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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Monday, Feb. 11


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Monday, Feb. 11, 2019
34th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:  Agriculture and Forestry Day, Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas; WV Farm Bureau Trailer, North Circle; WV Hospital Association Legislative Reception (By Invitation Only), 6 p.m., Four Points by Sheraton.

SENATE

Senate to convene at 11 a.m. 

On The Agenda

RESOLUTIONS

 

  • SR 36: Recognizing Bethany College on 179th anniversary of charter
  • SR 37: Congratulating John Cobb, Jr., for being named WV Outstanding Tree Farmer for 2019

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

  • SCR 26: Thompson-Lambert Memorial Bridge

 

THIRD READING

 

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 14: Creating WV Farm-to-School Grant Program
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 19: Relating to Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 317: Authorizing three or more adjacent counties form multicounty trail network authority
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 352: Relating to Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation acquiring and disposing of services, goods, and commodities (original similar to HB 2772)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 408: Determining indigency for public defender services
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 496: Transferring authority to regulate milk from DHHR to Department of Agriculture
  • Eng. SB 499: Amending WV tax laws to conform to changes in partnerships for federal income tax purposes
  • Eng. SB 542: Relating to registration fees for military-related special registration plates
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SJR 5: Clarification of the Judiciary’s Role in Impeachment Proceedings Amendment
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2191: Relating generally to limited video lottery
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2307: Relating to creating a provisional license for practicing barbering and cosmetology

 

SECOND READING

 

  • Com. Sub. for SB 13: Relating to distributions from State Excess Lottery Fund
  • Com. Sub. for SB 26: Permitting certain employees of educational service cooperatives participate in state’s teacher retirement systems (original similar to HB 2780)
  • SB 153: Providing greater flexibility for making infrastructure project grants
  • SB 440: Relating to Antihazing Law
  • SB 442: Supplementing, amending, and decreasing appropriation to Insurance Commission (original similar to HB 2795)
  • SB 443: Supplemental appropriation of federal moneys to DHHR divisions (original similar to HB2782)
  • SB 444: Supplemental appropriation to DHHR divisions
  • SB 452: Supplemental appropriation to Second Chance Driver’s License Program (original similar to HB 2783)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 491: Extending effective date for voter registration in conjunction with driver licensing
  • Eng. HB 2459: Exercising authority to exempt individuals domiciled within the state from certain restrictions contained in federal law – (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2492: Relating to mandatory reporting procedures of abuse and neglect of adults and children – (Com. amend. pending)

 

FIRST READING

 

  • Com. Sub. for SB 40: Establishing Military Service Members Court program
  • SB 47: Providing wind power projects be taxed at real property rate
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 285: Relating to sale of homemade food items (original similar to HB 2564)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 291: Relating generally to survivor benefits for emergency response providers (original similar to HB 2438)
  • SB 296: Providing 11-month window to permit members of PERS to purchase credited service
  • Com. Sub. for SB 345: Relating to fire service equipment and training funds for VFDs (original similar to HB 2558)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 405: Increasing limit on additional expenses incurred in preparing notice list for redemption
  • SB 461: Providing for personal income tax withholding on certain lottery winnings
  • Com. Sub. for SB 481: Relating to Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2446: Blue Alert Plan

Committees

Daily Committee Schedule: 

 

1 p.m.: Natural Resources (208W)

  • HB 2521: Relating to permitting fur-bearer parts

 

2 p.m.: Banking and Insurance (451M)

  • SB 465: Exempting nonpaid volunteers at VFD or emergency services organization from workers’ compensation benefits
  • SB 485: Defining reduction in coverage and clarifying termination for property insurance.
  • SB 506: Relating to guaranty associations
  • SB 531: Relating generally to workers’ compensation claims

 

3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 248: Creating Prosecuting Attorney’s Detectives Act
  • SB 273: Clarifying information request by Commission on Special Investigations be provided promptly
  • SB 393: Protecting right to farm
  • SB 516: Relating to attorney fees in subsidized adoptions
  • SB 518: Restricting sale and trade of dextromethorphan
  • SB 563: Prohibiting sexual assault victim be subjected to certain physical examinations
  • HB 2412: Relating to criminal acts concerning government procurement of commodities and services

 

3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Com. Sub. for SB 266: Creating Intermediate Court of Appeals and WV Appellate Review Organization Act of 2019

 

Senate Bills

 

