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WV Press Capitol Daily: West Virginia legislative, committee schedules for Tuesday, March 9

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, March 9 – 28th day of the session

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


  • SCR 16: USMC Corporal Roger Lee Boothe Memorial Road
  • SCR 17: USMC Captain Dempsey Stowers Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 18: Curtis “Pap” and Millie “Mammie” Asbury Memorial Bridge
  • SR 16: Amending Senate Rule 14 relating to introduction of concurrent resolutions


  • Eng. SB 39: Prohibiting insurance coverage from requiring prior authorization for tests to stage cancer
  • Com. Sub. for SB 334: Establishing license application process for needle exchange programs – (With right to amend)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 339: Expanding types of agricultural operations that are protected from nuisance and other legal actions
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 344: Relating to credit for qualified rehabilitated buildings investment
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 370: Requiring certain documents that contain wage records be considered confidential
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 383: Relating to exempting certain organizations from property taxation
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 439: Allowing use or nonuse of safety belt as admissible evidence in civil actions (original similar to HB 2809)
  • Eng. SB 456: Relating to Natural Resources Police Officers Retirement System
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 460: Relating to Deputy Sheriff Retirement System Act
  • Eng. SB 467: Relating to WV Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System


  • Com. Sub. for SB 466: Relating generally to appraisal management companies
  • Com. Sub. for SB 475: Dedicating certain fees collected by Division of Labor to General Revenue Fund
  • Com. Sub. for SB 517: Relating to sunset provisions of legislative rules
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2001: Relating generally to creating the West Virginia Jumpstart Savings Program – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)


  • Com. Sub. for SB 314: Regulating pawnbrokers


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

  • SB 529: Correcting improper citation relating to DMV registration
  • Com. Sub. for SB 346: Authorizing DMV use electronic means when providing notice for licensees and vehicle owners
  • Com. Sub. for SB 489: Returning refundable exemption for road construction contractors to State Road Fund
  • Com. Sub. for SB 474: Exempting DOH from Purchasing Division Procedures

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

  • HB 2263: Update the regulation of Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Originating Bill 2: Health provider enforcement of covenant not to compete

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

  • Com. Sub. SB 542: Relating to Public Energy Authority Act of WV

2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • HB 2013: Relating to the Hope Scholarship Program

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

  • SB 472: Updating criteria for regulating certain occupations and professions
  • SB 523: Correcting improper code references
  • HB 2011: Eliminating any time requirements for part time personnel to work during a working year
  • HB 2006: Relating to the West Virginia Contractor Licensing Act
  • HB 2007: Provide for occupational licenses or other authorization to practice by recognition for qualified applicants from other states
  • HB 2008: Amending requirements for licensure relating to elevator mechanics, crane operators, HVAC, electricians, and plumbers

3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • The Finance Committee will not meet Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • The Judiciary Committee will not meet Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

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

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Committee times and agendas are subject to change. Follow @WVSenClerk on Twitter for updates.

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Senate Bills to be Introduced Tuesday, March 9, 2021

  • SB 600: Relating to personal income tax reduction (FN) [By Request of the Executive] (Blair, Baldwin; Finance)
  • SB 601: Relating generally to public employees grievance procedure (Rucker; Judiciary)
  • SB 602: Removing residency requirement for Commissioner of Highways (Sypolt; Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • SB 603: Authorizing new market entrants to conduct remote sports wagering and remote interactive wagering (Maroney; Finance)
  • SB 604: Requiring WV State Police follow towing service policies of county (FN) (Lindsay; Government Organization)
  • SB 605: Relating to state tax on digital advertisement (FN) (Phillips; Finance)
  • SB 606: Creating Restroom Access Act (Stollings; Health and Human Resources then Judiciary)
  • SB 607: Relating generally to payment of salary or wages under Parental Leave Act (FN) (Nelson; Government Organization then Finance)
  • SB 608: Appointing Director of Office of Emergency Medical Services (FN) (Phillips, Stollings; Health and Human Resources then Finance)
  • SCR 19: US Army SSG Elson M. Kuhn Memorial Bridge (Takubo, Nelson, Weld)
  • SCR 20: Supporting and celebrating centennial anniversary of Jones Act (Nelson, Azinger, Martin, Phillips, Takubo, Weld)
  • SCR 21: US Army SGT Charles L. Toppings Memorial Road (Phillips, Stollings)
  • SR 17: Memorializing Patrolman Cassie Marie Johnson (Lindsay, Jeffries, Phillips, Blair, Azinger, Baldwin, Beach, Boley, Caputo, Clements, Grady, Hamilton, Ihlenfeld, Karnes, Maroney, Martin, Maynard, Nelson, Plymale, Roberts, Romano, Rucker, Smith, Stollings, Stover, Swope, Sypolt, Takubo, Tarr, Trump, Unger, Weld, Woelfel, Woodrum)
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House will convene at 11 a.m. On the agenda:


