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WV Press Capitol Daily: West Virginia legislative, committee schedules for Wednesday, Feb. 24

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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 WVPress.org and on Facebook and Twitter at @wvpress.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 – 15th day of the session

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

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WEST VIRGINIA SENATE:

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

S. C. R. 8 – Fire Chief Kenneth Junior Russell Memorial Bridge

THIRD READING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SECOND READING

Com. Sub. for S. B. 7 – Limiting political activity by public employees – (Amend. pending)

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

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

FIRST READING

Com. Sub. for S. B. 80 – Allowing for administration of certain small estates by affidavit and without appointment of personal representative

Eng. H. B. 2019 – Elevating Economic Development and Tourism Departments (original similar to SB274)

SCHEDULED COMMITTEE MEETINGS

10 a.m.                        Workforce                                                         (Room 208W)

              1 p.m.                        Economic Development                                   (Room 208W)

              2 p.m.                        Pensions                                                           (Room 451M)

              2 p.m.                        Agriculture & Rural Development                    (Room 208W)

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.

BILLS TO BE INTRODUCED:

SB433.    By Sen. SwopeAuthorizing Division of Rehabilitation Services to approve training programs acceptable for training low vision individuals to obtain Class G driver’s licenseTransportation and Infrastructure
SB434.    By Sen. WoelfelRequiring training for law-enforcement officers specific to interviewing victims of sexual assaultJudiciary
SB435.    By Sen. RobertsRequiring county superintendents to authorize certain school principals or administrators at nonpublic schools to issue work permits for enrolled studentsEducation
SB436.    By Sen. RuckerRelating generally to solid waste facilitiesGovernment Organization
SB437.    By Sen. MaroneyExtending contingent increase of tax rate on certain eligible acute care hospitals (FN)Finance
SB438.    By Sen. Blair (Mr. President) and Baldwin [By Request of the Executive]Supplementing, amending, and increasing items of existing appropriation from State Road Fund to DMVFinance
SB439.    By Sen. SwopeAllowing use or nonuse of safety belt as admissible evidence in civil actionsJudiciary
SB440.    By Sen. MaynardRelating to requirements on abandoned or discontinued state highway or road (FN)Transportation and Infrastructure then Finance
SB441.    By Sen. Blair (Mr. President) and Baldwin [By Request of the Executive]Supplementing, amending, and increasing an existing item of appropriation from State Road Fund to DOHFinance
SB442.    By Sen. TarrRelating to Unemployment Insurance Program Integrity Act (FN)Government Organization then Finance
SB443.    By Sen. Blair (Mr. President) and Baldwin [By Request of the Executive]Supplementing, amending, decreasing, and increasing items of existing appropriation from State Road Fund to DOHFinance
SJR10.    By Sen. NelsonLimiting the Terms of Members of the House of Delegates AmendmentJudiciary then Finance
SCR9.    By Sen. PlymaleHaynie Family Veterans Memorial Bridge 
SR9.    By Sen. Caputo and WeldDesignating February 25, 2021, as Fairmont State University Day 
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WEST VIRGINIA HOUSE OF DELEGATES:

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

REGULAR CALENDAR

SECOND READING

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)

FIRST READING

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)

SPECIAL CALENDAR

THIRD READING

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

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

SECOND READING

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

FIRST READING

Com. Sub. for S. B. 11 –         Declaring work stoppage or strike by public employees to be unlawful

H. B. 2265 –                             Relating to collaborative pharmacy practice and updating rulemaking authority (Steele) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2290 –     Initiating a State Employment First Policy to facilitate integrated employment of disabled persons (Steele) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2529 –     Prohibiting West Virginia institutions of higher education from discriminating against graduates of private, nonpublic or home schools by requiring them to submit to alternative testing (Ellington) (Regular)

SCHEDULED COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Agriculture and Natural Resources8:00 a.m. – Room 215 E

Banking and Insurance – 9:00 a.m. – House Chamber

Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services9:00 a.m. – Room 215 E

Workforce Development1:00 p.m. – House Chamber

Senior, Children, and Family Issues1:00 p.m. – Room 215 E

Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse2:00 p.m. – Room 215 E

Technology and Infrastructure3:00 p.m. – House Chamber

Veterans’ Affairs and Homeland Security3:00 p.m. – Room 215 E

Remarks By Members4:30 p.m. – House Chamber

BILLS TO BE INTRODUCED

HB2717.            By Del. Mallow, Holstein, Nestor, Forsht, Longanacre and Conley – Assure West Virginians proper access to water and sewage service at reasonable rates (FN) – To Government Organization then the Judiciary