  • SB 564: Expanding comprehensive coverage for pregnant women through Medicaid (Takubo, Baldwin, Beach, Facemire, Hardesty, Ihlenfeld, Jeffries, Lindsay, Maroney, Prezioso, Romano, Stollings, Unger; Health and Human Resources then Finance)
  • SB 565: Relating to residency requirements for deputy assessors (Boso; Government Organization)
  • SB 566: Relating to compensation for State Athletic Commission members (FN) (Boso; Government Organization)
  • SB 567: Permitting WV Board of Medicine investigators carry concealed weapon (Maroney; Judiciary)
  • SB 568: Authorizing Commissioner of Agriculture to require background checks as condition of employment (FN) (Weld; Government Organization then Finance)
  • SB 569: Relating to interagency procurement of commodities and services (Carmichael; Government Organization) [By Request of the Executive]
  • SB 570: Allowing contracts without bids for construction, demolition, or rehabilitation resulting from declared state of emergency (Carmichael; Government Organization) [By Request of the Executive]
  • SB 571: Establishing method for courts to order financial exploitation protection orders (Woelfel, Ihlenfeld; Judiciary)
  • SB 572: Prohibiting county assessor from reclassifying managed timberland property (Rucker, Azinger, Maynard, Smith, Sypolt; Natural Resources then Judiciary)
  • SB 573: Establishing Minority Health Advisory Team (FN) (Jeffries, Lindsay; Government Organization then Finance)
  • SCR 27: Requesting study determining shortage of drivers with CDLs (Tarr, Boley, Clements, Cline, Hamilton, Maynard, Roberts, Rucker, Smith, Sypolt, Takubo)

 

* (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

* (IB) indicates the bill is an Interim Bill

 

Committee Action on Bills from Friday, February 8, 2019

 

9:30 a.m.: Judiciary

  • SB 66: Prohibiting certain misleading lawsuit advertising practices
  • Committee Substitute reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass

 

  • SB 74: Exempting nonpaid volunteers at ski areas from workers’ compensation benefits
  • Bill reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass

 

  • SB 261: Relating to number of magistrates serving each county
  • Committee Substitute reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass; second reference to Finance

 

Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Friday, February 8, 2019 (77 Senate; 2 House)

 

