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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 23

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Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
14th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:

Higher Education Day; Health Smart; Children and Families Day;

WV Hardwood Alliance Zone Reception and Dinner – By Invitation Only


SENATE:  Senate Convenes at 11 a.m. 

On the Agenda: 



  • SR 14: Designating January 23, 2018, as Higher Education Day




  • Com. Sub. for SB 146: Correcting technical error within Solid Waste Management Act


SECOND READING (Amendments Stage)


  • Com. Sub. for SB 37: Equalizing penalty for entering without breaking regardless of time of day
  • Com. Sub. for SB 39: Creating Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights
  • Com. Sub. for SB 75: Relating to sale or transfer of video lottery locations
  • Com. Sub. for SB 134: Authorizing Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to engage individuals for emergency response and recovery (original similar to HB 4033)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 292: Relating to Commission on Special Investigations




There are no bills on First Reading on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.


Senate Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule: 


Scheduled Committee Meetings


10 a.m.: Military (208W)

  • SB 47: Requiring Defense Department advocacy groups be notified in abuse or neglect of military person’s child
  • SB 55: Providing continued eligibility for developmental disability services to dependents of military personnel
  • SB 66: Relating to in-state tuition rates for members of National Guard, military and reserve units
  • SB 71: Defining “veteran” as it pertains to veteran-owned business
  • SB 258: Exempting honorably discharged veterans from fees for license to carry deadly weapons
  • SB 336: Providing certain DMV applicants ability to contribute to WV Department of Veterans Assistance


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

  • SB 295: Relating to Local Powers Act
  • SB 307: Declaring “boot drive” on state highway or roadway by volunteer fire department is not obstruction or nuisance
  • SCR 3: Michael Angiulli Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 4: Glenn Franklin Lough, P.E., Memorial Bridge


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

  • Agenda TBA


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

  • SB 10: Relating generally to PSC jurisdiction
  • SB 280: Allowing airports’ emergency management and operations vehicles to use red flashing warning lights
  • SB 271: Creating centralized Share Services Section of Department of Administration


2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • Presentation: Agriculture being required as a science class in high school. (Elizabeth Ours, Junior at Petersburg High School)
  • SB 284: Increasing access to career education and workforce training
  • SB 83: Relating to higher education student success


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 7: Requiring employee to provide written notice to employer of nonpayment of wages
  • SB 51: Modifying law governing spousal support and child custody
  • SB 312: Exempting certain employers from discriminating against tobacco users
  • SB 326: Protecting certain individuals from civil liability for damages when removing domesticated animal from locked or unattended vehicle


3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Budget Hearing: Department of Revenue (Tax-ABCA-Banking-Insurance-Municipal Bond-Racing-Athletic Commission-Budget-Tax Appeals)
  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Lottery Commission


Senate Bills to be Introduced Tuesday, January 23, 2018


  • SB 339: Relating to WV Retirement Health Benefit Trust Fund within PEIA (FN) (Gaunch, Blair; Pensions then Finance)
  • SB 340: Relating to employer-employee cost-sharing ratio of premiums for PEIA active members (Gaunch, Blair; Government Organization then Finance)
  • SB 341: Creating new court of WV Intermediate Court of Appeals (FN) (Ferns; Judiciary then Finance)
  • SB 342: Requiring agencies provide annual inventory of real property holdings to Real Estate Division (Blair; Government Organization)
  • SB 343: Limiting expenses in preparing list for notice to redeem (Sypolt; Government Organization)
  • SB 344: Requiring DOH implement program to recycle surplus metal supplies, materials and equipment (FN) (Sypolt; Transportation and Infrastructure then Finance)
  • SB 345: Authorizing DNR establish procedures and fee schedule for limited permit hunts (Maynard; Natural Resources)
  • SB 346: Permitting full-time nonresident students purchase lifetime resident hunting, trapping and fishing licenses (Maynard; Natural Resources then Finance)
  • SB 347: Relating to operation of motorboats (Maynard; Natural Resources then Judiciary)
  • SB 348: Allowing for disposal of service weapons of special DNR police officers (Maynard; Natural Resources then Judiciary)
  • SB 349: Providing teachers with a three percent pay raise (FN) (Maynard; Education then Finance)
  • SB 350: Eliminating obsolete requirement that Lottery Commission file racetrack video lottery game rules with Secretary of State (Ferns, Trump, Maynard, Jeffries, Baldwin; Judiciary)
  • SCR 7: Requesting federal government grant waiver for required waiting period for tubal ligation procedures (Takubo)

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

On the agenda:


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2028<> – Relating to the venue for suits and other actions against the state

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2607<> – Extending the maximum period of confinement a judge may impose for certain, first-time probationary violations

*         H. B. 2822<> – Allowing honorably discharged veterans who possess certain military ratings to qualify to take an examination for licensing as a plumber, electrician, and sprinkler fitter

*         H. B. 2838<> – Allowing military veterans who meet certain qualifications to qualify for examination for license as an emergency medical technician


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2916<> – Authorizing certain first responders to carry firearms

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3004<> – Relating to filling vacancies in offices of state officials, United States Senators, Justices, judges, and magistrates

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3005<> – Relating to regulation of unmanned aircraft systems

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4150<> – Prohibiting telecommunications and IP-enabled voice services from displaying the name or telephone number of the recipient

House Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule:

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

*   Elizabeth Ours from Petersburg High School, Grant County, regarding the requirement that Agriculture be required for science classes in high school.
*   Agriculture bills before Committee:
*   H. B. 4077<>, Commissioner of Agriculture, rule relating to schedule of charges for inspection services: fruit
*   H. B. 4078<>, Commissioner of Agriculture, rule relating to inspection of nontraditional, domesticated animals H. B. 4079, Commissioner of Agriculture, rule relating to West Virginia apiary law
*   H. B. 4080<>, Commissioner of Agriculture, rule relating to inspection of meat and poultry
*   H. B. 4081<>, Commissioner of Agriculture, rule relating to noxious weeds
*   H. B. 4082<>, Commissioner of Agriculture, rule relating to auctioneers
*   H. B. 4083<>, Commissioner of Agriculture, rule relating to animal disease control
*   H. B. 2995<>, Permitting certain animal euthanasia technicians who have been certified by other states be certified animal euthanasia technicians in West Virginia
*   Natural Resources bills before Committee:
*   H. B. 2362<>, Relating to the beginning and expiration of hunting and fishing licenses

Committee on Health & Human Resources
2:00 p.m. – Room 215E

*   HB 4199<> – Permitting a nursing home to use trained individuals to administer medication (2nd reference to Judiciary)
*   HB 4217<> – Permitting an attending physician to obtain a patient’s autopsy report (2nd reference to Judiciary)
*   HB 4218<> – Relating to medical professional liability (2nd reference to Judiciary)
*   HB 4001<> – Relating to eligibility and fraud requirements for public assistance (2nd reference to Judiciary)

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

*   Presentation by Dr. James H. Berry, Psychiatry, Neurology/Addiction Psychiatry, WVU Hospital

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