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Tuesday, March 21, 2017


The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.



  • SR 44: Designating March 21, 2017, as Down Syndrome Awareness Day
  • SR 45: Designating March 21, 2017, as Preston County Day
  • SR 46: Recognizing Leadership Jefferson
  • SR 47: Celebrating achievements and contributions of Monongalia County



  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 27: Relating to microprocessor permit (original similar to HB 2458)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 36: Permitting school nurses to possess and administer opioid antagonists
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 216: Permitting exclusion, modification or limitation of warranties in sale of used motor vehicles (original similar to HB 2578, SB 217)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 219: Relating to conspiracy to commit crimes under Uniform Controlled Substances Act (original similar to HB 2541)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 341: Establishing WV business growth in low-income communities tax credit
  • Eng. SB 468: Removing restrictions on where traditional lottery games may be played
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 480: Authorizing local government adopt energy efficiency partnership programs
  • Eng. SB 547: Modifying fees paid to Secretary of State
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 548: Providing for specific escheat of US savings bonds
  • Eng. SB 564: Relating to Statewide Independent Living Council
  • Eng. HB 2300: Regulating step therapy protocols
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2447: Renaming the Court of Claims the state Claims Commission (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2766: Establishing a new special revenue fund, designated the Adult Drug Court Participation Fund


  • Com. Sub. for SB 243: Relating to domestic relations (original similar to SB 317)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 288: Increasing penalty for crime of child abuse causing death by parent, guardian, custodian or other person
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 339: Creating Legislative Coalition on Chronic Pain Management
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 360: Creating Legislative Coalition on Diabetes Management
  • Com. Sub. for SB 398: Creating Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act


  • Com. Sub. for SB 18: Requiring new comprehensive statewide student assessment
  • Com. Sub. for SB 362: Authorizing redirection of certain amounts to General Revenue Fund
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 382: Allowing automobile auctions obtain abandoned vehicles’ titles
  • Com. Sub. for SB 414: Creating Division of Multimodal Transportation (original similar to HB 2717)
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 461: Exempting WV State Police from state purchasing requirements
  • Com. Sub. for SB 467: Removing restrictions on maximum wager per limited video lottery game and bill denominations accepted by video lottery terminals
  • Com. Sub. for SB 472: Permitting bear hunting with guides
  • Com. Sub. for SB 479: Relating to regulation of liquor sales
  • Com. Sub. for SB 499: Creating Debt Resolution Services Division in Auditor’s office (original similar to HB2791)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 523: Converting to biweekly pay cycle for state employees
  • Com. Sub. for SB 533: Relating to taxes on wine and intoxicating liquors (original similar to HB 2894)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 572: Relating to nonpartisan election of county surveyors
  • SB 585: Relating to locomotive crew size
  • SB 595: Allowing county assessors make separate entries in land books when real property is partly used for exempt and partly nonexempt purposes
  • SB 684: Relating generally to WV State Police


Committee Schedule:

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

  • SB 417: Removing financial limitations on number of design-build projects undertaken by the DOH
  • SB 416: Relating to Public-Private Transportation Facilities Act
  • SB 421: Increasing amount of authorized federal Grant Anticipation Notes for which DOH may apply.
  • SJR 6: Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017.
  • SB 549: Allowing individuals at least 21 or older operate or ride motorcycle without helmet.


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

  • HB 2811: Relating to the definition of above ground storage tanks


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

  • SB 402: Relating to covenants not to compete between physicians and hospitals
  • HB 2653: Extending the Multi State Real-Time Tracking System
  • HB 2119: Repealing West Virginia Health Benefit Exchange Act
  • HB 2518: Creating a legislative rule to permit a pharmacist or pharmacy intern to administer certain immunizations
  • HB 2618: Relating to body mass index


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

  • SB 74: Allowing fire departments to charge fees for service calls
  • SB 433: Permitting counties increase excise tax on privilege of transferring real property
  • SB 602: Creating uniform system of recording and indexing fictitious names used by sole proprietors
  • SB 658: Establishing procedure for retitling mobile and manufactured homes
  • SB 408: Relating to public employees
  • SB 412: Relating to WV Jobs Act reporting requirements
  • SB 534: Relating to incentives for consolidating local governments
  • SB 502: Authorizing WV National Guard contract persons to perform specialized technical services
  • SB 294: Relating to Community Sustainability Investment Pilot Program


2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • SB 630: Establishing Accessibility and Equity in Public Education Enhancement Act


