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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Monday, Feb. 25

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Monday, Feb. 25, 2019
48th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:  Morgan County Day, Upper House Rotunda; Civil Air Patrol Day, Upper Senate Rotunda.


Senate to convene at 11 a.m. 

On The Agenda

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.




  • SCR 43: Governor William Casey Marland Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 44: Elizabeth Williams, Teacher and Community Advocate Memorial Bridge




  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 238: Increasing certain penalties for passing stopped school bus
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 316: Preserving previously approved state Municipal Policemen’s or Firemen’s pensions
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 400: Allowing Board of Dentistry create specialty licenses
  • Eng. SB 421: Relating to annual legislative review of economic development tax credit
  • Eng. SB 432: Enacting Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact (original similar to HB 2729)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 441: Relating to higher education campus police officers
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 511: Creating alternating wine proprietorships
  • Eng. SB 535: Allowing City of Buckhannon begin collecting sales and service and use tax on July 1, 2019.
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 538: Relating to WV Highway Design-Build Pilot Program (original similar to HB 3027)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 539: Relating to accrued benefit of retirees in WV State Police Retirement System Plan B (original similar to HB 3070)
  • Eng. SB 544: Increasing salaries for members of WV State Police over three-year period
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 547: Limiting landowner liability for recreational use of lands
  • Eng. SB 554: Removing salary caps for director of State Rail Authority (original similar to HB 3014)
  • Eng. SB 592: Providing for collection of hotel occupancy tax by marketplace facilitators
  • Eng. SB 596: Adjusting voluntary contribution amounts on certain DMV forms
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 597: Conforming state law to federal law for registration of appraisal management companies
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 603: Exempting certain activities from licensing requirements for engaging in business of currency exchange
  • Eng. SB 627: Relating generally to Rural Rehabilitation Loan Program
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 654: Amending definition of “mortgage loan originator”
  • Eng. SB 656: Relating to electronic filing of tax returns
  • Eng. SB 665: Allowing for expedited oil and gas well permitting
  • Eng. SB 666: Creating WV Motorsports Entertainment Complex Investment Act
  • Eng. SB 667: Creating WV Motorsport Committee
  • Eng. HB 2036: Permitting vehicles displaying disabled veterans’ special registration plates to park in places where persons with mobility impairments may park
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2740: Barring a parent from inheriting from a child in certain instances (original similar to SB 482)
  • Eng. HB 2746: Relating to administration of estates (original similar to SB 480)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2821: Updating provisions for command, clerical and other pay




  • Com. Sub. for SB 248: Creating Prosecuting Attorney’s Detectives Act (original similar to HB2444)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 249: Relating to administration of estates and trusts
  • Com. Sub. for SB 273: Relating to Commission on Special Investigations and State Auditor duties
  • SB 472: Exempting retirement income of certain uniformed services members from state income tax
  • Com. Sub. for SB 520: Requiring entities report drug overdoses
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 522: Creating Special Road Repair Fund
  • Com. Sub. for SB 537: Creating workgroup to review hospice need standards
  • SB 565: Relating to residency requirements for deputy assessors
  • SB 566: Relating to compensation for State Athletic Commission members
  • Com. Sub. for SB 615: Providing ongoing mechanism for county commissioners to allow compensation increases for elected officials every two years
  • Com. Sub. for SB 622: Relating generally to regulation and control of financing elections
  • Com. Sub. for SB 640: Regulating sudden cardiac arrest prevention
  • Com. Sub. for SB 653: Relating generally to practice of medical corporations
  • SB 655: Relating to conservation districts generally
  • SB 668: Relating to physician assistants collaborating with physicians in hospitals
  • SB 669: Allowing appointment of commissioners to acknowledge signatures
  • SB 670: Relating to WV College Prepaid Tuition and Savings Program




