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Tuesday, March 6, 2018
56th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:

WV Environmental Council, Upper House, Upper Senate Rotundas; Cannabis Day, Upper Senate Rotunda, Upper Well Area, Lower Rotunda.



Senate Convenes at 11 a.m. 

On the Agenda: 



  • SCR 52: Deputy Sheriff John Janey Memorial Bridge
  • SR 63: Honoring Dennis Frye for his dedicated public service
  • SR 64: Reaffirming sister-state relationship between WV and Taiwan



  • HCR 27: Making Grafton’s Annual Memorial Day Parade the Official State Memorial Day Parade



  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2464: Relating to disclaimers and exclusions of warranties in consumer transactions for goods – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4015: Relating to the management and continuous inventory of vehicles owned, leased, operated, or acquired by the state and its agencies – (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4023: Relating to the regulation of dialysis technicians
  • Eng. HB 4025: Permitting reciprocity for licensure as a pharmacy technician
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4027: Creating an education permit for allopathic physician resident
  • Eng. HB 4178: Permitting certain portions of certified nurse aide training to be provided through distance learning technologies
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4197: Requiring persons employed to dispatch emergency calls complete a course in cardiovascular care for telephonic resuscitation – (Com. amend. pending) (original similar to SB 409)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4279: Relating to adult protective services system
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4368: Relating to voluntary assignments of wages by state employees who have been overpaid – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4434: Clarifying provisions relating to candidates unaffiliated with a political party as it relates to certificates of announcement – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4462: Allowing off duty members and officers of the department of public safety to guard private property – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4478: Authorizing public schools to distribute excess food to students – (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4502: Adding the crimes of murder and armed robbery to the list of offenses for which a prosecutor may apply for an order authorizing interception – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4509: Relating to the establishment of substance abuse treatment facilities – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4522: Allowing certain tax information to be shared with the Director of Purchasing Division, Department of Administration, and State Auditor – (With Right to Amend) (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4622: Relating to authorizing legislative rules regarding higher education


SECOND READING (Amendments Stage)

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB. 4016: Relating to combatting waste, fraud, and misuse of public funds through investigations, accountability and transparency – (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB. 4035: Creating a legislative coalition to study and report to the Legislature on palliative care – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB. 4042: Redefining school zone to facilitate placement of school zone signs – (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4183: Relating generally to standardized testing requirements for nonpublic schools – (Com. amends. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4275: Relating to the law-enforcement authority of the director and officers of the division of protective services
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4400: Relating to the West Virginia Physicians Mutual Insurance Company
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4546: Relating to where an application for a marriage license may be made



  • SB 633: Expiring funds from Insurance Commission Fund and appropriating funds to Consolidated Medical Services Fund
  • SB 634: Adding, increasing, and decreasing appropriations from General Revenue to DHHR
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2028: Relating to the venue for suits and other actions against the state
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4214: Increasing penalties for unlawfully possessing or digging ginseng – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4276: Allowing magistrates to grant work release privileges
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4336: Updating the schedule of controlled substances – (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4376: Expiring funds to the balance of the Department of Health and Human Resources
  • Eng. HB 4379: Supplementing, amending, decreasing, and increasing items of the existing appropriations to the Department of Transportation
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4401: Relating to the registration of business – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending) (original similar to SB 497)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4453: Relating to judicial review of contested cases under the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Board of Review
  • Eng. HB 4529: Relating to oath by municipal official certifying list of delinquent business and occupation taxes
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4571: Relating to the final day of filing announcements of candidates for a political office – (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4618: Relating to the authority of the Division of Protective Services – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4627: relating to providing a limitation on the eminent domain authority of a municipal park board – (Com. amend. pending)

Senate Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule: 


9 a.m.: Conference Committee on HB 4145 (451M)


9:30 a.m.: Judiciary (208W)

Continuation of Monday’s Agenda

  • HB 4394: Relating to forest fires
  • HB 4324: Relating to the employment of individuals by municipal paid fire departments under civil service
  • HB 4603: Providing immunity from civil liability to facilities and employees providing crisis stabilization


