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Release Date: 03/15/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – 36th Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.

THIRD READING

  • Eng. SB 28: Creating new system for certain contiguous counties to establish regional recreation authorities - (Com. title amend. pending) (original similar to HB 2697)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 187: Providing for confidentiality of patients' medical records
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 302: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to Division of Human Services (original similar to HB 2500)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 303: Supplemental appropriation of public moneys from Treasury to DHHR (original similar to HB 2640)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 306: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to Workforce West Virginia (original similar to HB 2499)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 454: Providing more efficient collection and submission of state moneys received from court transactions or court services (original similar to HB 2731, HB 2737)
  • Eng. SB 466: Calculating state share of gross profits from limited video lottery revenues at 50 percent
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 497: Relating to liability for health care providers who provide services at school athletic events

    SECOND READING

  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 186: Adjusting date when children become eligible for certain school programs and school attendance requirements (original similar to HB 2478)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 192: Relating generally to licensed surveyors
  • Com. Sub. for SB 255: Relating to filling vacancies on county commissions and other county offices
  • Com. Sub. for SB 413: Relating to bids on government construction contracts
  • Com. Sub. for SB 471: Relating to state ownership of wildlife
  • Com. Sub. for SB 474: Exempting names of licensed hunters from public disclosure
  • SB 495: Relating to regulation of events by State Athletic Commission
  • SB 524: Relating to WV academic standards
  • Com. Sub. for SB 531: Relating to renewal date for apiary certificates of registration
  • SB 536: Authorizing tracking of wounded or injured bear or deer
  • Com. Sub. for SB 575: Limiting nuisance actions against shooting ranges for noise

    FIRST READING

  • SB 443: Establishing Adult Drug Court Participation Fund (original similar to HB 2766)
  • SB 444: Establishing Court Advanced Technology Subscription Fund (original similar to HB 2765)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 522: Relating to pharmacy audits
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2678: Changing the amounts of prejudgment and post-judgment interest to reflect today's economic conditions

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

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

  • SB 38: Creating 5-year tax credit for new businesses locating on post-mine sites
  • SB 76: Creating WV Second Chance for Employment Act
  • SB 501: Relating to WV Economic Development Authority

    2 p.m.: Agriculture and Rural Development (208W)

  • Com. Sub. for SB 183: Transferring Division of Forestry from Department of Commerce to Department of Agriculture.
  • SB 579: Exempting farm winery from certain taxes
  • SB 586: Changing fees for custom slaughters from annual to triennial

    2 p.m.: Pensions (451M)

  • SB 374: Relating to computing retirement benefits for certain members of Legislature

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 2447: Renaming the Court of Claims the state Claims Commission
  • SB 608: Clarifying lawful business structures are unaffected by enactment of prohibitory legislation
  • SB 290: Authorizing operators of distillery or mini-distillery offer for purchase and consumption of liquor on Sundays
  • SB 216: Prohibiting exclusion, modifications or limitation of warranty or remedy in sale of used motor vehicles.
  • HB 2001: Relating to ethics and transparency in government

    3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • SB 437: Discontinuing WV Greyhound Breeding Development Fund

    Senate Bills to be Introduced Wednesday, March 15, 2017

  • SB 605: Establishing election procedure for all members of State Board of Education (Maynard; Judiciary)
  • SB 606: Defining seasonal amusement parks workers (Maynard; Judiciary)
  • SB 607: Allowing use of larger horsepower boats on limited horsepower lakes (Takubo; Judiciary)
  • SB 608: Clarifying lawful business structures are unaffected by enactment of prohibitory legislation (Trump, Woelfel, Weld, Gaunch; Judiciary)
  • SB 609: Creating additional flexibility for school systems in use of school aid funds (FN) (Ferns, Azinger, Rucker; Education then Finance)
  • SB 610: Requiring certain newly constructed dwellings meet minimum standards for persons with disabilities (Prezioso; Gov Org)
  • SB 611: Expanding county assessment and collection of head tax on farm animals (Sypolt; Agriculture & Rural Development then Gov Org)
  • SB 612: Granting county commissions authority to establish vacant building registration programs (FN) (Boley, Rucker; Gov Org)
  • SB 613: Relating to composition of State Fire Commission (Sypolt, Smith; Gov Org)
  • SB 614: Relating to expansion of broadband service (Economic Development then Finance)
  • SB 615: Limiting number of days legislative members receive compensation during extended and extraordinary session (Prezioso, Palumbo, Beach, Miller, Ojeda, Plymale, Romano, Stollings, Unger, Woelfel; Judiciary then Finance)
  • SB 616: Limiting recoverable damages when patient transferred from one health care facility to another (Stollings; Judiciary)
  • SB 617: Requiring State Road Commission make available state road and highway map online (Maynard; Gov Org)
  • SB 618: Allowing continuing education credits for veterinarians (Maynard; Gov Org)
  • SB 619: Allowing WV Railroad Maintenance Authority to acquire idled railways properties (Maynard; Gov Org)
  • SCR 39: US Army PFC Kelva H. Justice Memorial Road (Gaunch)
  • SCR 40: Requesting study on available funds for improvements at Beech Fork State Park and Cacapon Resort State Park (Maynard)
  • SCR 41: US Army PV2 Mandvial S. "Bunker" Bias Memorial Bridge (Stollings, Ojeda)
  • SR 37: Designating March 15, 2017, as Higher Education Day (Mann)

