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Release Date: 03/20/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017 – 41st Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.

RESOLUTIONS

  • SR 42: Designating March 20, 2017, as International Pageant Day
  • SR 43: Recognizing Homer Hickam

    UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  • SCR 43: Eugene Lee "Gene" Burner Memorial Bridge
  • SCR 44: Tug Valley Students Memorial Bridge

    THIRD READING

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

    SECOND READING

  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 27: Relating to microprocessor permit (original similar to HB 2458)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 36: Permitting school nurses to possess and administer opioid antagonists
  • Com. Sub. for SB 216: Permitting exclusion, modification or limitation of warranties in sale of used motor vehicles (original similar to HB 2578, SB 217)
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 219: Relating to conspiracy to commit crimes under Uniform Controlled Substances Act (original similar to HB 2541)
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 341: Establishing WV business growth in low-income communities tax credit
  • SB 468: Removing restrictions on where traditional lottery games may be played
  • Com. Sub. for SB 480: Authorizing local government adopt energy efficiency partnership programs
  • SB 547: Modifying fees paid to Secretary of State
  • Com. Sub. for SB 548: Providing for specific escheat of US savings bonds
  • SB 564: Relating to Statewide Independent Living Council
  • Eng. HB 2300: Regulating step therapy protocols
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2447: Renaming the Court of Claims the state Claims Commission (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2766: Establishing a new special revenue fund, designated the Adult Drug Court Participation Fund

    FIRST READING

  • Com. Sub. for SB 243: Relating to domestic relations (original similar to SB 317)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 288: Increasing penalty for crime of child abuse causing death by parent, guardian, custodian or other person
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 339: Creating Legislative Coalition on Chronic Pain Management
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 360: Creating Legislative Coalition on Diabetes Management
  • Com. Sub. for SB 398: Creating Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    9 a.m.: Select Committee on Tax Reform (451M)

  • SJR 8: Fair and Simple Tax Reform or FASTR amendment

    9:30 a.m.: Finance Subcommittee on SB 335 (451M)

  • SB 335: Creating the 2017 Tax Reform Act

    10:30 a.m.: Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on HB 2001 (Judiciary Committee Conference Room)

  • HB 2001: Relating to ethics and transparency in government

    2 p.m.: Banking and Insurance (451M)

  • SB 507: Allowing pharmacists inform customers about lower cost alternatives to prescribed drugs
  • HB 2619: Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act
  • SB 601: Adjusting limits on consumer loans for which certain finance charges may be imposed

    3 p.m.: Judiciary

  • SB 539: Making significant revisions to law regulating election financing
  • SB 406: Relating to generic drug products
  • SB 538: Requiring parolees engage in alcohol or drug therapy as condition of parole
  • SB 76: Creating WV Second Chance for Employment Act

    3 p.m.: Finance

  • Com. Sub. for SB 61: Providing consumers sales and service tax and use tax exemption for certain services and tangible personal property sold for repair, remodeling and maintenance of aircraft
  • SB 504: Defining "special aircraft property" for property tax purposes.
  • SB 374: Relating to computing retirement benefits for certain members of Legislature
  • Com. Sub. for SB 238: Increasing tax credits allowed for rehabilitation of certified historic structures
  • SB 464: Eliminating taxation on annuity consideration received by life insurer
  • Com. Sub. for SB 419: Creating special revenue fund sources for Division of Labor to meet statutory obligations

