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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Monday, Jan. 28


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Monday, Jan. 28, 2019
20th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:  Higher Education Day, Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas; Health Smart, Upper House Walkway (1 Table).

 

SENATE

Senate to convene at 11 a.m. 

On The Agenda

Monday, January 28, 2019 – 20th Day of Session

 

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

  • SR 22: Designating January 28, 2019, as Higher Education Day

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

  • SCR 16: US Army SP4 Wilbur Allen Smith Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 17: Sardis District Veterans Memorial Bridge

 

THIRD READING

 

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 55: Relating to driving privileges and requirements for persons under 18
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 101: Equalizing penalties for intimidating and retaliating against certain public officers and other persons
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 124: Creating felony offense for actions of cruelty to animals which causes serious injury or death of animal
  • Eng. SB 233: Relating to age requirements for deputy sheriff
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 241: Permitting county court clerks scan certain documents in electronic form
  • Eng. SB 268: Updating meaning of federal taxable income in WV Corporation Net Income Tax Act (original similar to HB 2414)
  • Eng. SB 269: Updating terms used in WV Personal Income Tax Act (original similar to HB 2413)

 

SECOND READING

 

  • SB 63: Relating to partial filling of prescriptions – (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 236: Providing notice of eligibility to persons to vote after completion of punishment or pardon
  • Com. Sub. for SB 258: Establishing common law “veil piercing” claims not be used to impose personal liability

 

FIRST READING

  • Com. Sub. for SB 4: Relating generally to Municipal Home Rule Program
  • Com. Sub. for SB 72: Creating Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights
  • Com. Sub. for SB 102: Relating generally to powers and authority of courthouse security officers
  • SB 149: Exempting certain veterans from concealed weapons license fees (original similar to HB 2672)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 199: Authorizing certain miscellaneous agencies and boards promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 2282)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 243: Requiring racetrack participate in WV Thoroughbred Development Fund
  • SB 256: Allowing certain deductions from individual personal income tax refunds
  • Com. Sub. for SB 270: Streamlining process for utilities access to DOH rights-of-way (original similar to HB 2416)
  • SB 297: Extending expiration of military members’ spouses’ driver’s license
  • Com. Sub. for SB 390: Requiring electric utilities submit feasibility studies of constructing and operating middle-mile broadband internet projects
  • Eng. HB 2351: Relating to regulating prior authorizations – (Com. amend. pending)

Committees

Daily Committee Schedule: 

 

9:30 a.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 266: Creating Intermediate Court of Appeals and WV Appellate Review Organization Act of 2019
  • SB 387: Authorizing Governor seek return of fugitives found in other states or District of Columbia

 

1 p.m.: Natural Resources (451M)

  • SB 331: Using leashed dogs to track mortally wounded deer or bear
  • SB 332: Relating to Class Q special hunting permit for disabled persons
  • SB 389: Allowing developmentally disabled person purchase base hunting license
  • SB 402: Authorizing Division of Forestry investigate and enforce timber theft violations
  • SB 404: Altering sediment control during commercial timber harvesting operations

 

2 p.m.: Banking and Insurance (208W)

  • SB 30: Eliminating tax on annuity considerations collected by life insurer
  • SB 74: Exempting nonpaid volunteers at ski areas from workers’ compensation benefits
  • SB 340: Repealing obsolete provisions of WV Medical Professional Liability Insurance Joint Underwriting Association

 

3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services
  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History
  • SB 100: Increasing court fees to fund law enforcement standards training and expenses
  • SB 103: Relating generally to Public Defender Services
  • SB 264: Requiring courts to order restitution to crime victims where economically practicable

 

3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • Agenda TBA

 

 

Senate Bills

Senate Bills to be Introduced Monday, January 28, 2019

 

