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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Wednesday, Jan. 23


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Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019
15th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:  WV Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “Eat Right WV Day”, Upper Senate Rotunda (2 Tables); WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Upper Senate Rotunda (3 Tables), Broadband Day at the Capitol; Upper Senate Rotunda (3 Tables); WV Rural Water Association, Upper House Rotunda; Antero, Upper House Walkway (1Table); IOGA Legislative Reception.

SENATE

Senate to convene at 11 a.m. 

On The Agenda

RESOLUTIONS

 

  • SR 16: Recognizing Daniel Boone VFW Post 5578 for service to community, state, and country
  • SR 17: Designating January 23, 2019, as Sexual and Domestic Violence Awareness Day
  • SR 18: Recognizing 20th anniversary of James “Tiger” Morton Catastrophic Illness Fund
  • SR 19: Designating January 23, 2019, as West Virginia for Broadband Day at Capitol

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

  • SCR 15: Studying feasibility of requiring all state agencies that collect fees and fines to depose those funds in General Revenue Fund

 

THIRD READING

 

  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 1: Increasing access to career education and workforce training
  • Com. Sub. for SB 18: Relating to crimes committed on State Capitol Complex (original similar to HB 2092)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 255: Relating to Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee
  • SB 354: Expiring funds to balance of Auditor’s Office – Chief Inspector’s Fund

 

SECOND READING

 

  • Com. Sub. for SB 223: Authorizing Department of Commerce promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 2246)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 253: Protecting consumers from automatic purchase renewal and continuous service offers

 

FIRST READING

 

  • Com. Sub. for SB 258: Establishing common law “veil piercing” claims not be used to impose personal liability

 

Committees

Daily Committee Schedule: 

 

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

  • SB 390: Requiring electric utilities submit feasibility studies of constructing and operating middle-mile broadband internet projects

 

2 p.m.:  Agriculture and Rural Development (208W)

  • SB 285: Relating to modification of cottage food laws
  • SB 259: Expanding Coyote Control Program
  • SB 19: Relating to Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
  • SB 14: Creating WV Farm-to-School Grant Program
  • SB 344: Relating to operation of state-owned farms
  • SB 383: Creating WV Healthy Food Crop Block Grant Program

 

2 p.m.: Pensions (451M)

  • Agenda TBA

 

3 p.m. Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 63: Relating to partial filling of prescriptions
  • SB 199: Athletic Commission rule relating to administrative rules of State Athletic Commission (Bundle 9)

o   SB 191: Agriculture Commissioner rule relating to animal disease control

o   SB 192: Agriculture Commissioner rule relating to industrial hemp

o   SB 193: Agriculture Commissioner rule relating to rural rehabilitation loan program

o   SB 194: Agriculture Commissioner rule relating to captive cervid farming

o   SB 195: Agriculture Commissioner rule relating to farm-to-food bank tax credit

o   SB 196: Agriculture Commissioner rule relating to agritourism

o   SB 197: Agriculture Commissioner rule relating to farmers markets

o   SB 198: Agriculture Commissioner rule relating to seed certification program

o   SB 199: Athletic Commission rule relating to administrative rules of State Athletic Commission

o   SB 200: Board of Licensed Dietitians rule relating to licensure and renewal requirements

o   SB 201: Board of Medicine rule relating to licensing and disciplinary procedures: physicians; podiatric physicians; and surgeons

o   SB 202: Board of Medicine rule relating to permitting and disciplinary procedures: educational permits for graduate medical interns, residents, and fellows

o   SB 203: Board of Osteopathic Medicine rule relating to licensing procedures for osteopathic physicians

o   SB 204: Board of Pharmacy rule relating to licensure and practice of pharmacy

o   SB 205: Board of Pharmacy rule relating to board rules for registration of pharmacy technicians

o   SB 206: Board of Pharmacy rule relating to regulations governing pharmacy permits

o   SB 207: Board of Pharmacy rule relating to regulations governing pharmacists

o   SB 208: Board of Pharmacy rules relating to substitution of biological pharmaceuticals

