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Release Date: 03/21/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – 42nd Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.

RESOLUTIONS

  • SR 44: Designating March 21, 2017, as Down Syndrome Awareness Day
  • SR 45: Designating March 21, 2017, as Preston County Day
  • SR 46: Recognizing Leadership Jefferson
  • SR 47: Celebrating achievements and contributions of Monongalia County

    THIRD READING

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 27: Relating to microprocessor permit (original similar to HB 2458)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 36: Permitting school nurses to possess and administer opioid antagonists
  • Eng. 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)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 219: Relating to conspiracy to commit crimes under Uniform Controlled Substances Act (original similar to HB 2541)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 341: Establishing WV business growth in low-income communities tax credit
  • Eng. SB 468: Removing restrictions on where traditional lottery games may be played
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 480: Authorizing local government adopt energy efficiency partnership programs
  • Eng. SB 547: Modifying fees paid to Secretary of State
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 548: Providing for specific escheat of US savings bonds
  • Eng. 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. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. HB 2766: Establishing a new special revenue fund, designated the Adult Drug Court Participation Fund

    SECOND 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

    FIRST READING

  • Com. Sub. for SB 18: Requiring new comprehensive statewide student assessment
  • Com. Sub. for SB 362: Authorizing redirection of certain amounts to General Revenue Fund
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 382: Allowing automobile auctions obtain abandoned vehicles' titles
  • Com. Sub. for SB 414: Creating Division of Multimodal Transportation (original similar to HB 2717)
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 461: Exempting WV State Police from state purchasing requirements
  • Com. Sub. for SB 467: Removing restrictions on maximum wager per limited video lottery game and bill denominations accepted by video lottery terminals
  • Com. Sub. for SB 472: Permitting bear hunting with guides
  • Com. Sub. for SB 479: Relating to regulation of liquor sales
  • Com. Sub. for SB 499: Creating Debt Resolution Services Division in Auditor's office (original similar to HB2791)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 523: Converting to biweekly pay cycle for state employees
  • Com. Sub. for SB 533: Relating to taxes on wine and intoxicating liquors (original similar to HB 2894)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 572: Relating to nonpartisan election of county surveyors
  • SB 585: Relating to locomotive crew size
  • SB 595: Allowing county assessors make separate entries in land books when real property is partly used for exempt and partly nonexempt purposes
  • SB 684: Relating generally to WV State Police

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    10 a.m.: Transportation and Infrastructure (451M)

  • SB 417: Removing financial limitations on number of design-build projects undertaken by the DOH
  • SB 416: Relating to Public-Private Transportation Facilities Act
  • SB 421: Increasing amount of authorized federal Grant Anticipation Notes for which DOH may apply.
  • SJR 6: Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017.
  • SB 549: Allowing individuals at least 21 or older operate or ride motorcycle without helmet.

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

  • HB 2811: Relating to the definition of above ground storage tanks

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

  • SB 402: Relating to covenants not to compete between physicians and hospitals
  • HB 2653: Extending the Multi State Real-Time Tracking System
  • HB 2119: Repealing West Virginia Health Benefit Exchange Act
  • HB 2518: Creating a legislative rule to permit a pharmacist or pharmacy intern to administer certain immunizations
  • HB 2618: Relating to body mass index

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

  • SB 74: Allowing fire departments to charge fees for service calls
  • SB 433: Permitting counties increase excise tax on privilege of transferring real property
  • SB 602: Creating uniform system of recording and indexing fictitious names used by sole proprietors
  • SB 658: Establishing procedure for retitling mobile and manufactured homes
  • SB 408: Relating to public employees
  • SB 412: Relating to WV Jobs Act reporting requirements
  • SB 534: Relating to incentives for consolidating local governments
  • SB 502: Authorizing WV National Guard contract persons to perform specialized technical services
  • SB 294: Relating to Community Sustainability Investment Pilot Program

    2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • SB 630: Establishing Accessibility and Equity in Public Education Enhancement Act

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 2486: Providing that when a party's health condition is at issue in a civil action, medical records and releases for medical information may be requested and required without court order
  • SB 428: Relating to partial filling of prescriptions
  • SB 388: Relating to dangerous weapons
  • SB 167: Relating to DNA evidence
  • SB 286: Relating to grandparents' visitation rights
  • SB 539: Making significant revisions to law regulating election financing
  • SB 576: Providing exception to waste for certain oil and gas development

    3 p.m.: Finance (451M)

