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Member's Press Release

Release Date: 02/16/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

  • The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.

    UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  • SCR 16: Urging WV congressional delegation require DHHR renegotiate state Medicaid expansion contracts

    THIRD READING

  • Com. Sub. for SB 127: Authorizing Department of Revenue to promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 2230)
  • Eng. SB 174: Exempting transportation of household goods from PSC jurisdiction
  • Com. Sub. for SB 230: Relating to WV officials carrying concealed firearm nationwide
  • Com. Sub. for SB 233: Excluding from protection oral communications uttered in child care center under Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act (original similar to HB 2505)

    SECOND READING

  • Com. Sub. for SB 116: Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction rule relating to law-enforcement training and certification standards (original similar to HB 2252)
  • SB 172: Eliminating salary for Water Development Authority board members
  • SB 215: Allowing county commissions authority to amend proposed rates, fees and charges proposed by public service districts
  • Com. Sub. for SB 247: Authorizing prosecuting attorney designate and deliver grand jury records for investigative purposes
  • Com. Sub. for SB 248: Clarifying composition and chairmanship of Commission on Special Investigations

    FIRST READING

  • Com. Sub. for SB 134: Authorizing Bureau of Commerce to promulgate legislative rules (original similar to HB 2231)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 202: Relating to pawnbrokers generally (original similar to HB 2452)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 249: Relating to information required in abstract of judgment
  • Scheduled Committee Meetings

    9:00 a.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 236: Relating to damages for medical monitoring
  • SB 240: Creating crime of distribution of sexual images
  • SB 320: Creating Appropriation Supremacy Act of 2017

    9:30 a.m.: Confirmations (451M)

    Interviews

  • For Member, West Virginia Board of Education Barbara Whitecotton, for the term ending November 4, 2024.
  • For Member, West Virginia Board of Education, Miller Hall, for the term ending November 4, 2019.
  • For Member, West Virginia Board of Education, David G. Perry, for the term ending November 4, 2020.
  • For Member, West Virginia Board of Education, Harold L. Hatfield, Jr., for the term ending November 4, 2025.
  • For Secretary, Department of Education and the Arts, Gayle C. Manchin, to serve at the will and pleasure of the Governor.
  • For Member, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Board of Governors, Cheryl Schreiber, for the term ending June 30, 2020.
  • For Member, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Board of Governors, David Rader, for the term ending June 30, 2019.

    1 p.m.: Select Committee on Tax Reform (451M)

  • Presentation: Ted Boettner, Executive Director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy
  • Presentation: John Deskins, Ph.D., Director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research and Associate Professor at the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics.

    Senate Bills to be Introduced Friday, February 17, 2017

  • SB 340: Creating offer of settlement
  • SB 341: Establishing WV business growth in low-income communities tax credit
  • SB 342: Providing compensation to victims of abusive lawsuits
  • SB 343: Prohibiting transportation network company drivers from soliciting rides or occupying designated cab stands
  • SB 344: Relating to application of payments on consumer credit sale and loans
  • SB 345: Allowing hunting and trapping on Sundays
  • SB 346: Relating generally to jurisdiction of PSC over motor carriers
  • SB 347: Relating to modernization of Physician Assistant Practice Act
  • SB 348: Relating to parking along state highways
  • SB 349: Repealing outdated code related to Department of Corrections
  • SCR 17: John Hancock Hall Memorial Bridge

    Committee Action on Bills from Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Health and Human Resources

  • SB 40: Requiring inclusion of protocols for response to after-school emergencies in school crisis response plans
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 187: Providing for confidentiality of patients' medical records
  • Passed; to Judiciary

  • SB 188: Correcting definition of "telehealth" in medication-assisted treatment programs
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 37: Raising legal age for purchase of tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products to 21
  • Passed; to Finance

    Energy, Industry and Mining

  • SB 106: DEP rule relating to various permits
  • Passed; to Judiciary

  • SB 110: DEP rule relating to emission standards for hazardous air pollutants
  • Passed; to Judiciary

  • SB 111: DEP rule relating to ambient air quality standards
  • Passed; to Judiciary

  • SB 112: DEP rule relating to voluntary remediation and redevelopment
  • Passed; to Judiciary

  • SB 113: DEP rule relating to awarding of matching grants for local litter control
  • Passed; to Judiciary

    Education

  • SB 200: Increasing high-quality educational opportunities within public school system
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 18: Requiring ACT and ACT Aspire to be used as comprehensive statewide student assessment

    Government Organization

  • SB 182: Providing procedures that prevent disqualifying low bids for government construction contracts due to document technicalities
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 48: Including rebuttable presumptions in certain cases for firefighters with regard to workers' compensation
  • Referred to Gov Org Public Safety Subcommittee (Chairman Boso, R-Nicholas; Senator Sypolt, R-Preston; Senator Jeffries, D-Putnam)

  • SB 74: Allowing fire departments to charge fees for service calls
  • Referred to Gov Org Public Safety Subcommittee

  • SB 228: Relating to workers compensation disability and death benefits
  • Referred to Gov Org Public Safety Subcommittee

  • SB 241: Creating WV Volunteer Fire and Rescue Act of 2017
  • Referred to Gov Org Public Safety Subcommittee

  • SB 328: Allowing surcharge for certain fire-related cleanup and demolition
  • Referred to Gov Org Public Safety Subcommittee

    Judiciary

  • SB 222: Relating to disqualification for unemployment benefits
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 330: Relating to the WV Workplace Freedom Act
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    ** Committee times and agendas are subject to change




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