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Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
28th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:

West Virginia State University Day, Upper House, Upper Senate Rotundas, Upper Well Area and Lower Rotunda;  Senate President’s Dinner, location TBD.


SENATE:  Senate Convenes at 11 a.m. 

On the Agenda: 


  • SR 28: Designating February 6, 2018, as West Virginia State University Day
  • SR 29: Congratulating Hurricane High School boys’ soccer team



  • Com. Sub. for SB 102: Creating WV Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (original similar to HB 4209)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 181: Authorizing MAPS promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 4097)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 244: Specifying conditions for unlawful possession of firearm at school-sponsored activities (original similar to HB 4139)
  • SB 393: Relating to compensation and composition of WV Racing Commission
  • SB 425: Removing sunset dates which members of policemen’s or firemen’s pension fund elect to participate in deferred retirement option plan
  • SB 430: Encouraging collaborative agreements between community and technical colleges and federally registered apprenticeship programs
  • SB 462: Establishing contribution holiday for public pension plans funded at 130 percent or more
  • SB 463: Establishing group to examine benefits and need of transferring milk rules and regulations from DHHR to Agriculture
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4013: Clarifying venue in West Virginia state courts as it applies to nonresidents of the state – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)


SECOND READING (Amendments Stage)

  • Com. Sub. for SB 94: Prohibiting counties from regulating fireworks
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 141: Expanding county assessment and collection of head tax on breeding cows
  • Com. Sub. for SB 230: Authorizing Department of Commerce promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 4108)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 361: Relating to treatment supervision under Drug Offender Accountability and Treatment Act
  • SB 371: Relating to proceedings for voluntary custody for examination



There are no bills on First Reading on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.


Senate Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule: 


9 a.m.: Agriculture Subcommittee on SB 375, Relating to farmers markets (451M)

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

  • SB 402: Creating exemption from certain contract and common carrier laws for motor vehicles
  • SB 256: Requiring motor vehicles, trailers or semitrailers having hydraulically operated bed have warning device to alert driver
  • SB 96: Establishing 80-miles per hour speed limit on certain roads
  • SCR 1: US Army SGT Denver E. Short Memorial Road

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

  • Agenda TBA


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

  • SB 407: Licensing and approval of child care programs
  • SB 408: Licensing of nursing homes and assisted living residences
  • SB 411: Removing Commissioner of Bureau for Public Health from State Board of Sanitarians
  • SB 472: Providing funds to DHHR for local boards of health employee pay raises


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

  • SB 392: Reconfiguring Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council
  • SB 352: Creating emergency text number system for children
  • SB 412: Relating to authority of county litter control officers
  • SB 418: Relating to WV Monument and Memorial Protection Act of 2018
  • SB 427: Modifying form of notice for certain tax delinquencies
  • SB 440: Establishing Library Facilities Improvement Fund
  • SB 464: Changing statutory payment date for incremental salary increases due state employees
  • SB 468: Changing date and recipients for submission of Auditor’s annual report


2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • SB 252: Requiring schools provide elective course on certain religious texts
  • SB 319: Allowing individuals who completed home schooling be eligible for PROMISE scholarship without equivalent diploma
  • Subcommittee Report on SB 83: Relating to higher education student success


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • Agenda TBA


3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SJR 3: Judicial Budget Oversight Amendment
  • Com. Sub. for SB 341: Creating new court of WV Intermediate Court of Appeals
  • Com. Sub. for SB 355: Dissolving IS&C Division under Office of Technology
  • Com. Sub. for SB 272: Relating generally to drug control
  • SB 461: Extending time to file petition for motor fuel excise tax refund
  • SB 441: Relating to health care provider taxes
  • SB 103: Establishing tax credits for certain physicians who locate in WV to practice