o   SB 209: Real Estate Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board rule relating to requirements for licensure and certification

o   SB 210: Registered Professional Nurses rule relating to criteria for evaluation and accreditation of colleges, departments, or schools of nursing

o   SB 211: Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses rule relating to registration and licensure, and conduct constituting professional misconduct

o   SB 212: Board of Registered Professional Nurses rule relating to advanced practice registered nurse

o   SB 213: Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses rule relating to standards for scope of professional nursing practice

o   SB 214: Board of Registered Professional Nurses rule relating to fees for services rendered by board and supplemental renewal fee for center for nursing

o   SB 215: Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses rule relating to dialysis technicians

o   SB 216: Secretary of State rule relating to filing and formatting rules and related documents for publication in State Register

o   SB 217: Secretary of State rule relating to loan and grant programs under Help America Vote Act

o   SB 218: Secretary of State rule relating to early voting in-person satellite precincts

o   SB 219: Secretary of State rule relating to notaries public

o   SB 220: Board of Social Work rule relating to qualifications for profession of social work

o   SB 221: Board of Social Work rule relating to code of ethics

o   SB 222: Treasurer’s Office rule relating to reporting and claiming unknown and unlocatable interest owners reserved interest

  • SB 236: Providing notice of eligibility to persons to vote after completion of punishment or pardon

 

3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

 

Senate Bills

Senate Bills to be Introduced Wednesday, January 23, 2019

 

  • SB 394: Allowing state to opt out of federal statute relating to SNAP benefits (Takubo, Ihlenfeld, Jeffries, Maroney, Weld; Health and Human Resources then Judiciary)
  • SB 395: Authorizing PEIA establish base benefits insurance plans (FN) (Tarr, Boso, Maroney, Sypolt, Takubo; Banking and Insurance then Finance)
  • SB 396: Waiving occupational licensing fees for low-income individuals, military families, and young workers (Tarr; Government Organization then Finance)
  • SB 397: Relating to autocycles (Cline; Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • SB 398: Relating to compensation for senior judges (Trump; Judiciary then Finance)
  • SB 399: Relating to compensation for senior magistrates (Trump; Judiciary then Finance)
  • SB 400: Allowing Board of Dentistry create specialty licenses (Romano; Health and Human Resources then Government Organization)
  • SB 401: Exempting Social Security benefits from personal income tax (FN) (Cline, Azinger, Boley, Boso, Hamilton, Jeffries, Maynard, Hardesty, Roberts, Smith, Swope, Sypolt, Tarr; Finance)
  • SB 402: Authorizing Division of Forestry investigate and enforce timber theft violations (Sypolt; Natural Resources then Judiciary)
  • SB 403: Prohibiting person criminally responsible for death of relative from being involved in burial arrangements (Sypolt; Judiciary)
  • SB 404: Altering sediment control during commercial timber harvesting operations (Sypolt; Natural Resources then Government Organization)
  • SB 405: Increasing limit on additional expenses incurred in preparing notice list for redemption (Sypolt; Government Organization)
  • SB 406: Relating to collection of taxes on estate or property in receivership (Trump; Finance)
  • SB 407: Relating to abandonment and indication of ownership in property held by financial institution (Trump; Banking and Insurance then Judiciary)
  • SB 408: Determining indigency for public defender services (Palumbo; Judiciary)
  • SB 409: Permitting third-party ownership of renewable and alternative generating facilities (FN) (Rucker, Hamilton, Lindsay, Plymale, Prezioso, Smith, Sypolt, Trump; Energy, Industry and Mining then Finance)

 

* (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

* (IB) indicates the bill is an Interim Bill

 

Committee Action on Bills from Tuesday, January 22, 2019

 

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

  • SB 238: Increasing fines for passing stopped school bus
  • Bill reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass; second reference to Judiciary

 

  • SB 333: Exempting automobiles 25 years or older from personal property taxes’
  • Bill reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass; second reference to Finance

 

