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Around the Rotunda: W.Va. Legislative, committee schedule for Friday, Feb. 14

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Friday, Feb. 14, 2020
38th Day of the Legislative Session

From the social and activities calendar: West Virginia Rural Health Day, Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


  • SCR 30: Stanley W. and Evelyn C. See Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 31: US Marine Corps PFC Manuel P. Markos Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 32: US Marine Corps PFC James R. “Johnny” Corder Memorial Bridge
  • SR 40: Recognizing WV Gold Star Mothers for dedication and commitment to veterans and families


  • Com. Sub. for SB 288: Relating to family planning and child spacing – (With right to amend)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 554: Relating to termination, expiration, or cancellation of oil or natural gas leases
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 583: Creating program to further development of renewable energy resources (original similar to HB 4562)
  • Eng. SB 733: Recognizing political party status
  • Eng. HB 4381: Relating to lifetime hunting, fishing and trapping licenses for adopted children


  • Com. Sub. for SB 265: Authorizing DEP to develop Reclamation of Abandoned and Dilapidated Properties Program
  • Com. Sub. for SB 279: Requiring dental insurance plans honor assignment made in writing by person covered (original similar to HB 4171)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 285: Eliminating WV Greyhound Breeding Development Fund
  • Com. Sub. for SB 306: Licensing of drivers utilizing bioptic telescopic devices
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 490: Relating to criminal offenses against agricultural facilities
  • Com. Sub. for SB 589: Creating Critical Needs/Failing Systems Sub Account
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 597: Relating to judicial branch members’ salaries and pensions
  • Com. Sub. for SB 702: Designating specific grade levels in which nutrition and physical fitness programs are taught
  • SB 703: Increasing earning limit for employees who accept separation incentive
  • Com. Sub. for SB 706: Clarifying duties of law-enforcement training and certification subcommittee
  • SB 712: Correcting name of Forensic Analysis Laboratory
  • Com. Sub. for SB 746: Providing contracted managed care companies access to uniform maternal screening tool
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2497: Relating to the whistle-blower law – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4166: Prohibiting certain sex offenders from being in a supervisory position over children (original similar to HB 4536)
  • Eng. HB 4353: Creating a rational nexus requirement between prior criminal conduct and initial licensure decision making – (Com. amend. pending) (original similar to SB 499)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4470: Relating to persons 18 years of age or older in the custody of the Bureau of Juvenile Services
  • Eng. HB 4476: Providing for the timely and efficient collection, submission, testing, retention, and disposition of forensic evidence in sexual assault cases – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)


·         SB 572: Expiring funds from General Revenue and Lottery Net Profits to various accounts (original similar to HB 4488)

·         Com. Sub. for SB 717: Relating generally to adult protective services

·         SB 725: Supplemental appropriation to various Department of Education accounts

·         SB 778: Supplemental appropriation of expiring funds from State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund to DHHR

·         SB 779: Supplemental appropriation of expiring funds in State Excess Lottery Revenue to Department of Veterans’ Assistance

·         SB 780: Supplemental appropriation by decreasing and adding new appropriation out of Treasury to DMAPS

·         Eng. HB 4601: Relating to distribution of premium tax proceeds to municipal policemen’s and firemen’s pension and relief funds

Scheduled Committee Meetings

30 minutes after Floor Session: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 692: Clarifying persons indicted or charged jointly for felony offense can move to have separate trial
  • SB 38: Requiring schools provide elective course on Hebrew Scriptures or Bible
  • SB 528: Creating Uniform Worker Classification Act

Senate Bills to be Introduced Friday, February 14, 2020

·         SB 781: Relating to reports regarding collaborative agreements between community and technical colleges and federally registered apprenticeship programs (Rucker, Plymale; Education)

·         SB 782: Relating to fees assessed by Health Care Authority on certain hospitals (FN) (Maroney; Health and Human Resources)

·         SB 783: Creating special revenue fund for site certification and closing (Tarr; Finance)

·         SB 784: Relating to nonferrous metal sales and transportation to secondary recycler (FN) (Smith; Judiciary)

·         SB 785: Establishing uniform electioneering prohibition area (Trump; Judiciary)

·         SB 786: Recognizing anesthesiologist assistants (Rucker; Health and Human Resources)

·         SB 787: Providing benefits to pharmacists for rendered care (Tarr, Hardesty, Maroney, Stollings; Health and Human Resources)

·         SB 788: Permitting wagering on certain professional or collegiate sporting events (FN) (Tarr, Ihlenfeld, Maroney; Finance)

·         SB 789: Repealing obsolete sections of WV Code relating to Legislature (Carmichael; Government Organization)

·         SB 790: Simplifying process for listing and decertifying road on Coal Resource Transportation System (Smith, Cline, Sypolt; Transportation and Infrastructure)

·         SB 791: Allowing state and federal criminal history record check of each adult living in residence when minor child is placed there due to emergency (Weld; Health and Human Resources)

·         SB 792: Relating to employment of nurses in public schools (Stollings, Baldwin, Beach, Facemire, Hamilton, Unger; Education then Finance)

·         SB 793: Relating to B&O taxes imposed on certain coal-fired electric generating units (Smith; Finance)

