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Wednesday, March 15, 2017


The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


  • Eng. SB 28: Creating new system for certain contiguous counties to establish regional recreation authorities – (Com. title amend. pending) (original similar to HB 2697)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 187: Providing for confidentiality of patients’ medical records
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 302: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to Division of Human Services (original similar to HB 2500)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 303: Supplemental appropriation of public moneys from Treasury to DHHR (original similar to HB 2640)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 306: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to Workforce West Virginia (original similar to HB 2499)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 454: Providing more efficient collection and submission of state moneys received from court transactions or court services (original similar to HB 2731, HB 2737)
  • Eng. SB 466: Calculating state share of gross profits from limited video lottery revenues at 50 percent
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 497: Relating to liability for health care providers who provide services at school athletic events


  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 186: Adjusting date when children become eligible for certain school programs and school attendance requirements (original similar to HB 2478)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 192: Relating generally to licensed surveyors
  • Com. Sub. for SB 255: Relating to filling vacancies on county commissions and other county offices
  • Com. Sub. for SB 413: Relating to bids on government construction contracts
  • Com. Sub. for SB 471: Relating to state ownership of wildlife
  • Com. Sub. for SB 474: Exempting names of licensed hunters from public disclosure
  • SB 495: Relating to regulation of events by State Athletic Commission
  • SB 524: Relating to WV academic standards
  • Com. Sub. for SB 531: Relating to renewal date for apiary certificates of registration
  • SB 536: Authorizing tracking of wounded or injured bear or deer
  • Com. Sub. for SB 575: Limiting nuisance actions against shooting ranges for noise


  • SB 443: Establishing Adult Drug Court Participation Fund (original similar to HB 2766)
  • SB 444: Establishing Court Advanced Technology Subscription Fund (original similar to HB 2765)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 522: Relating to pharmacy audits
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2678: Changing the amounts of prejudgment and post-judgment interest to reflect today’s economic conditions


Committee Schedule:

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

  • SB 38: Creating 5-year tax credit for new businesses locating on post-mine sites
  • SB 76: Creating WV Second Chance for Employment Act
  • SB 501: Relating to WV Economic Development Authority


2 p.m.: Agriculture and Rural Development (208W)

  • Com. Sub. for SB 183: Transferring Division of Forestry from Department of Commerce to Department of Agriculture.
  • SB 579: Exempting farm winery from certain taxes
  • SB 586: Changing fees for custom slaughters from annual to triennial

2 p.m.: Pensions (451M)

  • SB 374: Relating to computing retirement benefits for certain members of Legislature

3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 2447: Renaming the Court of Claims the state Claims Commission
  • SB 608: Clarifying lawful business structures are unaffected by enactment of prohibitory legislation
  • SB 290: Authorizing operators of distillery or mini-distillery offer for purchase and consumption of liquor on Sundays
  • SB 216: Prohibiting exclusion, modifications or limitation of warranty or remedy in sale of used motor vehicles.
  • HB 2001: Relating to ethics and transparency in government

3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • SB 437: Discontinuing WV Greyhound Breeding Development Fund





Wednesday, March 15, 2017  


The House will convene at 11 a.m.


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2618<> – Relating to body mass index

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 301<> – Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to State Board of Education, School Lunch Program

*         S. B. 330<> – Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2373<> – Authorizing school bus drivers trained in administration of epinephrine auto-injectors to administer auto-injectors

*         H. B. 2427<> – Requiring agencies listed in the online state phone directory to update certain employee information

*         H. B. 2446<> – Relating to the requirement that all executive branch agencies maintain a website that contains specific information

*         H. B. 2522<> – Nurse licensure compact

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2601<> – Relating to municipal policemen’s or municipal firemen’s pension and relief funds

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2603<> – Relating to municipal policemen’s or firemen’s pension and relief funds that are funded at one hundred and twenty-five percent or more

