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WV Press Capitol Daily: West Virginia legislative, committee schedules for Friday, Feb. 12

CHARLESTON, W.VA. — West Virginia Press Association each day will share the schedules of West Virginia’s State Senate and House of Delegates on WVPress.org and on Facebook and Twitter at @wvpress.

FRIDAY, FEB. 12 – 3rd DAY OF THE SESSION

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WEST VIRGINIA SENATE:

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.. On the agenda:

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

·       SR 6: Adopting special rule of order relating to proxy voting due to COVID-19 pandemic

There are no bills on the Senate Calendar for Friday, February 12, 2021.

Scheduled Committee Meetings

1 p.m.: Education (451M)

·       SB 14: Providing for additional options for alternative certification

3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

·       Com. Sub. for SB 216: Authorizing the Department of Commerce to promulgate legislative rules (Bundle 10)

  • Includes SB 216: Department of Commerce rule relating to tourism development districts; SB 217 Division of Labor rule relating to high pressure steam boiler and forced flow steam generator requirements; SB 218, Office of Miners’ Health, Safety, and Training rule relating to rule governing submission and approval of comprehensive mine safety program for coal mining operations in WV; SB 219, Division of Natural Resources rule relating to Cabwaylingo State Forest trail system two-year pilot program permitting ATVs and ORVs; SB 220, DNR rule relating to defining terms used in all hunting and trapping; SB 221, DNR rule relating to deer hunting rule; SB 222, DNR rule relating to special migratory game bird hunting; and SB 223, DNR rule relating to special waterfowl hunting

·       SB 6: Creating WV Employment Law Worker Classification Act

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

Senate Bills to be Introduced Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

·       SB 245: Providing 11-month window to allow PERS members to purchase credited service (FN) (Ihlenfeld; Pensions then Finance)

·       SB 246: Allowing licensed employees, staff, and students of public universities to carry concealed weapon (Maynard; Judiciary)

·       SB 247: Authorizing Commissioner of Highways to designate road as historic route (Maynard; Transportation and Infrastructure)

·       SB 248: Requiring DHHR collaborate with Workforce Development Board and WV Division of Personnel for purposes of job placement (Maynard; Workforce then Finance)

·       SB 249: Creating Health Care Choice Act (Maynard; Banking and Insurance then Judiciary)

·       SB 250: Prohibiting abuser of child from making contact with victim for 10 years (Rucker; Judiciary)

·       SB 251: Creating Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act (Rucker; Health and Human Resources then Judiciary)

·       SB 252: Relating to unlawful discriminatory practices covered by Human Rights Act and Fair Housing Act (Baldwin, Beach, Caputo, Ihlenfeld, Jeffries, Lindsay, Plymale, Romano, Stollings, Unger, Woelfel; Judiciary)

·       SB 253: Implementing Business PROMISE+ Scholarship (FN) (Baldwin, Beach, Caputo, Ihlenfeld, Jeffries, Lindsay, Plymale, Romano, Stollings, Unger, Woelfel; Education then Finance)

·       SB 254: Adding definitions of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to categories covered by Human Rights Act (Baldwin, Beach, Caputo, Ihlenfeld, Jeffries, Lindsay, Plymale, Romano, Stollings, Unger, Woelfel; Judiciary)

·       SB 255: Relating to wholesale importation of prescription drugs (FN) (Baldwin, Beach, Caputo, Ihlenfeld, Jeffries, Lindsay, Plymale, Romano, Stollings, Unger, Woelfel; Health and Human Resources then Finance)

·       SB 256: Prohibiting insurers from denying coverage as result of preexisting condition (Baldwin, Beach, Caputo, Ihlenfeld, Jeffries, Lindsay, Plymale, Romano, Stollings, Unger, Woelfel; Banking and Insurance then Judiciary)

·       SB 257: Relating to prohibition on short-term duration health insurance (Baldwin, Beach, Caputo, Ihlenfeld, Jeffries, Lindsay, Plymale, Romano, Stollings, Unger, Woelfel; Banking and Insurance then Judiciary)

·       SB 258: Relating to taxation of prescription opioids (Baldwin, Beach, Caputo, Ihlenfeld, Jeffries, Lindsay, Plymale, Romano, Stollings, Woelfel; Health and Human Resources then Finance)

·       SB 259: Authorizing small private employers to buy-in to PEIA (FN) (Baldwin, Beach, Caputo, Ihlenfeld, Jeffries, Lindsay, Plymale, Romano, Stollings, Unger, Woelfel; Banking and Insurance then Finance)

