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Member's Press Release

Release Date: 03/16/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017 – 37th Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  • SCR 39: US Army PFC Kelva H. Justice Memorial Road
  • SCR 40: Requesting study on available funds for improvements at Beech Fork State Park and Cacapon Resort State Park
  • SCR 41: US Army PV2 Mandvial S. "Bunker" Bias Memorial Bridge

    THIRD READING

  • Eng. 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)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 192: Relating generally to licensed surveyors
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 413: Relating to bids on government construction contracts
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 471: Relating to state ownership of wildlife
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 474: Exempting names of licensed hunters from public disclosure
  • Eng. SB 495: Relating to regulation of events by State Athletic Commission
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 531: Relating to renewal date for apiary certificates of registration
  • Eng. SB 536: Authorizing tracking of wounded or injured bear or deer
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 575: Limiting nuisance actions against shooting ranges for noise

    SECOND READING

  • Com. Sub. for SB 255: Relating to filling vacancies on county commissions and other county offices
  • 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
  • SB 524: Relating to WV academic standards
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2678: Changing the amounts of prejudgment and post-judgment interest to reflect today's economic conditions

    FIRST READING

  • Com. Sub. for SB 16: Repealing section related to wind power projects
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 308: Clarifying administrative and law-enforcement activities of DNR police officers are important to conservation and management of state's fish and wildlife
  • Com. Sub. for SB 500: Relating to Medicaid fraud and abuse
  • SB 554: Relating to false swearing in legislative proceeding
  • Com. Sub. for SB 559: Relating to limited video lottery
  • Com. Sub. for SB 581: Relating generally to administration of trusts (original similar to HB 2978)
  • SB 620: Relating to traffic regulations
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2028: Relating to the venue for suits and other actions against the state (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

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

  • Committee Substitute for SB 362: Authorizing redirection of certain amounts to General Revenue Fund
  • Committee Substitute for SB 461: Exempting WV State Police from state purchasing requirements
  • SB 464: Eliminating taxation on annuity consideration received by life insurer
  • Committee Substitute for Committee Substitute for SB 486: Relating to health care provider taxes
  • SB 547: Modifying fees paid to Secretary of State
  • SB 565: Authorizing City of South Charleston levy special district excise tax

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

  • SB 457: Eliminating WV Health Care Authority
  • HB 2509: Relating to the practice of telemedicine
  • SB 36: Permitting school nurses to possess and administer opioid antagonists
  • SB 27: Relating to microprocessor permit
  • HB 2300: Regulating step therapy protocols

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

  • SB 583: Abolishing Office of Environmental Advocate within DEP

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

  • SB 453: Adding classification and base salaries of certain civilian employees of WV State Police Forensic Laboratory
  • SB 499: Creating Debt Resolution Services Division in Auditor's office
  • SB 523: Converting to biweekly for state employees
  • SB 480: Authorizing local government adopt energy efficiency partnership programs
  • SB 339: Creating Legislative Coalition on Chronic Pain Management
  • SB 360: Creating Legislative Coalition on Diabetes Management
  • SB 398: Creating Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act
  • SB 564: Relating to Statewide Independent Living Council
  • SB 412: Relating to WV Jobs Act reporting requirements

    3 p.m. Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 399: Prohibiting political subdivisions from enacting local ordinances regulating benefits employers provide to employees
  • SB 548: Providing for specific escheat of US savings bonds
  • SB 216: Prohibiting exclusion, modifications or limitation of warranty or remedy in sale of used motor vehicles

    Senate Bills to be Introduced Thursday, March 16, 2017

  • SB 621: Providing certain rules inapplicable after county board of education notifies state board of possible closing or consolidations (Boso; Education)
  • SB 622: Relating generally to tax procedures and administration (Hall; Finance)
  • SB 623: Changing license period for horse and dog racing (FN) (Hall; Finance)
  • SB 624: Decreasing minimum number of live racing days horse racing licensee must conduct (Hall; Finance)
  • SB 625: Relating generally to charitable bingo and raffles (Hall; Finance)
  • SB 626: Relating to online posting of required calendar of scheduled activities (Maynard; Education)
  • SB 627: Establishing 80 miles per hour speed limit on state highways (Karnes; Transportation & Infrastructure)
  • SB 628: Relating to providing funding for Statewide Interoperable Radio Network (FN) (Rucker, Boso, Sypolt, Trump; Judiciary then Finance)
  • SB 629: Relating to collection of Tier II fees for chemical inventories (FN) (Boso; Gov Org then Finance)
  • SB 630: Establishing Accessibility and Equity in Public Education Enhancement Act (Mann, Hall, Sypolt; Education)
  • SJR 8: Fair and Simple Tax Reform or FASTR amendment (Karnes; Tax Reform then Judiciary)
  • SCR 42: Five Champ Brothers Bridge (Boso)
  • SR 38: Recognizing Karen Donathan for winning Award for Teaching Excellence in Computer Science (Palumbo)
  • SR 39: Designating March 16, 2017, as Innovation and Entrepreneurship day (Palumbo)

