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WEST VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE

SENATE JOURNAL

EIGHTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION, 2013

FIFTY-NINTH DAY

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Charleston, W. Va., Friday, April 12, 2013

    The Senate met at 11 a.m.

(Senator Kessler, Mr. President, in the Chair.)

    Prayer was offered by Pastor Dick Corbin, Director of Church Relations for the Union Mission, Charleston, West Virginia.

    Pending the reading of the Journal of Thursday, April 11, 2013,

    On motion of Senator Blair, the Journal was approved and the further reading thereof dispensed with.

    The Senate proceeded to the second order of business and the introduction of guests.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate recessed for five minutes to permit Wen-ling Wu, Director, Consular Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U. S., to address the Senate.

    Upon expiration of the recess, the Senate reconvened and proceeded to the third order of business.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the passage, to take effect from passage, of

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 208, Making supplementary appropriation from State Fund, General Revenue, to Department of Commerce, Division of Labor, and DHHR, Division of Human Services.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the amendment by that body to the title of the bill, passage as amended, to take effect July 1, 2013, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the House of Delegates amendment, as to

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 214, Eliminating interview requirement for certain medical licensee applicants.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the message on the bill was taken up for immediate consideration.

    The following House of Delegates amendment to the title of the bill was reported by the Clerk:

    By striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 214--A Bill to amend and reenact §30-3-10 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating generally to requirements of applicants for a license to practice medicine and surgery or podiatry; eliminating the requirement for all licensure applicants to appear for a personal interview with the Board of Medicine in certain circumstances; and authorizing the board to require applicants, on a case-by-case basis, to appear for a personal interview or to produce original documents for review by the board.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate concurred in the House of Delegates amendment to the title of the bill.

    Engrossed Senate Bill No. 214, as amended by the House of Delegates, was then put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. S. B. No. 214) passed with its House of Delegates amended title.

    Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect July 1, 2013.

    On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. S. B. No. 214) takes effect July 1, 2013.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the passage, to take effect from passage, of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 358, Relating to municipal policemen and firemen pensions.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the passage, to take effect from passage, of

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 387, Relating to family court judge supervision of criminal background investigations.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the amendment by that body, passage as amended with its House of Delegates amended title, to take effect July 1, 2013, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the House of Delegates amendments, as to

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 435, Continuing Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the message on the bill was taken up for immediate consideration.

    The following House of Delegates amendments to the bill were reported by the Clerk:

    By striking out everything after the enacting section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

ARTICLE 1. PURPOSE AND SHORT TITLE; DEFINITIONS; GENERAL PROVISIONS; CONSTRUCTION.

§8-1-5a. Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program.

    (a) Legislative findings. –– The Legislature finds and declares that:

    (1) The initial Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program brought innovative results, including novel municipal ideas that became municipal ordinances which later resulted in new statewide statutes;

    (2) The initial Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program also brought some novel municipal ideas that resulted in court challenges against some of the participating municipalities;

    (3) The Municipal Home Rule Board was an essential part of the initial Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program but it lacked some needed powers and duties;

    (4) Municipalities still face challenges delivering services required by federal and state law, or demanded by their constituents;

    (5) Municipalities are sometimes restrained by state statutes, policies and rules that challenge their ability to carry out their duties and responsibilities in a cost-effective, efficient and timely manner;

    (6) Continuing the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program is in the public interest; and

    (7) Increasing the powers and duties of the Municipal Home Rule Board will enhance the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program.

    (b) Continuance of pilot program. –– The Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program is continued until July 1, 2019. The ordinances enacted by the four participating municipalities pursuant to the initial Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program are hereby authorized and may remain in effect until the ordinances are repealed, but are null and void if amended and such amendment is not approved by the Municipal Home Rule Board: Provided, That any ordinance enacting a municipal occupation tax is hereby null and void.

    (c) Authorizing participation. –– Commencing July 1, 2013, any Class I, Class II, Class III and/or Class IV municipality, that is current in payment of all state fees, may participate in the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program pursuant to the provisions of this section: Provided, That the four municipalities participating in the pilot program on July 1, 2012, are hereby authorized to continue in the pilot program and may amend current written plans and/or submit new written plans in accordance with the provisions of this section.

    (d) Municipal Home Rule Board. –– The Municipal Home Rule Board is hereby continued. The board members serving on the board on July 1, 2012, may continue to serve, except that the Chair of the Senate Committee on Government Organization and the Chair of the House Committee on Government Organization shall be ex officio nonvoting members. Effective July 1, 2013, the Municipal Home Rule Board shall consist of the following five voting members:

    (1) The Governor, or a designee, who shall serve as chair;

    (2) The Executive Director of the West Virginia Development Office or a designee;

    (3) One member representing the Business and Industry Council, appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate;

    (4) One member representing the largest labor organization in the state, appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate; and

    (5) One member representing the West Virginia Chapter of American Institute of Certified Planners, appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.

    (e) Board's powers and duties. –– The Municipal Home Rule Board has the following powers and duties:

    (1) Establish specific eligibility criteria for the application process and documentation required for participation in the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program;

    (2) Review, evaluate, make recommendations and approve or reject, by a majority vote of the board, each aspect of the written plan submitted by a municipality;

    (3) By a majority vote of the board, select, based on the municipality's written plan, new Class I, Class II, Class III and/or Class IV municipalities to participate in the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program;

    (4) Review, evaluate, make recommendations and approve or reject, by a majority vote of the board, the amendments to the written plans submitted by municipalities;

    (5) Approve or reject, by a majority vote of the board, each ordinance submitted by a participating municipality pursuant to its written plan or its amendments to the written plan;

    (6) Consult with any agency affected by the written plans or the amendments to the written plans; and

    (7) Perform any other powers or duties necessary to effectuate the provisions of this section.

    (f) Written plan. –– On or before June 1, 2014, a Class I, Class II, Class III or Class IV municipality desiring to participate or continue to participate in the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program shall submit a written plan to the board stating in detail the following:

    (1) The specific laws, acts, resolutions, policies, rules or regulations which prevent the municipality from carrying out its duties in the most cost-efficient, effective and timely manner;

    (2) The problems created by the laws, acts, resolutions, policies, rules or regulations;

    (3) The proposed solutions to the problems, including all proposed changes to ordinances, acts, resolutions, rules and regulations: Provided, That the specific municipal ordinance instituting the solution does not have to be included in the written plan; and

    (4) A written opinion, by an attorney licensed to practice in West Virginia, stating that the proposed written plan does not violate the provisions of this section.

    (g) Public hearing on written plan. –– Prior to submitting its written plan to the board, the municipality shall:

    (1) Hold a public hearing on the written plan;

    (2) Provide notice at least thirty days prior to the public hearing by a Class II legal advertisement;

    (3) Make a copy of the written plan available for public inspection at least thirty days prior to the public hearing; and

    (4) After the public hearing, adopt an ordinance authorizing the municipality to submit a written plan to the Municipal Home Rule Board after the proposed ordinance has been read two times.

    (h) Selection of municipalities. –– On or after June 1, 2014, by a majority vote, the Municipal Home Rule Board may select from the municipalities that submitted written plans and were approved by the board by majority vote new Class I, Class II, Class III and/or Class IV municipalities to participate in the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program.

    (i) Ordinance, act, resolution, rule or regulation. –– After being selected to participate in the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program and prior to enacting an ordinance, act, resolution, rule or regulation based on the written plan, the municipality shall:

    (1) Hold a public hearing on the proposed ordinance, act, resolution, rule or regulation;

    (2) Provide notice at least thirty days prior to the public hearing by a Class II legal advertisement;

    (3) Make a copy of the proposed ordinance, act, resolution, rule or regulation available for public inspection at least thirty days prior to the public hearing;

    (4) After the public hearing, submit the comments, either in audio or written form, to the Municipal Home Rule Board;

    (5) Obtain approval, from the Municipal Home Rule Board by a majority vote, for the proposed ordinance, act, resolution, rule or regulation; and

    (6) After obtaining approval from the Municipal Home Rule Board, read the proposed ordinance, act, resolution, rule or regulation at least two times.

    (j) Powers and duties of municipalities. –– The municipalities participating in the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program have the authority to pass an ordinance, act, resolution, rule or regulation, under the provisions of this section, that is not contrary to:

    (1) Environmental law;

    (2) Bidding on government construction and other contracts;

    (3) The Freedom of Information Act;

    (4) The Open Governmental Proceedings Act;

    (5) Wages for construction of public improvements;

    (6) The provisions of this section;

    (7) The municipality's written plan; and

    (8) The Constitution of the United States or West Virginia.

    (k) Prohibited acts. –– The municipalities participating in the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program do not have the authority to pass an ordinance, act, resolution, rule or regulation, under the provisions of this section, pertaining to:

    (1) The Constitutions of the United States or West Virginia;

    (2) Federal law or crimes and punishment;

    (3) Chapters sixty-a, sixty-one and sixty-two of this code or state crimes and punishment;

    (4) Pensions or retirement plans;

    (5) Annexation;

    (6) Taxation: Provided, That a participating municipality may enact a municipal sales tax up to one percent if it reduces or eliminates its municipal business and occupation tax: Provided, however, That if a municipality subsequently reinstates or raises the municipal business and occupation tax it previously reduced or eliminated under the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program, it shall eliminate the municipal sales tax enacted under the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program: Provided, further, That any municipality that imposes a municipal sales tax pursuant to this section shall use the services of the Tax Commissioner to administer, enforce and collect the tax in the same manner as the state consumers sales and service tax and use tax under the provisions of articles fifteen, fifteen-a and fifteen-b, chapter eleven of this code and all applicable provisions of the streamlined sales and use tax agreement: And provided, further, That such tax will not apply to the sale of motor fuel or motor vehicles;

    (7) Tax increment financing;

    (8) Extraction of natural resources;

    (9) Persons or property outside the boundaries of the municipality: Provided, That this prohibition under the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program does not affect a municipality’s powers outside its boundary lines under other sections of this chapter, other chapters of this code, or court decisions;

    (10) Marriage and divorce laws;

    (11) Restricting the carrying of a firearm, as that term is defined in section two, article seven, chapter sixty-one of this code: Provided, That, notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (r) of this section, municipalities may regulate the carrying of a firearm in municipal buildings dedicated to government operations, other than parking buildings or garages; and

    (12) A fee or assessment payable by a non-resident of a municipality, which is substantially equivalent to an occupation tax.

    (l) Amendments to written plans. –– A municipality selected to participate in the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program may amend its written plan at any time.

    (m) Reporting requirements. –– Commencing December 1, 2015, and each year thereafter, each participating municipality shall give a progress report to the Municipal Home Rule Board, and commencing January 1, 2016, and each year thereafter, the Municipal Home Rule Board shall give a summary report of all the participating municipalities to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.

    (n) Before the January 1, 2018, the Performance Evaluation and Review Division shall conduct a performance review on the pilot program and the participating municipalities and/or metro governments. The review shall include the following:

    (1) An evaluation of the effectiveness of expanded home rule on the participating municipalities and/or metro governments;

    (2) A recommendation as to whether the expanded home rule should be continued, reduced, expanded or terminated;

    (3) A recommendation as to whether any legislation is necessary; and

    (4) Any other issues considered relevant.

    (o) The pilot program terminates July 1, 2019.

    (p) No ordinances, acts, resolutions, rules or regulations may be enacted by a municipality or metro government, after July 1, 2019, pursuant to the provisions of this section, unless otherwise authorized by the Legislature.

    (q) An ordinance, act, resolution, rule or regulation enacted by a participating municipality under the provisions of this section during the period of the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program shall continue in full force and effect until repealed, but is null and void if it is amended and such amendment is not approved by the Municipal Home Rule Board.

    (r) Additional requirements for participation. -- The Class I, Class II, Class III and/or Class IV municipalities, that wish to participate in the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program, pursuant to the provisions of this section, must agree to the requirements set forth in this subsection, concerning regulation of firearms, ammunition and firearm accessories: Provided, That if the four municipalities participating in the pilot program on July 1, 2012, wish to continue in the pilot program then those municipalities must also agree to comply with the requirements of this subsection.

    (1) Definitions.

    As used in this subsection:

    (A) “Ammunition” means fixed cartridge ammunition, shotgun shells, the individual components of fixed cartridge ammunition and shotgun shells, projectiles for muzzle-loading firearms and any propellant used in firearms or ammunition.

    (B) “Firearm accessory” means a device specifically designed or adapted to enable the wearing or carrying about one’s person, or the storage or mounting in or on a conveyance, of a firearm, or an attachment or device specifically designed or adapted to be inserted into or affixed onto a firearm to enable, alter or improve the functioning or capabilities of the firearm.

    (C) “Firearm” has the same meaning as in section two, article seven of chapter sixty-one.

    (2) General rule.

    (A) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code to the contrary, except as otherwise provided for within this section, municipalities participating in the home rule program pursuant to this section shall not restrict in any manner the right of any person to purchase, possess, transfer, own, carry, transport, sell or store any revolver, pistol, rifle or shotgun, or any other firearm, or any ammunition or ammunition components to be used therewith, or the keeping of gunpowder so as to directly or indirectly prohibit the ownership of the ammunition, or, to restrict in any manner the right of any person to purchase, possess, transfer, own, carry, transport, sell or store any other firearm accessory or accouterment; to the complete exclusion of any order, ordinance or rule promulgated or enforced by any political subdivision of this state.

    (B) The authority of a political subdivision to regulate firearms, ammunition, or firearm accessories may not be inferred from its proprietary authority, home rule status or any other inherent or general power.

    (C) Any existing or future orders, ordinances, or rules promulgated or enforced in violation of this subsection are null and void.

    (3) Applicability and effective dates.

    This subsection applies to any order, ordinance or rule adopted by a municipality covered by the provisions of this section or to official actions taken by an employee or agent of such municipality, on or after the effective date of this article. Upon the effective date of this article, any grandfathered municipal gun ordinances which were in effect at the time of the original passage of section five-a, article twelve, chapter eight of this code shall no longer be of any force or effect for any municipality participating in this program, to the extent they are in conflict with the provisions of this article: Provided, That no provision in this subsection may be construed to limit the authority of a county or municipality to restrict the commercial use of real estate in designated areas through planning or zoning ordinances.;

    And,

    By striking out the title of the bill and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 435--A Bill to amend and reenact §8-1-5a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to continuing the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program; continuing the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program; continuing the Municipal Home Rule Board; setting forth legislative findings; authorizing Class I, II, III and IV municipalities to participate in the program; clarifying the voting privileges of members of the Municipal Home Rule Board; clarifying the powers and duties of the board; establishing written plan requirements for municipalities; establishing requirements for the adoption of ordinances; requiring public hearings; setting forth powers and duties of the participating municipalities; prohibiting certain acts by participating municipalities; providing the opportunity for participating municipalities to withdraw from the program; providing for amendments to the written plan; requiring a performance review of the pilot program; establishing reporting requirements; validating the continuance of certain ordinances passed by the municipalities participating in the pilot program; prohibiting municipalities participating in the pilot program from restricting the right of any person to purchase, possess, transfer, own, carry, transport, sell or store any firearm, firearm accessory or accouterment, or any ammunition or ammunition component; providing limited exceptions to the firearms prohibition; and establishing a termination date of the pilot program.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate refused to concur in the foregoing House amendments to the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 435) and requested the House of Delegates to recede therefrom.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the passage, to take effect from passage, of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 440, Relating to disclosure of specified tax information for enforcement of Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the passage, to take effect July 1, 2013, of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 445, Allowing Tax Commissioner divert lottery prizes to offset tax liabilities of lottery winners.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the passage by that body, without amendment, to take effect July 1, 2013, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the changed effective date, of

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 446, Conforming motor fuel taxes with International Fuel Tax Agreement.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the message on the bill was taken up for immediate consideration.

    On further motion of Senator Unger, the Senate concurred in the changed effective date of the bill, that being to take effect July 1, 2013, instead of from passage.

    Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect July 1, 2013.

    On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. S. B. No. 446) takes effect July 1, 2013.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the passage of

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 462, Extending time for informal conferences on surface mining permit applications.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the amendment by that body to the title of the bill, passage as amended, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the House of Delegates amendment, as to

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 478, Redefining "video lottery games"; permitting wagering by historic resort hotel employees.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the message on the bill was taken up for immediate consideration.

    The following House of Delegates amendment to the title of the bill was reported by the Clerk:

    By striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 478--A Bill to amend and reenact §29-22A-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §29-22B-332 of said code; and to amend and reenact §29-25-2 and §29-25-24 of said code, all relating to wagering at video lottery and gaming facilities; deleting those video lottery games that allow players an option to select replacement symbols or numbers or additional symbols or numbers after the game is initiated and in the course of play from the definition of “video lottery game”; deleting prohibition against game themes commonly associated with casino gambling; and permitting certain employees of an historic resort hotel to wager at the gaming facility of that historic hotel.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate concurred in the House of Delegates amendment to the title of the bill.

    Engrossed Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 478, as amended by the House of Delegates, was then put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 478) passed with its House of Delegates amended title.

    Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect from passage.

    On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 478) takes effect from passage.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the passage of

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 491, Relating to rental car license cost recovery fee.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the passage of

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 504, Relating to cooperative associations.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the passage, to take effect from passage, of

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 524, Supplementing, amending, decreasing and increasing appropriations from State Road Fund to DOT.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the passage, to take effect from passage, of

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 526, Making supplementary appropriation of federal funds to DHHR, Division of Human Services-Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the passage, to take effect from passage, of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 534, Correcting internal code reference regarding insurance information disclosure.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 542, Relating to restricted races at pari-mutuel thoroughbred horse race tracks.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the passage of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 544, Scheduling departmental performance reviews.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the passage, to take effect from passage, of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 553, Relating to Highway Design-Build Program.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the amendment by that body, passage as amended with its House of Delegates amended title, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the House of Delegates amendments, as to

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 557, Continuing Preventive Care Pilot Program.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the message on the bill was taken up for immediate consideration.

    The following House of Delegates amendments to the bill were reported by the Clerk:

    By striking out everything after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

    That §16-2J-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:

ARTICLE 2J. PREVENTIVE CARE PILOT PROGRAM.

§16-2J-3. Authorization of preventive care pilot program; number of participants and sites; Health Care Authority considerations in selection of participating providers; funding.

    (a) (1) The Health Care Authority shall, in consultation with the Insurance Commissioner, develop and implement during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006, a pilot program that permits providers to market and sell prepaid memberships entitling subscribers to obtain preventive and primary health care from the participating providers.

    (2) Participating providers shall not be allowed to offer their qualifying services at more than six separate sites.

    (3) The pilot program shall expire on June 30, 2011 2016.

    (4) Those providers participating in the pilot program as of its expiration date may continue to operate pursuant to this article.

    (5) The Health Care Authority shall report to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources Accountability on the pilot program by December 1, 2015.

    (b) Subject to this article, the Health Care Authority is vested with discretion to select providers using diversity in practice organization, geographical diversity and other criteria it deems appropriate. The Health Care Authority also shall give consideration to providers located in rural areas or serving a high percentage or large numbers of uninsured.

    (c) In furtherance of the objectives of this article, the Health Care Authority is authorized to accept any and all gifts, grants and matching funds whether in the form of money or services. However, no gifts, grants and matching funds shall be provided to the Health Care Authority by the State of West Virginia to further the objectives of this article.;

    And,

    By striking out the title of the bill and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 557--A Bill to amend and reenact §16-2J-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to authorizing continued operation of certain pilot programs after expiration date; adding a reporting requirement; and resetting expiration date.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate concurred in the House of Delegates amendments to the bill.

    Engrossed Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 557, as amended by the House of Delegates, was then put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 557) passed with its House of Delegates amended title.

    Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect from passage.

    On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 557) takes effect from passage.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the passage, to take effect from passage, of

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 561, Establishing Tucker County Cultural District Authority.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the amendment by that body, passage as amended with its House of Delegates amended title, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the House of Delegates amendments, as to

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 580, Updating requirements for dental intern, resident and teaching permits.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the message on the bill was taken up for immediate consideration.

    The House of Delegates amendments to the bill were reported by the Clerk:

    [CLERK’S NOTE: For text of the House of Delegates amendments, see the Journal of the House of Delegates of April 9 and 10, 2013.]

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate refused to concur in the foregoing House amendments to the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 580) and requested the House of Delegates to recede therefrom.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the passage, to take effect from passage, of

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 658, Extending time for Madison City Council to meet as levying body.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the adoption of

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 16, Requesting DOH name County Route 5/07 in Logan County "Army PFC James Edward Workman Memorial Road.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the adoption of

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 17, Requesting DOH name bridge in Randolph County "Army Captain Bernard Francis Jones Memorial Bridge" .

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the adoption of

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 19, Requesting DOH name bridge in Kanawha County "U. S. Army Sgt. Archie W. Searls Memorial Bridge”.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the adoption of

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 21, Requesting DOH name bridge in Logan County "Navy Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Edsel Carl Varney Memorial Bridge”.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the adoption of

    Com. Sub. for Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 22, Requesting DOH name bridge in Kanawha County "Joseph Albert 'Joey' King, Jr., Memorial Bridge”.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the adoption of

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 23, Requesting DOH name bridge in Wyoming County "Reverend Edward and Mary Mullins Memorial Bridge”.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the adoption of

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 24, Requesting DOH name portion of U. S. Route 60 in Kanawha County "Lou Tabit Highway.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the concurrence by that body in the Senate amended title, passage as amended, of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2815, Clarifying and modifying the process of appointing and terminating guardians for minors.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the adoption by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the adoption of

    House Concurrent Resolution No. 100--Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study Medical Amnesty and Good Samaritan policies in other states and in institutions of higher education.

    Referred to the Committee on Rules.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the adoption by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the adoption of

    House Concurrent Resolution No. 101--Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the legality and the potential consequences of the use of drones by public and private entities in the State of West Virginia.

    Referred to the Committee on Rules.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the adoption by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the adoption of

    House Concurrent Resolution No. 113--Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to authorize a study on the need for and the constitutionality of a revenue surcharge designated for live adult entertainment establishments that serve alcohol.

    Referred to the Committee on Rules.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the adoption by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the adoption of

    House Concurrent Resolution No. 127--Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to study adult day care services in West Virginia.

    Referred to the Committee on Rules.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the adoption by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the adoption of

    House Concurrent Resolution No. 129--Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to study the deficiencies in home caregiver assistance for senior citizens.

    Referred to the Committee on Rules.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the adoption by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the adoption of

    House Concurrent Resolution No. 130--Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to study the feasibility of updating state laws that strengthen protections against elder abuse, exploitation and fraud.

    Referred to the Committee on Rules.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the adoption by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the adoption of

    House Concurrent Resolution No. 138--Requesting that the Joint Committee on Government and Finance authorize a study on state recognition of Native American Tribes.

    Referred to the Committee on Rules.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the adoption by that body and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the adoption of

    House Concurrent Resolution No. 139--Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to create a select working group to study the potential for creating new jobs and improving our economy by increasing agribusiness in the state through the development of a sustainable regional-based food system that supports the production, processing, aggregation, distribution and consumption of West Virginia foods.

    Referred to the Committee on Rules.

    The Senate proceeded to the fourth order of business.

    Senator Kessler (Mr. President), from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Rules has had under consideration

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 42, Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study state's purchasing process and procedures.

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 50, Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study abuse deterrent formulations for opioid medications.

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 52, Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study tobacco use.

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 69, Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study West Virginia Project Launchpad Act.

    House Concurrent Resolution No. 50, Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to schedule the June 2013 Legislative Interim Committee meetings in Wheeling during the week of June 20.

    And,

    House Concurrent Resolution No. 105, Requesting a study on the necessity of hiring additional fraud investigators for the Department of Health and Human Resources and the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that they each be adopted.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Jeffrey V. Kessler,

                                 Chair.

    At the request of Senator Unger, unanimous consent being granted, the resolutions (S. C. R. Nos. 42, 50, 52 and 69) contained in the preceding report from the Committee on Rules were taken up for immediate consideration and considered simultaneously.

    The question being on the adoption of the resolutions, the same was put and prevailed.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    At the request of Senator Unger, unanimous consent being granted, the resolutions (H. C. R. Nos. 50 and 105) contained in the preceding report from the Committee on Rules were taken up for immediate consideration and considered simultaneously.

    The question being on the adoption of the resolutions, the same was put and prevailed.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.

    Senator Prezioso, from the Committee on Finance, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Finance has had under consideration

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2352, Clarifying that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection does not assume a mine operator's obligations or liabilities under the Water Pollution Control Act.

    With amendments from the Committee on the Judiciary pending;

    Now on second reading, having been read a first time and referred to the Committee on Finance on April 11, 2013;

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that it do pass as amended by the Committee on the Judiciary to which the bill was first referred.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Roman W. Prezioso, Jr.,

                                 Chair.

    At the request of Senator Prezioso, unanimous consent being granted, the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2352) contained in the preceding report from the Committee on Finance was taken up for immediate consideration and read a second time.

    The following amendment to the bill, from the Committee on the Judiciary, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    By striking out everything after the enacting section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

ARTICLE 3. SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION ACT.

§22-3-11. Bonds; amount and method of bonding; bonding requirements; special reclamation tax and funds; prohibited acts; period of bond liability.

    (a) After a surface mining permit application has been approved pursuant to this article, but before a permit has been issued, each operator shall furnish a penal bond, on a form to be prescribed and furnished by the secretary, payable to the State of West Virginia and conditioned upon the operator faithfully performing all of the requirements of this article and of the permit. The penal amount of the bond shall be not less than $1,000 nor more than $5,000 for each acre or fraction of an acre: Provided, That the minimum amount of bond furnished for any type of reclamation bonding shall be $10,000. The bond shall cover: (1) The entire permit area; or (2) that increment of land within the permit area upon which the operator will initiate and conduct surface mining and reclamation operations within the initial term of the permit. If the operator chooses to use incremental bonding, as succeeding increments of surface mining and reclamation operations are to be initiated and conducted within the permit area, the operator shall file with the secretary an additional bond or bonds to cover the increments in accordance with this section: Provided, however, That once the operator has chosen to proceed with bonding either the entire permit area or with incremental bonding, the operator shall continue bonding in that manner for the term of the permit.

    (b) The period of liability for bond coverage begins with issuance of a permit and continues for the full term of the permit plus any additional period necessary to achieve compliance with the requirements in the reclamation plan of the permit.

    (c) (1) The form of the bond shall be approved by the secretary and may include, at the option of the operator, surety bonding, collateral bonding (including cash and securities), establishment of an escrow account, self bonding or a combination of these methods. If collateral bonding is used, the operator may elect to deposit cash or collateral securities or certificates as follows: Bonds of the United States or its possessions of the Federal Land Bank or of the Homeowners' Loan Corporation; full faith and credit general obligation bonds of the State of West Virginia or other states and of any county, district or municipality of the State of West Virginia or other states; or certificates of deposit in a bank in this state, which certificates shall be in favor of the department. The cash deposit or market value of the securities or certificates shall be equal to or greater than the penal sum of the bond. The secretary shall, upon receipt of any deposit of cash, securities or certificates, promptly place the same with the Treasurer of the State of West Virginia whose duty it is to receive and hold the deposit in the name of the state in trust for the purpose for which the deposit is made when the permit is issued. The operator making the deposit is entitled, from time to time, to receive from the State Treasurer, upon the written approval of the secretary, the whole or any portion of any cash, securities or certificates so deposited, upon depositing with him or her in lieu thereof cash or other securities or certificates of the classes specified in this subsection having value equal to or greater than the sum of the bond.

    (2) The secretary may approve an alternative bonding system if it will: (A) Reasonably assure that sufficient funds will be available to complete the reclamation, restoration and abatement provisions for all permit areas which may be in default at any time; and (B) provide a substantial economic incentive for the permittee to comply with all reclamation provisions.

    (d) The secretary may accept the bond of the applicant itself without separate surety when the applicant demonstrates to the satisfaction of the secretary the existence of a suitable agent to receive service of process and a history of financial solvency and continuous operation sufficient for authorization to self insure.

    (e) It is unlawful for the owner of surface or mineral rights to interfere with the present operator in the discharge of the operator's obligations to the state for the reclamation of lands disturbed by the operator.

    (f) All bond releases shall be accomplished in accordance with the provisions of section twenty-three of this article.

    (g) (1) The Special Reclamation Fund previously created is continued. The Special Reclamation Water Trust Fund is created within the State Treasury into and from which moneys shall be paid for the purpose of assuring a reliable source of capital to reclaim and restore water treatment systems on forfeited sites. The moneys accrued in both funds, any interest earned thereon and yield from investments by the State Treasurer or West Virginia Investment Management Board are reserved solely and exclusively for the purposes set forth in this section and section seventeen, article one of this chapter. The funds shall be administered by the secretary who is authorized to expend the moneys in both funds for the reclamation and rehabilitation of lands which were subjected to permitted surface mining operations and abandoned after August 3, 1977, where the amount of the bond posted and forfeited on the land is less than the actual cost of reclamation, and where the land is not eligible for abandoned mine land reclamation funds under article two of this chapter. The secretary shall develop a long-range planning process for selection and prioritization of sites to be reclaimed so as to avoid inordinate short-term obligations of the assets in both funds of such magnitude that the solvency of either is jeopardized. The secretary may use both funds for the purpose of designing, constructing and maintaining water treatment systems when they are required for a complete reclamation of the affected lands described in this subsection. The secretary may also expend an amount not to exceed ten percent of the total annual assets in both funds to implement and administer the provisions of this article and, as they apply to the Surface Mine Board, articles one and four, chapter twenty-two-b of this code.

    (2)(A) A tax credit shall be granted against the tax imposed by subsection (i) of this section to any mine operator who performs reclamation or remediation at a bond forfeiture site which otherwise would have been reclaimed using funds from the Special Reclamation Fund or Special Reclamation Water Trust Fund. The amount of credit shall be determined as provided in this section.

    (B) The amount of a reclamation tax credit granted under this subsection shall be equal to the amount that the Tax Commissioner determines, based on the project costs, as shown in the records of the secretary, that would have been spent from the Special Reclamation Fund or Special Reclamation Water Trust Fund to accomplish the reclamation or remediation performed by the mine operator, including expenditures for water treatment.

    (C) To claim the credit, the mine operator shall from time to time file with the Tax Commissioner a written application seeking the amount of the credit earned. Within thirty days of receipt of the application, the Tax Commissioner shall issue a certification of the amount of tax credit, if any, to be allocated to the eligible taxpayer. Should the amount of the credit certified be less than the amount applied for, the Tax Commissioner shall set forth in writing the reason for the difference. Should no certification be issued within the thirty-day period, the application will be deemed certified. Any decision by the Tax Commissioner is appealable pursuant to the provisions of the "West Virginia Tax Procedure and Administration Act" set forth in article ten, chapter eleven of the code. Applications for certification of the proposed tax credit shall contain the information and be in the detail and form as required by the Tax Commissioner.

    (h) The Tax Commissioner may promulgate rules for legislative approval pursuant to the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to carry out the purposes of this subdivision two, subsection (g) of this section.

    (h) (i)(1) Rate, deposits and review.

    (A) For tax periods commencing on and after July 1, 2009, every person conducting coal surface mining shall remit a special reclamation tax of fourteen and four-tenths cents per ton of clean coal mined, the proceeds of which shall be allocated by the secretary for deposit in the Special Reclamation Fund and the Special Reclamation Water Trust Fund.

    (B) For tax periods commencing on and after July 1, 2012, the rate of tax specified in paragraph (A) of this subdivision is discontinued and is replaced by the rate of tax specified in this paragraph (B). For tax periods commencing on and after July 1, 2012, every person conducting coal surface mining shall remit a special reclamation tax of twenty-seven and nine-tenths cents per ton of clean coal mined, the proceeds of which shall be allocated by the secretary for deposit in the Special Reclamation Fund and the Special Reclamation Water Trust Fund. Of that amount, fifteen cents per ton of clean coal mined shall be deposited into the Special Reclamation Water Trust Fund.

    (C) The tax shall be levied upon each ton of clean coal severed or clean coal obtained from refuse pile and slurry pond recovery or clean coal from other mining methods extracting a combination of coal and waste material as part of a fuel supply.

    (D) Beginning with the tax period commencing on July 1, 2009, and every two years thereafter, the special reclamation tax shall be reviewed by the Legislature to determine whether the tax should be continued: Provided, That the tax may not be reduced until the Special Reclamation Fund and Special Reclamation Water Trust Fund have sufficient moneys to meet the reclamation responsibilities of the state established in this section.

    (2) In managing the Special Reclamation Program, the secretary shall: (A) Pursue cost-effective alternative water treatment strategies; and (B) conduct formal actuarial studies every two years and conduct informal reviews annually on the Special Reclamation Fund and Special Reclamation Water Trust Fund.

    (3) Prior to December 31, 2008, the secretary shall:

    (A) Determine the feasibility of creating an alternate program, on a voluntary basis, for financially sound operators by which those operators pay an increased tax into the Special Reclamation Fund in exchange for a maximum per-acre bond that is less than the maximum established in subsection (a) of this section;

    (B) Determine the feasibility of creating an incremental bonding program by which operators can post a reclamation bond for those areas actually disturbed within a permit area, but for less than all of the proposed disturbance and obtain incremental release of portions of that bond as reclamation advances so that the released bond can be applied to approved future disturbance; and

    (C) Determine the feasibility for sites requiring water reclamation by creating a separate water reclamation security account or bond for the costs so that the existing reclamation bond in place may be released to the extent it exceeds the costs of water reclamation.

    (4) If the secretary determines that the alternative program, the incremental bonding program or the water reclamation account or bonding programs reasonably assure that sufficient funds will be available to complete the reclamation of a forfeited site and that the Special Reclamation Fund will remain fiscally stable, the secretary is authorized to propose legislative rules in accordance with article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to implement an alternate program, a water reclamation account or bonding program or other funding mechanisms or a combination thereof.

    (i) (j) This special reclamation tax shall be collected by the State Tax Commissioner in the same manner, at the same time and upon the same tonnage as the minimum severance tax imposed by article twelve-b, chapter eleven of this code is collected: Provided, That under no circumstance shall the special reclamation tax be construed to be an increase in either the minimum severance tax imposed by said article or the severance tax imposed by article thirteen of said chapter.

    (j) (k) Every person liable for payment of the special reclamation tax shall pay the amount due without notice or demand for payment.

    (k) (l) The Tax Commissioner shall provide to the secretary a quarterly listing of all persons known to be delinquent in payment of the special reclamation tax. The secretary may take the delinquencies into account in making determinations on the issuance, renewal or revision of any permit.

    (l) (m) The Tax Commissioner shall deposit the moneys collected with the Treasurer of the State of West Virginia to the credit of the Special Reclamation Fund and Special Reclamation Water Trust Fund.

    (m) (n) At the beginning of each quarter, the secretary shall advise the State Tax Commissioner and the Governor of the assets, excluding payments, expenditures and liabilities, in both funds.

    (n) (o) To the extent that this section modifies any powers, duties, functions and responsibilities of the department that may require approval of one or more federal agencies or officials in order to avoid disruption of the federal-state relationship involved in the implementation of the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, 30 U. S. C. §1270 by the state, the modifications will become effective upon the approval of the modifications by the appropriate federal agency or official.

    The bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2352), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Senator Prezioso, from the Committee on Finance, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Finance has had under consideration

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2600, Creating resort area districts.

    Now on second reading, having been read a first time and referred to the Committee on Finance on April 10, 2013;

    And,

    Eng. House Bill No. 3043, Including methane monitoring equipment as eligible safety equipment for tax credit purposes.

    Now on second reading, having been read a first time and referred to the Committee on Finance on April 10, 2013;

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that they each do pass.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Roman W. Prezioso, Jr.,

                                 Chair.

    At the request of Senator Prezioso, unanimous consent being granted, the bills (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2600 and Eng. H. B. No. 3043) contained in the preceding report from the Committee on Finance were each taken up for immediate consideration, read a second time and ordered to third reading.

    The Senate proceeded to the sixth order of business.

    Senators Chafin, Stollings and Cole offered the following resolution:

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 70--Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 50-3/5-21.47, currently known as the Broad Camp Branch Bridge, near the Wayne/Mingo county line, the “Nancy E. May Memorial Bridge”.

    Whereas, Nancy E. May and the members of her family have lived all their lives in the vicinity of the above-mentioned bridge; and

    Whereas, Nancy E. May was a pillar of the Dingess, West Virginia, community, having taught all the children in the area in Sunday School; and

    Whereas, Nancy E. May dedicated her life to serving God and tried to instill Godly morals in every person with whom she came into contact; and

    Whereas, Nancy E. May, mother of Robbie May, Assistant Pastor of the Trace Church of God, was a highly respected lady in the community; and

    Whereas, Members of the community wish that the above- mentioned bridge be named to honor the memory of Nancy E. May; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 50-3/5-21.47, currently known as the Broad Camp Branch Bridge, near the Wayne/Mingo county line, the “Nancy E. May Memorial Bridge”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to erect signs at both ends of the bridge, containing bold and prominent letters, proclaiming the bridge the “Nancy E. May Memorial Bridge”; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the family of Nancy E. May and the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.

    Which, under the rules, lies over one day.

    Senators Wells, Kessler (Mr. President), Stollings, Unger, Prezioso, Williams, D. Hall, Jenkins and McCabe offered the following resolution:

    Senate Resolution No. 66--Recognizing the sister-state relationship of West Virginia with the Republic of China (Taiwan) on the occasion of its thirty-third anniversary.

    Whereas, August 4, 2013, will mark the thirty-third anniversary of a sister-state relationship between West Virginia and Taiwan; and

    Whereas, The year 2011 marked the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China (Taiwan); and

    Whereas, For the past thirty-three years, the sister-state relationship with Taiwan has been strengthened through the efforts of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office, resulting in better mutual understanding; and

    Whereas, The Republic of China (Taiwan), with a population of twenty-three million, has endeavored to improve cross-Strait relations since President Ma Ying-Jeou came to power in 2008, and it is encouraging that eight rounds of talks have been held and eighteen agreements have been signed between Taiwan and mainland China since then; and

    Whereas, The cross-Strait Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA), signed on June 29, 2010, can serve as an effective platform for cross-Strait interactions and contribute to normalization of trade and economic relations between Taiwan and mainland China; and

    Whereas, The UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) invited Taiwan to attend the World Health Assembly since 2009, as an observer, setting precedents for Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the UN’s specialized agencies; and

    Whereas, Taiwan’s absence from the international organizations dealing with climate change like the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has impeded Taiwan’s ability to respond to natural disasters like Typhoon Morakot, which struck Taiwan in the summer of 2009; and

    Whereas, The Taoyuan International Airport is a key air transport hub in the Asia-Pacific region, ranked the world’s fifteenth largest by cargo volume in 2012, and 411,416 Americans traveled to Taiwan for business and leisure during 2012, consolidating aviation safety and regulation in Taiwan also a priority for Americans’ safety and best interests; given Taiwan’s prominent role in regional air control and transport services like meaningful participating in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), it would be beneficial for Taiwan to safeguard the traveling of passengers from home and abroad; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate:

    That the Senate hereby recognizes the sister-state relationship of West Virginia with the Republic of China (Taiwan) on the occasion of its thirty-third anniversary; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Senate affirms its support for West Virginia’s sister-state relationship with Taiwan; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate representatives from the Republic of China (Taiwan).

    At the request of Senator Wells, unanimous consent being granted, the resolution was taken up for immediate consideration, reference to a committee dispensed with, and adopted.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate recessed for one minute.

    Upon expiration of the recess, the Senate reconvened and resumed business under the sixth order.

Petitions

    Senator Yost presented a petition from Linda West and thirty-five Wheeling Health Right Free Clinic patients, opposing state budget cuts to Health Right Free Clinics.

    Referred to the Committee on Health and Human Resources.

    At the request of Senator Unger, and by unanimous consent, the Senate returned to the fourth order of business.

    Senator Snyder, from the Committee on Government Organization, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Government Organization has had under consideration

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 71 (originating in the Committee on Government Organization)--Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the feasibility of transferring the responsibility for adminstering the EMT-mining training and certification program from the Office of Emergency Medical Services to the Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training.

    Whereas, EMT-miners are limited in where they can perform their allocated duties; and

    Whereas, EMT-miners differ in qualification from other EMTs certified by the Office of Emergency Medical Services; and

    Whereas, EMT-miners require substantial safety training that may be better provided by the Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the feasibility of transferring the responsibility for adminstering the EMT-mining training and certification program from the Office of Emergency Medical Services to the Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2014, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that it be adopted; but with the further recommendation that it first be referred to the Committee on Rules.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Herb Snyder,

                                 Chair.

    At the request of Senator Snyder, unanimous consent being granted, the resolution (S. C. R. No. 71) contained in the preceding report from the Committee on Government Organization was taken up for immediate consideration.

    On motion of Senator Snyder, the resolution was referred to the Committee on Rules.

    Senator Snyder, from the Committee on Government Organization, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Government Organization has had under consideration

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 72 (originating in the Committee on Government Organization)--Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study methods to consistently increase the salaries of elected county officials.

    Whereas, Every year county officials look to the Legislature to enhance their compensation; and

    Whereas, Senate Bi11 367 was introduced during the 2013 regular session, which proposed creating the Citizens Elected County Officials Compensation Commission; and

    Whereas, Having a consistent method to increase county officials’ salaries would be beneficial to both the counties and the Legislature; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study methods to consistently increase the salaries of elected county officials; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2014, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that it be adopted; but with the further recommendation that it first be referred to the Committee on Rules.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Herb Snyder,

                                 Chair.