  • SB 440: Relating to Antihazing Law (FN) (Prezioso, Beach, Blair, Clements, Ihlenfeld, Maroney, Smith, Stollings, Sypolt, Takubo, Trump; Judiciary)
  • SB 441: Relating to higher education campus police officers (Prezioso, Beach, Blair, Clements, Ihlenfeld, Maroney, Smith, Stollings, Sypolt, Takubo; Government Organization)
  • SB 442: Supplementing, amending, and decreasing appropriation to Insurance Commission (Carmichael, Prezioso; Finance) [By Request of the Executive]
  • SB 443: Supplemental appropriation of federal moneys to DHHR divisions (Carmichael, Prezioso; Finance) [By Request of the Executive]
  • SB 444: Supplemental appropriation to DHHR divisions (Carmichael, Prezioso; Finance) [By Request of the Executive]
  • SB 445: Increasing salaries of WV State Police, public school teachers, and school service personnel (Carmichael, Prezioso; Finance) [By Request of the Executive]
  • SB 446: Supplemental appropriation to Department of Veterans’ Assistance (FN) (Carmichael, Prezioso; Finance) [By Request of the Executive]
  • SB 447: Staying civil actions resulting from domestic violence for 60 days (Sypolt; Judiciary)
  • SB 448: Exempting list of names, addresses, and contact information for hunting license holders (Maynard; Government Organization)
  • SB 449: Providing for nonpartisan elections of county prosecutors (FN) (Weld; Judiciary)
  • SB 450: Exempting recipients of Purple Heart medal from paying vehicle registration fee (FN) (Weld; Military then Finance)
  • SCR 18: Curtis “Pap” and Millie “Mammie” Asbury Memorial Bridge (Maynard)

 

* (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

* (IB) indicates the bill is an Interim Bill

 

Committee Action on Bills from Friday, January 25, 2019

 

9 a.m.: Judiciary

  • Com. Sub. for SB 187: State Tax Department rule relating to exchange of information agreements between State Tax Division and certain state agencies (Bundle 7) – Includes SB 178: Lottery Commission rule relating to WV Lottery sports wagering rule; SB 179: Racing Commission rule relating to thoroughbred racing; SB 180: State Tax Department rule relating to payment of taxes by electronic funds transfer; SB 181: State Tax Department rule relating to aircraft operated under a fractional ownership program; SB 182: State Tax Department rule relating to senior citizen tax credit for property taxes paid; SB 183: State Tax Department rule relating to administration of tax on purchases of wine and liquor inside and outside of municipalities; SB 184: State Tax Department rule relating to exchange of information agreement between Tax Division and DEP; SB 185: State Tax Department rule relating to exchange of information agreement between State Tax Division and Alcohol Beverage Control Administration; SB 186: State Tax Department rule relating to exchange of information pursuant to written agreement; SB 187: State Tax Department rule relating to exchange of information agreements between State Tax Division and certain state agencies; SB 188: State Tax Department rule relating to exchange of information agreement between State Tax Department and WV Lottery; SB 189: State Tax Department rule relating to exchange of information agreement between State Tax Department and State Fire Marshal
  • Committee Substitute reported the full Senate with the recommendation it do pass

 

  • SB 40: Establishing Mental Health and Military Service Member Court program
  • Committee Substitute reported the full Senate with the recommendation it do pass

 

  • SB  266: Creating Intermediate Court of Appeals and WV Appellate Review Organization Act of 2019
  • Discussion of bill will continue at next meeting (9:30 a.m. Monday)

 

1 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • Originating Bill: Relating to comprehensive education reform
  • Bill reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass; second reference to Finance

 

Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Friday, January 25, 2019 (22)

 

  • 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 10: Relating to Second Chance Driver’s License Program (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SB 17: Relating to probation eligibility (Second Reading, 01-28-19)
  • SB 18: Relating to crimes committed on State Capitol Complex (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 (House Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse)
  • 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 (Second Reading, 01-25-19)
  • SB 152: Relating generally to criminal offense expungement (House Judiciary)
  • 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 223: Authorizing Department of Commerce promulgate legislative rules (House Energy)
  • SB 240: Repealing certain legislative rules no longer authorized or are obsolete (House Judiciary)
  • SB 253: Protecting consumers from automatic purchase renewal and continuous service offers (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 255: Relating to Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee (House Government Organization)
  • SB 272: Updating code relating to Commission on Special Investigations (Second Reading, 01-25-19)
  • SB 354: Expiring funds to balance of Auditor’s Office – Chief Inspector’s Fund (House Finance)

