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Saturday, March 3, 2018
53th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:


Senate Convenes at 11 a.m. 

On the Agenda: 


  • SCR 48: US Army MSG Monty Ray Skeen, Sr., Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 49: US Army PFC Robert “Bobby” Tate, Jr., Memorial Bridge



  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2607: Extending the maximum period of confinement a judge may impose for certain, first-time probationary violations
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2654: Expanding county commissions’ ability to dispose of county or district property
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2693: Relating to state ownership of wildlife
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2983: Granting priority to roadway construction, reconstruction and maintenance for roadways prone to recurring floods that hinder ingress and egress
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 3005: Relating to regulation of unmanned aircraft systems
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4180: Relating to wildlife resources (original similar to SB 345)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4186: Relating generally to guaranteed asset protection waivers
  • Eng. HB 4219: Permitting employees of educational services cooperatives to participate in the State Teachers Retirement System
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4230: Relating to credit for reinsurance
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4236: Requiring agencies to provide an annual inventory of real property holdings to the Real Estate Division (original similar to SB342)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4268: Co-tenancy Modernization and Majority Protection Act
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4289: Relating to disability pensions of municipal employees
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4343: Relating to the delivery of financial statements to bank shareholders
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4347: Relating to voluntary contributions to the West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory Fund
  • Eng. HB 4402: Relating to the prevention of sexual abuse of children
  • Eng. HB 4410: Removing the requirement that the State Auditor receive copies of the Limited Video Lottery bids
  • Eng. HB 4422: Permitting permanent endowment funds of cemeteries to invest their principal in certain government bonds, and corporate bonds
  • Eng. HB 4433: Declaring certain claims against an agency of the state to be moral obligations of the state
  • Eng. HB 4436: Clarifying when a minor between the ages of 16 and 18 may be employed by or elected as a member of a volunteer fire department
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4444: Clarifying the authority of the State Fire Commission in adopting a State Building Code
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4473: Relating to use of state funds for advertising to promote a public official or government office
  • Eng. HB 4621: Relating to removing reference to certain entities with respect to work
  • Eng. HB 4624: Relating to West Virginia coordinate systems


SECOND READING (Amendments Stage)

  • Com. Sub. for SJR 8: County Economic Development Amendment
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2889: Allowing military veterans with certain military ratings to qualify for examinations required of probationary police officer
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2995: Permitting certain animal euthanasia technicians who have been certified by other states be certified animal euthanasia technicians in West Virginia – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4238: Authorizing counties and municipalities to establish a joint airport hazard comprehensive plan
  • Eng. HB 4539: Providing an annual annuity adjustment of 1 percent for eligible deputy sheriff retirants and surviving spouses



  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2464: Relating to disclaimers and exclusions of warranties in consumer transactions for goods – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4015: Relating to the management and continuous inventory of vehicles owned, leased, operated, or acquired by the state and its agencies – (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4023: Relating to the regulation of dialysis technicians
  • Eng. HB 4025: Permitting reciprocity for licensure as a pharmacy technician
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4027: Creating an education permit for allopathic physician resident
  • Eng. HB 4178: Permitting certain portions of certified nurse aide training to be provided through distance learning technologies
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4197: Requiring persons employed to dispatch emergency calls complete a course in cardiovascular care for telephonic resuscitation – (Com. amend. pending) (original similar to SB 409)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4279: Relating to adult protective services system
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4368: Relating to voluntary assignments of wages by state employees who have been overpaid – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4434: Clarifying provisions relating to candidates unaffiliated with a political party as it relates to certificates of announcement – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4462: Allowing off duty members and officers of the department of public safety to guard private property – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4478: Authorizing public schools to distribute excess food to students – (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4502: Adding the crimes of murder and armed robbery to the list of offenses for which a prosecutor may apply for an order authorizing interception – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4509: Relating to the establishment of substance abuse treatment facilities – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 4522: Allowing certain tax information to be shared with the Director of Purchasing Division, Department of Administration, and State Auditor – (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 4622: Relating to authorizing legislative rules regarding higher education


Senate Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule: 



TBA Following Floor: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 4233: Relating generally to fraudulent transfers
  • HB 4276: Allowing magistrates to grant work release privileges
  • HB 4571: Relating to the final day of filing announcements of candidates for a political office
  • HB 4529: Relating to oath by municipal official certifying list of delinquent business and occupation taxes
  • HB 4627: Relating to providing a limitation on the eminent domain authority of a municipal park board
  • HB 4214: Increasing penalties for unlawfully possessing or digging ginseng


One Hour After Floor: Finance (451M)