    At the request of Senator Snyder, unanimous consent being granted, the resolution (S. C. R. No. 72) contained in the preceding report from the Committee on Government Organization was taken up for immediate consideration.

    On motion of Senator Snyder, the resolution was referred to the Committee on Rules.

    Senator Snyder, from the Committee on Government Organization, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Government Organization has had under consideration

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 73 (originating in the Committee on Government Organization)--Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the feasibility of regulating the bail bonding industry.

    Whereas, A lack of uniformity in regulation and oversight of bail bondsmen exists across the state; and

    Whereas, The courts have no way to verify available collateral to secure bonds; and

    Whereas, Different fees are charged from county to county to post bonds; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the feasibility of regulating the bail bonding industry; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2014, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that it be adopted; but with the further recommendation that it first be referred to the Committee on Rules.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Herb Snyder,

                                 Chair.

    At the request of Senator Snyder, unanimous consent being granted, the resolution (S. C. R. No. 73) contained in the preceding report from the Committee on Government Organization was taken up for immediate consideration.

    On motion of Senator Snyder, the resolution was referred to the Committee on Rules.

    Senator Plymale, from the Committee on Education, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Education has had under consideration

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 74 (originating in the Committee on Education)--Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study local funding of public libraries in the State of West Virginia and identify means, methods or mechanisms by which a statewide system of secure, predictable and adequate local funding of our state’s public libraries can be implemented.

    Whereas, West Virginia public libraries rank seventh in the nation in funding provided by the state, at $5.00 per capita; and

    Whereas, West Virginia public libraries rank forty-eighth in the nation when state and local funding are combined; and

    Whereas, West Virginia public libraries located in Berkeley, Cabell, Hardy, Harrison, Kanawha, Lincoln, Ohio, Raleigh, Tyler, Upshur and Wood counties enjoyed dedicated and reasonably adequate funding through special acts of the legislature, which funding is now in jeopardy due to a February, 2013, decision of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals which removes boards of education as mandatory partners in funding public libraries in those counties; and

    Whereas, The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals decision presents a challenge to arrive at a statewide system of local funding of public libraries, which system plays a vital role in the educational development of children birth through age three, acquisition of early literacy skills, support for K-12 education, support for students pursuing higher education and support for all West Virginians who continue to learn throughout all of their lives; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study local funding of public libraries in the State of West Virginia and identify means, methods or mechanisms by which a statewide system of secure, predictable and adequate local funding of our state’s public libraries can be implemented; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2014, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that it be adopted; but with the further recommendation that it first be referred to the Committee on Rules.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Robert H. Plymale,

                                 Chair.

    At the request of Senator Plymale, unanimous consent being granted, the resolution (S. C. R. No. 74) contained in the preceding report from the Committee on Education was taken up for immediate consideration.

    On motion of Senator Plymale, the resolution was referred to the Committee on Rules.

    Senator Plymale, from the Committee on Education, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Education has had under consideration

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 75 (originating in the Committee on Education)--Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study privately owned licensed residential facilities receiving public funds for housing and treating students who are attending public schools or receiving education at public expense; and determine how the cost of providing educational service should be funded.

    Whereas, Privately owned residential facilities in West Virginia provide treatment and/or services to youth ages 5-21 with developmental disabilities who also have behavioral issues; and

    Whereas, The counties in which the residential facilities are located are burdened with the responsibility for the cost of education for school-aged children placed in these privately owned residential facilities; and

    Whereas, Many children are placed in these facilities by family members rather than by a state agency and are therefore ineligible to receive education-related services at public expense; and

    Whereas, The exact number of students, either parentally placed or by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR) is not known; and

    Whereas, There does not exist a comprehensive list of residential facilities, nor are the facilities’ accreditations known; and

    Whereas, Neither reasons nor average length of stay for all children placed in residential facilities is known; and

    Whereas, Under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA), each state must provide a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study privately owned licensed residential facilities receiving public funds for housing and treating students who are attending public schools or receiving education at public expense; and determine how the cost of providing educational service should be funded; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2014, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that it be adopted; but with the further recommendation that it first be referred to the Committee on Rules.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Robert H. Plymale,

                                 Chair.

    At the request of Senator Plymale, unanimous consent being granted, the resolution (S. C. R. No. 75) contained in the preceding report from the Committee on Education was taken up for immediate consideration.

    On motion of Senator Plymale, the resolution was referred to the Committee on Rules.

    Senator Kessler (Mr. President), from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following report, which was received:

    Your Committee on Rules has had under consideration

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 67 (originating in the Committee on Rules)--Authorizing the Senate Committee on Confirmations to meet and be paid during interims between regular sessions of the Eighty-First Legislature.

    Whereas, Section one, article one, chapter four of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, provides that either house of the Legislature may, by resolution, direct any select committee unique to that house or any standing committee of that house and created by it by rule, motion or resolution to meet between regular sessions of the Legislature; and

    Whereas, The West Virginia Senate is vested with the authority, under sections eight and nine, article VII of the Constitution of West Virginia, to advise and consent to certain gubernatorial nominations and certain other nominations as determined by law; and

    Whereas, The Committee on Confirmations is a standing committee of the Senate with authority to make recommendations and report to the Senate with respect to such nominations; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate:

    That the Senate hereby authorizes its Committee on Confirmations to meet and be paid during interims between regular sessions of the Eighty-First Legislature; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Committee on Confirmations is hereby authorized to meet at times subject to the approval of the presiding officer of the Senate; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the purpose of any such meetings would relate to gathering of information regarding prospective matters involving duties of the Senate related to advice and consent as to nominations; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That members of such committee are hereby authorized by the Senate Committee on Rules to receive payment of travel and interim expenses and other compensation as provided by law.

    And reports the same back with the recommendation that it be adopted.

                             Respectfully submitted,

                               Jeffrey V. Kessler,

                                 Chairman ex officio.

    At the request of Senator Unger, unanimous consent being granted, the resolution (S. R. No. 67) contained in the preceding report from the Committee on Rules was taken up for immediate consideration.

    The question being on the adoption of the resolution, the same was put and prevailed.

    The Senate again proceeded to the sixth order of business.

    At the request of Senator Barnes, unanimous consent being granted, Senators Barnes and Tucker offered the following resolution from the floor:

    Senate Resolution No. 68--Recognizing the importance of Corridor H and those who have been working hard toward its completion.

    Whereas, Interstate 79 in West Virginia and Interstate 81 in Virginia are separated by 150 miles; and

    Whereas, These two highways are major conduits for interstate commerce; and

    Whereas, Portions of West Virginia through which Corridor H passes realize a significant benefit from interstate transactions in wood products, poultry production and energy resources; and

    Whereas, The magnitude of this economic impact is expected to grow as additional sections of Corridor H are completed; and

    Whereas, Providing greater access to corridors for interstate transportation is frequently cited as a prerequisite to additional job creation and economic development in West Virginia; and

    Whereas, Those businesses operating in the Appalachian Highland areas of West Virginia will realize a greater market share in the energy, agricultural, manufacturing and natural resources industries as a result of the greater access to international markets that will be provided once Corridor H is completed; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate:

    That the Senate hereby recognizes the importance of Corridor H and those who have been working hard toward its completion; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Senate acknowledges the continued economic vitality that Corridor H brings to the State of West Virginia; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate representatives of Corridor H.

    At the request of Senator Barnes, unanimous consent being granted, the resolution was taken up for immediate consideration, reference to a committee dispensed with, and adopted.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate recessed for one minute.

    Upon expiration of the recess, the Senate reconvened and resumed business under the sixth order, which agenda includes the making of main motions.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate requested the return from the House of Delegates of

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 108, Creating Unintentional Pharmaceutical Drug Overdose Fatality Review Team.

    Passed by the Senate on yesterday, Thursday, April 11, 2013,

    The bill still being in the possession of the Senate,

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate reconsidered the vote as to the passage of the bill.

    The vote thereon having been reconsidered,

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate reconsidered its action by which it adopted Senator Unger’s motion that the Senate concur in the House of Delegates amendments to the bill (shown in the Senate Journal of yesterday, Thursday, April 11, 2012, pages 6 through 11, inclusive).

    The vote thereon having been reconsidered,

    The question again being on the adoption of Senator Unger’s motion that the Senate concur in the House of Delegates amendments to the bill.

    At the request of Senator Unger, and by unanimous consent, his foregoing motion was withdrawn.

    Thereafter, on motion of Senator Unger, the Senate refused to concur in the House amendments to the bill (Eng. S. B. No. 108) and requested the House of Delegates to recede therefrom.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    The Senate proceeded to the seventh order of business.

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 63, Recognizing July 16 as "Atomic Veterans Day of Remembrance".

    On unfinished business, coming up in regular order, was reported by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Military.

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 64, Requesting DOH name portion of County Route 15 in Mercer County "River Road Music Heritage Trail".

    On unfinished business, coming up in regular order, was reported by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 65, Designating West Virginia as Purple Heart State.

    On unfinished business, coming up in regular order, was reported by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Government Organization.

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 66, Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study insurance rates.

    On unfinished business, coming up in regular order, was reported by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Rules.

    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 67, Urging Congress support funding and completion of Coalfields Expressway and King Coal Highway.

    On unfinished business, coming up in regular order, was reported by the Clerk and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

    The Senate proceeded to the eighth order of business.

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 665, Expiring funds from State Fund, General Revenue, and making supplementary appropriation to Attorney General and DHHR, Consolidated Medical Service Fund.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. S. B. No. 665) passed with its title.

    Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect from passage.

    On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. S. B. No. 665) takes effect from passage.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2046, Requiring wireless telecommunications companies to release location information of a missing person's cell phone in a timely manner; the "Kelsey Smith Act".

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2046) passed.

    The following amendment to the title of the bill, from the Committee on the Judiciary, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2046--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §15-3-10, relating to requiring wireless telecommunications carriers to provide location information to law-enforcement agencies in emergencies; permitting wireless communications carriers to establish protocols for disclosure of location information in an emergency; limiting liability of wireless communications carriers when acting in good faith; requiring wireless telecommunications carriers and resellers to provide emergency contact information; requiring the West Virginia State Police to maintain emergency contact database; and granting rule-making authority.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2351, Authorizing law enforcement to issue a charge by citation when making an arrest for driving with a suspended or revoked license.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2351) passed with its title.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2357, Relating to sexting by minors.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2357) passed.

    The following amendment to the title of the bill, from the Committee on the Judiciary, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2357--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §49-5-13g; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-8C-3b, all relating to relating to juvenile proceedings; proscribing juveniles from manufacturing, possessing and distributing nude or partially nude images of minors; declaring a violation to be an act of juvenile delinquency and providing for the punishment thereof; authorizing the development of an educational diversion program for minors engaged in delinquent offenses associated with sexting and related offenses; delineation of sexting and associated offenses; providing for the establishment of a specialized diversion program by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals for sexting by minors and associated offenses; suggested scope and topics to be included in such specialized diversion program; providing for the participation in the diversion program as a part of a pre-petition diversion and informal resolution in advance of a filed petition, as part of a required counseling plan, or as part of an improvement period requirement established in advance of adjudication; consideration of successful completion of specialized diversion program on first offense and subsequent offenses; and allowing for court discretion as to whether adjudicated juvenile should be required to register as a sex offender as a result of adjudication as status offender for sexting and related offenses.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2399, Protecting livestock in dire or extreme condition.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2399) passed.

    The following amendment to the title of the bill, from the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2399--A Bill to repeal §19-18-4, §19-18-5, §19-18-6, §19-18-7, §19-18-8, §19-18-9, §19-18-10, §19-18-11 and §19-18-12 of the Code of West Virginia, as amended; to amend and reenact §19-1C-4 of said code; and to amend and reenact §19-18-1, §19-18-2 and §19-18-3 of said code, all relating generally to livestock; permitting the Livestock Care Standards Board to create procedures to address the inhumane treatment of livestock; prohibiting livestock from trespassing; clarifying damages that may be recovered; permitting containment of livestock; requiring notification of owner of trespassing livestock; requiring containment costs be negotiated and recovered in court; permitting the sheriff to take possession of unclaimed livestock; permitting unclaimed livestock be sold at auction; setting forth the distribution of auction proceeds; and establishing misdemeanor penalties.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2431, Modifying the application process for obtaining a state license to carry a concealed deadly weapon.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, with the unreported Judiciary committee amendment pending, and with the right having been granted on yesterday, Thursday, April 11, 2013, for further amendments to be received on third reading, was reported by the Clerk.

    The following amendment to the bill, from the Committee on the Judiciary, was reported by the Clerk:

    By striking out everything after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

    That §61-7-4 and §61-7-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted, all to read as follows:

ARTICLE 7. DANGEROUS WEAPONS.

§61-7-4. License to carry deadly weapons; how obtained.

    (a) Except as provided in subsection (h) of this section, any person desiring to obtain a state license to carry a concealed deadly weapon shall apply to the sheriff of his or her county for the license, and shall pay to the sheriff, at the time of application, a fee of $75, of which $15 of that amount shall be deposited in the Courthouse Facilities Improvement Fund created by section six, article twenty-six, chapter twenty-nine of this code. Concealed weapons permits may only be issued for pistols or revolvers. Each applicant shall file with the sheriff a complete application, as prepared by the Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police, in writing, duly verified, which sets forth only the following licensing requirements:

    (1) The applicant's full name, date of birth, Social Security number, a description of the applicant's physical features, the applicant’s place of birth, the applicant’s country of citizenship and, if the applicant is not a United States citizen, any alien or admission number issued by the United States Bureau of Immigration and Customs enforcement, and any basis, if applicable, for an exception to the prohibitions of 18 U. S. C. §922(g)(5)(B);

    (2) That, on the date the application is made, the applicant is a bona fide resident of this state and of the county in which the application is made and has a valid driver's license or other state-issued photo identification showing the residence;

    (3) That the applicant is twenty-one years of age or older: Provided, That any individual who is less than twenty-one years of age and possesses a properly issued concealed weapons license as of the effective date of this article shall be licensed to maintain his or her concealed weapons license notwithstanding the provisions of this section requiring new applicants to be at least twenty-one years of age: Provided, however, That upon a showing of any applicant who is eighteen years of age or older that he or she is required to carry a concealed weapon as a condition for employment, and presents satisfactory proof to the sheriff thereof, then he or she shall be issued a license upon meeting all other conditions of this section. Upon discontinuance of employment that requires the concealed weapons license, if the individual issued the license is not yet twenty-one years of age, then the individual issued the license is no longer eligible and must return his or her license to the issuing sheriff;

    (4) That the applicant is not addicted to alcohol, a controlled substance or a drug and is not an unlawful user thereof as evidenced by either of the following within the three years immediately prior to the application:

    (A) Residential or court-ordered treatment for alcoholism or alcohol detoxification or drug treatment; or

    (B) Two or more convictions for driving while under the influence or driving while impaired;

    (5) That the applicant has not been convicted of a felony or of an act of a misdemeanor crime of violence involving the misuse of a deadly weapon within the five years immediately preceding the application unless the conviction has been expunged or set aside or the applicant’s civil rights have been restored or the applicant has been unconditionally pardoned for the offense;

    (6) That the applicant has not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of violence other than an offense set forth in subsection (7) of this section in the five years immediately preceding the application.

    (6) (7) That the applicant has not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence as defined in 18 U. S. C. §921(a)(33), or a misdemeanor offense of assault or battery either under the provisions of section twenty-eight, article two of this chapter or the provisions of subsection (b) or ©, section nine, article two of this chapter in which the victim was a current or former spouse, current or former sexual or intimate partner, person with whom the defendant cohabits or has cohabited, a parent or guardian, the defendant’s child or ward or a member of the defendant’s household at the time of the offense, or a misdemeanor offense with similar essential elements in a jurisdiction other than this state;

    (7) (8) That the applicant is not under indictment for a felony offense or is not currently serving a sentence of confinement, parole, probation or other court-ordered supervision imposed by a court of any jurisdiction or is the subject of an emergency or temporary domestic violence protective order or is the subject of a final domestic violence protective order entered by a court of any jurisdiction;

    (8) (9) That the applicant has not been adjudicated to be mentally incompetent or involuntarily committed to a mental institution. If the applicant has been adjudicated mentally incompetent or involuntarily committed the applicant must provide a court order reflecting that the applicant is no longer under such disability; and the applicant’s right to possess or receive a firearm has been restored.

    (9) (10) That the applicant has qualified under the minimum requirements set forth in subsection (d) of this section for handling and firing the weapon: Provided, That this requirement shall be waived in the case of a renewal applicant who has previously qualified; and

    (10) (11) That the applicant authorizes the sheriff of the county, or his or her designee, to conduct an investigation relative to the information contained in the application.

    (b) For both initial and renewal applications, the sheriff shall conduct an investigation including a nationwide criminal background check consisting of checking inquiries of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and the West Virginia criminal history record responses and the National Interstate Identification Index and shall review the information received in order to verify that the information required in subsection (a) of this section is true and correct.

    (c) Sixty dollars of the application fee and any fees for replacement of lost or stolen licenses received by the sheriff shall be deposited by the sheriff into a Concealed Weapons License Administration Fund. The fund shall be administered by the sheriff and shall take the form of an interest-bearing account with any interest earned to be compounded to the fund. Any funds deposited in this Concealed Weapon License Administration Fund are to be expended by the sheriff to pay for the costs associated with issuing concealed weapons licenses. Any surplus in the fund on hand at the end of each fiscal year may be expended for other law-enforcement purposes or operating needs of the sheriff’s office, as the sheriff may consider appropriate.

    (d) All persons applying for a license must complete a training course in handling and firing a handgun. The successful completion of any of the following courses fulfills this training requirement:

    (1) Any official National Rifle Association handgun safety or training course;

    (2) Any handgun safety or training course or class available to the general public offered by an official law-enforcement organization, community college, junior college, college or private or public institution or organization or handgun training school utilizing instructors duly certified by the institution;

    (3) Any handgun training or safety course or class conducted by a handgun instructor certified as such by the state or by the National Rifle Association;

    (4) Any handgun training or safety course or class conducted by any branch of the United States Military, Reserve or National Guard or proof of other handgun qualification received while serving in any branch of the United States Military, Reserve or National Guard.

    Current members of the United States Military, Reserve or National Guard or persons with an honorable discharge from any branch of the United States Military who apply, after the effective date of the amendments to this section enacted during the 2013 regular session of the Legislature, for a license under this section are exempt from the payment of any fees required by this section, but are subject to the remaining licensing requirements of this section.

    A photocopy of a certificate of completion of any of the courses or classes or an affidavit from the instructor, school, club, organization or group that conducted or taught said course or class attesting to the successful completion of the course or class by the applicant or a copy of any document which shows successful completion of the course or class shall constitute evidence of qualification under this section.

    (e) All concealed weapons license applications must be notarized by a notary public duly licensed under article four, chapter twenty-nine of this code. Falsification of any portion of the application constitutes false swearing and is punishable under the provisions of section two, article five, chapter sixty-one of this code.

    (f) The sheriff shall issue a license unless he or she determines that the application is incomplete, that it contains statements that are materially false or incorrect or that applicant otherwise does not meet the requirements set forth in this section. The sheriff shall issue, reissue or deny the license within forty-five days after the application is filed if all required background checks authorized by this section are completed.

    (g) Before any approved license shall be issued or become effective, the applicant shall pay to the sheriff a fee in the amount of $25 which the sheriff shall forward to the Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police within thirty days of receipt. The license shall be valid for five years throughout the state, unless sooner revoked.

    (h) Each license shall contain the full name and address of the licensee and a space upon which the signature of the licensee shall be signed with pen and ink. The issuing sheriff shall sign and attach his or her seal to all license cards. The sheriff shall provide to each new licensee a duplicate license card, in size similar to other state identification cards and licenses, suitable for carrying in a wallet, and the license card is considered a license for the purposes of this section.

    (i) The Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police shall prepare uniform applications for licenses and license cards showing that the license has been granted and shall do any other act required to be done to protect the state and see to the enforcement of this section.

    (j) If an application is denied, the specific reasons for the denial shall be stated by the sheriff denying the application. Any person denied a license may file, in the circuit court of the county in which the application was made, a petition seeking review of the denial. The petition shall be filed within thirty days of the denial. The court shall then determine whether the applicant is entitled to the issuance of a license under the criteria set forth in this section. The applicant may be represented by counsel, but in no case may the court be required to appoint counsel for an applicant. The final order of the court shall include the court's findings of fact and conclusions of law. If the final order upholds the denial, the applicant may file an appeal in accordance with the Rules of Appellate Procedure of the Supreme Court of Appeals.

    (k) If a license is lost or destroyed, the person to whom the license was issued may obtain a duplicate or substitute license for a fee of $5 by filing a notarized statement with the sheriff indicating that the license has been lost or destroyed.

    (l) Whenever any person after applying for and receiving a concealed handgun license moves from the address named in the application to another county within the state, the license remains valid for the remainder of the five years: Provided, That the licensee within twenty days thereafter notifies the sheriff in the new county of residence in writing of the old and new addresses.

    (m) The sheriff shall, immediately after the license is granted as aforesaid, furnish the Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police a certified copy of the approved application. The sheriff shall furnish to the Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police at any time so requested a certified list of all licenses issued in the county. The Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police shall maintain a registry of all persons who have been issued concealed weapons licenses.

    (n) Except when subject to an exception under section six, article seven of this chapter, all licensees must carry with them a state-issued photo identification card with the concealed weapons license whenever the licensee is carrying a concealed weapon. Any licensee who, in violation of this subsection, fails to have in his or her possession a state-issued photo identification card and a current concealed weapons license while carrying a concealed weapon is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $50 or more than $200 for each offense.

    (o) The sheriff shall deny any application or revoke any existing license upon determination that any of the licensing application requirements established in this section have been violated by the licensee.

    (p) A person who is engaged in the receipt, review or in the issuance or revocation of a concealed weapon license does not incur any civil liability as the result of the lawful performance of his or her duties under this article.

    (q) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, with respect to application by a former law-enforcement officer honorably retired from agencies governed by article fourteen, chapter seven of this code; article fourteen, chapter eight of this code; article two, chapter fifteen of this code; and article seven, chapter twenty of this code, an honorably retired officer is exempt from payment of fees and costs as otherwise required by this section. All other application and background check requirements set forth in this shall be applicable to these applicants.

    (r) Except as restricted or prohibited by the provisions of this article or as otherwise prohibited by law, the issuance of a concealed weapon permit issued in accordance with the provisions of this section authorizes the holder of the permit to carry a concealed pistol or revolver on the lands or waters of this state.

§61-7-7. Persons prohibited from possessing firearms; classifications; reinstatement of rights to possess; offenses; penalties.

    (a) Except as provided in this section, no person shall possess a firearm, as such is defined in section two of this article, who:

    (1) Has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;

    (2) Is habitually addicted to alcohol;

    (3) Is an unlawful user of or habitually addicted to any controlled substance;

    (4) Has been adjudicated as a mental defective to be mentally incompetent or who has been involuntarily committed to a mental institution pursuant to the provisions of chapter twenty-seven of this code or in similar law of another jurisdiction: Provided, That once an individual has been adjudicated as a mental defective or involuntarily committed to a mental institution, he or she shall be duly notified that they are to immediately surrender any firearms in their ownership or possession: Provided, however, That the mental hygiene commissioner or circuit judge shall first make a determination of the appropriate public or private individual or entity to act as conservator for the surrendered property;

    (5) Is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States;

    (6) Has been discharged from the armed forces under dishonorable conditions;

    (7) Is subject to a domestic violence protective order that:

    (A) Was issued after a hearing of which such person received actual notice and at which such person had an opportunity to participate;

    (B) Restrains such person from harassing, stalking or threatening an intimate partner of such person or child of such intimate partner or person, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child; and

    (C) (i) Includes a finding that such person represents a credible threat to the physical safety of such intimate partner or child; or

    (ii) By its terms explicitly prohibits the use, attempted use or threatened use of physical force against such intimate partner or child that would reasonably be expected to cause bodily injury; or

    (8) Has been convicted of a misdemeanor offense of assault or battery either under the provisions of section twenty-eight, article two of this chapter or the provisions of subsection (b) or (c), section nine of said article or a federal or state statute with the same essential elements in which the victim was a current or former spouse, current or former sexual or intimate partner, person with whom the defendant has a child in common, person with whom the defendant cohabits or has cohabited, a parent or guardian, the defendant’s child or ward or a member of the defendant’s household at the time of the offense or has been convicted in any court of any jurisdiction of a comparable misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

    Any person who violates the provisions of this subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 or confined in the county jail for not less than ninety days nor more than one year, or both.

    (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, any person:

    (1) Who has been convicted in this state or any other jurisdiction of a felony crime of violence against the person of another or of a felony sexual offense; or

    (2) Who has been convicted in this state or any other jurisdiction of a felony controlled substance offense involving a Schedule I controlled substance other than marijuana, a Schedule II or a Schedule III controlled substance as such are defined in sections two hundred four, two hundred five and two hundred six, article two, chapter sixty-a of this code and who possesses a firearm as such is defined in section two of this article shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be confined in a state correctional facility for not more than five years or fined not more than $5,000, or both. The provisions of subsection (c) of this section shall not apply to persons convicted of offenses referred to in this subsection or to persons convicted of a violation of this subsection.

    (c) Any person prohibited from possessing a firearm by the provisions of subsection (a) of this section may petition the circuit court of the county in which he or she resides to regain the ability to possess a firearm and if the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that the person is competent and capable of exercising the responsibility concomitant with the possession of a firearm, the court may enter an order allowing the person to possess a firearm if such possession would not violate any federal law: Provided, That a person prohibited from possessing a firearm by the provisions of subdivision (4), subsection (a) of this section may petition to regain the ability to possess a firearm in accordance with the provisions of section five, article seven-a of this chapter.

    (d) Any person who has been convicted of an offense which disqualifies him or her from possessing a firearm by virtue of a criminal conviction whose conviction was expunged or set aside or who subsequent thereto receives an unconditional pardon for said offense shall not be prohibited from possessing a firearm by the provisions of the section.

    On motion of Senator Wells, the following amendment to the Judiciary committee amendment to the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2431) was next reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    On pages six and seven, section four, subsection (d), subdivision (4), by striking out the following:

    Current members of the United States military, reserve or National Guard or persons with an honorable discharge from any branch of the United States military who apply, after the effective date of the amendments to this section enacted during the 2013 regular session of the Legislature, for a license under this section are exempt from the payment of any fees required by this section, but are subject to the remaining licensing requirements of this action.

    The question now being on the adoption of the Judiciary committee amendment, as amended, the same was put and prevailed.

    Having been engrossed, the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2431) was then read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2431) passed.

    At the request of Senator Palumbo, as chair of the Committee on the Judiciary, and by unanimous consent, the unreported Judiciary committee amendment to the title of the bill was withdrawn.

    On motion of Senator Wells, the following amendment to the title of the bill was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2431--A Bill to amend and reenact §61-7-2 and §61-7-7 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to the process for obtaining a state license to carry a concealed deadly weapon; conforming state licensure law to meet federal “Brady Exemption” requirements; clarifying certain restrictions and prohibitions; clarifying effect of expungement, pardons or reversal of prior offenses on permit applications; clarifying training and certification requirements; and clarifying background check requirements.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2453, Expanding the Amber Alert Plan; "SKYLAR'S LAW".

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2453) passed.

    The following amendment to the title of the bill, from the Committee on the Judiciary, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2453--A Bill to amend and reenact §15-3A-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to activating the Amber Alert Plan; requiring a reporting law-enforcement agency to report a suspected missing or abducted child to the West Virginia Sate Police in the initial stages of investigation; and requiring the West Virginia State Police to contact the Amber Alert Coordinator for a determination as to whether Amber Alert criteria has been satisfied.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2505, Increasing civil penalties imposed by the Public Service Commission for pipeline safety violations.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2505) passed with its title.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.

    Eng. House Bill No. 2508, Changing the capital investment threshold amount.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. H. B. No. 2508) passed with its title.

    Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect July 1, 2013.

    On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. H. B. No. 2508) takes effect July 1, 2013.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2512, Reforming the state Medicaid subrogation statute.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2512) passed with its title.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2514, Lowering the total amount of tax credits available under the Film Industry Investment Act.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2514) passed.

    The following amendment to the title of the bill, from the Committee on Finance, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2514--A Bill to amend and reenact §11-13X-5 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to lowering the total amount of tax credits available in a given fiscal year under the Film Industry Investment Act.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. House Bill No. 2516, Updating the meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. H. B. No. 2516) passed with its title.

    Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect passage.

    On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. H. B. No. 2516) takes effect from passage.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2519, Relating to reallocation and repatriation of certain funds to the General Revenue Fund.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2519) passed with its title.

    Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect from passage.

    On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2519) takes effect from passage.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2548, Increasing the criminal penalties for assaults and batteries against athletic officials.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2548) passed with its title.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2554, Providing a procedure for the Secretary of State to reinstate certificates of authority for foreign corporations.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2554) passed.

    The following amendment to the title of the bill, from the Committee on the Judiciary, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2554--A Bill to amend and reenact §31D-15-1532 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §31D-15-1533; to amend and reenact §31E-14-1432 of said code; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §31E-14-1533; and to amend and reenact §59-1-2 of said code, all relating to providing a procedure for the Secretary of State to reinstate certificates of authority for foreign corporations after an administrative revocation; providing for contents of application; providing for effective date of reinstatement; providing for appeal from denial of reinstatement; providing that reinstatement fee is the same for foreign and domestic limited liability companies and foreign and domestic corporations; and establishing a fee for additional parties to a merger when filing articles of merger.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2579, Revising state water quality standard for Selenium.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2579) passed.

    The following amendment to the title of the bill, from the Committee on the Judiciary, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2579--A Bill to amend and reenact §22-11-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to protecting state waters; providing legislative findings; acknowledging the scientific uncertainty regarding the applicability of the current selenium standard in this state; directing the secretary to develop an implementation plan within certain time period for selenium discharges in certain situations; requiring certain minimum requirements in implementation plan; requiring secretary to promulgate legislative rule within certain time period which establishes a state-specific selenium standard; requiring secretary to submit state-specific selenium standard to EPA administrator; and directing secretary to consult with and solicit research and data from certain groups in developing selenium standard.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. House Bill No. 2586, Relating to qualifications for a license to practice embalming.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. H. B. No. 2586) passed.

    The following amendment to the title of the bill, from the Committee on Government Organization was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    Eng. House Bill No. 2586--A Bill to amend and reenact §30-6-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to qualifications for a license to practice embalming; and clarifying the education, apprentice and examination requirements.

    Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect from passage.

    On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. H. B. No. 2586) takes effect from passage.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2603, Relating to the Family Protection Services Board.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2603) passed.

    At the request of Senator Snyder, as chair of the Committee on Government Organization, and by unanimous consent, the unreported Government Organization committee amendment to the title of the bill was withdrawn.

    The following amendment to the title of the bill, from the Committee on the Judiciary, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2603--A Bill to repeal §48-26-404, §48-26-405, §48-26-601, §48-26-602, §48-26-901, §48-26-902, §48-26-1003, §48-26-1005, §48-26-1006 and §48-26-1007 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend and reenact §48-26-202, §48-26-203, §48-26-204, §48-26-205, §48-26-206, §48-26-301, §48-26-401, §48-26-402, §48-26-403, §48-26-406, §48-26-603, §48-26-604, §48-26-701, §48-26-1001, §48-26-1002 and §48-26-1004 of said code; and to amend said code by adding thereto nine new sections, designated §48-26-207, §48-26-208, §48-26-209, §48-26-210, §48-26-211, §48-26-212, §48-26-213, §48-26-214 and §48-26-408, all relating to the Family Protection Services Board; revising definitions; adding definitions; revising qualifications for membership on the board; adding two new members to the board; clarifying that the two ex officio members have voting privileges; prohibiting certain persons from serving on the board at the same time as certain other persons; providing for appointments for unexpired terms of board members; providing appointments for members who become disqualified; clarifying and expanding the board’s powers and duties; requiring board to submit annual report to Governor and Joint Committee on Government and Finance; authorizing legislative rules; increasing the percentage of board funds that may be used for administrative functions; authorizing the board to develop formulas to direct funds to certain programs; prohibiting programs from falsely representing that they are licensed; authorizing the board to develop preliminary and full application forms; requiring board to respond in writing within certain time after receiving preliminary and full applications; providing for conditional, provisional and full licenses; allowing certain entities to provide support to programs in certain situations; authorizing the board to issue licenses for up to three years; updating provisions related to the closure of programs; authorizing the board to issue notices to cease and desist and seek injunctive relief in certain situations; setting forth procedures for hearings and appeals; clarifying the uses of the Domestic Violence Legal Services Fund; requiring programs to report annually to the board; updating confidentiality protections for programs participants; updating provisions related to monitored parenting and exchange programs; providing that judges and magistrates may order persons to participate in a monitored parenting and exchange program; and allowing monitored parenting and exchange programs to receive referrals.

    Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect from passage.

    On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2603) takes effect from passage.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2608, Requiring appraisal management companies to be registered.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2608) passed with its title.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2626, Authorizing the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety to promulgate Legislative Rules.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, with the right having been granted on yesterday, Thursday, April 11, 2013, for further amendments to be received on third reading, was reported by the Clerk.

    There being no further amendments offered,

    Having been engrossed, the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2626), as amended on yesterday, Thursday, April 11, 2013, was then read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2626) passed with its title.

    Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect from passage.

    On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2626) takes effect from passage.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2762, Creating an exemption from licensure as an adjuster for certain individuals who conduct data entry into an automated claims adjudication system.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2762) passed.

    The following amendment to the title of the bill, from the Committee on Banking and Insurance, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2762--A Bill to amend and reenact amend and reenact §33-12B-1 and §33-12B-9 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-12B-4a, all relating to insurance; licensure of insurance adjusters; definitions, including a definition of “automated claims adjudication system”; providing exemptions for certain individuals from adjuster licensure in this state; and providing that a resident of Canada may be licensed as a nonresident adjuster if that person has obtained a resident or home state adjuster license in another state.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2806, Relating to administrative remedies for prisoners generally.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2806) passed.

    The following amendment to the title of the bill, from the Committee on the Judiciary, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2806--A Bill to amend and reenact §25-1A-2 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §25-1A-2a, all relating to requiring that a prisoner first exhaust administrative remedies prior to resorting to litigation; defining ordinary administrative remedies; authorizing the Commissioner of Corrections and the Executive Director of the Regional Jail Authority to each establish procedures for ordinary administrative remedies; setting forth when a remedy is considered exhausted; setting and computing time periods for issuance of final decision; providing exceptions for when an agency may not obtain an extension of time to issue a final decision; defining sexual assault and sexual abuse; providing that no staff member who is the subject of the complaint may be involved in reviewing or hearing the grievance; permitting certain third parties to assist inmates in filing requests for administrative remedies; providing time for an initial response and final decision; directing proposal of rules for legislative approval by the commissioner and director relating to an allegation of imminent violence; permitting discipline of inmate if grievance filed in bad faith; permitting inmate to file certain court actions; and providing that inmate pay filing costs if civil or criminal action is dismissed as frivolous.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2819, Relating to the financial oversight of entities regulated by the Insurance Commissioner.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2819) passed with its title.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2866, Providing an exception to allow a resident of a dwelling house to discharge a firearm in a lawful manner within five hundred feet.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2866) passed with its title.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2913, Specifying procedures for adjusting payments to correct for an erroneous distribution of moneys dedicated, distributed or directed to a state or local governmental subdivision.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2913) passed.

    The following amendment to the title of the bill, from the Committee on Finance, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2913--A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §11-10-26, relating to correction of certain erroneous distributions, transfers, allocations, overpayments or underpayments; specifying immunity of agencies, subdivisions and instrumentalities of this state from any fine, penalty, assessment or imposition as a result of, or attributable to the erroneous distribution, transfer, allocation, overpayment or underpayment of moneys; and specifying when discovery and distribution have occurred; specifying that provisions shall not be applied to alter, abrogate or terminate any current and ongoing agreement or arrangement in operation on the effective date.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2960, Providing for internal and external review of adverse health coverage determinations.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2960) passed.

    The following amendment to the title of the bill, from the Committee on Banking and Insurance, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2960--A Bill to repeal §33-25C-5, §33-25C-6, §33-25C-7, §33-25C-9 and §33-25C-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated §33-16H-1, §33-16H-2, §33-16H-3 and §33-16H-4, all relating to requiring health plan issuers to develop processes for utilization review, to develop internal grievance procedures, and to make external review available with respect to all adverse determinations; mandating utilization review and internal grievance procedures; providing for external review of adverse determinations; defining terms; providing for judicial review of certain decisions; providing for venue of judicial review; providing for continued benefits pending judicial review; providing for an award of attorneys fees; providing no new causes of action; preserving existing causes of action; repealing similar provisions applicable to only health maintenance organizations; and directing proposal of legislative rules.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    Eng. House Bill No. 2968, Authorizing the use of an additional medium for use in archiving the records.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. H. B. No. 2968) passed with its title.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 3135, Relating generally to voting system certification and procedures at the central counting center.

    On third reading, coming up in regular order, was read a third time and put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members present and voting having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 3135) passed.

    The following amendment to the title of the bill, from the Committee on the Judiciary, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 3135--A Bill to amend and reenact §3-4A-2, §3-4A-8, §3-4A-23 and §3-4A-27 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating generally to electronic voting systems; updating and clarifying the definitions related to electronic voting systems; defining terms; adjusting requirements related to approval of electronic voting systems; increasing the time within which the State Election Commission must appoint certain computer experts; correcting internal code references; updating and clarifying language related to proceedings at the central counting center; and making other technical clarifications.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    At the request of Senator Unger, and by unanimous consent, the Senate returned to the sixth order of business, which agenda includes the making of main motions.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate requested the return from the House of Delegates of

    Eng. House Bill No. 2968, Authorizing the use of an additional medium for use in archiving the records.

    Passed by the Senate in prior proceedings today,

    The bill still being in the possession of the Senate,

    Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect July 1, 2013.

    On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Fitzsimmons, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--34.

    The nays were: None.

    Absent: None.

    So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. H. B. No. 2968) takes effect July 1, 2013.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence in the changed effective date.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate recessed until 2 p.m. today.

    Upon expiration of the recess, the Senate reconvened and, without objection, returned to the third order of business.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced that that body had refused to recede from its amendments, and requested the appointment of a committee of conference of three from each house on the disagreeing votes of the two houses, as to

    Eng. Senate Bill No. 108, Creating Unintentional Pharmaceutical Drug Overdose Fatality Review Team.

    The message further announced the appointment of the following conferees on the part of the House of Delegates:

    Delegates Perdue, Perry and Ellington.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate agreed to the appointment of a conference committee on the bill.

    Whereupon, Senator Kessler (Mr. President) appointed the following conferees on the part of the Senate:

    Senators Jenkins, Kirkendoll and Sypolt.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the amendment by that body, passage as amended, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the House of Delegates amendment, as to

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 243, Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rules.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the message on the bill was taken up for immediate consideration.

    The following House of Delegates amendment to the bill was reported by the Clerk:

    By striking out everything after the enacting section and inserting in lieu thereof, the following language:

ARTICLE 3. AUTHORIZATION FOR DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TO PROMULGATE LEGISLATIVE RULES.

§64-3-1. Department of Environmental Protection.

    (a) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 30, 2012, authorized under the authority of section twenty-nine, article fifteen-a, chapter twenty-two of this code, modified by the Department of Environmental Protection to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on December 13, 2012, relating to the Department of Environmental Protection (covered electronic devices recycling, 33 CSR 12), is authorized with the following amendment:

    On page two, paragraph 4.1.b.1., by striking out all of paragraph 4.1.b.1. and inserting in lieu thereof a new paragraph 4.1.b.1., to read as follows:

    4.1.b.1. Within one year after the effective date of this rule, receiving, storage, operations and shipping areas must be under a roof or in an enclosed area sufficient to prevent stormwater contamination.

    (b) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 24, 2012, authorized under the authority of section seventeen, article eighteen, chapter twenty-two of this code, relating to the Department of Environmental Protection (hazardous waste administrative proceedings and civil penalty assessment, 33 CSR 27), is authorized.

    (c) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on September 4, 2012, authorized under the authority of section six, article six-a, chapter twenty-two of this code, modified by the Department of Environmental Protection to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on February 14, 2013, relating to the Department of Environmental Protection (horizontal well development, 35 CSR 8), is authorized with the following amendments:

    On page two, after subsection 2.12., by inserting a new subsection 2.13. to read as follows:

    2.13. “Health care professional” means a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, or emergency medical technician licensed by the State of West Virginia.

    And renumbering the remaining subsections;

    And,

    On page 10, Section 5.6.e., line 1 and 2, by deleting the sentence that reads, “A copy of the approved Water Management Plan shall be available upon request.” and inserting in lieu there of the following:

    “Signage shall be posted at each water withdraw site that provides how to obtain the Water Management Plan, the phone number of the company conducting the withdraw, the Office’s web site name and phone number, and the permit number.”

    And,

    On page 10, subsection 5.7.a, line 5, following the words “is sought,” by inserting the words “the anticipated MSDS Sheets, and”

    And,

    On page 10, subsection 5.7.1, line 12, following the words “emergency services.” by inserting the following:

    “The operator shall also provide the Well Site Safety Plan to the surface owner and any water purveyor or surface owner subject to notice and water testing as provided in subsection 15 of this rule.

