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WV Press Capitol Daily: West Virginia legislative, committee schedules for Tuesday, Feb. 16

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.

WV Press Capitol Daily: West Virginia legislative, committee schedules for Tuesday, Feb. 16

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 16 – 7th day of the session

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


S. C. R. 4 – Recognizing June 19 as Juneteenth Day


Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. 9 – Continuing Licensed Racetrack Modernization Fund

Eng. S. B. 10 – Modifying racetrack licensing due date

Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. 34 – Creating exemption to state sales and use tax for rental and leasing of equipment

Eng. S. B. 78 – Relating to rehabilitative spousal support

Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. 81 – Relating generally to WV Uniform Trust Code

Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. 126 – Authorizing Department of Administration to promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB2422)

Eng. S. B. 140 – Division of Rehabilitation Services rule relating to Ron Yost Personal Assistance Services Act Board (original similar to HB2426)

Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. 156 – Authorizing Department of Homeland Security to promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB2442)


Com. Sub. for S. B. 15 – Relating generally to in-field master’s degree

Com. Sub. for S. B. 216 – Authorizing Department of Commerce to promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB2392)


Com. Sub. for S. B. 14 – Providing for additional options for alternative certification for teachers


Tuesday, February 16:

10 a.m.: Transportation and Infrastructure (451M)

  • Organizational Motions
  • SB 69: “Creating “Choose Life” special registration plate supporting adoption
  • SB 244: Making it unlawful for public utility to prohibit customers from hiring contractors to construct, install, or maintain connections to public utility

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

  • SB 1: Providing for parity of payment for telehealth services between service in-person and service provided through telehealth platform
  • SB 12: Relating to local health department accountability
  • SB 13: Protecting rights of conscience for child welfare services providers

1 p.m.: Energy, Industry and Mining (208W)

  • Organizational Motions

2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • SB 11: Declaring work stoppage or strike by public employees to be unlawful

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

  • SB 295: Relating generally to economic development loans and loan insurance issued by state
  • SB 293: Clarifying that Economic Development Authority is not authorized to enter into banking contracts without State Treasurer approval
  • SB 280: Relating to e-commerce modernization

3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Budget Presentation: West Virginia National Guard
  • Budget Presentation: West Virginia Department of Homeland Security

3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • Com. Sub. for SB 275: Relating generally to WV Appellate Reorganization Act of 2021

All committee meetings, whether held in the committee rooms or the Chamber, will be streamed live for public viewing.

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:


SB299.    By Sen. Blair (Mr. President) and Baldwin [By Request of the Executive]Providing liquor, wine, and beer licensees with new concepts developed during state of emergency (FN)Judiciary
SB300.    By Sen. IhlenfeldProhibiting legislators and part-time public officials from having interest in public contracts under certain circumstancesGovernment Organization
SB301.    By Sen. MaynardRelating to patients’ rights and vaccinations (FN)Health and Human Resources then Judiciary
SR7.    By Sen. RuckerRecognizing pregnancy care centers for dedication to assisting women, men, and families facing unexpected pregnancy 


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


Com. Sub. for H. B. 2001 –     Relating generally to creating the West Virginia Jumpstart Savings Program (Ellington) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2005 –     Relating to health care costs (J. Pack) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2006 –     Relating to the West Virginia Contractor Licensing Act (Steele) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2012 –     Relating to public charter schools (Ellington) (Regular)

H. B. 2262 –                             Relating to the controlled substance monitoring database (J. Pack) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2264 –     Hospital exemptions from certificate of need (J. Pack) (Effective From Passage)


Com. Sub. for H. B. 2011 –     Eliminating any time requirements for part time personnel to work during a working year (Steele) (Regular)

H. B. 2019 –                             Elevating Economic Development and Tourism Departments (Steele) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2263 –     Update the regulation of pharmacy benefit managers (J. Pack) (Regular)


Com. Sub. for H. B. 2007 –     Provide for occupational licenses or other authorization to practice by recognition for qualified applicants from other states (Steele) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2013 –     Relating to the Hope Scholarship Program (Householder) (Regular)

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



Com. Sub. for H. B. 2002 –     Relating to Broadband (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. 2014 –     Relating to role of the Legislature in appropriating federal funds (Householder) (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. J. R. 2 –                               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 (Capito)


Committee on Energy

9:00 a.m. – House Chamber

4 p.m. – Finance Committee

  • DHHR budget at 4 p.m.


