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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Tuesday, March 14

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017


The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


  • SCR 35: Urging Congress reassess federal definition of industrial hemp
  • SCR 36: Requesting study of potential alternatives to current recycling methods for municipalities
  • SCR 37: Urging DOT use existing signage on highways to display appropriate highway safety messages


  • Eng. SB 25: Creating farm-to-food bank tax credit (original similar to HB 2821)
  • Eng. SB 256: Relating to prohibiting aiding and abetting of sexual abuse by school personnel (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. SB 326: Requiring Department of Defense family advocacy groups be notified about abuse or neglect of military member’s child
  • Eng. SB 364: Incorporating changes to Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 440: Relating to use of Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority funds
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 455: Relating generally to commitment of persons to custody of Commissioner of Corrections (original similar to HB 2747)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2167: Creating a Silver Alert program for senior citizens (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2542: Relating to public higher education personnel
  • Eng. HB 2590: Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act
  • Eng. HB 2594: Updating the meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act


  • SB 28: Creating new system for certain contiguous counties to establish regional recreation authorities (Amend. and title amend. pending) (original similar to HB2697)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 187: Providing for confidentiality of patients’ medical records
  • Com. Sub. for SB 255: Relating to filling vacancies on county commissions and other county offices
  • Com. Sub. for SB 302: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to Division of Human Services (original similar to HB 2500)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 303: Supplemental appropriation of public moneys from Treasury to DHHR (original similar to HB 2640)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 306: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to Workforce West Virginia (original similar to HB 2499)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 454: Providing more efficient collection and submission of state moneys received from court transactions or court services (original similar to HB 2731, HB 2737)
  • SB 466: Calculating state share of gross profits from limited video lottery revenues at 50 percent
  • Com. Sub. for SB 497: Relating to liability for health care providers who provide services at school athletic events
  • Com. Sub. for SB 531: Relating to renewal date for apiary certificates of registration


  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 186: Adjusting date when children become eligible for certain school programs and school attendance requirements (original similar to HB 2478)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 192: Relating generally to licensed surveyors
  • Com. Sub. for SB 413: Relating to bids on government construction contracts
  • Com. Sub. for SB 471: Relating to state ownership of wildlife
  • Com. Sub. for SB 474: Exempting names of licensed hunters from public disclosure
  • SB 495: Relating to regulation of events by State Athletic Commission
  • SB 524: Relating to WV academic standards
  • SB 536: Authorizing tracking of wounded or injured bear or deer
  • Com. Sub. for SB 575: Limiting nuisance actions against shooting ranges for noise



Committee Schedule:

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

  • SB 15: Eliminating sunset on DOH public-private partnerships
  • SB 477: Increasing State Road Fund by raising DMV fees and motor fuel excise taxes
  • Originating Senate Bill: Relating to increasing fines for certain traffic violations
  • Senate Concurrent Resolutions
    • SCR 5: US Army PFC John Ira Pinkerman Memorial Bridge
    • SCR 8: Donnie Adkins Memorial Bridge
    • SCR 11: USMC Lance Corporal Edwin Russell ‘Snook’ Danhart Memorial Bridge
    • SCR 14: US Army PVT Oren J. “Junior” Johnson Memorial Bridge
    • SCR 17: John Hancock Hall Memorial Bridge
    • SCR 18: US Marine CPL Walter Vincent Filipek Memorial Bridge
    • SCR 21: US Army CPL Daniel Frederick Mehringer Memorial Bridge
    • SCR 22: Walter E. Swiger Memorial Bridge
    • SCR 28: US Army SPC4 Randall W. Arbogast Memorial Road
    • SCR 15: Herbert “Herb” Linkous Bridge
    • SCR 19: Blue Demon Bridge


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

  • SB 582: Relating generally to coal mining, coal mining safety and environment protection


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

  • SB 457: Eliminating WV Health Care Authority
  • SB 36: Permitting school nurses to possess and administer opioid antagonists
  • SB 27: Relating to microprocessor permit


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

  • SB 500: Relating to Medicaid fraud and abuse
  • SB 523: Converting to biweekly pay cycle for state employees
  • SB 453: Adding classification and base salaries of certain civilian employees of WV State Police Forensic Laboratory
  • SB 480: Authorizing local government adopt energy efficiency partnership programs
  • SB 412: Relating to WV Jobs Act reporting requirements


2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • SB 537: Relating to exemptions from mandated immunizations
  • SB 527: Relating to traumatic brain injury


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 2028: Relating to the venue for suits and other actions against the state
  • SB 581: Relating generally to administration of trusts
  • SB 308: Clarifying administrative and law-enforcement activities of DNR police officers are important to conservation and management of state’s fish and wildlife
  • SB 554: Relating to false swearing in legislative proceeding
  • SB 559: Relating to limited video lottery


3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • SB 437: Discontinuing WV Greyhound Breeding Development Fund
  • SB 486: Relating to Health Care provider taxes
  • SB 547: Modifying fees paid to Secretary of State
  • SB 565: Authorizing City of South Charleston levy special district excise tax


Senate Bills to be Introduced Tuesday, March 14, 2017

  • SB 597: Relating to procurement of technical infrastructure (Blair; Gov Org)
  • SB 598: Allowing Tax Commissioner perform background investigations on employees and contractors (Hall; Gov Org)
  • SB 599: Requiring transfer of juvenile to correctional facility or regional jail on age 18 (FN) (Miller, Beach, Jeffries, Karnes, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Romano, Stollings, Unger; Judiciary then Finance)
  • SB 600: Relating generally to accredited academic hospitals (Gaunch, Palumbo, Stollings, Takubo; Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 601: Adjusting limits on consumer loans for which certain finance charges may be imposed (Gaunch; Banking & Insurance then Judiciary)
  • SB 602: Creating uniform system of recording and indexing fictitious names used by sole proprietors (Blair; Gov Org)
  • SB 603: Authorizing method for collection and remittance of property taxes on dealers’ heavy equipment inventory (Gaunch; Judiciary)
  • SB 604: Terminating Licensed Racetrack Modernization Fund after obligations paid (FN) (Azinger, Cline, Mullins; Finance)
  • SR 35: Congratulating Wirt High School wrestling team for 2017 Class A state championship (Boley)
  • SR 36: Designating March 14, 2017, at WV State University Day (Gaunch, Jeffries)

