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Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019
49th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:  





From the Activity Calendar: Undergraduate Research Day, Upper House and Upper Senate Rotunda.




Senate to convene at 11 a.m. 

On The Agenda



  • SCR 45: US Army Corporal T-5 Albert John “Engine” Arco Memorial Bridge
  • SR 61: Amending Senate Rule 15 relating to bill and resolution introduction




  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 248: Creating Prosecuting Attorney’s Detectives Act (original similar to HB 2444)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 249: Relating to administration of estates and trusts
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 329: Relating to agricultural education in high schools
  • Eng. SB 472: Exempting retirement income of certain uniformed services members from state income tax
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 520: Requiring entities report drug overdoses
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 522: Creating Special Road Repair Fund
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 537: Creating workgroup to review hospice need standards
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 561: Permitting Alcohol Beverage Control Administration request assistance of local law enforcement (original similar to HB 3031)
  • Eng. SB 566: Relating to compensation for State Athletic Commission members
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 600: Relating to preservation of biological evidence obtained through criminal investigations and trials
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 615: Providing ongoing mechanism for county commissioners to allow compensation increases for elected officials every two years
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 622: Relating generally to regulation and control of financing elections
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 640: Regulating sudden cardiac arrest prevention
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 642: Providing options in living wills and combined medical powers of attorney and living wills
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 651: Relating to DNR ability to enter into certain contracts
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 653: Relating generally to practice of medical corporations
  • Eng. SB 655: Relating to conservation districts generally
  • Eng. SB 668: Relating to physician assistants collaborating with physicians in hospitals
  • Eng. SB 669: Allowing appointment of commissioners to acknowledge signatures
  • Eng. SB 670: Relating to WV College Prepaid Tuition and Savings Program
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2740: Barring a parent from inheriting from a child in certain instances (original similar to SB 482)
  • Eng. HB 2746: Relating to administration of estates (original similar to SB 480)




  • Com. Sub. for SB 105: Creating offense of impaired operation of motor vehicle placing nonpassengers at risk of physical injury (original similar to HB 2822)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 273: Relating to Commission on Special Investigations and State Auditor duties
  • Com. Sub. for SB 318: Transferring Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to Attorney General’s office (original similar to HB 2867)
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 348: Relating to tobacco usage restrictions
  • Com. Sub. for SB 379: Permitting county board of education to include faith-based electives in drug prevention programs
  • Com. Sub. for SB 396: Waiving occupational licensing fees for low-income individuals and military families
  • Com. Sub. for SB 412: Establishing Katherine Johnson Fair Pay Act of 2019
  • Com. Sub. for SB 414: Creating Protect Our Right to Unite Act
  • Com. Sub. for SB 464: Modifying licensing requirements for telemedicine and surgery or podiatry (original similar to HB 3089)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 467: Clarifying PSC jurisdiction over water and sewer utilities (original similar to HB 2946)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 487: Relating to admissibility of health care staffing requirements in litigation
  • Com. Sub. for SB 530: Relating to state employee merit system
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 543: Relating generally to automobile warranties and inspections
  • SB 555: Relating to authority of Higher Education Policy Commission
  • Com. Sub. for SB 564: Expanding comprehensive coverage for pregnant women through Medicaid
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 574: Permitting authorized physician order involuntary hospitalization of individual if physician believes addicted or mentally ill
  • SB 605: Permitting Secondary Schools Athletic Commission discipline schools for not following protocol for concussions and head injuries
  • SB 625: Clarifying and defining authority of State Athletic Commission (original similar to SB 644)
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 632: Improving student safety
  • SB 633: Authorizing Board of Physical Therapy conduct criminal background checks on applicants for licenses
  • Com. Sub. for SB 637: Relating to revocation, cancellation, or suspension of business registration certificates
  • Com. Sub. for SB 650: Protecting consumers from price gouging after state of emergency
  • Com. Sub. for SB 657: Providing consumer protection regarding self-propelled farm equipment
  • SB 658: Relating to motor vehicle salesperson licenses
  • SB 671: Eliminating State Fire Marshal report on transfer of authority and responsibility of providing fire service to counties
  • SB 672: Authorizing School Building Authority to promulgate legislative rules
  • SB 673: Relating to public higher education accountability and planning
  • SB 674: Supplemental appropriation to Division of Human Services
  • SB 675: Requiring DEP create and implement Adopt-A-Stream Program
  • SB 676: Relating to off-road vehicle recreation



Daily Committee Schedule: 


10 a.m.: Transportation and Infrastructure (451M)

  • HB 2359: Relating to exemptions to the commercial driver’s license requirements
  • SCR 27: Requesting study determining shortage of drivers with CDLs
  • HCR 19: U. S. Marine Sgt. Stephen E. Drummond Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 17: Sardis District Veterans Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 24: Hazel Dickens Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 28: James Henry Caruthers Memorial Road
  • SCR 34: US Army SPC Julian Lee Berisford Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 36: US Army CPL Cory M. Hewitt Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 40: US Army CPL Roy E. Clark Memorial Bridge


1 p.m.: Health and Human Resources (451M)

  • HB 2530: Creating a voluntary certification for recovery residence
  • HB 2531: Permitting trained nursed to provide mental health services in a medication-assisted treatment program
  • HB 2405: Imposing a healthcare related provider tax on certain health care organizations
  • HB 2525: Tobacco Cessation Therapy Access Act
  • HB 2583: Family Planning Access Act
  • HB 2878: Relating to updating the controlled substances listed on schedule one


2 p.m.: Government Organization (208W)

