Government, Latest News, WVPA Sharing

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 27

Watch WV Legislature Live each day at

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019
50th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:  Deaf Awareness Day, Upper House and Senate Rotundas.



Senate to convene at 11 a.m. 

On The Agenda



  • SR 62: Memorializing life of Honorable R. Michael Shaw, Sr., former member of WV Senate
  • SR 63: Recognizing Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council




  • SCR 45: US Army Corporal T-5 Albert John “Engine” Arco Memorial Bridge




  • Eng. 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)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 318: Transferring Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to Attorney General’s office (original similar to HB 2867)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 326: Reorganizing state agencies involved in emergency and disaster planning – (With right to amend) (original similar to HB 2482)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 348: Relating to tobacco usage restrictions
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 379: Permitting county board of education to include faith-based electives in drug prevention programs
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 396: Waiving occupational licensing fees for low-income individuals and military families
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 412: Establishing Katherine Johnson Fair Pay Act of 2019
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 414: Creating Protect Our Right to Unite Act
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 464: Modifying licensing requirements for telemedicine and surgery or podiatry (original similar to HB 3089)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 467: Clarifying PSC jurisdiction over water and sewer utilities (original similar to HB 2946)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 487: Relating to admissibility of health care staffing requirements in litigation
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 522: Creating Special Road Repair Fund
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 530: Relating to state employee merit system – (With right to amend)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 543: Relating generally to automobile warranties and inspections
  • Eng. SB 555: Relating to authority of Higher Education Policy Commission
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 564: Expanding comprehensive coverage for pregnant women through Medicaid
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 574: Permitting authorized physician order involuntary hospitalization of individual if physician believes addicted or mentally ill
  • Eng. SB 605: Permitting Secondary Schools Athletic Commission discipline schools for not following protocol for concussions and head injuries
  • Eng. SB 625: Clarifying and defining authority of State Athletic Commission (original similar to SB 644)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 632: Improving student safety
  • Eng. SB 633: Authorizing Board of Physical Therapy conduct criminal background checks on applicants for licenses
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 637: Relating to revocation, cancellation, or suspension of business registration certificates
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 657: Providing consumer protection regarding self-propelled farm equipment
  • Eng. SB 658: Relating to motor vehicle salesperson licenses
  • Eng. SB 671: Eliminating State Fire Marshal report on transfer of authority and responsibility of providing fire service to counties
  • Eng. SB 672: Authorizing School Building Authority to promulgate legislative rules – (With right to amend)
  • Eng. SB 673: Relating to public higher education accountability and planning
  • Eng. SB 674: Supplemental appropriation to Division of Human Services
  • Eng. SB 675: Requiring DEP create and implement Adopt-A-Stream Program – (With right to amend)
  • Eng. SB 676: Relating to off-road vehicle recreation
  • 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)




  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2690: Relating to guaranty associations (original similar to SB 506)
  • Eng. HB 2827: Removing the residency requirements for hiring deputy assessors (original similar to SB 565)



Daily Committee Schedule: 


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 2362: Ardala Miller Memorial Act
  • HB 3083: Adding temporary work during the legislative session as exclusion to the term employment for purposes of unemployment compensation
  • Originating Senate Concurrent Resolution 1: Requesting study of wages of person with disabilities (SB 659)


3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • HB 2311: Exempting short-term license holders to submit information to the State Tax Commission once the term of the permit has expired
  • Com. Sub. for HB 2405: Imposing a healthcare related provider tax on certain health care organizations
  • Com. Sub. for HB 2734: Relating to reduced rates for low-income residential customers of privately owned sewer and combined water and sewer utilities
  • HB 2828: Relating to Qualified Opportunity Zones
  • HB 3045: Exempting certain complimentary hotel rooms from hotel occupancy tax


(Additional afternoon committee meetings to be announced from the floor during the 11 a.m. Floor Session.)




House to convene at 11 a.m.


On the agenda:

Citation Presentations Scheduled in House Chamber:

  • 10 a.m. – Deaf Awareness Day Citation, Delegate Rowan
  • 10:15 a.m. – Logan Middle School, Delegate Tomblin
  • 11 a.m. – Performance by students from the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf & Blind


  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2079 – Removing certain limitations on medical cannabis grower, processor and dispensary licenses
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2397 – Requiring county school boards to provide adequate mental health and counseling services
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2519 – The Campus Self Defense Act [Amendments Pending]
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2595 – Establishing the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Police Officer Retirement System [Right to Amend]
  • H. B. 2729 – Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2843 – Creating an Office for Federal Surplus Property
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2882 – Creating a health professionals’ student loan programs
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2931 – Clarifying that the State Lottery Commission has no authority over nonlottery games
  • H. B. 2932 – Transferring regulation and licensing of charitable bingo, charitable raffles, and charitable raffle boards
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2941 – Reinstating the film investment tax credit
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2951 – Placing the regulation of non-medical professions and occupations in a new chapter of the code
  • 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
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 3105 – Permitting the Alcohol Beverage Control Administration to request the assistance of law enforcement
  • H. B. 3127 – Relating to the Secondary School Activities Commission and participation by home schooled students
  • H. B. 3136 – Relating to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • H. B. 3137 – Relating to the personal income tax fund
  • 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. 3146 – Relating to retail licensees
  • 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

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

  • 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

Comments are closed.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter