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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 6


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Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
29th Day of the Legislative Session

Rotunda and social activities:  Disability Advocacy Day, Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas; WV Beer and Wine Association of Distributors Legislative Reception, 6 -­ 8 p.m., Embassy Suites; HD Media, Charleston Gazette-Mail and WV Press, Legislative and Media Social, 5:30 p.m. to 7;30 p.m., Embassy Suites.

 

SENATE

Senate to convene at 11 a.m. 

On The Agenda

 

RESOLUTIONS

  • SR 30: Recognizing Walking Miracles Family Foundation
  • SR 31: Designating February 6, 2019, as Disability Advocacy Day
  • SR 32: Congratulating Cabell Midland High School boys’ cross-country team

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

  • SCR 25: US Army PFC Andrew “Bo” Martin Harper Memorial Bridge

 

THIRD READING

 

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 154: Using school facilities for funeral and memorial services for certain community members
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 157: Authorizing Department of Administration promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 2231)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 175: Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 2243)
  • Eng. SB 267: Requiring State Board of Education adopt policy detailing level of computer science instruction (original similar to HB 2415)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 387: Relating generally to extradition (original similar to HB 2757)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 392: Relating to payment of invoices received by Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation for contract work
  • Eng. Eng. HB 2462: Issuing a certificate to correctional employees to carry firearms – (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)

 

SECOND READING

 

  • Com. Sub. for SB 127: Relating to parole officers’ duties to perform alcohol and drug testing of litigants
  • Com. Sub. for SB 163: Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 2236)
  • SB 343: Relating to review and approval of state property leases (original similar to HB 2601)

 

FIRST READING

 

  • SB 16: Authorizing expenditure of surplus funds by Wyoming County Commission
  • Com. Sub. for SB 30: Eliminating tax on annuity considerations collected by life insurer (original similar to HB 2400)
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 90: Transferring Safety and Treatment Program from DHHR to DMV
  • Com. Sub. for SB 237: Improving ability of law enforcement to locate and return missing persons
  • Com. Sub. for SB 263: Limiting number of days legislators may be compensated during extended and extraordinary sessions if budget bill not enacted
  • Com. Sub. for SB 323: Establishing revenue fund and source to support Department of Agriculture’s improvement to facilities (original similar to HB 2468, SB 385)
  • SB 346: Changing rate which certain judges are paid for mileage when traveling within state (original similar to HB 2566)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 356: Requiring MAPS provide state and federal prosecutors information (original similar to HB 2698)
  • SB 453: Relating to background checks of certain financial institutions

 

Committees

Daily Committee Schedule: 

 

1 p.m.: Economic Development (208W)

  • SB 153: Providing greater flexibility for making infrastructure project grants

 

2 p.m.: Agriculture and Natural Resources (208W)

  • SB 383: Creating WV Healthy Food Crop Block Grant

 

2 p.m.: Pensions (451M)

  • SB 26: Permitting certain employees of educational service cooperatives participate in state’s teacher retirement systems
  • SB 316: Preserving previously approved state Municipal Policemen’s or Firemen’s pensions
  • SB 341: Establishing minimum monthly retirement annuity for retirants with 20 or more years of service

 

3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 440: Relating to Antihazing Law
  • SB 491: Extending effective date for voter registration in conjunction with driver licensing
  • HB 2459: Exercising authority to exempt individuals domiciled within the state from certain restrictions contained in federal law

 

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

Senate Bills to be Introduced Wednesday, February 6, 2019

 

  • SB 533: Changing determination of just compensation to landowner when eminent domain used for pipeline (Baldwin, Sypolt; Energy, Industry and Mining then Judiciary)
  • SB 534: Collecting additional information for cancer and tumor registry (Baldwin; Health and Human Resources)
  • SB 535: Allowing City of Buckhannon begin collecting sales and service and use tax on July 1, 2019. (Hamilton; Finance)
  • SB 536: Updating election law language (Tarr; Judiciary)
  • SB 537: Creating workgroup to review hospice need standards (Boso; Health and Human Resources)
  • SB 538: Relating to WV Highway Design-Build Pilot Program (FN) (Clements; Transportation and Infrastructure)
  • SB 539: Relating to accrued benefit of retirees in WV State Police Retirement System Plan B (FN) (Mann, Baldwin, Facemire, Ihlenfeld, Jeffries, Maroney, Romano, Rucker, Stollings, Takubo, Weld, Woelfel; Pensions then Finance)
  • SB 540: Requiring State Police visit homes of registered sex offenders at regular intervals (Sypolt; Judiciary)
  • SB 541: Establishing priorities for expenditures for plugging abandoned gas or oil wells (Romano, Azinger, Baldwin, Beach, Boso, Clements, Facemire, Hardesty, Jeffries, Lindsay, Mann, Palumbo, Smith, Stollings, Swope, Woelfel; Energy, Industry and Mining then Judiciary)

