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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Wednesday, March 1

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017


The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.



  • SCR 24: US Army PFC Joe Messe, Sr., Memorial Bridge




  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 4: Allowing licensed professionals donate time to care of indigent and needy in clinical setting (original similar to HB 2692)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 5: Disqualifying CDL for DUI conviction in certain cases
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 9: Regulating unmanned aircraft systems (original similar to SB 218)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 180: Relating to PSC jurisdiction over certain telephone company and internet services
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 225: Allowing magistrates to conduct proceeding for temporary emergency protective order dealing with temporary custody by family court
  • Com. Sub. for SB 236: Relating to damages for medical monitoring (With right to amend) (original similar to HB 2580)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 261: Relating to increasing salary or wages of judgment debtor
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 337: Hiring correctional officers without regard to placement on correctional officer register
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 345: Allowing hunting and trapping on Sundays
  • Eng. SB 346: Relating generally to jurisdiction of PSC over motor carriers
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 347: Relating to modernization of Physician Assistant Practice Act (original similar to HB 2753)




  • Com. Sub. for SB 190: Eliminating preferences for vendors bidding on state contracts for commodities or printing
  • Com. Sub. for SB 410: Relating to marking traps with DNR identification tag
  • Com. Sub. for SB 439: Relating to venue for civil and criminal actions at Salem Correctional Center




Committee Schedule:

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

  • SB 61: Providing consumers sales and service tax and use tax exemption for certain services and tangible personal Property sold for repair, remodeling and maintenance of aircraft
  • SB 76: Creating WV Second Chance for Employment Act


2 p.m.: Agriculture (208W)

  • SB 27: Permitting sale of home-based, micro-processed foods at farmers markets
  • SB 283: Creating Food Production Act (discussion of bill only)


2 p.m.: Pensions (451M)

  • SB 392: Relating to Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System
  • SB 393: Relating to administration of municipal pensions


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • TBA


3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services
  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Veterans’ Assistance



Wednesday, March 1, 2017  


The House will convene at 11 a.m.


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2420<> – Providing that the State Board of Education may delegate its Medicaid provider status and subsequent reimbursement to regional educational service agencies or county boards

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2506<> – Relating to the permit limit calculations and allowing overlapping mixing zones for calculating permit limits for drinking water criteria

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         S. B. 231<> – Relating to State Board of Education and Medicaid-eligible children

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2329<> – Prohibiting the production, manufacture or possession of fentanyl

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2620<> – West Virginia Drug Overdose Monitoring Act

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2646<> – Terminating the Women’s Commission and discontinue its functions

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2648<> – Increasing penalties for manufacturing or transportation of a controlled substance in the presence of a minor


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2364<> – Prohibiting electioneering within or near early voting locations during early voting periods

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2502<> – Relating to reciprocity of occupational licenses with other states

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2619<> – Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act

*         H. B. 2630<> – Authorizing the West Virginia Board of Medicine and the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine to share staff

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2651<> – Relating generally to standardized testing requirements for nonpublic schools

*         H. B. 2684<> – Imposing penalties for repeat violations of the prohibition against driving under the influence on a suspended license



Committee Schedule:

Committee on Judiciary – 9 a.m. – Room 410M

*         HB 2678<> Changing the amounts of prejudgment and post-judgment interest to reflect today’s economic conditions

*         HB 2674<> Relating to access to and receipt of certain information regarding a protected person

*         SB 151<> Authorizing Department of Administration promulgate legislative rules

*         SB 127<> Authorizing Department of Revenue to promulgate legislative rules

*         SB 237<> Repealing obsolete rules of Department of Revenue

*         SB 134<> Authorizing Bureau of Commerce to promulgate legislative rules

*         SB 113<> Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rules

**Break for 11:00 am Floor Session**

2 p.m. – Room 410M

*         Committee will continue with bills from morning session

Committee on Finance – 9 a.m. – Room 464M

*         H. B. 2590<>, Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act.

*         H. B. 2594<>, Updating the meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act.

9:30 a.m. – Room 464M

*         Budget hearing for the Bureau of Senior Services

2:00 p.m. – Room 464M

*         Budget hearing for the State Auditor’s Office

3:00 p.m. – Room 464M

*         Budget hearing for the Department of Agriculture

Immediately following the 3:00 p.m. budget hearing:

*         H. B. 2740<>, Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Administration.
Committee on Education
2:30 p.m. – Room 434M

*         H. B. 2637<>, Relating to employment of retired teachers and prospective employable professional personnel in areas of critical need and shortage

*         H. B. 2561<>, Relating to public school support

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

Committee work groups to convene at 9 a.m. to discuss results of various legislative audits. Meetings to take place in the following rooms  –  (**Work group assignments posted outside the House Clerk’s Office**):

*         Work group A, in the committee room 215E

*         Work group B, in room 228E

*         Work group C, in room 213E

*         Work group D, in the committee room 215E

*         Work group E, in room 206E

*         HB 2554<>, West Virginia Contractor Licensing Act.

*         HB 2691<>, Allowing a person who is qualified by training to be a barber and a cosmetologist to elect to practice solely as a barber.

*         HB 2725<>, Restricting the authority of the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists to regulate the use of commonly available, retail beauty products.

*         Com. Sub. for SB 116<>, Governor’s Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction rule relating to law-enforcement training and certification standards. (2nd reference to Judiciary)

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