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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 22


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Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019
14th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities: Preston County/Monongalia County Day; Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas; Motorola, Upper House Walkway (1 Table).

 

SENATE

Senate to convene at 11 a.m. 

On The Agenda:

RESOLUTIONS

 

  • SR 14: Celebrating achievements and contributions of Monongalia County
  • SR 15: Designating January 22, 2019 as Preston County Day

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

  • SCR 12: US Army CPL Lee Roy Young Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 13: US Marine SGT Stephen E. Drummond Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 14: William “Bill” Thurman King Memorial Bridge
  • SR 12: Congratulating Ripley High School girls’ track team for winning 2018 Class AAA state championship

 

THIRD READING

 

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 3: Establishing WV Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 62: Requiring participation in drug court program before discharge of certain first-time drug offenses
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 152: Relating generally to criminal offense expungement
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 240: Repealing certain legislative rules no longer authorized or are obsolete

 

SECOND 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

 

FIRST 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

Committees

Daily Committee Schedule: 

 

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

  • SB 238: Increasing fines for passing stopped school bus
  • SB 333: Exempting automobiles 25 years or older from personal property taxes
  • Senate Concurrent Resolutions

o   SCR 4: US Marine Corps Lt. Col. Dennis Ray Blankenship Memorial Road

o   SCR 7: Urging Congress provide exceptions to weight limits on trucks on interstate

o   SCR 9: US Army PFC Winten L. Wayts Memorial Bridge

  • Presentation: Jilly Newman, Deputy Secretary/Deputy Commissioner – Division of Highways

 

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

  • SB 52: Entitling natural resource producers to economic opportunity tax credit

 

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

  • SB 173: DHHR rule relating to medication-assisted treatment office-based medication-assisted treatment
  • SB 86: Requiring county boards provide free feminine hygiene products in grades six to twelve
  • SB 94: Adding certain legal procedures for individuals participating in Safety and Treatment Program
  • SB 359: Creating Youth Mental Health Protection Act

 

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

  • SB 291: Relating generally to survivor benefits for emergency response providers
  • SB 241: Permitting county court clerks scan certain documents in electronic form
  • SB 233: Relating to age requirements for deputy sheriff
  • SB 330: Requiring contact information be listed on agency’s online directory and website

 

2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • Presentation: Areas of critical need/certification shortage issue – Michele Blatt, Assistant Superintendent, West Virginia Department of Education
  • Presentation: Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program – Brian Weingart, Senior Director for Financial Aid, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

 

3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 55: Relating to driving privileges and requirements for persons under 18
  • SB 101: Equalizing penalties for intimidating and retaliating against certain public officers and other persons
  • SB 103: Relating generally to Public Defender Services
  • SB 124: Creating felony offense for actions of cruelty to animals which causes serious injury or death of animal

 

3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • SB 268: Updating meaning of federal taxable income in WV Corporation Net Income Tax Act
  • SB 269: Updating terms used in WV Personal Income Tax Act
  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Department of Revenue
  • Budget Hearing: West Virginia Lottery Commission
  • SB 178: Lottery Commission rule relating to WV Lottery sports wagering rule

 

Senate Bills

Senate Bills to be Introduced Tuesday, January 22, 2019

  • SB 386: Funding of Public Employees Health Insurance Program (FN) (Carmichael, Prezioso; Finance) [By Request of the Executive]
  • SB 387: Authorizing Governor seek return of fugitives found in other states or District of Columbia (Weld; Judiciary)
  • SB 388: Equalizing penalties for intimidating and retaliating against public officers, employees, jurors, and witnesses (Jeffries; Judiciary)
  • SB 389: Allowing developmentally disabled person purchase base hunting license (Maynard; Natural Resources)
  • SB 390: Requiring electric utilities submit feasibility studies of constructing and operating middle-mile broadband internet projects (Maynard; Economic Development)
  • SB 391: Relating to unlawful discriminatory practices in categories covered by Human Rights Act and Fair Housing Act (Takubo, Baldwin, Beach, Clements, Hamilton, Lindsay, Palumbo, Weld; Judiciary)
  • SB 392: Relating to payment of invoices received by Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation for contract work (Weld, Clements; Government Organization)
  • SB 393: Protecting right to farm (Sypolt, Azinger, Baldwin, Blair, Boso, Clements, Hamilton, Jeffries, Maynard, Hardesty, Rucker, Smith, Takubo, Tarr; Judiciary)
  • SCR 15: Studying feasibility of requiring all state agencies that collect fees and fines to depose those funds in General Revenue Fund (Tarr)

 