    And,

    On page 19, Section 9.1.b.2, line 3, following the words “will be utilized” by striking out the period and inserting a comma and the following:

    “and the telephone number for the Department of Environmental Protection.” 

    And,

    On pages 23 and 24, by striking out all of subsection 10.1. and inserting in lieu thereof a new subsection 10.1. to read as follows:

    10.1. Well Records Made During Permitted Work - The well operator or its contractor (service provider, drilling contractor or other contractor, as appropriate) shall keep at the well location a copy of the application as permitted, including the associated plat and plans required by section 5 of this rule. The well operator or its contractor (service provider, drilling contractor or other contractor, as appropriate) shall also make and preserve at the well location accurate records of all well work performed pursuant to the permit, including documentation by the contractor or person performing the cementing services of the time of completion of cementing and the volume of cement used for the cementing of all casing operations. The records shall be complete enough to support, as applicable, the entries of well work done and related data on Form WR-35, “Well Operator’s Report of Well Work”, Form WR-36, “Well Operator’s Report of Initial Gas-Oil Ratio Test”, and Form WR-38, “Affidavit of Plugging and Filling Well”, but these forms shall reflect information discovered or changes made after the permitted well work has been finished and before the reports are filed. The records made and preserved at the well location and the recordings made on Form WR-35 shall include, but not be limited to, indications of caverns, open mines or other voids, whether the freshwater casing cement circulated to the surface, and the efforts made to fill the annular space and the results. Unless the records of well work performed are prepared by the well operator or owner, a copy of all the records shall be delivered to the well owner or operator, except for those records the contractor (service provider, drilling contractor or other contractor, as appropriate) designates as a confidential trade secret.

    10.1.a. As part of the well completion report (Form WR-35), the operator or its service provider shall list all the additives used in the hydraulic fracturing or stimulation process, including each additive’s specific trade name, supplier, and purpose. The operator or its service provider shall also list each chemical of each additive intentionally added to a base fluid for the purpose of preparing a fracturing fluid, along with each chemical’s CAS registry number, if applicable, its maximum concentration in the additive, and its maximum concentration as added to the base fluid, and the volume of the base fluid used. The concentrations shall be expressed as a mass percent. The operator or service provider may designate the information regarding the specific identity or concentration or both of a chemical as a confidential trade secret not to be disclosed to the agency or anyone else except in the event of an investigation by the office, medical emergency, or for diagnostic or treatment purposes involving the designated chemical, pursuant to subdivisions 10.1.d. and 10.1.e. below.

    10.1.b. The operator or service provider shall fulfill the additive reporting requirement of subdivision 10.1.a. above by submitting the information to the office and the FracFocus Chemical Disclosure Registry.

    10.1.c. As part of the well completion report (Form WR-35), the operator shall report the volumes of fluids pumped and treatment pressures recorded throughout the hydraulic fracturing process.

    10.1.d. In the event of an investigation by the office involving a chemical designated as a confidential trade secret, the operator or service provider shall provide the specific identity of the chemical, the concentration of the chemical, or both the specific identity and concentration of the chemical, as needed, to the agency upon receipt of notification from the chief or his or her designee stating that such information is necessary in connection with an investigation by the office. Upon receipt of such notification of need, such information shall be disclosed by the operator or service provider, as applicable, directly to the chief or his or her designee and shall in no way be construed as publicly available. The chief or designee may disclose information regarding the specific identity of a chemical, the concentration of a chemical, or both the specific identity and concentration of a chemical claimed to be a confidential trade secret to additional agency staff members to the extent that such disclosure is necessary to allow the agency staff member receiving the information to assist in such an investigation by the office, provided that such individuals shall not disseminate the information further and such information shall at all times be considered confidential and shall not be construed as publicly available. Upon request by the operator or service provider, and where a notification of need is provided orally, the chief shall execute a written statement of need indicating that the information was necessary in connection with an investigation by the office.

    10.1.e. The operator or service provider shall provide the specific identity of a chemical designated as a confidential trade secret, the concentration of the chemical designated as a confidential trade secret, or both the specific identity and concentration of the chemical designated as a confidential trade secret, as needed, upon request to a health care professional in a medical emergency, or for diagnostic or treatment purposes. The health care professional shall only use the information provided by the operator or service provider for diagnosis or treatment of an individual, and the operator or service provider may provide notice to the health care professional at the time of release of the information, that the information provided is solely for diagnosis or treatment of the individual, that the information may be a trade secret, and disclosure to others for any other purpose may subject that health care professional to a legal action by the operator or service provider for violating its trade secret.”

    And,

    On page 30, by striking out all of subsection 13.5.

    (d) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 15, 2012, authorized under the authority of section four, article five, chapter twenty-two of this code, relating to the Department of Environmental Protection (permits for construction and major modification of major stationary sources for the prevention of significant deterioration of air quality, 45 CSR 14), is authorized.

    (e) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 14, 2012, authorized under the authority of section four, article five, chapter twenty-two of this code, relating to the Department of Environmental Protection (standards of performance for new stationary sources, 45 CSR 16), is authorized.

    (f) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 15, 2012, authorized under the authority of section four, article five, chapter twenty-two of this code, relating to the Department of Environmental Protection (control of air pollution from combustion of solid waste, 45 CSR 18), is authorized.

    (g) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 15, 2012, authorized under the authority of section four, article five, chapter twenty-two of this code, relating to the Department of Environmental Protection (control of air pollution from hazardous waste treatment, storage or disposal facilities, 45 CSR 25), is authorized.

    (h) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 15, 2012, authorized under the authority of section four, article five, chapter twenty-two of this code, relating to the Department of Environmental Protection (requirements for operating permits, 45 CSR 30), is authorized.

    (i) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 15, 2012, authorized under the authority of section four, article five, chapter twenty-two of this code, relating to the Department of Environmental Protection (emission standards for hazardous air pollutants, 45 CSR 34), is authorized.

    (j) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 30, 2012, authorized under the authority of section ten, article eleven, chapter twenty-two of this code, relating to the Department of Environmental Protection (water pollution control permit fee schedules, 47 CSR 26), is authorized.

    (k) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 28, 2012, authorized under the authority of section four, article eleven, chapter twenty-two of this code, relating to the Department of Environmental Protection (WV/NPDES regulations for coal mining facilities, 47 CSR 30), is authorized.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate refused to concur in the foregoing House amendment to the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 243) and requested the House of Delegates to recede therefrom.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the amendment by that body, passage as amended, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the House of Delegates amendments, as to

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 265, Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rules.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the message on the bill was taken up for immediate consideration.

    The following House of Delegates amendments to the bill were reported by the Clerk:

    By striking out everything after the enacting section and inserting in lieu thereof the following language:

ARTICLE 5. AUTHORIZATION FOR DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES TO PROMULGATE LEGISLATIVE RULES.

§64-5-1. Bureau for Public Health.

    (a) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 31, 2012, authorized under the authority of section four, article one, chapter sixteen, of this code, modified by the Department of Health and Human Resources to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on January 10, 2013, relating to the Department of Health and Human Resources (reportable diseases, events and conditions, 64 CSR 7), is authorized with the following amendments:

    On page twenty-four, subsection 9.1., by striking out the words “the reporting” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “the access”;

    On page twenty-five, subsection 9.2., by striking out the words “be reported” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “be made available”;

    On page twenty-five, subsection 9.2., by striking out the words “the reporting” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “the access”;

    On page twenty-five, subsection 9.2., after the word “activities” by inserting the following: “consistent with the mission of the bureau. The responsibility for communication with healthcare facilities regarding data collection, data quality and completeness rests with the Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services within the Bureau for Public Health”;

    And,

    On page twenty-five, by striking out all of subsection 9.3. and renumbering the remaining subsection.

    (b) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on June 29, 2012, authorized under the authority of section four, article one, chapter sixteen, of this code, modified by the Department of Health and Human Resources to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on November 15, 2012, relating to the Department of Health and Human Resources (general sanitation, 64 CSR 18), is authorized with the following amendment:

    On page three, subdivision 2.13, by removing the period and inserting the following, “Bed and Breakfast Inn.”

    (c) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 27, 2012, authorized under the authority of section five, article seven, chapter sixteen, of this code, relating to the Department of Health and Human Resources (Grade A pasturized milk, 64 CSR 34), is authorized with the following amendment:

    On page four, subdivision 2.1.i.1, by striking everything after the word “sold” and inserting in lieu thereof the following: “Unpasteurized milk produced in West Virginia may be sold, provided that said unpasteurized milk is conspicuously labeled as ‘Unpasteurized Raw WV Milk’.”

    (d) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 31, 2012, authorized under the authority of section one, article eleven, chapter sixteen, of this code, modified by the Department of Health and Human Resources to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-Making Review committee and refiled in the State Register on January 10, 2013, relating to the Department of Health and Human Resources (fees for services, 64 CSR 51), is authorized with the following amendment:

    On page eleven, subdivision 9.7, after the word “emergency”, by inserting a period and removing the underscored words “or as a relevant factor associated with the provision of services and may include but is not limited to, supply shortages, federal or other funding restrictions of policy changes impacting the ability to provide services”.

    (e) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on October 11, 2012, authorized under the authority of section four, article one, chapter sixteen, of this code, relating to the Department of Health and Human Resources (regulation of opioid treatment programs, 64 CSR 90), is repealed.

    (f) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 27, 2012, authorized under the authority of section four, article one, chapter sixteen, of this code, modified by the Department of Health and Human Resources to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on January 10, 2013, relating to the Department of Health and Human Resources (pulse oximetry newborn testing, 64 CSR 100), is authorized with the following amendment:

    On page two, subdivision 5.3, by striking out the words “the closest” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “an”.

§64-5-2. Department of Health and Human Resources.

    (a) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 31, 2012, authorized under the authority of section one, article eleven, chapter sixteen, of this code, modified by the Department of Health and Human Resources to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on February 5, 2013, relating to the Department of Health and Human Resources (regulation of opioid treatment programs, 69 CSR 7), is authorized with the following amendment:

    On page fourteen by striking section 7.3 and inserting a new section 7.3 to read as follows:

“7.3. License Fees and Inspection Costs.

    7.3.a. All applications for an initial or renewed license shall be accompanied by a non-refundable license fee in the amount required by this rule. The annual renewal fee is based upon the average daily total census of the program. In addition to the set fee, the annual renewal fee shall be adjusted on the first day of June of each year to correspond with increases in the consumer price index. The base amounts for initial and renewal fees are as follows:

    7.3.a.1. Initial license fee - $250;

    7.3.a.2. Renewal fee - fewer than 500 patients - $500 plus adjustment;

    7.3.a.3. Renewal fee - 500 to 1,000 patients - $1,000 plus adjustment;

    7.3.a.4. Renewal fee - more than 1,000 patients - $1,500 plus adjustment.

    7.3.b. An opioid treatment program shall pay for the cost of the initial inspection made by the secretary prior to issuing a license. The cost of the initial inspection is $400, and shall be billed to the applicant by the secretary within five business days after the inspection. The cost of the initial inspection must be paid in full by the applicant before a license may be issued.

    7.3c. The Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification shall use the fee for increased oversight on opioid treatment programs.”;

    On page thirty-two by inserting a new subdivision 18.3.j. to read as follows:

    “18.3.j. There shall be one (1) counselor for every forty (40) clients in the program.”;

    On page fifty-three by striking section 30.8 and inserting a new section 30.8 to read as follows:

    “30.8. Each opioid treatment program must provide counseling on preventing exposure to, and the transmission of, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease and Hepatitis C disease for each patient admitted or re-admitted to maintenance or detoxification treatment. Services rendered to patients with HIV disease shall comply with the requirements of section 44 of this rule.”;

    On page fifty-four by striking subdivision 31.4.a and inserting a new subdivision 31.4.a to read as follows:

    “31.4.a. Preventing exposure to, and the transmission of, HIV disease and Hepatitis C disease for each patient admitted or readmitted to maintenance or detoxification treatment; and”;

    On page fifty-six by striking subdivision 32.2.a and inserting a new subdivision 32.2.a to read as follows:

    “32.2.a. The initial post-admission assessment shall consist of a comprehensive medical evaluation, which shall include, but not be limited to:

    32.2.a.1. A comprehensive physical evaluation;

    32.2.a.2. A comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, including mental status examination and psychiatric history;

    32.2.a.3. A personal and family medical history;

    32.2.a.4. A comprehensive history of substance abuse, both personal and family;

    32.2.a.5. A tuberculosis skin test and chest X-ray, if skin test is positive;

    32.2.a.6. A screening test for syphilis;

32.2.a.7. A Hepatitis C test;

32.2.a.8. An HIV test; and

    32.2.a.9. Other tests as necessary or appropriate (e.g., CBC, EKG, chest X-ray, pap smear, hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis B antibody testing).”;

    On page seventy by striking section 37.14 and inserting a new section 37.14 to read as follows:

    “37.14 The state authority may approve exceptional unsupervised-medication dosages, including alternative medications, on a case-by-case basis upon application for an exemption by the program physician. Any authorization for exceptions shall be consistent with guidelines and protocols of approved authorities, provided that the authority may not grant any exceptions during a calendar month which exceed three (3) exceptions or ten (10) percent of the number of patients enrolled in the program on the last day of the previous month, whichever is greater.”;

    On page seventy-three by inserting a new subdivision 38.14 to read as follows:

    “38.14 Maintenance treatment shall be discontinued within two (2) continuous years after the treatment is begun unless, based upon the clinical judgement of the medical director or program physician and staff which shall be recorded in the client's record by the medical director or program physician, the client's status indicates that the treatment should be continued for a longer period of time because discontinuance from treatment would lead to a return to illicit opiate abuse or dependence.”;

    On page seventy-five by striking subdivision 41.2.d.3 and inserting a new subdivision 41.2.d.3 to read as follows:

    “41.2.d.3. When using urine as a screening mechanism, all patient drug testing shall be observed to minimize the chance of adulterating or substituting another individual’s urine.”;

    And,

    On page eighty-one by striking subdivision 44.5.d.1. and inserting a new subdivision 44.5.d.1. to read as follows:

    “44.5.d.1. Maintenance treatment dosage levels of pregnant clients shall be maintained at the lowest possible dosage level.”

    (b) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on January 7, 2013, authorized under the authority of section nine, article five-h, chapter sixteen, of this code, relating to the Department of Health and Human Resources (chronic pain management clinic licensure, 69 CSR 8), is authorized with the following amendments:

    On page one, subsection 1.4, line eleven, following the number “2013.”, by inserting the following words:

    “This rule is effective upon the date specified in an emergency rule promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Resources as being the date funding for implementation of Chronic Pain Management Clinic Licensure will become available pursuant to a duly enacted appropriation bill authorizing the expenditure of funds for that purpose.”;

    On page four, subsection 3.1., by striking out all of subdivisions 3.1.a., 3.1.b., 3.1.c. and 3.1.d. and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

    3.1.a. The primary component of the medical practice of the clinic, facility or office is treatment of chronic pain for non-malignant conditions;

    3.1.b. More than fifty percent of patients in any one month of the prescribers are provided treatment for chronic pain for nonmalignant conditions and are prescribed, administered or dispensed tramadol, carisoprodol, opioid drug products or other Schedule II or Schedule III controlled substances for such diagnosis;

    3.1.c. The calculation of more than fifty percent of patients will be calculated by dividing the number of unique patient encounters at the clinic, facility or office during any one month for a diagnosis of chronic nonmalignant pain and pursuant to such diagnosis of chronic nonmalignant pain were prescribed, administered or dispensed tramadol, carisoprodol, opioid drugs or other Scheduled II or Scheduled III controlled substances by the total number of all patient encounters at the clinic, facility or office during any month; and

    3.1.d. Patients receiving tramadol, carisoprodol, opioid drug products or other Schedule II or Schedule III controlled substances for treatment of an injury or illness that lasts or is expected to last thirty days or less shall not be included in the calculation of more than fifty percent of all patients.” and renumbering the remaining subdivisions;

    On page five, by inserting a new paragraph, 3.2.i.2., to read as follows:

    “3.2.i.2. Medical practices, clinics or offices in which a physician treats an average of 20 or fewer patients a day during any month and with any diagnosis and, in which the physician holds a Competency Certification in Controlled Substances Management.”;

    And,

    On page thirteen, subparagraph 6.5.b.2.B., after the words “Osteopathic Specialist;” by inserting the words “hold Competency Certification in Controlled Substances Management;”.

    (c) The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 30, 2012, authorized under the authority of section four, article two-b, chapter forty-nine, of this code, modified by the Department of Health and Human Resources to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on January 15, 2013, relating to the Department of Health and Human Resources (minimum licensing requirements for residential child care and treatment facilities for children and transitioning adults in West Virginia, 78 CSR 3), is authorized, with the following amendment:

    On page fifty-two, paragraph 11.2.a.3., line five, by striking out the word “Training” and inserting the word “Certification”.

§64-5-3. Health Care Authority.

    The legislative rule filed in the State Register on May 14, 2012, authorized under the authority of section seven, article twenty-nine-g, chapter sixteen, of this code, modified by the Health Care Authority to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on July 19, 2012, relating to the Health Care Authority to promulgate a legislative rule relating to (West Virginia Health Information Network, 65 CSR 28), is authorized.

§64-5-4. Bureau of Senior Services.

    The legislative rule filed in the State Register on August 31, 2012, authorized under the authority of section fifteen, article five-p, chapter sixteen, of this code, modified by the Bureau of Senior Services to meet the objections of the Legislative Rule-making Review Committee and refiled in the State Register on January 17, 2013, relating to the Bureau of Senior Services (in-home care worker registry, 76 CSR 2), is authorized with the following amendment:

    On page two, subdivision 4.1(i), by striking the word “training” and inserting the word “certification”.;

    And,

    By striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 265--A Bill to amend and reenact article 5, chapter 64 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating generally to the promulgation of administrative rules by the Department of Health and Human Resources; legislative mandate or authorization for the promulgation of certain legislative rules by various executive or administrative agencies of the state; authorizing certain of the agencies to promulgate certain legislative rules with various modifications presented to and recommended by the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee; authorizing certain of the agencies to promulgate certain legislative rules with various modifications presented to and recommended by the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee and as amended by the Legislature; authorizing certain of the agencies to promulgate certain legislative rules in the form that the rules were filed in the State Register; authorizing certain of the agencies to promulgate certain legislative rules in the form that the rules were filed in the State Register and as amended by the Legislature; authorizing the Department of Health and Human Resources to promulgate a legislative rule relating to reportable diseases, events and conditions; authorizing the Department of Health and Human Resources to promulgate a legislative rule relating to general sanitation; authorizing the Department of Health and Human Resources to promulgate a legislative rule relating to Grade A pasturized milk; authorizing the Department of Health and Human Resources to promulgate a legislative rule relating to fees for services; repealing the Bureau of Public Health’s legislative rule relating to the regulation of opioid treatment programs, 64 CSR 90; authorizing the Department of Health and Human Resources to promulgate a legislative rule relating to pulse oximetry newborn testing; authorizing the Department of Health and Human Resources to promulgate a legislative rule relating to the regulation of opioid treatment programs, 69 CSR 7; authorizing the Department of Health and Human Resources to promulgate a legislative rule relating to chronic pain management clinic licensure; authorizing the Department of Health and Human Resources to promulgate a legislative rule relating to minimum licensing requirements for residential child care and treatment facilities for children and transitioning adults in West Virginia; authorizing the Health Care Authority to promulgate a legislative rule relating to the West Virginia Health Information Network; and authorizing the Bureau of Senior Services to promulgate a legislative rule relating to the in-home care worker registry.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate refused to concur in the foregoing House amendments to the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 265) and requested the House of Delegates to recede therefrom.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced the amendment by that body, passage as amended, to take effect from passage, and requested the concurrence of the Senate in the House of Delegates amendments, as to

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 386, Relating to personal safety orders.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the message on the bill was taken up for immediate consideration.

    The following House of Delegates amendments to the bill were reported by the Clerk:

    By striking out everything after the enacting section and inserting lieu thereof, the following language:

ARTICLE 8. PERSONAL SAFETY ORDERS.

§53-8-4. Petition seeking relief.

    (a) Underlying acts. -- A petitioner may seek relief under this article by filing with a magistrate court a petition that alleges the commission of any of the following acts against the petitioner by the respondent:

    (1) A sexual offense or attempted sexual offense as defined in section one of this article; or

    (2) A violation of section nine-a, article two, chapter sixty-one of this code Repeated credible threats of bodily injury when the person making the threats knows or has reason to know that the threats cause another person to reasonably fear for his or her safety.

    (b) Contents. --

    The petition shall:

    (1) Be verified and provide notice to the petitioner that an individual who knowingly provides false information in the petition is guilty of a misdemeanor and, on conviction upon conviction thereof, is subject to the penalties specified in subsection (d) of this section;

    (2) Subject to the provisions of subsection (c) of this section, contain the address of the petitioner; and

    (3) Include all information known to the petitioner of:

    (A) The nature and extent of the act specified in subsection (a) of this section for which the relief is being sought, including information known to the petitioner concerning previous harm or injury resulting from an act specified in subsection (a) of this section by the respondent;

    (B) Each previous and pending action between the parties in any court; and

    (C) The whereabouts of the respondent.

    (c) Address may be stricken. -- If, in a proceeding under this article, a petitioner alleges, and the court finds, that the disclosure of the address of the petitioner would risk further harm to the petitioner or a member of the petitioner’s household, that address may be stricken from the petition and omitted from all other documents filed with, or transferred to, a court.

    (d) Providing false information. -- An individual who knowingly provides false information in a petition filed under this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $50 nor more than $1,000 or confined in jail not more than ninety days, or both.

    (e) Withdrawal or dismissal of a petition prior to adjudication operates as a dismissal without prejudice. -- No action for a personal safety order may be dismissed because the respondent is being prosecuted for a crime against the petitioner. For any action commenced under this article, dismissal of a case or a finding of not guilty does not require dismissal of the action for a civil protection order.

    (f) Venue. -- The action may be heard in the county in which any underlying act occurred for which relief is sought in the petition, in the county in which the respondent is living, or in the county in which the petitioner is living, either temporarily or permanently.;

    And,

    By striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 386--A Bill to amend and reenact §53-8-4 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating generally to personal safety orders; amending the grounds for issuance of a personal safety order; and establishing venue for issuance of a personal safety order.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate refused to concur in the foregoing House amendments to the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 386) and requested the House of Delegates to recede therefrom.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate and request concurrence therein.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced that that body had refused to recede from its amendments, and requested the appointment of a committee of conference of three from each house on the disagreeing votes of the two houses, as to

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 435, Continuing Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program.

    The message further announced the appointment of the following conferees on the part of the House of Delegates:

    Delegates Morgan, Swartzmiller and Azinger.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate agreed to the appointment of a conference committee on the bill.

    Whereupon, Senator Kessler (Mr. President) appointed the following conferees on the part of the Senate:

    Senators Snyder, Miller and Boley.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.

    A message from The Clerk of the House of Delegates announced that that body had refused to recede from its amendments, and requested the appointment of a committee of conference of three from each house on the disagreeing votes of the two houses, as to

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 580, Updating requirements for dental intern, resident and teaching permits.

    The message further announced the appointment of the following conferees on the part of the House of Delegates:

    Delegates Staggers, Poore and Sobonya.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate agreed to the appointment of a conference committee on the bill.

    Whereupon, Senator Kessler (Mr. President) appointed the following conferees on the part of the Senate:

    Senators Williams, Fitzsimmons and Cole.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.

    The Senate proceeded to the sixth order of business, which agenda includes the making of main motions.

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate requested the return from the House of Delegate of

    Eng. Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 243, Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rules.

    Having been received as a House message in earlier proceedings today,

    The bill still being in the possession of the Senate,

    On motion of Senator Unger, the Senate reconsidered the vote by which in earlier proceedings today it adopted Senator Unger’s motion that the Senate refuse to concur in the House of Delegates amendment to the bill (shown in the Senate Journal of today, pages 111 through 119, inclusive).

    The vote thereon having been reconsidered,

    The question again being on the adoption of Senator Unger’s motion that the Senate refuse to concur in the House of Delegates amendments to the bill.

    At the request of Senator Unger, and by unanimous consent, his foregoing motion was withdrawn.

    Thereafter, on motion of Senator Unger, the Senate concurred in the House of Delegates amendment to the bill.

    Engrossed Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 243, as amended by the House of Delegates, was then put upon its passage.

    On the passage of the bill, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--33.

    The nays were: Fitzsimmons--1.

    Absent: None.

    So, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 243) passed with its title.

    Senator Unger moved that the bill take effect from passage.

    On this question, the yeas were: Barnes, Beach, Blair, Boley, Cann, Carmichael, Chafin, Cole, Cookman, Edgell, Facemire, Green, D. Hall, M. Hall, Jenkins, Kirkendoll, Laird, McCabe, Miller, Nohe, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt, Tucker, Unger, Walters, Wells, Williams, Yost and Kessler (Mr. President)--33.

    The nays were: Fitzsimmons--1.

    Absent: None.

    So, two thirds of all the members elected to the Senate having voted in the affirmative, the President declared the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for S. B. No. 243) takes effect from passage.

    Ordered, That The Clerk communicate to the House of Delegates the action of the Senate.

    The Senate proceeded to the ninth order of business.

    Com. Sub. for Senate Bill No. 143, Budget Bill.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time and ordered to engrossment and third reading.

    Eng. House Bill No. 2158, Relating to the provision of financially-related services by banks and bank holding companies.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time and ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2265, Relating to the school access safety act.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    The following amendment to the bill, from the Committee on Education, was reported by the Clerk:

    On page four, section nine, lines thirty-nine through forty-seven, by striking out all of paragraph (G) and inserting in lieu thereof a new paragraph, designated paragraph (G), to read as follows:

    (G) By no later than August 1, 2014, protocols for responding to sports injuries that occur on school property after normal school hours during school sponsored sports events, including practices. The sports injury protocols shall include directives for personnel or equipment which should be available, if needed, on sports fields or in school buildings for both girls and boys teams as well as training needed for school or volunteer personnel.

    On motion of Senator Stollings, the following amendment to the Education committee amendment to the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2265) was next reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    After the word “personnel.” by inserting the following:

    A licensed health care professional who renders services of a medical nature to students under an agreement with a county board of education that defines the scope of his or her duties as such and for which no remuneration is demanded or received is not liable for any civil damages as a result of rendering such services, or as a result of any act or failure to act in providing or arranging further medical treatment, in accordance with acceptable standards of care, to an extent greater than the applicable limits of the professional liability insurance provided by the state Board of Risk and Insurance Management in effect at the time. Nothing in this subdivision nullifies the immunity from civil liability as granted pursuant to section fifteen, article seven, chapter fifty-five of this code or federal law except to the extent to which the actions are covered within the applicable limits of the professional liability insurance provided by the state Board of Risk and Insurance Management pursuant to this section and in effect at the time.

    The question now being on the adoption of the Education committee amendment, as amended, the same was put and prevailed.

    The bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2265), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2360, Relating to public school support computation of local share.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    At the request of Senator Plymale, as chair of the Committee on Education, and by unanimous consent, the unreported Education committee amendment to the bill was withdrawn.

    On motions of Senators Plymale and Sypolt, the following amendment to the bill was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    By striking out everything after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

    That §11-1C-5b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted; and that §18-9A-11 of said code be amended and reenacted, all to read as follows:

CHAPTER 11. TAXATION.

ARTICLE 1C. FAIR AND EQUITABLE PROPERTY VALUATION.

§11-1C-5b. Assessment for purpose of calculating local share.

    (a) This section is effective July 1, 2013 and distribution of state aid pursuant to the local share calculations made pursuant to this section shall occur during the 2014-2015 fiscal year and all fiscal years thereafter.

    (b) The Tax Commissioner shall calculate the total assessed values for the purpose of calculating local share for each county each year pursuant to this section and report the total assessed values to the state Board of Education on or before December 1 March 5 of each year.

    (c) To provide for assessors to assess at sixty percent of market value, it is the intent of the Legislature that local share, as set forth in section eleven, article nine-a, chapter eighteen of this code, be calculated assuming that the types of property included in the assessment ratio study in each county are assessed at a level in which the assessment ratio study indicates would be sixty percent of market value.

    (d) For each of Classes II, III and IV as set forth in section five, article eight of this chapter, all real property of the type that is or would be included in the assessment ratio study if sold is assumed for the purpose of calculating local share to be assessed at the amount the property would be assessed at if all the property in the class were adjusted under the assumption that, using a ratio of sixty percent, all the property were under or over assessed to the same extent as that property included in the assessment ratio study so that using the assessment ratio study as an indicator all the property in the class would be assessed at the ratio of sixty percent of market value, subject to the following:

    (1) Provided, That if If the sales ratio analysis indicates that assessments are within ten percent of sixty percent of market value, assessments are considered to be sixty percent of market value for the purposes of this section;

    (2) For tax years beginning on and after the July 1, 2013 assessment date, for the first tax year when a county’s assessments are below sixty percent of market value, including the ten percent variance:

    (A) The actual assessed values of the properties to which this subsection applies shall be used for the purposes of calculating local share; and

    (B) In addition to any other sanctions and notices the Property Valuation Training and Procedures Commission may elect to adopt or apply, the Commission shall, at a minimum, notify the county assessor that the sales ratio study indicates that assessments are below sixty percent of market value including the ten percent variance; and

    (3) For the second consecutive year that assessments are below sixty percent of market value including the ten percent variance, the use of the assumed assessed values after factoring in the ten percent variance shall be used for the purposes of calculating local share in the next succeeding tax year after the first tax year when a county’s assessments are below sixty percent of market value, including the ten percent variance, and for succeeding consecutive years thereafter until such time as assessments are not below sixty percent of market value, including the ten percent variance. For the purposes of this subsection, only tax years beginning on or after the July 1, 2013 assessment date may count as the first year.

    (e) The amount of the assumed assessed values determined pursuant to subsection (d) of this section shall be added to the actual assessed values of personal property, farmland, managed timberland, public utility property or any other centrally assessed property provided in paragraphs (A), (B), (C) and (D), subdivision (2), subsection (a), section five of this article and the sum of these values is the total assessed value for the purpose of calculating local share.

CHAPTER 18. EDUCATION.

ARTICLE 9A. PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPPORT.

§18-9A-11. Computation of local share; appraisal and assessment of property; public library support.

    (a) On the basis of each county's certificates of valuation as to all classes of property as determined and published by the assessors pursuant to section six, article three, chapter eleven of this code for the next ensuing fiscal year in reliance upon the assessed values annually developed by each county assessor pursuant to the provisions of articles one-c and three of said chapter, the state board shall for each county compute by application of the levies for general current expense purposes, as defined in section two of this article, the amount of revenue which the levies would produce if levied upon one hundred percent of the assessed value of each of the several classes of property contained in the report or revised report of the value, made to it by the Tax Commissioner as follows:

    (1) The state board shall first take ninety-five percent of the amount ascertained by applying these rates to the total assessed public utility valuation in each classification of property in the county; and

    (2) The state board shall then apply these rates to the assessed taxable value of other property in each classification in the county as determined by the Tax Commissioner and shall deduct therefrom five percent as an allowance for the usual losses in collections due to discounts, exonerations, delinquencies and the like. All of the amount so determined shall be added to the ninety-five percent of public utility taxes computed as provided in subdivision (1) of this subsection and this total shall be further reduced by the amount due each county assessor's office pursuant to the provisions of section eight, article one-c, chapter eleven of this code and this amount shall be the local share of the particular county.

    As to any estimations or preliminary computations of local share required prior to the report to the Legislature by the Tax Commissioner, the state shall use the most recent projections or estimations that may be available from the Tax Department for that purpose.

    (b) Effective July 1, 2013, subsection (a) of this section is void and local share shall be calculated in accordance with the following:

    (1) The state board shall for each county compute by application of the levies for general current expense purposes, as defined in sections two and two-a of this article, the amount of revenue which the levies would produce if levied upon one hundred percent of the assessed value calculated pursuant to section five-b, article one-c, chapter eleven of this code;

    (2) Five percent shall be deducted from the revenue calculated pursuant to subdivision (1) of this subsection as an allowance for the usual losses in collections due to discounts, exonerations, delinquencies and the like; and

    (3) The amount calculated in subdivision (2) of this subsection shall further be reduced by the sum of money due each assessor’s office pursuant to the provisions of section eight, article one-c, chapter eleven of this code and this reduced amount shall be the local share of the particular county.

    As to any estimations or preliminary computations of local share required prior to the report to the state board by the Tax Commissioner pursuant to section five-b, article one-c, chapter eleven of this code, including computations necessary for the Governor’s proposed budget, the state shall use the most recent projections or estimations that may be available from the Tax Department for that purpose.

    (c) Whenever in any year a county assessor or a county commission fails or refuses to comply with the provisions of this section in setting the valuations of property for assessment purposes in any class or classes of property in the county, the State Tax Commissioner shall review the valuations for assessment purposes made by the county assessor and the county commission and shall direct the county assessor and the county commission to make corrections in the valuations as necessary so that they comply with the requirements of chapter eleven of this code and this section and the Tax Commissioner shall enter the county and fix the assessments at the required ratios. Refusal of the assessor or the county commission to make the corrections constitutes grounds for removal from office.

    (d) For the purposes of any computation made in accordance with the provisions of this section, in any taxing unit in which tax increment financing is in effect pursuant to the provisions of article eleven-b, chapter seven of this code, the assessed value of a related private project shall be the base-assessed value as defined in section two of said article.

    (e) For purposes of any computation made in accordance with the provisions of this section, in any county where the county board of education has adopted a resolution choosing to use the provisions of the Growth County School Facilities Act set forth in section six-f, article eight, chapter eleven of this code, estimated school board revenues generated from application of the regular school board levy rate to new property values, as that term is designated in said section, may not be considered local share funds and shall be subtracted before the computations in subdivisions (1) and (2), subsection (a) of this section or in subdivisions (2) and (3), subsection (b) of this section, as applicable, are made.

    (f) The Legislature finds that public school systems throughout the state provide support in varying degrees to public libraries through a variety of means including budgeted allocations, excess levy funds and portions of their regular school board levies as may be provided by special act. A number of public libraries are situated on the campuses of public schools and several are within public school buildings serving both the students and public patrons. To the extent that public schools recognize and choose to avail the resources of public libraries toward developing within their students such legally recognized elements of a thorough and efficient education as literacy, interests in literature, knowledge of government and the world around them and preparation for advanced academic training, work and citizenship, public libraries serve a legitimate school purpose and may do so economically. For the purposes of any computation made in accordance with the provisions of this section, the library funding obligation on the regular school board levies which is created by a special act and is due and payable from the levy revenues to a library shall be paid from the county school board’s discretionary retainage, which is hereby defined as the amount by which the regular school board levies exceeds the local share as determined hereunder. If the library funding obligation which is created by a special act and is due and payable to a library is greater than the county school board’s discretionary retainage, the library funding obligation created by the special act is amended and is reduced to the amount of the discretionary retainage, notwithstanding any provisions of the special act to the contrary. Any excess of the discretionary retainage over the library funding obligation shall be available for expenditure by the county board in its discretion for its properly budgeted purposes.

    (g) It is the intent of the Legislature that whenever a provision of subsection (f) of this section is contrary to any special act of the Legislature which has been or may in the future be enacted by the Legislature that creates a library funding obligation on the regular school board levy of a county, subsection (f) of this section controls over the special act. Specifically, the special acts which are subject to said subsection upon the enactment of this section during the 2007 regular session of the Legislature include:

    (1) Enrolled Senate Bill No. 11, passed on February 12, 1970, applicable to the Berkeley County Board of Education;

    (2) Enrolled House Bill No. 1352, passed on April 7, 1981, applicable to the Hardy County Board of Education;

    (3) Enrolled Committee Substitute for House Bill No. 2833, passed on March 14, 1987, applicable to the Harrison County Board of Education;

    (4) Enrolled House Bill No. 161, passed on March 6, 1957, applicable to the Kanawha County Board of Education;

    (5) Enrolled Senate Bill No. 313, passed on March 12, 1937, as amended by Enrolled House Bill No. 1074, passed on March 8, 1967, and as amended by Enrolled House Bill No. 1195, passed on January 18, 1982, applicable to the Ohio County Board of Education;

    (6) Enrolled House Bill No. 938, passed on February 28, 1969, applicable to the Raleigh County Board of Education;

    (7) Enrolled House Bill No. 398, passed on March 1, 1935, applicable to the Tyler County Board of Education;

    (8) Enrolled Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 450, passed on March 11, 1994, applicable to the Upshur County Board of Education; and

    (9) Enrolled House Bill No. 2994, passed on March 13, 1987, applicable to the Wood County Board of Education.

    (h) Notwithstanding any provision of any special act set forth in subsection (g) of this section to the contrary, the county board of any county with a special act creating a library obligation out of the county’s regular school levy revenues may transfer that library obligation so that it becomes a continuing obligation of its excess levy revenues instead of an obligation of its regular school levy revenues, subject to the following:

    (1) If a county board chooses to transfer the library obligation pursuant to this subsection, the library funding obligation shall remain an obligation of the regular school levy revenues until the fiscal year in which the excess levy is effective or would have been effective if it had been passed by the voters;

    (2) If a county board chooses to transfer the library obligation pursuant to this subsection, the county board shall include the funding of the public library obligation in the same amount as its library funding obligation which exists or had existed on its regular levy revenues as one of the purposes for the excess levy to be voted on as a specifically described line item of the excess levy: Provided, That if the county board has transferred the library obligation to the excess levy and the excess levy fails to be passed by the voters or the excess levy passes and thereafter expires upon the time limit for continuation as set forth in section sixteen, article eight, chapter eleven of this code, then in any subsequent excess levy which the county board thereafter submits to the voters the library funding obligation again shall be included as one of the purposes of the subsequent excess levy as a specifically described line item of the excess levy;

    (3) If a county board chooses to transfer the library obligation pursuant to this subsection, regardless of whether or not the excess levy passes, effective the fiscal year in which the excess levy is effective or would have been effective if it had been passed by the voters, a county’s library obligation on its regular levy revenues is void notwithstanding any provision of the special acts set forth in subsection (g) of this section to the contrary; and

    (4) Nothing in subdivision (3) of this subsection prohibits a county board from funding its public library obligation voluntarily.

    The bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2360), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Eng. House Bill No. 2434, Relating to compensation in the magistrate court system.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    The following amendment to the bill, from the Committee on the Judiciary, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    By striking out everything after the enacting section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

ARTICLE 1. COURTS AND OFFICERS.

§50-1-3. Salaries of magistrates.

    (a) The Legislature finds and declares that:

    (1) The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has held that a salary system for magistrates which is based upon the population that each magistrate serves does not violate the equal protection clause of the Constitution of the United States;

    (2) The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has held that a salary system for magistrates which is based upon the population that each magistrate serves does not violate section thirty-nine, article VI of the Constitution of West Virginia;

    (3) The utilization of a two-tiered salary schedule for magistrates is an equitable and rational manner by which magistrates should be compensated for work performed;

    (4) Organizing the two tiers of the salary schedule into one tier for magistrates serving less than eight seven thousand four three hundred in population and the second tier for magistrates serving eight seven thousand four three hundred or more in population is rational and equitable given current statistical information relating to population and caseload; and

    (5) That all magistrates who fall under the same tier should be compensated equally.

    (b) The salary of each magistrate shall be paid by the state. Magistrates who serve fewer than eight thousand four hundred in population shall be paid annual salaries of $30,625 and magistrates who serve eight thousand four hundred or more in population shall be paid annual salaries of $37,000: Provided, That on and after July 1,2003, magistrates who serve fewer than eight thousand four hundred in population shall be paid annual salaries of $33,625 and magistrates who serve eight thousand four hundred or more in population shall be paid annual salaries of $40,000: Provided, however, That on and after July 1, 2005, magistrates who serve fewer than eight thousand four hundred in population shall be paid annual salaries of $43,625 and magistrates who serve eight thousand four hundred or more in population shall be paid annual salaries of $50,000: Provided further, That on and after July 1, 2011, Magistrates who serve fewer than eight seven thousand four three hundred in population shall be paid annual salaries of $51,125 and magistrates who serve eight seven thousand four three hundred or more in population shall be paid annual salaries of $57,500.

    (c) For the purpose of determining the population served by each magistrate, the number of magistrates authorized for each county shall be divided into the population of each county. For the purpose of this article, the population of each county is the population as determined by the last preceding decennial census taken under the authority of the United States government.

    (d) Notwithstanding any provision of this code to the contrary, the amendments made to this section during the 2013 regular legislative session are effective upon date of passage and are retroactive to January 1, 2013.

.§50-1-8. Magistrate court clerks; salaries; duties; duties of circuit clerk.

    (a) In each county having three or more magistrates the judge of the circuit court or the chief judge of the circuit court, if there is more than one judge of the circuit court, shall appoint a magistrate court clerk. In all other counties the judge may appoint a magistrate court clerk or may by rule require the duties of the magistrate court clerk to be performed by the clerk of the circuit court, in which event the circuit court clerk is entitled to additional compensation in the amount of $2,500 per year. The magistrate court clerk serves at the will and pleasure of the circuit judge.