·       SB 260: Establishing Minority Health Advisory Team (FN) (Baldwin, Beach, Caputo, Ihlenfeld, Jeffries, Lindsay, Plymale, Romano, Stollings, Unger, Woelfel; Health and Human Resources then Finance)

·       SB 261: Authorizing Office of Administrative Hearings hear appeals on suspension or revocation of graduated driver’s license (FN) (Ihlenfeld; Judiciary then Finance)

·       SB 262: Requiring certain municipalities pay for incarceration of inmates (Hamilton; Government Organization)

·       SB 263: Permitting online raffles to benefit nonprofit organizations (Hamilton; Judiciary)

·       SB 264: Relating generally to licenses to sell paraphernalia for use with controlled substances (Hamilton; Judiciary)

·       SB 265: Relating to sale of delinquent tax liens (Sypolt; Judiciary)

·       SB 266: Creating Uniform Easement Relocation Act (Sypolt; Judiciary)

·       SB 267: Relating to payment of taxes by co-owners [By Request] (Sypolt; Judiciary)

·       SB 268: Prohibiting insurance discrimination against firearms manufacturers (Martin, Phillips, Karnes, Stover, Smith; Judiciary)

·       SB 269: Relating to Universal Recognition of Occupational Licenses Act (Maynard; Government Organization)

·       SB 270: Providing for collection of tax by hotel marketplace facilitators (FN) (Maynard; Government Organization)

·       SCR 3: Urging Congress reopen public lands in WV (Maynard)

* (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

* (IB) indicates the bill is an Interim Bill

Committee Action on Bills from Thursday, February 11, 2021

10 a.m.: Judiciary

  • SB 78: Relating to rehabilitative spousal support
  • Bill reported to the full Senate with recommendation it do pass
  • SB 81: Making technical corrections to WV Directed Trust Act
  • Committee Substitute reported to the full Senate with recommendation it do pass
  • SJR 4: Incorporation of Churches or Religious Denominations Amendment
  • Resolution reported to the full Senate with recommendation it be adopted; second reference to Finance

3 p.m.: Finance

  • SB 9: Continuing Licensed Racetrack Modernization Fund
  • Committee Substitute reported to the full Senate with recommendation it do pass
  • SB 10: Modify Racetrack Licensing Due Date
  • Bill reported to the full Senate with recommendation it do pass
  • SB 34: Creating Exemption to State Sales and Use Tax for Rental and Leasing of Equipment
  • Committee Substitute reported to the full Senate with recommendation it do pass

3 p.m.: Judiciary

Com. Sub. for SB 126: Authorizing Department of Administration to promulgate legislative rules

  • Committee Substitute reported to the full Senate with recommendation it do pass

SB 140: Division of Rehabilitation Services rule relating to Ron Yost Personal Assistance Services Act Board

  • Bill reported to the full Senate with recommendation it do pass

Com. Sub. for SB 156: Authorizing the Department of Homeland Security to promulgate legislative rules

  • Committee Substitute reported to the full Senate with recommendation it do pass

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: http://sg001-harmony.sliq.net/00289/Harmony/en/View/UpcomingEvents.

WEST VIRGINIA HOUSE OF DELEGATES:

House will convene at 11 a.m. On the agenda:

SCHEDULED COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Committee on Finance

9:00 a.m. – House Chamber

Committee on the Judiciary

9:00 a.m. – Room 215 E

BILLS TO BE INTRODUCED TODAY

Friday, February 12, 2021

*HB2019.          By Del. Hanshaw (Mr. Speaker) and Skaff [By Request of the Executive] – Elevating Economic Development and Tourism Departments (FN) – To Government Organization

*HB2021.          By Del. Hanshaw (Mr. Speaker) and Skaff [By Request of the Executive] – Creation of West Virginia COVID-19 Immunity Act – To the Judiciary

*HB2023.          By Del. Hanshaw (Mr. Speaker) and Skaff [By Request of the Executive] – Relating generally to West Virginia Appellate Reorganization Act of 2021 (FN) – To the Judiciary then Finance

*HB2024.          By Del. Hanshaw (Mr. Speaker) and Skaff [By Request of the Executive] – Expand use of telemedicine to all medical personnel – To Health and Human Resources

HB2303.            By Del. Hanshaw (Mr. Speaker), Cooper, Jennings, Smith, J. Pack and Steele – Moving authority for the West Virginia veterans service decoration and West Virginia Service Cross to the Division of Veterans Affairs – To Veterans’ Affairs and Homeland Security then Government Organization

HB2304.            By Del. Higginbotham and Hanna – Changing the school aid formula allowances for instructional technology and for AP and dual credit courses (FN) – To Education then Finance

