WV Press Capitol Daily: West Virginia legislative, committee schedules for Wednesday, March 31

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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, March 31 – 50th 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 10 a.m. On the agenda:


  • SCR 56: Requesting study on costs of inmate incarceration paid by municipalities
  • SR 32: Congratulating George Washington High School Patriots boys’ soccer team


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 231: Relating generally to medical cannabis
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 302: Prohibiting gender-based price discrimination
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 335: Relating to WV Invests Grant Program for students at accredited community and technical college
  • Eng. SB 424: Creating fixed income credit for low-income senior citizens
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 464: Requiring composting of organic materials and commercial composting products comply with WV Fertilizer Law
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 485: Relating to use or presentation of firearm during commission of felony
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 542: Relating generally to public electric utilities and facilities fuel supply for existing coal-fired plants
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 550: Providing counties with authority to impose county sales and use tax of up to one percent under certain circumstances
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 613: Adding classification and base salaries of certain civilian employees of State Police Forensic Laboratory
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 622: Increasing compensation for elected county officials
  • Com. Sub. for SB 635: Requiring State Fire Commission propose rules for sprinkler protection in basements of certain buildings – (With right to amend)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 642: Requiring legal advertisements by State Auditor be posted to central website
  • Eng. SB 661: Permitting retailers to assume sales or use tax assessed on tangible personal property – (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 663: Providing fee for processing of criminal bonds
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 677: Relating generally to miners’ safety, health, and training standards
  • Com. Sub. for SB 695: Providing procedures for decreasing or increasing corporate limits by annexation – (With right to amend)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 702: Relating to involuntary hospitalization, competency, and criminal responsibility of persons charged or convicted of certain crimes
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 711: Relating to school aid formula and minimum student enrollment
  • Eng. SB 717: Supplemental appropriation from General Revenue to WV Community and Technical College Education, Control Account
  • Eng. SB 718: Relating generally to Coal Severance Tax Rebate
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SJR 1: Protection of the Right to Bear Arms Amendment – (With right to amend)
  • Com. Sub. for SJR 7: Motor Vehicle and Other Personal Property Tax Reduction Amendment – (With right to amend)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SJR 9: Disabled Veterans’ Exemption from Ad Valorem Property Taxation Amendment
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SJR 10: Limiting the Terms of Members of the House of Delegates and Senate Amendment
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2003: Relating to the authority and obligations of the Governor and Legislature when in declared states of preparedness and emergency – (Com. amend. pending) – (With right to amend)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2267: Establishing an optional bus operator in residence program for school districts
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2495: Relating to the filing of asbestos and silica claims (original similar to SB 512)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2499: Tax reduction for arms and ammo manufacturing
  • Eng. HB 2808: Remove salt from list and definition of “mineral” for severance tax purposes (original similar to SB 637)
  • Eng. HB 2852: Relating to distribution of the allowance for increased enrollment – (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 3010: To extend the special valuation method for cellular towers to towers owned by persons not subject to regulation by the Board of Public Works


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2014: Relating to role of the Legislature in appropriating federal funds – (Com. amends. and title amend. pending)


  • Eng. HB 2253: Relating to forgery and other crimes concerning lottery tickets – (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2888: Relating to when contentions can be revived based on forensic scientific evidence that was not available at time of conviction
  • Eng. HB 3081: Updating the West Virginia Business Corporations Act


2 p.m.: Agriculture and Natural Resources (208W)

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2823: Exempting buildings or structures utilized exclusively for agricultural purposes from the provisions of the State Building Code

2 p.m.: Pensions (451M)

  • HB 2829: Providing for the amortization of annual funding deficiencies for municipal police or firefighter pension and relief funds
  • HB 3191: Requiring employers to send certain notifications when retirants are hired as temporary, part-time employees