* (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

* (IB) indicates the bill is an Interim Bill

 

Committee Action on Bills from Monday, January 21, 2019

 

1 p.m.: Natural Resources

  • SB 317: Authorizing three or more adjacent counties form multicounty trail network authority
  • Amended committee substitute adopted. Bill reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass; second reference to Judiciary

 

2 p.m.: Banking and Insurance

  • SB 30: Eliminating tax on annuity considerations collected by life insurer
  • Committee adjourned with no action taken on bill

 

3 p.m.: Judiciary

  • SB 258: Establishing common law “veil piercing” claims not be used to impose personal liability
  • Committee Substitute reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass

 

  • SB 264: Requiring courts to order restitution to crime victims
  • Committee Substitute reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass; second reference to Finance

 

Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Monday, January 21, 2019 (12)

 

  • SB 10: Relating to Second Chance Driver’s License Program (House Technology and Infrastructure)
  • SB 17: Relating to probation eligibility (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 (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 (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 272: Updating code relating to Commission on Special Investigations (House Judiciary)

 

Resolutions that have Passed the Senate as of Monday, January 21, 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: 

Public Hearing:

Committee on Health & Human Resources

9:00 a.m. – House Chamber

 

 

House to convene at 11 a.m.

SPECIAL CALENDAR **

On the agenda:

THIRD READING – For Passage

  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2362 – Relating to procedures for voting an emergency absentee ballot by qualified voters

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2008 – Relating to nonpartisan election of justices of the Supreme Court of Appeals
  • 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

FIRST READING

  • 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

 

Committees

Daily Committee Schedule

Agriculture and Natural Resources

8:30 a.m. – Room 215E

Agriculture

  • H. B. 2396, West Virginia Fresh Food Act.
  • H. B. 2398, Exempting all-terrain vehicles and utility terrain vehicles used as farm equipment from the sales tax.
  • H. B. 2468, Department of Agriculture Capital Improvements Fund.

Natural Resources

  • H. B. 2097, Relating to the hunting of coyotes.
  • H. B. 2518, Authorizing the tracking of wounded or injured deer or bear with leashed dogs.
  • H. B. 2521, Relating to permitting fur-bearer parts.

 

Industry & Labor

10:00 a.m. – Room 215E

  • House Bill 2049, Relating to a prime contractor’s responsibility for wages and benefits
  • House Bill 2470, Allowing public school education or employer-sponsored training programs to count towards occupational certification and/or licensure
  • House Bill 2365, Clarifying the definition of an employee for the purposes of unemployment compensation and workers’ compensation

 

Committee on Rules

10:45 a.m. – Behind Chamber

 

Political Subdivisions

1:00 p.m. – Room 432M

  • House Bill 2091, Increasing the minimum number of magisterial districts in a county
  • House Bill 2309, Allowing municipalities to cancel elections when only one person is running
  • House Bill 2342, Taxation With Representation Act

 

Health & Human Resources

2:00 p.m. – Room 215E

  • H. B. 2010, Relating to foster care. (3rd reference to Judiciary)

 

Pensions & Retirement

4:00 p.m. – Room 464M

  • House Bill 2229, Adding violations of law upon which a public servant’s retirement plan may be forfeited.

 

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

 

Bills:

 

RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED Monday, January 21, 2019

 

House Concurrent Resolution

  1. By Del. Howell, Cadle, Hanna, Hill, Hott, Linville, Pack, Phillips, Staggers, Steele, Wilson and Worrell – Caldwell Brothers Memorial Road- To Technology and Infrastructure then Rules
  2. By Del. Robinson, Estep-Burton and Rowe – U. S. Marine Corps CPL Larry Scott Kennedy Memorial Bridge- To Technology and Infrastructure then Rules
  3. By Del. Miley, Queen, Waxman and Hamrick – Gill Brothers World War II Veterans’ Memorial Bridge- To Technology and Infrastructure then Rules
  4. By Del. Miley, Queen, Waxman and Hamrick – U. S.  Marine Sgt. Stephen E. Drummond Memorial Bridge- To Technology and Infrastructure then Rules
  5. By Del. Westfall, Atkinson, Criss, Hollen, Cadle, Storch, Mandt, D. Kelly, McGeehan, Miller and Higginbotham – PFC Charles Everett Hurd Memorial Bridge- To Technology and Infrastructure then Industry and Labor
  6. By Del. R. Thompson and Hicks – Pap” and Mille “Mammie” Asbury Bridge- To Technology and Infrastructure then Rules
  7. By Del. Howell, Cadle, Hanna, Hill, Linville, Pack, Phillips, Staggers, Steele, Wilson and Worrell – C. William “Bill” Pancake, Jr. Road- To Technology and Infrastructure then Rules
  8. By Del. Hanshaw (Mr. Speaker) – U. S. Army SGT Rodney David King and U. S. Army SGT James Harris King Memorial Bridge- To Technology and Infrastructure then Rules