    (b) Magistrate court clerks shall be paid a monthly salary by the state. Magistrate court clerks serving magistrates who serve less than eight thousand four hundred in population shall be paid up to $26,436 per year and magistrate court clerks serving magistrates who serve eight thousand four hundred or more in population shall be paid up to $31,344 per year: Provided, That on and after July 1, 2006, magistrate court clerks serving magistrates who serve less than eight thousand four hundred in population shall be paid up to $31,436 per year and magistrate court clerks serving magistrates who serve eight thousand four hundred or more in population shall be paid up to $36,344 per year: Provided, however, That on and after July 1, 2007, Magistrate court clerks serving magistrates who serve less than eight seven thousand four three hundred in population shall be paid up to $36,436 $39,552 per year and magistrate court clerks serving magistrates who serve eight seven thousand four three hundred or more in population shall be paid up to $41,344 $44,712 per year: Provided, further, That after the effective date of this section, any general salary increase granted to all state employees, whose salaries are not set by statute, expressed as a percentage increase or an “across-the-board” increase, may also be granted to magistrate court clerks. For the purpose of determining the population served by each magistrate, the number of magistrates authorized for each county shall be divided into the population of each county. The salary of the magistrate court clerk shall be established by the judge of the circuit court, or the chief judge of the circuit court if there is more than one judge of the circuit court, within the limits set forth in this section.

    (c) In addition to other duties that may be imposed by the provisions of this chapter or by the rules of the Supreme Court of Appeals or the judge of the circuit court or the chief judge of the circuit court if there is more than one judge of the circuit court, it is the duty of the magistrate court clerk to establish and maintain appropriate dockets and records in a centralized system for the magistrate court, to assist in the preparation of the reports required of the court and to carry out on behalf of the magistrates or chief magistrate if a chief magistrate is appointed, the administrative duties of the court.

    (d) The magistrate court clerk, or if there is no magistrate court clerk in the county, the clerk of the circuit court, may issue all manner of civil process and require the enforcement of subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum in magistrate court.

    (e) Notwithstanding any provision of this code to the contrary, the amendments made to this section during the 2013 regular legislative session are effective upon date of passage and are retroactive to January 1, 2013.

§50-1-9. Magistrate assistants; salary; duties.

    (a) In each county there shall be one magistrate assistant for each magistrate. Each magistrate assistant shall be appointed by the magistrate under whose authority and supervision and at whose will and pleasure he or she shall serve. The assistant shall not be a member of the immediate family of any magistrate and shall not have been convicted of a felony or any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude and shall reside in the State of West Virginia. For the purpose of this section, “immediate family” means the relationships of mother, father, sister, brother, child or spouse.

    (b) A magistrate assistant shall have the duties, clerical or otherwise, assigned by the magistrate and prescribed by the rules of the Supreme Court of Appeals or the judge of the circuit court or the chief judge of the circuit court if there is more than one judge of the circuit court. In addition to these duties, magistrate assistants shall perform and are accountable to the magistrate court clerks with respect to the following duties:

    (1) The preparation of summons in civil actions;

    (2) The assignment of civil actions to the various magistrates;

    (3) The collection of all costs, fees, fines, forfeitures and penalties which are payable to the court;

    (4) The submission of moneys, along with an accounting of the moneys, to appropriate authorities as provided by law;

    (5) The daily disposition of closed files which are to be located in the magistrate clerk’s office;

    (6) All duties related to the gathering of information and documents necessary for the preparation of administrative reports and documents required by the rules of the Supreme Court of Appeals or the judge of the circuit court or the chief judge of the circuit court if there is more than one judge of the circuit court;

    (7) All duties relating to the notification, certification and payment of jurors serving pursuant to the terms of this chapter; and

    (8) All other duties or responsibilities whereby the magistrate assistant is accountable to the magistrate court clerk as determined by the magistrate.

    (c) Magistrate assistants shall be paid a monthly salary by the state. Magistrate assistants serving magistrates who serve less than eight thousand four hundred in population shall be paid up to $23,148 per year and magistrate assistants serving magistrates who serve eight thousand four hundred or more in population shall be paid up to $26,244 per year: Provided, That on and after July 1, 2006, magistrate assistants serving magistrates who serve less than eight thousand four hundred in population shall be paid up to $28,148 per year and magistrate assistants serving magistrates who serve eight thousand four hundred or more in population shall be paid up to $31,244 per year: Provided, however, That on and after July 1, 2007, Magistrate assistants serving magistrates who serve less than eight seven thousand four three hundred in population shall be paid up to $33,148 $36,048 per year and magistrate assistants serving magistrates who serve eight seven thousand four three hundred or more in population shall be paid up to $36,244 $39,348 per year: Provided, further, That after the effective date of this section, any general salary increase granted to all state employees, whose salaries are not set by statute, expressed as a percentage increase or an “across-the-board” increase, may also be granted to magistrate assistants. For the purpose of determining the population served by each magistrate, the number of magistrates authorized for each county shall be divided into the population of each county. The salary of the magistrate assistant shall be established by the magistrate within the limits set forth in this section.

    (d) Notwithstanding any provision of this code to the contrary, the amendments made to this section during the 2013 regular legislative session are effective upon date of passage and are retroactive to January 1, 2013.

§50-1-9a. Magistrate court deputy clerks; duties; salary.

    (a) Whenever required by workload and upon the recommendation of the judge of the circuit court, or the chief judge of the circuit court if there is more than one judge of the circuit court, the Supreme Court of Appeals may, by rule, provide for the appointment of magistrate court deputy clerks, not to exceed seventy-two in number. The magistrate court deputy clerks shall be appointed by the judge of the circuit court, or the chief judge if there is more than one judge of the circuit court, to serve at his or her will and pleasure under the immediate supervision of the magistrate court clerk.

    (b) Magistrate court deputy clerks shall have the duties, clerical or otherwise, as may be assigned by the magistrate court clerk and as may be prescribed by the rules of the Supreme Court of Appeals or the judge of the circuit court or the chief judge if there is more than one judge of the circuit court. Magistrate court deputy clerks may also exercise the power and perform the duties of the magistrate court clerk as may be delegated or assigned by the magistrate court clerk.

    (c) A magistrate court deputy clerk may not be an immediate family member of any magistrate, magistrate court clerk, magistrate assistant or judge of the circuit court within the same county, may not have been convicted of a felony or any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude and must reside in this state. For purposes of this subsection, “immediate family member” means a mother, father, sister, brother, child or spouse.

    (d) Magistrate court deputy clerks shall be paid an annual salary by the state on the same basis and in the same amounts established for magistrate assistants in each county, as provided in section nine of this article.

    (e) Notwithstanding any provision of this code to the contrary, the amendments made to section nine of this article during the 2013 regular legislative session, and the effects of those amendments on subsection (d) of this section, are effective upon date of passage and are retroactive to January 1, 2013.

    The bill (Eng. H. B. No. 2434), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Eng. House Bill No. 2469, Increasing the cap on earnings during temporary reemployment after retirement.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    The following amendment to the bill, from the Committee on Pensions, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    By striking out everything after the enacting section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

ARTICLE 10. WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ACT.

§5-10-48. Reemployment after retirement; options for holder of elected public office.

    (a) The Legislature finds that a compelling state interest exists in maintaining an actuarially sound retirement system and that this interest necessitates that certain limitations be placed upon an individual's ability to retire from the system and to then later return to state employment as an employee with a participating public employer while contemporaneously drawing an annuity from the system. The Legislature hereby further finds and declares that the interests of the public are served when persons having retired from public employment are permitted, within certain limitations, to render post-retirement employment in positions of public service, either in elected or appointed capacities. The Legislature further finds and declares that it has the need for qualified employees and that in many cases an employee of the Legislature will retire and be available to return to work for the Legislature as a per diem employee. The Legislature further finds and declares that in many instances these employees have particularly valuable expertise which the Legislature cannot find elsewhere. The Legislature further finds and declares that reemploying these persons on a limited per diem basis after they have retired is not only in the best interests of this state, but has no adverse effect whatsoever upon the actuarial soundness of this particular retirement system.

    (b) For the purposes of this section: (1) “Regularly employed on a full-time basis” means employment of an individual by a participating public employer, in a position other than as an elected or appointed public official, which normally requires twelve months per year service and at least one thousand forty hours of service per year in that position; (2) “temporary full-time employment or temporary part-time employment” means employment of an individual on a temporary or provisional basis by a participating public employer, other than as an elected or appointed public official, in a position which does not otherwise render the individual as regularly employed; (3) “former employee of the Legislature” means any person who has retired from employment with the Legislature and who has at least ten years' contributing service with the Legislature; and (4) “reemployed by the Legislature” means a former employee of the Legislature who has been reemployed on a per diem basis not to exceed one hundred seventy-five days per calendar year.

    (c) In the event a retirant becomes regularly employed on a full-time basis by a participating public employer, payment of his or her annuity shall be suspended during the period of his or her reemployment and he or she shall become a contributing member to the retirement system. If his or her reemployment is for a period of one year or longer, his or her annuity shall be recalculated and he or she shall be granted an increased annuity due to the additional employment, the annuity to be computed according to section twenty-two of this article. A retirant may accept legislative per diem, temporary full-time or temporary part-time employment from a participating employer without suspending his or her retirement annuity so long as he or she does not receive annual compensation in excess of $15,000: Provided, That a retirant may be employed by the Legislature on a per diem basis without suspension of the retirement annuity if the retirant's annual compensation from the Legislature does not exceed $20,000.

    (d) In the event a member retires and is then subsequently elected to a public office or is subsequently appointed to hold an elected public office, or is a former employee of the Legislature who has been reemployed by the Legislature, he or she has the option, notwithstanding subsection (c) of this section, to either:

    (1) Continue to receive payment of his or her annuity while holding public office or during any reemployment of a former employee of the Legislature on a per diem basis, in addition to the salary he or she may be entitled to as an office holder or as a per diem reemployed former employee of the Legislature; or

    (2) Suspend the payment of his or her annuity and become a contributing member of the retirement system as provided in subsection (c) of this section. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, a member who is participating in the system as an elected public official may not retire from his or her elected position and commence to receive an annuity from the system and then be elected or reappointed to the same position unless and until a continuous twelve-month period has passed since his or her retirement from the position: Provided, That a former employee of the Legislature may not be reemployed by the Legislature on a per diem basis until at least sixty days after the employee has retired: Provided, however, That the limitation on compensation provided by subsection (c) of this section does not apply to the reemployed former employee: Provided further, That in no event may reemployment by the Legislature of a per diem employee exceed one hundred seventy-five days per calendar year.

    (e) A member who is participating in the system simultaneously as both a regular, full-time employee of a participating public employer and as an elected or appointed member of the legislative body of the state or any political subdivision may, upon meeting the age and service requirements of this article, elect to retire from his or her regular full-time state employment and may commence to receive an annuity from the system without terminating his or her position as a member of the legislative body of the state or political subdivision: Provided, That the retired member shall not, during the term of his or her retirement and continued service as a member of the legislative body of a political subdivision, be eligible to continue his or her participation as a contributing member of the system and shall not continue to accrue any additional service credit or benefits in the system related to the continued service.

    (f) Notwithstanding the provisions of section twenty-seven-b of this article, any publicly elected member of the legislative body of any political subdivision or of the State Legislature, the Clerk of the House of Delegates and the Clerk of the Senate may elect to commence receiving in-service retirement distributions from this system upon attaining the age of seventy and one-half years: Provided, That the member is eligible to retire under the provisions of section twenty or twenty-one of this article: Provided, however, That the member elects to stop actively contributing to the system while receiving the in-service distributions.

    (g) The provisions of section twenty-two-h of this article are not applicable to the amendments made to this section during the 2006 Regular Session.

    The bill (Eng. H. B. No. 2469), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2470, Relating to sign support specialist or an educational sign language interpreter in the education of exceptional children.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time and ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2490, Providing for the appointment of veterans advocates at state institutions of higher education.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    The following amendment to the bill, from the Committee on Military, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    On page six, section nine, line ninety-four, by striking out the word “may” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “shall”.

    The bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2490), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2491, Establishing a uniform policy for students enrolled in institutions of higher education who are called up for duty in the military.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    The following amendment to the bill, from the Committee on Education, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    By striking out everything after the enacting section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

ARTICLE 4. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION.

18B-4-10. Course completion for students called to military duty; rule required.

    (a) As used in this section, “called to military duty” means called or ordered to state or federal active service, inactive-duty training or annual training in any active duty or reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States or of the National Guard of this state or any other state.

    (b) In accordance with the provisions of article three-a, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, the commission and council jointly shall propose and implement a rule providing for uniform course completion for students who are enrolled at the state institutions of higher education under their respective jurisdictions when those students are called to military duty.

    (1) The rule shall be as uniform among the institutions as is practicable and shall take into consideration the unique conditions or circumstances of each institution.

    (2) The intent of the rule is to ensure that enrolled students who are called to military duty are afforded a fair and efficient procedure of withdrawing from classes, completing course work or securing a leave of absence from course attendance, when feasible. The rule also shall provide for maintaining the academic integrity of the course work in a manner that is reasonably accommodating to the student under the circumstances.

    (3) The commission and council shall consider and include the following elements when developing the rule:

    (A) Discipline appropriate options which allow a student to withdraw from courses without penalty; earn credit for work completed in a course; receive an incomplete grade and make up the course work at a later time; or secure a leave of absence from course attendance;

    (B) For students who withdraw from classes during an academic term and who do not receive full credit for completing classes in which they are enrolled, provision for obtaining a full or partial refund of tuition, fees and room and board fees paid to the institution; and

    (C) Other measures as the commission and council consider necessary or effective to support, accommodate and encourage the students to continue and successfully complete their education programs.

    (c) The rule required by this section is superceded by and may not conflict in any way with the following provisions:

    (1) Educational leave of absence for active duty National Guard or other reserve components of the Armed Forces as set forth in Section one-a, article one-f, chapter fifteen of this code for students who are subject to these provisions; and

    (2) Applicable federal laws, rules or regulations.

    The bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2491), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2498, Making it a crime for a person sitting on a grand jury to disclose the identity of an individual who will be indicted.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    The following amendment to the bill, from the Committee on the Judiciary, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    By striking out everything after the enacting section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

ARTICLE 2. GRAND JURIES.

§52-2-15. Secrecy of grand jury proceedings.

    Any person who willfully violates the provisions of Rule 6 of the West Virginia Rules of Criminal Procedure relating to disclosure of matters occurring before a grand jury shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, be confined in a regional jail for not more than thirty days or fined not more than $1,000, or both.

    The bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2498), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2513, Improving enforcement of drugged driving offenses.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    The following amendment to the bill, from the Committee on the Judiciary, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    By striking out everything after the enacting section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

ARTICLE 1. WORDS AND PHRASES DEFINED.

§17C-1-67. Drug.

    “Drug” has the same meaning as set forth in section one hundred one, article one, chapter sixty-a of this code, the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, that when taken into the human body can impair the ability of a person to operate a vehicle safely and in compliance with traffic regulations and the laws of the road.

§17C-1-68. Controlled substance.

    “Controlled substance” means any substance classified under the provisions of chapter sixty-a of this code, the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, and includes all substances listed on Schedules I through V, inclusive, of article two of said chapter, as revised.

ARTICLE 5. SERIOUS TRAFFIC OFFENSES.

§17C-5-4. Implied consent to test; administration at direction of law-enforcement officer; designation of type of test; definition of law-enforcement officer.

    (a) Any person who drives a motor vehicle in this state is considered to have given his or her consent by the operation of the motor vehicle to a preliminary breath analysis and a secondary chemical test of either his or her blood or breath, or urine for the purposes of determining the alcoholic content of to determine the alcohol concentration in his or her blood, or the concentration in the person’s body of a controlled substance, drug, or any combination thereof.

    (b) A preliminary breath analysis may be administered in accordance with the provisions of section five of this article whenever a law-enforcement officer has reasonable cause to believe a person has committed an offense prohibited by section two of this article or by an ordinance of a municipality of this state which has the same elements as an offense described in section two of this article.

    (c) A secondary test of blood or breath, or urine is incidental to a lawful arrest and is to be administered at the direction of the arresting law-enforcement officer having reasonable grounds probable cause to believe the person has committed an offense prohibited by section two of this article or by an ordinance of a municipality of this state which has the same elements as an offense described in section two of this article.

    (d) The law-enforcement agency that employs the arresting law-enforcement officer shall designate which type of the secondary test is tests to be administered: Provided, That if the test designated is a blood test and the person arrested refuses to submit to the blood test, then the law-enforcement officer making the arrest shall designate either a breath or urine test to be administered. Notwithstanding the provisions of section seven of this article, the refusal to submit to a blood test only may not result in the revocation of the arrested person’s license to operate a motor vehicle in this state.

    (e) Any person to whom a preliminary breath test is administered who is then arrested shall be given a written statement advising him or her that his or her refusal to submit to the secondary chemical test pursuant to subsection (d) of this section, will result in the revocation of his or her license to operate a motor vehicle in this state for a period of at least one year forty-five days and up to life.

    (f) Any law-enforcement officer who has been properly trained in the administration of any secondary chemical test authorized by this article, including, but not limited to, certification by the Bureau for Public Health in the operation of any equipment required for the collection and analysis of a breath sample, may conduct the test at any location in the county wherein the arrest is made: Provided, That the law-enforcement officer may conduct the test at the nearest available properly functioning secondary chemical testing device located outside the county in which the arrest was made, if: (i) There is no properly functioning secondary chemical testing device located within the county the arrest was made; or (ii) there is no magistrate available within the county the arrest was made for the arraignment of the person arrested. A law-enforcement officer who is directing that a secondary chemical test be conducted has the authority to transport the person arrested to where the secondary chemical testing device is located.

    (g) If the arresting officer lacks proper training in the administration of a secondary chemical test, then any other law-enforcement officer who has received training in the administration of the secondary chemical test to be administered may, upon the request of the arresting law-enforcement officer and in his or her presence, conduct the secondary test. The results of a test conducted pursuant to this subsection may be used in evidence to the same extent and in the same manner as if the test had been conducted by the arresting law-enforcement officer.

    (h) Only the person actually administering or conducting a test conducted pursuant to this article is competent to testify as to the results and the veracity of the test.

    (i) (1) For the purpose of this article, the term “law-enforcement officer” or “police officer” means: (1) Any member of the West Virginia State Police; (2) any sheriff and any deputy sheriff of any county; (3) any member of a police department in any municipality as defined in section two, article one, chapter eight of this code; (4) any natural resources police officer of the Division of Natural Resources; and (5) any special police officer appointed by the Governor pursuant to the provisions of section forty-one, article three, chapter sixty-one of this code who has completed the course of instruction at a law-enforcement training academy as provided for under the provisions of section nine, article twenty-nine, chapter thirty of this code.

    (2) In addition to standards promulgated by the Governor’s Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction, pursuant to section three, article twenty-nine, chapter thirty of this code, governing the qualification of law-enforcement officers and the entry-level law-enforcement training curricula, the Governor’s Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction shall require the satisfactory completion of a minimum of not less than six hours of training in the recognition of impairment in drivers who are under the influence of controlled substances or drugs other than alcohol.

    (3) In addition to standards promulgated by the Governor’s Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction, pursuant to section three, article twenty-nine, chapter thirty of this code, establishing standards governing in-service law-enforcement officer training curricula and in-service supervisory level training curricula, the Governor’s Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction shall require the satisfactory completion of a minimum of not less than six hours of training in the recognition of impairment in drivers who are under the influence of controlled substances or drugs other than alcohol.

    (4) That after December 31, 2014, a law-enforcement officer who has not satisfactorily completed the minimum number of hours of training in the recognition of impairment in drivers who are under the influence of controlled substances or drugs other than alcohol, required by subdivisions (2) or (3), may no longer require any person to submit to secondary chemical test of his or her blood for the purposes of determining the concentration in the person’s body of a controlled substance, drug, or any combination thereof.

    (j) A law-enforcement officer who has reasonable cause to believe that person has committed an offense prohibited by section eighteen, article seven, chapter twenty of this code, relating to the operation of a motorboat, jet ski or other motorized vessel, shall follow the provisions of this section in administering, or causing to be administered, a preliminary breath analysis and the incidental to a lawful arrest, a secondary chemical test of the accused person’s blood or breath, or urine for the purposes of determining the alcoholic content of to determine the alcohol concentration in his or her blood, or the concentration in the person’s body of a controlled substance, drug, or any combination thereof.

§17C-5-6. How blood test administered; additional test at option of person tested; use of test results; certain immunity from liability incident to administering test.

    Only a doctor of medicine or osteopathy, or registered nurse, or trained medical technician at the place of his or her employment, acting at the request and direction of the law-enforcement officer, may withdraw blood for the purpose of determining the alcoholic content to determine the alcohol concentration in the blood, or the concentration in the blood of a controlled substance, drug, or any combination thereof. These limitations shall not apply to the taking of a breath test or a urine specimen. In withdrawing blood for the purpose of determining the alcoholic content to determine the alcohol concentration in the blood, or the presence in the blood of a controlled substance, drug, or any combination thereof, only a previously unused and sterile needle and sterile vessel may be utilized and the withdrawal shall otherwise be in strict accord with accepted medical practices. A nonalcoholic antiseptic shall be used for cleansing the skin prior to venapuncture. The person tested may, at his or her own expense, have a doctor of medicine or osteopathy, or registered nurse, or trained medical technician at the place of his or her employment, of his or her own choosing, administer a chemical test in addition to the test administered at the direction of the law-enforcement officer. Upon the request of the person who is tested, full information concerning the test taken at the direction of the law-enforcement officer shall be made available to him or her. No person who administers any such test upon the request of a law-enforcement officer as herein defined, no hospital in or with which such person is employed or is otherwise associated or in which such test is administered, and no other person, firm or corporation by whom or with which such person is employed or is in any way associated, shall be in anywise any way criminally liable for the administration of such test, or civilly liable in damages to the person tested unless for gross negligence or willful or wanton injury.

§17C-5-7. Refusal to submit to tests; revocation of license or privilege; consent not withdrawn if person arrested is incapable of refusal; hearing.

    (a) If any person under arrest as specified in section four of this article refuses to submit to any secondary chemical test, the tests shall not be given: Provided, That prior to the refusal, the person is given an oral warning and a written statement advising him or her that his or her refusal to submit to the secondary test finally designated will result in the revocation of his or her license to operate a motor vehicle in this state for a period of at least forty-five days and up to life; and that after fifteen minutes following the warnings the refusal is considered final. The arresting officer after that period of time expires has no further duty to provide the person with an opportunity to take the secondary test. The officer shall, within forty-eight hours of the refusal, sign and submit to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles a written statement of the officer that: (1) He or she had reasonable grounds probable cause to believe the person had been driving a motor vehicle in this state while under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs; (2) the person was lawfully placed under arrest for an offense relating to driving a motor vehicle in this state while under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs; (3) the person refused to submit to the secondary chemical test finally designated in the manner provided in section four of this article; and (4) the person was given a written statement advising him or her that his or her license to operate a motor vehicle in this state would be revoked for a period of at least forty-five days and up to life if he or she refused to submit to the secondary test finally designated in the manner provided in section four of this article. The signing of the statement required to be signed by this section constitutes an oath or affirmation by the person signing the statement that the statements contained in the statement are true and that any copy filed is a true copy. The statement shall contain upon its face a warning to the officer signing that to willfully sign a statement containing false information concerning any matter or thing, material or not material, is false swearing and is a misdemeanor. Upon receiving the statement the commissioner shall make and enter an order revoking the person’s license to operate a motor vehicle in this state for the period prescribed by this section.

    For the first refusal to submit to the designated secondary chemical test, the commissioner shall make and enter an order revoking the person’s license to operate a motor vehicle in this state for a period of one year or forty-five days, with an additional one year of participation in the Motor Vehicle Alcohol Test and Lock Program in accordance with the provisions of section three-a, article five-a of this chapter: Provided, That a person revoked for driving while under the influence of drugs is not eligible to participate in the Motor Vehicle Test and Lock Program. The application for participation in the Motor Vehicle Alcohol Test and Lock Program shall be considered to be a waiver of the hearing provided in section two of said article. If the person’s license has previously been revoked under the provisions of this section, the commissioner shall, for the refusal to submit to the designated secondary chemical test, make and enter an order revoking the person’s license to operate a motor vehicle in this state for a period of ten years: Provided, however, That the license may be reissued in five years in accordance with the provisions of section three, article five-a of this chapter. If the person’s license has previously been revoked more than once under the provisions of this section, the commissioner shall, for the refusal to submit to the designated secondary chemical test, make and enter an order revoking the person’s license to operate a motor vehicle in this state for a period of life. A copy of each order shall be forwarded to the person by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, and shall contain the reasons for the revocation and shall specify the revocation period imposed pursuant to this section. A revocation shall not become effective until ten days after receipt of the copy of the order. Any person who is unconscious or who is otherwise in a condition rendering him or her incapable of refusal shall be considered not to have withdrawn his or her consent for a test of his or her blood or breath or urine as provided in section four of this article and the test may be administered although the person is not informed that his or her failure to submit to the test will result in the revocation of his or her license to operate a motor vehicle in this state for the period provided for in this section. A revocation under this section shall run concurrently with the period of any suspension or revocation imposed in accordance with other provisions of this code and growing out of the same incident which gave rise to the arrest for driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs and the subsequent refusal to undergo the test finally designated in accordance with the provisions of section four of this article.

    (b) For the purposes of this section, where reference is made to previous suspensions or revocations under this section, the following types of suspensions or revocations shall also be regarded as suspensions or revocations under this section:

    (1) Any suspension or revocation on the basis of a conviction under a municipal ordinance of another state or a statute of the United States or of any other state of an offense which has the same elements as an offense described in section two of this article for conduct which occurred on or after June 10, 1983; and

    (2) Any revocation under the provisions of section one or two, article five-a of this chapter for conduct which occurred on or after June 10, 1983.

    (c) A person whose license to operate a motor vehicle in this state has been revoked shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard, in accordance with the provisions of section two, article five-a of this chapter.

    (d) The refusal to submit to a blood test may be admissible at the court’s discretion in a trial for the offense of driving a motor vehicle in this state while under the influence of alcohol a controlled substance or drug or the combination of alcohol and drugs.

§17C-5-8. Interpretation and use of chemical test.

    (a) Upon trial for the offense of driving a motor vehicle in this state while under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs, or upon the trial of any civil or criminal action arising out of acts alleged to have been committed by any person driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs, evidence of the amount of alcohol in the person’s blood at the time of the arrest or of the acts alleged, as shown by a chemical analysis of his or her blood or breath or urine, is admissible, if the sample or specimen was taken within two hours from and after the time of arrest or of the acts alleged the time period provided in subsection (g).

    (b) The evidence of the concentration of alcohol in the person’s blood at the time of the arrest or the acts alleged gives rise to the following presumptions or has the following effect:

    (1) Evidence that there was, at that time, five hundredths of one percent or less, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood, is prima facie evidence that the person was not under the influence of alcohol;

    (2) Evidence that there was, at that time, more than five hundredths of one percent and less than eight hundredths of one percent, by weight, of alcohol in the person’s blood is relevant evidence, but it is not to be given prima facie effect in indicating whether the person was under the influence of alcohol;

    (3) Evidence that there was, at that time, eight hundredths of one percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood, shall be admitted as prima facie evidence that the person was under the influence of alcohol.

    (b) (c) A determination of the percent, by weight, of alcohol in the blood shall be based upon a formula of:

    (1) The number of grams of alcohol per one hundred cubic centimeters of blood;

    (2) The number of grams of alcohol per two hundred ten liters of breath; or

    (3) The number of grams of alcohol per sixty-seven milliliters of urine; or

    (4) The number of grams of alcohol per eighty-six milliliters of serum.

    (d) A chemical analysis of blood for the purpose of determining the controlled substance or drug concentration of a person’s blood, must include, but is not limited to, the following drugs or classes of drugs:

    (1) Marijuana metabolites;

    (2) Cocaine metabolites;

    (3) Amphetamines;

    (4) Opiate metabolites;

    (5) Phencyclidine (PCP);

    (6) Benzodiazepines;

    (7) Propoxyphene;

    (8) Methadone;

    (9) Barbiturates; and

    (10) Synthetic narcotics.

    (c) (e) (1) A chemical analysis of a person’s blood or breath or urine, in order to give rise to the presumptions or to have the effect provided for in subsection (a) of this section, must be performed in accordance with methods and standards approved by the state division of Bureau for Public Health.

    (A) The Bureau for Public Health shall prescribe, by legislative rules promulgated pursuant to article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, methods and standards for the chemical analysis of a person’s blood or breath.

    (B) Legislative rules proposed by the Bureau for Public Health must specify the test or tests that are approved for reliability of result and ease of administration using scientific methods and instrumentation generally accepted in the forensic community, and must provide an approved method of administration which must be followed in all such tests given under this section.

    (C) The bureau shall review prescribed standards and methods at least every two years to ensure that the methods and standards are approved for reliability of result and ease of administration using scientific methods and instrumentation generally accepted in the forensic community.

    (2) A chemical analysis of blood or urine to determine the alcohol content or the controlled substance or drug content of blood shall be conducted by a qualified laboratory or by the State Police scientific laboratory of the criminal identification bureau of the West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory.

    (d) (f) The provisions of this article do not limit the introduction in any administrative or judicial proceeding of any other competent evidence bearing on the question of whether the person was under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs.

    (g) For the purposes of the admissibility of a chemical test under subsection (a):

    (1) A sample or specimen taken to determine the alcohol concentration of a person’s blood, must be taken within two hours from the time of the person’s arrest; or

    (2) For a sample or specimen to determine the controlled substance or drug content of a person’s blood, must be taken within four hours of the person’s arrest.

    (h) The results of any test administered pursuant to this section for the purpose of detecting the concentration of any controlled substance shall not be admissible as evidence in a criminal prosecution for the possession of a controlled substance.

§17C-5-9. Right to demand test.

    Any person lawfully arrested for driving a motor vehicle in this state while under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or drugs shall have the right to demand that a sample or specimen of his or her blood or breath or urine to determine the alcohol concentration of his or her blood be taken within two hours from and after the time of arrest and a sample or specimen of his or her blood or breath to determine the controlled substance or drug content of his or her blood, be taken within four hours from and after the time of arrest, and that a chemical test thereof be made. The analysis disclosed by such chemical test shall be made available to such arrested person forthwith upon demand.

§17C-5-12. Report to the Legislature.

    On or before December 31, 2013, the Bureau for Public Health shall submit to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance a report that includes the following:

    (1) Recommendations for the minimum levels of those drugs or controlled substances contained in subsection (d), section eight of this article, that must be present in a person’s blood in order for the test to be admitted as prima facie evidence that the person was under the influence of a controlled substance or drug in a prosecution for the offense of driving a motor vehicle in this state; and

    (2) Recommendations for the minimum levels of those drugs or controlled substances contained in subsection (d), section eight of this article, that laboratories approved to test blood for drug or controlled substance content can reliably identify and measure for the concentrations of drugs, controlled substances and their metabolites, in blood.

    The bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2513), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2531, Relating to the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    At the request of Senator Snyder, as chair of the Committee on Government Organization, and by unanimous consent, the unreported Government Organization committee amendment to the bill was withdrawn.

    The following amendment to the bill, from the Committee on the Judiciary, was reported by the Clerk:

    By striking out everything after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

    That §30-32-1, §30-32-2, §30-32-3, §30-32-4, §30-32-5, §30-32-6, §30-32-7, §30-32-8, §30-32-9, §30-32-10, §30-32-11, §30-32-12, §30-32-13, §30-32-14, §30-32-15, §30-32-16, §30-32-17, §30-32-18, §30-32-19, §30-32-20, and §30-32-21 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted; and that said code be further amended by adding thereto two new sections, designated §30-32-22 and §30-32-23, all to read as follows:

ARTICLE 32. SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AND AUDIOLOGISTS.

§30-32-1. Unlawful acts; criminal penalties.

    (a) It is unlawful for any person to practice or offer to practice speech-language pathology or audiology in this state, or advertise or use any title or description tending to convey the impression that the person is a speech-language pathologist or audiologist unless the person has been licensed under the provisions of this article, and the license has not expired, been suspended or revoked.

    (b) As of July 1, 2014, it is unlawful for any person to practice or represent that he or she is qualified to practice as a speech-language pathology assistant or an audiology assistant unless the person has registered with the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology under the provisions of this article, and the registration has not expired, been suspended or revoked.

    (c) It is unlawful for any business entity, except through a licensee, to render any service or engage in any activity which if rendered or engaged in by an individual, would constitute the practices licensed under the provisions of this article.

    (d) Any person violating any provision of subsections (a), (b) or (c) of this article is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $5,000 nor more than $1,000 or confined in jail not more than six months, or both.

§30-32-2. Exemptions.

    Nothing in this article prevents or restricts:

    (1) Any person licensed or registered under any other law of this state from practicing the profession and performing services for which he or she is licensed or registered;

    (2) A licensed physician or surgeon while engaging in the profession for which he or she is licensed;

    (3) A trained individual providing hearing testing or balance system assessment under the direct supervision of a licensed physician or surgeon;

    (4) A person credentialed by this state as a teacher of the deaf;

    (5) The activities and services of persons pursuing a course of study leading to a degree in speech-language pathology or audiology at a college or university, if:

    (A) These activities and services constitute a part of a planned course of study at that institution;

    (B) They are designated by a title such as intern, trainee, student or other title clearly indicating the status appropriate to their level of education; and

    (C) They work under the supervision of a person licensed by this state to practice speech-language pathology or audiology;

    (6) The activities of persons who are nonresidents of this state from engaging in the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology if the activities of the persons do not exceed five days in any calendar year and they:

    (A) Meet the qualifications of this article;

    (B) Register with the board in accordance with procedures specified by the board; and

    (C) Abide by the standards of professional conduct;

    (7) The practice of a licensed hearing aid dealer engaged solely in the practice of dealing in or fitting of hearing aids; or

    (8) The activity of an occupational hearing conservationist engaged in hearing testing as part of a hearing conservation program in compliance with regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

§30-32-3. General provisions.

    The practices licensed under the provisions of this article and the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology are subject to the provisions of article one of this chapter, the provisions of this article and any rules promulgated hereunder.

§30-32-4. Definitions.

    The following terms have the following meanings:

    (1) “Applicant” means a person applying for a license required by this article.

    (2) “Assistant” means a registered speech-language pathology assistant or a registered audiology assistant.

    (3) “Audiologist” means a person who engages in the practice of audiology and is licensed pursuant to the provisions of this article.

    (4) “Audiology” means the application of principles, methods, and procedures related to hearing and the disorders of hearing and to related language and speech disorders.

    (5) “Audiology assistant” means a person registered with the board who practices under the supervision of an licensed audiologist.

    (6) “Audiology disorders” means any and all conditions, whether of organic or nonorganic origin, peripheral or central, that impede the normal process of human communication including, but not limited to, disorders of auditory sensitivity, acuity, function or processing.

    (7) “Board” means the West Virginia Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

    (8) “Business entity” means any firm, partnership, association, company, corporation, limited partnership, limited liability company or other entity.

    (9) “Direct supervision” means the actual physical presence of a supervising licensed speech-language pathologist or supervising licensed audiologist in the room where treatment is provided by an assistant.

    (10) “General supervision” means initial direction and periodic inspection of the activities of an assistant by the supervising licensed speech-language pathologist or supervising licensed audiologist, who is physically present in the building where treatment is provided and is quickly and easily available.

    (11) “Initial supervision training” means training required of supervising licensed speech-language pathologists and supervising licensed audiologists before providing supervision of assistants.

    (12) “Instruction” means:

    (A) Providing speech-language pathology or audiology services in infant/toddler, preschool, elementary or secondary school programs; or

    (B) Teaching students in institutions of higher education.

    (13) “License” means a license issued pursuant to the provisions of this article.

    (14) “Licensee” means a person who is licensed pursuant to the provisions of this article.

    (15) “Provisional license” means a license issued pursuant to the provisions of this article.

    (16) “Registrant” means an assistant who is registered pursuant to the provisions of this article.

    (17) “Registration” means a registration issued pursuant to the provisions of this article.

    (18) “Speech-language pathologist” means any person who engages in the practice of speech-language pathology and who is licensed pursuant to the provisions of this article.

    (19) “Speech-language pathology” means the application of principles, methods and procedures related to the development, disorders and effectiveness of human communication and related functions.

    (20) “Speech-language pathology assistant” means a person registered with the board who practices under the supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist.

    (21) “Speech-language pathology disorders” means conditions, whether of organic or nonorganic origin, that impede the normal process of human communication including, but not limited to, disorders and related disorders of speech, articulation, fluency, voice, verbal and written language, Auditory comprehension, cognition/communication, and oral, pharyngeal and/or laryngeal sensorimotor competencies.

    (22) “Telepractice” means the application of telecommunication technology to deliver speech-language pathology or audiology services through real time interaction from one site to another for assessment, intervention or consultation in a manner sufficient to ensure patient confidentiality.

§30-32-5. Board of Examiners for Speech-language Pathology and Audiology.

    (a) The West Virginia Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is continued. The members of the board in office on July 1, 2013, may, unless sooner removed, continue to serve until their respective terms expire or until their successors have been appointed and qualified.

    (b) The board consists of the following members appointed by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate:

    (1) Two persons who are licensed speech-language pathologists;

    (2) Two persons who are licensed audiologists; and

    (3) One citizen member who is not licensed or registered under this article.

    (c) The terms are for three years. No member may serve for more than two consecutive terms.

    (d) Each licensed member of the board, at the time of his or her appointment, must have held a license in this state for at least three years.

    (e) Each member of the board must be a resident of this state during the appointment term.

    (f) No board member may serve as an officer of the West Virginia Speech Language and Hearing Association concurrently with his or her service on the board.

    (g) A vacancy on the board shall be filled by appointment by the Governor for the unexpired term of the member whose office is vacant.

    (h) The Governor may remove any member from the board for neglect of duty, incompetency or official misconduct.

    (i) A licensed member of the board immediately and automatically forfeits membership to the board if his or her license or registration to practice is suspended or revoked.

    (j) A member of the board immediately and automatically forfeits membership to the board if he or she is convicted of a felony under the laws of any jurisdiction or becomes a nonresident of this state.

    (k) The board shall elect annually one of its members as chairperson and one of its members as secretary-treasurer who shall serve at the will and pleasure of the board.

    (l) Each member of the board is entitled to receive compensation and expense reimbursement in accordance with article one of this chapter.

    (m) A majority of the members of the board constitutes a quorum.

    (n) The board shall hold at least one annual meeting. Other meetings shall be held at the call of the chairperson or upon the written request of four members, at the time and place as designated in the call or request.

    (o) Prior to commencing his or her duties as a member of the board, each member shall take and subscribe to the oath required by section five, article four of the Constitution of this state.

    (p) Board members are immune from civil liability for the performance of their official duties so long as they act in good faith.

§30-32-6. Powers and duties of the board.

    (a) The board has all the powers and duties set forth in this article, by legislative rule, in article one of this chapter and elsewhere in law.

    (b) The board shall:

    (1) Hold meetings and conduct hearings;

    (2) Establish requirements for licenses and registrations;

    (3) Establish procedures for submitting, approving and rejecting applications for licenses and registrations;

    (4) Determine the qualifications of any applicant for a license or registration;

    (5) Communicate disciplinary actions to relevant state and federal authorities, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the West Virginia Speech-Language and Hearing Association and other applicable authorities when public safety is at risk;

    (6) Maintain an office and hire, discharge, establish the job requirements and fix the compensation of employees and contracted employees necessary to enforce the provisions of this article;

    (7) Investigate alleged violations of the provisions of this article, legislative rules, orders and final decisions of the board;

    (8) Conduct disciplinary hearings of persons regulated by the board;

    (9) Determine disciplinary action and issue orders;

    (10) Institute appropriate legal action for the enforcement of the provisions of this article;

    (11) Maintain an accurate registry of names and addresses of all persons regulated by the board;

    (12) Keep accurate and complete records of its proceedings, and certify the same as may be necessary and appropriate;

    (13) Issue, renew, combine, deny, suspend, revoke or reinstate licenses and registrations pursuant to the provisions of this article;

    (14) Establish a fee schedule;

    (15) Take all actions necessary and proper to effectuate the purposes of this article; and

    (16) Propose rules in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to implement the provisions of this article.

    (c) The board may:

    (1) Approve and contract with third parties to administer the examinations required under the provisions of this article;

    (2) Sue and be sued in its official name as an agency of this state;

    (3) Confer with the Attorney General or his or her assistants in connection with legal matters and questions; and

    (4) Perform random audits of continuing education, supervision records and documentation of licensure and registration requirements to determine compliance with this article.

§30-32-7. Rulemaking.

    (a) The board shall propose rules for legislative approval, in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, to implement the provisions of this article, including:

    (1) Standards and requirements for licenses and registrations;

    (2) Requirements, qualifications and designation of third parties to establish educational requirements and to prepare and/or administer examinations and reexaminations;

    (3) Procedures for the issuance and renewal of a license, registration and provisional license;

    (4) A fee schedule;

    (5) Continuing education and competency requirements for licensees and registrants;

    (6) Establishment of competency standards;

    (7) The procedures for denying, suspending, revoking, reinstating or limiting the practice of a licensee or registrant;

    (8) Requirements for reinstatement of revoked licenses and registrations;

    (9) Guidelines for telepractice;

    (10) Rules to define the role of the speech-language pathology assistant or audiology assistant, including, but not limited to:

    (A) The supervision requirements of licensees;

    (B) The ratio of assistants to licensees;

    (C) The scope of duties and restrictions of responsibilities of assistants;

    (D) The frequency, duration and documentation of supervision required under the provisions of this article; and

    (E) The quantity and content of pre-service and in-service instruction.