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

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 S. B. 272 –       Relating to WV Employment Law Worker Classification Act

Com. Sub. for S. B. 277 –       Creating COVID-19 Jobs Protection Act (Capito) (Effective From Passage)

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)


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)



H. B. 2906 –                             Relating to the School Building Authority’s allocation of money (Ellington) (Regular)


Com. Sub. for S. B. 216 –       Authorizing Department of Commerce to promulgate legislative rules (Capito) (Effective From Passage) [Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending]

S. B. 296 –                               Relating generally to repealing certain rules (Steele) (Regular)

S. B. 338 –                               Creating Fire Service Equipment and Training Fund (Statler) (Effective From Passage)

H. B. 2598 –                             Altering the definition of an above ground storage tank (Anderson) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2674 –     Relating to the administration of anesthetics (J. Pack) (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. 2957 –                             Relating to the repeal of outdated code sections (Steele) (Regular)

H. B. 2958 –                             Relating to repealing outdated sections of state code (Steele) (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)


Committee on Energy and Manufacturing9 a.m. – House Chamber

H. B. 2581, Providing for the valuation of natural resources property and an alternate method of appeal of proposed valuation of natural resources property.

Committee on Health and Human Resources9 a.m. – Room 215 E

H. B. 2877, Expand direct health care agreements beyond primary care to include more medical care services.

HCR Blank – Requesting the Department of Health and Human Resources to continuously evaluate the child welfare system.

HB2965 – Panada insurance coverage VII. Other Business VIII. Adjournment

Committee on Rules – 10:45 a.m. – Room 418 M

No Agenda listed.

Committee on Government Organization2 p.m. – Room 215 E

Consideration of HB 2834, Adding the Curator of the West Virginia Division of Arts, Culture and History as an ex officio voting member of the commission.

Consideration of HB Blank, To create the Occupational Licensing Legal Fund for Chapter 30 boards.

Consideration of HB 2969, To clarify the procedures for the sale and operation of a municipally owned toll bridge by a private toll transportation facility.

Consideration of HB 2705, Authorizing the Department of Health and Human Resources to promulgate a legislative rule relating to food establishments.

Consideration of HB 2960, Eliminating the requirement that the Treasurer publish a full list of unclaimed property in newspapers, and instead require online database.


*HB2027.          By Del. Hanshaw (Mr. Speaker) and Skaff [By Request of the Executive] – Relating to personal income tax reduction (FN) – To Finance

HB2988.            By Del. Householder and Criss [By Request of the WV State Tax & Revenue Department] – Establishing causes for revocation, cancellation, or suspension of a business registration certificate – To the Judiciary

HB2989.            By Del. Martin – Requiring local entities to enforce immigration laws – To the Judiciary then Finance

HB2990.            By Del. Anderson, J. Kelly, Conley, Criss, Barnhart and Fast – Requiring that any municipality or county commission intending to approve a location for a video lottery retailer must first announce their intention to do so and hold a public hearing – To Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary

HB2991.            By Del. Brown, Lovejoy, Dean, Paynter, Zukoff and Boggs – Relating to sheriff’s commission for collection of taxes – To the Judiciary

HB2992.            By Del. Bates – To create the “Tobacco Cessation Initiative Program Special Revenue Account” (FN) – To Health and Human Resources then Finance

HB2993.            By Del. Howell, Storch, Hamrick, Steele, Foster and Hardy – Allow State Treasurer to charge a monthly penalty to certain spending units (FN) – To Finance

HB2994.            By Del. Pushkin, Young, Walker, Dean, Rowe, Hornbuckle and Skaff – Relating to the special community development school pilot program – To Education

HB2995.            By Del. Longanacre, Worrell, Barnhart, Mallow, Mandt, Wamsley, Bruce and Burkhammer – Create two readily identifiable pathways to better prepare high school students for their chosen career path – To Education

HB2996.            By Del. Doyle, Fleischauer, Young, Hornbuckle, Griffith, Thompson, Zukoff, Garcia, Williams, Evans and Bates – Creating the Independent Redistricting Commission (FN) – To Government Organization then the Judiciary then Finance

HB2997.            By Del. Haynes, Graves, J. Pack, Kessinger, Phillips, Steele, Bates, Hanna, Toney and G. Ward – Adding a defense to the civil penalty imposed for a result of delivery of fuel to a state other than the destination state printed on the shipping document for fuel – To the Judiciary