 

Resolutions that have Passed the Senate as of Friday, January 25, 2019 (3)

 

  • 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)

 

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. 2005 – Broadband Expansion Act of 2019 [Amendments Pending]
  • H. B. 2036 – Permitting vehicles displaying disabled veterans’ special registration plates to park in places where persons with mobility impairments may park
  • H. B. 2209 – Allowing military veterans who meet certain qualifications to qualify for examination for license as an emergency medical technician
  • H. B. 2547 – Relating to the election prohibition zone
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2600 – Relating to publication of sample ballots

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

  • Com. Sub. for S. B. 17 – Relating to probation eligibility
  • S. B. 119 – Specifying documents not subject to discovery in certain proceedings
  • S. B. 272 – Updating code relating to Commission on Special Investigations
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2083 – Providing an identification card for released inmates who do not have a West Virginia identification card or driver’s license
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2191 – Relating generally to limited video lottery
  • H. B. 2514 – Permitting pawn brokers to disclose whether any specific property has been sold or pledged
  • H. B. 2602 – Including possession of known stolen property in the offense of receiving or transferring stolen property

FIRST READING

  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2324 – Authorizing the acupuncture board to issue certificates to perform auricular acudetox therapy
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2407 – Relating to registered professional nurses
  • H. B. 2492 – Relating to mandatory reporting procedures of abuse and neglect of adults and children
  • H. B. 2510 – Relating to special funds of boards of examination or registration
  • H. B. 2525 – Tobacco Cessation Therapy Access Act
  • H. B. 2530 – Creating a voluntary certification for recovery residences
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2531 – Permitting trained nurses to provide mental health services in a medication-assisted treatment program
  • H. B. 2559 – Requiring a special report by the Division of Personnel

 

Committees

Daily Committee Schedule

Committee on the Judiciary

9:30 a.m. – Room 418M

  • H. B. 2478, Modifying the Fair Trade Practices Act
  • H. B. 2474, Relating to a reserving methodology for health insurance and annuity contracts
  • H. B. 2479, Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Act
  • H. B. 2480, Relating to the regulation of an internationally active insurance group
  • H. B. 2536, Relating to the Mine Subsidence Insurance program

 

Technology & Infrastructure

1:00 p.m. – Room 215E

  • House Bill 2070, Permitting persons who are twenty-one years of age or older to operate or be a passenger on a motorcycle without a helmet
  • House Bill 2452, Creating the West Virginia Cybersecurity Office
  • House Concurrent Resolution 8, Requesting the Division of Highways to update the previous preliminary engineering study on the extension of WV Rt 9
  • House Bill 2359, Relating to exemptions to the commercial driver’s license requirements

 

Committee on Finance

2:00 p.m. – Room 464M

  • Budget Hearing for the Department of Agriculture
  • Budget Hearing for the W.Va. Conservation Agency
  • H. B. 2001, Creating a partial state income tax exemption for Social Security benefits received by certain taxpayers.
  • S. B. 27, Removing restrictions on where certain traditional lottery games may be played.

 

Committee on Education

2:00 p.m. – Room 432M

  • H. B. 2620, Modifying the contact requirements with a student’s guardians upon accrual of unexcused absences.

 

Committee on Government Organization

2:00 p.m. – Room 215E

  • HB 2679, Relating to state issued identification cards.
  • Com. Sub. for SB 255, Relating to Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee.