    * (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

    Committee Action on Bills from Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    10 a.m.: Transportation and Infrastructure

  • SB 15: Eliminating sunset on DOH public-private partnerships
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 477: Increasing State Road Fund by raising DMV fees and motor fuel excise taxes
  • Passed; to Finance

  • Originating Senate Bill: Relating to increasing fines for certain traffic violations
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Senate Concurrent Resolutions – ALL RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED, SENT TO FLOOR

  • SCR 5: US Army PFC John Ira Pinkerman Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 8: Donnie Adkins Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 11: USMC Lance Corporal Edwin Russell 'Snook' Danehart Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 14: US Army PVT Oren J. "Junior" Johnson Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 17: John Hancock Hall Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 18: US Marine CPL Walter Vincent Filipek Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 21: US Army CPL Daniel Frederick Mehringer Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 22: Walter E. Swiger Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 28: US Army SPC4 Randall W. Arbogast Memorial Road
  • SCR 15: Herbert "Herb" Linkous Bridge
  • SCR 19: Blue Demon Bridge

    1 p.m.: Energy, Industry and Mining

  • SB 582: Relating generally to coal mining, coal mining safety and environment protection
  • Bill referred to subcommittee (Senator Sypolt, chairman; Senator Swope, Senator Jeffries)

    1 p.m.: Health and Human Resources

  • SB 457: Eliminating WV Health Care Authority
  • No action taken; bill is laid over to a future meeting

  • SB 36: Permitting school nurses to possess and administer opioid antagonists
  • No action taken; bill is laid over to a future meeting

  • SB 27: Relating to microprocessor permit
  • No action taken; bill is laid over to a future meeting

    2 p.m.: Government Organization

  • SB 500: Relating to Medicaid fraud and abuse
  • Passed; to Judiciary

    2 p.m.: Education

  • SB 537: Relating to exemptions from mandated immunizations
  • No action taken; bill is laid over to a future meeting

  • SB 527: Relating to traumatic brain injury
  • No action taken; bill is laid over to a future meeting

    3 p.m.: Judiciary

  • HB 2028: Relating to the venue for suits and other actions against the state
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 581: Relating generally to administration of trusts
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 308: Clarifying administrative and law-enforcement activities of DNR police officers are important to conservation and management of state's fish and wildlife
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 554: Relating to false swearing in legislative proceeding
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 559: Relating to limited video lottery
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    3 p.m.: Finance

  • SB 437: Discontinuing WV Greyhound Breeding Development Fund
  • Discussion of bill will continue 3/15

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (106)

