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Tuesday, March 28, 2017


The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.



  • SR 55: Designating March 28, 2017, as WVU and WVU Extension Service Day (Beach, Prezioso)
  • SR 56: Congratulating WVU rifle team for winning 2017 National Championship (Beach, Prezioso)
  • SR 57: Recognizing 200th anniversary of Sistersville Ferry (Maroney)
  • SR 58: Recognizing centennial year of main structure at Parkersburg High School (Boley, Azinger, Beach)



  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 60: Relating to eligibility and fraud requirements for public assistance (original similar to HB 2741)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 74: Allowing fire departments to charge fees for service calls (original similar to HB2638)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 217: Relating to disclaimers of warranties regarding used manufactured homes (original similar to HB 2464, HB 2578, SB 216)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 281: Increasing number of limited video lottery machines allowed at retail location
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 376: Relating generally to Sex Offender Registration Act (original similar to HB 2915)
  • Eng. SB 401: Allowing county board of education base employment decisions on individual’s qualifications
  • Eng. SB 416: Relating to Public-Private Transportation Facilities Act (original similar to HB 2721)
  • Eng. SB 417: Removing financial limitations on number of design-build projects undertaken by DOH (original similar to HB 2722)
  • Eng. SB 421: Increasing amount of authorized federal Grant Anticipation Notes for which DOH may apply (original similar to HB 2878)
  • Eng. SB 504: Defining “special aircraft property”
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 576: Providing exception to waste for certain oil and gas development (original similar to HB 3094)
  • Eng. SB 578: Relating generally to copies of health care records furnished to patients
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 601: Relating to requirements for making consumer loans
  • Eng. SB 621: Providing certain rules inapplicable after county board of education notifies state board of possible closing or consolidations
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 630: Establishing Accessibility and Equity in Public Education Enhancement Act
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 634: Relating generally to certain agreements between DHHR and state’s medical schools
  • Com. Sub. for SB 647: Relating generally to additional county excise taxes on real property transfer (With right to amend) (original similar to HB2461, SB433)
  • Eng. SB 686: Exempting facilities governed by DHHR that provide direct patient care
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2001: Relating to ethics and transparency in government – (With  right to amend) (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2506: Relating to the permit limit calculations and allowing overlapping mixing zones for calculating permit limits for drinking water criteria
  • Eng. HB 2774: Defining special aircraft property
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2868: Relating generally to Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (Com. title amend. pending)