HB2305.            By Del. Higginbotham – Creating a tax credit for hiring an ex-felon (FN) – To Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development then Finance

HB2306.            By Del. Higginbotham, Toney and Hanna – Relating to governmental websites (FN) – To Government Organization

HB2307.            By Del. Higginbotham – Relating to vacancies in the office of county commissioner – To the Judiciary

HB2308.            By Del. Higginbotham, Toney, Hanna and Evans – Creating the Business PROMISE+ Scholarship (FN) – To Education then Finance

HB2309.            By Del. Higginbotham, Toney, Hanna and Anderson – Prescribing methods of support for families of veterans to attend funeral services (FN) – To Veterans’ Affairs and Homeland Security then Finance

HB2310.            By Del. Foster, Fast and Rowan – Relating to death penalty for first degree murder (FN) – To the Judiciary then Finance

HB2311.            By Del. Foster – Requiring prescriptions be made by electronic means – To the Judiciary

HB2312.            By Del. Foster – Ensuring that legal or biological parents have equal access to any and all copies of birth registry forms – To Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary

HB2313.            By Del. Foster – Reducing the number of hours of experience needed to qualify as a journeyman sprinkler fitter – To Government Organization

HB2314.            By Del. Foster – Relating to teacher salary enhancement – To Education

HB2315.            By Del. Foster – Relating to PROMISE Scholarship Program requirements – To Education then Finance

HB2316.            By Del. Foster – Allowing access to the Department of Environmental Protection’s electronic submission system – To Government Organization

HB2317.            By Del. Foster, Fast, Lovejoy and Rowe – Requiring the Department of Health and Human resources to pay the attorney fees of an adoptive parent in a subsidized adoption (FN) – To Health and Human Resources

HB2318.            By Del. Foster – Repealing the West Virginia Jobs Act (FN) – To Government Organization

HB2319.            By Del. Foster and D. Jeffries – Prohibiting the regulation and licensing of occupations by local government – To Government Organization

HB2320.            By Del. Foster – Relating to mandatory drug testing of all classes of employees in K through 12 schools – To Education then the Judiciary

HB2321.            By Del. Higginbotham, Foster, Fast and Martin – Education Savings Account Act (FN) – To Education then Finance

HB2322.            By Del. Higginbotham – Conforming the state Consumer Credit and Protection Act to the federal Fair Debt Collection and Practices Act – To the Judiciary

HB2323.            By Del. Higginbotham, Howell, J. Jeffries and Rohrbach – Authorizing a special vehicle registration plate for “2nd Amendment” enthusiasts – To Technology and Infrastructure then Government Organization

HB2324.            By Del. Foster, McGeehan and Toney – Relating to charging fees for municipal services – To Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary

HB2325.            By Del. Foster – Removing the requirement of continuing education for barbers and cosmetologists – To Government Organization

HB2326.            By Del. Foster and Fast – Exempting from licensure as an electrician a person who installs low voltage electrical wiring – To Government Organization

HB2327.            By Del. Foster – Repealing the law which makes prime contractors liable for the failure of subcontractors to make proper payments for workers’ compensation (FN) – To Workforce Development then the Judiciary

HB2328.            By Del. Foster and Fast – Relating to criminal trespass – To the Judiciary

HB2329.            By Del. Foster – Relating to net metering – To Energy and Manufacturing then the Judiciary

HB2330.            By Del. Foster – Relating to the Public Service Commission – To Government Organization then the Judiciary

HB2331.            By Del. Foster and D. Jeffries – Requiring contractors performing work for government contracts on computers use software to verify the hours – To Workforce Development then Government Organization

HB2332.            By Del. Foster – Terminating the State Board of Registration of Foresters – To Government Organization

HB2333.            By Del. Foster – Restricting the authority of the Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists to regulate the use of commonly available, retail beauty products – To Government Organization

HB2334.            By Del. Foster and Howell – Requiring certain boards that seek to increase a fee or seek to impose a new fee to also submit cost saving measures – To Government Organization

HB2335.            By Del. Foster – Increasing the minimum criminal penalty for a driver who, in an impaired state, causes the death of a minor (FN) – To the Judiciary

HB2336.            By Del. Hanna – Establishing the Katherine Johnson Academy (FN) – To Education then Finance

HB2337.            By Del. Westfall – Requiring medical insurance providers to include infertility services in their policies – To Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary

HB2338.            By Del. Westfall – Adding pasteurized milk and other dairy foods produced or processed in West Virginia to the list of items required to be purchased by all state-funded institutions – To Agriculture and Natural Resources then Finance

