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Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
29th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:

Ag and Conservation Day at the Legislature, Upper House, Upper Senate Rotundas and Upper Well Area; WV Maple Syrup Producers Association Pancake and Syrup Tasting8-10 a.m., Upper Rotunda, Tree Tapping – 10 a.m. – West Lawn; Veterans Visibility Day, Lower Rotunda.



Senate Convenes at 11 a.m. 

On the Agenda: 




  • SR 30: Designating February 7, 2018, as Veterans Visibility Day
  • SR 31: Designating February 7, 2018, as Go Red for Women Day




  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 141: Expanding county assessment and collection of head tax on breeding cows
  • Com. Sub. for SB 230: Authorizing Department of Commerce promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 4108)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 361: Relating to treatment supervision under Drug Offender Accountability and Treatment Act
  • SB 371: Relating to proceedings for voluntary custody for examination


SECOND READING (Amendments Stage)


There are no bills on Second Reading on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.




  • SB 78: Continuing personal income tax adjustment for certain retirees
  • Com. Sub. for SB 271: Creating centralized Shared Services Section of Department of Administration (original similar to HB 4188)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 283: Relating generally to procurement by state agencies (original similar to HB 4261)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 335: Protecting employees’ wages or salaries from being withheld or diverted for political activities
  • SB 346: Permitting full-time nonresident students purchase lifetime resident hunting, trapping and fishing licenses
  • SB 379: Supplemental appropriation from State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund to DHHR (original similar to HB 4377)
  • SB 382: Supplemental appropriation of Lottery Net Profits to Bureau of Senior Services, Lottery Senior Citizens Fund (original similar to HB 4378)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 395: Providing for judicial review of appealed decisions of Air Quality Review Board, Environmental Quality Board and Surface Mine Board
  • Com. Sub. for SB 404: Relating to sex offender registry information
  • Com. Sub. for SJR 12: No Constitutional right to abortion Amendment
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4135: Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act
  • Eng. HB 4146: Updating meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act


Senate Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule: 

10 a.m.: Workforce (208W)

  • SB 474: Requiring that certain documents filed pursuant to WV Jobs Act which include records of wages be considered confidential
  • HB 2546: Allowing replacement costs of employer provided property to be deducted from an employee’s final paycheck if the property is not returned


1 p.m.: Economic Development (451M)

  • SB 365: Relating to Young Entrepreneur Reinvestment Act
  • SB 374: Creating private fair and festival license
  • SB 119: Establishing WV business growth in low-income communities tax credit


2 p.m.: Agriculture (208W)

  • SB 375: Relating to farmers markets
  • SB 446: Relating to agritourism


2 p.m.: Pensions (451M)

  • SB 494: Considering members of State Teachers Retirement System absent while serving as officer with statewide professional association.
  • SB 277: Allowing public employees to cash out their retirement plans in lieu of pension payments.
  • SB 339: Relating to WV Retirement Health Benefit Trust Fund within PEIA


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • Agenda TBA


3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • SB 483: Expiring funds to Department of Veterans Assistance from Insurance Commissioner


Senate Bills to be Introduced Wednesday, February 7, 2018


  • SB 496: Relating to care and management of feral cats (Boley; Judiciary)
  • SB 497: Removing requirement that Division of Labor charge annual device registration fee (Maynard; Government Organization then Finance)
  • SB 498: Creating two-year pilot program allowing all-terrain or recreational vehicles in Cabwaylingo State Forest (Maynard; Natural Resources then Government Organization)
  • SB 499: Requiring one year of certain approved postgraduate clinical training for persons with foreign medical degrees (Maroney, Clements, Prezioso, Stollings, Takubo; Health and Human Resources then Government Organization)
  • SB 500: Authorizing City of White Sulphur Springs to expend principal and interest from special interest-bearing fund (Baldwin, Mann, Gaunch, Jeffries; Government Organization then Finance)
  • SB 501: Relating to accrued benefit of retirees in Deputy Sheriff Retirement System (FN) (Drennan, Cline, Jeffries, Karnes, Maroney, Maynard, Rucker, Smith, Swope, Weld; Pensions then Finance)
  • SB 502: Creating Patient Safety Evidence-Based Prescribing Act (Drennan, Cline, Maynard, Rucker; Health and Human Resources then Judiciary)
  • SB 503: Shifting funding from Landfill Closure Assistance Fund to local solid waste authorities (FN) (Blair; Government Organization then Finance)
  • SB 504: Excluding seasonal amusement park workers from definition of “employee” (Maynard, Plymale; Workforce then Judiciary)
  • SB 505: Requiring contact information of state official or employee mobile phone furnished by employer be listed on directory or website (Maynard; Government Organization)
  • SB 506: Deregulating persons who perform work on heating, ventilating, and cooling systems (FN) (Swope; Workforce then Government Organization)
  • SB 507: Establishing Katherine Johnson Academy as magnet school programs at WV colleges and universities (FN) (Ferns; Education then Finance)
  • SCR 12: US Army SP4 Darrell Gregory Triplett Memorial Bridge (Stollings)