 

Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services

4:00 p.m. – Room 215E

  • House Bill 2321, Allowing workers’ compensation benefits for first responders diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder
  • House Bill 2411, Relating to accounting for the use of funds from state grants and from formula distributions to volunteer and part-volunteer fire departments
  • House Bill 2658, Relating to the State Fire Marshall’s comprehensive report

 

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

 

Bills:

 

All Senate and House Bills Introduced on Jan. 25, 2019:


The search returned 37 bills introduced on 01/25/19:

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Step

Last Action

HB 2663 Exempting buildings or structures utilized exclusively for agricultural purposes from the provisions of the State Building Code Pending House ANR Committee 01/25/19
HB 2664 The West Virginia Refugee Absorptive Capacity Act Pending House Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee 01/25/19
HB 2665 Supplemental appropriation for PEIA Rainy Day Fee Pending House Finance Committee 01/25/19
HB 2666 Supplemental appropriation to the Department of Veterans’ Assistance Pending House Finance Committee 01/25/19
HB 2667 Supplemental appropriation to the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, Division of Corrections Pending House Finance Committee 01/25/19
HB 2668 Supplemental appropriation to the Department of Administration, Public Defender Services Pending House Finance Committee 01/25/19
HB 2669 West Virginia Child Advocate for the Protection of Children Act Pending House Senior Citizen Issues Committee 01/25/19
HB 2670 Relating to damages for medical monitoring Pending House Judiciary Committee 01/25/19
HB 2671 Prevention of Deceptive Lawsuit Advertising and Solicitation Practices Act Pending House Judiciary Committee 01/25/19
HB 2672 Exempting honorably discharged veterans of the from payment of fees and costs for a license to carry deadly weapons Pending House Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee 01/25/19
HB 2673 Creating the Oil and Gas Abandoned Well Plugging Fund Pending House ENG Committee 01/25/19
HB 2674 Creating a student loan repayment program for a mental health provider Pending House Health and Human Resources Committee 01/25/19
HB 2675 Employer Property Protection Act Pending House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee 01/25/19
HB 2676 Permitting common carriers to operate in any county of this state Pending House T&I Committee 01/25/19
HB 2677 Repealing the article providing for Provider Sponsored Networks Pending House Judiciary Committee 01/25/19
HB 2678 Eliminating the personal property tax on new vehicles Pending House Finance Committee 01/25/19
HB 2679 Relating to state issued identification cards Pending House Government Organization Committee 01/25/19
HB 2680 Relating to third-party litigation financing Pending House Government Organization Committee 01/25/19
HB 2681 Providing guidance for prosecuting attorneys in cases involving abused and neglected children Pending House Health and Human Resources Committee 01/25/19
HB 2682 Establishing a bill of rights for foster parents Pending House Senior Citizen Issues Committee 01/25/19
HB 2683 Establishing a bill of rights of children in foster care Pending House Senior Citizen Issues Committee 01/25/19
HB 2684 Relating to exempting “specie” from taxation Pending House Finance Committee 01/25/19
HB 2685 Refugee Information Act Pending House Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee 01/25/19
SB 426 Creating Road Maintenance Program Pending Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee 01/25/19
SB 427 Including emergency response vehicles in single fee program for EZ Pass transponders Pending Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee 01/25/19
SB 428 Requiring Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation assist inmates obtain various documents and provide instruction in basic life skills Pending Senate Judiciary Committee 01/25/19
SB 429 Allowing voters who register in person to vote during early voting Pending Senate Judiciary Committee 01/25/19
SB 430 Authorizing DHHR propose rules for completing or updating source water protection plans Pending Senate Government Organization Committee 01/25/19
SB 431 Reporting procedures of abuse and neglect of adults and children Pending Senate Health and Human Resources Committee 01/25/19
SB 432 Enacting Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact Pending Senate Government Organization Committee 01/25/19
SB 433 Recognizing fetus as separate victim Pending Senate Judiciary Committee 01/25/19
SB 434 Relating to licensure of nursing homes Pending Senate Health and Human Resources Committee 01/25/19
SB 435 Supplemental appropriation to State Department of Education and Vocational Division Pending Senate Finance Committee 01/25/19
SB 436 Exempting certain real properties owned by nonprofit corporation from property tax Pending Senate Finance Committee 01/25/19
SB 437 Relating to criteria for political party status Pending Senate Judiciary Committee 01/25/19
SB 438 Creating online voters’ guide Pending Senate Judiciary Committee 01/25/19
SB 439 Creating five-year tax credits for persons engaged in industrial hemp manufacturing Pending Senate Economic Development Committee 01/25/19

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