    Senate Bills to be Introduced Monday, March 20, 2017

  • SB 670: Establishing WV Advisory Council on Rare Diseases (Takubo; Health & Human Resources then Gov Org)
  • SB 671:Relating to WV Anatomical Board (Mann; Gov Org)
  • SB 672: Prohibiting persons under 18 from using tanning device (Stollings; Health & Human Resources)
  • SB 673: Providing procedure for WV to select delegates to Article V convention (Karnes; Judiciary)
  • SB 674: Relating to public school support (Boso; Education)
  • SB 675: Providing rule-making authority to Board of Licensed Practical Nurses (Takubo, Stollings, Mr. President, Azinger, Beach, Blair, Boley, Boso, Clements, Cline, Facemire, Ferns, Gaunch, Hall, Jeffries, Karnes, Mann, Maroney, Maynard, Miller, Ojeda, Palumbo, Plymale, Prezioso, Romano, Rucker, Smith, Swope, Sypolt, Trump, Unger, Weld, Woelfel; Judiciary)
  • SB 676: Prohibiting counties from regulating sale and use of fireworks (Karnes; Gov Org)
  • SB 677: Increasing tax rate on cigarettes and e-cigarette liquid (Takubo; Finance)
  • SB 678: Relating to tax on sales of e-cigarette liquid (Miller; Finance)
  • SB 679: Defining "aboveground storage tanks" (Smith, Blair, Facemire, Prezioso; Energy, Industry & Mining)
  • SB 680: Permitting surface owners seek damages from oil and gas operations (Sypolt; Judiciary)
  • SB 681: Requiring DEP work with Tax Commissioner, PSC and county assessors to develop system for verifying production information (Sypolt; Gov Org)
  • SB 682: Relating to state administration of local sales and use taxes (Blair; Gov Org)
  • SB 683: Increasing tax rate for higher earning businesses
  • SR 42: Designating March 20, 2017, as International Pageant Day (Mr. President)
  • SR 43: Recognizing Homer Hickam (Gaunch, Ferns, Karnes, Romano, Cline, Sypolt, Swope)

    * (FN) indicates the bill has a Fiscal Note

    Committee Action on Bills from Saturday, March 18, 2017

    11 a.m.: Government Organization

  • SB 585: Relating to locomotive crew size
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 382: Allowing automobile auctions obtain abandoned vehicles' titles
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 535: Reorganizing Division of Tourism
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 408: Relating to public employees
  • Removed from Agenda for 3/18

  • SB 412: Relating to WV Jobs Act reporting requirements
  • Removed from Agenda for 3/18

  • SB 211: Prohibiting county parks and recreation commissions from promulgating or enforcing rules prohibiting possession of firearms
  • Removed from Agenda for 3/18

    11 a.m.: Education

  • SB 537: Relating to exemptions from mandated immunizations
  • No action taken; discussion to continue at next meeting (3/21)

    1 p.m.: Transportation and Infrastructure

  • Meeting canceled

    2 p.m.: Judiciary

  • SB 298: Relating to ability of constitutional officer to voluntarily waive his or her salary for any calendar year
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 572: Relating to nonpartisan election of county surveyors
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 628: Relating to providing funding for Statewide Interoperable Radio Network
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 521: Relating generally to Public Defender Services
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 576: Providing exception to waste for certain oil and gas development
  • No action taken; discussion continued to next meeting

    2 p.m.: Finance

  • SB 15: Extending sunset on DOH public-private partnerships
  • Passed; to be reported to the Floor

  • SB 595: Allowing county assessors make separate entries in land books when real property is partly used for exempt and partly nonexempt purposes
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Saturday, March 18, 2017 (137)

  • 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 16: Repealing section related to wind power projects (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 (House Education)
  • 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 (House Judiciary)
  • 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 255: Relating to filling vacancies on county commissions and other county offices (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 (3rd Reading on 3/20)
  • 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 308: Clarifying administrative and law-enforcement activities of DNR police officers are important to conservation and management of state's fish and wildlife (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 (Completed legislative action)
  • 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 (House Government Organization)
  • 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 444: Establishing Court Advanced Technology Subscription Fund (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 (House Judiciary)
  • 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 (House Judiciary)
  • 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 (House Government Organization)
  • 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 500: Relating to Medicaid fraud and abuse (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 505: Providing five-year reclamation period following completion of well pads for horizontal wells (House Judiciary)
  • SB 522: Relating to pharmacy audits (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 524: Relating to WV academic standards (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 531: Relating to renewal date for apiary certificates of registration (House Judiciary)
  • SB 536: Authorizing tracking of wounded or injured bear or deer (House Judiciary)
  • SB 575: Limiting nuisance actions against shooting ranges for noise (House Judiciary)
  • SB 559: Relating to limited video lottery (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 581: Relating generally to administration of trusts (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 620: Relating to traffic regulations (Pending House introduction)
  • HB 2028: Relating to the venue for suits and other actions against the state (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 (Completed legislative action)
  • 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
  • HB 2678: Changing the amounts of prejudgment and post-judgment interest to reflect today's economic conditions (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 (15 – 10 House, 5 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)
  • SB 330: Relating to WV Workplace Freedom Act (Completed legislative action)
  • HB 2318: Relating generally to human trafficking (Completed legislative action)
  • HB 2678: Changing the amounts of prejudgment and post-judgment interest to reflect today's economic conditions (Completed legislative action)

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


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