* (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note


Committee Action on Bills from Monday, March 13, 2017


Select Committee on Tax Reform

  • SB 335: Repealing consumers sales and service tax, use tax and personal income tax
  • Passed; to Finance


Natural Resources

  • SB 380: Creating 2-year pilot program to allow all-terrain or recreational vehicles in Cabwaylingo State Forest
  • Passed; to Government Organization


  • SB 472: Permitting bear hunting with guides
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor


Banking and Insurance

  • SB 434: Relating to WV Insurance Guaranty Association Act
  • Passed; to Judiciary
  • SB 522: Relating to audit procedures for pharmacy benefit managers
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor



  • HB 2678: Changing the amounts of prejudgment and post-judgment interest to reflect today’s economic conditions
  • Reconsidered; Passed; to be reported to the floor


  • SB 581: Relating generally to administration of trusts
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting


  • SB 554: Relating to false swearing in legislative proceeding
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting


  • SB 559: Relating to limited video lottery
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting



  • SB 219: Relating to conspiracy to commit crimes under Uniform Controlled Substances Act
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor


  • SB 16: Repealing section related to wind power projects
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor


  • SB 443: Establishing Adult Drug Court Participation Fund
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor


  • SB 444: Establishing Court Advanced Technology Subscription Fund
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor





Bill to be introduced: 




Tuesday, March 14, 2017  


The House will convene at 11 a.m.


*         H. C. R. 5 – U. S. Navy Rear Admiral Frederick Burdett Warder Memorial Bridge

*         H. C. R. 6 – U.S. Army SPC 4 Thurman ‘Duwayne’ Young Memorial Road

*         H. C. R. 13 – U.S. Army SSG Brian Curtis Rogers Memorial Bridge

*         H. C. R. 36 –  U.S. Army PFC John Ira Pinkerman Memorial Bridge

*         Com. Sub. for H. C. R. 37 – U.S. Army SPC William L. Amos Memorial Bridge

*         H. C. R. 60 – William “Bill” R. VanGilder Memorial Bridge

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2007<> – Eliminating courtesy patrol programs

*         H. B. 2119<> – Repealing West Virginia Health Benefit Exchange Act

*         H. B. 2518<> –  Creating a legislative rule to permit a pharmacist or pharmacy intern to administer certain immunizations [Restricted Right to Amend by Delegates Folk, Ellington, Summers, Howell and Arvon]
SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2538<> – Relating to the licensure of physician assistants

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2618<> – Relating to body mass index

*         S. B. 330<> – Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2373<> – Authorizing school bus drivers trained in administration of epinephrine auto-injectors to administer auto-injectors

*         H. B. 2427<> – Requiring agencies listed in the online state phone directory to update certain employee information

*         H. B. 2446<> – Relating to the requirement that all executive branch agencies maintain a website that contains specific information

*         H. B. 2522<> – Nurse licensure compact

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2601<> – Relating to municipal policemen’s or municipal firemen’s pension and relief funds

*         Com. Sub. for 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

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2631<> – Relating to time standards for disposition of complaint proceedings

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2649<> – Adding violations of law upon which a public servant’s retirement plan may be forfeited

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2683<> – Relating to West Virginia Insurance Guaranty Association Act

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2792<> – Requiring the Library Commission to survey the libraries of the state

*         H. B. 2796<> – Relating to the West Virginia National Guard entering into contracts and subcontracts for specialized technical services

Public Hearing Scheduled: Committee on Health & Human Resources, 2 p.m. – Room 215E

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 347<>, Relating to modernization of Physician Assistant Practice Act.

Committee Schedule:

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

Agriculture bills before Committee:

*         HB2552<>, Increasing the pet food registration fee and directing that the additional money be deposited into the West Virginia Spay Neuter Assistance Fund.

*         HB2790<>, Transferring the Division of Forestry from the Department of Commerce to the Department of Agriculture.

*         HB 2821<>, WV Farm-to-Food Bank Tax Credit
Natural Resources bills before Committee:

*         HB2679<>, Relating to the possession of firearms in parks and park facilities.

*         SB410<>, Relating to marking traps with DNR identification tag.

*         Originating Bill: Relating to exempting Division of Natural Resources’ contracts for revenue-producing facilities and exempting agreements and contracts for Prickett’s Fort.

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

*         House Bill 2776<>, Creating of special revenue funding sources for the Division of Labor

*         House Bill 2897<>, Raising the amount required for competitive bidding of construction contracts by the state and its subdivisions

*         House Bill 2857<>, West Virginia Safer Workplaces Act

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

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

*         House Bill 2109<>, Relating to the West Virginia Land Reuse Agency Authorization Act

*         House Bill 2209<>, Limiting the authority of municipalities to regulate the purchasing, possessing, transferring, owning, carrying, transporting, selling and storing of knives

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

*         House Bill 2754<>, Relating to fire fees on nonresidents of a municipality

*         House Bill 2888<>, Removing the restriction on liquor licensees from having speakers outside or playing music outdoors

*         House Bill 2654<>, Expanding county commissions’ ability to dispose of county or district property

Bills to be introduced:

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