    * (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

    Committee Action on Bills from Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    1 p.m.: Economic Development

  • SB 38: Creating 5-year tax credit for new businesses locating on post-mine sites
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 76: Creating WV Second Chance for Employment Act
  • Passed; to Judiciary

  • SB 501: Relating to WV Economic Development Authority
  • Passed; to Government Organization

  • SB 614: Relating to expansion of broadband service
  • Passed; to Finance

    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.
  • Passed; to Government Organization

  • SB 579: Exempting farm winery from certain taxes
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting

  • SB 586: Changing fees for custom slaughters from annual to triennial
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting

    2 p.m.: Pensions (451M)

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

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 2447: Renaming the Court of Claims the state Claims Commission
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 608: Clarifying lawful business structures are unaffected by enactment of prohibitory legislation
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 290: Authorizing operators of distillery or mini-distillery offer for purchase and consumption of liquor on Sundays
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2001: Relating to ethics and transparency in government
  • Appointed to subcommittee (Senator Maynard, Senator Karnes, Senator Woelfel)

    3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 341: Establishing WV business growth in low-income communities tax credit
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Com. Sub. for SB 467: Removing restrictions on maximum wager per limited video lottery game and bill denominations accepted by video lottery terminals
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 468: Removing restrictions on where traditional lottery games may be played
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (113)

  • SB 4: Allowing licensed professionals donate time to care of indigent and needy in clinical setting (House Judiciary)
  • 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 (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • SB 28: Creating new system for certain contiguous counties to establish regional recreation authorities (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 Judiciary)
  • 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 3/14)
  • 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 187: Providing for confidentiality of patients' medical records (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 188: Correcting definition of "telehealth" in medication-assisted treatment programs (Signed 3/14)
  • 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 Finance)
  • 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 (Completed legislative action)
  • 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 (House Judiciary)
  • 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 (3rd Reading on 3/16)
  • SB 302: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to Division of Human Services (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 303: Supplemental appropriation of public moneys from Treasury to DHHR (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 305: Supplemental appropriation of public moneys from Treasury to Fire Commission (House Finance)
  • SB 306: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to Workforce West Virginia (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 (House Veterans Affairs)
  • SB 330: Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act (3rd Reading on 3/16)
  • 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 (House Finance)
  • 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 Judiciary)
  • 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 (House Finance)
  • 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 454: Providing more efficient collection and submission of state moneys received from court transactions or court services (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 455: Relating generally to commitment of persons to custody of Commissioner of Corrections (House Judiciary)
  • 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 497: Relating to liability for health care providers who provide services at school athletic events (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 (Completed legislative action)
  • HB 2301: Relating to direct primary care (Completed legislative action)
  • 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 (to Governor 3/15)
  • HB 2431: Allowing influenza immunizations to be offered to patients and residents of specified facilities (Completed legislative action)
  • HB 2542: Relating to public higher education personnel (Completed legislative action)
  • HB 2590: Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act (Completed legislative action)
  • HB 2594: Updating the meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act (Completed legislative action)
  • 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 (11 – 8 House, 3 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 3/14)
  • SB 188: Correcting definition of "telehealth" in medication-assisted treatment programs (Signed 3/14)
  • HB 2347: Allowing schools licensed to provide barber, cosmetology and related training to hold theory classes and clinical classes at different locations (to Governor 3/15)
  • HB 2542: Relating to public higher education personnel (Completed legislative action)
  • HB 2590: Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act (Completed legislative action)
  • HB 2594: Updating the meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act (Completed legislative action)
  • SB 231: Relating to State Board of Education and Medicaid-eligible children (Completed legislative action)
  • HB 2167: Creating a Silver Alert program for senior citizens (Completed legislative action)
  • HB 2301: Relating to direct primary care (Completed legislative action)
  • HB 2431: Allowing influenza immunizations to be offered to patients and residents of specified facilities (Completed legislative action)

    ** Committee times and agendas are subject to change **


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