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Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
44th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:  History Day, Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas.


Senate to convene at 11 a.m. 

On The Agenda



  • SCR 35: Designating days for displaying Honor and Remember Flag at WV Veterans Memorial




  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 340: Repealing obsolete provisions of code relating to WV Physicians Mutual Insurance Company
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 344: Relating to operation of state-owned farms (original similar to HB 2560)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 402: Authorizing Division of Forestry investigate and enforce timber theft violations (original similar to HB 2717)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 510: Relating to medical professional liability
  • SB 635: Relating generally to coal mining activities – (With right to amend)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2324: Authorizing the acupuncture board to issue certificates to perform auricular acudetox therapy




  • Com. Sub. for SB 613: Requiring DNR include election of organ donation on hunting licenses




  • SB 11: Relating to retirement and pension benefits of certain PERS and Teachers Retirement System members who serve in Legislature
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 86: Requiring county boards provide free feminine hygiene products in grades six to 12 (original similar to HB 2464)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 330: Requiring contact information be listed on agency’s online directory and website
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 383: Creating WV Healthy Food Crop Block Grant Program
  • Com. Sub. for SB 404: Relating generally to sediment control during commercial timber harvesting operations (original similar to HB 2714)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 415: Creating Timber Cotenancy Modernization and Majority Protection Act and Unknown and Unlocatable Timber Interest Owners Act
  • Com. Sub. for SB 485: Clarifying notification requirements for property insurance purposes (original similar to HB 2909, HB 2993)
  • SB 493: Correcting terminology referring to racing vehicles illegally on street
  • Com. Sub. for SB 506: Relating to guaranty associations
  • Com. Sub. for SB 529: Clarifying provisions of Nonintoxicating Beer Act (original similar to HB3100)
  • SB 531: Relating generally to workers’ compensation claims – (Com. amend. pending)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 546: Relating to health care provider taxes
  • Com. Sub. for SB 585: Relating to criminal offenses of stalking and harassment generally
  • SB 593: Permitting critical access hospital become community outpatient medical center
  • SB 596: Adjusting voluntary contribution amounts on certain DMV forms
  • Com. Sub. for SB 624: Allowing county boards of education use alternative assessment provided in Every Student Succeeds Act
  • Com. Sub. for SB 641: Relating to Primary Care Support Program
  • SB 664: Authorizing certain members of federal judiciary perform marriages
  • 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 2612: Proposing rules related to the completion or updating of source water protection plans (original similar to SB 430)
  • 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. HB 2759: Providing for the ancillary administration of West Virginia real estate owned by nonresidents by affidavit and without administration – (Com. amend. pending) (original similar to SB 483)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2821: Updating provisions for command, clerical and other pay



Daily Committee Schedule: 


9 a.m.: Transportation and Infrastructure (451M)\

  • SB 543: Relating generally to automobile warranties and inspections
  • SB 538: Relating to WV Highway Design-Build Pilot Program
  • Com. Sub. for SCR 6: US Army SP4 Darrell Gregory Triplett Memorial Bridge


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

  • Com. Sub. SB 541: Establishing priorities for expenditures for plugging abandoned gas or oil wells


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

  • SB 640: Regulating sudden cardiac arrest prevention
  • SB 653: Relating generally to practice of medical corporations
  • SB 520: Requiring entities report drug overdoses
  • Originating Bill 1: Relating to Physician Assistants Practice Act
  • Originating Bill 2: Relating to access to controlled substances monitoring database by managed care organizations
  • SB 574: Permitting authorized physician order involuntary hospitalization of individual if physician believes addicted or mentally ill


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

  • SB 554: Removing salary caps for director of State Rail Authority
  • SB 597: Conforming state law to federal law for registration of appraisal management companies
  • SB 615: Providing ongoing mechanism for county commissioners to allow compensation increases for elected officials every two years
  • SB 566: Relating to compensation for State Athletic Commission members
  • SB 565: Relating to residency requirements for deputy assessors
  • SCR 21: Urging US Congress open public lands in WV
  • SB 655: Relating to conservation districts generally


2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • Agenda TBA


3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 249: Relating to administration of estates and trusts
  • SB 622: Relating generally to regulation and control of financing elections


3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • SB 592: Providing for collection of hotel occupancy tax by marketplace facilitator
  • SB 456: Authorizing railroads and commercial watercraft claim refundable exemption from motor fuel excise tax
  • SB 316: Preserving previously approved state Municipal Policemen’s or Firemen’s pensions
  • Com. Sub. for SB 522: Creating Special Road Repair Fund
  • SB 535: Allowing City of Buckhannon begin collecting sales and service and use tax on July 1, 2019
  • SB 421: Relating to annual legislative review of economic development tax credit
  • Originating Bill 3: Allowing TeleStroke in Telemedicine





House to convene at 11 a.m.


On the agenda:

Citation Presentations Scheduled in House Chamber:

  • 10:00 a.m. – Taiwan Citation, Delegate Higginbotham
  • 10:10 a.m. – Hundred High School, Delegate Pethtel