·         SB 794: Relating to responsibility for foster care homes by DHHR (Maynard; Children and Families)

·         SB 795: Limiting initial increase in valuation of residential real property (FN) (Maynard; Finance)

·         SB 796: Permitting prisoners or persons charged with crime be held in jails of counties of residence (FN) (Maynard; Judiciary)

·         SCR 33: US Air Force MSGT Dvon Duncan Memorial Bridge (Cline, Weld)

·         SCR 34: US Army CPL Dane Hampton Hamric Memorial Bridge (Pitsenbarger, Azinger, Baldwin, Facemire, Hamilton, Romano)

·         SCR 35: Veterans Memorial Drive (Cline)

·         SCR 36: Shafer Brothers US Military Veterans Memorial Bridge (Baldwin, Mann, Pitsenbarger, Romano)

·         SCR 37: Naming intersection in Hanover, Wyoming County, “Godfrey’s Corner” (Cline)

·         SR 41: Designating February 17, 2020, as Pancreatic Cancer Day (Smith)

·         SR 42: Commemorating centennial of ratification of 19th Amendment to the US Constitution (Boley, Rucker, Cline)

·         SR 43: Recognizing President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln on President’s Day (Azinger)

·         SR 44: Urging Major League Baseball rescind ill-advised proposal that threatens future of professional baseball in WV (Lindsay)

* (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

* (IB) indicates the bill is an Interim Bill

Committee times and agendas are subject to change. Follow @WVSenClerk on Twitter for updates.

All Senate Committee meetings and floor sessions are available for both live streaming and to watch again in our archives. The link to the Senate’s archived video page can be found here:


Citation Presentations Scheduled in House Chamber:

  • 10:00 a.m. – Organ Donor Citation, Delegate Hornbuckle  


·         S. B. 300 – Updating certain terms in WV Corporation Net Income Tax Act

·         S. B. 310 – Updating certain terms used in WV Personal Income Tax Act

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4155 – Relating generally to the regulation of plumbers

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4198 – Permitting a person to obtain a 12-month supply of contraceptive drugs

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4217 – Authorizing the Department of Environmental Protection to promulgate legislative rules

·         H. B. 4406 – Relating to the reproduction of checks and other records

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4513 – Increasing the replacement costs required of a person causing injury or death of game or protected species

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

·         Com. Sub. for S. B. 534 – Removing workers’ compensation exclusion for temporary legislative employees

·         Com. Sub. for S. B. 544 – Authorizing pharmacists and pharmacy interns administer vaccines (Health and Human Resources Committee Amendment Pending)

·         S. B. 642 – Correcting incorrect code citation in WV Consumer Credit and Protection Act

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2961 – Permitting the commissioner to require a water supply system be equipped with a backflow prevention assembly

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4067 – Relating to crimes against property

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4101 – Relating to requiring a court to verify certain conditions are met before a child who has been removed from a home

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4123 – Clarifying that 911 telecommunication workers are included in the definition of those individuals who perform “emergency services” during a disaster

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4387 – Donated Drug Repository Program

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4546 – Relating to tuberculosis testing for school superintendents

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4581 – Relating to West Virginia Clearance for Access: Registry and Employment Screening

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4620 – Redefining definition of “recovery residence”

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4666 – Relating to competitive bids for intergovernmental relations and urban mass transportation

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4670 – Relating to the juvenile restorative justice programs

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4690 – Relating to solid waste facilities

·         H. B. 4955 – Relating to reducing the cost of fees for state licenses to carry concealed deadly weapons and provisional state licenses to carry concealed deadly weapons


·         S. B. 620 – Authorizing Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation approve home plans for inmates (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2775 – Requiring each high school student to complete a full credit course of study in personal finance

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4092 – Relating to foster care

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4165 – West Virginia Remembers Program

·         H. B. 4519 – Establishing a summer youth intern pilot program within Department of Commerce

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4621 – West Virginia FinTech Regulatory Sandbox Act

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4633 – Expanding county commissions’ ability to dispose of county or district property

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4729 – Requiring higher education institutions to use previous versions or editions of instructional materials

Committee Meetings Scheduled:

Veterans’ Affairs and Homeland Security

8:30 a.m. – Room 215 E

·         H.B. 4511, Relating to exemptions for the U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs medical foster homes

·         H.B. 4589, Conducting study for an appropriate memorial for West Virginian’s killed in the War on Terror

·         H.B. 4608, Relating to the duties of law-enforcement training and certification subcommittee

Committee on Government Organization

9:30 a.m. – Room 215 E

·         HB 4747, Extending electronic submission of various applications and forms for nonprofit and charitable organizations, professionals and licensees.

·         HB 4749, Providing more efficient application processes for private investigators, security guards, and firms.

·         HB 4864, Relating to performance reviews of state agencies and regulatory boards.

·         HB 4865, Requiring certain boards that seek to increase a fee or seek to impose a new fee to also submit cost saving measures

Committee on the Judiciary

9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.- Room 410 M

(***Agenda to be posted.***)

Committee on Rules

10:45 a.m. – Behind Chamber

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