    (11) Professional conduct and ethical standards of practice; and

    (12) Any other rules necessary to effectuate the provisions of this article.

    (b) The board may promulgate emergency rules in accordance with section fifteen, article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to establish requirements and procedures for telepractice in accordance with the provisions of this article, including the scope of duties and restrictions of assistants in telepractice.

    (c) All rules in effect on January 1, 2013, shall remain in effect until they are amended or repealed, and references to provisions of former enactments of this article are interpreted to mean provisions of this article.

§30-32-8. Funds.

    (a) All fees and other moneys, except administrative fines, received by the board shall be deposited in a separate special revenue fund in the State Treasury designated the "Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Fund", which is continued. The fund is used by the board for the administration of this article. Except as may be provided in article one of this chapter, the board retains the amount in the special revenue account from year to year. No compensation or expense incurred under this article is a charge against the General Revenue Fund.

    (b) Any amount received as fines, imposed pursuant to this article, shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund of the State Treasury.

§30-32-9. Qualifications for licensure as a speech-language pathologist.

    (a) To be eligible for licensure by the board as a speech-language pathologist, the applicant shall:

    (1) Make application to the board, upon a form prescribed by the board;

    (2) Pay to the board an application fee as established by the board;

    (3) Possess at least a master's degree or equivalent in speech-language pathology from an educational institution approved by the board which consists of coursework approved by the board and delineated in legislative rule;

    (4) Complete supervised clinical practicum experiences from an educational institution or its cooperating programs, the content of which shall be approved by the board and delineated in the rules;

    (5) Complete a postgraduate professional experience as approved by the board and described in legislative rule;

    (6) Pass the national examination in speech-language pathology; and

    (7) Pass a jurisprudence examination developed by the board.

    (b) Subject to the renewal requirements set forth in section seventeen of this article, a license issued by the board under prior enactments of this article shall for all purposes be considered a license issued under this article.

§30-32-10. Qualifications for licensure as an audiologist.

    (a) To be eligible for licensure by the board as an audiologist, the applicant shall:

    (1) Make application to the board, upon a form prescribed by the board;

    (2) Pay to the board an application fee as established by the board;

    (3) Possess at least a master’s degree or equivalent in audiology from an educational institution approved by the board which consists of coursework approved by the board and delineated in legislative rule;

    (4) Complete supervised clinical practicum experiences from an educational institution or its cooperating programs, the content of which shall be approved by the board and delineated in the rules;

    (5) Complete a postgraduate professional experience as approved by the board and described in legislative rule;

    (6) Pass the national examination in audiology; and

    (7) Pass a jurisprudence examination developed by the board.

    (b) Subject to the renewal requirements set forth in section seventeen of this article, a license issued by the board under prior enactments of this article shall for all purposes be considered a license issued under this article.

§30-32-11. Provisional licenses.

    (a) The board may issue a provisional license to an applicant who is in the process of obtaining postgraduate professional experience and who:

    (1) Meets the academic, practicum, and examination requirements of this article;

    (2) Submits an application to the board, upon a form prescribed by the board, including a plan for the content of the postgraduate professional experience; and

    (3) Pays the fee.

    (b) A provisional licensee may practice speech-language pathology or audiology under the general supervision of a licensed speech pathologist or audiologist only in the professional field for which the provisional license was issued.

    (c) The provisional license shall be valid for a term of one year and may be renewed.

§30-32-12. Waiver of requirements; practice pending disposition of application.

    (a) The board shall waive the national examination requirements in speech-language pathology and/or audiology for an applicant who either:

    (1) Presents proof of current licensure in a state that has standards that are substantially equivalent to those of this state; or

    (2) Holds a certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology or audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in the professional field for which they seek licensure.

    (b) An applicant who holds current licensure from another state with substantially equivalent standards or who holds the certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association may practice speech-language pathology or audiology in this state, pending the board’s disposition of the application, if the applicant:

    (1) Is practicing in the professional field in which the licensure or certificate of clinical competence was granted; and

    (2) Has filed an application with the board and paid the appropriate application fee.

§30-32-13. Scope of practice for speech-language pathology.

    The scope of practice for speech-language pathology includes:

    (1) Prevention, screening, consultation, assessment and diagnosis, treatment, intervention, management, counseling and follow-up services for disorders of speech (i.e., articulation, fluency, resonance and voice), language (i.e., phonology, morphology, syntax, preliteracy and language-based skills), swallowing or other upper aerodigestive functions;

    (2) Cognitive aspects of communication (i.e., attention, memory, problem solving);

    (3) Establishing augmentative and alternative communication techniques and strategies, including developing, selecting and prescribing of systems and devices (e.g., speech generating devices) and providing training in their use;

    (4) Providing services to individuals with hearing loss and their families (e.g., Auditory training, speech reading, speech and language intervention secondary to hearing loss;

    (5) Screening hearing of individuals who can participate in conventional puretone air conduction methods and screening middle ear pathology through screening tympanometry for the purpose of referral for further evaluation: Provided, That judgments and descriptive statements about the results of the screenings are limited to pass/fail determinations;

    (6) Using instrumentation (e.g., videofluroscopy) to observe, collect data and measure parameters of communication and swallowing as directed by a licensed physician; and

    (7) Selecting, fitting and establishing effective use of prosthetic/adaptive devices for communication, swallowing or other upper aerodigestive functions.

§30-32-14. Scope of practice for audiology.

    (a) The scope of practice for audiology includes:

    (1) Facilitating the conservation of Auditory system function, developing and implementing environmental and occupational hearing conservation programs;

    (2) Screening, identifying, assessing and interpreting, preventing and rehabilitating peripheral and central Auditory system disorders;

    (3) Providing and interpreting behavioral and electro- physiological measurements of Auditory and vestibular functions;

    (4) Selecting, fitting, programming and dispensing of amplification, assistive listening and alerting devices and programming and other systems (e.g., implantative devices) and providing training in their use;

    (5) Providing audiologic and aural rehabilitation and related counseling services to individuals with hearing impairments and their families;

    (6) Providing vestibular rehabilitation;

    (7) Cerumen removal; and

    (8) Screening of speech-language and other factors affecting communication disorders: Provided, That judgments and descriptive statements about the results of the screenings are limited to pass/fail determinations.

    (b) A person licensed under this article as an audiologist is not required to obtain a license under the provisions of article twenty-six of this chapter.

§30-32-15. Speech-language pathology and audiology assistants; supervision requirements.

    (a) Commencing July 1, 2014, speech-language pathology assistants and audiology assistants shall register with the board and shall:

    (1) Possess a minimum of an associate’s degree from an institution or technical training program with a program of study designed to prepare the student to be a speech language pathology or audiology assistant;

    (2) Work only under the supervision of a licensee licensed in the professional field in which the assistant is working; and

    (3) Meet all requirements set by the board.

    (b) Licensees who supervise assistants shall:

    (1) Report to the board the name and field of practice of each assistant working under the licensee’s supervision;

    (2) Complete initial supervision training prior to accepting an assistant for supervision and upgrade supervision training as required by the board;

    (3) Document preservice training and credentials of the assistant;

    (4) Provide direct supervision of the first three hours of treatment by the assistant for each patient or client, followed by a minimum of one direct observation for each subsequent two week period and document the direct observation;

    (5) Provide general supervision and be responsible for the extent, kind and quality of service provided by the assistant and for all services provided by the assistant;

    (6) Ensure that persons receiving services from an assistant receive prior written notification that services are to be provided, in whole or in part, by an assistant; and

    (7) Meet all other requirements set by the board.

§30-32-16. Telepractice services.

    (a) Licensed speech-language pathologists and audiologists may provide services in this state by telepractice.

    (b) Speech-language pathologists and audiologists providing services by telepractice shall deliver services consistent with the quality of services delivered in person, and shall:

    (1) Acquire written informed consent from the student, patient or client before the services are provided;

    (2) Maintain the confidentiality of the student, patient or client as required by law;

    (3) Provide documentation of the delivery of services;

    (4) Train assistants before allowing them to assist in the delivery of service by telepractice, and document the training and delivery of service by the assistants; and

    (5) Meet any other requirements set by the board.

§30-32-17. Renewal of license or registration; renewal of lapsed license or registration; suspension, revocation and refusal to renew; reinstatement of revoked license or registration.

    (a) Licenses, except provisional licenses, and registrations may be renewed biennially, upon documentation of required continuing education and payment of a renewal fee.

    (b) A license or registration which has lapsed may be renewed within one year of its expiration date in the manner set by the board.

    (c) A license or registration which has lapsed for more than one year but fewer than five years may be reinstated, upon documentation of continuing education credits earned during the lapsed period equal to the credits required for renewal and payment of a reinstatement fee.

    (d) A license or registration which has lapsed for more than five years may not be reinstated. A new license or registration may be issued to an applicant who complies with the requirements relating to the issuance of an original license or registration in effect at the time of the application.

    (e) The board may suspend, revoke or refuse to renew a license or registration for any reason which would justify the denial of an original application for licensure or registration.

    (f) The board may consider the reinstatement of a license or registration which has been revoked upon a showing that the applicant can resume practicing with reasonable skill and safety.

§30-32-18. Actions to enjoin violations.

    (a) If the board obtains information that any person has engaged in, is engaging in or is about to engage in any act which constitutes or will constitute a violation of the provisions of this article, the rules promulgated pursuant to this article, or a final order or decision of the board, it may issue a notice to the person to cease and desist in engaging in the act and/or apply to the circuit court in the county of the alleged violation for an order enjoining the act.

    (b) The circuit courts of this state may issue a temporary injunction pending a decision on the merits, and may issue a permanent injunction based upon its findings in the case.

    (c) The judgment of the circuit court on an application permitted by the provisions of this section is final unless reversed, vacated or modified on appeal to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

§30-32-19. Complaints; investigations; due process procedure; grounds for disciplinary action.

    (a) The board may upon its own motion based upon credible information, and shall, upon the written complaint of any person, cause an investigation to be made to determine whether grounds exist for disciplinary action under this article or the legislative rules of the board.

    (b) Upon initiation or receipt of the complaint, the board shall provide a copy of the complaint to the licensee or registrant.

    (c) After reviewing any information obtained through an investigation, the board shall determine if probable cause exists that the licensee or registrant has violated any provision of this article.

    (d) Upon a finding that probable cause exists that the licensee or registrant has violated any provision of this article or rules promulgated pursuant to this article, the board may enter into a consent decree or hold a hearing for the suspension or revocation of the license or registration or the imposition of sanctions against the licensee or registrant.

    (e) Any member of the board may issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum to obtain testimony and documents to aid in the investigation of allegations against any person regulated by the article.

    (f) Any member of the board may sign a consent decree or other legal document on behalf of the board.

    (g) The board may, after notice and opportunity for hearing, deny or refuse to renew, suspend or revoke the license or registration of, impose probationary conditions upon or take disciplinary action against, any licensee or registrant for any of the following reasons once a violation has been proven by a preponderance of the evidence:

    (1) Obtaining a license or registration by fraud, misrepresentation or concealment of material facts;

    (2) Being convicted of a felony or misdemeanor crime of moral turpitude;

    (3) Being guilty of unprofessional conduct as defined by legislative rule of the board;

    (4) Violating provisions of this article, rule or a lawful order of the board;

    (5) Providing substandard care due to a deliberate or negligent act or failure to act regardless of whether actual injury to a patient or client is established;

    (6) As an assistant, exceeding the authority to perform components of service selected and delegated by the supervising speech-language pathologist or audiologist regardless of whether actual injury to a patient is established;

    (7) Knowingly delegating responsibilities to an individual who does not have the knowledge, skills or abilities to perform those responsibilities;

    (8) As a licensee, failing to provide appropriate supervision to a speech-language pathology assistant or audiology assistant in accordance with this article and legislative rules of the board;

    (9) Practicing when competent services to recipients may not be provided due to physical or mental impairment;

    (10) Having had a speech-language pathologist or audiologist license or assistant registration revoked or suspended, other disciplinary action taken, or an application for licensure or registration refused, revoked or suspended by the proper authorities of another jurisdiction;

    (11) Engaging in sexual misconduct which includes:

    (A) Initiating or soliciting sexual relationships, whether consensual or nonconsensual, while a professional relationship exists between the licensee or registrant and a patient or client; or

    (B) Making sexual advances, requesting sexual favors or engaging in physical contact of a sexual nature with a patient or client;

    (12) Aiding or abetting a person who is not licensed or registered in this state and who directly or indirectly performs activities requiring a license or registration;

    (13) Abandoning or neglecting a patient or client in need of immediate professional care without making reasonable arrangements for the continuation of care; or

    (14) Engaging in any act which has endangered or is likely to endanger the health, welfare or safety of the public.

    (h) Disciplinary action may include:

    (1) Reprimand;

    (2) Probation;

    (3) Administrative fine, not to exceed $1,000 per day per violation;

    (4) Mandatory attendance at continuing education seminars or other training;

    (5) Practicing under supervision or other restriction;

    (6) Requiring the licensee or registrant to report to the board for periodic interviews for a specified period of time;

    (7) Denial, suspension, revocation or nonrenewal of license or registration; or

    (8) Other disciplinary action considered by the board to be necessary to protect the public, including advising other parties whose legitimate interests may be at risk.

§30-32-20. Procedures for hearing; right of appeal.

    (a) Notice and hearing requirements are governed by the provisions of article one of this chapter.

    (b) The board may conduct the hearing or elect to have an administrative law judge conduct the hearing.

    (c) If the hearing is conducted by an administrative law judge, the administrative law judge shall prepare a proposed written order at the conclusion of a hearing containing findings of fact and conclusions of law. The proposed order may contain proposed disciplinary actions if the board so directs. The board may accept, reject or modify the decision of the administrative law judge.

    (d) Any member of the board has the authority to administer oaths, examine any person under oath and issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum.

    (e) If, after a hearing, the board determines the licensee or registrant has violated any provision of this article or the board’s rules, a formal written decision shall be prepared which contains findings of fact, conclusions of law and a specific description of the disciplinary actions imposed.

§30-32-21. Judicial review.

    Any licensee or registrant adversely affected by a decision of the board entered after a hearing may obtain judicial review of the decision in accordance with section four, article five, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, and may appeal any ruling resulting from judicial review in accordance with article six, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code.

§30-32-22. Single act evidence of practice.

    In any action brought or in any proceeding initiated under this article, evidence of the commission of a single act prohibited by this article is sufficient to justify a penalty, injunction, restraining order or conviction without evidence of a general course of conduct.

§30-32-23. Required update of review of Legislative Auditor.

    On or before December 1, 2014, the Legislative Auditor shall update the Sunrise Report of January 2013 on the requirements for speech-language pathologists, audiologists and assistants to practice in public schools, and present the report to the Joint Standing Committee on Government Organization, with recommendations.

    On motion of Senator Palumbo, the following amendment to the Judiciary committee amendment to the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2531) was next reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    On page two, section one, subsection (d), by striking out “$5,000” and inserting in lieu thereof “$500”.

    The question now being on the adoption of the Judiciary committee amendment to the bill, as amended, the same was put and prevailed.

    The bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2531), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2534, Relating to the regulation of pawn brokers.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    At the request of Senator Snyder, as chair of the Committee on Government Organization, and by unanimous consent, the unreported Government Organization committee amendment to the bill was withdrawn.

    The following amendment to the bill, from the Committee on the Judiciary, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    By striking out everything after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

    That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new article, designated §47-26-1, §47-26-2, §47-26-3 and §47-26-4, all to read as follows:

ARTICLE 26. PAWNBROKERS.

§47-26-1. Definitions.

    (a) "Pawnbroker" means any person, partnership, association or corporation or employee thereof advancing money in a pawn transaction in exchange for collateral in the property of the pledgor. Pawnbroker does not mean any bank which is regulated by the West Virginia Division of Financial Institutions; the Comptroller of the Currency of the United States; the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or any other federal or state authority; and all affiliates thereof and any bank or savings and loan association whose deposits or accounts are eligible for insurance by the Bank Insurance Fund or the Savings Association Insurance Fund or other fund administered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation all affiliates thereof, any state or federally chartered credit union, and any finance company subject to licensing and regulation by the West Virginia Division of Financial Institutions.

    (b) "Pawn transaction" means a transaction between a pawnbroker and a pledgor where the pledgor’s property is placed in the possession of the pawnbroker as security for money or other valuable consideration provided to the pledgor on the condition that the pledgor may pay a pawn charge and redeem his or her property within a predetermined time frame. Pawn transactions do not include those transactions where securities, titles or printed evidence of indebtedness are used as security for the transaction.

    (c) "Pledgor" means a person who delivers the pledge into the possession of a pawnbroker.

    (d) “purchase” or “purchase transaction” means the transfer and delivering of goods by a person to a pawnbroker by acquisition for value, consignment or trade for other goods. This definition does not include purchases by pawnbrokers of items not used or intended for resale, consignment or trade of the item to another.

§47-26-2. Purchase and Pawn Transaction Records.

    (a) All pawnbrokers shall make and maintain a transaction report on all purchase or pawn transactions, except for refinance pawn transactions or merchandise bought from a manufacturer or wholesaler with an established place of business. The required transaction report shall include the following:

    (1) The date of the transaction;

    (2) The name of the seller;

    (3) The name of the clerk who handled the transaction;

    (4) The corresponding pawn ticket number;

    (5) The terms of the loan or purchase;

    (6) A copy of the seller’s or pledger’s government photo identification and type; Provided, That if the seller or pledger does not have a government issued photo identification, the pawnbroker shall have a photograph of the seller or pledger; and

    (8) A detailed description of the property.

    (b) For purposes of meeting the requirements of subsection (a) of this section, a detailed description of the property shall include the following:

    (1) In the case of firearms, the description shall include the brand, model, caliber, type, and serial number;

    (2) In the case of jewelry, the type of jewelry presented, the karat weight, whether it is made of white gold, yellow gold or other precious metals, and other description of the stones, shape, cut, and oddities, etc. which are sufficient to describe the article of jewelry;

    (3) In the case of other types of articles and property, the description shall include the type of article, brand, model and serial number on the article, or any other such identifying information or description to which is sufficient to specifically describe the item or property.

    (c) The seller or pledger shall be required to sign the pawn transaction statement or purchase transaction statement; and a signed statement from the seller or pledger affirming ownership shall appear on the bill of sale or pawn ticket that is completed by the seller or pledger at the time of the transaction.

    (d) The pawnbroker shall maintain the original of all purchase or pawn transaction statements for three years, and shall make the original copies of the purchase or pawn transaction statements available for inspection by law enforcement officers and law enforcement agencies upon request during the posted hours of operation of the business.

    (e) The information required to be collected pursuant to this section is confidential, is not public record, and should only be disclosed as provided in this section or otherwise provided by law: Provided, That the confidential nature of this information in no way impedes the pawnbroker’s duty to accurately collect and timely provide the information to law enforcement.

§47-26-3. Penalties; pawnbroker.

    A pawnbroker who violates the provisions of this article is guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be fined not less than $100 and not more than $200 for each offense.

§47-26-4. County and municipal regulation of pawnbrokers.

    This article may not be construed to prohibit or otherwise limit any county or municipality of this state from adopting an ordinance, to the extent that the ordinance does not conflict or create lesser requirements than this article or any other provision of this code, establishing additional requirements of pawnbrokers within its jurisdiction. Pawnbrokers located in a county or municipality in which an ordinance establishes reporting requirements to local law-enforcement officials are not required to provide duplicate information to other law-enforcement officials pursuant to section three of this article.

    The bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2534), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2538, Expiring, supplementing, amending, increasing, and adding items of appropriation in various accounts.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    The following amendment to the bill, from the Committee on Finance, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    By striking out everything after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

    That the balance of the funds available for expenditure in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, in the Governor’s Office, Civil Contingent Fund, fund 0105, fiscal year 2009, organization 0100, activity 236, be decreased by expiring the amount of $5,500,000, and in the State Election Commission, Supreme Court Public Campaign Financing Fund, fund 1690, fiscal year 2013, organization 1601, be decreased by expiring the amount of $1,500,000, and in the Department of Administration, Office of the Secretary, State Employee Sick Leave Fund, fund 2045, fiscal year 2013, organization 0201, be decreased by expiring the amount of 2,500,000, and in the Department of Administration, Division of General Services, Education, Arts, Sciences and Tourism Debt Service Fund, fund 2252, fiscal year 2013, organization 0211, be decreased by expiring the amount of $18,317,356.29, and in the Department of Administration, Division of General Services, 2004 Capitol Complex Parking Garage Fund, fund 2461, fiscal year 2013, organization 0211, be decreased by expiring the amount of $3,800,000, and in the Department of Administration, Board of Risk and Insurance Management, Premium Tax Savings Fund, fund 2367, fiscal year 2013, organization 0218, be decreased by expiring the amount of $8,000,000, and in the West Virginia Health Care Authority, Health Care Cost Review Authority Fund, fund 5375, fiscal year 2013, organization 0507, be decreased by expiring the amount of $5,000,000, and in the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Human Services, Low Income Energy Assistance Program Fund, fund 5081, fiscal year 2013, organization 0511, be decreased by expiring the amount of $2,000,000, and in the Department of Revenue, State Budget Office, Public Employees Insurance Reserve Fund, fund 7400, fiscal year 2013, organization 0703, be decreased by expiring the amount of $4,600,000, and in the Department of Revenue, Insurance Commissioner, Insurance Commission Fund, fund 7152, fiscal year 2013, organization 0704, be decreased by expiring the amount of $24,500,000, and in the Department of Revenue, Lottery Commission, Revenue Center Construction Fund, fund 7209, fiscal year 2013, organization 0705, be decreased by expiring the amount of $14,736,022, and in the Public Service Commission, fund 8623, fiscal year 2013, organization 0926, be decreased by expiring the amount of $3,000,000 all to the unappropriated surplus balance of the State Fund, General Revenue, to be available for appropriation during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.

    And, That the total appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, to fund 0105, fiscal year 2013, organization 0100, be supplemented and amended by adding a new item of appropriation as follows:

TITLE II - APPROPRIATIONS.

Section 1. Appropriations from General Revenue.

EXECUTIVE

7–Governor’s Office -

Civil Contingent Fund

(WV Code Chapter 5)

Fund 0105 FY 2013 Org 0100

                                                      General

                                            Act-      Revenue

                                           ivity       Fund

1a  2012 Natural Disasters - Surplus (R).  135    $ 2,000,000

    Any federal reimbursements received to remunerate disbursements from this activity or funds transferred from this activity shall be credited back to this activity.

    Any unexpended balance remaining in the appropriation for 2012 Natural Disasters - Surplus (fund 0105, activity 135) at the close of fiscal year 2013 is hereby reappropriated for expenditure during the fiscal year 2014.And, That the total appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, to fund 0203, fiscal year 2013, organization 0209, be supplemented and amended by adding a new item of appropriation as follows:

TITLE II - APPROPRIATIONS.

Section 1. Appropriations from general revenue.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION

20-Division of Finance

(WV Code Chapter 5A)

Fund 0203 FY 2013 Org 0209

                                                      General

                                            Act-      Revenue

                                           ivity       Fund

10a Enterprise Resource Planning

10b  System - Surplus. . . . . . . . . .  872    $30,000,000

    The above appropriation for Enterprise Resource Planning System - Surplus (activity 872), shall be transferred to the West Virginia Enterprise Resource Planning Board, fund 9080, organization 0947.

    And, That the total appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, to fund 0256, fiscal year 2013, organization 0307, be supplemented and amended by adding a new item of appropriation as follows:

TITLE II - APPROPRIATIONS.

Section 1. Appropriations from general revenue.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

36-West Virginia Development Office

(WV Code Chapter 5B)

Fund 0256 FY 2013 Org 0307

                                                      General

                                            Act-      Revenue

                                           ivity       Fund

5a  Unclassified - Surplus (R). . . . . .  097    $ 3,500,000

    Any unexpended balance remaining in the above appropriation for Unclassified - Surplus (fund 0256, activity 097) at the close of the fiscal year 2013 is hereby reappropriated for expenditure during the fiscal year 2014.

    And, That the total appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, to fund 0265, fiscal year 2013, organization 0310, be supplemented and amended by adding a new item of appropriation as follows:

TITLE II - APPROPRIATIONS.

Section 1. Appropriations from general revenue.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

39-Division of Natural Resources

(WV Code Chapter 20)

Fund 0265 FY 2013 Org 0310

                                                      General

                                            Act-      Revenue

                                           ivity       Fund

12a Operating Expenses - Surplus (R). . .  779    $ 1,000,000

    Any unexpended balance remaining in the above appropriation for Operating Expenses - Surplus (fund 0265, activity 779) at the close of the fiscal year 2013 is hereby reappropriated for expenditure during the fiscal year 2014.

    And, That the total appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, to fund 0294, fiscal year 2013, organization 0431, be supplemented and amended by adding a new item of appropriation as follows:

TITLE II--APPROPRIATIONS.

Section 1. Appropriations from General Revenue.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE ARTS

54-Department of Education and the Arts -

Office of the Secretary

(WV Code Chapter 5F)

Fund 0294 FY 2013 Org 0431

                                                      General

                                            Act-      Revenue

                                           ivity       Fund

14a Educational Enhancements - Surplus. .  927    $   500,000

    Any unexpended balance remaining in the above appropriation for Educational Enhancements- Surplus (fund 0294, activity 927) at the close of the fiscal year 2013 is hereby reappropriated for expenditure during the fiscal year 2014.

    And, That the total appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, to fund 0525, fiscal year 2013, organization 0506, be supplemented and amended by increasing an existing item of appropriation as follows:

TITLE II - APPROPRIATIONS.

Section 1. Appropriations from general revenue.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES

64–Consolidated Medical Service Fund

(WV Code Chapter 16)

Fund 0525 FY 2013 Org 0506

                                                      General

                                            Act-      Revenue

                                           ivity       Fund

6   Behavioral Health Program - Surplus (R)631    $ 3,662,312

    Any unexpended balance remaining in the above appropriation for Behavioral Health Program - Surplus (fund 0525, activity 631) at the close of the fiscal year 2013 is hereby reappropriated for expenditure during the fiscal year 2014.

    And, That the total appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, to fund 0403, fiscal year 2013, organization 0511, be supplemented and amended by increasing existing items of appropriation as follows:

TITLE II - APPROPRIATIONS.

Section 1. Appropriations from general revenue.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES

67–Division of Human Services

(WV Code Chapters 9, 48 and 49)

Fund 0403 FY 2013 Org 0511

                                                      General

                                            Act-      Revenue

                                           ivity       Fund

9   Medical Services - Surplus (R). . . .  633    $34,384,273

10  Social Services - Surplus. . . . . .   082      4,717,147

    Any unexpended balance remaining in the above appropriation for Medical Services - Surplus (fund 0403, activity 633) at the close of the fiscal year 2013 is hereby reappropriated for expenditure during the fiscal year 2014.

    And, That the total appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, to fund 0430, fiscal year 2013, organization 0601, be supplemented and amended by adding new items of appropriation as follows:

TITLE II - APPROPRIATIONS.

Section 1. Appropriations from general revenue.

DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS

AND PUBLIC SAFETY

68-Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety -

Office of the Secretary

(WV Code Chapter 5F)

Fund 0430 FY 2013 Org 0601

                                                      General

                                            Act-      Revenue

                                           ivity       Fund

9a  Substance Abuse

9b   Program - Surplus (R). . . . . . .   696    $ 3,000,000

9c  Justice Reinvestment

9d   Training - Surplus (R). . . . . . .  699        500,000

    Any unexpended balances remaining in the above appropriations for Substance Abuse Program - Surplus (fund 0430, activity 696) and Justice Reinvestment Training - Surplus (fund 0430, activity 699) at the close of the fiscal year 2013 are hereby reappropriated for expenditure during the fiscal year 2014.

    The above appropriations for Substance Abuse Program - Surplus (fund 0430, activity 696) and Justice Reinvestment Training - Surplus (fund 0430, activity 699) shall be used for substance abuse and training initiatives designed to increase public safety and decrease the recidivism rate in West Virginia.

    And, That the total appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, to fund 0450, fiscal year 2013, organization 0608, be supplemented and amended by adding new items of appropriation as follows:

TITLE II - APPROPRIATIONS.

Section 1. Appropriations from general revenue.

DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS

AND PUBLIC SAFETY

74-Division of Corrections -

Correctional Units

(WV Code Chapters 25, 28, 49 and 62)

Fund 0450 FY 2013 Org 0608

                                                      General

                                            Act-      Revenue

                                           ivity       Fund

14a Capital Improvements - Surplus (R). .  661    $ 6,000,000

15a Capital Outlay, Repairs and

15b  Equipment - Surplus (R). . . . . .   677      4,900,000

18a Operating Expenses - Surplus (R). . .  779      2,000,000

    Any unexpended balances remaining in the above appropriations for Capital Improvements - Surplus (fund 0450, activity 661), Capital Outlay, Repairs and Equipment - Surplus (fund 0450, activity 677), and Operating Expenses - Surplus (fund 0450, activity 779) at the close of the fiscal year 2013 are hereby reappropriated for expenditure during the fiscal year 2014.

    And, That the total appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, to fund 0596, fiscal year 2013, organization 0420, be supplemented and amended by adding a new item of appropriation as follows:

TITLE II - APPROPRIATIONS.

Section 1. Appropriations from general revenue.

HIGHER EDUCATION

92-West Virginia Council for

Community and Technical College Education-

Control Account

(WV Code Chapter 18B)

Fund 0596 FY 2013 Org 0420

                                                      General

                                            Act-      Revenue

                                           ivity       Fund

2a  Unclassified - Surplus (R). . . . . .  097    $    80,758

    And, That the total appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, to fund 0586, fiscal year 2013, organization 0442, be supplemented and amended by adding a new item of appropriation as follows:

TITLE II - APPROPRIATIONS.

Section 1. Appropriations from general revenue.

HIGHER EDUCATION

94-Higher Education Policy Commission -

System -

Control Account

(WV Code Chapter 18B)

Fund 0586 FY 2013 Org 0442

                                                      General

                                            Act-      Revenue

                                           ivity       Fund

2a  Unclassified - Surplus. . . . . . . .  097    $ 4,247,234From the above appropriation for Unclassified-Surplus (fund 0586, activity 097) no less than $4,000,000 is to be used for Glenville State College for capital improvements.

    The purpose of this supplemental appropriation bill is to expire, supplement, amend, increase, and add items of appropriation in the aforesaid accounts for the designated spending units for expenditure during the fiscal year 2013.

    The bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2538), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Eng. House Bill No. 2541, Making a supplementary appropriation from the State Fund, State Excess Lottery Revenue Fund, to the Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Human Services.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time and ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2567, Relating to limited partnerships.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    The following amendment to the bill, from the Committee on the Judiciary, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    By striking out everything after the enacting section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

ARTICLE 9. UNIFORM LIMITED PARTNERSHIP ACT.

§47-9-10a. Administrative dissolution of a limited partnership; reinstatement; appeals.

    (a) The Secretary of State may commence a proceeding to administratively dissolve a limited partnership if the limited partnership does not:

    (1) Pay all applicable fees, franchise taxes or penalties imposed by this chapter or other law within sixty days after the due date; or

    (2) Deliver its annual report to the Secretary of State within sixty days after the due date: or

    (3) The professional license of one or more of the license holders is revoked by a professional licensing board and the license is required for the continued operation of the limited partnership; or

    (4) The limited partnership is in default with the Bureau of Employment Programs as provided in section six, article two, chapter twenty-one-a of this code.

    (b) If the Secretary of State determines that adequate grounds exist to administratively dissolve a limited partnership, the Secretary of State shall make and file a record of the determination and serve the limited partnership with a notice of the determination along with copy of the record by certified mail.

    (1) (A) The limited partnership must correct each issue described in the dissolution record or take reasonable steps toward correcting each issue within sixty days of service of the record on the limited partnership.

    (B) If the limited partnership fails to take adequate steps toward correcting the issue or issues described in the record, the Secretary of State may administratively dissolve the limited partnership by signing the certification of dissolution.

    (C) The Secretary of State shall file the original certificate of dissolution and serve a copy of the certificate of dissolution to the limited partnership by certified mail.

    (2) A limited partnership that has been administratively dissolved may continue its existence only to the extent necessary to wind up and liquidate its business and affairs.

    (3) The administrative dissolution of a limited partnership does not terminate the authority of its agent for service of process.

    (c) A limited partnership that has been administratively dissolved may apply to the Secretary of State for reinstatement within two years after the effective date of dissolution. The application for reinstatement must:

    (1) Recite the name of the limited partnership and the effective date of its administrative dissolution;

     (2) Demonstrate that the grounds for dissolution either did not exist or have been eliminated;

     (3) Demonstrate that the limited partnership's name satisfies the requirements of section two, article nine, chapter forty-seven of this code; and

    (4) Contain a certificate from the Tax Commissioner reciting that all taxes owed by the limited partnership have been paid.

    (d) (1) If the Secretary of State determines that the application for reinstatement contains the information required by subsection (c) of this section and that the information is accurate, the Secretary of State shall cancel the certificate of dissolution and prepare a certificate of reinstatement that recites this determination and the effective date of reinstatement.

    (2) The Secretary of State shall file the certificate of reinstatement and serve the limited partnership with a copy of the certificate.

    (e) When the Secretary of State grants a reinstatement, the reinstatement relates back to and takes effect as of the effective date of the administrative dissolution and the limited partnership resumes its business as if the administrative dissolution had never occurred.

    (f) If the Secretary of State denies a limited partnership's application for reinstatement following administrative dissolution, the Secretary of State shall serve the limited partnership with a notice that explains the reason or reasons for denial.

     (g) A limited partnership may appeal a denial of reinstatement by filing a petition to set aside the dissolution in the circuit court of Kanawha County within thirty days after the date upon which the limited partnership received notice of the denial of reinstatement. The petition shall include a copy of the Secretary of State's certificate of dissolution, the limited partnership's application for reinstatement and the Secretary of State's notice of denial. A copy of the petition shall be served on the Secretary of State by certified mail.

    (h) If a reinstatement is granted by the court, the reinstatement relates back to and takes effect as of the effective date of the administrative dissolution and the limited partnership resumes its business as if the administrative dissolution had never occurred.

§47-9-44. Nonjudicial dissolution.

    A limited partnership is dissolved and its affairs shall be wound up upon the happening of the first to occur of the following:

    (1) At the time or upon the happening of events specified in the certificate of limited partnership;

    (2) Upon the happening of events specified in writing in the partnership agreement;

    (3) The written consent of all partners;

    (4) An event of withdrawal of a general partner, unless at the time there is at least one other general partner and the written provisions of the partnership agreement permit the business of the limited partnership to be carried on by the remaining general partner and that partner does so, but the limited partnership is not dissolved and is not required to be wound up by reason of any event of withdrawal if, within ninety days after the withdrawal, all partners agree in writing to continue the business of the limited partnership and to the appointment of one or more additional general partners if necessary or desired; or

    (5) Entry of a decree of judicial dissolution under section forty-five of this article; or

    (6) Signing of a certificate of dissolution by the Secretary of State under section ten-a of this article.

§47-9-53a. Revocation and reinstatement of foreign limited partnership certificates of authority.

    (a) The Secretary of State may revoke a certificate of authority of a foreign limited partnership to transact business in this state in the manner set forth in subsection (b) of this section if:

    (1) The limited partnership fails to:

    (A) Pay all applicable fees, franchise taxes and penalties owed to the state within sixty days after the due date;

    (B) Deliver its annual report within sixty days of the due date; or

    (C) File a statement to change a name or business address of an agent as required by this article; or

    (2) The limited partnership has made a misrepresentation of any material fact in any application, report, affidavit or other record submitted pursuant to this article: or

    (3) The professional license of one or more of the license holders is revoked by a professional licensing board and the license is required for the continued operation of the limited partnership; or

    (4) The limited partnership is in default with the Bureau of Employment Programs as provided in section six, article two, chapter twenty-one-a of this code.

    (b) (1) The Secretary of State may not revoke a certificate of authority of a foreign limited partnership unless the Secretary of State serves notice to the foreign limited partnership of the Secretary’s intent to revoke the foreign limited partnership’s certificate of authority at least sixty days prior to the effective date of the revocation, by a notice addressed to the foreign limited partnership’s principal office.

    (2) The notice must specify the cause for the revocation of the certificate of authority.

    (3) The authority of the foreign limited partnership to transact business in this state ceases on the effective date of the revocation.

    (c) A foreign limited partnership that has been administratively revoked may apply to the Secretary of State for reinstatement within two years after the effective date of revocation. The application must:

    (1) Recite the name of the foreign limited partnership and the effective date of its administrative revocation;

    (2) Demonstrate that the grounds for revocation either did not exist or have been eliminated;

    (3) Demonstrate that the foreign limited partnership’s name satisfies the requirements of section two, article nine, chapter forty-seven of this code; and

    (4) Contain a certificate from the Tax Commissioner reciting that all taxes owed by the foreign limited partnership have been paid.

     (d) If the Secretary of State determines that the application for reinstatement contains the information required by subsection (c) of this section and that the information is correct, the Secretary of State shall cancel the certificate of revocation and prepare a certificate of reinstatement that recites this determination and the effective date of reinstatement.

    (2) The Secretary of State shall file the certificate of reinstatement, and serve the foreign limited partnership with a copy of the certificate.

    (e) When the Secretary of State grants a reinstatement, the reinstatement relates back to and takes effect as of the effective date of the administrative revocation and the foreign limited partnership resumes its business as if the administrative revocation had never occurred.

    The bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2567), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2571, Relating to who may serve as members of the environmental quality board.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    The following amendment to the bill, from the Committee on Government Organization, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    On page four, section one, line forty-six, after the word “Protection” by changing the period to a colon and inserting the following proviso: Provided, That no board member may vote on any matter concerning a permit issued to a department or agency of the state by which the member is or has been employed.

    The bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2571), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2577, Relating to the practice of pharmacist care.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    At the request of Senator Stollings, as chair of the Committee on Health and Human Resources, and by unanimous consent, the unreported Health and Human Resources committee amendment to the bill was withdrawn.

    The following amendment to the bill, from the Committee on Government Organization, was reported by the Clerk:

    By striking out everything after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

    That §30-5-1a, §30-5-1b, §30-5-2a, §30-5-3a, §30-5-5a, §30-5-5b, §30-5-6a, §30-5-7a, §30-5-7b, §30-5-7c, §30-5-9a, §30-5-10a, §30-5-12c, §30-5-14a, §30-5-14b, §30-5-16a, §30-5-16b, §30-5-16c and §30-5-22a of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be repealed; that §29-29-3 of said code be amended and reenacted; that §30-5-1, §30-5-2, §30-5-3, §30-5-4, §30-5-5, §30-5-6, §30-5-7, §30-5-8, §30-5-9, §30-5-10, §30-5-11, §30-5-12, §30-5-13, §30-5-14, §30-5-15, §30-5-16, §30-5-17, §30-5-18, §30-5-19, §30-5-20, §30-5-21, §30-5-22, §30-5-23, §30-5-24, §30-5-26, §30-5-27, §30-5-28 and §30-5-30 of said code be amended and reenacted; that said code be amended by adding thereto six new sections, designated §30-5-25, §30-5-29, §30-5-31, §30-5-32, §30-5-33 and §30-5-34; that §60A-8-7 of said code be amended and reenacted; that §60A-10-3 of said code be amended and reenacted; and that §60A-10-5 of said code be amended and reenacted, all to read as follows:

CHAPTER 29. MISCELLANEOUS BOARDS AND OFFICERS.

ARTICLE 29. VOLUNTEER FOR NONPROFIT YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS ACT.

§29-29-3. Definitions.

    As used in this article:

    (a) “Applicant” means any emergency medical service applicant, law-enforcement applicant or medical services applicant, that is registered as a volunteer of the nonprofit organization, making application for a nonprofit volunteer permit under the provisions of this article.

    (b) “Appropriate licensing agency” means the board, department, division or other agency in each jurisdiction charged with the licensing, certification or permitting of persons performing services of the nature and kind described or duties provided for in this article.

    (c) “Emergency medical service applicant” means a person authorized to provide emergency medical services in West Virginia, or in another state who but for this article would be required to obtain a certification from the Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health pursuant to article eight, chapter sixteen of this code to perform emergency medical services in this state.

    (d) “Law-enforcement applicant” means a person authorized to work as a law-enforcement officer in West Virginia, or in another state who but for this article would be required to obtain authorization pursuant to article twenty-nine, chapter thirty of this code to work as a law-enforcement officer in this state: Provided, That any person authorized to work as a law-enforcement officer in another state shall have completed a training program approved by the governing authority of a political subdivision in order to work as a law-enforcement officer in that state.