  • SB 4: Allowing licensed professionals donate time to care of indigent and needy in clinical setting (House Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 5: Disqualifying CDL for DUI conviction in certain cases (House Judiciary)
  • SB 9: Regulating unmanned aircraft systems (House Judiciary)
  • SB 25: Creating farm-to-food bank tax credit (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 41: Extending time person may be subject to probation (House Judiciary)
  • SB 80: Equalizing criminal penalty for entering without breaking regardless of time of day (House Judiciary)
  • SB 113: Authorizing DEP promulgate legislative rule awarding matching grants for litter control programs (House Judiciary)
  • SB 116: Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency and Correction rule relating to law-enforcement training and certification standards (House Judiciary)
  • SB 125: Authorizing DHHR promulgate legislative rules (House Judiciary)
  • SB 127: Authorizing Department of Revenue to promulgate legislative rules (House Judiciary)
  • SB 134: Authorizing Bureau of Commerce to promulgate legislative rules (House Judiciary)
  • SB 151: Authorizing Department of Administration promulgate legislative rules (House Judiciary)
  • SB 164: Relating to traffic regulations and special load limits (House Roads & Transportation)
  • SB 169: Repealing article providing assistance to Korea and Vietnam veterans exposed to certain chemical defoliants (House Finance)
  • SB 170: Repealing state hemophilia program (House Finance)
  • SB 171: Repealing Programs of All-Inclusive Care for Elderly (House Finance)
  • SB 172: Eliminating salary for Water Development Authority board members (House Government Organization)
  • SB 173: Relating to certain motor vehicles (House Roads & Transportation)
  • SB 174: Exempting transportation of household goods from PSC jurisdiction (House Government Organization)
  • SB 176: Repealing article concerning detection of tuberculosis, high blood pressure and diabetes (Signed 3/13)
  • SB 180: Relating to PSC jurisdiction over certain telephone company and internet services (House Government Organization)
  • SB 182: Providing procedures that prevent disqualifying low bids for government construction contracts due to document technicalities (House Government Organization)
  • SB 185: Allowing spending units designate fund into which proceeds from sale of surplus property must be deposited (House Government Organization)
  • SB 188: Correcting definition of "telehealth" in medication-assisted treatment programs (Signed 3/13)
  • SB 190: Eliminating preferences for vendors bidding on state contracts for commodities or printing (House Government Organization)
  • SB 198: Expanding Health Sciences Program to allow certain medical practitioners in underserved areas (House Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 202: Relating to pawnbrokers generally (House Judiciary)
  • SB 204: Requiring persons appointed to fill vacancy by Governor have same qualifications for vacated office and receive same compensation and expenses (House Judiciary)
  • SB 206: Expanding definition of "kidnapping" to include taking or gaining custody of, confining or concealing person by force (House Judiciary)
  • SB 209: Defining term "veteran" as it relates to veteran-owned business (House Veterans Affairs)
  • SB 212: Relating generally to procedures for drivers' license suspensions and revocations (House Judiciary)
  • SB 214: Adopting Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (House Judiciary)
  • SB 215: Allowing county commissions authority to amend proposed rates, fees and charges proposed by public service districts (House Political Subdivisions)
  • SB 220: Relating to offenses and penalties under Uniform Controlled Substances Act (House Judiciary)
  • SB 221: Relating to composition of PEIA Finance Board (House Government Organization)
  • SB 222: Relating to disqualification for unemployment benefits (House Judiciary)
  • SB 224: Repealing requirement for employer's bond for wages and benefits (House Judiciary)
  • SB 225: Allowing magistrates to conduct proceeding for temporary emergency protective order dealing with temporary custody by family court (House Judiciary)
  • SB 230: Relating to certain WV officials carrying concealed firearm nationwide (House Judiciary)
  • SB 231: Relating to State Board of Education and Medicaid-eligible children (Senate requests House to concur)
  • SB 233: Excluding from protection oral communications uttered in child care center under Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act (House Judiciary)
  • SB 235: Relating to motorcycle registration renewal (House Government Organization)
  • SB 236: Relating to damages for medical monitoring (House Judiciary)
  • SB 237: Repealing obsolete rules of Department of Revenue (House Judiciary)
  • SB 239: Limiting use of wages by employers and labor organizations for political activities (House Judiciary)
  • SB 240: Creating crime of nonconsensual distribution of sexual images (House Judiciary)
  • SB 242: Relating to school calendars (House Education)
  • SB 247: Authorizing prosecuting attorney designate and deliver grand jury records for investigative purposes (House Judiciary)
  • SB 248: Clarifying composition and chairmanship of Commission on Special Investigations (House Judiciary)
  • SB 249: Relating to information required in abstract of judgment (House Judiciary)
  • SB 256: Relating to prohibiting aiding and abetting of sexual abuse by school personnel (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 259: Requiring administrators of intestate estates to give bond and take oath (House Judiciary)
  • SB 261: Relating to increasing salary or wages of judgment debtor (House Judiciary)
  • SB 263: Creating exemption from certain contract and common carrier laws for vehicles used exclusively for transportation of railroad personnel (House Roads & Transportation)
  • SB 280: Moving administration of Civil Air Patrol to Adjutant General (House Veterans Affairs)
  • SB 299: Supplementing, amending, decreasing and increasing items of appropriations from State Road Fund to DOH (House Finance)