All Bills Introduced on Jan. 21, 2019:

 

 

Bill

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Status

Committee

Step

Last Action

HB 2532 Allowing certain donations by persons renewing their driver’s license or vehicle registration Pending House ANR Committee 01/21/19
HB 2533 Relating to military service credit for retirement purposes Pending House Pensions and Retirement Committee 01/21/19
HB 2534 Requiring available materials, supplies, equipment and other items purchased by the state and its agencies to be made in the United States Pending House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee 01/21/19
HB 2535 Relating to purchasing exemptions and procedures Pending House Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee 01/21/19
HB 2536 Relating to the Mine Subsidence Insurance program Pending House Banking and Insurance Committee 01/21/19
HB 2537 West Virginia Black Lung Program Pending House Judiciary Committee 01/21/19
HB 2538 Providing banking services for medical cannabis Pending House Banking and Insurance Committee 01/21/19
HB 2539 Allowing private entities to lease buildings to local school boards in cases of emergency or condemnation Pending House Education Committee 01/21/19
HB 2540 Prohibiting the waste of game animals, game birds or game fish Pending House ANR Committee 01/21/19
HB 2541 Requiring certain safety measures be taken at public schools Pending House Education Committee 01/21/19
HB 2542 Permitting directors of county emergency phone systems to obtain mobile-phone emergency lines Pending House Political Subdivisions Committee 01/21/19
HB 2543 Increasing the tax on the privilege of severing natural gas and oil Pending House ENG Committee 01/21/19
HB 2544 Authorizing local boards of health to assess, charge and collect increased environmental fees for restaurants Pending House Political Subdivisions Committee 01/21/19
HB 2545 Exempting recipients of the distinguished Purple Heart medal from payment of the vehicle registration fee Pending House Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee 01/21/19
HB 2546 Excluding from tax equipment installed in a motor vehicle for use of a person with a medical necessity Pending House Finance Committee 01/21/19
HB 2547 Relating to the election prohibition zone Pending House Judiciary Committee 01/21/19
HB 2548 Creating a healthy living tax credit against the personal income tax Pending House Health and Human Resources Committee 01/21/19
HB 2549 Relating to compulsory school attendance Pending House Education Committee 01/21/19
HB 2550 Creating a matching program for the Small Business Innovation and Research Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer Program Pending House SB Committee 01/21/19
HB 2551 Requiring the State Board of Education to develop a method for funding student transportation costs as a stand-alone consideration Pending House Education Committee 01/21/19
HB 2552 Relating to the intestate share of a decedent’s surviving spouse Pending House Judiciary Committee 01/21/19
HB 2553 The Motion Picture Open Captioning Act Pending House Judiciary Committee 01/21/19
HB 2554 Relating to transfers and enrollment policies for students in public schools Pending House Education Committee 01/21/19
HB 2555 Banning plastic bags Pending House SB Committee 01/21/19
HB 2556 Relating to required notices for air quality permits prior to the permit being granted Pending House Government Organization Committee 01/21/19
HB 2557 Exempting social security and tier one railroad retirement benefits from personal income tax Pending House Finance Committee 01/21/19
HB 2558 Adding the definition of grantee to include state spending units and local governments Pending House Government Organization Committee 01/21/19
HB 2559 Requiring a special report by the Division of Personnel Pending House Government Organization Committee 01/21/19
HB 2560 Relating to the operation of state-owned farms Pending House ANR Committee 01/21/19
HB 2561 Expanding the eligibility for service on county school boards Pending House Education Committee 01/21/19
HB 2562 Requiring the issuance of a search warrant before a driver of a motor vehicle can be made to submit to a secondary blood test Pending House Judiciary Committee 01/21/19
HB 2563 Relating to civil asset forfeiture Pending House Judiciary Committee 01/21/19
HB 2564 Relating to modification of cottage food laws Pending House ANR Committee 01/21/19
HB 2565 Collecting a user fee from oil and gas producers who use secondary roads in the state Pending House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee 01/21/19
HB 2566 Changing the rate at which certain judges are paid for mileage Pending House Finance Committee 01/21/19
HB 2567 Allowing an individual to petition a circuit court for the expungement of misdemeanor offenses Pending House Health and Human Resources Committee 01/21/19
HB 2568 Increasing the tax on the privilege of severing natural gas and oil Pending House ENG Committee 01/21/19