 

* (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

* (IB) indicates the bill is an Interim Bill

 

Committee Action on Bills from Tuesday, February 5, 2019

 

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

  • Originating Bill 1: Relating to registration fees for military related special registration plates
  • Bill reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass; second reference to Finance

 

  • SCR 7: Urging Congress provide exceptions to weight limits on trucks on interstate
  • Bill is laid over

 

  • SCR 16: US Army SP4 Wilbur Allen Smith Memorial Bridge; SCR 20: US Air Force SSGT Ryan David Hammond Memorial Bridge
  • Resolutions reported to full Senate with recommendation they be adopted

 

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

  • SB 394: Allowing state to opt out of federal statute relating to SNAP benefits
  • Committee tabled the bill

 

  • SB 400: Allowing Board of Dentistry create specialty licenses
  • Committee Substitute reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass; second reference to Government Organization

 

  • HB 2492: Relating to mandatory reporting procedures of abuse and neglect of adults and children
  • Committee strike-and-insert amendment adopted; bill reported as amended to full Senate with recommendation it do pass

 

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

  • SB 352: Relating to Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation acquiring and disposing of goods and commodities
  • Committee Substitute reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass; second reference to Finance

 

  • SB 496: Transferring authority to regulate milk from DHHR to Department of Agriculture
  • Committee Substitute reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass

 

2 p.m. Education (451M)

  • SB 39: Providing certain military members in-state residency tuition rates
  • Committee Substitute reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass; second reference to Finance

 

3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 317: Authorizing three or more adjacent counties form multicounty trail network authority
  • Committee Substitute reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass

 

  • SB 408: Determining indigency for public defender services
  • Committee Substitute reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass

 

  • SJR 5: Clarification of the Judiciary’s Role in Impeachment Proceedings Amendment
  • Resolution reported to full Senate with recommendation to do pass; second reference to Finance

 

3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • SB 13: Changing distribution of racetrack video lottery net terminal income, excess net terminal income, and excess lottery fund
  • Committee Substitute reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass

 

  • Com. Sub. for SB 14: Creating WV Farm-to-School Grant Program
  • Committee Substitute reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass

 

  • SB 19: Relating to Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
  • Committee Substitute reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass

 

  • SB 147: Shifting funding from Landfill Closure Assistance Fund to local solid waste authorities
  • Bill is laid over

 

  • SB 499: Amending WV tax laws to conform to changes in partnerships for federal income tax purposes
  • Bill reported to full Senate with recommendation it do pass

 

  • Com. Sub. for HB 2191: Relating generally to limited video lottery
  • Committee strike-and-insert amendment adopted; bill reported as amended to full Senate

 

  • Com. Sub. for HB 2307: Relating to creating a provisional license for practicing barbering and cosmetology
  • Committee strike-and-insert amendment adopted; bill reported as amended to full Senate

 

Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Tuesday, February 5, 2019 (59 Senate; 1 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 17: Relating to probation eligibility (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)
  • 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 (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 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 (House Judiciary)
  • 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 Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse)
  • SB 72: Creating Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights (House Judiciary)
  • 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 149: Exempting certain veterans from concealed weapons license fees (House Judiciary)
  • SB 152: Relating generally to criminal offense expungement (House Finance)
  • 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 Energy)
  • 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 240: Repealing certain legislative rules no longer authorized or are obsolete (H Second Reading, 02-06-10)
  • 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 264: Requiring courts to order restitution to crime victims where economically practicable (House Judiciary)
  • 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 324: Relating to Commissioner of Agriculture employees (H Second Reading, 02-06-10)
  • 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 354: Expiring funds to balance of Auditor’s Office – Chief Inspector’s Fund (H First Reading, 02-06-10)
  • 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 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 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 Education)
  • HB 2351: Relating to regulating prior authorizations (Pending House concurrence)

 

Resolutions that have Passed the Senate as of Tuesday, February 5, 2019 (5)

 