3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • SB 125: Budget Bill

3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 2379: Make criminal invasion of privacy a felony
  • HB 2770: Including home confinement officers in definition of law-enforcement officers
  • HB 3130: Relating to elimination of sunset provisions concerning towing rates
  • HB 3175: Relating to removing certain felonies than can prohibit vehicle salespersons from receiving a license

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

Resolutions to be Introduced on Wednesday, March 31, 2021

  • SR 33: Recognizing senior center personnel for their dedication throughout COVID-19 pandemic (Sypolt)
  • SR 34: Recognizing Coalfield Health Center’s contributions to rural health care (Plymale, Woelfel, Stollings, Phillips)
  • SR 35: Recognizing clean energy’s importance to WV’s energy future (Nelson, Caputo, Hamilton, Jeffries, Phillips, Plymale, Roberts, Romano, Smith, Stollings, Stover, Swope, Sypolt)

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.


House will convene at 10 a.m. On the agenda:



H. C. R. 21 –                            SP4 Dennis Harvey Roberts Bridge, McDowell County

Com. Sub. for H. C. R. 55 –    Studying the viability of creating a veterinary school in West Virginia

H. C. R. 78 –                            Requesting an examination of juvenile proceedings


Com. Sub. for H. J. R. 3 –       Property Tax Modernization Amendment

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2017 –     Rewriting the Criminal Code (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2095 –     Providing increased protections for the welfare of domestic animals (Capito) (Regular) [Amendments Pending] [Right to Amend]

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2224 –     Relating to complaints against public agencies to obtain records through the Freedom of Information Act (Capito) (Regular) [Right to Amend]

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2370 –     Provide that Public Service Districts cannot charge sewer rates for filling a swimming pool (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2488 –     Relating to an occupational limited license (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2592 –     Require Counties and Municipalities to hold all local elections during statewide elections (Capito) (Regular)

H. B. 2730 –                             Relating to persons filing federal bankruptcy petition to exempt certain property of the estate (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2751 –     Modernize the process for dissolution of municipal corporations in this State (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2876 –     Modify the five-year waiting period and 100-person minimum for an association health plan, and to allow new flexibility granted under federal rules (J. Pack) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2884 –     To make changes to the FOIA law to protect public utility customer databases from disclosure, with exceptions (Capito) (Regular) [Right to Amend]

H. B. 2908 –                             Relating to disclosure of information by online marketplaces to inform consumers (Capito) (Regular)

H. B. 2918 –                             Relating to Family Drug Treatment Court (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2927 –     Adding Caregiving expenses to campaign finance expense (Capito) (Regular)

H. B. 2997 –                             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 (Capito) (Regular)

H. B. 3030 –                             Relating to gross weight limitations and road restrictions in Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 3036 –     Sunsetting the Board of Sanitarians (Steele) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 3072 –     Sunset the Board of Forestry (Steele) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 3074 –     Relating to information on organ and tissue donations (Ellington) (Regular)

H. B. 3089 –                             Make utility workers essential employees during a state of emergency (Capito) (Regular)

H. B. 3286 –                             Making a supplementary appropriation to the Division of Human Services – Child Care and Development (Householder) (Effective From Passage)

H. B. 3287 –                             Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Homeland Security (Householder) (Effective From Passage)

H. B. 3288 –                             Supplementing and amending appropriations by decreasing and increasing existing items of appropriation in the DHHR (Householder) (Effective From Passage)

H. B. 3289 –                             Supplementary appropriation to the Department of Commerce, Geological and Economic Survey (Householder) (Effective From Passage)

H. B. 3291 –                             Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Homeland Security, Division of Administrative Services (Householder) (Effective From Passage)

H. B. 3292 –                             Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Health (Householder) (Effective From Passage)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 3295 –     Making a supplemental appropriation to Division of Human Services and Division of Health Central Office (Householder) (Effective From Passage)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 3297 –     Making a supplemental appropriation to the Department of Veterans’ Assistance – Veterans Home (Householder) (Effective From Passage)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 3307 –     Social Media Integrity and Anti-Corruption in Elections Act (Capito) (Regular)

