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Around the Rotunda: W.Va. Legislative, committee schedule for Monday, Feb. 3

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Monday, Feb. 3, 2020
27th Day of the Legislative Session

From the social and rotunda activities calendar: Jefferson County Day, Upper Senate Rotunda; American Lung Association Tobacco Free Day, Upper House Rotunda.

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


  • SCR 16: Firefighter Marvin Layton Hughes Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 17: USMC PFC Manuel P. Markos Memorial Bridge


  • Eng. SB 281: Removing residency requirement for persons applying for reappointment to municipal police dept
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 534: Removing workers’ compensation exclusion for temporary legislative employees
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 547: Relating to employer testing, notice, termination, and forfeiture of unemployment compensation
  • Eng. SB 552: Requiring contracts of $25,000 or more be competitively bid
  • Eng. HB 4103: Relating to office of drug control policy


  • Com. Sub. for SB 240: Requiring hotels and restaurants secure manhole covers of certain grease traps
  • Com. Sub. for SB 267: Creating offenses of conversion of leased or rented personal property
  • Com. Sub. for SB 308: Creating criminal penalties for violation of orders issued for protection of victims of financial exploitation
  • SB 510: Making permanent land reuse agency or municipal land bank’s right of first refusal on certain tax sale properties
  • Com. Sub. for SB 511: Regulating pawnbrokers
  • Com. Sub. for SJR 7: Preserving the Separation of Powers Amendment
  • Eng. HB 4496: Removing the specific mandate of the Board of Risk and Insurance Management to purchase liability insurance for the Division of Corrections


  • Com. Sub. for SB 190: Modifying requirement that racetrack participate in WV Thoroughbred Development Fund by certain date
  • SB 300: Updating certain terms in WV Corporation Net Income Tax Act
  • Com. Sub. for SB 316: Relating to oil and gas conservation commission membership
  • Com. Sub. for SB 544: Authorizing pharmacists and pharmacy interns administer vaccines
  • Com. Sub. for SB 551: Relating to Water and Wastewater Investment and Infrastructure Improvement Act
  • Com. Sub. for SB 560: Permitting nursing home use trained individuals administer medication
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4042: Requiring agencies exempt from some or all of state purchasing requirements to adopt procedural rules
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4091: Allowing for expedited oil and gas well permitting upon payment of applicable expedited fees
  • Eng. HB 4393: Relating to making suffocation and asphyxiation crimes – (Com. title amend. pending)

Scheduled Committee Meetings

1 p.m.: Natural Resources (208W)

  • Agenda TBA

2 p.m.: Banking and Insurance (451M)

  • SB 279: Requiring dental insurance plans honor assignment made in writing by person covered
  • SB 284: Creating WV Health Care Continuity Act
  • SB 598: Creating WV Mutual to Mutual Insurance Holding Company Act
  • SB 599: Clarifying when claimant may file cause of action without screening certificate of merit

3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 665: Requiring persons convicted of certain crimes on or after March 8, 1995, provide DNA samples
  • SB 136: Prohibiting certain misleading lawsuit advertising practices
  • SB 96: Prohibiting municipalities from limiting persons’ rights to possess certain weapons
  • SB 208: Protecting consumers from unfair pricing practices during state of emergency
  • SB 232: Removing outdated prohibitions against electronic or mechanical ticket dispensers and readers
  • SB 678: Waiving fines and fees for completing Getting Over Addicted Lifestyles Successfully Program
  • HB 4275: Authorizing Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety promulgate legislative rules relating to the Fire Commission

3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Com. Sub. for SB 138: Incentives for consolidating local governments
  • Com. Sub. for SB 142: Expanding Coyote Control Program through voluntary assessment on breeding cows
  • SB 203: Allowing certain deductions from personal income tax refunds
  • Com. Sub. for SB 522: Relating to compensation awards to crime victims
  • SB 615: Declaring certain claims against state as moral obligations of state

Senate Bills to be Introduced Monday, February 3, 2020

·         SB 684: Excluding certain wholesale electric generating facilities from PSC regulation (Tarr; Government Organization)

·         SB 685: Requiring WV schools teach cursive writing (Cline, Boley, Clements, Roberts; Education)

·         SB 686: Exempting contract and common carrier laws for certain vehicles (Blair, Jeffries; Government Organization)

·         SB 687: Increasing compensation of elected county officials (FN) (Trump, Hamilton, Palumbo, Hardesty, Cline; Government Organization)

·         SB 688: Relating to telemedicine practice (Takubo; Health and Human Resources)

·         SCR 18: William “Bill” Thurman King Memorial Bridge (Smith, Sypolt)

·         SR 28: Designating February 4, 2020, as WV Homeschool Day (Tarr)

·         SR 29: Designating February 4, 2020, as WV Alzheimer’s Association Day (Takubo, Stollings, Prezioso)

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:


Special Calendar

House to convene at 11 a.m.