  • Senate Concurrent Resolutions: SCR 4: US Marine Corps Lt. Col. Dennis Ray Blankenship Memorial Road; SCR 9: US Army PFC Winten L. Wayts Memorial Bridge
  • Resolutions reported to the full Senate with the recommendation that they be adopted

 

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

  • SB 52: Entitling natural resource producers to economic opportunity tax credit
  • Bill has been laid over

 

  • SB 167: DEP rule relating to requirements governing water quality standards
  • Bill reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass; second reference to Judiciary

 

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

  • SB 173: DHHR rule relating to medication-assisted treatment office-based medication-assisted treatment
  • Bill reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass; second reference to Judiciary

 

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

  • SB 291: Relating generally to survivor benefits for emergency response providers
  • Bill reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass; second reference to Finance

 

  • SB 241: Permitting county court clerks scan certain documents in electronic form
  • Committee Substitute reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass

 

  • SB 233: Relating to age requirements for deputy sheriff
  • Bill reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass

 

  • SB 330: Requiring contact information be listed on agency’s online directory and website
  • Bill has been laid over

 

3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 55: Relating to driving privileges and requirements for persons under 18
  • Committee Substitute reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass

 

  • SB 101: Equalizing penalties for intimidating and retaliating against certain public officers and other persons
  • Committee Substitute reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass

 

  • SB 103: Relating generally to Public Defender Services
  • Committee Substitute reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass; second reference to Finance

 

  • SB 124: Creating felony offense for actions of cruelty to animals which causes serious injury or death of animal
  • Committee Substitute reported as amended to the full Senate with recommendation it do pass

 

3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • SB 268: Updating meaning of federal taxable income in WV Corporation Net Income Tax Act
  • Bill reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass

 

  • SB 269: Updating terms used in WV Personal Income Tax Act
  • Bill reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass

 

  • SB 178: Lottery Commission rule relating to WV Lottery sports wagering rule
  • Bill reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass; second reference to Judiciary

 

Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (16)

 

  • SB 3: Establishing WV Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 10: Relating to Second Chance Driver’s License Program (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SB 17: Relating to probation eligibility (House Judiciary)
  • SB 24: Relating generally to local boards of health (House Political Subdivisions)
  • SB 27: Removing restrictions on where certain traditional lottery games may be played (House Finance)
  • SB 28: Removing hotel occupancy tax limit collects for medical care and emergency services (House Finance)
  • SB 36: Allowing adjustment of gross income for calculating personal income liability for certain retirees (House Pensions and Retirement)
  • SB 61: Adding certain crimes for which prosecutor may apply for wiretap (House Judiciary)
  • SB 62: Requiring participation in drug court program before discharge of certain first-time drug offenses (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 106: Alleviating double taxation on foreign income at state level (House Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development)
  • SB 119: Specifying documents not subject to discovery in certain proceedings (House Judiciary)
  • SB 152: Relating generally to criminal offense expungement (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 177: Fire Commission rule relating to State Building Code (House Judiciary)
  • SB 190: DOH rule relating to employment procedures (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SB 240: Repealing certain legislative rules no longer authorized or are obsolete (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 272: Updating code relating to Commission on Special Investigations (House Judiciary)

 

Resolutions that have Passed the Senate as of Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (1)

 

  • SCR 11: Urging Congress pass fully funded long-term surface transportation and infrastructure measures (House Technology and Infrastructure)

 

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 OF DELEGATES: 

House to convene at 11 a.m.