H. B. 3308 –                             Relating to increasing number of limited video lottery terminals (Householder) (Regular)

H. B. 3310 –                             Relating to the jurisdiction of the Public Service Commission (Capito) (Regular)

H. B. 3311 –                             Relating to the cost of medical records (J. Pack) (Regular)

H. B. 3312 –                             Establishing a memorial to child labor and child workers who died in the course of employment in this state (Steele) (Regular)


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

Com. Sub. for S. B. 81 –         Relating generally to WV Uniform Trust Code (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for S. B. 346 –       Authorizing DMV use electronic means when providing notice for licensees and vehicle owners (Linville) (Regular)

S. B. 374 –                               Increasing threshold for bid requirement to $10,000 to be consistent with other state agencies (Steele) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for S. B. 375 –       Relating to county boards of education policies for open enrollment (Ellington) (Regular) [Education Committee Amendment Pending]

Com. Sub. for S. B. 389 –       Relating to State Resiliency Office responsibility to plan for emergency and disaster response, recovery, and resiliency (Steele) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for S. B. 421 –       Authorizing Workforce West Virginia to hire at-will employees (Steele) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for S. B. 429 –       Exempting Division of Emergency Management from Purchasing Division requirements for certain contracts (Steele) (Regular)

S. B. 463 –                               Consolidating position of Inspector General of former Workers’ Compensation Fraud and Abuse Unit and position of Director of Insurance Fraud Unit (Steele) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for S. B. 472 –       Updating criteria for regulating certain occupations and professions (Steele) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for S. B. 587 –       Making contract consummation with state more efficient (Steele) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2022 –     Budget Bill, making appropriations of public money out of the treasury in accordance with section fifty-one, article six of the Constitution (Householder) (Effective From Passage)



S. C. R. 20 –                            Supporting and celebrating centennial anniversary of Jones Act


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

H. B. 3306 –                             Relating to virtual instruction (Ellington) (Regular)


Com. Sub. for S. B. 439 –       Allowing use or nonuse of safety belt as admissible evidence in civil actions (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)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2177 –     Permitting the issuance of a state issued identification card without a photo on the card under certain conditions (Steele) (Regular)

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. 2721 –                             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 (Steele) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2959 –     Relating to the financing of environmental pollution control equipment for coal-fired power plants (Anderson) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 3009 –     Relating to the publication of county board financial statements (Ellington) (Regular)

H. B. 3079 –                             Relating to exempting recovery residences from certain standards (J. Pack) (Regular)

H. B. 3131 –                             Relating to correcting internal code references and citations (Capito) (Regular)

H. B. 3305 –                             Relating to required course of study (Ellington) (Regular)

H. B. 3309 –                             Creating and funding a Video Lottery Terminals Modernization Fund (Householder) (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. 2719 –                             Relating to the Division of Motor Vehicles use of electronic means and other alternate means to provide notice (Steele) (Regular)

H. B. 3059 –                             Making contract consummation with state more efficient (Steele) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 3102 –     Requiring Director of transportation to have experience in transportation department (Ellington) (Regular)


Veterans; Affairs and Homeland Security8:15 a.m. – House Chamber

— House Study Resolution- Relating to declining veteran population in West Virginia.

Committee on the Judiciary8:30 a.m. – Room 418 M

— SB566 – Relating to interpretations of school laws

— SB263 – Permitting online raffles to benefit charitable and public service organizations

— SJR4 – Incorporation of Churches or Religious Denominations Amendment

— SB361 – Extending supervision for conviction of soliciting minor and using obscene matter with intent to seduce minor

— SB392 – Creating penalty for impersonating law-enforcement officer or official

— SB483 – Allowing oaths be taken before any person authorized to administer oaths

— SB673 – Relating to venue for bringing civil action or arbitration proceedings under construction contracts

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

No agenda

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