  • Com. Sub. for SB 105: Creating offense of impaired operation of motor vehicle placing nonpassengers at risk of physical injury (original similar to HB 2822)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 318: Transferring Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to Attorney General’s office (original similar to HB 2867)
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 348: Relating to tobacco usage restrictions
  • Com. Sub. for SB 379: Permitting county board of education to include faith-based electives in drug prevention programs
  • Com. Sub. for SB 412: Establishing Katherine Johnson Fair Pay Act of 2019
  • Com. Sub. for SB 464: Modifying licensing requirements for telemedicine and surgery or podiatry (original similar to HB 3089)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 487: Relating to admissibility of health care staffing requirements in litigation
  • Com. Sub. for SB 530: Relating to state employee merit system
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 543: Relating generally to automobile warranties and inspections
  • SB 555: Relating to authority of Higher Education Policy Commission
  • Com. Sub. for SB 564: Expanding comprehensive coverage for pregnant women through Medicaid
  • SB 605: Permitting Secondary Schools Athletic Commission discipline schools for not following protocol for concussions and head injuries
  • SB 625: Clarifying and defining authority of State Athletic Commission (original similar to SB644)
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 632: Improving student safety
  • SB 633: Authorizing Board of Physical Therapy conduct criminal background checks on applicants for licenses
  • Com. Sub. for SB 637: Relating to revocation, cancellation, or suspension of business registration certificates
  • Com. Sub. for SB 650: Protecting consumers from price gouging after state of emergency
  • Com. Sub. for SB 657: Providing consumer protection regarding self-propelled farm equipment
  • SB 658: Relating to motor vehicle salesperson licenses
  • SB 671: Eliminating State Fire Marshal report on transfer of authority and responsibility of providing fire service to counties
  • SB 672: Authorizing School Building Authority to promulgate legislative rules
  • SB 673: Relating to public higher education accountability and planning



Daily Committee Schedule: 


8:30 a.m.: Government Organization (208W)

  • SB 467: Clarifying PSC jurisdiction over water and sewer utilities (SG)


9:30 a.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Originating Bill 4: Supplemental appropriation to West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
  • Com. Sub. for SB 396: Waiving occupational licensing fees for low-income individuals, military families, and young workers


10:45 a.m.: Natural Resources (208W)

  • Originating Bill 2: Establishing adopt a stream program


(Afternoon committee meetings to be announced from the floor during the 11 a.m. Floor Session.)




House to convene at 11 a.m.


On the agenda:

Citation Presentations Scheduled in House Chamber:

  • 10:20 a.m. – Leadership Jefferson, Delegate Espinosa
  • 10:30 a.m. – Civil Air Patrol


  • Com. Sub. for S. B. 26 – Permitting certain employees of educational service cooperatives participate in state’s teacher retirement systems
  • Com. Sub. for S. B. 489 – Relating to Pharmacy Audit Integrity Act
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2229 – Adding violations of law upon which a public servant’s retirement plan may be forfeited
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2452 – Creating the West Virginia Cybersecurity Office
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2550 – Creating a matching program for the Small Business Innovation and Research Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program
  • H. B. 2598 – Relating to submitting a certifying statement attesting to status as a charitable or public service organization
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2690 – Relating to guaranty associations
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2694 – Relating to the state’s ability to regulate hemp
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2718 – Requiring purchasers of roundwood to collect and maintain certain information
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2770 – Fairness in Cost-Sharing Calculation Act
  • H. B. 2816 – Removing the terms “hearing impaired,” “hearing impairment,” and “deaf mute” from the West Virginia Code and substituting terms
  • H. B. 2827 – Removing the residency requirements for hiring deputy assessors
  • H. B. 2828 – Relating to Qualified Opportunity Zones
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2830 – Establishing Next Generation 911 services in this state
  • H. B. 2837 – Relating to the licensing of advance deposit wagering
  • H. B. 2926 – Requiring the Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to study the housing needs of veterans
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 3024 – West Virginia Business Ready Sites Program
  • H. B. 3045 – Exempting certain complimentary hotel rooms from hotel occupancy tax
  • H. B. 3132 – Relating to exempting providers that serve no more than 30 patients with office-based medication-assisted treatment
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 3133 – Relating to requiring a parolee or probationer found to have suffered with addiction to participate in a support service
  • H. B. 3134 – Establishing criminal penalties for negligent homicide, and increasing criminal penalties for reckless driving
  • H. B. 3135 – Expiring funds to the balance of the Department of Commerce, Development Office