HB2718.            By Del. Mallow, Forsht, Bruce, Longanacre and Conley – Better protect citizens in the event of a car accident with an uninsured motorist (FN) – To Banking and Insurance then Government Organization

HB2719.            By Del. Linville [By Request of the WV Division of Motor Vehicles] – Relating to the Division of Motor Vehicles use of electronic means and other alternate means to provide notice (FN) – To Technology and Infrastructure then Government Organization

HB2720.            By Del. Criss [By Request of the WV Department of Transportation] – Creating a Merit-Based Personnel System within DOT (FN) – To Workforce Development then Government Organization

HB2721.            By Del. Linville [By Request of the WV Division of Motor Vehicles] – Providing electronic notice of school attendance and satisfactory progress to the Division of Motor Vehicles in lieu of requiring each student to provide a paper notice – To Technology and Infrastructure then Government Organization

HB2722.            By Del. Espinosa, Summers, J. Kelly and Statler – Prohibiting the use of class B fire-fighting foam for testing purposes if the foam contains a certain class of fluorinated organic chemicals – To Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services then the Judiciary

HB2723.            By Del. Capito – Relating to providing taxpayers a deduction for interest paid on qualified education loans to the extent such amount is not allowable as a deduction when arriving at a taxpayer’s federal adjusted gross income (FN) – To Education then Finance

HB2724.            By Del. Miller, Rowan, Hott, Howell, Paynter, Mallow, Bruce, Zatezalo, Booth, Reed and Riley – Requesting funding for a raise for State Police  (FN) – To Finance

HB2725.            By Del. Hansen – Relating to funding for the DEP Office of Oil and Gas (FN) – To Energy and Manufacturing then Finance

HB2726.            By Del. Capito – Allowing for the lease of air space above public roads for the safe operation of unmanned aircraft – To Technology and Infrastructure then the Judiciary

HB2727.            By Del. J. Kelly, Criss, Summers, Maynard, Conley, Anderson, J. Jeffries, Kimes, D. Kelly, Pinson and B. Ward – Providing a special license plate for homeland security individuals – To Technology and Infrastructure then Government Organization

HB2728.            By Del. Worrell, J. Pack, Steele, D. Jeffries, J. Jeffries, Paynter and Bridges – Require all vaccinations for school attendance be included in the West Virginia code – To Education then Health and Human Resources

HB2729.            By Del. Worrell, McGeehan, Hardy, Phillips, Steele, Dean, Householder, D. Jeffries, Maynard, J. Jeffries and Paynter – Permit elected officials to carry firearms in the Capitol – To the Judiciary

HB2730.            By Del. Brown, Lovejoy, Garcia and Zukoff – Relating to persons filing federal bankruptcy petition to exempt certain property of the estate – To the Judiciary

HB2731.            By Del. Young, Fleischauer, Walker and Zukoff – Provide for disclosure of potentially harmful ingredients in menstrual products – To Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary

HB2732.            By Del. Hansen, Graves, Skaff and Higginbotham – Establishing a penalty for any vehicle that is not a plug-in hybrid vehicle or plug-in electric vehicle for utilizing a parking space that is designated for charging an electric vehicle – To Technology and Infrastructure then the Judiciary

HB2733.            By Del. Longanacre, Wamsley, Nestor, Mandt, Dean, Phillips, Conley, Mallow, Forsht, Ferrell and Hamrick – Relating to the establishment of a Combat Action Badge and Combat Action Ribbon special registration plates – To Veterans’ Affairs and Homeland Security then Government Organization

HB2734.            By Del. Conley, Mandt, J. Kelly, Reynolds, Barnhart, Pinson, Mallow, Bruce, Longanacre and Burkhammer – Require all athletes to perform in sport of the sex they were born – To Education then the Judiciary

HB2735.            By Del. Burkhammer, Hanna, Martin, Keaton, B. Ward, Pinson and Wamsley – Tax credits for living and deceased organ donors (FN) – To Finance

HB2736.            By Del. Burkhammer, Martin, Keaton, B. Ward, Pinson and Wamsley – Provide a sales tax exemption for firearms and firearm ammunition for WV residents (FN) – To Finance