HB2339.            By Del. Westfall – Applying a stiffer penalty than simple assault or battery for assaults on officials at sporting events (FN) – To the Judiciary

HB2340.            By Del. Hanna, Haynes and Barnhart – Require compensation for state police officers when required to be on standby so they can be called back to work if necessary – To Finance

HB2341.            By Del. Hanna and Haynes – Reducing federal adjusted gross income for interest paid on student loans (FN) – To Education then Finance

HB2342.            By Del. Zatezalo and Anderson – Establishing and implementing a program to required bonding sufficient to reclaim abandoned wind generation facilities and solar generation facilities – To Energy and Manufacturing then the Judiciary

HB2343.            By Del. J. Pack – Require an emergency contact be placed on driver’s license – To Technology and Infrastructure then Government Organization

HB2344.            By Del. J. Pack – Modify statute relating to Registered Veterinary Technicians – To Agriculture and Natural Resources then Government Organization

HB2345.            By Del. Westfall, Hanna, Queen and Barrett – Requiring each county school board to employ at least one full time school nurse (FN) – To Education then Finance

HB2346.            By Del. Higginbotham – Relating to the Medical Cannabis Act – To Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary

HB2347.            By Del. Foster and D. Jeffries – Relating to licensure qualifications – To Government Organization

HB2348.            By Del. Higginbotham, Hott and Martin – Allowing certain deductions to be made from individual personal income tax refunds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation – To Finance

HB2349.            By Del. Foster – Authorizing a medical power of attorney representative to sign a binding arbitration agreement – To the Judiciary

HB2350.            By Del. Higginbotham – Establishing limits applicable to the award of damages for medical monitoring – To the Judiciary

HB2351.            By Del. Higginbotham – Relating to when a municipality’s approval is not required for an event licensed by the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission (FN) – To Political Subdivisions then Government Organization

HB2352.            By Del. Higginbotham – Providing for political party platforms to be placed on ballots for certain primary elections – To the Judiciary

HB2353.            By Del. Higginbotham and Hanna – Establishing a tax credit for families who suffer the loss of a stillborn child (FN) – To Finance

HB2354.            By Del. Higginbotham and Toney – Relating to political party committees – To the Judiciary

HB2355.            By Del. Higginbotham and Barrett – Establishing a tax deduction against corporation net income tax for retail food distributors that donate to school “backpack programs” (FN) – To Finance

HB2356.            By Del. Higginbotham – Relating to the use of medical cannabis – To Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary

HB2357.            By Del. Higginbotham, Hott, Howell and Martin – Requiring all schools to instruct students on the Holocaust and other genocides – To Education then Finance

*HB2358.          By Del. Hanshaw (Mr. Speaker) and Skaff [By Request of the Executive] – Updating meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act – To Finance

*HB2359.          By Del. Hanshaw (Mr. Speaker) and Skaff [By Request of the Executive] – Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act – To Finance

BILLS INTRODUCED ON THURSDAY

HB2294.            By Del. Foster – Removing the requirement for contractors to file payroll information on public improvement construction projects – To Workforce Development then the Judiciary

HB2295.            By Del. Foster – Relating to pecuniary interests of county and district officers, teachers and school officials in contracts – To Government Organization then the Judiciary

HB2296.            By Del. Foster – West Virginia Contractor Licensing Act – To Government Organization then the Judiciary

HB2297.            By Del. Foster – Limiting the maximum number of appointees to certain county and municipal bodies – To Political Subdivisions then Government Organization

HB2298.            By Del. Foster – Requiring a warning light to be erected on certain roads to warn of a traffic light ahead – To Technology and Infrastructure then the Judiciary

HB2299.            By Del. Foster – Clarifying that a vehicle may not be backed into a public street or highway unless it does not interfere with other traffic – To Technology and Infrastructure then the Judiciary

HB2300.            By Del. Foster and Fast – Including Family Court Judges in the Judges’ Retirement System (FN) – To Pensions and Retirement then Finance

HB2301.            By Del. Foster and J. Jeffries – Repealing the soft drink tax – To Finance

HB2302.            By Del. Foster, McGeehan and J. Jeffries – Establishing that shared legal and physical custody of a child in cases of divorce is presumed to be in the best interests of the child – To Senior, Children, and Family Issues then the Judiciary

RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED ON THURSDAY

House Concurrent Resolution

HCR4.               By Del. Linville – Name bridge in Cabell County the Private First Class Herman Harold Lucas Memorial Bridge- To Technology and Infrastructure then Rules

House Joint Resolutions

HJR1.                By Del. Kimble, Hanna, J. Jeffries, Hamrick, Horst, Smith, Clark, Espinosa, Ellington, Keaton and Bruce – Supervision of Free Schools Modification Amendment- To Education then the Judiciary