    (e) “Medical services applicant” means a person authorized to provide medical services in West Virginia, or in another state who but for this article would be required to obtain authorization to practice in this state, and who is a:

    (1) Practitioner of medicine, surgery or podiatry as defined in article three, chapter thirty of this code;

    (2) Physician assistant as defined in section three, article three, chapter thirty of this code;

    (3) Chiropractor as defined in section three, article sixteen, chapter thirty of this code;

    (4) Dentist or dental assistant as defined in article four, chapter thirty of this code;

    (5) Nurse as defined in article seven or seven-a, chapter thirty of this code;

    (6) Nurse practitioner as defined in section one, article four-b, chapter nine of this code;

    (7) Occupational therapist as defined in section three, article twenty-eight, chapter thirty of this code;

    (8) Practitioner of optometry as defined in section three, article eight, chapter thirty of this code;

    (9) Osteopathic physician or surgeon as defined in article fourteen, chapter thirty of this code;

    (10) Osteopathic physician assistant as defined in article fourteen-a, chapter thirty of this code;

    (11) Pharmacist as defined in section one-b, article five, chapter thirty of this code;

    (12) Physical therapist as defined in article twenty, chapter thirty of this code;

    (13) Professional counselor as defined in section three, article thirty-one, chapter thirty of this code;

    (14) Practitioner of psychology or school psychologist as defined in section two, article twenty-one, chapter thirty of this code;

    (15) Radiologic technologist, nuclear medicine technologist or practitioner of medical imaging and radiation therapy technology as defined in section four, article twenty-three, chapter thirty of this code; and

    (16) Social worker licensed by the state Board of Social Work Examiners pursuant to article thirty, chapter thirty of this code.

    (f) “Nonprofit volunteer permit” or “permit” means a permit issued to an applicant pursuant to the provisions of this article.

    (g) “Nonprofit volunteer permittee” or “permittee” means a person holding a nonprofit volunteer permit issued under the provisions of this article.

    (h) "Nonprofit youth organization" or “organization” means any nonprofit organization, including any subsidiary, affiliated or other related entity within its corporate or business structure, that has been chartered by the United States Congress to help train young people to do things for themselves and others, and that has established an area of at least six thousand contiguous acres within West Virginia in which to provide adventure or recreational activities for these young people and others.

    (i) “Nonprofit volunteer organization medical director” means an individual licensed in West Virginia as a practitioner of medicine or surgery pursuant to article three, chapter thirty of this code, or an individual licensed in West Virginia as an osteopathic physician or surgeon pursuant to article fourteen, chapter thirty of this code, that has been designated by the nonprofit volunteer organization to serve as the medical director for an event or program offered by the organization.

CHAPTER 30. PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS.

ARTICLE 5. PHARMACISTS, PHARMACY TECHNICIANS, PHARMACY INTERNS AND PHARMACIES.

§30-5-1. Short title.

    This article shall be known as and may be cited as the “The Larry W. Border Pharmacy Practice Act”.

§30-5-2. Unlawful acts.

    (a) It is unlawful for any person in this state to practice or offer to practice pharmacist care without a license pursuant to the provisions of this article; or to practice or offer to assist in the practice of pharmacist care without being registered pursuant to the provisions of this article. Further, it is unlawful to advertise or use any title or description tending to convey or give the impression that he or she is a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, unless the person is licensed or registered under the provisions of this article.

    (b) A business entity may not render any service or engage in any activity which, if rendered or engaged in by an individual, would constitute the practice of pharmacist care, except through a licensee.

    (c) It is unlawful for the proprietor of a pharmacy or a ambulatory health care facility to permit a person, who is not a licensed pharmacist, to practice pharmacist care: Provided, That a charitable clinic pharmacy may permit a licensed prescribing practitioner to act in place of the pharmacist when no pharmacist is present in the charitable clinic.

§30-5-3. Applicable law.

    The practices authorized under the provisions of this article and the Board of Pharmacy are subject to article one of this chapter, the provisions of this article, and any rules promulgated pursuant this article.

§30-5-4. Definitions.

    As used in this article:

    (1) “Ambulatory health care facility” includes any facility defined in section one, article five-b, chapter sixteen of this code, that also has a pharmacy, offers pharmacist care, or is otherwise engaged in the practice of pharmacist care.

    (2) “Active Ingredients” means chemicals, substances, or other components of articles intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of diseases in humans or animals or for use as nutritional supplements.

    (3) “Administer” means the direct application of a drug to the body of a patient or research subject by injection, inhalation, ingestion or any other means.

    (4) “Board” means the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy.

    (5) “Board authorization” means a license, registration or permit issued under this article.

    (6) “Chain Pharmacy Warehouse” means a permanent physical location for drugs and/or devices that acts as a central warehouse and performs intracompany sales and transfers of prescription drugs or devices to chain pharmacies, which are members of the same affiliated group, under common ownership and control.

    (7) “Charitable clinic pharmacy” means a clinic or facility organized as a not-for-profit corporation that has a pharmacy, offers pharmacist care, or is otherwise engaged in the practice of pharmacist care and dispenses its prescriptions free of charge to appropriately screened and qualified indigent patients.

    (8) “Collaborative pharmacy practice” is that practice of pharmacist care where one or more pharmacists have jointly agreed, on a voluntary basis, to work in conjunction with one or more physicians under written protocol where the pharmacist or pharmacists may perform certain patient care functions authorized by the physician or physicians under certain specified conditions and limitations.

    (9) “Collaborative pharmacy practice agreement” is a written and signed agreement, which is a physician directed approach, that is entered into between an individual physician or physician group, an individual pharmacist or pharmacists and an individual patient or the patient’s authorized representative who has given informed consent that provides for collaborative pharmacy practice for the purpose of drug therapy management of a patient, which has been approved by the board, the Board of Medicine in the case of an allopathic physician or the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine in the case of an osteopathic physician.

    (10) “Common Carrier” means any person or entity who undertakes, whether directly or by any other arrangement, to transport property including prescription drugs for compensation.

    (11) “Component” means any active ingredient or added substance intended for use in the compounding of a drug product, including those that may not appear in such product.

    (12) "Compounding" means:

    (A) The preparation, mixing, assembling, packaging or labeling of a drug or device:

    (i) As the result of a practitioner's prescription drug order or initiative based on the practitioner/patient/pharmacist relationship in the course of professional practice for sale or dispensing; or

    (ii) For the purpose of, or as an incident to, research, teaching or chemical analysis and not for sale or dispensing; and

    (B) The preparation of drugs or devices in anticipation of prescription drug orders based on routine, regularly observed prescribing patterns.

    (13) “Deliver” or “delivery” means the actual, constructive or attempted transfer of a drug or device from one person to another, whether or not for a consideration.

    (14) “Device” means an instrument, apparatus, implement or machine, contrivance, implant or other similar or related article, including any component part or accessory, which is required under federal law to bear the label, "Caution: Federal or state law requires dispensing by or on the order of a physician."

    (15) “Digital Signature” means an electronic signature based upon cryptographic methods of originator authentication, and computed by using a set of rules and a set of parameters so that the identity of the signer and the integrity of the data can be verified.

    (16) “Dispense” or “dispensing” means the interpretation, evaluation, and implementation of a prescription drug order, including the preparation, verification and delivery of a drug or device to a patient or patient's agent in a suitable container appropriately labeled for subsequent administration to, or use by, a patient.

    (17) “Distribute” or “Distribution” means to sell, offer to sell, deliver, offer to deliver, broker, give away, or transfer a drug, whether by passage of title, physical movement, or both. The term does not include:

    (A) To dispense or administer;

    (B) (i) Delivering or offering to deliver a drug by a common carrier in the usual course of business as a common carrier; or providing a drug sample to a patient by a practitioner licensed to prescribe such drug;

    (ii) A health care professional acting at the direction and under the supervision of a practitioner; or the pharmacy of a hospital or of another health care entity that is acting at the direction of such a practitioner and that received such sample in accordance with the Prescription Drug Marketing Act and regulations to administer or dispense;

    (iii) Intracompany sales.

    (18) “Drop shipment” means the sale of a prescription drug to a wholesale distributor by the manufacturer of the prescription drug or by that manufacturer’s colicensed product partner, that manufacturer’s third party logistics provider, that manufacturer’s exclusive distributor, or by an authorized distributor of record that purchased the product directly from the manufacturer or from one of these entities whereby:

    (A) The wholesale distributor takes title to but not physical possession of such prescription drug;

    (B) The wholesale distributor invoices the pharmacy, pharmacy warehouse, or other person authorized by law to dispense or administer such drug; and

    (C) The pharmacy, pharmacy warehouse or other person authorized by law to dispense or administer such drug receives delivery of the prescription drug directly from the manufacturer or from that manufacturer’s colicensed product partner, that manufacturer’s third party logistics provider, that manufacturer’s exclusive distributor, or from an authorized distributor of record that purchased the product directly from the manufacturer or from one of these entities.

    (19) “Drug” means:

    (A) Articles recognized as drugs by the United States Food and Drug Administration, or in any official compendium, or supplement;

    (B) An article, designated by the board, for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in humans or other animals;

    (C) Articles, other than food, intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of human or other animals; and

    (D) Articles intended for use as a component of any articles specified in paragraph (A), (B) or (C) of this subdivision.

    (20) “Drug regimen review” includes, but is not limited to, the following activities:

    (A) Evaluation of the prescription drug orders and if available, patient records for:

    (i) Known allergies;

    (ii) Rational therapy-contraindications;

    (iii) Reasonable dose and route of administration; and

    (iv) Reasonable directions for use.

    (B) Evaluation of the prescription drug orders and patient records for duplication of therapy.

    (C) Evaluation of the prescription drug for interactions and/or adverse effects which may include, but are not limited to, any of the following:

    (i) Drug-drug;

    (ii) Drug-food;

    (iii) Drug-disease; and

    (iv) Adverse drug reactions.

    (D) Evaluation of the prescription drug orders and if available, patient records for proper use, including overuse and underuse and optimum therapeutic outcomes.

    (21) “Drug therapy management” means the review of drug therapy regimens of patients by a pharmacist for the purpose of evaluating and rendering advice to a physician regarding adjustment of the regimen in accordance with the collaborative pharmacy practice agreement. Decisions involving drug therapy management shall be made in the best interest of the patient. Drug therapy management is limited to:

    (A) Implementing, modifying and managing drug therapy according to the terms of the collaborative pharmacy practice agreement;

    (B) Collecting and reviewing patient histories;

    (C) Obtaining and checking vital signs, including pulse, temperature, blood pressure and respiration;

    (D) Ordering screening laboratory tests that are dose related and specific to the patient's medication or are protocol driven and are also specifically set out in the collaborative pharmacy practice agreement between the pharmacist and physician.

    (22) “Electronic data intermediary” means an entity that provides the infrastructure to connect a computer system, hand-held electronic device or other electronic device used by a prescribing practitioner with a computer system or other electronic device used by a pharmacy to facilitate the secure transmission of:

    (A) An electronic prescription order;

    (B) A refill authorization request;

    (C) A communication; or

    (D) Other patient care information.

    (23) “E-prescribing” means the transmission, using electronic media, of prescription or prescription-related information between a practitioner, pharmacist, pharmacy benefit manager or health plan as defined in 45 CFR §160.103, either directly or through an electronic data intermediary. E-prescribing includes, but is not limited to, two-way transmissions between the point of care and the pharmacist. E-prescribing may also be referenced by the terms “electronic prescription” or “electronic order”.

    (24) “Electronic Signature” means an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to or logically associated with a record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record.

    (25) “Electronic transmission” means transmission of information in electronic form or the transmission of the exact visual image of a document by way of electronic equipment.

    (26) “Emergency medical reasons” include, but are not limited to, transfers of a prescription drug by one pharmacy to another pharmacy to alleviate a temporary shortage of a prescription drug; sales to nearby emergency medical services, i.e., ambulance companies and firefighting organizations in the same state or same marketing or service area, or nearby licensed practitioners of prescription drugs for use in the treatment of acutely ill or injured persons; and provision of minimal emergency supplies of prescription drugs to nearby nursing homes for use in emergencies or during hours of the day when necessary prescription drugs cannot be obtained.

    (27) “Exclusive distributor” means an entity that:

    (A) Contracts with a manufacturer to provide or coordinate warehousing, wholesale distribution, or other services on behalf of a manufacturer and who takes title to that manufacturer’s prescription drug, but who does not have general responsibility to direct the sale or disposition of the manufacturer’s prescription drug; and

    (B) Is licensed as a wholesale distributor under this article.

    (28) “FDA” means the Food and Drug Administration, a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

    (29) “Health care entity” means a person that provides diagnostic, medical, pharmacist care, surgical, dental treatment, or rehabilitative care but does not include a wholesale distributor.

    (30) “Health information” means any information, whether oral or recorded in a form or medium, that:

    (A) Is created or received by a health care provider, health plan, public health authority, employer, life insurer, school or university, or health care clearinghouse, and

    (B) Relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual; or the past, present, or future payment for the provision of health care to an individual.

    (31) “HIPAA” is the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-191).

    (32) “Immediate container” means a container and does not include package liners.

    (33) “Individually identifiable health information” is information that is a subset of health information, including demographic information collected from an individual and is created or received by a health care provider, health plan, employer, or health care clearinghouse; and relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual; the provision of health care to an individual; or the past, present, or future payment for the provision of health care to an individual; and that identifies the individual; or with respect to which there is a reasonable basis to believe the information can be used to identify the individual.

    (34) “Intracompany sales” means any transaction between a division, subsidiary, parent, and/or affiliated or related company under the common ownership and control of a corporate or other legal business entity.

    (35) “Label” means a display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon the immediate container of any drug or device.

    (36) “Labeling” means the process of preparing and affixing a label to a drug container exclusive, however, of a labeling by a manufacturer, packer or distributor of a nonprescription drug or commercially packaged prescription drug or device.

    (37) “Long-Term care facility” means a nursing home, retirement care, mental care, or other facility or institution that provides extended health care to resident patients.

    (38) “Mail-order pharmacy” means a pharmacy, regardless of its location, which dispenses greater than twenty-five percent prescription drugs via the mail or other delivery services.

    (39) “Manufacturer” means any person who is engaged in manufacturing, preparing, propagating, processing, packaging, repackaging or labeling of a prescription drug, whether within or outside this state.

    (40) “Manufacturing” means the production, preparation, propagation or processing of a drug or device, either directly or indirectly, by extraction from substances of natural origin or independently by means of chemical or biological synthesis and includes any packaging or repackaging of the substance or substances or labeling or relabeling of its contents and the promotion and marketing of the drugs or devices. Manufacturing also includes the preparation and promotion of commercially available products from bulk compounds for resale by pharmacies, practitioners or other persons.

    (41) “Medical order” means a lawful order of a practitioner that may or may not include a prescription drug order.

    (42) “Medication therapy management” is a distinct service or group of services that optimize medication therapeutic outcomes for individual patients. Medication therapy management services are independent of, but can occur in conjunction with, the provision of a medication or a medical device. Medication therapy management encompasses a broad range of professional activities and responsibilities within the licensed pharmacist’s scope of practice.

    (43) “Misbranded” means a drug or device that has a label that is false or misleading in any particular; or the label does not bear the name and address of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor and does not have an accurate statement of the quantities of the active ingredients in the case of a drug; or the label does not show an accurate monograph for prescription drugs.

    (44) “Nonprescription drug” means a drug which may be sold without a prescription and which is labeled for use by the consumer in accordance with the requirements of the laws and rules of this state and the federal government.

    (45) “Normal distribution channel” means a chain of custody for a prescription drug that goes directly or by drop shipment, from a manufacturer of the prescription drug, the manufacturer’s third-party logistics provider, or the manufacturer’s exclusive distributor to:

    (A) A wholesale distributor to a pharmacy to a patient or other designated persons authorized by law to dispense or administer such prescription drug to a patient;

    (B) A wholesale distributor to a chain pharmacy warehouse to that chain pharmacy warehouse’s intracompany pharmacy to a patient or other designated persons authorized by law to dispense or administer such prescription drug to a patient;

    (C) A chain pharmacy warehouse to that chain pharmacy warehouse’s intracompany pharmacy to a patient or other designated persons authorized by law to dispense or administer such prescription drug to a patient;

    (D) A pharmacy or to other designated persons authorized by law to dispense or administer such prescription drug to a patient; or

    (E) As prescribed by the board’s legislative rules.

    (46) “Patient counseling” means the communication by the pharmacist of information, as prescribed further in the rules of the board, to the patient to improve therapy by aiding in the proper use of drugs and devices.

    (47) “Pedigree” means a statement or record in a written form or electronic form, approved by the board, that records each wholesale distribution of any given prescription drug (excluding veterinary prescription drugs), which leaves the normal distribution channel.

    (48) “Person” means an individual, corporation, partnership, association or any other legal entity, including government.

    (49) “Pharmacist” means an individual currently licensed by this state to engage in the practice of pharmacist care.

    (50) “Pharmacist Care” means the provision by a pharmacist of patient care activities, with or without the dispensing of drugs or devices, intended to achieve outcomes related to the cure or prevention of a disease, elimination or reduction of a patient's symptoms, or arresting or slowing of a disease process and as provided for in section ten.

    (51) “Pharmacist-in-charge” means a pharmacist currently licensed in this state who accepts responsibility for the operation of a pharmacy in conformance with all laws and legislative rules pertinent to the practice of pharmacist care and the distribution of drugs and who is personally in full charge of the pharmacy and pharmacy personnel.

    (52) “Pharmacist's scope of practice pursuant to the collaborative pharmacy practice agreement” means those duties and limitations of duties placed upon the pharmacist by the collaborating physician, as jointly approved by the board and the Board of Medicine or the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

    (53) “Pharmacy” means any place within this state where drugs are dispensed and pharmacist care is provided and any place outside of this state where drugs are dispensed and pharmacist care is provided to residents of this state.

    (54) “Pharmacy Intern” or “Intern” means an individual who is currently licensed to engage in the practice of pharmacist care while under the supervision of a pharmacist.

    (55) “Pharmacy related primary care” means the pharmacist’s activities in patient education, health promotion, selection and use of over the counter drugs and appliances and referral or assistance with the prevention and treatment of health related issues and diseases.

    (56) “Pharmacy Technician” means a person registered with the board to practice certain tasks related to the practice of pharmacist care as permitted by the board.

    (57) “Physician” means an individual currently licensed, in good standing and without restrictions, as an allopathic physician by the West Virginia Board of Medicine or an osteopathic physician by the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

    (58) “Practice of telepharmacy” means the provision of pharmacist care by properly licensed pharmacists located within United States jurisdictions through the use of telecommunications or other technologies to patients or their agents at a different location that are located within United States jurisdictions.

    (59) “Practitioner” means an individual authorized by a jurisdiction of the United States to prescribe drugs in the course of professional practices, as allowed by law.

    (60) “Prescription drug” means any human drug required by federal law or regulation to be dispensed only by prescription, including finished dosage forms and active ingredients subject to section 503(b) of the federal food, drug and cosmetic act.

    (61) “Prescription or prescription drug order” means a lawful order from a practitioner for a drug or device for a specific patient, including orders derived from collaborative pharmacy practice, where a valid patient-practitioner relationship exists, that is communicated to a pharmacist in a pharmacy.

    (62) “Product Labeling” means all labels and other written, printed, or graphic matter upon any article or any of its containers or wrappers, or accompanying such article.

    (63) “Repackage” means changing the container, wrapper, quantity, or product labeling of a drug or device to further the distribution of the drug or device.

    (64) “Repackager” means a person who repackages.

    (65) “Therapeutic equivalence” mean drug products classified as therapeutically equivalent can be substituted with the full expectation that the substituted product will produce the same clinical effect and safety profile as the prescribed product which contain the same active ingredient(s); dosage form and route of administration; and strength.

    (66) “Third-party logistics provider” means a person who contracts with a prescription drug manufacturer to provide or coordinate warehousing, distribution or other services on behalf of a manufacturer, but does not take title to the prescription drug or have general responsibility to direct the prescription drug's sale or disposition. A third-party logistics provider shall be licensed as a wholesale distributor under this article and, in order to be considered part of the normal distribution channel, shall also be an authorized distributor of record.

    (67) “Valid patient-practitioner relationship” means the following have been established:

    (A) A patient has a medical complaint;

    (B) A medical history has been taken;

    (C) A face-to-face physical examination adequate to establish the medical complaint has been performed by the prescribing practitioner or in the instances of telemedicine through telemedicine practice approved by the appropriate practitioner board; and

    (D) Some logical connection exists between the medical complaint, the medical history, and the physical examination and the drug prescribed.

    (68) "Wholesale distribution" and “wholesale distributions” mean distribution of prescription drugs, including directly or through the use of a third-party logistics provider or any other situation in which title, ownership or control over the prescription drug remains with one person or entity but the prescription drug is brought into this state by another person or entity on his, her or its behalf, to persons other than a consumer or patient, but does not include:

    (A) Intracompany sales, as defined in subdivision thirty-four of this subsection;

    (B) The purchase or other acquisition by a hospital or other health care entity that is a member of a group purchasing organization of a drug for its own use from the group purchasing organization or from other hospitals or health care entities that are members of such organizations;

    (C) The sale, purchase or trade of a drug or an offer to sell, purchase or trade a drug by a charitable organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to a nonprofit affiliate of the organization to the extent otherwise permitted by law;

    (D) The sale, purchase or trade of a drug or an offer to sell, purchase or trade a drug among hospitals or other health care entities that are under common control. For purposes of this article, "common control" means the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a person or an organization, whether by ownership of stock, voting rights, by contract, or otherwise;

    (E) The sale, purchase or trade of a drug or an offer to sell, purchase or trade a drug for "emergency medical reasons" for purposes of this article includes transfers of prescription drugs by a retail pharmacy to another retail pharmacy to alleviate a temporary shortage, except that the gross dollar value of such transfers shall not exceed five percent of the total prescription drug sales revenue of either the transferor or transferee pharmacy during any twelve consecutive month period;

    (F) The sale, purchase or trade of a drug, an offer to sell, purchase, or trade a drug or the dispensing of a drug pursuant to a prescription;

    (G) The distribution of drug samples by manufacturers' representatives or distributors' representatives, if the distribution is permitted under federal law [21 U. S. C. 353(d)];

    (H) Drug returns by a pharmacy or chain drug warehouse to wholesale drug distributor or the drug’s manufacturer; or

    (J) The sale, purchase or trade of blood and blood components intended for transfusion.

    (69) "Wholesale drug distributor" or “wholesale distributor” means any person or entity engaged in wholesale distribution of prescription drugs, including, but not limited to, manufacturers, repackers, own-label distributors, jobbers, private-label distributors, brokers, warehouses, including manufacturers' and distributors' warehouses, chain drug warehouses and wholesale drug warehouses, independent wholesale drug traders, prescription drug repackagers, physicians, dentists, veterinarians, birth control and other clinics, individuals, hospitals, nursing homes and/or their providers, health maintenance organizations and other health care providers, and retail and hospital pharmacies that conduct wholesale distributions, including, but not limited to, any pharmacy distributor as defined in this section. A wholesale drug distributor shall not include any for hire carrier or person or entity hired solely to transport prescription drugs.

§30-5-5. West Virginia Board of Pharmacy.

    (a) The West Virginia Board of Pharmacy is continued. The members of the board in office on July 1, 2013, shall, unless sooner removed, continue to serve until their respective terms expire and until their successors have been appointed and qualified.

    (b) The Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint:

    (1) Five members who are licensed to practice pharmacist care in this state; and

    (2) Two citizen members, who are not licensed under the provisions of this article, and who do not perform any services related to the practice of the pharmacist care regulated under the provisions of this article.

    (c) After the initial appointment term, the appointment term is five years. A member may not serve more than two consecutive terms. A member who has served two consecutive full terms may not be reappointed for at least one year after completion of his or her second full term. A member may continue to serve until his or her successor has been appointed and qualified.

    (d) Each licensed member of the board, at the time of his or her appointment, shall have held a license in this state for a period of not less than three years immediately preceding the appointment.

    (e) Each member of the board shall be a resident of this state during the appointment term.

    (f) A vacancy on the board shall be filled by appointment by the Governor for the unexpired term of the member whose office is vacant.

    (g) The Governor may remove any member from the board for neglect of duty, incompetency or official misconduct.

    (h) A licensed member of the board immediately and automatically forfeits membership to the board if his or her license to practice is suspended or revoked in any jurisdiction.

    (i) A member of the board immediately and automatically forfeits membership to the board if he or she is convicted of a felony under the laws of any jurisdiction or becomes a nonresident of this state.

    (j) The board shall elect annually one of its members as president, one member as vice president and one member as treasurer who shall serve at the will and pleasure of the board.

    (k) Each member of the board is entitled to receive compensation and expense reimbursement in accordance with article one of this chapter.

    (l) A simple majority of the membership serving on the board at a given time is a quorum for the transaction of business.

    (m) The board shall hold at least two meetings annually. Other meetings shall be held at the call of the chairperson or upon the written request of three members, at the time and place as designated in the call or request.

    (n) Prior to commencing his or her duties as a member of the board, each member shall take and subscribe to the oath required by section five, article four of the Constitution of this state.

    (o) The members of the board when acting in good faith and without malice shall enjoy immunity from individual civil liability while acting within the scope of their duties as board members.

§30-5-6. Powers and duties of the board.

    The board has all the powers and duties set forth in this article, by rule, in article one of this chapter and elsewhere in law, including the power to:

    (a) Hold meetings;

    (b) Establish additional requirements for a license, permit and registration;

    (c) Establish procedures for submitting, approving and rejecting applications for a license, permit and registration;

    (d) Determine the qualifications of any applicant for a license, permit and registration;

    (e) Establish a fee schedule;

    (f) Issue, renew, deny, suspend, revoke or reinstate a license, permit, and registration; 

    (g) Prepare, conduct, administer and grade written, oral or written and oral examinations for a license and registration and establish what constitutes passage of the examination;

    (h) Contract with third parties to administer the examinations required under the provisions of this article;

    (i) Maintain records of the examinations the board or a third party administers, including the number of persons taking the examination and the pass and fail rate;

    (j) Regulate mail order pharmacies

    (k) Maintain an office, and hire, discharge, establish the job requirements and fix the compensation of employees and contract with persons necessary to enforce the provisions of this article. Inspectors shall be licensed pharmacists;

    (l) Investigate alleged violations of the provisions of this article, legislative rules, orders and final decisions of the board;

    (m) Conduct disciplinary hearings of persons regulated by the board;

    (n) Determine disciplinary action and issue orders;

    (o) Institute appropriate legal action for the enforcement of the provisions of this article;

    (p) Maintain an accurate registry of names and addresses of all persons regulated by the board;

    (q) Keep accurate and complete records of its proceedings, and certify the same as may be necessary and appropriate;

    (r) Propose rules in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to implement the provisions of this article;

    (s) Sue and be sued in its official name as an agency of this state;

    (t) Confer with the Attorney General or his or her assistant in connection with legal matters and questions; and

    (u) Take all other actions necessary and proper to effectuate the purposes of this article.

§30-5-7. Rule-making authority.

    (a) The board shall propose rules for legislative approval, in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, to implement the provisions of this article, and articles two, three, eight, nine and ten of chapter sixty-A including:

    (1) Standards and requirements for a license, permit and registration;

    (2) Educational and experience requirements;

    (3) Procedures for examinations and reexaminations;

    (4) Requirements for third parties to prepare, administer or prepare and administer examinations and reexaminations;

    (5) The passing grade on the examination;

    (6) Procedures for the issuance and renewal of a license, permit and registration;

    (7) A fee schedule;

    (8) Continuing education requirements;

    (9) Set standards for professional conduct;

    (10) Establish equipment and facility standards for pharmacies;

    (11) Approve courses and standards for training pharmacist technicians;

    (12) Regulation of charitable clinic pharmacies;

    13) Regulation of mail order pharmacies: Provided, That until the board establishes requirements that provide further conditions for pharmacists whom consult with or who provide pharmacist care to patients regarding prescriptions dispensed in this state by a mail order pharmacy, the pharmacist in charge of the out-of-state mail order pharmacy shall be licensed in West Virginia and any other pharmacist providing pharmacist care from the mail order pharmacy shall be licensed in the state where the pharmacy is located.

    (14) Agreements with organizations to form pharmacist recovery networks;

    (15) Create an alcohol or chemical dependency treatment program;

    (16) Establish a ratio of pharmacy technicians to on-duty pharmacist operating in any outpatient, mail order or institutional pharmacy;

    (17) Regulation of telepharmacy;

    (18) The minimum standards for a charitable clinic pharmacy and rules regarding the applicable definition of a pharmacist-in-charge, who may be a volunteer, at charitable clinic pharmacies: Provided, That a charitable clinic pharmacy may not be charged any applicable licensing fees and such clinics may receive donated drugs.

    (19) Establish standards for substituted drug products;

    (20) Establish the regulations for E-prescribing;

    (21) Establish the proper use of the automated data processing system;

    (22) Registration and control of the manufacture and distribution of controlled substances within this state.

    (23) Regulation of pharmacies;

    (24) Sanitation and equipment requirements for wholesalers, distributers and pharmacies.

    (25) Procedures for denying, suspending, revoking, reinstating or limiting the practice of a licensee, permittee or registrant;

    (26) Regulations on prescription paper as provided in section five, article five-w, chapter sixteen;

    (27) Regulations on controlled substances as provided in article two, chapter sixty-a;

    (28) Regulations on manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing any controlled substance as provided in article three, chapter sixty-a;

    (29) Regulations on wholesale drug distribution as provided in article eight, chapter sixty-a; 

    (30) Regulations on controlled substances monitoring as provided in article nine, chapter sixty-a;

    (31) Regulations on Methamphetamine Laboratory Eradication Act as provided in article ten, chapter sixty-a; and

    (32) Any other rules necessary to effectuate the provisions of this article.

    (b) The board may provide an exemption to the pharmacist-in-charge requirement for the opening of a new retail pharmacy or during a declared emergency;

    (c) The board, the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine shall jointly agree and propose rules concerning collaborative pharmacy practice for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of the code;

    (d) The board with the advice of the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine shall propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to perform influenza and pneumonia immunizations, on a person of eighteen years of age or older. These rules shall provide, at a minimum, for the following:

    (1) Establishment of a course, or provide a list of approved courses, in immunization administration. The courses shall be based on the standards established for such courses by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the public health service of the United States Department of Health and Human Services;

    (2) Definitive treatment guidelines which shall include, but not be limited to, appropriate observation for an adverse reaction of an individual following an immunization;

    (3) Prior to administration of immunizations, a pharmacist shall have completed a board approved immunization administration course and completed an American Red Cross or American Heart Association basic life-support training, and maintain certification in the same.

    (4) Continuing education requirements for this area of practice;

    (5) Reporting requirements for pharmacists administering immunizations to report to the primary care physician or other licensed health care provider as identified by the person receiving the immunization;

    (6) Reporting requirements for pharmacists administering immunizations to report to the West Virginia Statewide Immunization Information (WVSII);

    (7) That a pharmacist may not delegate the authority to administer immunizations to any other person; unless administered by a licensed pharmacy intern under the direct supervision of a pharmacist of whom both pharmacist and intern have successfully completed all board required training.

    (8) Any other provisions necessary to implement the provisions of this section.

    (e) The board, the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine shall propose joint rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to permit licensed pharmacists to administer other immunizations such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Herpes Zoster and Tetanus. These rules shall provide, at a minimum, the same provisions contained in subsection (d)(1) through (d)(8) of this section.

    (f) All of the board's rules in effect and not in conflict with these provisions, shall remain in effect until they are amended or rescinded.

§30-5-8. Fees; special revenue account; administrative fines.

    (a) All fees and other moneys, except fines, received by the board shall be deposited in a separate special revenue fund in the State Treasury designated the “Board of Pharmacy Fund”, which fund is continued. The fund is used by the board for the administration of this article. Except as may be provided in article one of this chapter, the board shall retain the amounts in the special revenue account from year to year. Any compensation or expense incurred under this article is not a charge against the General Revenue Fund.

    (b) The board shall deposit any amounts received as administrative fines imposed pursuant to this article into the General Revenue Fund of the State Treasury.

§30-5-9. Qualifications for licensure as pharmacist;

    (a) To be eligible for a license to practice pharmacist care under the provisions of this article, the applicant shall:

    (1) Submit a written application to the board;

    (2) Be eighteen years of age or older;

    (3) Pay all applicable fees;

    (4) Graduate from an accredited school of pharmacy;

    (5) Complete at least fifteen hundred hours of internship in a pharmacy under the instruction and supervision of a pharmacist;

    (6) Pass an examination or examinations approved by the board;

    (7) Not be an alcohol or drug abuser, as these terms are defined in section eleven, article one-a, chapter twenty-seven of this code: Provided, That an applicant in an active recovery process, which may, in the discretion of the board, be evidenced by participation in a twelve-step program or other similar group or process, may be considered;

    (8) Present to the board satisfactory evidence that he or she is a person of good moral character, has not been convicted of a felony involving controlled substances or violent crime;

    (9) Not been convicted in any jurisdiction of a felony or any crime which bears a rational nexus to the individual's ability to practice pharmacist care; and

    (10) Has fulfilled any other requirement specified by the board in rule.

    (b) An applicant from another jurisdiction shall comply with all the requirements of this article.

§30-5-10. Scope practice for licensed pharmacist;

    (a) A licensed pharmacist may:

    (1) Provide care related to the interpretation, evaluation, and implementation of medical orders;

    (2) Dispense of prescription drug orders; participate in drug and device selection;

    (3) Provide drug administration;

    (4) Provide drug regimen review;

    (5) Provide drug or drug-related research;

    (6) Perform patient counseling;

    (7) Provide pharmacy related primary care;

    (8) Provide pharmacist care in all areas of patient care, including collaborative pharmacy practice;

    (9) Compound and label drugs and drug devices;

    (10) Proper and safe storage of drugs and devices;

    (11) Maintain proper records;

    (12) Provide patient counseling concerning the therapeutic value and proper use of drugs and devices;

    (13) Order laboratory tests in accordance with drug therapy management; and

    (14) Provide medication therapy management.

    (b) A licensee meeting the requirements as promulgated by legislative rule may administer immunizations.

    (c) The sale of any medicine, if the contents of its container, or any part thereof, taken at one time, are likely to prove poisonous, deleterious, or habit-forming is prohibited by any person other than a registered pharmacist, who shall take precautions to acquaint the purchaser of the nature of the medicine at the time of sale.

§30-5-11. Registration of pharmacy technicians;

    (a) To be eligible for registration as a pharmacy technician to assist in the practice of pharmacist care, the applicant shall:

    (1) Submit a written application to the board;

    (2) Pay the applicable fees;

    (3) Have graduated from high school or obtained a Certificate of General Educational Development (GED) or equivalent;

    (4) Have:

    (A) Graduated from a competency-based pharmacy technician education and training program as approved by legislative rule of the board; or

    (B)Completed a pharmacy provided, competency-based education and training program approved by the board;

    (5) Effective July 1, 2014, have successfully passed an examination developed using nationally recognized and validated psychometric and pharmacy practice standards approved by the board;

    (6) Not be an alcohol or drug abuser, as these terms are defined in section eleven, article one-a, chapter twenty-seven of this code: Provided, That an applicant in an active recovery process, which may, in the discretion of the board, be evidenced by participation in a twelve-step program or other similar group or process, may be considered;

    (8) Not have been convicted of a felony in any jurisdiction within ten years preceding the date of application for license, which conviction remains unreversed;

    (9) Not have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony in any jurisdiction if the offense for which he or she was convicted bearing a rational nexus to the practice of pharmacist care, which conviction remains unreversed; and

    (10) Have fulfilled any other requirement specified by the board in rule.

    (b) A person whose license to practice pharmacist care has been denied, revoked, suspended, or restricted for disciplinary purposes in any jurisdiction is not eligible to be registered as a pharmacy technician.

    (c) A person registered to assist in the practice pharmacist care issued by the board prior to June 30, 2014, shall for all purposes be considered registered under this article and may renew pursuant to the provisions of this article.

§30-5-12. Scope practice for registered pharmacy technician.

    (a) A registered pharmacy technician shall, under the direct supervision of the licensed pharmacist, perform at a minimum the following:

    (1) Assist in the dispensing process;

    (2) Receive new written or electronic prescription drug orders;

    (3) Compound; and

    (4) Stock medications. 

    (b) A registered pharmacy technician may perform the following under indirect supervision of a licensed pharmacists:

    (1) Process medical coverage claims; and

    (2) Cashier.

    (c) A registered pharmacy technician may not perform the following:

    (1) Drug regimen review;

    (2) Clinical conflict resolution;

    (3) Contact a prescriber concerning prescription drug order clarification or therapy modification;

    (4) Patient counseling;

    (5) Dispense process validation;

    (6) Prescription transfer; and

    (7) Receive new oral prescription drug orders.

    (d) Indirect supervision of a registered pharmacy technician is permitted to allow a pharmacist to take one break of no more than thirty minutes during any contiguous eight-hour period. The pharmacist may leave the pharmacy area but may not leave the building during the break. When a pharmacist is on break, a pharmacy technician may continue to prepare prescriptions for the pharmacist’s verification. A prescription may not be delivered until the pharmacist has verified the accuracy of the prescription, and counseling, if required, has been provided to or refused by the patient.

    (e) A pharmacy that permits indirect supervision of a pharmacy technician during a pharmacist’s break shall have either an interactive voice response system or a voice mail system installed on the pharmacy phone line in order to receive new prescription orders and refill authorizations during the break.

    (f) The pharmacy shall establish protocols that require a registered pharmacy technician to interrupt the pharmacist’s break if an emergency arises.

§30-5-13. Pharmacist interns.

    (a) To be eligible for a license to assist in the practice of pharmacist care as a pharmacy intern, the applicant shall be:

    (1) Enrolled and progressing to obtain a degree in a professional degree program of a school or college of pharmacy that has been approved by the board, and is satisfactorily progressing toward meeting the requirements for licensure as a pharmacist; or

    (2) A graduate of an approved professional degree program of a school or college of pharmacy or a graduate who has established educational equivalency by obtaining a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee Certificate, who is currently licensed by the board for the purpose of obtaining practical experience as a requirement for licensure as a pharmacist; or

    (3) A qualified applicant awaiting examination for licensure or meeting board requirements for relicensure; or

    (4) An individual participating in a pharmacy residency or fellowship program.

§30-5-14. Prohibiting the dispensing of prescription orders in absence of practitioner-patient relationship.

    A pharmacist may not compound or dispense any prescription order when he or she has knowledge that the prescription was issued by a practitioner without establishing a valid practitioner-patient relationship. An online or telephonic evaluation by questionnaire, or an online or telephonic consultation, is inadequate to establish a valid practitioner-patient relationship: Provided, That this prohibition does not apply:

    (1) In a documented emergency;

    (2) In an on-call or cross-coverage situation; or

    (3) Where patient care is rendered in consultation with another practitioner who has an ongoing relationship with the patient and who has agreed to supervise the patient's treatment, including the use of any prescribed medications.

§30-5-15. Reciprocal licensure of pharmacists from other states or countries.

    (a) The board may by reciprocity license pharmacists in this state who have been authorized to practice pharmacist care in another state: Provided, That the applicant for licensure meets the requirements of the rules for reciprocity promulgated by the board in accordance with the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-a of this code: Provided, however, That reciprocity is not authorized for pharmacists from another state where that state does not permit reciprocity to pharmacists licensed in West Virginia.

    (b) The board may refuse reciprocity to pharmacists from another country unless the applicant qualifies under the legislative rules as may be promulgated by the board for licensure of foreign applicants.

§30-5-16. Renewal requirements.

    (a) All persons regulated by this article shall annually or biannually, renew his or her board authorization by completing a form prescribed by the board and submitting any other information required by the board.

    (b) The board shall charge a fee for each renewal of an board authorization and shall charge a late fee for any renewal not paid by the due date. 

    (c) The board shall require as a condition of renewal that each licensee or registrant complete continuing education.

    (d) The board may deny an application for renewal for any reason which would justify the denial of an original application.

    (e) After June 30, 2014, a previously registered pharmacy technician may renew his or her current registration without having successfully completed the requirements of subdivision six, subsection (a), of section eleven. The previously registered pharmacist may continue to renew his or her registration under this provision.

§30-5-17. Special volunteer pharmacist license; civil immunity for voluntary services rendered to indigents.

    (a) There is a special volunteer pharmacist license for pharmacists retired or retiring from the active practice of pharmacist care who wish to donate their expertise for the pharmacist care and treatment of indigent and needy patients in the clinic setting of clinics organized, in whole or in part, for the delivery of health care services without charge. The special volunteer pharmacist license shall be issued by the board to pharmacists licensed or otherwise eligible for licensure under this article and the legislative rules promulgated hereunder without the payment of an application fee, license fee or renewal fee, and the initial license shall be issued for the remainder of the licensing period, and renewed consistent with the boards other licensing requirements. The board shall develop application forms for the special license provided in this subsection which shall contain the pharmacist’s acknowledgment that:

    (1) The pharmacist’s practice under the special volunteer pharmacist license shall be exclusively devoted to providing pharmacist care to needy and indigent persons in West Virginia;

    (2) The pharmacist may not receive any payment or compensation, either direct or indirect, or have the expectation of any payment or compensation, for any pharmacist care rendered under the special volunteer pharmacist license;

    (3) The pharmacist will supply any supporting documentation that the board may reasonably require; and

    (4) The pharmacist agrees to continue to participate in continuing professional education as required by the board for the special volunteer pharmacist license.

    (b) Any pharmacist who renders any pharmacist care to indigent and needy patients of a clinic organized, in whole or in part, for the delivery of health care services without charge under a special volunteer pharmacist license authorized under subsection (a) of this section without payment or compensation or the expectation or promise of payment or compensation is immune from liability for any civil action arising out of any act or omission resulting from the rendering of the pharmacist care at the clinic unless the act or omission was the result of the pharmacist’s gross negligence or willful misconduct. In order for the immunity under this subsection to apply, there shall be a written agreement between the pharmacist and the clinic pursuant to which the pharmacist provides voluntary uncompensated pharmacist care under the control of the clinic to patients of the clinic before the rendering of any services by the pharmacist at the clinic: Provided, That any clinic entering into such written agreement is required to maintain liability coverage of not less than $1 million per occurrence.

