WV Press Capitol Daily: West Virginia legislative, committee schedules for Tuesday, Feb. 23

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 23 – 14th day of the session

Face coverings should be worn in all public areas of the Capitol.

Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm


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


Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. 1 – Providing for parity of payment for telehealth services between service in-person and service provided through telehealth platform

Com. Sub. for S. B. 12 – Relating to local health department accountability – (With right to amend)

Eng. S. B. 61 – Expanding Coyote Control Program through voluntary assessment on breeding cows

Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. 244 – Making it unlawful for public utility to prohibit customers from hiring contractors to construct, install, or maintain connections to public utility


Com. Sub. for S. B. 7 – Limiting political activity by public employees

Com. Sub. for S. B. 42 – Creating Zombie Property Remediation Act of 2021

S. B. 67 – Relating to authority of Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council

Com. Sub. for S. B. 79 – Providing fair mechanism for adjudication of requests for relocation of parent with child

S. B. 89 – Exempting certain kindergarten and preschool programs offered by private schools from registration requirements

Com. Sub. for S. B. 182 – Authorizing miscellaneous agencies and boards to promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB2446).

Com. Sub. for S. B. 270 – Providing for collection of tax by hotel marketplace facilitators

Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for S. B. 275 – Relating generally to WV Appellate Reorganization Act of 2021

S. B. 296 – Relating generally to repealing certain rules (original similar to HB2513)

S. B. 372 – Providing greater discretion to WV Board of Medicine to approve graduate clinical training


Com. Sub. for S. B. 53 – Providing person criminally responsible for another’s death may not be involved in burial arrangements

S. B. 396 – Providing limitations on nuisance actions against fire department or EMS fixed sirens


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

  • Com. Sub. for SB 321: Clarifying and updating language regarding Fairmont State alumni plates
  • SCR 6: US Navy Seaman 2nd Class Wilbur ‘Webb’ Hahn and John W. Hahn Memorial Bridge
  • Presentation: Jimmy Wriston, P.E., Deputy Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Transportation and Deputy Commissioner of Highways – Maintenance Update

10 a.m.: Military (208W)

  • SB 16: Providing continued eligibility for developmental disability services to dependents of military members
  • Com. Sub. for SB 102: Allowing disabled purple heart recipients park free at municipal metered parking spaces

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

  • SB 39: Prohibiting insurance coverage from requiring prior authorization for tests to stage cancer
  • HB 2262: Relating to the controlled substance monitoring database
  • SB 377: Relating to extension for boil water advisories by water utility or public service district
  • SB387: Relating to drug screening of applicants for cash assistance

2 p.m. Education (451M)

  • HB 2012: Relating to public charter schools
  • SB 294: Permitting early closure of Prepaid Tuition Trust Fund

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

  • SB 338: Creating Fire Service Equipment and Training Fund
  • SB 374: Increasing threshold for bid requirement to $10,000 to be consistent with other state agencies
  • SB 389: Relating to State Resiliency Office responsibility to plan for emergency and disaster response, recovery, and resiliency
  • SB 318: Relating generally to public notice of unclaimed property held by State Treasurer

3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • SB 308: Modifying requirement that racetrack participate in WV Thoroughbred Development Fund by certain date
  • SB 358: Removing prohibition on ATMs located in area where racetrack video lottery machines are located
  • Budget Presentation: West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • Budget Presentation: West Virginia Lottery

3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • Com. Sub. for SB 160: All relating generally to authorizing certain agencies of the Department of Revenue to promulgate legislative rules
    • Includes: SB 160: Alcohol Beverage Control Commission rule relating to private club licensing; SB 161: Alcohol Beverage Control Commission rule relating to distilleries, mini-distilleries, and micro-distilleries; SB 162: Division of Financial Institutions rule relating to Fintech Regulatory Sandbox Program; SB 163: Insurance Commissioner rule relating to fingerprinting requirements for applicants for insurance producer and insurance adjuster license; SB 164: Insurance Commissioner rule relating to insurance adjusters; SB 165: Insurance Commissioner rule relating to credit for reinsurance; SB 166: Insurance Commissioner rule relating to continuing education for individual insurance producers and individual insurance adjusters; SB 167: Insurance Commissioner rule relating to mental health parity; SB 168: Insurance Commissioner rule relating to health benefit plan network access and adequacy; SB 169: Municipal Pensions Oversight Board rule relating to exempt purchasing; SB 170: Racing Commission rule relating to thoroughbred racing; SB 171: Racing Commission rule relating to greyhound racing; SB 172: Racing Commission rule relating to advance deposit account wagering; SB 173: Lottery Commission rule relating to WV lottery interactive wagering rule; SB 174: State Tax Department rule relating to tax credit for providing vehicles to low-income workers; SB 175: State Tax Department rule relating to downstream natural gas manufacturing investment tax credit; SB 176: State Tax Department rule relating to high-wage growth business tax credit
  • SB 309: Creating felony offense of aggravated cruelty to animals
  • Com. Sub. for SB 5: Relating to claims arising out of WV Consumer Credit and Protection Act

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


SB 397
: Relating to health care provider tax (FN) (Maroney; Finance)