HB2998.            By Del. Higginbotham, Skaff, Barrett, Rowe, Reed and Garcia – Relating to unlawful discriminatory practices covered by Human Rights Act and Fair Housing Act – To Workforce Development then Government Organization then the Judiciary

HB2999.            By Del. Fast, McGeehan, Kessinger, Haynes and Gearheart – Relating to property ownership by Farmland Protection Board – To Agriculture and Natural Resources then Government Organization

HB3000.            By Del. Holstein – To allow circuit court judges with at least six years of service to conceal carry if they so desire – To the Judiciary

HB3001.            By Del. Worrell, Dean, Young, Wamsley, Pushkin, Storch, Fleischauer and Bates – Creating the Affordable Medicaid Buy-in Program – To Health and Human Resources then Finance

HB3002.            By Del. Worrell, Dean, Paynter, Howell, Evans, Toney, Reed, Booth, Brown, Bridges and Bates – Update road abandonment process (FN) – To Technology and Infrastructure then Government Organization

HB3003.            By Del. Young – Relating to the definition of employer for sexual harassment purposes – To Workforce Development then the Judiciary

HB3004.            By Del. Young, Thompson, Walker and Bates – To create the “Fair Food Delivery Act” – To Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary

HB3005.            By Del. Young, Thompson, Worrell, Paynter and Dean – Relating to law enforcement warrant for third party information – To the Judiciary

HB3006.            By Del. Young, Hornbuckle, Pushkin, Thompson, Zukoff, Barach, Williams, Walker, Diserio and Garcia – Creating a homeless education coordinator for county schools (FN) – To Education then Finance

HB3007.            By Del. Young, Thompson, Hornbuckle, Williams and Bates – Create Pilot Program for Remote Workers (FN) – To Workforce Development then Finance

HB3008.            By Del. Rowan – Prohibit the removal of a state government facility in a small community without an impact study (FN) – To Government Organization then Finance

HB3009.            By Del. Ellington, Higginbotham, Toney, J. Kelly, Conley and Kimes – Relating to the publication of county board financial statements – To Education

HB3010.            By Del. Householder and Criss [By Request of the WV State Tax & Revenue Department] – To extend the special valuation method for cellular towers to towers owned by persons not subject to regulation by the Board of Public Works – To Finance

HB3011.            By Del. Storch and Howell – Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act – To the Judiciary

HB3012.            By Del. Storch, Barnhart, Martin, Hamrick, Howell, Queen, Criss, Capito, L. Pack, Rohrbach and Householder – Creating a 529 type tax-deferred savings account for first time homebuyers (FN) – To Finance

HB3013.            By Del. Skaff, Zukoff, Boggs, L. Pack, Graves, Tully, Lovejoy, Fluharty and Garcia – Provide a state income tax credit for nurses to encourage recruitment and commitment to the profession in this state (FN) – To Health and Human Resources then Finance

HB3014.            By Del. Householder and Criss [By Request of the WV State Tax & Revenue Department] – Relating to limitations on claiming state tax credits and rebates and providing rulemaking authority – To the Judiciary then Finance

HB3015.            By Del. Burkhammer, Pinson, L. Pack, Martin, Fast, Keaton and Longanacre – Creating crime of “high in public” (FN) – To Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse then the Judiciary

HB3016.            By Del. Pritt – Require utility and cable companies that operate here to have call centers located in WV – To Technology and Infrastructure then Government Organization

HB3017.            By Del. Pritt – Remove homeschool testing and portfolio requirements – To Education

HB3018.            By Del. Pritt – Providing for expungement of domestic violence pretrial diversions – To the Judiciary

HB3019.            By Del. Pritt – Creating the Campus Free Expression Act – To Education then the Judiciary

HB3020.            By Del. Pritt – Require photo identification on all EBT cards (FN) – To Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary

HB3021.            By Del. Householder and Criss [By Request of the WV State Tax & Revenue Department] – To clarify that incomplete claims for refund are not filed and will not start interest accruing – To Finance

HB3022.            By Del. Pritt – The Campus Self Defense Act – To Education then the Judiciary

HB3023.            By Del. Pritt – Places of worship may not be shut down by state of emergency – To the Judiciary

HB3024.            By Del. Pritt – Prohibit abortions based on down syndrome – To Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary

HB3025.            By Del. Pritt – An affirmative defense to violation of a parenting plan is a de facto parenting plan – To the Judiciary

HB3026.            By Del. Pritt – Prohibit businesses from having licenses revoked for not requiring masks – To Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development then the Judiciary

HB3027.            By Del. Pritt – End qualified immunity (FN) – To the Judiciary

HB3028.            By Del. Pritt – Right to travel bill – To the Judiciary

HB3029.            By Del. Westfall and Queen – Relating to Seatbelt Admissibility – To the Judiciary

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