WV Press Capitol Daily: West Virginia legislative, committee schedules for Friday, March 19

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CHARLESTON, W.VA. — West Virginia Press Association each day will share the schedules of West Virginia’s State Senate and House of Delegates on WVPress.org and on Facebook and Twitter at @wvpress.

Friday, March 19 – 38th day of the session

Face coverings should be worn in all public areas of the Capitol.

Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm


The Senate will convene at 10 a.m. On the agenda:


  • SCR 20: Supporting and celebrating centennial anniversary of Jones Act
  • SCR 29: USMC CPL Harry Edward Dean, Jr., Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 30: William Gregory “Greg” White, PE, Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 31: Frye Brothers Veteran Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 32: Cox Brothers Veteran Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 33: US Army SGT Lewis M. “Mike” Totten Memorial Road
  • SCR 34: US Air Force TSGT Franklin A. Bradford Bridge
  • SR 22: Urging Governor to work with congressional members to save jobs and repurpose former Mylan plant in Morgantown


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 422: Establishing common law “veil piercing” claims not be used to impose personal liability
  • Eng. SB 531: Relating to incomplete, duplicative, or redundant claims for refund
  • Eng. SB 532: Limiting claims for state tax credits and rebates
  • Com. Sub. for SB 626: Updating regulation for purchase of automobile catalytic converters – (With right to amend)
  • Eng. HB 2709: Providing that the aggregate liability of a surety on a consumer protection bond under the West Virginia Fintech Regulatory Sandbox Program does not exceed the principal sum of the bond
  • Eng. HB 2764: Allow the Division of Financial Institutions to enter into reciprocity agreements with other jurisdictions that operate similar programs to the West Virginia Fintech Sandbox Program


  • Com. Sub. for SB 36: Relating to WV Secondary School Activities Commission audits
  • Com. Sub. for SB 509: Removing requirement that determination of medical stability be found prior to admission to mental health facility
  • Com. Sub. for SB 569: Relating to damages for medical monitoring
  • Com. Sub. for SB 636: Requiring certain history and civics courses be taught in schools
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2024: Expand use of telemedicine to all medical personnel – (Com. amend. pending) (original similar to SB 273)
  • Eng. HB 2701: Relating to authorizing the Division of Rehabilitation Services to approve acceptable training programs required for low vision individuals to obtain a Class G drivers license (original similar to SB 433)
  • Eng. HB 2788: Expiring funds to the unappropriated surplus balance from State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2789: Supplementing and amending the appropriations to Public Defender Services
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2802: Supplementing and amending the appropriations of public moneys out of the Treasury from the balance of moneys remaining as an unappropriated surplus balance in the State Fund, General Revenue, to the Department of Homeland Security, Division of Emergency Management
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2803: Supplementing and amending the appropriations of public moneys out of the Treasury from the balance of moneys remaining as an unappropriated surplus balance in the State Fund, General Revenue, to the Department of Commerce, Division of Forestry
  • Eng. HB 2804: Expiring funds to the unappropriated surplus balance in the State Fund, General Revenue, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021


  • Com. Sub. for SB 395: Expanding PEIA Finance Board membership
  • Com. Sub. for SB 398: Limiting eligibility of certain employers to participate in PEIA plans
  • Com. Sub. for SB 478: Permitting use of established federal marketplace programs to purchase supplies
  • Com. Sub. for SB 479: Relating to WV veterans service decoration and WV Service Cross
  • Com. Sub. for SB 586: Providing WV veterans discounts on fees and charges at state parks (original similar to HB 3171)
  • Eng. HB 2905: Relating to repealing the prohibition against the use of certain words – (Com. title amend. pending)


9 a.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 483: Allowing oaths be taken before any person authorized to administer oaths
  • HB 2400: Authorizing the Department of Transportation to promulgate legislative rules

o   Includes: 157 CSR 05, DOH rule relating to traffic and safety rules; 91 CSR 04, DMV rule relating to examination and issuance of driver’s license; 91 CSR 05, DMV rule relating to denial, suspension, revocation, disqualification, restriction, non-renewal, cancellation, administrative appeals, and reinstatement of driving privileges; 91 CSR 13, DMV rule relating to compulsory motor vehicle liability insurance; 91 CSR 25, DMV rule relating to special purpose vehicles

  • Com. Sub. for SB 601: Relating generally to public employees grievance procedure

All committee meetings, whether held in the committee rooms or the Chamber, will be streamed live for public viewing.