SPECIAL CALENDAR **

On the agenda:

THIRD READING – For Passage

  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2095 – Assessing the college- and career-readiness of 11th and 12th grade students
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2193 – Providing a specific escheat of US savings bonds
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2423 – Prohibiting certain sex offenders from being in a supervisory position over children

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2005 – Broadband Expansion Act of 2019
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2346 – Changing the licensing requirement for certain casino employees
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2360 – Placing the Athletic Commission under the Lottery Commission
  • H. B. 2412 – Relating to criminal acts concerning government procurement of commodities and services
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2422 – Relating to the time for the observation of “Celebrate Freedom Week”
  • H. B. 2459 – Exercising authority to exempt individuals domiciled within the state from certain restrictions contained in federal law
  • H. B. 2462 – Issuing a certificate to correctional employees to carry firearms

FIRST READING

  • H. B. 2009 – Creating a new category of Innovation in Education grant program
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2435 – Authorizing Attorney General to prosecute violations of state criminal law recommended by the Commission on Special Investigations
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2446 – Blue Alert Plan
  • H. B. 2509 – Clarifying that theft of a controlled substance is a felony
  • H. B. 2527 – Relating to forgery and other crimes concerning lottery tickets

 

Committees

Daily Committee Schedule

Committee on the Judiciary

9:00 a.m. – Room 418M

  • H. B. 2547, Relating to the election prohibition zone,
  • H. B. 2600, Relating to publication of sample ballots,
  • S. B. 272, Updating code relating to Commission on Special Investigations,
  • Com. Sub. for S. B. 17, Relating to probation eligibility,
  • S. B. 119, Specifying documents not subject to discovery in certain proceedings,
  • H. B. 2579, Relating to the collection of tax and the priority of distribution of an estate or property in receivership,
  • H. B. 2602, Including possession of known stolen property in the offense of receiving or transferring stolen property

 

Committee on Education

9:00 a.m. – Room 432M

  • H. B. 2378, Relating generally to grounds for revocation of a teaching certificate.
  • Originating Bill – Companion Bill to H. B. 2378
  • H. B. 2004, Providing for a program of instruction in workforce preparedness

 

Committee on Government Organization

9:00 a.m. – Room 215E

  • HB 2203, West Virginia Contractor Licensing Act. (2nd reference to Judiciary)
  • HB 2353, Allowing purchase of hardware items and equipment for state-wide road system from a local seller rather than the holder of a state contract. (2nd reference to Judiciary)
  • HB 2514, Permitting pawn brokers to disclose whether any specific property has been sold or pledged

 

Committee on Finance

9:00 a.m. – Room 464M

  • Budget Hearing for the Department of Commerce
  • H. J. R. 17: Business Inventory, Machinery and Equipment Tax Exemption Amendment
  • H. J. R. 18: Property Tax Relief for Seniors and Disabled Veterans Amendment
  • H. B. 2191: Relating generally to limited video lottery

 

2:00 p.m. – Room 464M

  • Budget Hearing for the Department of Military Affairs & Public Safety

 

4:00 p.m. – Room 464M

  • Budget Hearing for the Public Service Commission & Consumer Advocate Division

 

Veterans Affairs & Homeland Security

1:00 p.m. – Room 432M

  • Post Audit Division: Legislative Letter Report concerning Inventory within the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Performance Evaluation and Research Division: Performance Review relating to Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety.

 

*** Agendas and times subject to change. ***

 

Bills:

 

All Senate and House Bills Introduced on Jan. 22, 2019:

 41 bills introduced on 01/22/19:

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Status

Committee

Step

Last Action

HB 2574 Repealing the soft drink tax Pending House Finance Committee 01/22/19
HB 2575 Freezing PEIA employee premiums for three years Pending House Banking and Insurance Committee 01/22/19
HB 2576 Establishing a tax credit for new businesses that locate in the state Pending House SB Committee 01/22/19
HB 2577 Authorizing insurance to married workers without children at reduced rates under the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Act Pending House Banking and Insurance Committee 01/22/19
HB 2578 Allowing children in the custody of the state in any foster home, group home or other facility or residence to hunt and fish without a license Pending House ANR Committee 01/22/19
HB 2579 Relating to the collection of tax and the priority of distribution of an estate or property in receivership Pending House Judiciary Committee 01/22/19
HB 2580 Reducing state income taxes for state and federal retirees by increasing the exemption on retirement income Pending House Pensions and Retirement Committee 01/22/19
HB 2581 Requiring recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program be issued a photo identification card Pending House Judiciary Committee 01/22/19
HB 2582 Exempting all veterans of the Armed Forces or any reserve component thereof from having to obtain a hunting, trapping fishing license Pending House ANR Committee 01/22/19
HB 2583 Family Planning Access Act Pending House Health and Human Resources Committee 01/22/19
HB 2584 Relating generally to funding of Public Employees Health Insurance Program Pending House Banking and Insurance Committee 01/22/19
HB 2585 Promulgating a rule for the state building code to require large venues to have portable exit barriers to guide people to targeted exit areas Pending House FD Committee 01/22/19
HB 2586 Providing programs to train firefighters and emergency medical technicians Pending House FD Committee 01/22/19
HB 2587 Prohibiting violations of an individual’s civil rights because of disability or sexual orientation Pending House Judiciary Committee 01/22/19
HB 2588 Relating to occupational pneumoconiosis claims Pending House Judiciary Committee 01/22/19
HB 2589 Relating to solar energy on formerly mined land Pending House T&I Committee 01/22/19
HB 2590 Relating to payment of taxes by co owner or others Pending House Judiciary Committee 01/22/19
HB 2591 Requiring lighted exit signs in buildings where members of the public may frequent Pending House Government Organization Committee 01/22/19
HB 2592 Requiring all boards referred to in Chapter 30 of the code be located in the same area in the state Pending House Government Organization Committee 01/22/19
HB 2593 Limiting the increase or decrease of state funding to a county board of education Pending House Education Committee 01/22/19
HB 2594 Prohibiting railroads from blocking crossings on privately owned streets Pending House T&I Committee 01/22/19
HB 2595 Establishing the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Police Officer Retirement System Pending House Pensions and Retirement Committee 01/22/19
HB 2596 Providing for a special “Don’t Tread On Me” license plate Pending House T&I Committee 01/22/19
HB 2597 Creating a hunting permit to safely accommodate visually impaired hunters Pending House ANR Committee 01/22/19
HB 2598 Relating to submitting a certifying statement attesting to status as a charitable or public service organization Pending House Government Organization Committee 01/22/19
HB 2599 Awarding service weapons to special natural resources police officers upon retirement Pending House Judiciary Committee 01/22/19
HB 2600 Relating to publication of sample ballots Pending House Judiciary Committee 01/22/19
HB 2601 Relating to the review and approval of state property leases Pending House Government Organization Committee 01/22/19
HB 2602 Including possession of known stolen property in the offense of receiving or transferring stolen property Pending House Judiciary Committee 01/22/19
HB 2603 Relating to the amount permitted to remain in the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration’s operating fund Pending House Government Organization Committee 01/22/19
HB 2604 Permitting service credit in the Teachers Retirement System to persons with alternative school teaching experience Pending House Pensions and Retirement Committee 01/22/19
HB 2605 Relating to the regular election of officers on state general election day Pending House Political Subdivisions Committee 01/22/19
HB 2606 Requiring 30 minutes of unstructured play time daily for students in kindergarten through grade 5 Pending House Education Committee 01/22/19
SB 386 Funding of Public Employees Health Insurance Program Pending Senate Finance Committee 01/22/19
SB 387 Authorizing Governor seek return of fugitives found in other states or District of Columbia Pending Senate Judiciary Committee 01/22/19
SB 388 Equalizing penalties for intimidating and retaliating against public officers, employees, jurors, and witnesses Pending Senate Judiciary Committee 01/22/19
SB 389 Allowing developmentally disabled person purchase base hunting license Pending Senate Natural Resources Committee 01/22/19
SB 390 Requiring electric utilities submit feasibility studies of constructing and operating middle-mile broadband internet projects Pending Senate Economic Development Committee 01/22/19
SB 391 Relating to unlawful discriminatory practices in categories covered by Human Rights Act and Fair Housing Act Pending Senate Judiciary Committee 01/22/19
SB 392 Relating to payment of invoices received by Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation for contract work Pending Senate Government Organization Committee 01/22/19
SB 393 Protecting right to farm Pending Senate Judiciary Committee 01/22/19

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