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 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
  • SB 428: Relating to partial filling of prescriptions
  • SB 388: Relating to dangerous weapons
  • SB 167: Relating to DNA evidence
  • SB 286: Relating to grandparents’ visitation rights
  • SB 539: Making significant revisions to law regulating election financing
  • SB 576: Providing exception to waste for certain oil and gas development


3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Committee Substitute for SB 437: Discontinuing WV Greyhound Breeding Fund
  • SB 477: Increasing State Road Fund by raising DMV fees and motor fuel excise taxes
  • Committee Substitute for SB 281: Increasing number of limited video lottery machines allowed at retail location
  • Committee Substitute for SB 622: Relating generally to tax procedures and administration





Tuesday, March 21, 2017  


The House will convene at 11 a.m.


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2402<> – Relating to abandoned antique vehicles

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2471<> – Relating to insurance coverage for breast cancer screening

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2637<> – Relating to employment of retired teachers and prospective employable professional personnel in areas of critical need and shortage

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2738<> – Providing flexibility in the transfer process of school personnel

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2767<> – Authorizing the Secretary of State to transmit electronic versions of undeliverable mail to the circuit clerks

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2797<> – Codifying statutory immunity for government agencies and officials from actions of third-parties using documents or records

*         H. B. 2798<> – Clarifying provisions relating to candidates unaffiliated with a political party

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2828<> – Changing the number of strikes in jury selection in felony cases

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3030<> –  Relating to appeals as a matter of right in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2827<> – Updating the all payor claims database

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2840<> – Reorganizing the departments, agencies and commissions within the executive branch of state government

*         H. B. 2856<> – Declaring public policy and legislative intent for improving the marketing, quality and frequency of passenger rail service of the Cardinal Passenger Train


*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 127<> – Authorizing Department of Revenue to promulgate legislative rules (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2519<> – Medicaid program compact

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2808<> – The West Virginia Assisted Outpatient Treatment Act

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2857<> – West Virginia Safer Workplaces Act

*         H. B. 3009<> – Relating to access by the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification to the Controlled Substances Monitoring Program database

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3061<> – Encouraging mastery-based education through the Innovation In Schools program

*         H. B. 3089<> – Relating to the adoption of instructional resources for use in the public schools

Committee Schedule:

Committee on the Judiciary – 9 a.m. – Room 418M

*         H.B. 3022<> Relating to the reporting of fraud, misappropriation of moneys, and other violations of law to the commission on special investigations

*         S.B. 247<> Authorizing prosecuting attorney designate and deliver grand jury records for investigative purposes

*         S.B. 248<> Clarifying composition and chairmanship of Commission on Special Investigations

*         H.B. 2948<> Establishing timelines for taking final action on certain permits

***The following may be added pending subcommittee report:

*         HB 2002<> Relating to parental notification of abortions performed on unemancipated minors

*         HB 2730<> West Virginia Clearance for Access: Registry and Employment Screening Act

*         HB 2781<> Requiring a person desiring to vote to present documentation identifying the voter to one of the poll clerks

*         HB 2930<> Allowing powerball winners to remain anonymous

*         HB 2986<> Relating to involuntary custody of nonresidents for a mental hygiene examination

Committee on Finance – 9 a.m. – Room 460M

Originating Bill: Closing Modernization Funds – 2 p.m. – Room 460M

*         H. B. 2878<>, Increasing the amount of authorized Federal Grant Anticipation Notes the Division of Highways may apply for.

*         H. B. 2721<>, Removing the cost limitation on projects completed by the Division of Highways.

*         H. B. 2722<>, Eliminating the financial limitations on utilizing the design-build program for highway construction.

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

Committee on Health – 2 p.m. – Room 215E

*         H. B. 2724<> – Relating to responsibilities and functions of the Herbert Henderson Office of Inclusion.

*         H. B. 2846<> – Including high school students participating in a competency based pharmacy technician education and training program as persons qualifying to be a pharmacy technician trainee.

*         H. B. 2804<> – Removing chiropractors from the list of medical professions required to obtain continuing education on mental health conditions common to veterans and family members.

*         H. B. 3010<> – Making it a felony to knowingly expose another individual to HIV.

*         H. B. 2187<> – Establishing an advisory council on rare diseases.

*         H. B. 2745<> – Adding the examination of Advanced Care Technician

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

*** Agendas and Meeting Times Subject to Change***

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