  • SB 300: Supplemental appropriation from unappropriated balance in Treasury to Division of Personnel (House Finance)
  • SB 301: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to State Board of Education, School Lunch Program (2nd Reading on 3/15)
  • SB 305: Supplemental appropriation of public moneys from Treasury to Fire Commission (House Finance)
  • SB 321: Reporting requirements of employee information to CPRB (House Finance)
  • SB 325: Relating to crossbow hunting (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • SB 326: Requiring Department of Defense family advocacy groups be notified about abuse or neglect of military member's child (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 330: Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act (2nd Reading on 3/15)
  • SB 337: Hiring correctional officers without regard to placement on correctional officer register (House Government Organization)
  • SB 338: Relating to medical professional liability (House Judiciary)
  • SB 344: Relating to application of payments on consumer credit sale and loans (House Judiciary)
  • SB 345: Allowing certain hunting and trapping on private lands on Sundays (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • SB 346: Relating generally to jurisdiction of PSC over motor carriers (House Government Organization)
  • SB 347: Relating to modernization of Physician Assistant Practice Act (House Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 349: Repealing outdated code related to Division of Corrections (House Government Organization)
  • SB 350: Allowing licensed professional counselors be issued temporary permit (House Government Organization)
  • SB 358: Relating generally to trustee sale of timeshare estates (House Judiciary)
  • SB 364: Incorporating changes to Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 365: Maintaining solvency of Unemployment Compensation Fund (House Finance)
  • SB 392: Relating to Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System (House Finance)
  • SB 400: Regarding appointments to WV Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council (House Government Organization)
  • SB 410: Relating to marking traps with DNR identification tag (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • SB 423: Relating to operation of licensed group homes (House Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 426: Repealing DNR legislative rule on litter control grant program (House Judiciary)
  • SB 429: Relating to monitoring inmate communications (House Judiciary)
  • SB 436: Permitting investigators from Attorney General's office carry firearms (House Judiciary)
  • SB 439: Relating to venue for civil and criminal action at Salem Correction Center (House Judiciary)
  • SB 440: Relating to use of Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority funds (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 441: Establishing Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program (House Government Organization)
  • SB 442: Relating generally to crimes against persons (House Judiciary)
  • SB 445: Amending definition of "abused child" (House Judiciary)
  • SB 455: Relating generally to commitment of persons to custody of Commissioner of Corrections (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 456: Relating to standards for termination of parental rights in child abuse and neglect cases (House Judiciary)
  • SB 473: Permitting collection and sale of naturally shed deer antlers (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • SB 481: Eliminating requirement municipal courts wait 90 days before notifying DMV of person's failure to appear or pay assessed costs (House Judiciary)
  • SB 490: Clarifying standard of liability for officers of corporation (House Judiciary)
  • SB 491: Relating to county litter control officers (House Judiciary)
  • SB 492: Eliminating requirement every circuit court participate in drug court program (House Judiciary)
  • SB 496: Relating generally to guaranteed asset protection waivers (House Judiciary)
  • SB 505: Providing five-year reclamation period following completion of well pads for horizontal wells (House Judiciary)
  • HB 2099: Defining the act of leaving the scene of a crash involving death or serious bodily injury as a felony; Erin's Law (Pending House concurrence)
  • HB 2167: Creating a Silver Alert program for senior citizens (Pending House concurrence)
  • HB 2301: Relating to direct primary care (Pending House concurrence)
  • HB 2318: Relating generally to human trafficking (Pending House concurrence)
  • HB 2347: Allowing schools licensed to provide barber, cosmetology and related training to hold theory classes and clinical classes at different locations (Completed legislation)
  • HB 2431: Allowing influenza immunizations to be offered to patients and residents of specified facilities (Pending House concurrence)
  • HB 2542: Relating to public higher education personnel (Completed legislation)
  • HB 2590: Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act (Completed legislation)
  • HB 2594: Updating the meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act (Completed legislation)
  • HB 2740: Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Administration (Signed 3/13)
  • SCR 3: Urging Congress call convention of states to impose fiscal restraints on federal government (House Judiciary)

    Bills Awaiting Signature by the Governor (7 – 5 House, 2 Senate)

  • HB 2740: Making a supplementary appropriation to the Department of Administration (Signed 3/13)
  • SB 176: Repealing article concerning detection of tuberculosis, high blood pressure and diabetes (Signed 3/13)
  • SB 188: Correcting definition of "telehealth" in medication-assisted treatment programs (Signed 3/13)
  • HB 2347: Allowing schools licensed to provide barber, cosmetology and related training to hold theory classes and clinical classes at different locations (Completed legislation)
  • HB 2542: Relating to public higher education personnel (Completed legislation)
  • HB 2590: Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act (Completed legislation)
  • HB 2594: Updating the meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act (Completed legislation)

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