  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 38: Creating 5-year tax credit for new businesses locating on post-mine sites
  • Com. Sub. for SB 40: Requiring inclusion of protocols for response to after-school emergencies in school crisis response plans
  • Com. Sub. for SB 57: Continuing personal income tax adjustment for certain retirees
  • Com. Sub. for SB 238: Increasing tax credits allowed for rehabilitation of certified historic structures (original similar to HB 2416, SB 323)
  • SB 282: Directing Office of Administrative Hearings to amend current legislative rule relating to appeal procedures
  • Com. Sub. for SB 286: Relating to grandparents’ visitation rights (original similar to HB 2547)
  • SB 293: Providing increase in annual salary of employees in Division of Corrections
  • SB 294: Relating to Community Sustainability Investment Pilot Program
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 333: Requiring all DHHR-licensed facilities access WV Controlled Substances Monitoring Program Database
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 343: Relating to transportation network companies
  • Com. Sub. for SB 369: Permitting surface owners purchase mineral interests when interest becomes tax lien (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 375: Relating to rate and measure of severance taxes on certain natural resources
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 399: Prohibiting political subdivisions from enacting local ordinances regulating benefits employers provide to employees
  • Com. Sub. for SB 402: Relating to covenants not to compete between physicians and hospitals
  • Com. Sub. for SB 406: Relating to generic drug products
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 409: Relating generally to 2017 Tax Reform Act
  • Com. Sub. for SB 446: Authorizing Governor issue executive orders to furlough state employees (original similar to HB 2879)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 465: Relating to medical professional liability
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 469: Prohibiting waste of game animals, birds or fish
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 482: Relating generally to WV Parkways Authority (original similar to HB 2803)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 484: Relating generally to taxation (original similar to HB 2816)
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 501: Relating to WV Economic Development Authority (original similar to HB 3086)
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 507: Allowing pharmacists inform customers about lower cost alternatives to prescribed drugs
  • Com. Sub. for SB 515: Relating to parole requirements for hearings and release
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 521: Relating generally to Public Defender Services
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 526: Requiring mandatory insurance coverage for inherited enzymatic disorders
  • Com. Sub. for SB 534: Relating to incentives for consolidating local governments
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 549: Allowing individuals at least 21 or older operate or ride motorcycle without helmet (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 563: Relating to Consumer Credit and Protection Act
  • Com. Sub. for SB 588: Relating to reproduction, distribution and sale of tax maps
  • Com. Sub. for SB 606: Relating to minimum wage and maximum hours for employees
  • Com. Sub. for SB 609: Creating additional flexibility for school systems in use of school aid funds (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • SB 613: Relating to composition of State Fire Commission
  • Com. Sub. for SB 636: Authorizing State Fire Commission establish program to address problems facing VFDs
  • Com. Sub. for SB 637: Relating to private club operations requirements
  • Com. Sub. for SB 656: Relating to Student Data Accessibility, Transparency and Accountability Act
  • SB 664: Removing limitation on amount counties collect on hotel occupancy tax
  • SB 667: Limiting authority of Attorney General to disclose certain information provided by Tax Commissioner
  • SB 687: Relating generally to coal mining, safety and environmental protection (original similar to HB 2506, HB 3029, SB 246, SB 582)
  • SB 688: Correcting technical error within Solid Waste Management Act
  • SB 689: Relating to payment of small claims by DOH (original similar to HB 2608, HB 2977)
  • SB 690: Authorizing WV State Police impose and collect fees for agencies and entities using their facilities (original similar to HB 2149, HB 2316, HB 2507)
  • SB 691: All relating to off-road vehicles
  • SB 693: Creating WV Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SJR 6: Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017 (original similar to HJR 22)


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2459: Relating to regulation of health care and the certificate of need process (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2679: Relating to the possession of firearms in parks and park facilities (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2721: Removing the cost limitation on projects completed by the Division of Highways
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2722: Eliminating the financial limitations on utilizing the design-build program for highway construction
  • Eng. HB 3106: Relating to increasing the number of limited video lottery terminals



Committee Schedule:



9 a.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 673: Providing procedure for WV to select delegates to Article V convention
  • SB 562: Relating to civil actions for damages brought against county commissions and municipalities
  • SJR 4: County Economic Development Amendment
  • SJR 8: Fair and Simple Tax Reform or FASTR amendment


9:30 a.m.: Finance (451M)

  • SB 692: Authorizing dedication of fee on certain managed timberland to Volunteer and Part-Volunteer Fire Departments Fee Fund

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

  • HB 2767: Authorizing the Secretary of State to transmit electronic versions of undeliverable mail to the circuit clerks
  • HB 2427: Requiring agencies listed in the online state phone directory to update certain employee information
  • HB 2446: Relating to the requirement that all executive branch agencies maintain a website that contains specific information
  • HB 2676: Transferring the Security office under the Division of Culture and History to the Division of Protective Services
  • HB 2796: Relating to the West Virginia National Guard entering into contracts and subcontracts for specialized technical services


2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • HB 2571: Developing a resource for use by parents to monitor and track deaf and hard-of-hearing children’s expressive and receptive language acquisition
  • HB 2706: Authorizing legislative rules regarding higher education


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 2219: Authorizing miscellaneous boards and agencies to promulgate legislative rules
  • HB 2329: Prohibiting the production, manufacture or possession of fentanyl
  • HB 2364: Prohibiting electioneering within or near early voting locations during early voting periods
  • HB 2303: Increasing criminal penalties for littering
  • HB 2404: Barring persons who are convicted of certain criminal offenses from acquiring property from their victims
  • SB 386: Creating WV Medical Cannabis Act



Tuesday, March 28, 2017  


House to convene at 9 a.m.