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

  • Com. Sub. for S. B. 408 – Determining indigency for public defender services
  • Com. Sub. for S. B. 518 – Restricting sale and trade of dextromethorphan (Health and Human Resources Committee Amendment Pending)
  • S. B. 545 – Relating to HIV testing (Health and Human Resources Committee Amendment Pending)
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2011 – Road Maintenance Program
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2014 – West Virginia Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets Act
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2049 – Relating to a prime contractor’s responsibility for wages and benefits
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2079 – Removing certain limitations on medical cannabis grower, processor and dispensary licenses
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2378 – Relating generally to grounds for revocation of a teaching certificate
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2396 – West Virginia Fresh Food Act
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2397 – Requiring county school boards to provide adequate mental health and counseling services
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2433 – Modifying the school calendar to begin not earlier than Labor Day and end prior to Memorial Day
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2441 – Removing certain requirements related to wages for construction of public improvements
  • H. B. 2497 – Relating to the whistle-blower law
  • H. B. 2535 – Relating to purchasing exemptions and procedures
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2595 – Establishing the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Police Officer Retirement System
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2617 – Relating to the form for making offer of optional uninsured and underinsured coverage by insurers
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2662 – Relating to certificates or employment of school personnel
  • H. B. 2665 – Supplemental appropriation for PEIA Rainy Day Fee
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2670 – Relating to damages for medical monitoring
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2703 – Relating to refunds of excise taxes collected from dealers of petroleum products
  • H. B. 2729 – Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact
  • H. B. 2760 – Relating to performance reviews of state agencies and regulatory boards
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2802 – Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2831 – Finding and declaring certain claims against the state and its agencies to be moral obligations of the state
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2843 – Creating an Office for Federal Surplus Property
  • H. B. 2850 – Relating to qualifications for commercial driver’s license
  • H. B. 2853 – Establishing the West Virginia Program for Open Education Resources
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2866 – Relating to the termination, expiration, or cancellation of oil or natural gas leases
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2895 – Allowing victims of certain crimes to get a restraining order
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2931 – Clarifying that the State Lottery Commission has no authority over nonlottery games
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2941 – Reinstating the film investment tax credit
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2943 – Relating to deliveries by wine specialty shop
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2945 – Relating to vendors paying a single annual fee for a permit issued by a local health department
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2951 – Placing the regulation of non-medical professions and occupations in a new chapter of the code
  • H. B. 2953 – Permitting a critical access hospital to become a community outpatient medical center
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2974 – Exempting businesses relating to transporting certain used tires to storage, disposal, or recycling locations from provisions of chapter
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2976 – Economic Diversification Act of 2019
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2991 – Relating to the Ryan Brown Addiction Prevention and Recovery Fund
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 3016 – Relating to the State Aeronautics Commission
  • H. B. 3020 – Relating to sole source contracts for goods and services with nonprofit corporations affiliated with the respective education institutions
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 3021 – Relating to the disposition of permit fees, registration fees and civil penalties imposed against thoroughbred horse racing licensees
  • H. B. 3044 – Requiring the Commissioner of Highways to develop a formula for allocating road funds
  • H. B. 3054 – Relating to the state agency for surplus property
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 3057 – Relating to the Adult Drug Court Participation Fund
  • H. B. 3095 – Establishing a minimum monthly retirement annuity for certain retirants
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 3100 – Clarifying certain provisions of the Nonintoxicating Beer Act
  • H. B. 3102 – Creating alternating wine proprietorships for wineries and farm wineries
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 3103 – Authorizing operators of a distillery or mini-distillery to offer for purchase and consumption liquor on the premises
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 3105 – Permitting the Alcohol Beverage Control Administration to request the assistance of law enforcement
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 3116 – Removing current limitations on sales of nonintoxicating beer and nonintoxicating craft beer growlers
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 3131 – Relating to providing salary adjustments to employees of the Department of Health and Human Resources
  • H. B. 3136 – Relating to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • H. B. 3137 – Relating to the personal income tax fund
  • H. B. 3139 – Relating to funding of the Public Employees Health Insurance Program
  • H. B. 3140 – Relating to the Division of Natural Resources Infrastructure
  • H. B. 3141 – Relating to expanding areas of the Capitol Complex
  • H. B. 3143 – Relating to requirements for consumer loans in West Virginia
  • H. B. 3145 – Relating to student financial aid resources
  • H. B. 3146 – Relating to retail licensees
  • H. B. 3147 – Requiring the Board of Insurance and Risk Management purchase life insurance products from state resident agents


  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2179 – Allowing nonmembers of a political party to request that party’s partisan ballot at a primary election
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2519 – The Campus Self Defense Act
  • H. B. 3142 – Relating to thermal tax reduction on thermal or steam coal
  • H. B. 3144 – North Central Appalachian Coal Severance Tax Rebate Act



Daily Committee Schedule

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