SB 398: Relating to moratorium on PEIA coverage with exceptions (FN) (Maroney; Banking and Insurance then Finance)

SB 399: Amending reporting requirements for Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification’s website (Maroney; Health and Human Resources)

SB 400: Relating to costs and interest in eminent domain condemnation proceedings (FN) (Clements, Swope, Roberts; Judiciary then Finance)

SB 401: Relating to WV Consumer Credit and Protection Act (Nelson; Judiciary)

SB 402: Relating to tax exemption for child support due (FN) (Azinger; Finance)

SB 403: Creating Timber Co-tenancy Modernization and Majority Protection Act and Unknown and Unlocatable Timber Interest Owners Act (Azinger; Judiciary)

SB 404: Modifying well work permits issued by DEP Office of Oil and Gas (Smith; Energy, Industry, and Mining)

SB 405: Amending definition of “aboveground storage tank” (Phillips; Judiciary)

SB 406: Removing Hepatitis B vaccine from list of compulsory immunizations (Rucker; Health and Human Resources)

SB 407: Assessing wildlife impact fee on wind power projects (FN) (Smith; Natural Resources then Finance)

SB 408: Relating to maintenance and repair of roads and highways (FN) (Smith; Transportation and Infrastructure then Finance)

SB 409: Transferring child welfare enforcement responsibilities to State Police (FN) (Smith; Health and Human Resources then Finance)

SB 410: Relating to time limitation for filing occupational pneumoconiosis claims (Smith; Banking and Insurance)

SB 411: Requiring probationers who served 10 or more years to participate in work release program (Smith; Judiciary)

SB 412: Relating to wind power projects taxation at real property rates (FN) (Smith; Finance)

SB 413: Relating to use of aftermarket crash parts by repair shops (Smith; Transportation and Infrastructure)

SB 414: Requiring DHHR file petition to terminate parental rights under certain circumstances (Smith; Judiciary)

SB 415: Allowing county commissions to impose amusement tax (FN) (Smith; Government Organization then Finance)

SB 416: Creating Fetal Heartbeat Act (FN) (Smith; Health and Human Resources then Judiciary)

SB 417: Relating to long-term care and substance abuse treatment (FN) (Smith; Health and Human Resources then Finance)

SB 418: Creating Small Business and Minority Populations Economic and Workforce Development Taskforce (FN) (Jeffries, Baldwin, Beach, Caputo, Ihlenfeld, Lindsay, Plymale, Romano, Stollings, Unger, Woelfel; Workforce then Finance)

SB 419: Redefining “firearm” to match federal code (Sypolt; Judiciary)

SB 420: Requiring labeling of potentially harmful ingredients on menstrual products’ packaging (Beach; Health and Human Resources)

SB 421: Authorizing Workforce West Virginia to hire at-will employees (Tarr; Government Organization)

SB 422: Establishing common law “veil piercing” claims not be used to impose personal liability (Trump; Judiciary)

SB 423: Prohibiting abortion coverage in certain qualified health care plans (Karnes; Health and Human Resources then Finance)

SB 424: Creating fixed income credit for low-income senior citizens (Karnes; Finance)

SB 425: Authorizing public retirement system participants to receive cash value of retirement benefits in lieu of regular payments (FN) (Karnes; Pensions then Finance)

SB 426: Allowing parents decline required medication administered to newborns (Karnes; Health and Human Resources then Judiciary)

SB 427: Limiting DEP employees entering private lands for environmental purposes only (Karnes; Judiciary)

SB 428: Transferring Parole Board to Office of Administrative Hearings (Weld; Judiciary)

SB 429: Exempting Division of Emergency Management from Purchasing Division requirements for certain contracts (Weld; Government Organization)

SB 430: Modifying form of certain deeds (Weld; Judiciary)

SB 431: Relating to school attendance notification requirements to DMV (Weld; Education)

SB 432: Defining term “veteran” relating to veteran-owned businesses (Weld; Military)

SJR 9: Disabled Veterans’ Exemption from Ad Valorem Property Taxation Amendment (Smith; Judiciary then Finance)

SCR 8: Fire Chief Kenneth Junior Russell Memorial Bridge (Takubo)


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


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)


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)

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


Com. Sub. for H. J. R. 1 –       Supervision of Free Schools Modification Amendment (Capito)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2260 –     Relating to procurement of child placing services (Capito) (Regular)

H. B. 2500 –                             Create an act for Statewide Uniformity for Auxiliary Container Regulations (Steele) (Regular)


Com. Sub. for H. B. 2094 –     Relating to the juvenile restorative justice programs (Capito) (Regular)

H. B. 2184 –                             Increasing the penalties for exposure of governmental representatives to fentanyl or any other harmful drug (Capito) (Regular)


Com. Sub. for H. B. 2372 –     Allow pre-candidacy papers to be filed the day after the general election (Capito) (Regular)


Committee on Energy and Manufacturing

9:00 a.m. – House Chamber

Committee on Health and Human Resources

9:00 a.m. – Room 215 E

Committee on Government Organization

1:00 p.m. – Room 215 E


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