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WV Press Capitol Daily: West Virginia legislative, committee schedules for Thursday, March 11

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

Thursday, March 11 – 30th day of the session

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


  • SCR 22: Raymond Jarrell, Jr., Memorial Road
  • SR 16: Amending Senate Rule 14 relating to introduction of concurrent resolutions
  • SR 18: Congratulating Pocahontas County on its bicentennial


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 314: Regulating pawnbrokers


  • Com. Sub. for SB 303: Creating Local Government Labor and Consumer Marketing Regulatory Limitation Act (original similar to HB 2907)
  • SB 437: Extending contingent increase of tax rate on certain eligible acute care hospitals
  • Com. Sub. for SB 493: Issuing license suspensions to insurance producers and adjusters who fail to meet CE requirements
  • SB 494: Authorizing transfer of moneys from Insurance Commission Fund to Workers’ Compensation Old Fund
  • SB 496: Relating to punishment for second or third degree felony
  • Com. Sub. for SB 514: Providing criteria for Natural Resource Commission appointment and compensation (original similar to HB 2867)


  • Com. Sub. for SB 346: Authorizing DMV use electronic means when providing notice for licensees and vehicle owners
  • Com. Sub. for SB 472: Updating criteria for regulating certain occupations and professions (original similar to HB 2909)
  • SB 523: Correcting improper code references
  • SB 529: Correcting improper citation relating to DMV registration
  • SB 621: Relating to non-compete covenants between certain health care practitioners
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2006: Relating to the West Virginia Contractor Licensing Act – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2011: Eliminating any time requirements for part time personnel to work during a working year – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2263: Update the regulation of pharmacy benefit managers – (Com. amend. pending)


9:30 a.m.: Finance (451M)

  • SB 297: Relating generally to modernizing Board of Treasury Investments
  • SB 502: Providing lifetime hunting, fishing, and trapping license to residents and adopted children under 15

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

  • SB 388: Creating Office of Quality Assurance and Evaluation within DHHR
  • SB 391: Relating to study of child protective services and foster care workforce
  • HB 2265: Relating to collaborative pharmacy practice and updating rulemaking authority
  • HB 2616: Amend the reporting to the Governor and the Legislature to have information continuously available on the Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification’s website

2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • SB 28: Creating Tim Tebow Act
  • SB 335: Making PROMISE scholarships available for students at accredited community and technical college
  • SB 431: Relating to school attendance notification requirements to DMV

2 p.m.: Government Organization (208W)

  • HB 2008: Amending requirements for licensure relating to elevator mechanics, crane operators, HVAC, electricians, and plumbers

3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Com. Sub. for HB 2013: Relating to Hope Scholarship Program

3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 562: Relating to juvenile competency proceedings
  • Strike and Insert Amendment for HB 2372: Allow pre-candidacy papers to be filed the day after the general election

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

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


Com. Sub. for H. B. 2675 –     Relating to costs and interest in eminent domain condemnation proceedings (Capito) (Regular)

H. B. 2741 –                             Relating to expansion of the alcohol test and lock program to offenders with a drug related offense (Capito) (Regular)


Com. Sub. for H. B. 2004 –     Permit a licensed health care professional from another state to practice in this state through telehealth when registered with the appropriate West Virginia board (J. Pack) (Effective From Passage)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2015 –     Requiring rules of local boards of health to be approved by the county commission except in cases of a public health emergency (J. Pack) (Effective From Passage)

H. B. 2536 –                             Relating to expressions of legislative intent regarding equivalent instruction time (Ellington) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2628 –     Relating to the removal of the prohibition on having ATMs in the area where racetrack video lottery machines are located (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2792 –     Relating to the expansion of direct access to natural gas service for new customers (Anderson) (Regular)


H. B. 2582 –                             Relating to creating a third set of conditions for the professional teaching certificate (Ellington) (Regular)

H. B. 2590 –                             Relating to the West Virginia Employment Law Worker Classification Act (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2620 –     Relating to a departmental study of the child protective services and foster care workforce (J. Pack) (Regular)



Com. Sub. for S. B. 126 –       Authorizing Department of Administration to promulgate legislative rules (Capito) (Effective From Passage)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2671 –     Relating to financial exploitation of elderly persons, protected persons or incapacitated adults (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2722 –     Prohibiting the use of class B fire-fighting foam for testing purposes if the foam contains a certain class of fluorinated organic chemicals (Capito) (Regular)

H. B. 2852 –                             Relating to distribution of the allowance for increased enrollment (Ellington) (Regular)