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2002<> – Relating to parental notification of abortions performed on unemancipated minors

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2109<> – Relating to the West Virginia Land Reuse Agency Authorization Act

*         H. B. 2188<> – Extending the length of time for the special Community-Based Pilot Demonstration Project to Improve Outcomes for At-Risk Youth

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2196<> – Relating to the secondary schools athletic commission

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2376<> – Relating to the organizational structure of state government

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2453<> – Expanding the list of persons the Commissioner of Agriculture may license to grow or cultivate industrial hemp

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2520<> – Prohibiting the use of a tanning device by a person under the age of eighteen

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2552<> – Increasing the pet food registration fee and directing that the additional money be deposited into the West Virginia Spay Neuter Assistance Fund

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2561<> – Relating to public school support

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2589<> – Permitting students who are homeschooled or attend private schools to enroll and take classes at the county’s vocational school

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

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2704<> – Prohibiting persons convicted of sexual offenses against children with whom they hold positions of trust from holding certification or license valid in public schools

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2711<> – Abolishing regional educational service agencies and providing for the transfer of property and records

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2720<> – Allowing the School Building Authority to transfer funds allocated into the School Construction Fund

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2771<> – Relating to temporary teaching certificates for Armed Forces spouses

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2776<> – Creating of special revenue funding sources for the Division of Labor

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2781<> – Requiring a person desiring to vote to present documentation identifying the voter to one of the poll clerks

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2794<> – Relating to the means of giving notice to a debt collector of a consumer’s representation by legal counsel

*         Com. Sub. for 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

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2815<> – Relating to higher education governance [Right to Amend by Delegates Hanshaw and Robinson]

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2816<> – Eliminating new film tax credits

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2817<> – Providing for the reduction of the unfunded liability in the teachers retirement system over a 30 year period

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

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2887<> – Relating to retirement and separation incentives

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2897<> – Raising the amount required for competitive bidding of construction contracts by the state and its subdivisions

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2930<> – Allowing powerball, hot lotto, and mega millions winners to remain anonymous

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2933<> – Relating to the consumers sales and service taxes and use taxes [Amendments Pending] [Right to Amend by Delegates Nelson and Boggs]

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2941<> – Requiring the Commissioner of the Division of Highways to utilize the Attorney General for all legal assistance and services

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2961<> – Relating generally to charitable bingo games and charitable raffles

*         H. B. 2962<> – Enlarging the authority of the Tax Commissioner to perform background investigations of employees and contractors

*         H. B. 2963<> – Eliminating tax lien waiver requirement for estates of nonresidents (Finance Committee Title Amendment Pending)

*         H. B. 2967<> – Relating generally to administration of estates and trusts

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3006<> – Exempting certain contracts between the Department of Health and Human Resources and West Virginia University, Marshall University or the School for Oestopathic Medicine from state purchasing requirements

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

*         H. B. 3037<> – Removing the Division of Energy as an independent agency

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3048<> – Relating to collection of Tier II fees for chemical inventories

*         H. B. 3088<> – Relating generally to teacher-pupil ratios

*         H. B. 3091<> – Relating generally to employer withholding taxes

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3095<> – Allowing retired teachers to be employed by a higher education institution

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3102<> – Relating to selling Hopemont Hospital

*         H. B. 3107<> – Relating generally to horse and dog racing lottery [Amendments Pending]

*         H. B. 3108<> – Relating to authorizing redirection of certain amounts to the General Revenue Fund

*         H. B. 3109<> – Relating to establishing a Board of Nursing and Health Services [Amendments Pending]

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 437<> – Discontinuing WV Greyhound Breeding Development Fund

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2129<> – Relating to the powers and authority of state and local law enforcement to enforce underage drinking laws at private clubs

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2195<> – Relating to requiring comprehensive drug awareness and prevention program in all public schools

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2363<> – Requiring that a state employee with a commercial driver’s license have a current medical evaluation certification