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.


Senate Bills to be Introduced Friday, March 19, 2021

  • SB 668: Creating Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (Takubo; Interstate Cooperation then Health and Human Resources)
  • SB 669: Transferring property located in Union Carbide Corporation Tech Center to City of South Charleston (Nelson; Economic Development then Education)
  • SB 670: Requiring managed care organizations to report certain mental health parity information (Grady; Health and Human Resources)
  • SB 671: Appointing Director of Office of Emergency Medical Services (Phillips; Health and Human Resources)
  • SB 672: Requiring Medicaid managed care organizations use open network of laboratory providers (Phillips; Health and Human Resources)
  • SB 673: Relating to venue for bringing civil action or arbitration proceedings under construction contracts (Swope; Judiciary)
  • SB 674: Clarifying that unpaid restitution does not preclude person from obtaining driver’s license (Weld; Judiciary)
  • SB 675: Clarifying process for filling vacancies in Legislature (Maynard; Judiciary)
  • SB 676: Requiring off-highway vehicle gas tax be used for state road mapping (FN) (Maynard; Transportation and Infrastructure then Finance)
  • SB 677: Relating generally to miners’ safety, health, and training standards (FN) (Phillips, Caputo, Smith; Energy, Industry, and Mining then Judiciary)
  • SB 678: Decreasing and increasing appropriations from General Revenue to Executive, Governor’s Office [By Request of the Executive] (Blair, Baldwin; Finance)
  • SB 679: Supplemental appropriation from General Revenue to Department of Veterans’ Assistance, Veterans Home [By Request of the Executive] (Blair, Baldwin; Finance)
  • SCR 35: US Air Force LT COL Robert J. Hill Memorial Road (Stollings, Phillips)
  • SCR 36: US Army SP4 Warner Ray Osborne Memorial Bridge (Phillips, Stollings)
  • SCR 37: Nitro WW I Living Memorial Bridge (Jeffries)
  • SCR 38: USMC SSGT Herbert “Herbie” Barnes Memorial Bridge (Romano)
  • SCR 39: Birthplace of Alabama Coach Nick Saban (Beach, Caputo)
  • SR 23: Designating March 2021 as Red Cross Month (Takubo)


House will convene at 11:30 a.m. On the agenda:


Com. Sub. for H. B. 2675 –     Relating to costs and interest in eminent domain condemnation proceedings (Capito) (Regular)

H. B. 2741 –                             Relating to expansion of the alcohol test and lock program to offenders with a drug related offense (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2785 –     Relating to public school enrollment for students from out of state (Ellington) (Regular)


Com. Sub. for H. B. 2004 –     Permit a licensed health care professional from another state to practice in this state through telehealth when registered with the appropriate West Virginia board (J. Pack) (Effective From Passage)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2015 –     Requiring rules of local boards of health to be approved by the county commission except in cases of a public health emergency (J. Pack) (Effective From Passage)

H. B. 2536 –                             Relating to expressions of legislative intent regarding equivalent instruction time (Ellington) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2628 –     Relating to the removal of the prohibition on having ATMs in the area where racetrack video lottery machines are located (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2702 –     To require all public high school students to complete and submit a free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) prior to graduation (Ellington) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2792 –     Relating to the expansion of direct access to natural gas service for new customers (Anderson) (Regular)

H. B. 3131 –                             Relating to correcting internal code references and citations (Capito) (Regular)


H. B. 2582 –                             Relating to creating a third set of conditions for the professional teaching certificate (Ellington) (Regular)

H. B. 2590 –                             Relating to the West Virginia Employment Law Worker Classification Act (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2620 –     Relating to a departmental study of the child protective services and foster care workforce (J. Pack) (Regular)


Com. Sub. for S. B. 469 –       Permitting and establishing requirements for appearance by video for purpose of notarial acts (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2174 –     West Virginia Monument and Memorial Protection Act of 2021 (Steele) (Regular) [Amendments Pending] [Right to Amend]