  • Com. Sub. for HB 2008: Relating to the Dealer Recovery Program
  • Com. Sub. for HB 4401: Relating to the registration of business
  • HB 4376: Expiring funds to the balance of the Department of Health and Human Resources
  • HB 4379: Supplementing, amending, decreasing, and increasing items of the existing appropriations to the Department of Transportation
  • Originating Supplemental: Decreasing and increasing appropriations from State Fund, General Revenue to DHHR, Division of Health – Central Office
  • Originating Supplemental: Decreasing and increasing appropriations from State Fund, General Revenue to DHHR, Consolidated Medical Services Fund
  • Com. Sub. for HB 4036: Increasing the maximum salaries of family case coordinators and secretary-clerks
  • Com. Sub. for HB 4157: Eliminating the refundable exemption for road construction contractors
  • Com. Sub. for HB 4166: Establishing a special revenue fund to be known as the Capital Improvements Fund – Department of Agriculture Facilities”
  • HB 4626: Relating to West Virginia innovative mine safety technology tax credit act
  • Com. Sub. for HB 4558: Establishing the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Investment Fund in the West Virginia Development Office



House Convenes at 9 a.m.

On the agenda:



*         S. B. 143<> – Permitting DNR identification tag be used to identify trap

*         S. B. 343<> – Limiting expenses in preparing list for notice to redeem

*         S. B. 350<> – Eliminating obsolete requirement that Lottery Commission file racetrack video lottery game rules with Secretary of State

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

*         Com. Sub. for S. J. R. 12<> – No Constitutional right to abortion Amendment

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 73<> – Modifying crime of fleeing from scene of accident

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 110<> –   Requiring certain licensees notify law enforcement or EMS of life-threatening emergency on premises (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 307<> –   Declaring fundraising on state highway or roadway by volunteer fire department is not obstruction or nuisance

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 327<> –   Providing extortion of anything of value, including sexual contact, subjects person to criminal penalty

*         S. B. 346<> – Permitting full-time nonresident students purchase lifetime resident hunting, trapping and fishing licenses (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 351<> – Permitting ballot commissioners serve while candidates for certain offices

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 395<> – Providing for judicial review of appealed decisions of Air Quality Review Board, Environmental Quality Board and Surface Mine Board (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 397<> – Creating crime of impersonating blind or disabled person

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 404<> –   Relating to sex offender registry information

*         S. B. 539<> – Increasing limit for settling claims against DOH (Shott) (Regular)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 561<> –   Increasing minimum contract price requiring execution of bond with respect to building or repairing school property


*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 7<> – Relating to claims under Wage Payment and Collection Act (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 47<> – Requiring Defense Department advocacy groups be notified in abuse or neglect of military person’s child

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 102<> – Creating WV Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 133<> – Exempting renewal of certain contracts entered into during declared state of emergency (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 272<> –   Relating generally to drug control (Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 298<> – Authorizing county assessors make separate entries in landbooks when real property is partly used for exempt and partly for nonexempt purposes

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 319<> – Allowing individuals who completed home schooling be eligible for PROMISE scholarship without equivalent diploma (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 365<> – Relating to Young Entrepreneur Reinvestment Act

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 412<> – Relating to authority of county litter control officers

*         S. B. 427<> – Modifying form of notice for certain tax delinquencies (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)

*         S. B. 441<> – Relating to health care provider taxes

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 456<> –   Physical Therapy Licensure Compact Act (Health and Human Resources Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 493<> –   Relating to guaranty associations

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 499<> – Requiring one year of certain approved postgraduate clinical training for persons with foreign medical degrees (Health and Human Resources Committee Amendment Pending)

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 510<> – Designating hospitals for stroke treatment

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 522<> –   Relating generally to Administrative Procedures Act

*         S. B. 545<> – Relating to driving privileges and requirements for persons under 18


House Bills Introduced


Daily Committee Schedule:

Committee on Rules
9:15 a.m. – Behind Chamber

Committee on the Judiciary
Immediately Following Floor Session – Room 434M

 Com. Sub. for S. B. 36, Relating generally to DNA testing
 S. B. 282, Exempting State Conservation Committee from Purchasing Division requirements for contracts related to flood recovery
 Com. Sub. for S. B. 491, Establishing fee for expungement of certain criminal convictions
 S. B. 465, Relating to mandated reporting of child abuse and neglect
 Com. Sub. for S. B. 555, Providing immunity from civil liability for qualified directors of certain governmental and nonprofit entities,
 S. B. 631, Relating generally to one-call system
 S. J. R. 3, Judicial Budget Oversight Amendment
 Com. Sub. for S. B. 51, Relating to domestic relations
 Com. Sub. for S. B. 275, Relating to tax on purchases of intoxicating liquors

Committee on Finance
Immediately Following Floor Session – Room 460M

*         S. B. 479<>, Establishing local government monitoring by Auditor

*         S. B. 584<>, Finding certain claims against state to be moral obligations of state.

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 589<>, Relating to issuance of personalized plates for antique motor vehicles

*         Com. Sub. for S. B. 590<>, Providing special license plate for curing childhood cancer

Committee on Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services
1:00 p.m. – Room 215E
***Agenda to be posted.<>***

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