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Today at the Capitol: WV Legislature, committee schedule for Thursday, Jan. 12

Thursday, Jan. 12
2nd day of the 2023 Legislative Session

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association provides a daily preview of legislative action.

This preview is made possible with the support of AARP WV, WVU University Relations, and the WV Press Association Foundation.

Activities Calendar: Disability Employment State Use Program – Upper House & Senate Rotunda; The Reach Initiative – Senate Rotunda


SENATE Calendar

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.


There are no bills on First Reading for Thursday, January 12, 2023.

Senate Committee Schedule

9 a.m.: Government Organization (208W)

  • Organizational Motions
  • Com. Sub. for SB 65: Granting municipal fire marshal authority to assist law-enforcement officer
  • Com. Sub. for SB 79: Relating to compensable diseases of certain firefighters covered by workers’ compensation
  • SB 66: Relating to regulation and control of elections

9 a.m.: Education (451M)

  • Organizational Motions
  • SB 41: Establishing minimum student enrollment for school aid formula
  • SB 56: Relating to employment of retired bus operators as substitutes in areas of need and shortage

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

  • Organizational Motions
  • SB 83: Authorizing tactical medical professionals to carry firearms

3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • Organizational Motions
  • Appointment of Subcommittees
  • Com. Sub. for SB 53: Relating to DNA data maintained for law enforcement purposes
  • SB 74: Providing for substantial deference to State Superintendent’s interpretations of school laws
  • Com. Sub. for SJR 2: Disabled Veterans’ Exemption from Ad Valorem Property Taxation Amendment

3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

** Committee times and agendas are subject to change **

Senate Bills to be Introduced Thursday, January 12, 2023

  • SB 151: Relating to levying tax on pass-through entity’s income (FN) (Oliverio)
  • SB 152: Moving state primaries to August (Oliverio)
  • SB 153: WV Chemical Abortion Prohibition Act (Rucker, Azinger, Deeds, Maynard, Roberts, Smith)
  • SB 154: Penalizing removal of serial number from firearm or to possess firearm with missing serial number (FN) (Hamilton, Deeds, Stuart)
  • SB 155: Requiring medical professionals to report injuries and side effects from vaccines to Bureau for Public Health (Rucker, Azinger, Deeds, Maynard, Roberts, Smith)
  • SB 156: Relating to modernization of procedures for voting in public elections (Caputo)
  • SB 157: Clarifying and expanding powers and duties of director of Coalfield Community Development Office (Phillips)
  • SB 158: Prohibiting person under age of 18 from entering into marriage (Trump)
  • SB 159: Relating to treatment of persistent symptoms of hypothyroidism (Trump)
  • SB 160: Relating to WV Rail Trails Program (Trump)
  • SB 161: Authorizing DNR to manage and dispose of property (Blair)
  • SB 162: Authorizing director of DNR to lease state-owned pore spaces underlying state forests, natural and scenic areas, and management areas, and other lands under jurisdiction and control of director for carbon sequestration (FN) (Blair)
  • SJR 6: Homestead Exemption for Disabled Veterans Amendment (Trump)
  • SR 4: WV Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Takubo)
  • SR 5: Honoring public service of Dr. Richard Lechliter for Mineral County Day (Smith)

House of Delegates


The House will convene at 11 a.m.

No Bills listed on reading

House Committee Schedule

9 a.m. – Workforce Development Committee, East Wing Committee Room, 215E

  • Consideration of Organizational Motions.
  • Miscellaneous business.

9 a.m. – House Finance Committee, House Finance Committee Room, 460M:

  • Presentation on the budget bill
  • Full calendar of this month’s budget hearings is available HERE.

3 p.m. – Health and Human Resources Committee, East Wing Committee Room, 215E; 

  • Organizational Motions
  • HB 2016 – Relating to confidential childcare records – (2nd REF JUD)
  • HB 2017 – Relating to service of process in child abuse cases (FN)
  • HB 2018 – Permitting the managed care case coordinator to attend the multidisciplinary team meeting
  • HB 2029 – Repealing the creation of an all-payor claims database

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