HJR2.                By Del. Anderson, L. Pack, Westfall, Howell, Kimble, Fast, D. Kelly, J. Jeffries, Pritt, Horst and Phillips – Providing that courts have no authority or jurisdiction to intercede or intervene in, or interfere with, any impeachment proceedings of the House of Delegates or the Senate- To the Judiciary

HJR3.                By Del. Nestor, Mallow, Forsht, Wamsley, Reynolds, Clark, Barnhart, Kimes, Horst, Holstein and Reed – Property Tax Modernization Amendment- To Finance then the Judiciary

HJR4.                By Del. Bates – State Apportionment Commission- To Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary

HJR5.                By Del. Fleischauer, Boggs, Pethtel and Hansen – Allowing citizens to participate directly in the formation of legislative districts- To Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary

HJR6.                By Del. Doyle – Requiring two-thirds vote of the Legislature to override a veto by the Governor amendment- To the Judiciary

HJR7.                By Del. J. Jeffries – Requiring a two-thirds vote in each house of the Legislature to increase any tax or fee- To Finance then the Judiciary

HJR8.                By Del. Linville and Rohrbach – Giving the Legislature discretion in appropriating revenue generated from motor vehicle registrations and nongame wildlife motor vehicle registration plates- To Technology and Infrastructure then the Judiciary

HJR9.                By Del. McGeehan – Super-Majority Required for Passage of Tax Bill Amendment- To Finance then the Judiciary

HJR10.              By Del. Howell – Senior Citizen Homestead Valuation Amendment (FN) – To Finance then the Judiciary

HJR11.              By Del. Howell, Fleischauer and Martin – Giving the Legislature more control over the manufacture and sale of alcohol amendment- To Government Organization then the Judiciary

HJR12.              By Del. Hansen and Fleischauer – Natural Resources and the Public Estate Amendment- To Agriculture and Natural Resources  then the Judiciary

HJR13.              By Del. Steele – Guaranteeing the right of the citizens of West Virginia to hunt and fish- To Agriculture and Natural Resources  then Rules

HCR4.               By Del. Linville – Name bridge in Cabell County the Private First Class Herman Harold Lucas Memorial Bridge- To Technology and Infrastructure then Rules

House Joint Resolutions

HJR1.                By Del. Kimble, Hanna, J. Jeffries, Hamrick, Horst, Smith, Clark, Espinosa, Ellington, Keaton and Bruce – Supervision of Free Schools Modification Amendment- To Education then the Judiciary

HJR2.                By Del. Anderson, L. Pack, Westfall, Howell, Kimble, Fast, D. Kelly, J. Jeffries, Pritt, Horst and Phillips – Providing that courts have no authority or jurisdiction to intercede or intervene in, or interfere with, any impeachment proceedings of the House of Delegates or the Senate- To the Judiciary

HJR3.                By Del. Nestor, Mallow, Forsht, Wamsley, Reynolds, Clark, Barnhart, Kimes, Horst, Holstein and Reed – Property Tax Modernization Amendment- To Finance then the Judiciary

HJR4.                By Del. Bates – State Apportionment Commission- To Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary

HJR5.                By Del. Fleischauer, Boggs, Pethtel and Hansen – Allowing citizens to participate directly in the formation of legislative districts- To Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary

HJR6.                By Del. Doyle – Requiring two-thirds vote of the Legislature to override a veto by the Governor amendment- To the Judiciary

HJR7.                By Del. J. Jeffries – Requiring a two-thirds vote in each house of the Legislature to increase any tax or fee- To Finance then the Judiciary

HJR8.                By Del. Linville and Rohrbach – Giving the Legislature discretion in appropriating revenue generated from motor vehicle registrations and nongame wildlife motor vehicle registration plates- To Technology and Infrastructure then the Judiciary

HJR9.                By Del. McGeehan – Super-Majority Required for Passage of Tax Bill Amendment- To Finance then the Judiciary

HJR10.              By Del. Howell – Senior Citizen Homestead Valuation Amendment (FN) – To Finance then the Judiciary

HJR11.              By Del. Howell, Fleischauer and Martin – Giving the Legislature more control over the manufacture and sale of alcohol amendment- To Government Organization then the Judiciary

HJR12.              By Del. Hansen and Fleischauer – Natural Resources and the Public Estate Amendment- To Agriculture and Natural Resources  then the Judiciary

HJR13.              By Del. Steele – Guaranteeing the right of the citizens of West Virginia to hunt and fish- To Agriculture and Natural Resources  then Rules

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