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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Wednesday, Jan. 24

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Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
15th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:

School Counselors Day; Marshall University Day in Upper House, Upper Senate Rotundas, Upper Well Area;

Antero in the Upper Well Area; Independent Oil and Gas Association Legislative Reception, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Marriott.

SENATE:  Senate Convenes at 11 a.m. 

On the Agenda: 


  • SR 15: Designating January 24, 2018, as School Counselors Day
  • SR 16: Designating January 24, 2018, as Marshall University Day
  • SR 17: Recognizing Marshall University football team



  • SCR 7: Requesting federal government grant waiver for required waiting period for tubal ligation procedures




  • Com. Sub. for SB 37: Equalizing penalty for entering without breaking regardless of time of day
  • Com. Sub. for SB 39: Creating Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights
  • Com. Sub. for SB 75: Relating to sale or transfer of video lottery locations
  • Com. Sub. for SB 134: Authorizing Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to engage individuals for emergency response and recovery (original similar to HB 4033)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 292: Relating to Commission on Special Investigations


SECOND READING (Amendments Stage)


There are no bills on Second Reading on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.




  • SB 67: Exempting DNR police officers’ pensions from state income tax
  • Com. Sub. for SB 116: Providing court costs collected under Second Chance Driver’s License Program are not subject to 5 percent offset
  • SB 143: Permitting DNR identification tag be used to identify trap
  • Com. Sub. for SB 163: Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB4093)
  • SB 311: Specifying consumers sales and service tax exemption for purchase of certain services and tangible personal property related to aircraft
  • SB 351: Permitting ballot commissioners serve while candidates for certain offices


Senate Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule: 


Scheduled Committee Meetings


1 p.m.: Economic Development (208W)

  • SB 119: Establishing WV business growth in low-income communities tax credit.


2 p.m.: Agriculture (208W)

  • Presentation: Agriculture being required as a science class in high school. (Elizabeth Ours, Junior at Petersburg High School)
  • SB 268: Eliminating requirement that certain agencies purchase commodities produced on institutional farms
  • SB 322: Relating to employees of Department of Agriculture
  • SB 317: Transferring milk rules and regulations from DHHR to Department of Agriculture
  • SB 141: Expanding county assessment and collection of head tax on breeding cows


2 p.m.: Pensions (451M)

  • SB 76: Relating to legislative members’ retirement benefits
  • SB 331: Relating to retirement and pension benefits of certain members of PERS and Teachers Retirement system


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • Com. Sub. for SB 165: Authorizing the Department of Health and Human Resources to promulgate legislative rules (Bundle 5)

o   SB 165: DHHR rule relating to hospital licensure

o   SB 166: DHHR rule relating to food establishments

o   SB 167: DHHR rule relating to public water systems

o   SB 168: DHHR rule relating to emergency medical services

o   SB 169: DHHR rule relating to WV clearance for access

o   SB 170: DHHR rule relating to development of methodologies to examine needs for substance use and disorder treatment facilities

o   SB 171: DHHR rule relating to collection and exchange of data related to overdoses

o   SB 172: Health Care Authority rule relating to financial disclosure

o   SB 173: DHHR rule relating to child care centers licensing

o   SB 174: DHHR rule relating to family child care facility licensing

o   SB 175: DHHR rule relating to family child care home registration requirements

o   SB 177: DHHR rule relating to informal and relative family child care home registration

o   SB 178: DHHR rule relating to out-of-school-time child care center licensing

o   SB 179: DHHR rule relating to drug screening of applicants for cash assistance

  • SB 327: Providing extortion of anything of value, including sexual contact, subjects person to criminal penalty
  • SB 326: Protecting certain individuals from civil liability for damages when removing domesticated animal from locked or unattended vehicle


3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Originating Bill: Increasing number of members on West Virginia Racing Commission
  • SB 267: Increasing salaries of certain state employees
  • SB 338: Changing date for employers to file annual reconciliation and withholding statements
  • Com. Sub. for SB 284: Increasing access to career education and workforce training
  • Budget Presentation: Department of Health & Human Resources


Senate Bills to be Introduced Wednesday, January 24, 2018


  • SB 352: Creating emergency text number system for children (Cline; Government Organization then Judiciary)
  • SB 353: Relating generally to certain permits and floor plans of nonintoxicating beer licensees (FN) (Trump, Weld; Judiciary)
  • SB 354: Creating one-day special license for charitable events to purchase and sell beer and craft beer (Trump, Weld; Judiciary)
  • SB 355: Dissolving IS&C Division under Office of Technology (FN) (Gaunch, Blair; Government Organization then Finance)
  • SB 356: Making technical corrections to code when referencing chapter 49 of code (Trump; Judiciary)
  • SB 357: Relating generally to limited video lottery (FN) (Blair; Finance)
  • SB 358: Relating to magistrate court costs for criminal proceedings (Trump; Judiciary)
  • SB 359: Authorizing Supreme Court establish curricula for mental hygiene commissioners and certain magistrates (FN) (Trump; Judiciary then Finance)
  • SB 360: Clarifying royalty owed in oil and gas lease (Clements; Energy, Industry and Mining then Judiciary)
  • SB 361: Relating to treatment supervision under Drug Offender Accountability and Treatment Act (Trump; Judiciary)
  • SB 362: Relating to definitions of “child abuse” and “neglect” (Trump; Judiciary)
  • SB 363: Removing requirement of finding of professional negligence concerning involuntary hospitalizations (Trump; Judiciary)
  • SB 364: Allowing parent or legal guardian of homeschooled children …




HOUSE OF DELEGATES:   House Convenes at 11 a.m.