    (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, a clinic organized, in whole or in part, for the delivery of health care services without charge is not relieved from imputed liability for the negligent acts of a pharmacist rendering voluntary pharmacist care at or for the clinic under a special volunteer pharmacist license authorized under subsection (a) of this section.

    (d) For purposes of this section, “otherwise eligible for licensure” means the satisfaction of all the requirements for licensure as listed in section nine of this article and in the legislative rules promulgated thereunder, except the fee requirements of that section and of the legislative rules promulgated by the board relating to fees.

    (e) Nothing in this section may be construed as requiring the board to issue a special volunteer pharmacist license to any pharmacist whose license is or has been subject to any disciplinary action or to any pharmacist who has surrendered a license or caused such license to lapse, expire and become invalid in lieu of having a complaint initiated or other action taken against his or her license, or who has elected to place a pharmacist license in inactive status in lieu of having a complaint initiated or other action taken against his or her license, or who has been denied a pharmacist license.

    (f) Any policy or contract of liability insurance providing coverage for liability sold, issued or delivered in this state to any pharmacist covered under the provisions of this article shall be read so as to contain a provision or endorsement whereby the company issuing such policy waives or agrees not to assert as a defense on behalf of the policyholder or any beneficiary thereof, to any claim covered by the terms of such policy within the policy limits, the immunity from liability of the insured by reason of the care and treatment of needy and indigent patients by a pharmacist who holds a special volunteer pharmacist license.

§30-5-18. Pharmacist requirements to participate in a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement.

    For a pharmacist to participate in a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement, the pharmacist shall:

    (a) Have an unrestricted and current license to practice as a pharmacist in West Virginia;

    (b) Personally have or have employer coverage of at least $1 million of professional liability insurance coverage;

    (c) Meet one of the following qualifications, at a minimum:

    (1) Earned a Certification from the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, is a Certified Geriatric Practitioner, or has completed an American Society of Health System Pharmacists(ASHP) accredited residency program, which includes two years of clinical experience approved by the board; or

    (2) Successfully completed the course of study and holds the academic degree of Doctor of Pharmacy and has three years of clinical experience approved by the board and has completed an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) approved practice based continuing pharmacy education activity in the area of practice covered by the collaborative pharmacy practice agreement; or

    (3) Successfully completed the course of study and hold the academic degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and has five years of clinical experience approved by the board and has completed two ACPE approved practice based continuing pharmacy education activity with at least one program in the area of practice covered by a collaborative pharmacy practice agreement.

§30-5-19. Collaborative pharmacy practice agreement.

    (a) A pharmacist engaging in collaborative pharmacy practice shall have on file at his or her place of practice the collaborative pharmacy practice agreement. The existence and subsequent termination of the agreement and any additional information the rules may require concerning the agreement, including the agreement itself, shall be made available to the appropriate licensing board for review upon request. The agreement may allow the pharmacist, within the pharmacist’s scope of practice pursuant to the collaborative pharmacy practice agreement, to conduct drug therapy management activities approved by the collaborating physician. The collaborative pharmacy practice agreement shall be a voluntary process, which is a physician directed approach, that is entered into between an individual physician or physician group, an individual pharmacist or pharmacists and an individual patient or the patient’s authorized representative who has given informed consent as per subsection (c).

    (b) A collaborative pharmacy practice agreement may authorize a pharmacist to provide drug therapy management. In instances where drug therapy is discontinued, the pharmacist shall notify the treating physician of the discontinuance in the time frame and in the manner established by joint legislative rules. Each protocol developed, pursuant to the collaborative pharmacy practice agreement, shall contain detailed direction concerning the services that the pharmacists may perform for that patient. The protocol shall include, but need not be limited to:

    (1) The specific drug or drugs to be managed by the pharmacist;

    (2) The terms and conditions under which drug therapy may be implemented, modified or discontinued;

    (3) The conditions and events upon which the pharmacist is required to notify the physician; and

    (4) The laboratory tests that may be ordered in accordance with drug therapy management.

    (c) All activities performed by the pharmacist in conjunction with the protocol shall be documented in the patient's medical record. The pharmacists shall report at least every thirty days to the physician regarding the patient's drug therapy management. The collaborative pharmacy practice agreement and protocols shall be available for inspection by the board, the West Virginia Board of Medicine, or the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine, depending on the licensing board of the participating physician. A copy of the protocol shall be filed in the patient's medical record.

    (d) Collaborative pharmacy agreements may not include the management of controlled substances.

    (e) A collaborative pharmacy practice agreement, meeting the requirements herein established and in accordance with joint rules, shall be allowed in the hospital setting, the nursing home setting, the medical school setting and the hospital, community-based pharmacy setting and ambulatory care clinics. The pharmacist shall be employed by or under contract to provide services to the hospital, pharmacy, nursing home or medical school, or hold a faculty appointment with one of the schools of pharmacy or medicine in this state.

    (f) Nothing pertaining to collaborative pharmacy practice shall be interpreted to permit a pharmacist to accept delegation of a physician's authority outside the limits included in the appropriate board's statute and rules.

§30-5-20. Board authorizations shall be displayed.

    (a) The board shall prescribe the form for an board authorization, and may issue a duplicate upon payment of a fee.

    (b) Any person regulated by the article shall conspicuously display his or her board authorization at his or her principal business location.

§30-5-21. Responsibility for quality of drugs dispensed; exception; falsification of labels; deviation from prescription.

    (a) All persons, whether licensed pharmacists or not, shall be responsible for the quality of all drugs, chemicals and medicines they may sell or dispense, with the exception of those sold in or dispensed unchanged from the original retail package of the manufacturer, in which event the manufacturer shall be responsible.

    (b) Except as provided in section twelve-b of this article, the following acts shall be prohibited:

    (1) The falsification of any label upon the immediate container, box and/or package containing a drug;

    (2) The substitution or the dispensing of a different drug in lieu of any drug prescribed in a prescription without the approval of the practitioner authorizing the original prescription: Provided, That this may not be construed to interfere with the art of prescription compounding which does not alter the therapeutic properties of the prescription or appropriate generic substitute;

    (3) The filling or refilling of any prescription for a greater quantity of any drug or drug product than that prescribed in the original prescription without a written or electronic order or an oral order reduced to writing, or the refilling of a prescription without the verbal, written or electronic consent of the practitioner authorizing the original prescription.

§30-5-22. Pharmacies to be registered.

    (a) A pharmacy, an ambulatory health care facility, and a charitable clinic pharmacy shall register with the board.

    (b) A person desiring to operate, maintain, open or establish a pharmacy shall register with the board.

    (c) To be eligible for a registration to operate, maintain, open or establish a pharmacy the applicant shall:

    (1) Submit a written application to the board;

    (2) Pay all applicable fees;

    (3) Designate a pharmacist-in-charge; and

    (4) Successfully complete an inspection by the board.

    (d) A separate application shall be made and separate registration issued for each location.

    (e) Registration are not transferable.

    (f) Registration expire and shall be renewed annually.

    (g) If a registration expires, the pharmacy shall be reinspected and an inspection fee is required.

    (h) A registrant shall employ a pharmacist-in-charge and operate in compliance with the legislative rules governing the practice of pharmacist care and the operation of a pharmacy.

    (i) The provisions of this section do not apply to the sale of nonprescription drugs which are not required to be dispensed pursuant to a practitioner's prescription.

§30-5-23. Pharmacist-in-charge.

    (a) A pharmacy shall be under the direction and supervision of a licensed pharmacist who shall be designated by the owner of the pharmacy as the pharmacist-in-charge: Provided, That the Board may permit by rule for a charitable clinic pharmacy to be supervised by a committee of pharmacists-in-charge who accept as a group the responsibilities of the required pharmacist-in-charge. This designation shall be filed with the board within thirty days of the designation.

    (b) The pharmacist-in-charge is responsible for the pharmacy's compliance with state and federal pharmacy laws and regulations and for maintaining records and inventory.

    (c) A pharmacist-in-charge may not hold such designated position at more than one pharmacy, whether within or outside the State of West Virginia: Provided, That the Board may permit by rule that he or she may volunteer as the pharmacist-in-charge at a charitable clinic pharmacy while serving as a pharmacist-in-charge in another pharmacy.

    (d) An interim pharmacist-in-charge may be designated for a period not to exceed sixty days. The request for an interim pharmacist-in-charge shall detail the circumstances which warrant the change. This change in designation shall be filed with the board within thirty days of the designation.

§30-5-24. Permits for mail-order pharmacy.

    (a) A mail-order pharmacy which dispenses drugs shall register with the board.

    (b) A mail-order pharmacy shall submit an application for a permit to the board. The application shall require the following information:

    (1) The owner of the mail-order pharmacy, whether an individual, a partnership, or a corporation.

    (2) The names and titles of all individual owners, partners or corporate officers.

    (3) The pharmacy manager.

    (4) The pharmacist-in-charge.

    (5) The complete address, telephone number and fax number of the mail-order pharmacy.

    (c) This section does not apply to any mail-order pharmacy which operates solely as a wholesale distributor.

§30-5-25. Permit for manufacture and packaging of drugs, medicines, distribution of prescription drugs.

    (a) Drugs may not be manufactured, made, produced, packed, packaged or prepared within the state, except under the personal supervision of a pharmacist or other qualified person as may be approved by the board;

    (b) A person may not manufacture, package or prepare a drug without obtaining a permit from the board.

    (c) A person, who offers for sale, sells, offers for sale through the method of distribution any prescription drugs is subject to this article.

    (d) The application for a permit shall be made on a form to be prescribed and furnished by the board and shall be accompanied by an application fee.

    (e) The board shall promulgate rules on permit requirements and sanitation requirements.

    (f) Separate applications shall be made and separate permits issued for each place of manufacture, distribution, making, producing, packing, packaging or preparation.

§30-5-26. Filling of prescriptions more than one year after issuance.

    A prescription order may not be dispensed after twelve months from the date of issuance by the practitioner. A pharmacist may fill the prescription after twelve months if the prescriber confirms to the pharmacist that he or she still wants the prescription filled and the pharmacist documents upon the prescription that the confirmation was obtained.

§30-5-27. Partial filling of prescriptions.

    (a) The partial filling of a prescription is permissible for any prescription if the pharmacist is unable to supply, or the patient requests less than the full quantity called for in a written, electronic, or oral prescription, provided the pharmacist makes a notation of the quantity supplied on either the written prescription or in the electronic record.

    (b) The partial filling of a prescription for a controlled substance listed in Schedule II is permissible if the pharmacist is unable to supply or the patient requests less than the full quantity called for in the prescription. The remaining portion of the prescription may be filled within seventy-two hours of the first partial filling: Provided, That if the remaining portion is not or cannot be filled within the seventy-two hour period, the pharmacist shall notify the prescribing individual practitioner. Further quantity may not be supplied beyond seventy-two hours without a new prescription.

§30-5-28. Partial filling of prescriptions for long-term care facility or terminally ill patients; requirements; records; violations.

    (a) As used in this section, “long-term care facility” or “LTCF” means any nursing home, personal care home, or residential board and care home as defined in section two, article five-c, chapter sixteen of this code which provides extended health care to resident patients: Provided, That the care or treatment in a household, whether for compensation or not, of any person related by blood or marriage, within the degree of consanguinity of second cousin to the head of the household, or his or her spouse, may not be deemed to constitute a nursing home, personal care home or residential board and care home within the meaning of this article. This section does not apply to:

    (1) Hospitals, as defined under section one, article five-b, chapter sixteen of this code or to extended care facilities operated in conjunction with a hospital;

    (2) State institutions as defined in section six, article one, chapter twenty-seven or in section three, article one, chapter twenty-five, all of this code;

    (3) Nursing homes operated by the federal government;

    (4) Facilities owned or operated by the state government;

    (5) Institutions operated for the treatment and care of alcoholic patients;

    (6) Offices of physicians; or

    (7) Hotels, boarding homes or other similar places that furnish to their guests only a room and board.

    (b) As used in this section, “terminally ill” means that an individual has a medical prognosis that his or her life expectancy is six months or less.

    (c) Schedule II prescriptions for patients in a LTCF and for terminally ill patients shall be valid for a period of sixty days from the date of issue unless terminated within a shorter period by the discontinuance of the medication.

    (d) A prescription for a Schedule II controlled substance written for a patient in a LTCF or for a terminally ill patient may be filled in partial quantities, including, but not limited to, individual dosage units. The total quantity of Schedule II controlled substances dispensed in all partial filling may not exceed the total quantity prescribed.

    (1) If there is any question whether a patient may be classified as having a terminal illness, the pharmacist shall contact the prescribing practitioner prior to partially filling the prescription.

    (2) Both the pharmacist and the prescribing practitioner have a corresponding responsibility to assure that the controlled substance is for a terminally ill patient.

    (e) The pharmacist shall record on the prescription that the patient is “terminally ill” or a “LTCF patient”. A prescription that is partially filled and does not contain the notation “terminally ill” or “LTCF patient” shall be deemed to have been filled in violation of section three hundred eight, article three, chapter sixty-a of this code.

    (f) For each partial filling, the dispensing pharmacist shall record on the back of the prescription, or on another appropriate record which is readily retrievable, the following information:

    (1) The date of the partial filling;

    (2) The quantity dispensed;

    (3) The remaining quantity authorized to be dispensed; and

    (4) The identification of the dispensing pharmacist.

    (g) Information pertaining to current Schedule II prescriptions for terminally ill and LTCF patients may be maintained in a computerized system if such a system has the capability to permit either by display or printout, for each patient and each medication, all of the information required by this section as well as the patient's name and address, the name of each medication, original prescription number, date of issue, and prescribing practitioner information. The system shall also allow immediate updating of the prescription record each time a partial filling of the prescription is performed and immediate retrieval of all information required under this section.

§30-5-29. Limitations of article.

    (a) This article may not be construed to prevent, restrict or in any manner interfere with the sale of nonnarcotic nonprescription drugs which may be lawfully sold without a prescription in accordance with the United States Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act or the laws of this state, nor may any legislative rule be adopted by the board which shall require the sale of nonprescription drugs by a licensed pharmacist or in a pharmacy or which shall prevent, restrict or otherwise interfere with the sale or distribution of such drugs by any retail merchant. The sale or distribution of nonprescription drugs may not be deemed to be improperly engaging in the practice of pharmacist care.

    (b) This article may not be construed to interfere with any legally qualified practitioner of medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine, who is not the proprietor of the store for the dispensing or retailing of drugs and who is not in the employ of such proprietor, in the compounding of his or her own prescriptions or to prevent him or her from supplying to his or her patients such medicines as he or she may deem proper, if such supply is not made as a sale.

    (c) The exception provided in subsection (b) of this section does not apply to an ambulatory health care facility: Provided, That a legally licensed and qualified practitioner of medicine or dentistry may supply medicines to patients that he or she treats in a free clinic and that he or she deems appropriate.

§30-5-30. Actions to enjoin violations.

    (a) If the board obtains information that any person has engaged in, is engaging in or is about to engage in any act which constitutes or will constitute a violation of the provisions of this article, the rules promulgated pursuant to this article, or a final order or decision of the board, it may issue a notice to the person to cease and desist in engaging in the act and/or apply to the circuit court in the county of the alleged violation for an order enjoining the act.

    (b) The circuit court may issue a temporary injunction pending a decision on the merits, and may issue a permanent injunction based on its findings in the case.

    (c) The judgment of the circuit court on an application permitted by the provisions of this section is final unless reversed, vacated or modified on appeal to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

§30-5-31. Complaints; investigations; due process procedure;                 grounds for disciplinary action.

    (a) The board may initiate a complaint upon receipt of credible information, and shall upon the receipt of a written complaint of any person, cause an investigation to be made to determine whether grounds exist for disciplinary action under this article or the legislative rules promulgated pursuant to this article.

    (b) After reviewing any information obtained through an investigation, the board shall determine if probable cause exists that the licensee, registrant or permittee has violated subsection (g) of this section or rules promulgated pursuant to this article.

    (c) Upon a finding of probable cause to go forward with a complaint, the board shall provide a copy of the complaint to the licensee, registrant or permittee.

    (d) Upon a finding that probable cause exists that the licensee, registrant or permittee has violated subsection (g) of this section or rules promulgated pursuant to this article, the board may enter into a consent decree or hold a hearing for disciplinary action against the licensee, registrant or permittee. Any hearing shall be held in accordance with the provisions of this article, and shall require a violation to be proven by a preponderance of the evidence.

    (e) Any member of the board or the executive director of the board may issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum to obtain testimony and documents to aid in the investigation of allegations against any person regulated by the article.

    (f) Any member of the board or its executive director may sign a consent decree or other legal document on behalf of the board.

    (g) The board may, after notice and opportunity for hearing, deny or refuse to renew, suspend, restrict or revoke the license, registration or permit of, or impose probationary conditions upon or take disciplinary action against, any licensee, registrant or permittee for any of the following reasons:

    (1) Obtaining a board authorization by fraud, misrepresentation or concealment of material facts;

    (2) Being convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude or a violation of chapter sixty-a of this code.

    (3) Being guilty of unprofessional conduct which placed the public at risk, as defined by legislative rule of the board;

    (4) Intentional violation of a lawful order or legislative rule of the board;

    (5) Having had a board authorization revoked or suspended, other disciplinary action taken, or an application for a board authorization revoked or suspended by the proper authorities of another jurisdiction;

    (6) Aiding or abetting unlicensed practice;

    (7) Engaging in an act while acting in a professional capacity which has endangered or is likely to endanger the health, welfare or safety of the public;

    (8) Incapacity that prevents a licensee or registrant from engaging in the practice of pharmacist care or assisting in the practice of pharmacist care, with reasonable skill, competence, and safety to the public;

    (9) Violation of any laws, including rules pertaining thereto, of this or any other jurisdiction, relating to the practice of pharmacist care, drug samples, drug manufacturing, wholesale or retail drug or device distribution, or controlled substances;

    (10) Committing fraud in connection with the practice of pharmacist care;

    (11) Disciplinary action taken by another state or jurisdiction against a board authorization to practice pharmacist care based upon conduct by the licensee, registrant or permittee similar to conduct that would constitute grounds for actions as defined in this section;

    (12) Failure to report to the board any adverse action taken by another licensing jurisdiction, government agency, law-enforcement agency, or court for conduct that would constitute grounds for action as defined in this section;

    (13) Failure to report to the board one's surrender of a license or authorization to practice pharmacist care in another jurisdiction while under disciplinary investigation by any of those authorities or bodies for conduct that would constitute grounds for action as defined in this section;

    (14) Failure to report to the board any adverse judgment, settlement, or award arising from a malpractice claim related to conduct that would constitute grounds for action as defined in this section;

    (15) Knowing or suspecting that a licensee or registrant is incapable of engaging in the practice of pharmacist care or assisting in the practice of pharmacist care, with reasonable skill, competence, and safety to the public, and failing to report any relevant information to the board;

    (16) Illegal use or disclosure of protected health information;

    (17) Engaging in any conduct that subverts or attempts to subvert any licensing examination or the administration of any licensing examination;

    (18) Failure to furnish to the board or its representatives any information legally requested by the board, or failure to cooperate with or knowingly engaging in any conduct which obstructs an investigation being conducted by the board;

    (19) Agreeing to participate in a prescription drug product conversion program promoted or offered by a manufacturer, wholesaler or distributor of such product for which the pharmacist or pharmacy received any form of financial remuneration, or agreed to participate in a prescription drug program in which the pharmacist or pharmacy is promoted or offered as the exclusive provider of prescription drug products or whereby in any way the public is denied, limited or influenced in selecting pharmacist care or counseling;

    (20) Violation of any of the terms or conditions of any order entered in any disciplinary action.

    (h) For the purposes of subsection (g) of this section, effective July 1, 2013, disciplinary action may include:

    (1) Reprimand;

    (2) Probation;

    (3) Restrictions;

    (4) Suspension;

    (5) Revocation;

    (6) Administrative fine, not to exceed $1,000 per day per violation;

    (7) Mandatory attendance at continuing education seminars or other training;

    (8) Practicing under supervision or other restriction; or

    (9) Requiring the licensee, registrant or permittee to report to the board for periodic interviews for a specified period of time.

    (i) In addition to any other sanction imposed, the board may require a licensee, registrant or permittee to pay the costs of the proceeding.

    (j) The board may defer disciplinary action with regard to an impaired licensee or registrant who voluntarily signs an agreement, in a form satisfactory to the board, agreeing not to practice pharmacist care and to enter an approved treatment and monitoring program in accordance with the board’s legislative rule. This subsection, provided that this section should not apply to a licensee or registrant who has been convicted of, pleads guilty to, or enters a plea of nolo contendere or a conviction relating to a controlled substance in any jurisdiction.

    (k) A person authorized to practice under this article, who reports or otherwise provides evidence of the negligence, impairment or incompetence of another member of this profession to the board or to any peer review organization, is not liable to any person for making such a report if such report is made without actual malice and in the reasonable belief that such report is warranted by the facts known to him or her at the time.

§30-5-32. Procedures for hearing; right of appeal.

    (a) Hearings are governed by the provisions of section eight, article one of this chapter.

    (b) The board may conduct the hearing or elect to have an administrative law judge conduct the hearing.

    (c) If the hearing is conducted by an administrative law judge, at the conclusion of a hearing he or she shall prepare a proposed written order containing findings of fact and conclusions of law. The proposed order may contain proposed disciplinary actions if the board so directs. The board may accept, reject or modify the decision of the administrative law judge.

    (d) Any member or the executive director of the board has the authority to administer oaths, examine any person under oath and issue subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum.

    (e) If, after a hearing, the board determines the licensee, registrant or permittee has violated provisions of this article or the board's rules, a formal written decision shall be prepared which contains findings of fact, conclusions of law and a specific description of the disciplinary actions imposed.

§30-5-33. Judicial review.

    Any person adversely affected by a decision of the board entered after a hearing may obtain judicial review of the decision in accordance with section four, article five, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code, and may appeal any ruling resulting from judicial review in accordance with article six, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code.

§30-5-34. Criminal offenses.

    When, as a result of an investigation under this article or otherwise, the board has reason to believe that a person authorized under this article has committed a criminal offense the board may bring its information to the attention of an appropriate law-enforcement official. 

ARTICLE 8. WHOLESALE DRUG DISTRIBUTION LICENSING ACT OF 1991.

§60A-8-7. Wholesale drug distributor licensing requirements.

    (a) Every applicant for a license under this article shall provide the board with the following as part of the application for a license and as part of any renewal of such license:

    (1) The name, full business address and telephone number of the licensee;

    (2) All trade or business names used by the licensee;

    (3) Addresses, telephone numbers and the names of contact persons for all facilities used by the licensee for the storage, handling and distribution of prescription drugs;

    (4) The type of ownership or operation (i.e., partnership, corporation or sole proprietorship);

    (5) The name(s) of the owner and operator, or both, of the licensee, including:

    (A) If a person, the name of the person;

    (B) If a partnership, the name of each partner and the name of the partnership;

    (C) If a corporation, the name and title of each corporate officer and director, the corporate names and the name of the state of incorporation; and

    (D) If a sole proprietorship, the full name of the sole proprietor and the name of the business entity; and

    (6) Any other information or documentation that the board may require.

    (b) All wholesale distributors and pharmacy distributors shall be subject to the following requirements:

    (1) No person or distribution outlet may act as a wholesale drug distributor without first obtaining a license to do so from the Board of Pharmacy and paying any reasonable fee required by the Board of Pharmacy, such fee not to exceed four hundred dollars per year: Provided, That for licenses that are effective on and after July 1, 2012, the annual fee shall be $750 per license until modified by legislative rule. All fees collected pursuant to this section shall be used for the operation and implementation of the West Virginia Controlled Substances Monitoring Program database or in the same manner as those fees governed by section fourteen-b, article five, chapter thirty of this code.

    (2) The Board of Pharmacy may grant a temporary license when a wholesale drug distributor first applies to the board for a wholesale drug distributor’s license and the temporary license shall remain valid until the Board of Pharmacy finds that the applicant meets or fails to meet the requirements for regular licensure, except that no temporary license shall be valid for more than ninety days from the date of issuance. Any temporary license issued pursuant to this subdivision shall be renewable for a similar period of time not to exceed ninety days pursuant to policies and procedures to be prescribed by the Board of Pharmacy.

    (3) No license may be issued or renewed for a wholesale drug distributor to operate unless the distributor operates in a manner prescribed by law and according to the rules promulgated by the Board of Pharmacy with respect thereto.

    (4) The Board of Pharmacy may require a separate license for each facility directly or indirectly owned or operated by the same business entity within this state, or for a parent entity with divisions, subsidiaries, or affiliate companies within this state when operations are conducted at more than one location and there exists joint ownership and control among all the entities.

    (c) The minimum qualifications for licensure are set forth in this section as follows:

    (1) As a condition for receiving and retaining any wholesale drug distributor license issued pursuant to this article, each applicant shall satisfy the Board of Pharmacy that it has and will continuously maintain:

    (A) Acceptable storage and handling conditions plus facilities standards;

    (B) Minimum liability and other insurance as may be required under any applicable federal or state law;

    (C) A security system which includes after hours central alarm or comparable entry detection capability, restricted premises access, adequate outside perimeter lighting, comprehensive employment applicant screening and safeguards against employee theft;

    (D) An electronic, manual or any other reasonable system of records describing all wholesale distributor activities governed by this article for the two-year period following disposition of each product and being reasonably accessible as defined by Board of Pharmacy regulations during any inspection authorized by the Board of Pharmacy;

    (E) Officers, directors, managers and other persons in charge of wholesale drug distribution, storage and handling, who must at all times demonstrate and maintain their capability of conducting business according to sound financial practices as well as state and federal law;

    (F) Complete, updated information to be provided to the Board of Pharmacy as a condition for obtaining and retaining a license about each wholesale distributor to be licensed under this article including all pertinent licensee ownership and other key personnel and facilities information determined necessary for enforcement of this article;

    (G) Written policies and procedures which assure reasonable wholesale distributor preparation for protection against and handling of any facility security or operation problems, including, but not limited to, those caused by natural disaster or government emergency, inventory inaccuracies or product shipping and receiving, outdated product or other unauthorized product control, appropriate disposition of returned goods and product recalls;

    (H) Sufficient inspection procedures for all incoming and outgoing product shipments; and

    (I) Operations in compliance with all federal legal requirements applicable to wholesale drug distribution.

    (2) The board of pharmacy shall consider, at a minimum, the following factors in reviewing the qualifications of persons who apply for a wholesale distributor license under this section or for renewal of that license:

    (A) Any conviction of the applicant under any federal, state or local laws relating to drug samples, wholesale or retail drug distribution or distribution of controlled substances;

    (B) Any felony convictions of the applicant or any key person under federal, state or local laws;

    (C) The applicant's past experience in the manufacture or distribution of prescription drugs, including, but not limited to, controlled substances;

    (D) The furnishing by the applicant of false or fraudulent material in any application made in connection with drug manufacturing or distribution;

    (E) Suspension or revocation by federal, state or local government of any license currently or previously held by the applicant for the manufacture or distribution of any drug, including, but not limited to, controlled substances;

    (F) Compliance with licensing requirements under previously granted licenses, if any;

    (G) Whether personnel employed by the applicant in wholesale drug distribution have appropriate education or experience, or both education and experience, to assume responsibility for positions related to compliance with the requirements of this article;

    (H) Compliance with requirements to maintain and make available to the Board of Pharmacy or to federal, state or local law-enforcement officials those records required by this article; and

    (I) Any other factors or qualifications the Board of Pharmacy considers relevant to and consistent with the public health and safety, including whether the granting of the license would not be in the public interest.

    (3) All requirements set forth in this subsection shall conform to wholesale drug distributor licensing guidelines formally adopted by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA); and in case of conflict between any wholesale drug distributor licensing requirement imposed by the Board of Pharmacy pursuant to this subsection and any food and drug administration wholesale drug distributor licensing guideline, the latter shall control.

    (d) An employee of any licensed wholesale drug distributor need not seek licensure under this section and may lawfully possess pharmaceutical drugs when the employee is acting in the usual course of business or employment.

    (e) The issuance of a license pursuant to this article does not change or affect tax liability imposed by this state's Department of Tax and Revenue on any wholesale drug distributor.

    (f) An applicant who is awarded a license or renewal of a license shall give the board written notification of any material change in the information previously submitted in, or with the application for the license or for renewal thereof, whichever is the most recent document filed with the board, within thirty days after the material change occurs or the licensee becomes aware of the material change, whichever event occurs last. Material changes include, but are not limited to:

    (1) A change of the physical address or mailing address;

    (2) A change of the responsible individual, compliance officer or other executive officers or board members;

    (3) A change of the licensee's name or trade name;

    (4) A change in the location where the records of the licensee are retained;

    (5) The felony conviction of a key person of the licensee; and

    (6) Any other material change that the board may specify by rule.

    (g) Before denial of a license or application for renewal of a license, the applicant shall be entitled to a hearing in accordance with subsection (h), section eight, article one, chapter thirty of this code.

    (h) The licensing of any person as a wholesale drug distributor subjects the person and the person’s agents and employees to the jurisdiction of the board and to the laws of this state for the purpose of the enforcement of this article, article five, chapter thirty of this code and the rules of the board. However, the filing of an application for a license as a wholesale drug distributor by, or on behalf of, any person or the licensing of any person as a wholesale drug distributor may not, of itself, constitute evidence that the person is doing business within this state.

    (i) The Board of Pharmacy may adopt rules pursuant to section nine of this article which permit out-of-state wholesale drug distributors to obtain any license required by this article on the basis of reciprocity to the extent that: (1) An out-of-state wholesale drug distributor possesses a valid license granted by another state pursuant to legal standards comparable to those which must be met by a wholesale drug distributor of this state as prerequisites for obtaining a license under the laws of this state; and (2) such other state would extend reciprocal treatment under its own laws to a wholesale drug distributor of this state.

CHAPTER 60A. UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT.

ARTICLE 10. METHAMPHETAMINE LABORATORY ERADICATION ACT.

§60A-10-3. Definitions.

    In this article:

    (a) "Board of Pharmacy" or "board" means the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy established by the provisions of article five, chapter thirty of this code.

    (b) "Designated precursor" means any drug product made subject to the requirements of this article by the provisions of section ten of this article.

    (c) "Distributor" means any person within this state or another state, other than a manufacturer or wholesaler, who sells, delivers, transfers or in any manner furnishes a drug product to any person who is not the ultimate user or consumer of the product.

    (d) "Drug product" means a pharmaceutical product that contains ephedrine, pseudoephedrine or phenylpropanolamine or a substance identified on the supplemental list provided in section seven of this article which may be sold without a prescription and which is labeled for use by a consumer in accordance with the requirements of the laws and rules of this state and the federal government.

    (e) "Ephedrine " means ephedrine, its salts or optical isomers or salts of optical isomers.

    (f) "Manufacturer" means any person within this state who produces, compounds, packages or in any manner initially prepares for sale or use any drug product or any such person in another state if they cause the products to be compounded, packaged or transported into this state.

    (g) “National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators” or “NADDI” means the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1989, made up of members who are responsible for investigating and prosecuting pharmaceutical drug diversion, and that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, health care professionals, state regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the investigation and prevention of prescription drug abuse and diversion.

    (h) “Multi-State Real-Time Tracking System” or “MSRTTS” means the real-time electronic logging system provided by NADDI at no cost to states that have legislation requiring real-time electronic monitoring of precursor purchases, and agree to use the system. MSRTTS is used by pharmacies and law enforcement to track sales of over-the-counter (OTC) cold and allergy medications containing precursors to the illegal drug, methamphetamine.

    (i) "Phenylpropanolamine" means phenylpropanolamine, its salts, optical isomers and salts of optical isomers.

    (j) "Pseudoephedrine" means pseudoephedrine, its salts, optical isomers and salts of optical isomers.

    (k) "Precursor" means any substance which may be used along with other substances as a component in the production and distribution of illegal methamphetamine.

    (l) "Pharmacist" means an individual currently licensed by this state to engage in the practice of pharmacy and pharmaceutical care pharmacist care as defined in subsection (t), section one-b, article five, chapter thirty of this code.

    (m) "Pharmacy intern" has the same meaning as the term "intern" as set forth in section one-b, article five, chapter thirty of this code.

    (n) "Pharmacy" means any drugstore, apothecary or place within this state where drugs are dispensed and sold at retail or display for sale at retail and pharmaceutical pharmacist care is provided outside of this state where drugs are dispensed and pharmaceutical pharmacist care is provided to residents of this state.

    (o) "Pharmacy counter" means an area in the pharmacy restricted to the public where controlled substances are stored and housed and where controlled substances may only be sold, transferred or dispensed by a pharmacist, pharmacy intern or pharmacy technician.

    (p) "Pharmacy technician" means a registered technician who meets the requirements for registration as set forth in article five, chapter thirty of this code.

    (q) "Retail establishment" means any entity or person within this state who sells, transfers or distributes goods, including over-the-counter drug products, to an ultimate consumer.

    (r) "Schedule V" means the schedule of controlled substances set out in section two hundred twelve, section two of this chapter.

    (s) "Superintendent of the State Police" or "Superintendent" means the Superintendent of the West Virginia State Police as set forth in section five, article two, chapter fifteen of this code.

    (t) "Wholesaler" means any person within this state or another state, other than a manufacturer, who sells, transfers or in any manner furnishes a drug product to any other person in this state for the purpose of being resold.

§60A-10-5. Restrictions on the sale, transfer or delivery of certain drug products; penalties.

    (a) No pharmacy or individual may display, offer for sale or place a drug product containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine or phenylpropanolamine or other designated precursor where the public may freely access the drug product. All such drug products or designated precursors shall be placed behind a pharmacy counter where access is restricted to a pharmacist, a pharmacy intern, a pharmacy technician or other pharmacy employee.

    (b) All storage of drug products regulated by the provisions of this section shall be in a controlled and locked access location that is not accessible by the general public and shall maintain strict inventory control standards and complete records of quantity of the product maintained in bulk form.

    (c) No pharmacy may sell, deliver or provide any drug product regulated by the provisions of this section to any person who is under the age of eighteen.

    (d) If a drug product regulated by the provisions of this section is transferred, sold or delivered, the individual, pharmacy or retail establishment transferring, selling or delivering the drug product shall offer to have a pharmacist provide patient counseling, as defined by section one-b, article five, chapter thirty of this code and the rules of the Board of Pharmacy, to the person purchasing, receiving or acquiring the drug product in order to improve the proper use of the drug product and to discuss contraindications.

    (e) If a drug product regulated by the provisions of this section is transferred, sold or delivered, the individual, pharmacy or retail establishment transferring, selling or delivering the drug product shall require the person purchasing, receiving or otherwise acquiring the drug product to:

    (1) Produce a valid government-issued photo identification showing his or her date of birth; and

    (2) Sign a logbook, in either paper or electronic format, containing the information set forth in subsection (b), section eight of this article and attesting to the validity of the information.

    (f) Any person who knowingly makes a false representation or statement pursuant to the requirements of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, be confined in a jail for not more than six months, fined not more than $5,000, or both fined and confined.

    (g) (1) The pharmacist, pharmacy intern or pharmacy technician processing the transaction shall determine that the name entered in the logbook corresponds to the name provided on the identification.

    (2) Beginning January 1, 2013, a pharmacy or retail establishment shall, before completing a sale under this section, electronically submit the information required by section eight of this article to the Multi-State Real-Time Tracking System (MSRTTS) administered by the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI): Provided, That the system is available to retailers in the state without a charge for accessing the system. This system shall be capable of generating a stop-sale alert, which shall be a notification that completion of the sale would result in the seller or purchaser violating the quantity limits set forth in this article. The seller may not complete the sale if the system generates a stop-sale alert. The system shall contain an override function that may be used by a dispenser of a drug product who has a reasonable fear of imminent bodily harm if he or she does not complete a sale. Each instance in which the override function is utilized shall be logged by the system. Absent negligence, wantonness, recklessness or deliberate misconduct, any retailer utilizing the Multi-State Real-Time Tracking System in accordance with this subdivision may not be civilly liable as a result of any act or omission in carrying out the duties required by this subdivision and is immune from liability to any third party unless the retailer has violated any provision of this subdivision in relation to a claim brought for the violation.

    (3) If a pharmacy or retail establishment selling a nonprescription product containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine or phenylpropanolamine experiences mechanical or electronic failure of the Multi-State Real-Time Tracking System and is unable to comply with the electronic sales tracking requirement, the pharmacy or retail establishment shall maintain a written log or an alternative electronic record keeping mechanism until such time as the pharmacy or retail establishment is able to comply with the electronic sales tracking requirement.

    (h) This section does not apply to drug products that are dispensed pursuant to a prescription, are pediatric products primarily intended for administration, according to label instructions, to children under twelve years of age.

    (i) Any violation of this section is a misdemeanor, punishable upon conviction by a fine in an amount not more than $10,000.

    (j) The provisions of this section supersede and preempt all local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations pertaining to the sale of any compounds, mixtures or preparation containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine or phenylpropanolamine.

    On motion of Senator Stollings, the following amendment to the Government Organization committee amendment to the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2577) was next reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    On page eighteen, section four, subdivision (42), after the word “practice.” by inserting the following:

    These services may include the following, according to the individual needs of the patient:

    (A) Performing or obtaining necessary assessments of the patient’s health status pertinent to medication therapy management;

    (B) Optimize medication use, performing medication therapy, and formulating recommendations for patient medication care plans;

    (C) Developing therapeutic recommendations, to resolve medication related problems;

    (D) Monitoring and evaluating the patient’s response to medication therapy, including safety and effectiveness;

    (E) Performing a comprehensive medication review to identify, resolve, and prevent medication-related problems, including adverse drug events;

    (F) Documenting the care delivered and communicating essential information to the patient’s primary care providers;

    (G) Providing verbal education and training designed to enhance patient understanding and appropriate use of his or her medications;

    (H) Providing information, support services and resources designed to enhance patient adherence with his or her medication therapeutic regimens;

    (I) Coordinating and integrating medication therapy management services within the broader health care management services being provided to the patient; and

    (J) Such other patient care services as may be allowed by law.

    On motion of Senator Snyder, the following amendment to the Government Organization committee amendment to the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2577) was next reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    On page sixty-two, section thirty-one, subsection (g), subdivision (2), after the word “felony” by inserting a comma and striking out the word “or”.

    The question now being on the adoption of the Government Organization committee amendment to the bill, as amended, the same was put and prevailed.

    The bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2577), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2590, Creating a public nonprofit corporation and governmental instrumentality to collectively address several environmental and economic development programs.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    The following amendment to the bill, from the Committee on Government Organization, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    By striking out everything after the enacting section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

ARTICLE 21. WEST VIRGINIA LAND STEWARDSHIP CORPORATION.

Part I. Short Title, Declaration of Policy,

Purpose of Article and Definitions.

§31-21-1. Short title.

    This article shall be known and may be cited as The West Virginia Land Stewardship Corporation Act.

§31-21-2. Definitions.

    The following words used in this article, unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning, are defined as follows:

    (1) "Agreement" means any agreement being entered into between the nonprofit corporation and a business, corporation, private party or local or state government.

    (2) "All appropriate inquiries” or “AAI” means the process of evaluating a property’s environmental conditions and assessing the likelihood of any contamination. Every Phase I environmental assessment must be conducted in compliance with the All Appropriate Inquiries Final Rule at 40 CFR Part 312.

    (3) "Board of directors” or “board” means the board of directors of the corporation to be appointed under the provisions of section six of this article.

    (4) “Certified sites” means those sites that are developable properties that have been prequalified as having proper land use designation, utilities, transportation improvements, availability, and pricing. Criteria for prequalification include, but are not limited to, established pricing terms and conditions so that property acquisition can be negotiated quickly and without time-consuming delays.

    (5) “Charitable purposes” means the 501(c)(3) subclasses of “lessening the burden of the government” where the government identifies a need for the nonprofit entity to assist with a governmental service and the nonprofit collaborates with the government entity, and “environmental protection for the benefit of the public” where the services of the corporation benefit the general public by protecting public health and the environment as well as assisting with state and local economic development initiatives.

    (6) “Contaminants” has the same meaning as defined in the environmental acts referenced in subdivision (13) of this section.

    (7) "Corporation" means the West Virginia Land Stewardship Corporation, a nonstock, nonprofit corporation to be established under the West Virginia Nonprofit Corporation Act, article two, chapter thirty-one-e of this code, and with nonprofit status under one or more charitable purposes under 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

    (8) "Corporate directors" means the members of the board of directors of the corporation.

    (9) “Department of Environmental Protection” or the “DEP” means the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection or any successor agency.

    (10) “Enforcement tools” means any order, permit, consent decree or environmental covenant or similar mechanisms which restrict or control certain land uses implemented at IEC Sites.

    (11) “Engineering controls” or “ECs” means physical controls or measures designed to eliminate the potential for human exposure to contamination by limiting direct contact with contaminated areas, or controlling contaminants from migrating through environmental media into soil, groundwater or off-site.

    (12) “Enrolled sites” means properties enrolled and accepted for participation in the voluntary Land Stewardship Program.

