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Member's Press Release

Release Date: 03/17/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate


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

Friday, March 17, 2017 – 38th Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  • SCR 42: Five Champ Brothers Bridge

    THIRD READING

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 255: Relating to filling vacancies on county commissions and other county offices
  • Eng. SB 444: Establishing Court Advanced Technology Subscription Fund (original similar to HB 2765)
  • Eng. 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

    SECOND 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
  • SB 443: Establishing Adult Drug Court Participation Fund (original similar to HB 2766)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 500: Relating to Medicaid fraud and abuse
  • SB 524: Relating to WV academic standards
  • 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)

    FIRST READING

  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 290: Authorizing operators of distillery or mini-distillery offer for purchase and consumption of liquor on Sundays
  • SB 608: Clarifying lawful business structures are unaffected by enactment of prohibitory legislation

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    9 a.m.: Energy, Industry, and Mining Subcommittee on Senate Bill 582 (Relating generally to coal mining, coal mining safety and environmental protection) (208W)

    2 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 243: Relating to domestic relations
  • SB 288: Increasing the penalty for the crime of child abuse causing death by a parent, guardian, custodian or other person to an indeterminate term of fifteen years to life
  • SB 76: Creating WV Second Chance for Employment Act
  • SB 69: Creating Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights

    2:30 p.m.: Transportation & Infrastructure (208W)

  • SB 414: Creating Division of Multimodal Transportation
  • SB 417: Removing financial limitations on number of design-build projects undertaken by the DOH
  • SB 482: Relating generally to WV Parkways Authority

    TBA: Finance (451M)

  • TBA

    Senate Bills to be Introduced Friday, March 17, 2017

  • SB 631: Relating to prosecuting violations of municipal building code (Palumbo, Jeffries, Takubo; Gov Org)
  • SB 632: Relating to obtaining title to reconstructed vehicle (Maynard; Gov Org)
  • SB 633: Creating WV Motorsports Committee (Maynard: Gov Org)
  • SB 634: Relating generally to certain agreements between DHHR and two largest state universities (Plymale, Stollings, Sypolt, Takubo, Prezioso, Beach, Clements; Gov Org)
  • SB 635: Increasing maximum weight amount for six-axle trucks (Boso, Maynard; Transportation & Infrastructure)
  • SB 636: Authorizing State Fire Commission establish program to address problems facing VFDs (Boso; Gov Org)
  • SB 637: Relating to private clubs and dance halls (Trump; Judiciary)
  • SB 638: Relating to WV Contractor Licensing Act (Sypolt; Gov Org)
  • SB 639: Expanding definition of deductions under Wage Payment and Collection Act (Trump; Judiciary)
  • SB 640: Relating to school attendance directors (FN) (Prezioso; Education)
  • SB 641: Requiring welders meet certain certification requirements and conform to national welding standards (Jeffries, Beach, Miller, Ojeda, Plymale, Prezioso, Stollings; Gov Org)
  • SB 642: Relating to wages for veterans on state government contracts (Jeffries, Beach, Miller, Ojeda, Plymale, Prezioso, Stollings; Gov Org then Finance)
  • SB 643: Creating preference for state citizens in construction contracts for public improvements (Jeffries, Beach, Miller, Ojeda, Plymale, Prezioso, Stollings; Workforce then Gov Org then Judiciary)
  • SB 644: Reestablishing prevailing wages for certain state government contracts (FN) (Jeffries, Beach, Miller, Ojeda, Prezioso, Stollings; Workforce then Gov Org then Finance)
  • SB 645: Relating to employer's right to require employee training (Jeffries, Beach, Ojeda, Plymale, Prezioso, Stollings; Workforce then Judiciary)
  • SB 646: Creating Public-Private Infrastructure Facilities Act (Jeffries, Beach, Miller, Ojeda, Plymale, Prezioso; Transportation & Infrastructure then Government Organization)
  • SB 647: Relating generally to additional county excise taxes on real property transfer (FN) (Jeffries, Beach, Miller, Ojeda, Plymale, Prezioso, Stollings; Agriculture & Rural Development then Finance)
  • SB 648: Relating to WV jobs on public construction projects (Jeffries, Beach, Miller, Ojeda, Plymale, Prezioso; Workforce then Government Organization)
  • SR 40: Designating March 17, 2017, as Corrections Day (Boso)
  • SR 41: Recognizing Pineville Middle School's Pineville Giving Tree project (Cline)

    * (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

    Committee Action on Bills from Thursday, March 16, 2017

    9:30 a.m.: Finance

  • Committee Substitute for SB 362: Authorizing redirection of certain amounts to General Revenue Fund
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Committee Substitute for SB 461: Exempting WV State Police from state purchasing requirements
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 464: Eliminating taxation on annuity consideration received by life insurer
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Committee Substitute for Committee Substitute for SB 486: Relating to health care provider taxes
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 547: Modifying fees paid to Secretary of State
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 565: Authorizing City of South Charleston levy special district excise tax
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    1 p.m.: Health & Human Resources

  • HB 2509: Relating to the practice of telemedicine
  • Passed; to Judiciary

  • SB 36: Permitting school nurses to possess and administer opioid antagonists
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 27: Relating to microprocessor permit
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • HB 2300: Regulating step therapy protocols
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    2 p.m.: Government Organization

  • SB 453: Adding classification and base salaries of certain civilian employees of WV State Police Forensic Laboratory
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 499: Creating Debt Resolution Services Division in Auditor's office
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 523: Converting to biweekly for state employees
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 480: Authorizing local government adopt energy efficiency partnership programs
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 339: Creating Legislative Coalition on Chronic Pain Management
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 360: Creating Legislative Coalition on Diabetes Management
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 398: Creating Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 564: Relating to Statewide Independent Living Council
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    3 p.m. Judiciary

  • SB 399: Prohibiting political subdivisions from enacting local ordinances regulating benefits employers provide to employees
  • Bill is laid over to a future meeting

  • SB 548: Providing for specific escheat of US savings bonds
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 216: Prohibiting exclusion, modifications or limitation of warranty or remedy in sale of used motor vehicles
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Thursday, March 16, 2017 (122)

  • 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 (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • 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 186: Adjusting date when children become eligible for certain school programs and school attendance requirements (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 187: Providing for confidentiality of patients' medical records (House Judiciary)
  • 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 192: Relating generally to licensed surveyors (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 (Completed legislative action)
  • SB 302: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to Division of Human Services (2nd Reading on 3/17)
  • SB 303: Supplemental appropriation of public moneys from Treasury to DHHR (House Finance)
  • 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 (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 (House Veterans Affairs)
  • SB 330: Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act (Pending Senate concurrence)
  • 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 413: Relating to bids on government construction contracts (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 (House Judiciary)
  • 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 471: Relating to state ownership of wildlife (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 473: Permitting collection and sale of naturally shed deer antlers (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • SB 474: Exempting names of licensed hunters from public disclosure (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 495: Relating to regulation of events by State Athletic Commission (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 (House Judiciary)
  • SB 505: Providing five-year reclamation period following completion of well pads for horizontal wells (House Judiciary)
  • SB 531: Relating to renewal date for apiary certificates of registration (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 536: Authorizing tracking of wounded or injured bear or deer (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 575: Limiting nuisance actions against shooting ranges for noise (Pending House introduction)
  • HB 2099: Defining the act of leaving the scene of a crash involving death or serious bodily injury as a felony; Erin's Law (House requests Senate to recede)
  • 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)

    Completed Legislation (12 – 8 House, 4 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)
  • SB 301: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to State Board of Education, School Lunch Program (Completed legislative action)

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


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