  • Committee Substitute for SB 437: Discontinuing WV Greyhound Breeding Fund
  • SB 477: Increasing State Road Fund by raising DMV fees and motor fuel excise taxes
  • Committee Substitute for SB 281: Increasing number of limited video lottery machines allowed at retail location
  • Committee Substitute for SB 622: Relating generally to tax procedures and administration

    Committee Action on Bills from Monday, March 20, 2017

    9 a.m.: Select Committee on Tax Reform

  • SJR 8: Fair and Simple Tax Reform or FASTR amendment
  • No action taken; discussion to continue at next meeting

    9:30 a.m.: Finance Subcommittee on SB 335

  • SB 335: Creating the 2017 Tax Reform Act
  • Amended substitute to be reported to full Finance committee

    2 p.m.: Banking and Insurance

  • SB 507: Allowing pharmacists inform customers about lower cost alternatives to prescribed drugs
  • Passed; to Judiciary

  • HB 2619: Risk Management and Own Risk and Solvency Assessment Act
  • Passed; to Finance

  • SB 601: Adjusting limits on consumer loans for which certain finance charges may be imposed
  • Passed; to Judiciary

    3 p.m.: Judiciary

  • SB 76: Creating WV Second Chance for Employment Act
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 538: Requiring parolees engage in alcohol or drug therapy as condition of parole
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 539: Making significant revisions to law regulating election financing
  • No action taken; bill is laid over to next meeting

    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
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 504: Defining "special aircraft property" for property tax purposes
  • 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

  • Com. Sub. for SB 419: Creating special revenue fund sources for Division of Labor to meet statutory obligations
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Com. Sub. for SB 567: Relating to fees collected to conduct criminal background checks
  • No action taken; bill is laid over

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Monday, March 20, 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 (House Energy)
  • 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 (1st Reading 3/21)
  • 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 generally to autocycles (House Judiciary)
  • 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 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 3/13)
  • 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 (to Governor 3/20)
  • 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 (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 290: Authorizing operators of distillery or mini-distillery offer for purchase and consumption of liquor on Sundays (Pending House introduction)
  • 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 (Completed legislative action)
  • 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 (House Ag & Natural Resources)
  • 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 (House Finance)
  • 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 (House Judiciary)
  • SB 505: Providing five-year reclamation period following completion of well pads for horizontal wells (House Judiciary)
  • SB 522: Relating to pharmacy audits (House Banking & Insurance)
  • SB 524: Relating to WV academic standards (House Education)
  • 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 554: Relating to false swearing in legislative proceeding (House Judiciary)
  • SB 559: Relating to limited video lottery (House Small Business, Entrepreneurship & Economic Development)
  • SB 575: Limiting nuisance actions against shooting ranges for noise (House Judiciary)
  • SB 581: Relating generally to administration of trusts (House Judiciary)
  • SB 608: Clarifying lawful business structures are unaffected by enactment of prohibitory legislation (Pending House introduction)
  • SB 620: Relating to traffic regulations (House Roads & Transportation)
  • HB 2028: Relating to the venue for suits and other actions against the state (House requests Senate to recede)
  • 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 (to Governor 3/17)
  • HB 2301: Relating to direct primary care (to Governor 3/17)
  • 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 (Signed 3/17)
  • HB 2431: Allowing influenza immunizations to be offered to patients and residents of specified facilities (to Governor 3/17)
  • HB 2542: Relating to public higher education personnel (to Governor 3/17)
  • HB 2590: Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act (to Governor 3/17)
  • HB 2594: Updating the meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act (to Governor 3/17)
  • 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 (16 – 10 House, 6 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 (Signed 3/17)
  • HB 2542: Relating to public higher education personnel (to Governor 3/17)
  • HB 2590: Updating the meaning of federal taxable income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act (to Governor 3/17)
  • HB 2594: Updating the meaning of federal adjusted gross income and certain other terms used in the West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act (to Governor 3/17)
  • SB 231: Relating to State Board of Education and Medicaid-eligible children (to Governor 3/20)
  • HB 2167: Creating a Silver Alert program for senior citizens (to Governor 3/17)
  • HB 2301: Relating to direct primary care (to Governor 3/17)
  • HB 2431: Allowing influenza immunizations to be offered to patients and residents of specified facilities (to Governor 3/17)
  • 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)
  • SB 302: Supplemental appropriation of federal funds from Treasury to Division of Human Services (Completed legislative action)

    Signed Bills (4)

  • 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 (Signed 3/17)

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