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

Naming Resolutions

  • SCR 17: John Hancock Hall Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 22: US Army Colonel Larkin Bilton Vance Memorial Highway
  • SCR 21: US Army PFC Charles Thurman “Buddy” Ellis Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 25: US Army PFC O. T. (Teaberry) Mullins Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 26: US Army PFC Thomas Mayford Martin Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 27: US Army CPL F. Lee Noel Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 29: US Army SGT Benny Fleming Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 37: Sheriff John E. White Memorial Road
  • SCR 43: US Army T-4 CE Caesar Bango Memorial Bridge

House Concurrent Resolutions

  • HCR 3: US Army Cpl David Michael Hopkins and U.S. Army Cpl Romey Earl Hughart, Jr. Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 4: US Army SPC4 Gary Wayne Morgan Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 5: US Army PFC Jessie Franklin Crow Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 16: Frenchburg Bridge
  • HCR 26: US Army PFC Tracy Victor Rohrbaugh Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 33: US Army 2LT Clarence Dragoo Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 87: Constable Joseph H. Davidson Memorial Bridge
  • HCR 91: US Navy Capt Homer Leroy Smith Memorial Bridge


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

  • HCR 8: Funding for feasibility study of Coal-to-Chemicals Project


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

  • Com. Sub. for HB 4304: Creating the Board of Nursing
  • Com. Sub. for HB 4524: Establishing guidelines for the substitution of certain biological pharmaceuticals
  • Com. Sub. for HB 4217: Permitting an attending physician to obtain a patient’s autopsy report


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

  • HB 4357: West Virginia Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act
  • HB 2869: Providing for paid leave for certain state officers and employees during a declared state of emergency
  • HB 4447: Providing for a uniform and efficient system of broadband conduit installation
  • HB 4465: Authorizing the acupuncture board to issue certificates to perform auricular acudetox therapy
  • HB 4350: Eliminating the regulation of upholstery
  • HB 4338: Relating to the powers and authority of the Divisions of Administrative Services, and Corrections and Rehabilitation of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety


2 p.m.: Education (451M)

Continuation of Monday’s Agenda

  • HB 4006: Revising the processes through which professional development is delivered for those who provide public education
  • HB 2799: Prohibiting the superintendent of schools from requiring a physical examination to be included to the application for a minor’s work permit
  • HB 3089: Relating to the adoption of instructional resources for use in the public schools
  • HB 4428: Allowing training hours earned through public school education or apprenticeship to count towards an applicant’s occupational certification


* 3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • Agenda TBA


* 3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Agenda TBA



House Convenes at 9 a.m.

On the agenda:


*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 7<> – Relating to claims under Wage Payment and Collection Act

*         S. B. 47<> – Requiring Defense Department advocacy groups be notified in abuse or neglect of military person’s child

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 102<> – Creating WV Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 133<> – Exempting renewal of certain contracts entered into during declared state of emergency

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 272<> – Relating generally to drug control

*         S. B. 298<> – Authorizing county assessors make separate entries in landbooks when real property is partly used for exempt and partly for nonexempt purposes

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 319<> – Allowing individuals who completed home schooling be eligible for PROMISE scholarship without equivalent diploma

*         S. B. 365<> – Relating to Young Entrepreneur Reinvestment Act

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 412<> – Relating to authority of county litter control officers

*         S. B. 427<> – Modifying form of notice for certain tax delinquencies

*         S. B. 441<> – Relating to health care provider taxes

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 456<> – Physical Therapy Licensure Compact Act

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 493<> – Relating to guaranty associations

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 499<> – Requiring one year of certain approved postgraduate clinical training for persons with foreign medical degrees

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 510<> – Designating hospitals for stroke treatment

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 522<> – Relating generally to Administrative Procedures Act

*         S. B. 545<> – Relating to driving privileges and requirements for persons under 18

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 36<> – Relating generally to DNA testing

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 51<> – Relating to domestic relations (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 116<> – Providing court costs collected under Second Chance Driver’s License Program are not subject to 5 percent offset