HB 2569 Reinstating the film tax credits Pending House SB Committee 01/21/19
HB 2570 Providing that schools be closed for two weeks during the holiday season preceding Christmas Day and following New Year’s Day Pending House Education Committee 01/21/19
HB 2571 Providing that the sale and purchase of copper as scrap metal may not be completed with the payment of cash Pending House SB Committee 01/21/19
HB 2572 Making the written plans of municipalities that have been approved by the Municipal Home Rule Board permanent Pending House Political Subdivisions Committee 01/21/19
HB 2573 Relating to payment for the construction of any expanded or upgraded public service district facilities in certain circumstances Pending House Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee 01/21/19
SB 355 Removing authority of municipalities to restrict firearm possession Pending Senate Judiciary Committee 01/21/19
SB 356 Authorizing Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation to release certain information to county prosecutors and US Attorney Pending Senate Judiciary Committee 01/21/19
SB 357 Relating generally to Division of Administrative Services Pending Senate Government Organization Committee 01/21/19
SB 358 Exempting Purchasing Division purchases for equipment to maintain security at state facilities Pending Senate Government Organization Committee 01/21/19
SB 359 Creating Youth Mental Health Protection Act Pending Senate Health and Human Resources Committee 01/21/19
SB 360 Relating to third-party litigation financing Pending Senate Judiciary Committee 01/21/19
SB 361 Relating to Public Defender Services Pending Senate Judiciary Committee 01/21/19
SB 362 Relating to Mine Subsidence Insurance Program Pending Senate Energy, Industry and Mining Committee 01/21/19
SB 363 Exempting first $150,000 assessed value of residence of veteran or physically or mentally disabled person Pending Senate Finance Committee 01/21/19
SB 364 Creating shared table initiative for senior citizens Pending Senate Government Organization Committee 01/21/19
SB 365 Redistributing revenue-generated excise tax on soft drinks to four-year medical schools Pending Senate Finance Committee 01/21/19
SB 366 Authorizing Division of Protective Services issue electronic key cards to qualified applicants to enter State Capitol Pending Senate Government Organization Committee 01/21/19
SB 367 Relating to amount permitted to remain in Alcohol Beverage Control Administration’s operating fund Pending Senate Finance Committee 01/21/19
SB 368 Requiring charitable or public service organization submit certifying statement Pending Senate Banking and Insurance Committee 01/21/19
SB 369 Relating to generic drug products Pending Senate Judiciary Committee 01/21/19
SB 370 Prohibiting legislators and part-time public officials from having interest in public contracts Pending Senate Government Organization Committee 01/21/19
SB 371 Requiring public hearing for proposed major source or modification to air quality permit Pending Senate Energy, Industry and Mining Committee 01/21/19
SB 372 Authorizing municipalities establish low-cost alternative energy revolving loan program Pending Senate Government Organization Committee 01/21/19
SB 373 Relating to financial responsibility of inmates Pending Senate Judiciary Committee 01/21/19
SB 374 Eliminating liability of owners of active mine lands, abandoned mine lands or railway lines Pending Senate Judiciary Committee 01/21/19
SB 375 Authorizing Curator of Arts, Culture and History to designate road as historic route Pending Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee 01/21/19
SB 376 Creating Local Government Labor and Consumer Marketing Regulatory Limitation Act Pending Senate Government Organization Committee 01/21/19
SB 377 Relating to minimum wage and maximum hour standards Pending Senate Judiciary Committee 01/21/19
SB 378 Relating to special obligation notes to finance construction completing I-73 and I-74 Pending Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee 01/21/19
SB 379 Permitting county board of education to include faith-based electives in drug prevention programs Pending Senate Education Committee 01/21/19
SB 380 Empowering municipalities to enact Adopt-A-Street programs Pending Senate Government Organization Committee 01/21/19
SB 381 Requiring State Board of Education develop program on home maintenance for elderly and disabled Pending Senate Education Committee 01/21/19
SB 382 Exempting senior citizens from personal income tax Pending Senate Finance Committee 01/21/19
SB 383 Creating WV Healthy Food Crop Block Grant Program Pending Senate Agriculture Committee 01/21/19
SB 384 Providing proceeds from certain oil and gas wells whose owners are unknown be kept in special fund Pending Senate Judiciary Committee 01/21/19
SB 385 Establishing and funding Department of Agriculture Capital Improvements Fund Pending Senate Finance Committee 01/21/19

 

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