House Convenes at 11 a.m.

On the agenda:


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

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3020<> – Relating to criminal penalties for the offenses of hunting, trapping or fishing on the lands of another person

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4156<> – Establishing the qualifications of full and part time nursing school faculty members

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4175<> – Preventing requirement that an advanced practice registered nurse participate in a collaborative relationship to obtain payment

*         H. B. 4178<> – Permitting certain portions of certified nurse aide training to be provided through distance learning technologies

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4275<> – Relating to the law-enforcement authority of the director and officers of the division of protective services

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4359<> – Relating to the removal of animals left unattended in motor vehicles

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         H. B. 4332<> – Relating to home peritoneal renal dialysis

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4350<> – Eliminating the regulation of upholstery


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4023<> – Relating to the regulation of dialysis technicians

*         H. B. 4025<> – Permitting reciprocity for licensure as a pharmacy technician

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4186<> – Relating generally to guaranteed asset protection waivers

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4236<> – Requiring agencies to provide an annual inventory of real property holdings to the Real Estate Division

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4276<> – Allowing magistrates to grant work release privileges

*         H. B. 4410<> – Removing the requirement that the State Auditor receive copies of the Limited Video Lottery bids

House Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule:

Committee on Finance
9:00 a.m. – Room 460M

*         Budget hearing for the Department of Education & the Arts

*         H. B. 4009<>, State Settlement and Recovered Funds Accountability Act

*         H. B. 4380<>, Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Agriculture

*         H. B. 4381<>, Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Education

*         H. B. 4384<>, Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Transportation

*         H. B. 4386<>, Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Health – Community Mental Health Services

2:00 p.m. – Room 460M

*         Budget hearing for the Attorney General’s Office

*         H. B. 4024<>, Relating generally to direct cremation or direct burial expenses for indigent persons

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 267<>, Increasing salaries of certain state employees

Committee on the Judiciary
9:00 a.m. – Room 418M

*         H. B. 4396<>, Permitting wagering on the results of certain professional or collegiate sports or athletic events,

*         H. B. 4207<>, Authorizing an online application to receive a commission to act as a notary public, and eliminating the bond requirement,

*         H. B. 4434<>, Clarifying provisions relating to candidates unaffiliated with a political party as it relates to certificates of announcement,

*         H. B. 4422<>, Permitting permanent endowment funds of cemeteries to invest their principal in certain government bonds, and corporate bonds,

*         H. B. 4424<>, Providing that the Ethics Act applies to certain persons providing services without pay to state elected officials,

*         H. B. 4270<>, Providing for the timely payment of moneys owed from oil and natural gas production,

*         H. B. 4357<>, West Virginia Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act,

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

*         HB4402<>, Relating to the prevention of sexual abuse of children

*         HB4407<>, Relating to eligibility for alternative program teacher certificate

*         SB62<> Adjusting requirements for hiring school attendance directors.

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

*         HB 4323<>, Relating to non-renewal of any certificate, license, registration, to any person who is delinquent in the payment of state or local taxes. (2nd reference to Judiciary)

*         HB 4307<>, Prohibiting the alcohol beverage commission from assessing a fee to another state agency. (2nd reference to Finance)

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

*         House Bill 4405<>, Permitting vehicles displaying disabled veterans’ special registration plates to park in places where persons with mobility impairments may park

*         House Bill 4361<>, Bestowing upon him or her graduating from a U. S. Military Academy with the highest grade point average the West Augusta Award

*         Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for Senate Bill 258<>, Exempting honorably discharged veterans from fees for license to carry deadly weapons

*         Com. Sub. for Senate Bill 336<>, Providing certain DMV applicants ability to contribute to WV Department of Veterans Assistance

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