  • 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 23: Jeffrey Alan Clovis Memorial Bridge (House Technology and Infrastructure)

 

Bills and Resolutions that have Completed Legislation as of Tuesday, February 5, 2019 (8)

 

  • 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 (Completed; Awaiting action by Governor)
  • 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)

 

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. 2363 – Relating to the Upper Kanawha Valley Resiliency and Revitalization Program
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2490 – Preventing proposing or enforcing rules that prevent recreational water facilities from making necessary upgrades
  • H. B. 2691 – Providing that a license to carry a concealed deadly weapon expires on the holder’s birthday
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2779 – Providing that proceeds from certain oil and gas wells to persons whose name or address are unknown are to be kept in a special fund

SECOND READING – Amendment Stage

  • Com. Sub. for S. B. 240 – Repealing certain legislative rules no longer authorized or are obsolete (Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending)
  • S. B. 324 – Relating to Commissioner of Agriculture employees
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2204 – Prohibiting state licensing boards from hiring lobbyists
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2479 – Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Act
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2481 – Permitting retail sale of alcoholic beverages on Sundays after 1 p.m.
  • H. B. 2608 – Repealing the requirement of printing the date a consumer deposit account was opened on paper checks
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2686 – Relating to permitting the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia to create a family drug court pilot program

FIRST READING

  • S. B. 354 – Expiring funds to balance of Auditor’s Office – Chief Inspector’s Fund
  • 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. 2392 – Allowing the Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner to issue special one-day licenses for charitable events
  • H. B. 2528 – Relating to employees of the Commissioner of Agriculture
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2545 – Exempting recipients of the distinguished Purple Heart medal from payment of the vehicle registration fee
  • H. B. 2546 – Excluding from tax equipment installed in a motor vehicle for use of a person with a medical necessity
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2554 – Relating to transfers and enrollment policies for students in public schools
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2601 – Relating to the review and approval of state property leases
  • H. B. 2696 – Creating an additional index system for state-owned lands
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2737 – Relating to training of State Tax Division employees
  • Com. Sub. for H. B. 2740 – Barring a parent from inheriting from a child in certain instances
  • H. B. 2746 – Relating to administration of estates
  • H. B. 2759 – Providing for the ancillary administration of West Virginia real estate owned by nonresidents by affidavit and without administration
  • H. B. 2815 – Raising the value of goods or chattels that are taken in a larceny to constitute grand larceny

 

Committees

Daily Committee Schedule

Committee on Finance

9:00 a.m. – Room 460M

  • H. B. 2405, Imposing a healthcare related provider tax on certain health care organizations.
  • H. B. 2674, Creating a student loan repayment program for a mental health provider.
  • H. B. 2673, Creating the Oil and Gas Abandoned Well Plugging Fund.
  • H. B. 2734, Relating to reduced rates for low-income residential customers of privately owned sewer and combined water and sewer utilities.
  • H. B. 2415, Requiring the State Board of Education to adopt a policy detailing the appropriate level of computer science instruction.
  • H. B. 2813, Relating generally to collection of use tax

 

Committee on the Judiciary

9:00 a.m. – Room 418M

  • H. B. 2609, Relating to presumptions of abandonment and indication of ownership in property,
  • 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,
  • H. B. 2109, Extending the maximum period of confinement a judge may impose for certain, first-time probationary violations,
  • H. B. 2618, Including undue influence as a factor in the definition of financial exploitation of an elderly person or protected person,
  • H. B. 2199, Requiring pawnbrokers to providing certain information to law-enforcement agencies,
  • H. B. 2720, Authorizing certain investigators and first responders to carry firearms

Committee on Education

9:00 a.m. – Room 432M

 

Committee on Government Organization

9:00 a.m. – Room 215E

  • HB 2699, Relating to municipal annexation by minor boundary adjustment. (2nd reference to Judiciary.)
  • HB 2708, Local Government Labor and Consumer Marketing Regulatory Limitation Act. (2nd reference to Judiciary.)
  • HB 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.

 

Committee on Rules

10:45 a.m. – Behind the Chamber

 

Veterans Affairs & Homeland Security

1:00 p.m. – Room 432M

  • HB 2664, The West Virginia Refugee Absorptive Capacity Act

 

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

 

 

Citation Presentations Scheduled in House Chamber:

  • 10:00 a.m. – Disability Advocacy Day

 

Bills:

 

 

 

All Senate and House Bills Introduced on Feb. 5, 2019:

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