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2631<> – Relating to time standards for disposition of complaint proceedings

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2649<> – Adding violations of law upon which a public servant’s retirement plan may be forfeited

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2683<> – Relating to West Virginia Insurance Guaranty Association Act

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2792<> – Requiring the Library Commission to survey the libraries of the state

*         H. B. 2796<> – Relating to the West Virginia National Guard entering into contracts and subcontracts for specialized technical services



*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2546<> – Allowing replacement costs of employer provided property to be deducted from an employee’s final paycheck if the property is not returned

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2555<> – Relating to tax credits for apprenticeship training in construction trades

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2586<> – Relating to required minimum distribution of retirement benefits of plans administered by the Consolidated Public Retirement Board

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2676<> – Transferring the Security office under the Division of Culture and History to the Division of Protective Services

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2694<> – Relating to the development and implementation of a program to facilitate commercial sponsorship of rest areas

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2739<> – Relating to supplemental Medicaid provider reimbursement

*         H. B. 2766<> – Establishing a new special revenue fund, designated the Adult Drug Court Participation Fund

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2811<> – Relating to the definition of above ground storage tanks

*         H. B. 2833<> – Specifying the contents and categories of information for inclusion in annual reports

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2839<> – Updating the procedures for legislative review of departments and licensing boards

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2852<> – Relating to the preparation of a comprehensive annual financial report

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2868<> – Relating generally to Uniform Unclaimed Property Act


Committee Schedule:


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

*         HB 2797<> – Codifying statutory immunity for government agencies and officials from actions of third-parties using documents or records

*         HB 2798<> – Clarifying provisions relating to candidates unaffiliated with a political party

*         HB 2767<> – Authorizing the Secretary of State to transmit electronic versions of undeliverable mail to the circuit clerks

*         HB 2961<> – Relating generally to charitable bingo games and charitable raffles

*         HB 2828<> – Changing the number of strikes in jury selection in felony cases

*         HB 2980<> – Relating to civil lawsuit filing fees for multiple defendant civil action

*         HB 2941<> – Requiring the Commissioner of the Division of Highways to utilize the Attorney General for all legal assistance and services

*         HB 3030<> – Relating to appeals as a matter of right in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals

** Break for 11 a.m. Floor Session ***

Following Floor Session – Room 410M

*         Continuation of bills from morning session.

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

*         H. B. 2702<>, Relating to excused absences for personal illness from school

*         H. B. 2569<>, Relating to employment, promotion and transfer of professional personnel by county boards of education

*         H. B. 2738<>, Providing flexibility in the transfer process of school personnel


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

*         HB 2819<>, Terminating the State Agency for Surplus Property. (2nd reference to Finance)

*         HB 2698<>, Providing certain notice to civil service exempt employees dismissed from employment due to change in administration. (JUD)

*         HB 2812<>, Office of Rural Health Policy. (FIN)

*         HB 2936<>, Requiring competitive bidding for all state purchases of commodities, printing and services. (FIN)

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

*         H. B. 2402<>, Relating to abandoned antique vehicles.

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

*         H. B. 2471<>, Relating to insurance coverage for breast cancer screening.

2:00 p.m. – Room 460M

*         H. B. 2856<>, Declaring public policy and legislative intent for improving the marketing, quality and frequency of passenger rail service of the Cardinal Passenger Train.

*         H. B. 2734<>, Authorizing a method for the collection and remittance of property taxes related to dealers’ heavy equipment inventory.

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

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

*         House Bill 2788<>, Allowing military veterans with certain military ratings to qualify for examinations required of a probationary firefighter

*         House Bill 2838<>, Allowing military veterans who meet certain qualifications to qualify for examination for license as an emergency medical technician

*         House Bill 2804<>, Removing chiropractors from the list of medical professions required to obtain continuing education on mental health conditions common to veterans and family members

*         House Bill 3034<>, Exempting military retirement income from personal income tax after specified date

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