S. B. 89 –                                 Exempting certain kindergarten and preschool programs offered by private schools from registration requirements (Ellington) (Regular) [Education Committee Amendment Pending]

Com. Sub. for S. B. 295 –       Relating generally to economic development loans and loan insurance issued by state (Householder) (Regular) [Finance Committee Amendment Pending]

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2382 –     Authorizing the Department of Environmental Protection to promulgate a legislative rule relating to ambient air quality standards (Capito) (Effective From Passage)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2682 –     Relating to the issuance of license suspensions to insurance producers and insurance adjusters who have failed to meet continuing education requirements (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2758 –     Requiring the Insurance Commissioner to regulate professional bondsmen (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2763 –     Creating WV Cyber Incident Reporting (Steele) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2770 –     Including home confinement officers in definition of law-enforcement officers (Capito) (Regular)

H. B. 2788 –                             Expiring funds to the unappropriated surplus balance from State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund (Householder) (Effective From Passage)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2789 –     Supplementing and amending the appropriations to Public Defender Services (Householder) (Effective From Passage)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2802 –     Supplementing and amending the appropriations of public moneys out of the Treasury from the balance of moneys remaining as an unappropriated surplus balance in the State Fund, General Revenue, to the Department of Homeland Security, Division of Emergency Management (Householder) (Effective From Passage)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2803 –     Supplementing and amending the appropriations of public moneys out of the Treasury from the balance of moneys remaining as an unappropriated surplus balance in the State Fund, General Revenue, to the Department of Commerce, Division of Forestry (Householder) (Effective From Passage)

H. B. 2804 –                             Expiring funds to the unappropriated surplus balance in the State Fund, General Revenue, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021 (Householder) (Effective From Passage)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2891 –     Creating minimum statutory standards for law-enforcement officers (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2916 –     Creating the Semiquincentennial Commission for the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States of America (Steele) (Regular)

H. B. 2932 –                             Protections for Charitable Organizations (Steele) (Regular)


Com. Sub. for H. B. 2688 –     Allow county political parties to have building funds in a similar manner that state parties are allowed (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2702 –     To require all public high school students to complete and submit a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) prior to graduation (Ellington) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2705 –     Authorizing the Department of Health and Human Resources to promulgate a legislative rule relating to food establishments (Steele) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2785 –     Relating to public school enrollment for students from out of state (Ellington) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2797 –     Declaring certain claims to be moral obligations of the State (Householder) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2834 –     Adding the Curator of the West Virginia Division of Arts, Culture and History as an ex officio voting member of the commission (Steele) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2877 –     Expand direct health care agreements beyond primary care to include more medical care services (J. Pack) (Regular)

H. B. 2969 –                             To clarify the procedures for the sale and operation of a municipally owned toll bridge by a private toll transportation facility (Steele) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2972 –     Allowing a person to manufacture a stated amount of alcoholic liquor for personal consumption (Capito) (Regular)


Committee on Finance9 a.m. – House Chamber

— H. B. 2794, To extend the Neighborhood Investment Program Act to July 1, 2026 and to increase the allowable tax credit from $3,000,000 to $5,000,000.

— H. B. 2493, Providing valuation limitations for coal property taxation and clarifying the penalties for non-filers.

Committee on the Judiciary9 a.m. – Room 418 M

— HB2838 – Authorize the ordering of restitution to the state for reimbursement of costs incurred for misuse of public funds, and to create the State Auditor’s Public Integrity and Fraud Fund for use of said funds

— HB2495 – Relating to the filing of asbestos and silica claims

—  HB(Originating) – Relating to allowing inmates to be released on parole to complete their rehabilitation and educational classes as a condition of parole

—  HB(Originating) – Clarifying calculation and notification to consumer of the three percent fee retained by commercial mobile radio service providers

—  HB(Originating) – Clarifying how the CPI Index rate increase percentage for mobile waste haulers is calculated and requiring a revised tariff show the rate increase in order to be filed

—  HB(Originating) – Eliminating the sunset provision and Legislative Auditor review for tow rate rules

—  HB(Originating) – Code correction in areas regarding internal citations made in last year’s distressed utility bill, S.B. 739 by correcting numbering of code sections

—  HB(Originating) – Changing the term “motor carrier inspector” to “commercial vehicle enforcement officer” and removing inconsistent language

— HB(Originating) – Correct errors in Code from passage of HB 4587 last year by correcting numbering of code sections

Committee on Rules10:45 a.m. – Room 434 M

Committee on Energy and Manufacturing3 p.m. – House Chamber

— Agenda – N/A

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