a minor (Shott) (Regular)

Committee Schedule:

Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources – 9 a.m. – Room 215E

  • HB 2437, Exempting persons practicing animal husbandry from provisions requiring licensing of veterinarians.
  • HB 2453, Expanding the list of person the Commissioner of Agriculture may license to grow or cultivate industrial hemp.
  • HB 2566, WV Fresh Food Act.
  • Natural Resources bills before Committee:
  • HB 2641, Relating to pension benefits exempt from state income taxation.
  • HB 2662, Prohibiting the waste of game animals, game birds or game fish.
  • HB 2663, Increasing the compensation for natural resources police officers.


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

  • House Bill 2009, Making changes to the definition of electrical contractor
  • House Bill 2546, Allowing uniform costs to be deducted from an employee’s final paycheck if the uniform is not returned
  • House Bill 2555, Relating to tax credits for apprenticeship training in construction trades


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

  • House Bill 2356, Relating to the approval of the Historic Landmarks Commission


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

  • HB2520 – Prohibiting the use of a tanning device by a person under the age of eighteen (2nd JUD)
  • HB 2624 – Relating generally to certification and qualifications of sanitarians (2nd GO)
  • HB 2132 -Limiting able-bodied adults without dependents receipt of SNAP benefits to three months in a thirty-six month period (2nd JUD)
  • HB2522 – Nurse licensure compact (2nd JUD)
  • HB2653 – Extending the Multi State Real-Time Tracking System (2nd FIN)
  • HB2665 – 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)
  • HB2667 – Relating to accreditation of nursing schools (2nd GO)


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

  • HB 2195 – Relating to requiring comprehensive drug awareness and prevention program in all public schools (2nd ED)
  • HB 2428 – Establishing additional substance abuse treatment facilities (2nd FIN)
  • HB2457 – Creating the West Virginia Addictions Treatment and Recovery Fund (2nd FIN)
  • HB2470 – Creating the West Virginia Addictions Treatment and Recovery Fund (2nd FIN)


Committee on Pensions & Retirement – 4 p.m. – 460M

  • H.B. 2586 – Relating to required minimum distribution of retirement benefits of plans administered by the Consolidated Public Retirement Board.
  • H.B. 2600 – Relating to the Municipal Police and Fire Retirement System.
  • H.B. 2601 – Relating to municipal policemen’s or municipal firemen’s pension and relief funds.
  • H.B. 2603 – Relating to municipal policemen’s or firemen’s pension and relief funds that are funded at one hundred and twenty-five percent or more.
  • H.B. 2604 – Relating to employee information reported to the Consolidated Public Retirement Board.


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