  • SB 1: Increasing access to career education and workforce training (House Education)
  • SB 3: Establishing WV Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SB 4: Relating generally to Municipal Home Rule Program (House Government Organization)
  • SB 10: Relating to Second Chance Driver’s License Program (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SB 16: Authorizing expenditure of surplus funds by Wyoming County Commission (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 17: Relating to probation eligibility (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 18: Relating to crimes committed on State Capitol Complex (H First Reading, 02-11-19)
  • 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 (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 28: Removing hotel occupancy tax limit collects for medical care and emergency services (Pending Senate concurrence; Senate refers to Rules for further consideration)
  • SB 30: Eliminating tax on annuity considerations collected by life insurer (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 36: Allowing adjustment of gross income for calculating personal income liability for certain retirees (House Pensions and Retirement)
  • SB 55: Relating to driving privileges and requirements for persons under 18 (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SB 61: Adding certain crimes for which prosecutor may apply for wiretap (H First Reading, 02-11-19)
  • SB 62: Requiring participation in drug court program before discharge of certain first-time drug offenses (House Judiciary)
  • SB 63: Relating to partial filling of prescriptions (House Judiciary)
  • SB 72: Creating Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights (House Judiciary)
  • SB 90: Transferring Safety and Treatment Program from DHHR to DMV (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 100: Increasing court fees to fund law-enforcement standards training and expenses (House Finance)
  • SB 101: Equalizing penalties for intimidating and retaliating against certain public officers and other persons (House Judiciary)
  • SB 102: Relating generally to powers and authority of courthouse security officers (House Judiciary)
  • SB 103: Relating generally to Public Defender Services (House Judiciary)
  • 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 (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 124: Creating felony offense for actions of cruelty to animals which causes serious injury or death of animal (House Judiciary)
  • SB 127: Relating to parole officers’ duties to perform alcohol and drug testing of litigants (House Judiciary)
  • SB 149: Exempting certain veterans from concealed weapons license fees (House Judiciary)
  • SB 152: Relating generally to criminal offense expungement (House Finance)
  • SB 154: Using school facilities for funeral and memorial services for certain community members (Education)
  • SB 157: Authorizing Department of Administration promulgate legislative rules (Government Organization)
  • SB 163: Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rules (House Energy)
  • SB 175: Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rules (House Health and Human Resources)
  • SB 177: Fire Commission rule relating to State Building Code (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 187: Authorizing Department of Revenue to promulgate legislative rules (House Finance)
  • SB 190: DOH rule relating to employment procedures (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SB 199: Authorizing certain miscellaneous agencies and boards promulgate legislative rules (House Government Organization)
  • SB 223: Authorizing Department of Commerce promulgate legislative rules (House Judiciary)
  • SB 233: Relating to age requirements for deputy sheriff (House Government Organization)
  • SB 236: Providing notice of eligibility to persons to vote after completion of punishment or pardon (House Judiciary)
  • SB 237: Improving ability of law enforcement to locate and return missing persons (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 240: Repealing certain legislative rules no longer authorized or are obsolete (Pending Senate concurrence to House amendments)
  • SB 241: Permitting county court clerks scan certain documents in electronic form (House Political Subdivisions)
  • SB 243: Requiring racetrack participate in WV Thoroughbred Development Fund (House Finance)
  • SB 253: Protecting consumers from automatic purchase renewal and continuous service offers (House Judiciary)
  • SB 255: Relating to Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 256: Allowing certain deductions from individual personal income tax refunds (House Finance)
  • SB 258: Establishing common law “veil piercing” claims not be used to impose personal liability (House Judiciary)
  • SB 263: Limiting number of days legislators may be compensated during extended and extraordinary sessions if budget bill not enacted (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 264: Requiring courts to order restitution to crime victims where economically practicable (House Judiciary)
  • SB 267: Requiring State Board of Education adopt policy detailing level of computer science instruction (H Third Reading, 02-11-19)
  • SB 268: Updating meaning of federal taxable income in WV Corporation Net Income Tax Act (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 269: Updating terms used in WV Personal Income Tax Act (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 270: Streamlining process for utilities access to DOH rights-of-way (House Judiciary)
  • SB 272: Updating code relating to Commission on Special Investigations (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 297: Extending expiration of military members’ spouses’ driver’s license (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SB 323: Establishing revenue fund and source to support Department of Agriculture’s improvement to facilities (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 324: Relating to Commissioner of Agriculture employees (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 331: Using leashed dogs to track mortally wounded deer or bear (House Agriculture and Natural Resources)
  • SB 332: Relating to Class Q special hunting permit for disabled persons (House Agriculture and Natural Resources)
  • SB 343: Relating to review and approval of state property leases (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 346: Changing rate which certain judges are paid for mileage when traveling within state (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 354: Expiring funds to balance of Auditor’s Office – Chief Inspector’s Fund (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 356: Requiring MAPS provide state and federal prosecutors information (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 357: Relating generally to Division of Administrative Services (House Government Organization)
  • SB 358: Exempting Purchasing Division purchases for equipment to maintain security at state facilities (House Judiciary)
  • SB 361: Relating to Public Defender Services (House Judiciary)
  • SB 369: Relating to generic drug products (House Health and Human Resources)
  • SB 373: Relating to financial responsibility of inmates (House Judiciary)
  • SB 377: Relating to minimum wage and maximum hour standards (House Judiciary)
  • SB 387: Relating generally to extradition (House Judiciary)
  • SB 389: Allowing developmentally disabled person purchase base hunting license (House Agriculture and Natural Resources)
  • SB 390: Requiring electric utilities submit feasibility studies of constructing and operating middle-mile broadband internet projects (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SB 392: Relating to payment of invoices received by Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation for contract work (House Government Organization)
  • SB 398: Relating to compensation for senior judges (House Judiciary)
  • SB 399: Relating to compensation for senior magistrates (House Judiciary)
  • SB 451: Comprehensive education reform (House Finance)
  • SB 453: Relating to background checks of certain financial institutions (Pending House introduction)
  • HB 2351: Relating to regulating prior authorizations (Senate refuses to concur; message conveyed to House)
  • HB 2462: Issuing a certificate to correctional employees to carry firearms (Pending House concurrence)

 

Resolutions that have Passed the Senate as of Friday, February 8, 2019 (7)

 

  • SCR 4: US Marine Corps Lt. Col. Dennis Ray Blankenship Memorial Road (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SCR 9: US Army PFC Winten L. Wayts Memorial Bridge (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SCR 11: Urging Congress pass fully funded long-term surface transportation and infrastructure measures (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SCR 12: US Army CPL Lee Roy Young Memorial Bridge (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SCR 16: US Army SP4 Wilbur Allen Smith Memorial Bridge (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SCR 20: US Air Force SSGT Ryan David Hammond Memorial Bridge (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SCR 23: Jeffrey Alan Clovis Memorial Bridge (House Technology and Infrastructure)

 

Bills and Resolutions that have Completed Legislation as of Friday, February 8, 2019 (10)

 

