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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Wednesday, March 29

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Wednesday, March 29, is the 50th Day of the Legislative Session. Also known as “crossover day,” this is the last day for a bill to be passed out of the house of the Legislature in which it was introduced. (This rule does not apply to the budget or supplemental appropriations bills).


Wednesday, March 29, 2017


The Senate will convene at 9 a.m.




  • SCR 49: Home of Ralph Maddox 1980 NHPA Hall of Fame road
  • SR 59: Designating March 29, 2017, as Tucker County Day
  • SR 60: Recognizing Cabell Midland High School band for exceptional accomplishments
  • SR 61: Declaring WV Marching Band Invitational to be state’s official marching band championship event



  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 38: Creating 5-year tax credit for new businesses locating on post-mine sites
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 40: Requiring inclusion of protocols for response to after-school emergencies in school crisis response plans
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 57: Continuing personal income tax adjustment for certain retirees
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 238: Increasing tax credits allowed for rehabilitation of certified historic structures (original similar to HB2416, SB323)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 281: Increasing number of limited video lottery machines allowed at retail location
  • Eng. SB 282: Directing Office of Administrative Hearings to amend current legislative rule relating to appeal procedures
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 286: Relating to grandparents’ visitation rights (original similar to HB 2547)
  • Eng. SB 293: Providing increase in annual salary of employees in Division of Corrections
  • Eng. SB 294: Relating to Community Sustainability Investment Pilot Program
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 333: Requiring all DHHR-licensed facilities access WV Controlled Substances Monitoring Program Database
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 343: Relating to transportation network companies
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 369: Permitting surface owners purchase mineral interests when interest becomes tax lien (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 375: Relating to rate and measure of severance taxes on certain natural resources
  • Com. Sub. for SB 386: Creating WV Medical Cannabis Act (Com. amend. and title amend. pending) (With right to amend) (original similar to HCR 79)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 399: Prohibiting political subdivisions from enacting local ordinances regulating benefits employers provide to employees
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 402: Relating to covenants not to compete between physicians and hospitals
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 406: Relating to generic drug products
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 409: Relating generally to 2017 Tax Reform Act
  • Eng. SB 416: Relating to Public-Private Transportation Facilities Act (original similar to HB 2721)
  • Eng. SB 417: Removing financial limitations on number of design-build projects undertaken by DOH (original similar to HB 2722)
  • Eng. SB 421: Increasing amount of authorized federal Grant Anticipation Notes for which DOH may apply (original similar to HB 2878)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 446: Authorizing Governor issue executive orders to furlough state employees (original similar to HB 2879)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 465: Relating to medical professional liability
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 469: Prohibiting waste of game animals, birds or fish
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 482: Relating generally to WV Parkways Authority (original similar to HB 2803)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 484: Relating generally to taxation (original similar to HB 2816)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 501: Relating to WV Economic Development Authority (original similar to HB 3086)
  • Eng. SB 504: Defining “special aircraft property”
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 507: Allowing pharmacists inform customers about lower cost alternatives to prescribed drugs
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 515: Relating to parole requirements for hearings and release
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 521: Relating generally to Public Defender Services
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 526: Requiring mandatory insurance coverage for inherited enzymatic disorders
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 534: Relating to incentives for consolidating local governments
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 549: Allowing individuals at least 21 or older operate or ride motorcycle without helmet (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 562: Relating to civil actions for damages brought against county commissions and municipalities (Com. amend. and title amend. pending) (With right to amend)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 563: Relating to Consumer Credit and Protection Act
  • Com. Sub. for SB 576: Providing exception to waste for certain oil and gas development (With right to amend) (original similar to HB3094)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 588: Relating to reproduction, distribution and sale of tax maps
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 606: Relating to minimum wage and maximum hours for employees
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 609: Creating additional flexibility for school systems in use of school aid funds (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. SB 613: Relating to composition of State Fire Commission
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 636: Authorizing State Fire Commission establish program to address problems facing VFDs
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 637: Relating to private club operations requirements
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 656: Relating to Student Data Accessibility, Transparency and Accountability Act
  • Eng. SB 664: Removing limitation on amount counties collect on hotel occupancy tax
  • Eng. SB 667: Limiting authority of Attorney General to disclose certain information provided by Tax Commissioner
  • Eng. SB 687: Relating generally to coal mining, safety and environmental protection (original similar to HB 2506, HB 3029, SB 246, SB 582)
  • Eng. SB 688: Correcting technical error within Solid Waste Management Act
  • Eng. SB 689: Relating to payment of small claims by DOH (original similar to HB 2608, HB 2977)
  • Eng. SB 690: Authorizing WV State Police impose and collect fees for agencies and entities using their facilities (original similar to HB 2149, HB 2316, HB 2507)
  • Eng. SB 691: All relating to off-road vehicles
  • Eng. SB 693: Creating WV Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
  • SJR 4: County Economic Development Amendment (With right to amend)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SJR 6: Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017 (original similar to HJR 22)