    (13) “Environmental acts” means the Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act set forth in article three, chapter twenty-two of this code; the Air Pollution Control Act set forth in article five, chapter twenty-two of this code; the Water Pollution Control Act set forth in article eleven, chapter twenty-two of this code; the Groundwater Protection Act set forth in article twelve, chapter twenty-two of this code; the Solid Waste Management Act set forth in article fifteen, chapter twenty-two of this code; the Solid Waste Landfill Closure Assistance Program set forth in article sixteen, chapter twenty-two of this code; the Underground Storage Tank Act set forth in article seventeen, chapter twenty-two of this code; the Hazardous Waste Management Act set forth in article eighteen, chapter twenty-two of this code; section 103(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U. S. C. §9603(a)); section 304 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 (42 U. S. C. §§11001 to 11050); the Occupational Safety and Health Act set forth in 29 U. S. C. §§651 to 678; the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984, as amended, set forth in 42 U. S. C. §§6901, et seq.; and the Toxic Substances Control Act set forth in 15 U. S. C. §§2601, et seq.; and any applicable regulations promulgated under the foregoing environmental statutes.

    (14) “Governmental controls” means any state laws, ordinances, orders, permits, consent decrees and similar mechanisms which restrict or control certain land uses implemented at IEC Sites in this state.

    (15) “Institutional and Engineering Control Sites” or “IEC Sites” means sites in this state that have been remediated or closed under a federal or state environmental program, including, but not limited to, brownfields, underground storage tanks, closed landfills, open dumps, hazardous waste sites, and former mining sites with ongoing water treatment as part of mine reclamation efforts.

    (16) “Informational devices” means deed notices or other written documents that describe the remediation that was conducted on an IEC Site, the constituents of concern, and the remediation standards that were achieved. Informational devices shall be filed with property records in the office of the county clerk of the county in which the property is located as an advisory to provide environmental information to future buyers or users of the IEC Site.

    (17) “Institutional Controls” or “ICs” means administrative and legal controls that do not involve construction or physically changing the site and are generally divided into four categories: 1) Government controls, 2) Proprietary controls, 3) Enforcement tools, and 4) Informational devices. ICs are nonengineering measures that help minimize the potential for human exposure to contamination and/or protect the integrity of the remedy by limiting land or resource use.

    (18) "Nonprofit corporation” means a corporation established under the West Virginia Nonprofit Corporation Act, article two, chapter thirty-one-e of this code, to fulfill the purposes of this article.

    (19) “Pollutants” has the same meaning as defined in the environmental acts referenced in subdivision (13) of this section.

    (20) “Proprietary controls” mean legal property interests created under real property laws that rely on legal documents recorded in the chain of title for the site, and “run with the land” to bind future landowners. Examples of proprietary controls include, but are not limited to, environmental covenants, deed land use restrictions, water withdrawal prohibitions and continuing right-of-entry easements for former owners or regulators to inspect, monitor and maintain the IECs.

    (21) “Regulated substances” has the same meaning as defined in the environmental acts referenced in subdivision (13) of this section.

    (22) “Releases” has the same meaning as defined in the environmental acts referenced in subdivision (13) of this section.

§31-21-3. Declaration of policy.

    (a) The Legislature finds and declares that developable land is one of West Virginia’s most valuable resources in terms of net contributions to the state’s economy and tax base.

    (b) The Legislature further finds that:

    (1) Due to topography, the state has somewhat limited amounts of developable land and that promoting the productive reuse of idled and underutilized commercial, industrial and mining properties will maximize this valuable resource and foster reuse of sites with existing public infrastructure;

    (2) An entity that specializes in promoting the productive reuse of idled or underutilized commercial, industrial and mining properties will help the state and its citizenry to plan more wisely for sustainable property reuse and economic development efforts;

    (3) An entity created to address and reduce regulatory and economic uncertainty by being a repository of site history and remediation information about formerly used properties can be a benefit to attracting new employers or encouraging businesses to relocate, remain or expand within the state;

    (4) An entity that assists the Department of Environmental Protection with a voluntary land stewardship program for the long-term safeguarding of remediated sites using institutional controls and engineering controls can ensure that the remedy remains protective of human health and the environment;

    (5) An entity that also assists in identifying formerly used properties that are ready for redevelopment and construction within twelve months or less from acquisition and certifies these properties as “project-ready” for specific industry profiles can increase economic development efforts within the state;

    (6) An entity that also acts as a land bank to accept title to formerly used properties as an intermediary step to help seek a purchaser, and ready the properties for reuse through environmental assessment, remediation, building demolition or other efforts, can be a useful ally to the state, local governments, real estate developers and businesses for transacting property conveyances, redevelopment and creating or retaining jobs; and

    (7) The promotion of private investment in our developable land and West Virginia businesses will reduce unemployment by creating new or maintaining existing opportunities for the citizens of this state.

§31-21-4. Purpose of article.

    The purpose of this article is to provide for the creation of a special purpose nonprofit corporation with a comprehensive mission to:

    (1) Assist the DEP in utilizing a voluntary land stewardship program for the long-term safeguarding of IEC Sites to ensure that the remedy remains protective of human health and the environment and to facilitate further economic development and reuse opportunities;

    (2) Provide the DEP and other parties with a reliable source of oversight, monitoring and information about IEC Sites under the voluntary land stewardship program;

    (3) Establish a land bank as a legal and financial mechanism to accept title to properties and assist in transforming idled and underutilized properties back to productive reuse;

    (4) Facilitate reuse and redevelopment by authorizing the conveyance of certain properties to a land bank under a voluntary land bank program and assist the state and local governments with the assembly and clearance of title to property in a coordinated manner;

    (5) Promote economic growth by implementing a state certified sites program to identify sites that are ready for construction within twelve months or less and that are certified "project-ready" for specific industry profiles as well as other categories of sites identified for economic development opportunities;

    (6) Provide voluntary programs on a fee or subscription basis with the nonprofit corporation to protect human health and the environment as well as assist with a variety of economic development efforts throughout the state; and

    (7) Prescribe the powers and duties of the nonprofit corporation; provide for the creation and appointment of a board to govern the nonprofit corporation and to prescribe its powers and duties; and to extend protections against certain environmental liabilities to the nonprofit corporation in order to protect it from liabilities created by third parties.

Part II. West Virginia Land Stewardship Corporation.

§31-21-5. Creation of the West Virginia Land Stewardship Corporation; powers and limitations.

    (a) The corporation shall be organized as a nonprofit, nonstock corporation under the West Virginia Nonprofit Corporation Act, article two, chapter thirty-one-e of this code. The property thereof is deemed to be held for an area economic development purpose under subdivision fourteen, subsection (a), section nine, article three, chapter eleven of this code.

    (b) The corporation shall apply for recognition of nonprofit exempt status by the United States Internal Revenue Service under one or more charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

    (c) The corporate name for the corporation shall be the “West Virginia Land Stewardship Corporation”.

    (d) The corporation shall have all of the powers of a nonprofit corporation as set forth in chapter thirty-one-e of this code.

    (e) Except as otherwise provided in chapter thirty-one-e of this code or in this article, the corporation may do all things necessary or convenient to implement the purposes, objectives and provisions of this article and the purposes, objectives and powers delegated to the board of directors of a nonprofit corporation by other laws or executive orders, including, but not limited to, all of the following:

    (1) Adopt, amend and repeal bylaws for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business;

    (2) Establish the service offerings and related fees for such services under each of the voluntary programs described herein;

    (3) Sue and be sued in its own name and plead and be impleaded, including, but not limited to, defending the corporation in an action arising or resulting from the services, programs and responsibilities arising under this article;

    (4) Solicit and accept gifts, grants, labor, loans, services and other aid from any person, or the federal government, this state or a political subdivision of this state or any agency of the federal government or a state institution of higher education or nonprofit affiliates or an intergovernmental entity created under the laws of this state, or participate in any other way in a program of the federal government;

    (5) Procure insurance against risk and loss in connection with the programs, property, assets or activities of the corporation;

    (6) Invest money of the corporation, at the discretion of the board of directors, in instruments, obligations, securities or property determined proper by the board of directors of the corporation and name and use depositories for its money;

    (7) Employ legal and technical experts, contractors, consultants, agents or employees, permanent or temporary, paid from the funds of the corporation. The corporation shall determine the qualifications, duties and compensation of those it employs;

    (8) Contract for goods and services and engage personnel as necessary, contract with Regional Brownfield Assistance Centers as set out in section seven, article eleven, chapter eighteen-b of this code, and engage the services of private consultants, managers, legal counsel, engineers, accountants and auditors for rendering professional environmental, legal and financial assistance and advice payable from funds of the corporation;

    (9) Create limited liability companies or other sole purpose entities or devices to accept and hold real property as part of administering its programs;

    (10) Study, develop and prepare the reports or plans the corporation considers necessary to assist it in the exercise of its powers under this article and to monitor and evaluate progress under this article; and

    (11) Enter into contracts for the management of, the collection of rent from, or the sale of real property held by the corporation.

    (f) The enumeration of a power in this article may not be construed as a limitation upon the general powers of the corporation. The powers granted under this article are in addition to those powers granted by any other statute or as provided in articles of incorporation filed with the Secretary of State.

    (g) The property of the corporation and its income and operations are exempt from all taxation by this state or any of its political subdivisions. Property owned and leased by the corporation as lessor to a commercial lessee or an industrial lessee is hereby declared to be tax exempt and held by the corporation for a public purpose. A payment in lieu of taxes, payable by the lessee, shall be established for any property so leased, in an amount not less than the property tax otherwise payable on the property. The lessee’s leasehold interest therein is hereby declared to be a tax exempt leasehold interest held for a public purpose so long as the payment in lieu of taxes is timely paid. Payments made to any county commission, county school board or municipality in lieu of tax pursuant to such agreement shall be distributed as if the payments resulted from ad valorem property taxation.

    (h) The corporation may not issue tax-exempt financing or issue bonds.

    (i) The corporation does not have the power of eminent domain or the ability to condemn property.

    (j) The exercise by the corporation of powers and duties under this article and its activities under the programs described herein shall be considered a necessary public purpose and for the benefit of the public.

    (k) The corporation is not liable under the environmental acts or common law equivalents to the state or to any other person by virtue of the fact that the corporation is fulfilling the purposes of this article including, but not limited to, providing land stewardship services or accepting title to property under any program established under this article unless:

    (1) The corporation, its employees or agents directly cause an immediate release or directly exacerbate a release of regulated substances on or from a property that is an enrolled site or accepted into the land bank program; or

    (2) The corporation, its employees or agents knowingly and willfully do an action which causes an immediate release of regulated substances or violates an environmental act. Liability pursuant to this article is limited to the cost for a response action which may be directly attributable to the corporation’s activities, and only if these activities are the proximate and efficient cause of the release or violation. Ownership or control of the property after accepting title in the land bank program does not by itself trigger liability.

    (l) The corporation shall adopt a code of ethics for its directors, officers and employees.

    (m) The corporation shall establish policies and procedures requiring the disclosure of relationships that may give rise to a conflict of interest. The board of directors of the corporation shall require that any member of the board with a direct or indirect interest in any matter before the corporation disclose the member's interest to the governing body before the board takes any action on the matter.

    (n) The programs that are established under this article and administered by the corporation are voluntary programs. Parties can participate in the land stewardship program, certified sites program and land bank program at their option.

    (o) In the event of a conveyance of property to the corporation, at the discretion of the corporation, the prior owner may be required to post a bond or other type of financial assurance for any potential future remediation, in order to ensure the original owner’s liability is maintained.

    (p) The state may contract with the corporation for services for properties for which the state is responsible and may enter into long-term contracts for services that are funded under a trust agreement or provided in an escrow account.

§31-21-6. Board of directors.

    (a) The purposes, powers and duties of the corporation shall be exercised by its board of directors. Board meetings shall be chaired by the Governor or his or her designee. The corporation’s board shall also consist of the following thirteen members:

    (1) The Governor shall appoint three residents of this state;

    (2) The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce shall nominate three residents of this state for the Governor’s consideration, one of whom the Governor shall appoint;

    (3) The West Virginia Manufacturers’ Association shall nominate three residents of this state for the Governor’s consideration, one of whom the Governor shall appoint;

    (4) The West Virginia Coal Association shall nominate three residents of this state for the Governor’s consideration, one of whom the Governor shall appoint;

    (5) The United Mine Workers Association shall nominate three residents of this state for the Governor’s consideration, one of whom the Governor shall appoint;

    (6) The West Virginia Environmental Council shall nominate three residents of this state for the Governor’s consideration, one of whom the Governor shall appoint;

    (7) The AFL-CIO shall nominate three residents of this state for the Governor’s consideration, one of whom the Governor shall appoint;

    (8) The Secretary of the DEP or his or her designee;

    (9) The Secretary of the Department of Commerce or his or her designee;

    (10) One member of the Senate appointed by the Senate President who shall serve as an ex officio nonvoting member; and

    (11) One member of the House of Delegates appointed by the Speaker who shall serve as an ex officio nonvoting member.

    (b) The members appointed by the Governor shall serve terms of four years: Provided, That for the initial appointments the Governor shall designate five to serve for four years each, three to serve for three years each and one to serve for two years. When an appointee resigns, dies or is removed during that person’s term, his or her successor shall be appointed for the remaining portion of the unexpired term. Once appointed, a person may be reappointed to successive four-year terms.

    (c) Corporate directors shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses in accordance with the regulations of the board.

    (d) The corporate directors shall appoint a person to serve as the executive director of the corporation and at the will and pleasure of the board. A member of the board is not eligible to hold the position of executive director.

    (e) Subject to the approval of the board, the executive director shall supervise, and be responsible for, the performance of the functions and programs of the corporation under this article. The executive director shall attend the meetings of the board and shall provide the board of directors with a regular report describing the activities and financial condition of the corporation. The executive director shall furnish the board of directors with information or reports governing the operation of the corporation as the board requires.

    (f) The board may do all other things necessary or convenient to achieve the objectives and purposes of the corporation or other laws that relate to the purposes and responsibilities of the corporation.

Part III. Voluntary Land Stewardship Program.

§31-21-7. Voluntary land stewardship program.

    (a) When the voluntary land stewardship program is implemented, remediation parties and site owners of IEC Sites will have the option, for a fee, to participate in this program. The fee shall be established by the corporation for services provided for an enrolled site as that term is defined in section four of this article. The fees once established may be revised from time to time in the discretion of the board.

    (b) The universe of sites or properties covered under this section of this article includes, but is not limited to, those IEC Sites remediated or closed under a federal or state environmental program, including brownfields, underground storage tanks, closed landfills, open dumps, hazardous waste sites, and former mining sites with ongoing water treatment as part of mine reclamation efforts.

    (c) The corporation is further authorized to provide at a minimum the following voluntary land stewardship services for enrolled sites:

    (1) Establish or maintain any ICs by filing the appropriate documents or updating such documents when the site is leased, conveyed, subdivided or when remediation occurs: Provided, That the corporation’s responsibilities for those activities are expressly identified in agreements for the IEC Site that will be negotiated when a site is enrolled in the voluntary land stewardship program;

    (2) Conduct physical inspections of the enrolled sites, including inspecting or monitoring any ECs (e.g., media treatment systems, fences, caps and other mechanisms used as part of the remedy at the IEC Site) and site activities to assure that the enrolled sites continue to comply with the IECs, such as maintenance of ECs and inspecting for compliance with restrictions of specific land uses;

    (3) Monitor and operate any required media treatment systems and/or conduct routine surface water, groundwater and or gas monitoring and prepare any monitoring or inspection reports that may be part of the corporation’s responsibilities under site enrollment agreements;

    (4) Conduct periodic reviews of the county land records to monitor transfers or deed filings to assure that the records are consistent with the required IECs for the enrolled sites, and provide notices to the clerk of the county commission about the results of monitoring or tracking of such records;

    (5) Develop administrative records concerning the remediation at enrolled sites in an electronic database, respond to inquiries and coordinate the sharing of such data among various stakeholders, including the DEP, current owners, the remediating parties if not the owners, other state or local agencies (such as county and regional economic development authorities), assessors, potential purchasers, landowners and tenants;

    (6) Develop and maintain records and information about enrolled sites for posting on the DEP environmental registry, or any other registry that is used for tracking IECs for IEC Sites in West Virginia and provide for public access to such information; and

    (7) Coordinate and share data with West Virginia Miss Utility, the “One-Call” System, including verifying the location of ECs on enrolled sites, providing information about remediation, and sharing any health and safety plans or soil management plans that may be associated with an enrolled site in order to assist any planned excavation at the enrolled site.

§31-21-8. Underwriting.

    The enrollment and acceptance process to participate in the land stewardship program shall be developed to include an underwriting review that focuses on: (1) The nature and extent of contamination; (2) the selected remedy; (3) the type of services selected and duration thereof; and (4) the financial costs and risks associated with fulfilling the services.

Part IV. State Certified Sites Program.

§31-21-9. State certified sites program.

    (a) This article hereby authorizes the establishment of a statewide certified sites program. The program shall consist of the development and preparation of certain site specific decision ready documentation or reports that will enable the expedited property transaction for sites that participate in the certified sites program.

    (b) The objectives of the certified sites program include, but are not limited to:

    (1) Establishing an inventory of identified sites that are ready for development or redevelopment and construction within twelve months or less from the date of acquisition and certify these properties as “project-ready” for specific industry profiles and other categories of developable properties available that can increase economic development efforts within the state;

    (2) Improving the state’s competitive edge by giving more certainty in time, steps and costs to businesses expanding or locating within the state;

    (3) Developing standard criteria that most real estate developers or businesses need when selecting a site for development;

    (4) Developing a central source of certified sites and assisting local governments in identifying potential redevelopment properties; and

    (5) Demonstrating that the state is committed to promoting and expediting economic development projects for the benefit of its citizenry.

    (c) The corporation shall issue a site certification if it determines that the decision ready document has been prepared and completed in accordance with the requirements set forth by the corporation. The corporation may require some or all of the following information set forth in section ten of this article based on the site specific circumstances of the property to be certified.

    (d) The issuance of a site certification shall be based on the review and approval of the information submitted to the corporation in an application for the site certification.

§31-21-10. Minimum standards for certified sites.

    (a) The corporation shall establish minimum standards that a site must meet to be considered for certification. Minimum standards include, but are not limited to:

    (1) Letter of support from a mayor, county commissioner, or county, regional, or municipal economic development official;

    (2) Site ownership/control:

    (A) Preliminary fifty-year title report and description of liens and encumbrances, unless the corporation determines a shorter period is adequate, or a longer period is necessary, to protect the corporation and a subsequent purchaser of the site;

    (B) Letter from the property owner/option holder stating that the site is for sale/lease. If possible, proposed pricing or transactional requirements with a description of any on-site improvements, the current level of investment, and whether the property can be parceled;

    (C) Acreage; and

    (D) Full legal property description.

    (3) Maps:

    (A) ALTA map;

    (B) Site map showing lot layout, transportation access, roads and likely access points;

    (C) USGS topographical map; and

    (D) Aerial map.

    (4) Phase I environmental site assessment performed by a certified professional within the prior six months, and, if appropriate, any additional environmental site assessments performed by a certified professional within the prior six months. For any properties being remediated, documentation shall be provided about the status and cleanup objectives. For remediated sites, documentation shall be provided about liability protection.

    (5) Wetland delineation demonstrating that impacts to waters of the state will be avoided or a mitigation plan approved by the DEP.

    (6) Water and wastewater infrastructure to the property line with capacity clearly defined, or a demonstration of the ability to construct and pay for the infrastructure up to the property line.

    (7) Transportation infrastructure to the property line, including, but not limited to, the type of roads near the site and whether the roads are local, state or U. S. roads.

    (8) Electric infrastructure to the property line with its capacity clearly identified.

    (9) Natural gas infrastructure to the property line with its capacity clearly identified.

    (10) Water infrastructure to the property line with its capacity clearly identified.

    (11) Sewer infrastructure to the property line with its capacity clearly identified.

    (12) Telecommunications and/or high speed communications infrastructure to the property line with its capacity clearly identified.

    (b) The complete list of certified sites criteria shall be developed into a program application along with appropriate fees for participation as the certified sites program is implemented, and may be revised from time to time as warranted.

Part V. Land Bank Program.

§31-21-11. Land bank program.

    (a) This article hereby authorizes the establishment of a voluntary state land bank program. Under this program, the corporation is authorized to acquire properties, hold title and prepare them for future use. Prior to acquiring any properties, the corporation shall conduct all appropriate inquiries to determine the environmental conditions or issues associated with a particular property. The corporation shall not acquire title to any property unless all pending liens have been satisfied and released. Liabilities, including, but not limited to, environmental liabilities, shall not pass to the corporation by its acquisition of title. Participation in the land bank program under this article shall not relieve an entity of any of its liabilities.

    (b) The objective of the land bank program is to assist state and local government efforts for economic development by accepting formerly used or developable properties and preparing the properties so they can be conveyed to other parties to locate or expand businesses and create or retain jobs in this state.

    (c) The corporation may acquire by gift, devise, transfer, exchange, foreclosure, purchase or otherwise on terms and conditions and in a manner the corporation considers proper, real or personal property or rights or interests in real or personal property. The corporation may not accept by any conveyance or other action, any liability for prior pollution or contamination liabilities that occurred on the property prior to its conveyance to the corporation.

    (d) Real property acquired by the corporation may be by purchase and sale agreement, lease purchase agreement, installment sales contract, land contract or otherwise as may be negotiated or structured. The corporation may acquire real property or rights or interests in real property for any purpose the corporation considers necessary to carry out the purposes of this article including, but not limited to, one or more of the following purposes:

    (1) Use or development of property the corporation has otherwise acquired;

    (2) To facilitate the assembly of property for sale or lease to any other public or private person, including, but not limited to, a nonprofit or for profit corporation;

    (3) To conduct environmental remediation and monitoring activities.

    (e) The corporation may also acquire by purchase, on terms and conditions and in a manner the corporation considers proper, property or rights or interests in property.

    (f) The corporation may hold and own in its name any property acquired by it or conveyed to it by this state, a foreclosing governmental unit, a local unit of government, an intergovernmental entity created under the laws of this state or any other public or private person.

    (g) All deeds, mortgages, contracts, leases, purchases or other agreements regarding property of the corporation, including agreements to acquire or dispose of real property, shall be approved by the board of directors and executed in the name of the corporation or any single purpose entity created by the board for the transaction.

    (h) All property held by the corporation or a single purpose entity created by the board for a transaction shall be inventoried and classified by the corporation according to title status and suitability for use.

    (i) A document including, but not limited to, a deed evidencing the transfer under this article of one or more parcels of property to the corporation by this state or a political subdivision of this state may be recorded within the office of the county clerk of the county in which the property is located without the payment of a fee.

    (j) The corporation shall notify the county commission and county assessor in the affected county or counties upon receipt of an application for participation in the land bank program.

§31-21-12. Preserve property value.

    (a) The corporation may, without the approval of a local unit of government in which property held by the corporation is located, control, hold, manage, maintain, operate, repair, lease as lessor, secure, prevent the waste or deterioration of, demolish and take all other actions necessary to preserve the value of the property held or owned directly by the corporation or by a single purpose entity created by the board for that purpose.

    (b) The corporation may take or perform the following with respect to property held or owned by the corporation or by any special purpose entity created by the board:

    (1) Grant or acquire a license, easement, or option with respect to property as the corporation determines is reasonably necessary to achieve the purposes of this article;

    (2) Fix, charge, and collect rents, fees and charges for use of property under the direct or indirect control of the corporation or for services provided by the corporation;

    (3) Take any action, provide any notice or institute any proceeding required to clear or quiet title to property held by the corporation in order to establish ownership by and vest title to property in the corporation or a special purpose entity created by the board; and

    (4) Remediate environmental contamination on any property held by the corporation.

    (c) Except as the corporation otherwise agrees by agreement or otherwise, on terms and conditions, and in a manner and for an amount of consideration the corporation considers proper, fair and valuable, including for no monetary consideration, the corporation may convey, sell, transfer, exchange, lease as lessor or otherwise dispose of property or rights or interests in property in which the corporation directly or indirectly holds a legal interest to any public or private person for value determined by the corporation.

    (d) The corporation shall be made a party to and shall defend any action or proceeding concerning title claims against property held directly or indirectly by the corporation.

§31-21-13. Contaminated property.

    (a) If the DEP determines that conditions on a property transferred to the corporation under this article present an immediate threat to public health, safety and welfare, or to the environment, the corporation may not convey, sell, transfer, exchange, lease or otherwise dispose of the property until after a determination by the DEP that the threat has been remediated and/or eliminated and that conveyance, sale, transfer, exchange, lease or other disposal of the property by the corporation will not interfere with any of the DEP’s response activities and will coordinate with the DEP regarding the corporation’s activities at the property.

    (b) If the corporation has reason to believe that property held by the corporation may be the site of environmental contamination, the corporation shall provide the DEP with any information in the possession of the corporation that suggests that the property may be the site of environmental contamination.

    (c) If property held directly or indirectly by the corporation is a site impacted by contamination, pollution, hazardous substances, hazardous or other wastes as defined in the environmental acts described in section four of this article, prior to the sale or transfer of the property under this section, the property is subject to all of the following:

    (1) Upon reasonable written notice from the DEP, the corporation shall provide access to the DEP, its employees, its contractors and any other person expressly authorized by the DEP to conduct an investigation and/or response activities at the property. Reasonable written notice may include, but is not limited to, notice by electronic mail or facsimile, in advance of access as the DEP and corporation may agree.

    (2) If the DEP determines it is necessary to protect public health, safety and welfare or the environment, the corporation shall place and record deed restrictions on the property as authorized under state environmental statutes.

§31-21-14. Liberal construction.

    This article shall be construed liberally to effectuate the legislative intent and the purposes as complete and independent authorization for the performance of every act and thing authorized by this article. All powers granted shall be broadly interpreted to effectuate the intent and purposes of this article and not as a limitation thereof. The corporation has complete control as if it is a private property owner.

§31-21-15. Exemption from taxation.

    The property of the corporation shall be exempt from ad valorem property taxation. Property owned and leased by the corporation as lessor to a commercial lessee or an industrial lessee is hereby declared to be tax exempt and held by the corporation for a public purpose. A payment in lieu of taxes, payable by the lessee, shall be established for any property so leased, in an amount not less than the property tax otherwise payable on the property. The lessee’s leasehold interest therein is hereby declared to be a tax exempt leasehold interest held for a public purpose so long as the payment in lieu of taxes is timely paid. Payments made to any county commission, county school board or municipality in lieu of tax pursuant to such agreement shall be distributed as if the payments resulted from ad valorem property taxation. The corporation shall be exempt from the taxes imposed by chapter eleven of this code, except that the corporation shall comply with the employer withholding of tax requirements in sections seventy-one through seventy-six, article twenty-one of said chapter eleven. The corporation shall be exempt from sales and use taxes, business and occupation taxes and all other taxes imposed by a county commission, a municipal corporation or other unit of local government, whether now or hereinafter in effect.

§31-21-16. Audits and reports.

    (a) As soon as possible after the close of each year, the corporation shall cause an annual audit to be made by an independent certified public accountant of its books, records, accounts and operations. The person performing this audit shall furnish copies of the audit report to the Governor, the secretary of the DEP and the Joint Committee on Government and Finance of the Legislature.

    (b) The corporation shall report biannually to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance of the Legislature on the activities of the corporation. The first report shall be filed on or before the second Wednesday in January, 2016.

§31-21-17. Completed purpose.

    If the corporation has completed the purposes for which the corporation was organized, the board of directors, by vote of at least a majority of a quorum of the directors and with the written consent of the Governor, may provide for the dissolution of the corporation and may provide for the transfer of any property held by the corporation as required by agreement or, if there are no related agreements, then to the DEP or another state agency or to another nonprofit corporation as directed by the DEP.

§31-21-18. Conflicts of interest.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of this article to the contrary, officers and employees of the corporation and its board of directors may hold appointments to offices of any other corporations or businesses and be corporate directors or officers or employees of other entities but are prohibited to be a party or otherwise participate in the transfer of real property and funds from the corporation to the corporations or businesses for which they serve.

§31-21-19. No waiver of sovereign immunity.

    Nothing contained in this article may be determined or construed to waive or abrogate in any way the sovereign immunity of the state or to deprive the nonprofit corporation created pursuant to this article, its board of directors, or any officer or employee thereof of sovereign immunity.

§31-21-20. No obligation of the state.

    Obligations of the corporation are not debts or obligations of the DEP or the state.

    The bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2590), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2689, Authorizing miscellaneous Boards and Agencies to promulgate legislative rules.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    The following amendments to the bill, from the Committee on the Judiciary, were reported by the Clerk, considered simultaneously, and adopted:

    On page twenty-four, section three, line nine, after the word “authorized” by striking out the period and inserting the following: “with the following amendments:

    On page four, subsection 4.11., after the word ‘licensure.’ by adding the following: The training shall be provided by a Board approved program.;

    On page thirteen, subdivision 15.2.g., after the words ‘minimum of three (3) hours of’ by inserting the words ‘Board approved’”;

    On page twenty-five, section three, line twenty-nine, after the word “authorized” by striking out the period and adding the following: “with the following amendments:

    On page eleven, subsection 7.4., after the words ‘3 hours of’ by inserting the words ‘Board approved’”;

    On page thirty-two, section eight, after line twenty-eight, by

inserting the following:

    “On page four, subsection 3.2, subdivision (l), by striking out the words ‘Student catalogs and’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘School catalogs’;

    On page four, subsection 3.2, subdivision (q), after the word ‘student’ by striking out the words ‘policy book’ and inserting in lieu thereof the word ‘handbook’”;

    And,

    On page forty-two, section fifteen, after line twenty-six, by inserting the following:

    “On page four, subsection 3.3., after the words ‘sociology, psychology, counseling,’ by inserting the words ‘criminal justice,’”.

    On motion of Senator Palumbo, the following amendment to the bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2689) was next reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    On page nine, section two, after line eight, by striking out the remainder of the section.

    The bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2689), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2716, Relating to the West Virginia Fairness in Competitive Bidding Act.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time and ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2717, Requiring that deputy sheriffs be issued ballistic vests upon law-enforcement certification.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    The following amendments to the bill, from the Committee on Finance, were reported by the Clerk, considered simultaneously, and adopted:

    On page two, section fourteen-a, line five, by striking out the words “On a one time basis, each” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “Each”;

    On page two, section fourteen-a, line ten, by striking out the words “On a one time basis, each” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “Each”;

    On page two, section fourteen-a, line seventeen, by striking out the words “On a one time basis, each” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “Each”;

    On page three, section fourteen-a, line twenty-five, by striking out the words “On a one time basis, each” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “Each”;

    And,

    On page three, section fourteen-a, line thirty-one, by striking out the words “On a one time basis, each” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “Each”;

    The bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2717), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2727, Relating to the school aid formula.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    At the request of Senator Plymale, as chair of the Committee on Education, and by unanimous consent, the unreported Education committee amendment to the bill was withdrawn.

    The following amendment to the bill, from the Committee on Finance, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    On pages three and four, section seven, lines twenty-one through thirty-six, by striking out all of paragraph (F) and inserting in lieu thereof a new paragraph, designated paragraph (F), to read as follows:

    (F) For any county for that portion of its school bus system that uses as an alternative fuel such as compressed natural gas or other acceptable alternative fuel, the percentage provided in paragraphs (A) through (D) of this subdivision as applicable for the county plus an additional ten percent: Provided, That for any county receiving an additional ten percent for that portion of their bus system using bio-diesel as an alternative fuel during the school year 2012-2013, bio-diesel shall continue to qualify as an alternative fuel under this paragraph to the extent that the additional percentage applicable to that portion of the bus system using bio-diesel shall be decreased by two and one-half percent per year for four consecutive school years beginning in school year 2014-2015: Provided, however, That any county using an alternative fuel and qualifying for the additional allowance under this subdivision shall submit a plan regarding the intended future use of alternatively fueled school buses;.

    The bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2727), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2730, Relating to the Real Estate Appraisal Board.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time and ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2731, Regulating the performance of health maintenance tasks by unlicensed personnel.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    The following amendments to the bill, from the Committee on Health and Human Resources, were reported by the Clerk, considered simultaneously, and adopted:

    On page eighteen, section eleven, line seven, after the word “code” by inserting the words “as may be necessary to implement the provision of this article”;

    And,

    On pages eighteen through twenty, section twelve, by striking out all of section twelve and inserting in lieu thereof a new section twelve, to read as follows:

§16-5O-12. Advisory Committee.

    (a) There is established an advisory committee to assist with the development polices and procedures regarding health maintenance care in order to safeguard the well-being and to preserve the dignity of persons who need assistance to live in their communities and avoid institutionalization.

    (b) (1) The advisory committee shall consist of seven voting members as follows:

    (A) The Olmstead Coordinator within the Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Inspector General;

    (B) One physician with expertise in respiratory medicine to be chosen by the West Virginia Board of Respiratory Care.

    (C) The State Health Officer, as defined in section four, article three, chapter thirty of this code;

    (D) A representative chosen by the West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council;

    (E) A representative chosen by the West Virginia Developmental Disability Council;

    (F) A representative chosen by the West Virginia Board of Respiratory Care; and

    (G) A representative chosen by the West Virginia Society for Respiratory Care.

    (2) The advisory committee shall also include five non-voting members as follows:

    (A) The co-chairs of the Joint Standing Committee on Health, or their designees;

    (B) One representative of the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses;

    (C) One representative of the West Virginia Nurses Association;

    (D) One representative of the Fair Shake Network; and

    (E) The Office Director of the Office of Health Facility License and Certification within the Department of Health and Human Resources;

    (c) A chairman shall be selected from the voting members of the advisory committee.

    (d) The advisory committee shall meet at least four times annually and upon the call of the chairman. A simple majority of the members shall constitute a quorum.

    (e) On or before December 31, 2013, the advisory committee shall prepare a report to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources Accountability. The report shall make recommendations on the need for further legislation, policies or procedures regarding health maintenance tasks.

    (f) All members of the committee shall be reimbursed reasonable expenses pursuant to the rules promulgated by the Department of Administration for the reimbursement of expenses of state officials and employees and shall receive no other compensation for their services.

    The bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2731), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2733, Relating to hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    The following amendments to the bill, from the Committee on the Judiciary, were reported by the Clerk, considered simultaneously, and adopted:

    On page twenty-three, section two, line four hundred seventeen, by striking out the words “The court” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “The circuit clerk”;

    And,

    On page twenty-three, section two, line four hundred eighteen, by striking out the word “its” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “the circuit court’s”.

    The bill (Eng. Com. Sub. for H. B. No. 2733), as amended, was then ordered to third reading.

    Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill No. 2738, Relating to the Center for Nursing.

    On second reading, coming up in regular order, was read a second time.

    At the request of Senator Stollings, as chair of the Committee on Health and Human Resources, and by unanimous consent, the unreported Health and Human Resources committee amendment to the bill was withdrawn.

    The following amendment to the bill, from the Committee on Education, was reported by the Clerk and adopted:

    By striking out everything after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

    That §30-7B-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be repealed; that §18C-3-2 and §18C-3-3 of said code be amended and reenacted; that said code be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §18C-3-4; and that §30-7B-2, §30-7B-3, §30-7B-4, §30-7B-5, §30-7B-6, §30-7B-7 and §30-7B-9 of said Code be amended and reenacted, all to read as follows:

CHAPTER 18C. STUDENT LOANS; SCHOLARSHIPS AND STATE AID.

ARTICLE 3. HEALTH PROFESSIONALS STUDENT LOAN AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS.

§18C-3-2. State aid for students of optometry.

    (a) The board of trustees is hereby commission is authorized to enter into a contract contracts with an educational institution or institutions outside the state that offer training in optometry, podiatry or veterinary medicine by the terms of which the board of trustees commission may obligate itself to pay the institution, within the limits of any appropriation made for the purpose, a stated amount per year for each West Virginia student the institution will agree to accept for training in optometry, podiatry or veterinary medicine.

    (b) Each year the board of trustees commission shall each year send to any such appropriate institution a certified list of all persons applying to the trustees commission for training in optometry, podiatry or veterinary medicine who are bona fide citizens and residents of this state prior to the filing of their applications, and who have completed either within or without the state the course of study required by the institution as a prerequisite to the study of optometry, podiatry or veterinary medicine.

    (c) Upon graduation from an educational institution for study of optometry, podiatry or veterinary medicine, a person who receives state aid under this section is required to meet one of the following conditions:

    (1) Practice full-time in this state in the field for which he or she obtained financial aid, one year for each year the student received financial aid under this section; or

    (2) Reimburse the commission for the amount received under this section. Repayments, including interest as set by the vice chancellor for administration, collected from program award recipients who fail to practice in West Virginia under the terms of the program award agreement as set forth under this section shall be returned to the commission for use in the financial aid programs.

    (d) The commission shall propose a legislative rule in accordance with the provisions of article three-a, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to implement the provisions of this section. The rule shall address at least the following items:

    (1) Eligibility and selection criteria;

    (2) Reimbursement and repayment;

    (3) Forgiveness options for death or disability;

    (4) Terms of an agreement to which the student must agree; and

    (5) An appeal process.

    (e) If considered necessary by the commission, the provisions of this section may be extended by legislative rule to other professional degrees which are not provided in the state, but which are needed to enhance the state’s economy.

§18C-3-3. Health sciences service program; establishment; administration; eligibility.

    (a) Legislative findings. -- The Legislature finds that there is a critical need for additional practicing health care professionals in West Virginia. Therefore, there is hereby created a health sciences scholarship program health sciences service program to be administered by the vice chancellor for health sciences. The purpose of this program is to provide an incentive for health professional students to complete their training and provide primary care in underserved areas of West Virginia.

    (b) Establishment of special account. -- There is hereby established continued a special revolving fund account under the higher education policy commission in the State Treasury to be formerly known as the "Health Sciences Scholarship Fund" that shall be used and hereafter designated the “Health Sciences Service Program Fund” to carry out the purposes of this section. The fund shall consist consists of one or more of the following:

    (1) All unexpended health sciences scholarship funds on deposit in the State Treasury on the effective date of this section;

    (2) Appropriations as may be provided by the Legislature;

    (3) Repayments, including interest as set by the vice chancellor for health sciences, collected from scholarship program award recipients who fail to practice or teach in West Virginia under the terms of the scholarship program award agreement as set forth under this section or the health sciences scholarship program previously established by this section; or

    (4) Amounts that may become available from other sources.

    Balances remaining in the fund at the end of the fiscal year shall not expire or revert to the general revenue. All costs associated with the administration of this section shall be paid from the Health Sciences Service Program Fund under the direction of the vice chancellor for health sciences.

    (c) Eligibility requirements. --

    (1) An individual is eligible for consideration for a health sciences scholarship health sciences service program award if the individual under the following conditions:

    (1) Either:

    (A) (1) The applicant is a fourth-year medical student at the Marshall University School of Medicine, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine or West Virginia University School of Medicine who has been accepted in a primary care internship/residency program in West Virginia; or

    (B) (2) The applicant is enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an approved education program at a West Virginia institution leading to a degree or certification in the field of nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, physician assistant, physical therapist, doctoral clinical psychologist, licensed independent clinical social worker, or other disciplines identified as shortage fields by the vice chancellor for health sciences; and

    (2) (3) The applicant signs an agreement to practice for at least two years in an underserved area of West Virginia. as determined by the bureau for public health. An individual also is eligible for consideration for a health sciences scholarship health sciences service program award if the individual is pursuing a master’s degree in nursing and signs an agreement to teach at least two years for a school of nursing located in West Virginia, as may be determined by the vice chancellor for health sciences, after receiving her or his master’s degree. Awarding When making awards, preference will be given to West Virginia residents.

    (d) Scholarship awards Program awards. -- Scholarships Program awards shall be in the an amount of set by the Higher Education Policy Commission of at least $20,000 for medical students and at least $10,000 for all others and may be awarded by the vice chancellor for health sciences, with the advice of an advisory panel, from the pool of all applicants with a commitment to practice in an underserved area of West Virginia. as determined by the bureau for public health. Nothing herein shall be construed as granting or guaranteeing grants or guarantees any an applicant any right to such a scholarship program award.

    (e) Repayment provisions. -- A scholarship program award recipient who fails to practice in an underserved area of West Virginia within six months of the completion of his or her training, who fails to complete his or her training or who fails to complete the required teaching is in breach of contract and is liable for repayment of the total scholarship amount received plus interest program award and any accrued interest. The granting or renewal of a license to practice in West Virginia or to reciprocal licensure in another state based upon licensure in West Virginia shall be contingent upon beginning payment and continuing payment until complete repayment of the total scholarship amount if the recipient fails to practice in an underserved area program award and any accrued interest is complete. No license, renewal or reciprocity shall be granted to persons whose repayments are in arrears. The appropriate regulatory board shall inform all other states where a recipient has reciprocated based upon West Virginia licensure of any refusal to renew licensure in West Virginia as a result of failure to repay the scholarship amount program award. This provision shall be explained in bold type in the scholarship program award contract. Repayment terms, not inconsistent with this section, shall be established by the vice chancellor for health sciences pursuant to rules as required under subsection (f) of this section.

    (f) Promulgation of rules. -- The Higher Education Policy Commission shall promulgate propose rules pursuant to article three-a, chapter twenty nine-a of this code necessary for the implementation and administration of this section.

    (g) Definitions. -- For purposes of the repayment provisions of this section: the term