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2428<> – Establishing additional substance abuse treatment facilities

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2483<> – Requiring the Division of Juvenile Services to transfer to a correctional facility or regional jail any juvenile in its custody that has been transferred to adult jurisdiction of the circuit court and who reaches his or her eighteenth birthday

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2708<> – Relating to a lawful method for a developmentally disabled person to purchase a base hunting license

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2759<> – Creating Statewide Interoperable Radio Network

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2851<> – Updating fee structure provisions for broker-dealers

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3062<> – The state Settlement and Recovered Funds Accountability Act

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3080<> – Requiring instruction in the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution

Committee Schedule:

Committee on the Judiciary – 12:01 a.m. – Room 410M

*         SB 684<> Relating generally to WV State Police

*         SB 239<> Limiting use of wages by employers and labor organizations for political activities

*         SB230<> Relating to certain WV officials carrying concealed firearm nationwide

*         SB 256<> Relating to prohibiting aiding and abetting of sexual abuse by school personnel

*         SB 442<> Relating generally to crimes against persons

*         SB 497<> Relating to liability for health care providers who provide services at school athletic events

*         SB 554<> Relating to false swearing in legislative proceeding

*         SB 222<> Relating to disqualification for unemployment benefits

*         SB 255<> Relating generally to filling vacancies in elected office

*         SB 531<> Relating to renewal date for apiary certificates of registration

8:45 a.m. – Room 410M

*         SB 4<> Allowing licensed professionals donate time to care of indigent and needy in clinical setting

*         SB 5<> Disqualifying CDL for DUI conviction in certain cases

*         SB 76<> Creating WV Second Chance for Employment Act

*         SB 173<> Relating generally to autocycles

*         SB 202<> Relating to pawnbrokers generally

*         SB 204<> Requiring persons appointed to fill vacancy by Governor have same qualifications for vacated office and receive same compensation and expenses

*         SB 206<> Expanding definition of “kidnapping” to include taking or gaining custody of, confining or concealing person by force

*         SB 212<> Relating generally to procedures for drivers’ license suspensions and revocations

*         SB 214<> Adopting Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act

*         SB 219<> Relating to conspiracy to commit crimes under Uniform Controlled Substances Act

*         SB 220<> Relating to offenses and penalties under Uniform Controlled Substances Act

*         SB 224<> Repealing requirement for employer’s bond for wages and benefits

*         SB 225<> Allowing magistrates to conduct proceeding for temporary emergency protective order dealing with temporary custody by family court

*         SB 240<> Creating crime of nonconsensual distribution of sexual images

*         SB 344<> Relating to application of payments on consumer credit sale and loans

*         SB 358<> Relating generally to trustee sale of timeshare estates

*         SB 398<> Creating Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act

*         SB 454<> Providing more efficient collection and submission of state moneys received from court transactions or court services

*         SB 468<> Removing restrictions on where traditional lottery games may be played

*         SB 500<> Relating to Medicaid fraud and abuse

*         SB 505<> Providing five-year reclamation period following completion of well pads for horizontal wells

*         SB 575<> Limiting nuisance actions against shooting ranges for noise

*         SB 581<> Relating generally to administration of trusts

***Break for Floor Session***

15 minutes after floor session – Room 410M – Continuation of bills from morning agenda.

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

Agriculture bills before Committee:

*         Eng. SB25<>, Creating farm-to-food tax credit.
Natural Resources bills before Committee:

*         Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. SB345<>, Allowing certain hunting and trapping on private lands on Sundays.

*         Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. SB308<>, Clarifying administrative and law-enforcement activities of DNR police officers are important to conservation and management of state’s fish and wildlife.

*         Eng. SB28<>, Creating new system for certain contiguous counties to establish regional recreation authorities.

*         Eng. S B325<>, Relating to crossbow hunting.

*         Eng. Com. Sub. for SB473<>, Permitting collection and sale of naturally shed deer antlers.

Committee on Rules – 8:45 a.m. – Behind Chamber

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