H. B. 2496 –                             Relating to assessments of real property (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2499 –     Tax reduction for arms and ammo manufacturing (Householder) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2630 –     Requiring DEP to reimburse fines paid by towns, villages and communities in certain instances (Householder) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2633 –     Creating the 2021 Farm Bill (Steele) (Regular)

H. B. 2742 –                             Providing explicit authority to process an online driver’s license or identification renewal or reissuance when the applicant needs to update the address (Steele) (Regular)

H. B. 2777 –                             Repeal municipal amusement tax (Householder) (Regular)

H. B. 2782 –                             Repeal domestic animal tax (Householder) (Regular)

H. B. 2808 –                             Remove salt from list and definition of “mineral” for severance tax purposes (Householder) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2823 –     Exempting buildings or structures utilized exclusively for agricultural purposes from the provisions of the State Building Code (Steele) (Regular)

H. B. 2914 –                             To remove certain ex officio, voting members from the Archives and History Commission and update formatting (Steele) (Regular)

H. B. 3130 –                             Relating to elimination of sunset provisions concerning towing rates (Capito) (Regular)


Com. Sub. for S. B. 156 –       Authorizing Department of Homeland Security to promulgate legislative rules (Steele) (Effective From Passage) (Government Organization Committee Amendment Pending)

Com. Sub. for S. B. 160 –       Authorizing Department of Revenue to promulgate legislative rules (Steele) (Effective From Passage) (Government Organization Committee Amendment Pending)

Com. Sub. for S. B. 182 –       Authorizing miscellaneous agencies and boards to promulgate legislative rules (Steele) (Effective From Passage) (Government Organization Committee Amendment Pending)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2026 –     Relating to the modernization of the collection of income taxes by adopting uniform provisions relating to the mobile workforce (Householder) (Effective From Passage)

H. B. 2796 –                             Supplemental appropriation bill is to expire funds to the surplus balance of General Revenue and to supplement and increase an item of appropriation in the aforesaid account for the designated spending unit for expenditure during the fiscal year 2021 (Householder) (Effective From Passage)

H. B. 2829 –                             Providing for the amortization of annual funding deficiencies for municipal police or firefighter pension and relief funds (Householder) (Regular)

H. B. 2897 –                             Expiring funds to the balance of the Department of Commerce (Householder) (Effective From Passage)

H. B. 2899 –                             Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Commerce (Householder) (Effective From Passage)

H. B. 2920 –                             Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Health – Laboratory Services Fund (Householder) (Effective From Passage)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2959 –     Relating to the financing of environmental pollution control equipment for coal-fired power plants (Anderson) (Regular)


Com. Sub. for S. B. 9 –           Continuing Licensed Racetrack Modernization Fund (Householder) (Regular) [Finance Committee Amendment Pending]

S. B. 10 –                                 Modifying racetrack licensing due date (Householder) (Regular)

S. B. 305 –                               Providing exemption from consumers sales and service tax for certain aircraft maintenance (Householder) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2195 –     Relating to motor vehicle crash reports (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2368 –     Mylissa Smith’s Law, creating patient visitation privileges (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2760 –     Relating to economic development incentive tax credits (Householder) (Regular) [Finance Committee Amendment Pending]

H. B. 2874 –                             Extend the current veteran’s business fee waivers to active duty military members, their spouses and immediate family members (Householder) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2933 –     Anti-Discrimination Against Israel Act (Capito) (Regular)

H. B. 3010 –                             To extend the special valuation method for cellular towers to towers owned by persons not subject to regulation by the Board of Public Works (Householder) (Regular)


Workforce Development8 a.m. – House Chamber

—  House Bill 3089, Make utility workers essential employees during a state of emergency

Committee on Finance – 9 a.m. – House Chamber

— Agenda not available

Committee on the Judiciary9 a.m. – Room 410 M

— HB3134 – Prohibiting public disclosure of restricted information

— HB2694 – Create the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act

— HB ORIGINATING – Relating generally to unemployment insurance

— HB3254 – Authorizing members of development authorities to accept federally authorized reimbursement for services which the members rendered on a voluntary basis

— HB3231 – Public Utilities not required to pay interest on security deposits

— HB3293 – Relating to single-sex participation in interscholastic athletic events

Committee on Rules11 a.m. – Room 434 M

— No agenda

Committee on Government Organization1 p.m. – Room 215 E

— Agenda not available


— None posted

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