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 261<> – Transferring certain powers and programs of WV Affordable Housing Trust Fund to WV Housing Development Fund (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 273<> – Reducing use of certain prescription drugs (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 282<> – Exempting State Conservation Committee from Purchasing Division requirements for contracts related to flood recovery (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 297<> – Eliminating taxation on annuity considerations collected by life insurer

*         S. B. 299<> – Relating to mandatory insurance coverage for medical foods for amino acid-based formulas (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 347<> – Relating to operation of motorboats

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 359<> – Authorizing Supreme Court establish curricula for mental hygiene commissioners and certain magistrates

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 461<> – Extending time to file petition for motor fuel excise tax refund (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 465<> – Relating to mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 475<> – Industrial Hemp Development Act (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 479<> – Establishing local government monitoring by Auditor

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 500<> – Authorizing City of White Sulphur Springs to expend principal and interest from special interest-bearing fund

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 543<> – Relating to confidentiality of medical records

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 555<> – Providing immunity from civil liability for qualified directors of certain governmental and nonprofit entities

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 574<> – Relating to crime of misrepresentation of military honors

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 575<> – Approving additional beds for intermediate care facilities (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 576<> – Relating to Patient Injury Compensation Fund (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 582<> – Allowing candidate for political party executive committee serve as election official

*         S. B. 584<> – Finding certain claims against state to be moral obligations of state (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 589<> – Relating to issuance of personalized plates for antique motor vehicles

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 590<> – Providing special license plate for curing childhood cancer

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 616<> – Establishing maximum gross weight for certain wood-bearing trucks (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 626<> – Relating generally to coal mining (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 631<> – Relating generally to one-call system

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4019<> – Budget Bill, making appropriations of public money out of the treasury in accordance with section fifty-one, article six of the Constitution


*         S. B. 242<> – Requiring health insurance providers provide coverage for certain Lyme disease treatment

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 275<> – Relating to tax on purchases of intoxicating liquors

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 290<> – Relating to DEP standards of water quality and effluent limitations

*         S. B. 322<> – Relating to employees of Department of Agriculture

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 392<> – Reconfiguring membership of Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (Government Organization Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 411<> – Removing Commissioner of Bureau for Public Health from State Board of Sanitarians

*         S. B. 463<> – Establishing group to examine benefits and need of transferring milk rules and regulations from DHHR to Agriculture (Government Organization Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 498<> – Creating two-year pilot program allowing all-terrain or recreational vehicles in Cabwaylingo State Forest

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 506<> – Deregulating persons who perform work on heating, ventilating, and cooling systems (Government Organization Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 508<> – Establishing State Trail Authority

*         S. B. 525<> – Relating to certification for emergency medical training – mining (Government Organization Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 548<> – Authorizing county commissions to pay election officials

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 556<> – Creating small business and minority populations economic and workforce development taskforce to assist Economic Development Authority

*         S. B. 585<> – Altering boundary line between Doddridge and Harrison counties (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 603<> – Relating to proceedings for involuntary custody for examination (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 632<> – Allowing retired judicial officers recalled to service to avoid limit on temporary payments under certain circumstances (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

House Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule:


Committee on the Judiciary
8:30 a.m. – House Chamber

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 434<>, Specifying documents not subject to discovery in certain proceedings.

9:00 a.m. – Room 418M
***Agenda to be posted.<>***


Committee on Conference for H. B. 4145
9:00 a.m. – Room 451M

*         H. B. 4145<>, Increasing the annual salaries of members of the West Virginia State Police, public school teachers and school service personnel.
Committee on Finance
9:30 a.m. – Room 460M

*         S. B. 339<>, Relating to WV Retirement Health Benefit Trust Fund within PEIA

*         S. B. 355<>, Dissolving IS&C Division under Office of Technology

*         S. B. 425<>, Removing sunset dates which members of policemen’s or firemen’s pension fund elect to participate in deferred retirement option plan

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 442<>, Establishing universal forms and deadlines when submitting prior authorization electronically

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 473<>, Requiring insurance coverage for the prescription drug Varenicline

*         S. B. 141<>, Expanding county assessment and collection of head tax on breeding cows

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 288<>, Regulating cremation, embalming and directing of funeral service

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

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