Senate Bills to be Introduced Tuesday, February 6, 2018 

  • SB 488: Supplemental appropriation of funds from Excess Lottery Fund to DHHR, CARDIAC program (Stollings; Finance)
  • SB 489: Creating WV Volunteer First Responder Act of 2018 (FN) (Boso; Government Organization then Finance)
  • SB 490: Relating to Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act of 2015 (FN) (Gaunch; Government Organization then Finance)
  • SB 491: Establishing fee for expungement of certain criminal convictions (Boso; Judiciary)
  • SB 492: Eliminating certain special requirements for DHHR provisionally licensed social workers (Trump, Boso, Gaunch, Maroney, Rucker, Takubo; Government Organization)
  • SB 493: Relating to WV Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Act (Azinger; Banking and Insurance)

HOUSE OF DELEGATES:   House Convenes at 11 a.m.

On the agenda:


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2693<> – Relating to state ownership of wildlife

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4199<> – Permitting a nursing home to use trained individuals to administer medication

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4230<> – Relating to credit for reinsurance

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4329<> – Requiring pawnbrokers to providing certain information to law-enforcement agencies

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2654<> – Expanding county commissions’ ability to dispose of county or district property

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3020<> – Relating to criminal penalties for the offenses of hunting, trapping or fishing on the lands of another person

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4156<> – Establishing the qualifications of full and part time nursing school faculty members

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4175<> – Preventing requirement that an advanced practice registered nurse participate in a collaborative relationship to obtain payment

*         H. B. 4178<> – Permitting certain portions of certified nurse aide training to be provided through distance learning technologies

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4275<> – Relating to the law-enforcement authority of the director and officers of the division of protective services

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4359<> – Relating to the removal of animals left unattended in motor vehicles


*         H. B. 4332<> – Relating to home peritoneal renal dialysis

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4350<> – Eliminating the regulation of upholstery

House Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule:

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

*         H. B. 4179<>, Transferring milk rules and regulations from Department of Health and Human Resources to Department of Agriculture.

*         H. B. 4295<>, Relating to farmers markets.

*         H. B. 4312<>, Requiring purchasers of roundwood to collect and maintain certain information.
Natural Resources bills before Committee:

*         H. B. 4274<>, Relating to the operation of motorboats

*         H. B. 4180<>, Relating to wildlife resources

*         H. B. 4214<>, Increasing penalties for unlawfully possessing or digging ginseng

Committee on Industry & Labor
10:00 a.m. – Room 215E

*         House Bill 4351<>, Classifying owner operators and independent contractors who contract with licensed and registered trucking companies as nonemployees

*         House Bill 4368<>, Relating to voluntary assignments of wages by state employees who have been overpaid

*         House Bill 4401<>, Relating to the registration of business

Committee on Political Subdivisions
1:00 p.m. – Room 434M

*         House Bill 2755<>, Requiring a seller of real property satisfy upon closing any unpaid charges owed

*         House Bill 4306<>, Permitting local boards of health to combine without approval from the Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health

*         House Bill 4158<>, Relating to municipal home rule

*         House Bill 4238<>, Authorizing counties and municipalities to establish a joint airport hazard comprehensive plan

Committee on Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse
2:00 p.m. – Room 215E

*         HB 4309<> – Restricting the sale and trade of dextromethorphan (2nd reference to Judiciary)

*         HB 4263<> – Reducing the use of opiates

*         Presentation: Dr. James H. Berry, Psychiatry, Neurology / addiction psychiatry, WVU Hospital

Committee on Health & Human Resources
2:30 p.m. – Room 215E

*         Presentation: Dr. James H. Berry, Psychiatry, Neurology / addiction psychiatry, WVU Hospital

*         Presentation: Dr. Christopher Plein, Ph.D, West Virginia University

*         HB 4014<> – Relating to reorganization of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (2nd reference to Finance)

Committee on Pensions & Retirement
4:00 p.m. – Room 460M

*         H. B. 4289<>, Relating to disability pensions of municipal employees.

*         H. B. 4290<>, Requiring certain funds of a policeman’s or a firemen’s pension and relief fund be invested with the West Virginia Investment Management Board.

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