  • HB 2204: Prohibiting state licensing boards from hiring lobbyists
  • HB 2734: Relating to reduced rates for low-income residential customers of privately owned sewer and combined water and sewer utilities
  • HB 2311: Exempting short-term license holders to submit information to the State Tax Commission once the term of the permit has expired
  • HB 2510:  Relating to special funds of boards of examination or registration
  • HB 3007: Authorizing the Commissioner of Agriculture to require background checks
  • HB 3093: Relating to standards for factory-built homes


2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • HB 2009: Creating a new category of Innovation in Education grant program


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 2183: Clarifying where a charge of DUI may be brought against an individual
  • HB 2193: Providing a specific escheat of US savings bonds
  • HB 2691: Providing that a license to carry a concealed deadly weapon expires on the holder’s birthday




House to convene at 9 a.m.


On the agenda:

Citation Presentation Scheduled (Location TBD):

  • George Washington High Soccer, Delegate Nelson



  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2011 – Road Maintenance Program
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2014 – West Virginia Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets Act
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2049 – Relating to a prime contractor’s responsibility for wages and benefits
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2378 – Relating generally to grounds for revocation of a teaching certificate
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2396 – West Virginia Fresh Food Act
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2397 – Requiring county school boards to provide adequate mental health and counseling services
  • H. B. 2497 – Relating to the whistle-blower law
  • H. B. 2535 – Relating to purchasing exemptions and procedures
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2617 – Relating to the form for making offer of optional uninsured and underinsured coverage by insurers
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2662 – Relating to certificates or employment of school personnel
  • H. B. 2665 – Supplemental appropriation for PEIA Rainy Day Fee
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2670 – Relating to damages for medical monitoring
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2703 – Relating to refunds of excise taxes collected from dealers of petroleum products
  • H. B. 2760 – Relating to performance reviews of state agencies and regulatory boards
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2802 – Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (Shott) (Regular)
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2831 – Finding and declaring certain claims against the state and its agencies to be moral obligations of the state
  • H. B. 2850 – Relating to qualifications for commercial driver’s license
  • H. B. 2853 – Establishing the West Virginia Program for Open Education Resources
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2866 – Relating to the termination, expiration, or cancellation of oil or natural gas leases
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2895 – Allowing victims of certain crimes to get a restraining order
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2931 – Clarifying that the State Lottery Commission has no authority over nonlottery games
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2943 – Relating to deliveries by wine specialty shop
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2945 – Relating to vendors paying a single annual fee for a permit issued by a local health department
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2974 – Exempting businesses relating to transporting certain used tires to storage, disposal, or recycling locations from provisions of chapter
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2991 – Relating to the Ryan Brown Addiction Prevention and Recovery Fund
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 3016 – Relating to the State Aeronautics Commission
  • H. B. 3020 – Relating to sole source contracts for goods and services with nonprofit corporations affiliated with the respective education institutions
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 3021 – Relating to the disposition of permit fees, registration fees and civil penalties imposed against thoroughbred horse racing licensees
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 3024 – West Virginia Business Ready Sites Program
  • H. B. 3044 – Requiring the Commissioner of Highways to develop a formula for allocating road funds
  • H. B. 3054 – Relating to the state agency for surplus property
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 3057 – Relating to the Adult Drug Court Participation Fund
  • H. B. 3095 – Establishing a minimum monthly retirement annuity for certain retirants
  • H. B. 3102 – Creating alternating wine proprietorships for wineries and farm wineries
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 3105 – Permitting the Alcohol Beverage Control Administration to request the assistance of law enforcement
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 3131 – Relating to providing salary adjustments to employees of the Department of Health and Human Resources
  • H. B. 3136 – Relating to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • H. B. 3137 – Relating to the personal income tax fund
  • H. B. 3139 – Relating to funding of the Public Employees Health Insurance Program
  • H. B. 3140 – Relating to the Division of Natural Resources Infrastructure
  • H. B. 3141 – Requiring capitol building commission authorization for certain renovations
  • H. B. 3143 – Relating to requirements for consumer loans in West Virginia
  • H. B. 3145 – Relating to student financial aid resources
  • H. B. 3146 – Relating to retail licensees

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

  • Com. Sub. for S. B. 529 – Clarifying provisions of Nonintoxicating Beer Act
  • S. B. 593 – Permitting critical access hospital become community outpatient medical center
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2519 – The Campus Self Defense Act
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2597 – Creating a hunting permit to safely accommodate visually impaired hunters
  • H. B. 2732 – Defend the Guard Act
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2882 – Creating a health professionals’ student loan programs
  • H. B. 2966 – County Budget Flexibility Act
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2967 – Permitting a county to retain the excise taxes for the privilege of transferring title of real estate
  • H. B. 3127 – Relating to the Secondary School Activities Commission and participation by home schooled students
  • H. B. 3142 – Relating to reducing the severance tax on thermal or steam coal
  • H. B. 3144 – North Central Appalachian Coal Severance Tax Rebate Act
  • H. B. 3148 – Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Human Services
  • H. B. 3149 – Relating to manufacturing and producing hard cider in West Virginia


  • Com. Sub. for S. B. 157 – Authorizing Department of Administration promulgate legislative rules
  • Com. Sub. for S. B. 295 – Relating to crimes against public justice
  • S. B. 440 – Relating to Antihazing Law
  • S. B. 453 – Relating to background checks of certain financial institutions (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)
  • Com. Sub. for S. B. 510 – Relating to medical professional liability



Daily Committee Schedule

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