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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 22

W.Va. Legislative Committee Meeting Schedule – Subject to change

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Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017


The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.

On the agenda:

    • SCR 18: US Marine CPL Walter Vincent Filipek Memorial Bridge
    • SCR 19: Blue Demon Bridge
    • Eng. SB 188: Correcting definition of “telehealth” in medication-assisted treatment programs (original similar to HB 2460)
    • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 222: Relating to disqualification for unemployment benefits (original similar to HB 2435, HB 2575, HB 2582)
    • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 242: Relating to school calendars (original similar to HB 2412, HB 2584)
    • Com. Sub. for SB 182: Providing procedures that prevent disqualifying low bids for government construction contracts due to document technicalities
    • Com. Sub. for SB 240: Creating crime of nonconsensual distribution of sexual images
    • SB 330: Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act
    • SB 41: Extending time person may be subject to probation (original similar to HB 2607)
    • Com. Sub. for SB 113: Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule awarding matching grants for litter control programs (original similar to HB 2229)
    • SB 325: Relating to crossbow hunting

Committee Schedule

10 a.m.: Workforce (208W)

  • SB 224: Repealing requirement for employer’s bond for wages and benefits
  • SB 239: Limiting use of wages by employers and labor organizations for political activities
      • 1 p.m.: Economic Development (208W)
        • SB 238: Increasing tax credits allowed for rehabilitation of certified historic structures
        • SB 341: Establishing WV business growth in low-income communities tax credit
      • 2 p.m.: Agriculture and Rural Development (208W)
        • Originating Senate Joint Resolution: Right to Farm and Ranch
        • SB 399: Establishing personal and corporate income tax credits for farmers donating edible agricultural products
      • 2 p.m.: Pensions (451M)
        • SB 321: Reporting requirements of employee information to CPRB
        • SB 354: Relating to municipalities’ policemen and firemen pension plans
        • SB 355: Relating to required minimum distribution of retirement benefits from plans administered by the CPRB
        • SB 371: Requiring CPRB adopt smoothing method regarding gains and losses on Teachers Retirement System Fund Assets
      • 3 p.m.: Finance (451M)
        • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Administration
        • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Commerce
      • 3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)
        • TBA




Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017  


The House will convene at 11 a.m.

On the agenda:


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2167<> – Creating a Silver Alert program for senior citizens

*         H. B. 2300<> – Regulating step therapy protocols

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2301<> – Relating to direct primary care

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2318<> – Relating generally to human trafficking

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2347<> – Allowing schools licensed to provide barber, cosmetology and related training to hold theory classes and clinical classes at different locations

*         H. B. 2348<> – Eliminating any requirement that class hours of students be consecutive

*         H. B. 2431<> – Allowing influenza immunizations to be offered to patients and residents of specified facilities


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2404<> – Barring persons who are convicted of certain criminal offenses from acquiring property from their victims

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2447<> – Renaming the Court of Claims the state Claims Commission

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2465<> – Modifying the requirements that allow a child witness to testify by closed circuit television


Committee Schedule:


Committee on Education
9:00 a.m. – Room 434M

*         H.B. 2542<>, Relating to public higher education personnel

*         H.B. 2524<>, Improving the focus on school-level continuous improvement processes

*         Presentation on the State Aid Funding Formula by Amy Willard, Executive Director of School Finance

Committee on Government Organization
9:00 a.m. – Room 215E

*         HB 2004<>, Creating and maintaining a centralized state vehicle inventory system. (2nd reference to Finance)

Committee on Judiciary
9:30 a.m. – Room 418M

*         HB 2506<> – Relating to the implementation of water quality standards for the protection of drinking water

*         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

*         HB 2083<> – Increasing the felony criminal penalties for exposing children to methamphetamine manufacturing

*         HB 2585<> – Creating felony crime of conducting financial transactions involving proceeds of criminal activity

***11:00 AM FLOOR SESSION***

2:00 p.m. – Room 418M

*         Continuation of bills from morning session
Committee on Finance
9:00 a.m. – Room 464M

*         HB 2123<>, Making the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind eligible to participate in any and all funding administered or distributed by the West Virginia School Building Authority

*         HB 2263<>, Lottery Commission, W.Va. State Limited Video Lottery

9:30 a.m. – Room 464M

*         Budget Hearing for the Department of Environmental Protection

2:00 p.m. – Room 464M

*         Budget Hearing for the Department of Health and Human Resources

Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
1:00 p.m. – Room 434M

*         HB 2441<>, Permitting honorably discharged veterans to hunt, trap or fish in this state without first obtaining a license

*         Brenda Arthur, Charleston resident and founder of local chapter of American Congress for Truth

*         Monica Hamilton, Department of Health and Human Resources vii Miscellaneous business

***Committee agendas and meeting times subject to change***


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