*HB2025.          By Del. Hanshaw (Mr. Speaker) and Skaff [By Request of the Executive] – Provide liquor, wine, and beer licensees with some new concepts developed during the State of Emergency utilizing new technology to provide greater freedom to operate in a safe and responsible manner – To Government Organization

HB2537.            By Del. Conley, Reynolds, Holstein, Bridges, Keaton, Mallow, Forsht, Barnhart, Bruce, Burkhammer and Haynes – Preserving and protecting the right to keep and bear arms – To the Judiciary

HB2538.            By Del. Pushkin and Lovejoy – Adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the categories covered by the Human Rights Act – To Workforce Development then the Judiciary

HB2539.            By Del. Pushkin, Zukoff and Rowe – Directing the Supreme Court of Appeals to create a pilot domestic violence court in Kanawha County (FN) – To the Judiciary

HB2540.            By Del. Pushkin and Hansen – Providing tax credits to provide vehicles to certain persons – To Finance

HB2541.            By Del. Pushkin and Rowe – Requiring seat belts on every new school bus – To Education then Finance

HB2542.            By Del. Pushkin and Lovejoy – Relating to wages of persons with disabilities (FN) – To Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary

HB2543.            By Del. Pushkin – Relating to calculation of the school aid formula based on net enrollment – To Education

HB2544.            By Del. Hanshaw (Mr. Speaker) and Skaff – Creating the West Virginia Small Business Jumpstart Act (FN) – To Finance

HB2545.            By Del. Fast, Burkhammer, Foster, Kessinger, Conley, Martin, Pinson, D. Kelly, Pritt, Mazzocchi and Brown – West Virginia Religious Freedom Restoration Act – To the Judiciary

HB2546.            By Del. Pushkin – Relating to education to children and adults housed in correctional facilities and regional jails – To Education then Finance

HB2547.            By Del. Fluharty – Establishing the “Stay in State” tax credit – To Education then Finance

HB2548.            By Del. Pushkin – Requiring urban renewal authorities to submit proposed urban renewal projects to the affected local county boards of health – To Political Subdivisions then Government Organization

HB2549.            By Del. Pushkin and Lovejoy – Creating the Independent Redistricting Commission of the Joint Committee on Government and Finance – To the Judiciary then Finance

HB2550.            By Del. Pushkin and Hanna – Relating to the cultivation of medical cannabis – To Agriculture and Natural Resources then Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary

HB2551.            By Del. Pushkin – Relating to consumer protection of new manufactured home warranties – To the Judiciary

HB2552.            By Del. Pushkin – Removing the one-time limit on the expungement of certain criminal convictions – To the Judiciary

HB2553.            By Del. Pushkin – Relating to the juvenile justice reform oversight committee (FN) – To the Judiciary then Finance

HB2554.            By Del. Fast and Martin – Relating to notice of discontinuance of service by a utility – To the Judiciary

HB2555.            By Del. Fast, Rowan, Foster, Hanna and Martin – Relating to required courses of instruction (FN) – To Education

HB2556.            By Del. Fast – Providing an exemption from regulation by the Public Service Commission for motor vehicles used exclusively in the transportation of roll-off solid waste containers – To Technology and Infrastructure then the Judiciary

HB2557.            By Del. Pushkin – Increasing access to contraceptive drugs, devices, and procedures – To Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary

HB2558.            By Del. Pushkin – Creating a domestic violence registry – To the Judiciary then Finance

HB2559.            By Del. Pushkin – Prohibiting the private ownership or operation of a prison – To the Judiciary

HB2560.            By Del. Pushkin – Requiring the Public Employees Agency and other health insurance providers to provide mental health parity (FN) – To Banking and Insurance then Finance

HB2561.            By Del. Williams – Relating to cruelty to animals – To Agriculture and Natural Resources  then the Judiciary

HB2562.            By Del. Hott, D. Jeffries and D. Kelly – Relating to litter control (FN) – To the Judiciary

HB2563.            By Del. Hanna and Haynes – Requiring certain municipalities to pay for the incarceration of inmates (FN) – To Political Subdivisions then Finance

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