On the agenda:


·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 3049 – Improving dissemination of boiled water advisories to affected communities

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4484 – Relating to the Hazardous Waste Management Fund

·         H. B. 4600 – Relating to the definition of the term member regarding distributing premium tax proceeds

·         H. B. 4601 – Relating to distribution of premium tax proceeds to municipal policemen’s and firemen’s pension and relief funds

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

·         H. B. 2164 – Clarifying that appeals to the Supreme Court are a matter of right

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 2892 – Including digital and virtual information in the definition of property that can be searched and seized by a warrant

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4001 – Creating West Virginia Impact Fund

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4102 – Relating to opioid antagonists

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4137 – Allowing counties to store and maintain voter registration records in a digital format

·         H. B. 4356 – Relating to the administration of anesthetics

·         H. B. 4412 – Relating to education benefits to members of the West Virginia Army National Guard and West Virginia Air National Guard

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4434 – West Virginia health care workforce sustainability study


·         Com. Sub. for S. B. 311 – Relating to court-ordered community service

·         Com. Sub. for S. B. 357 – Authorizing Department of Revenue promulgate legislative rules

·         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. 4090 – Creating the Oil and Gas Abandoned Well Plugging Fund

·         H. B. 4161 – Making it illegal to scleral tattoo a person

·         H. B. 4375 – Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Compact

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4378 – Relating to disciplining teachers

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4395 – Removing the requirement that a veterinarian access and report to the controlled substance monitoring database

·         H. B. 4410 – Permitting directors and executive officers of a banking institution to borrow from a banking institution with which he or she is connected

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4414 – Relating to the selection of language and development milestones for the deaf and hard-of-hearing children

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4415 – Relating to missing and endangered children

·         Com. Sub. for H. B. 4438 – Relating to the licensing of advance deposit wagering (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

·         H. B. 4559 – Modifying the limitations on civil actions against the perpetrator of sexual assault or sexual abuse upon a minor

Committee Meetings Scheduled:

Committee on Finance

9:00 a.m. – Room 215 E (***Note Location Change to East Wing.***)

·         DHHR Budget Presentation/Continuation

Committee on the Judiciary

9:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. – Room 418 M

·         H. B. 4585, Providing immunity from civil or criminal liability for making good faith reports of suspected or known instances of child abuse or neglect,

·         H. B. 4478, Creating a lifetime ban for commercial drivers involved in human trafficking,

·         Com. Sub. for S. B. 46, Defining “pepper spray” and exempting from definition of “deadly weapons”,

·         H. B. 4544, Relating to possession of any controlled substance on the premises of or within 200 feet of a public library,

·         H. B. 4615, West Virginia Critical Infrastructure Protection Act,

·         H. B. 4618, Relating to deadly weapons for sale or hire,

·         S. B. 321, Relating to collection of tax and priority of distribution of estate or property in receivership

Committee on Rules

10:45 a.m. – Behind Chamber

Agriculture and Natural Resources

1:00 p.m. – Room 418 M


·         None

Natural Resources

·         H. B. 4505, Creating the State Parks and Recreation Endowment Fund. 2nd reference to Finance

·         H. B. 4513, Increasing the replacement costs required of a person causing injury or death of game or protected species. 2nd reference to the Judiciary

·         H. B. 4514, Permitting the use of leashed dogs to track mortally wounded deer or bear.

·         H. B. 4515, Relating to wildlife resources, eligibility for license or permit application.

·         Com. Sub. for S. B. 470, Relating to use of crossbow to hunt.

·         Com. Sub. for S. B. 487, Providing exception that all DNR payments be deposited within 24 hours.

·         Com. Sub. for S. B. 500, Relating to Class Y special crossbow hunting permit.

·         Com. Sub. for S. B. 501, Adding protection, operation of North Bend Rail Trail, Greenbrier River Trail, and Elk River Trail to Parks and Recreation Section of DNR.

Banking and Insurance

1:00 p.m. – Room 215 E

·         House Bill 4406, Relating to the reproduction of checks and other records

·         House Bill 4543, Relating to insurance coverage for diabetics

·         House Bill 4642, Relating to uniform credentialing for health practitioners

·         House Bill 4474, Relating to peer-to-peer car sharing programs

·         House Bill 4192, Relating to the establishment of an insurance innovation process

Committee on Government and Organization

4:00 p.m. – Room 215 E

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

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