  • SB 17: Relating to probation eligibility (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 27: Removing restrictions on where certain traditional lottery games may be played (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 119: Specifying documents not subject to discovery in certain proceedings (Signed 02-08-19)
  • SB 177: Fire Commission rule relating to State Building Code (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 255: Relating to Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 268: Updating meaning of federal taxable income in WV Corporation Net Income Tax Act (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 269: Updating terms used in WV Personal Income Tax Act (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 272: Updating code relating to Commission on Special Investigations (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 324: Relating to Commissioner of Agriculture employees (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)
  • SB 354: Expiring funds to balance of Auditor’s Office – Chief Inspector’s Fund (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)

 

Bills that Have Been Signed by the Governor as of Friday, February 8, 2019 (1)

 

SB 119: Specifying documents not subject to discovery in certain proceedings (Signed 02-08-19)

 

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:

Public Hearings:

Committee on Finance

8:00 a.m. – House Chamber (NOTE: Capitol Police to open the main building at 7 a.m. to accommodate the public.)

Com. Sub. for S. B. 451, Comprehensive education reform.

 

Committee on the Judiciary

2:00 p.m. – House Chamber

  1. B. 2519, The Campus Self Defense Act.

 

Committee on Finance

5:30 p.m. – House Chamber

Com. Sub. for S. B. 451, Comprehensive education reform.

 

THIRD READING – For Passage

  • S. B. 267 – Requiring State Board of Education adopt policy detailing level of computer science instruction
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2365 – Clarifying the definition of an employee for the purposes of unemployment compensation and workers’ compensation
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2468 – Department of Agriculture Capital Improvements Fund
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2583 – Family Planning Access Act
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2661 – Relating to natural gas utilities
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2809 – Relating to prohibited acts and penalties in the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2330 – Allowing honorably discharged veterans who possess certain military ratings to qualify to take an examination for licensing as a plumber, electrician, and sprinkler fitter
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2405 – Imposing a healthcare related provider tax on certain health care organizations
  • H. B. 2415 – Requiring the State Board of Education to adopt a policy detailing the appropriate level of computer science instruction
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2674 – Creating a student loan repayment program for a mental health provider
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2734 – Relating to reduced rates for low-income residential customers of privately owned sewer and combined water and sewer utilities
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2813 – Relating generally to collection of use tax

FIRST READING

  • Com. Sub. for S. B. 18 – Relating to crimes committed on State Capitol Complex
  • Com. Sub. for S. B. 61 – Adding certain crimes for which prosecutor may apply for wiretap (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2109 – Extending the maximum period of confinement a judge may impose for certain, first-time probationary violations
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2609 – Relating to presumptions of abandonment and indication of ownership in property
  • H. B. 2647 – Self Storage Limited License Act
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2720 – Authorizing certain investigators and first responders to carry firearms
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2761 – Modernizing the self-service storage lien law
  • H. B. 2878 – Relating to updating the controlled substances listed on schedule one

 

Committees

Daily Committee Schedule

Committee on the Judiciary

9:00 a.m. – Room 418M

  • H. B. 2486, Using records of criminal conviction to disqualify a person from receiving a license for a profession or occupation,
  • Com. Sub. for S. B. 398, Relating to compensation for senior judges,
  • S. B. 399, Relating to compensation for senior magistrates,
  • H. B. 2933, Modifying the criminal penalties imposed on a parent, guardian or custodian for child abuse resulting in injury

Committee on Government Organization

10:00 a.m. – Room 215E

  • Discussion of the Legislative Rule-Making and Review process.

 

2:00 p.m. – Room 215E

  • HB 2881, Altering the color scheme for county vehicle registration plates. (2nd reference to Finance)
  • HB 2716, Relating to motorboat lighting and equipment requirement

 

Committee on Rules

10:45 a.m. – Behind Chamber

 

Technology & Infrastructure

1:00 p.m. – Room 215E

  • House Bill 2011, Road Maintenance Program
  • House Bill 2472, Providing a special license plate for pollinators
  • House Bill 2846, Designating a “Back the Blue” plate in support of law-enforcement personnel
  • House Bill 2762, Modernizing rental car transactions
  • House Concurrent Resolution 32, Requesting the Secretary of the Department of Transportation to authorize raising highway speed limits, where appropriate, to 75 miles per hour on Interstate highways in West Virginia and to 70 miles per hour on West Virginia’s Appalachian Corridor highways

 

Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services

4:00 p.m. – Room 215E

  • House Bill 2501, Authorizing municipal fire departments specialized license plates
  • House Bill 2586, Providing programs to train firefighters and emergency medical technicians
  • House Bill 2872, Authorizing law-enforcement officers to assist the State Fire Marshal

 

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

 

 

Bills:

 

 

 

All Senate and House Bills Introduced on Feb. 8, 2019:

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