HB2737.            By Del. Worrell – Repeal code relating to inspection of vehicles (FN) – To Technology and Infrastructure then the Judiciary

HB2738.            By Del. Reynolds, Ferrell, Conley, Longanacre, Wamsley, Steele, B. Ward and Pinson – Bias Motivated Intimidation of Responders Prosecution Act (FN) – To the Judiciary

HB2739.            By Del. Reynolds, Haynes, Pritt, Holstein, Steele and Mandt – Make WV a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary State – To the Judiciary

HB2740.            By Del. Westfall and Hott – Distracted Driving Act (FN) – To Technology and Infrastructure then the Judiciary

HB2741.            By Del. Linville [By Request of the WV Division of Motor Vehicles] – Relating to expansion of the alcohol test and lock program to offenders with a drug related offense – To the Judiciary

HB2742.            By Del. Linville [By Request of the WV Division of Motor Vehicles] – Providing explicit authority to process an online driver’s license or identification renewal or reissuance when the applicant needs to update the address.  – To Technology and Infrastructure then Government Organization

HB2743.            By Del. Summers, Householder, Westfall, Hott, Horst, Worrell, Reed and Mallow – Related to the Unemployment Insurance Program Integrity Act and enacting the unemployment compensation indexing system – To the Judiciary then Finance

HB2744.            By Del. Westfall [By Request of the State of WV Auditor] – Provide for a change in compensation for the Board of Public Works beginning July 1, 2021 (FN) – To Finance

HB2745.            By Del. Fast, Foster, Criss, D. Kelly, Hott, Reynolds and Westfall [By Request of the Homeland Security & Emergency Management] – Exempting the Division of Emergency Management from the Purchasing Division for purposes of examination and approving contracts of the Division of Emergency Management – To Veterans’ Affairs and Homeland Security then Finance

HB2746.            By Del. Ellington, Statler, Kessinger, Hanna, Tully, Toney, Horst, Hott, Smith, Jennings and Martin – Establishing the behavioral health workforce education initiative at the Higher Education Policy Commission (FN) – To Education then Finance

HB2747.            By Del. Fast, Criss, D. Kelly, Reynolds, Hott and Westfall [By Request of the Homeland Security & Emergency Management] – Transferring the Parole Board to the Office of Administrative Hearings – To Veterans’ Affairs and Homeland Security then the Judiciary

HB2748.            By Del. Jennings, Hanna, J. Kelly and Sypolt – Modifying the school calendar to begin not earlier than September 1 and end no later than June 1 – To Education then Finance

HB2749.            By Del. Lovejoy, Brown, Diserio, Hornbuckle and Williams – Reestablishing prevailing wages for certain state government contracts (FN) – To Political Subdivisions then Government Organization then Finance

HB2750.            By Del. Howell and Hott – Transferring certain property to the Economic Development Office – To Government Organization

HB2751.            By Del. Westfall and Hott [By Request of the State of WV Auditor] – Modernize the process for dissolution of municipal corporations in this State (FN) – To Political Subdivisions then the Judiciary

HB2752.            By Del. Holstein – Prohibiting discrimination in access to organ transplants based on physical or mental disability – To Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary

HB2753.            By Del. Mallow, Conley, Bruce, Miller, Forsht and Longanacre – Provide programs to educate senior citizens (FN) – To Education then Finance

HB2754.            By Del. Pushkin and Rohrbach – Prohibiting smoking in an enclosed motor vehicle when a child under the age of eight is present (FN) – To Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary

HB2755.            By Del. Pushkin and Higginbotham – Requiring the State Board of Education to provide for the routine education of all professional educators – To Education then Finance

HB2756.            By Del. Hansen, Walker, Fleischauer, Barach, Young and Doyle – Allowing increased civil administrative penalties to be promulgated by legislative rules of by the Department of Environmental Protection – To Agriculture and Natural Resources then the Judiciary

HB2757.            By Del. Hansen, Young, Walker, Lovejoy, Diserio, Williams, Fleischauer, Rowe, Doyle, Pushkin and Zukoff – Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020 (FN) – To Health and Human Resources then the Judiciary

HB2758.            By Del. Barrett – Requiring the Insurance Commissioner to regulate professional bondsmen (FN) – To Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary

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