  • Com. Sub. for S. B. 270 – Streamlining process for utilities access to DOH rights-of-way
  • Com. Sub. for S. B. 356 – Requiring MAPS provide state and federal prosecutors information
  • S. B. 358 – Exempting Purchasing Division purchases for equipment to maintain security at state facilities
  • Com. Sub. for S. B. 387 – Relating generally to extradition
  • S. B. 452 – Supplemental appropriation to Second Chance Driver’s License Program
  • H. B. 2515 – Exempting the sale and installation of mobility enhancing equipment from the sales and use tax (Finance Committee Title Amendment Pending)
  • H. B. 2667 – Supplemental appropriation to the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, Division of Corrections
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2854 – Exempting sales from the consumers sales and service tax and use tax by not for profit volunteer school support groups raising funds for schools
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2855 – Allowing rebate moneys to be used for the operation and maintenance of accounting and transparency systems of the State Auditor
  • H. B. 2856 – Relating to the administration of the operating fund of the securities division of the Auditor’s office (Finance Committee Title Amendment Pending)
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2886 – Establishing requirements for a Division Motor Vehicles office or Division of Motor Vehicles Now kiosk to be present in a county
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2907 – Requiring a form of a certified commitment order to the Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • H. B. 2924 – Permitting the West Virginia Tourism Office to decide to contract with the Division of Highways to sell advertising space on the WV511 website
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2929 – Authorizing the West Virginia Tourism Office to enter into an agreement with the Division of Highways to provide staff at the welcome centers
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2933 – Modifying the criminal penalties imposed on a parent, guardian or custodian for child abuse resulting in injury
  • H. B. 2954 – Defining certain terms used in insurance
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2982 – Amending and updating the laws relating to auctioneers
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 3007 – Authorizing the Commissioner of Agriculture to require background checks
  • H. B. 3039 – Relating to a court’s consideration of the expression of a preference by a child in certain child custody matters
  • H. B. 3083 – Adding temporary work during the legislative session as exclusion to the term employment for purposes of unemployment compensation
  • H. B. 3093 – Relating to standards for factory-built homes

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

  • Com. Sub. for S. B. 13 – Relating to distributions from State Excess Lottery Fund (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)
  • S. B. 442 – Supplementing, amending, and decreasing appropriation to Insurance Commission
  • S. B. 443 – Supplemental appropriation of federal moneys to DHHR divisions
  • S. B. 444 – Supplemental appropriation to DHHR divisions (Finance Committee Amendment Pending)
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2540 – Prohibiting the waste of game animals, game birds or game fish
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2541 – Requiring certain safety measures be taken at public schools
  • H. B. 2730 – Increasing the compensation of the membership of the State Police and the salaries for public school teachers and school service personnel (Finance Committee Title Amendment Pending)
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2807 – Creating an additional modification to the West Virginia adjusted gross income of shareholders of S corporations engaged in banking
  • H. B. 2829 – Relating to the termination of severance taxes on limestone and sandstone
  • H. B. 2837 – Relating to the licensing of advance deposit wagering
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2901 – Allowing for the establishment of a secondary location for racetrack video lottery terminals
  • H. B. 2934 – Permitting interactive wagering authorized as West Virginia Lottery interactive wagering activities (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)
  • H. B. 2968 – Adding remote service unit to the definition of customer bank communications terminals
  • H. B. 3134 – Establishing criminal penalties for negligent homicide, and increasing criminal penalties for reckless driving


  • Com. Sub. for S. B. 26 – Permitting certain employees of educational service cooperatives participate in state’s teacher retirement systems
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2229 – Adding violations of law upon which a public servant’s retirement plan may be forfeited
  • H. B. 2519 – The Campus Self Defense Act
  • 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. 2617 – Relating to the form for making offer of optional uninsured and underinsured coverage by insurers
  • 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
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2802 – Uniform Partition of Heirs Property 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. 2926 – Requiring the Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to study the housing needs of veterans
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2991 – Relating to the Ryan Brown Addiction Prevention and Recovery Fund
  • 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. 3135 – Expiring the funds to the balance of the Department of Commerce, Development Office



Daily Committee Schedule

Committee on Finance

9:00 a.m. – Room 460M

  • H. B. 2519, The Campus Self Defense Act.
  • H. B. (originating), Cannabis Block Chain Technology
  • H. B. 2976, Economic Diversification Act of 2019.
  • H. B. 3021, Relating to the disposition of permit fees, registration fees and civil penalties imposed against thoroughbred horse racing licensees.
  • H. B. 2945, Relating to vendors paying a single annual fee for a permit issued by a local health department.
  • H. B. 3095, Establishing a minimum monthly retirement annuity for certain retirants.
  • H. B. 2595, Establishing the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Police Officer Retirement System.
  • H. B. 3070, Relating to the accrued benefit of retirees in the West Virginia State Police Retirement System.


Committee on the Judiciary

9:00 a.m. – Room 418M

  • H. B. 2378, Relating generally to grounds for revocation of a teaching certificate,
  • H. B. 2662, Relating to certificates or employment of school personnel,
  • H. B. 2179, Allowing nonmembers of a political party to request that party’s partisan ballot at a primary election,
  • Originating bill, Relating to increasing the salary of constitutional officers
  • H. B. 2670, Relating to damages for medical monitoring,
  • H. B. 2943, Relating to deliveries by wine specialty shop,
  • H. B. 2014, West Virginia Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets Act,
  • H. B. 2866, Relating to the termination, expiration, or cancellation of oil or natural gas leases,
  • H. B. 2049, Relating to a prime contractor’s responsibility for wages and benefits,
  • H. B. 3073, Authorizing a court administrator to make determinations of financial eligibility for public defender services


Committee on Education

9:00 a.m. – Room 432M

  • H. B. 2433, Modifying the school calendar to begin not earlier than Labor Day and end prior to Memorial Day.
  • H. B. Originating, relating to executive sessions.
  • S. B. 1, Increasing access to career education and workforce training


Committee on Rules

10:45 a.m. – Behind Chamber


Committee on Health & Human Resources

2:00 p.m. – Room 215E

  • SB 489 – Relating to Pharmacy Audit Integrity Act
  • SB 518 – Restricting sale and trade of dextromethorphan
  • HB 2953 – Permitting a critical access hospital to become a community outpatient medical center
  • HB 3019 – Health Care Transparency Act (2nd reference to Judiciary)
  • SB 545 – Relating to HIV testing


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