On the agenda:


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2607<> – Extending the maximum period of confinement a judge may impose for certain, first-time probationary violations

*         H. B. 2822<> – Allowing honorably discharged veterans who possess certain military ratings to qualify to take an examination for licensing as a plumber, electrician, and sprinkler fitter

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

*         S. B. 263<> – Eliminating film tax credits

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2916<> – Authorizing certain first responders to carry firearms

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3004<> – Relating to filling vacancies in offices of state officials, United States Senators, Justices, judges, and magistrates

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3005<> – Relating to regulation of unmanned aircraft systems

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4150<> – Prohibiting telecommunications and IP-enabled voice services from displaying the name or telephone number of the recipient

*         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. 4035<> – Creating a legislative coalition to study and report to the Legislature on palliative care

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4135<> – Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act

*         H. B. 4144<> – Relating to the elimination of film tax credits

*         H. B. 4146<> – Updating meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4169<> – Requiring certain establishments and facilities to post human trafficking assistance notices

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4174<> – Designating the placement of nonpartisan judicial offices on the primary election ballot

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


House Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule:

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

*         H. B. 4161<>, Exempting the State Conservation Committee and the Conservation Agency from the requirements of the Purchasing Division for contracts related to flood recovery

*         H. B. 4162<>, Granting authority to the State Conservation Committee to contract for flood response

*         H. B. 2845<>, Establishing that the Division of Corrections is responsible for the costs of housing and maintaining an inmate the day following an inmate’s conviction

*         H. B. 2799<>, Prohibiting the superintendent of schools from requiring a physical examination to be included to the application for a minor’s work permit

*         H. B. 4242<>, Clarifying the jurisdictional amount for removal of a civil action from magistrate court to circuit court

*         H. B. 4010<>, Providing no requirement to perform or host a marriage ceremony that does not conform to sincerely held religious beliefs

Committee on Finance

9:00 a.m. – Room 464M

  • H. B. 4100, Lottery Commission, rule relating to state lottery rules
  • H. B. 4102, State Tax Department, rule relating to farm to food bank tax credit
  • H. B. 4103, State Tax Department, rule relating to payment of taxes by electronic funds transfer
  • H. B. 4104, Tax Department, rule relating to property transfer tax
  • H. B. 4105, Tax Department, rule relating to municipal sales and service and use tax administration
  • Budget Hearing for Department of Environmental Protection

2:00 p.m. – Room 464M

  • H. B. 3013, Requiring an inspection or inspections of any building prior to purchase or major renovation by the state
  • H. B. 4024, Relating generally to direct cremation or direct burial expenses for indigent persons
  • H. B. 4157, Eliminating the refundable exemption for road construction contractors
  • Budget Hearing for Department of Agriculture

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

*         Informational updates on homeland security

Committee on Education
2:00 p.m. – Room 434M

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

*         H. B. 4007<>, Allowing home-schooled students to participate in secondary school extracurricular activities

Committee on Government Organization
3:00 p.m. – Room 215E

*         HB 4071<>, Board of Hearing Aid Dealers, rule relating to rules governing the West Virginia Board of Hearing Aid Dealers. (2nd reference to Judiciary)

*         HB 4050<>, Board of Optometry, rule relating to rules of the West Virginia Board of Optometry. (2nd reference to Judiciary)

*         HB 4060<>, Real Estate Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board, rule relating to requirements for licensure and certification. (2nd reference to Judiciary)

*         HB 4048<>, Board of Examiners of Psychologists, rule relating to requirements for licensure as a psychologist and/or a school psychologist. (2nd reference to Judiciary)

*         HB 4049<>, Board of Examiners of Psychologists, rule relating to fees. (2nd reference to Judiciary)

*         HB 4058<>, Real Estate Commission, rule relating to schedule of fees. (2nd reference to Judiciary)

*         HB 4072<>, Board of Licensed Dietitians, rule relating to licensure and renewal requirements. (2nd reference to Judiciary)

*         HB 4075<>, Athletic Commission, rule relating to regulation of mixed martial arts. (2nd reference to Judiciary)

*         HB 4076<>, Athletic Commission, rule relating to administrative rules of the West Virginia State Athletic Commission. (2nd reference to Judiciary)

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