  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2459: Relating to regulation of health care and the certificate of need process (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2679: Relating to the possession of firearms in parks and park facilities (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2721: Removing the cost limitation on projects completed by the Division of Highways
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2722: Eliminating the financial limitations on utilizing the design-build program for highway construction
  • Eng. HB 3106: Relating to increasing the number of limited video lottery terminals



Committee Schedule:


8:30 a.m.: Transportation & Infrastructure (451M)

  • Senate Concurrent Resolutions


    • SCR 13: US Army CPL James Russell Carter Memorial Road
    • SCR 24: US Army PFC Joe Messe, Sr., Memorial Bridge
    • SCR 31: US Navy BT2 Mark Edward Hutchison Memorial Bridge
    • SCR 32: US Army SGT Denver E. Short Memorial Road
    • SCR 39: US Army PFC Kelva H. Justice Memorial Road
    • SCR 41: US Army PV2 Mandvial S. “Bunker” Bias Memorial Bridge
    • SCR 43: Eugene Lee “Gene” Burner Memorial Bridge
    • SCR 44: Tug Valley Students Memorial Bridge
    • SCR 45: Home of Anna Lindquist, 1996 NHSPA Hall of Fame Inductee highway sign
    • HCR 83: U.S. Army SPC John R. Tennant Memorial Bridge
    • SCR 23: Johnny O’Dell Linville Memorial Bridge
    • SCR 26: US Marine Corps SSG Beecher J. Rhoades Memorial Bridge
    • SCR 46: Requesting study on consumer complaints regarding safety of aftermarket crash parts
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2180: Authorizing the issuance of special “In God We Trust” motor vehicle registration plates.




Wednesday, March 29, 2017  


House to convene at 9 a.m.


*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2129<> – Relating to the powers and authority of state and local law enforcement to enforce underage drinking laws at private clubs

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2195<> – Relating to requiring comprehensive drug awareness and prevention program in all public schools

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2363<> – Requiring that a state employee with a commercial driver’s license have a current medical evaluation certification

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2428<> – Establishing additional substance abuse treatment facilities

*         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. 2708<> – Relating to a lawful method for a developmentally disabled person to purchase a base hunting license

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2759<> – Creating Statewide Interoperable Radio Network

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2776<> – Creating of special revenue funding sources for the Division of Labor

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2851<> – Updating fee structure provisions for broker-dealers

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2933<> – Relating to the consumers sales and service taxes and use taxes [Amendments Pending] [Right to Amend by Delegates Nelson and Boggs]

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3062<> – The state Settlement and Recovered Funds Accountability Act

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3080<> – Requiring instruction in the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution (Espinosa) (Regular)

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3102<> – Relating to selling Hopemont Hospital

*         H. B. 3108<> – Relating to authorizing redirection of certain amounts to the General Revenue Fund
SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 437<> – Discontinuing WV Greyhound Breeding Development Fund

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 36<> – Permitting school nurses to possess and administer opioid antagonists (Health and Human Resources Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 41<> – Extending time person may be subject to probation

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 338<> – Relating to medical professional liability

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 442<> – Relating generally to crimes against persons

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 455<> – Relating generally to commitment of persons to custody of Commissioner of Corrections (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 473<> – Permitting collection and sale of naturally shed deer antlers

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 497<> – Relating to liability for health care providers who provide services at school athletic events (Shott) (Regular)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 531<> – Relating to renewal date for apiary certificates of registration

*         S. B. 684<> – Relating generally to WV State Police


Committee Schedule:

Committee on the Judiciary – 8:45 a.m. – Room 410M
(Meeting will break for 9 a.m. floor session and resume after. Agenda to be posted following Tuesday evening’s meeting.)

Committee on Rules – 8:45 a.m. – Behind Chamber

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