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Wednesday, March 8, 2017


The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.




  • Eng. SB 198: Expanding Health Sciences Program to allow certain medical practitioners in underserved areas
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 280: Moving administration of Civil Air Patrol to Adjutant General
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 338: Relating to medical professional liability (original similar to HB 2682, HB 2757)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 358: Relating generally to trustee sale of timeshare estates (original similar to HB 2782)


  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 173: Relating to autocycles (original similar to HB 2530, HB 2576)
  • SB 185: Allowing spending units designate fund into which proceeds from sale of surplus property must be deposited
  • Com. Sub. for SB 206: Expanding definition of “kidnapping” to include taking or gaining custody of, confining or concealing person by force
  • Com. Sub. for SB 220: Relating to offenses and penalties under Uniform Controlled Substances Act (original similar to HB 2003, HB 2643, HB 2645)
  • SB 365: Maintaining solvency of Unemployment Compensation Fund (original similar to HB 2784)


  • SB 235: Relating to motorcycle registration renewal
  • Com. Sub. for SB 259: Requiring administrators of intestate estates to give bond and take oath
  • Com. Sub. for SB 473: Permitting collection and sale of naturally shed deer antlers 



Committee Schedule:


10 a.m.: Workforce (208W)

  • SB 399: Prohibiting political subdivisions from enacting local ordinances regulating benefits employers provide to employees


10 a.m.: Interstate Cooperation (451M)

  • Organizational Meeting: Welcome and introduction of Committee Staff


Immediately Following Floor Session: Confirmations (208W)

  • Consideration of Senate Executive Message No. 3-T Nominations


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

  • SB 283: Creating Food Production Act. (To be referred to sub-committee)
  • SB 531: Relating to renewal date for apiary certificates of registration
  • SB 183: Transferring Division of Forestry from Department of Commerce to Department of Agriculture


2 p.m.: Pensions (451M)

  • SB 393: Relating to administration of municipal pensions


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • TBA


3 p.m. Finance (451M)

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Consumer Advocate Division
  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Public Service Commission
  • SB 299: Supplementing, amending, decreasing and increasing items of appropriations from State Road Fund to DOH
  • SB 300: Supplemental appropriation from unappropriated balance in Treasury to Division of Personnel
  • SB 301: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to State Board of Education, School Lunch Program
  • SB 302: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to Division of Human Services
  • SB 303: Supplemental appropriation of public moneys from Treasury to DHHR
  • SB 305: Supplemental appropriation of public moneys from Treasury to Fire Commission
  • SB 306: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to Workforce West Virginia




Bill to be introduced: 

  • SB 538: Requiring parolees engage in alcohol or drug therapy as condition of parole (Trump; Judiciary)
  • SB 539: Making significant revisions to law regulating election financing (Ferns, Rucker; Judiciary)
  • SB 540: Requiring school counselors inform graduating students of student aid availability (Maynard; Education)
  • SB 541: Permitting county boards of education post professional personnel job vacancies (FN) (Maynard; Education)
  • SB 542: Providing special obligation notes to finance construction to complete Interstates 73 and 74 (Maynard, Cline, Mullins, Plymale, Swope, Takubo; Transportation & Infrastructure then Finance)
  • SB 543: Allowing maximum number of pupils exceed up to 5 in certain instances (Mullins; Education then Finance)
  • SB 544: Relating to use of aftermarket automobile crash parts (Maynard, Stollings, Smith, Cline, Prezioso, Facemire, Boso, Palumbo; Judiciary)
  • SB 545: Increasing penalties for malicious assault, unlawful assault and assault on law-enforcement officer (Cline; Judiciary)
  • SB 546: Creating emergency text number systems for children (Cline; Gov Org)
  • SB: 547: Modifying fees paid to Secretary of State (FN) (Blair; Finance)
  • SB 548: Providing for specific escheat of US savings bonds (Hall; Judiciary)
  • SB 549: Allowing individuals at least 21 or older operate or ride motorcycle without helmet (Maynard; Transportation & Infrastructure then Judiciary
  • SB 550: Relating to disposition of vacated school buildings or other state-owned buildings (Maynard; Gov Org)
  • SB 551: Limiting School Building Authority’s discretion to disburse funds (Maynard; Education then Finance)
  • SB 552: Authorizing WV Disaster Recovery Board intervene to restore access to private property (Maynard; Gov Org)
  • SB 553: Providing teachers with 3 percent pay raise (FN) (Maynard; Education then Finance)
  • SB 554: Relating to false swearing in legislative proceeding (Weld; Judiciary)
  • SB 555: Dissolving PEIA (FN) (Ferns; Banking & Insurance then Finance)
  • SB 556: Relating to Consumer Credit and Protection Act (Trump; Judiciary)
  • SB 557: [By Request of the Executive] Dissolving Information Services and Communications Division (FN) (Gov Org then Finance)
  • SB 558: Requiring state-owned or -leased vehicles be registered (Beach, Facemire, Miller, Ojeda, Romano, Woelfel; Gov Org)
  • SB 559: Relating to limited video lottery (Ferns; Judiciary)
  • SB 560: Creating medical malpractice peer review panel by Board of Medicine (FN) (Takubo, Maynard, Stollings, Swope; Judiciary then Finance)
  • SB 561: Allowing economically depressed county to retain 50 percent of coal severance tax collected in county (FN) (Stollings, Ojeda; Energy, Industry & Mining then Finance)
  • SB 562: Relating to civil actions for damages brought against county commissions and municipalities (Blair; Judiciary)
  • SB 563: Relating to Consumer Credit and Protection Act (Trump; Judiciary)
  • SJR 7: Senators and Delegates Service Limit Amendment (Maynard; Judiciary)
  • SCR 28: US Army SPC4 Randall W. Arbogast Memorial Road (Boso, Karnes)
  • SR 33: Designating March 8, 2017, as Disability Advocacy Day (Gaunch)





Wednesday, March 8, 2017  


The House will convene at 11 a.m.


*         S. B. 176<> – Repealing article concerning detection of tuberculosis, high blood pressure and diabetes

*         S. B. 188<> – Correcting definition of “telehealth” in medication-assisted treatment programs


SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2503<> – Relating to the rulemaking authority for Board of Osteopathic Medicine

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2526<> – Classifying additional drugs to Schedules I, II, IV and V of controlled substances

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2540<> – Permitting a person to practice certain professions for limited time for a charitable function

*         H. B. 2628<> – Relating generally to the powers and duties of the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine



*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2554<> – West Virginia Contractor Licensing Act

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2571<> – Developing a resource for use by parents to monitor and track deaf and hard-of-hearing children’s expressive and receptive language acquisition

*         H. B. 2675<> – Relating to primary elections and nominating procedures

*         H. B. 2706<> – Authorizing legislative rules regarding higher education

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2726<> – Authorizing home incarceration officers to arrest participants for violating the terms and conditions of his or her supervision with or without a court order

*         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2731<> – Clarifying civil actions heard in circuit court

Committee Schedule:

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

*         HB 2704<> – Prohibiting persons convicted of sexual offenses against children with whom they hold positions of trust from holding certification or license valid in public schools

*         HB 2781<> – Requiring a person desiring to vote to present documentation identifying the voter to one of the poll clerks

*         SB 330<> – Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act

*** Break for 11 a.m. floor session ***

Resume at 2 p.m.  – Room 410M

*         Continuation of bills from morning session.

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

*         H. B. 2574<>, Middle School Technical Education Program Act

*         H. B. 2618<>, Relating to body mass index

*         H. B. 2720<>, Allowing the School Building Authority to transfer funds allocated into the School Construction Fund

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

*         H. B. 2500<>, Supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Human Services.

*         H. B. 2501<>, Supplementary appropriation to the Department of Education, State Board of Education – School Lunch Program.

*         Budget hearing for the School Building Authority – 10 a.m.- Room 460M

*         Budget hearing for the Department of Education and the Arts – 2 p.m. – Room 460M

*         Budget hearing for the Secretary of State

Following the Secretary of State’s budget hearing:

*         H. B. 2007<>, Eliminating courtesy patrol programs.

*         H. B. 2119<>, Repealing West Virginia Health Benefit Exchange Act.

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

*         Work Group requested presentations – 3 p.m. – Room 215E

*         HB 2749<>, Exempting vehicles engaged in nonemergency transportation of Medicaid members from permit requirements.

*         HB 2773<>, Relating to purchase of inmate-made goods by state agencies. (FIN)

*         HB 2518<>, Creating a legislative rule to permit a pharmacist or pharmacy intern to administer certain immunizations.

*         HB 2538<>, Relating to the licensure of physician assistants.

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

*         HB 2771<>, Relating to teaching certificates for teachers whose spouses are married to a member of the Armed Forces

Bills to be introduced: 

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