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Member's Press Release

Release Date: 03/28/2017
Contact: Jacque Bland at (304) 590-4678


Senate


Senate Calendar and Committee Schedule for Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – 49th Day of Session

The Senate will convene at 11 a.m.

RESOLUTIONS

  • SR 55: Designating March 28, 2017, as WVU and WVU Extension Service Day (Beach, Prezioso)
  • SR 56: Congratulating WVU rifle team for winning 2017 National Championship (Beach, Prezioso)
  • SR 57: Recognizing 200th anniversary of Sistersville Ferry (Maroney)
  • SR 58: Recognizing centennial year of main structure at Parkersburg High School (Boley, Azinger, Beach)

    THIRD READING

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 60: Relating to eligibility and fraud requirements for public assistance (original similar to HB 2741)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 74: Allowing fire departments to charge fees for service calls (original similar to HB2638)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 217: Relating to disclaimers of warranties regarding used manufactured homes (original similar to HB 2464, HB 2578, SB 216)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 281: Increasing number of limited video lottery machines allowed at retail location
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 376: Relating generally to Sex Offender Registration Act (original similar to HB 2915)
  • Eng. SB 401: Allowing county board of education base employment decisions on individual's qualifications
  • Eng. SB 416: Relating to Public-Private Transportation Facilities Act (original similar to HB 2721)
  • Eng. SB 417: Removing financial limitations on number of design-build projects undertaken by DOH (original similar to HB 2722)
  • Eng. SB 421: Increasing amount of authorized federal Grant Anticipation Notes for which DOH may apply (original similar to HB 2878)
  • Eng. SB 504: Defining "special aircraft property"
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 576: Providing exception to waste for certain oil and gas development (original similar to HB 3094)
  • Eng. SB 578: Relating generally to copies of health care records furnished to patients
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 601: Relating to requirements for making consumer loans
  • Eng. SB 621: Providing certain rules inapplicable after county board of education notifies state board of possible closing or consolidations
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 630: Establishing Accessibility and Equity in Public Education Enhancement Act
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 634: Relating generally to certain agreements between DHHR and state's medical schools
  • Com. Sub. for SB 647: Relating generally to additional county excise taxes on real property transfer (With right to amend) (original similar to HB2461, SB433)
  • Eng. SB 686: Exempting facilities governed by DHHR that provide direct patient care
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2001: Relating to ethics and transparency in government – (With right to amend) (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2506: Relating to the permit limit calculations and allowing overlapping mixing zones for calculating permit limits for drinking water criteria
  • Eng. HB 2774: Defining special aircraft property
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2868: Relating generally to Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (Com. title amend. pending)

    SECOND READING

  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 38: Creating 5-year tax credit for new businesses locating on post-mine sites
  • Com. Sub. for SB 40: Requiring inclusion of protocols for response to after-school emergencies in school crisis response plans
  • Com. Sub. for SB 57: Continuing personal income tax adjustment for certain retirees
  • Com. Sub. for SB 238: Increasing tax credits allowed for rehabilitation of certified historic structures (original similar to HB 2416, SB 323)
  • SB 282: Directing Office of Administrative Hearings to amend current legislative rule relating to appeal procedures
  • Com. Sub. for SB 286: Relating to grandparents' visitation rights (original similar to HB 2547)
  • SB 293: Providing increase in annual salary of employees in Division of Corrections
  • SB 294: Relating to Community Sustainability Investment Pilot Program
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 333: Requiring all DHHR-licensed facilities access WV Controlled Substances Monitoring Program Database
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 343: Relating to transportation network companies
  • Com. Sub. for SB 369: Permitting surface owners purchase mineral interests when interest becomes tax lien (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 375: Relating to rate and measure of severance taxes on certain natural resources
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 399: Prohibiting political subdivisions from enacting local ordinances regulating benefits employers provide to employees
  • Com. Sub. for SB 402: Relating to covenants not to compete between physicians and hospitals
  • Com. Sub. for SB 406: Relating to generic drug products
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 409: Relating generally to 2017 Tax Reform Act
  • Com. Sub. for SB 446: Authorizing Governor issue executive orders to furlough state employees (original similar to HB 2879)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 465: Relating to medical professional liability
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 469: Prohibiting waste of game animals, birds or fish
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 482: Relating generally to WV Parkways Authority (original similar to HB 2803)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 484: Relating generally to taxation (original similar to HB 2816)
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 501: Relating to WV Economic Development Authority (original similar to HB 3086)
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 507: Allowing pharmacists inform customers about lower cost alternatives to prescribed drugs
  • Com. Sub. for SB 515: Relating to parole requirements for hearings and release
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 521: Relating generally to Public Defender Services
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 526: Requiring mandatory insurance coverage for inherited enzymatic disorders
  • Com. Sub. for SB 534: Relating to incentives for consolidating local governments
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 549: Allowing individuals at least 21 or older operate or ride motorcycle without helmet (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 563: Relating to Consumer Credit and Protection Act
  • Com. Sub. for SB 588: Relating to reproduction, distribution and sale of tax maps
  • Com. Sub. for SB 606: Relating to minimum wage and maximum hours for employees
  • Com. Sub. for SB 609: Creating additional flexibility for school systems in use of school aid funds (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • SB 613: Relating to composition of State Fire Commission
  • Com. Sub. for SB 636: Authorizing State Fire Commission establish program to address problems facing VFDs
  • Com. Sub. for SB 637: Relating to private club operations requirements
  • Com. Sub. for SB 656: Relating to Student Data Accessibility, Transparency and Accountability Act
  • SB 664: Removing limitation on amount counties collect on hotel occupancy tax
  • SB 667: Limiting authority of Attorney General to disclose certain information provided by Tax Commissioner
  • SB 687: Relating generally to coal mining, safety and environmental protection (original similar to HB 2506, HB 3029, SB 246, SB 582)
  • SB 688: Correcting technical error within Solid Waste Management Act
  • SB 689: Relating to payment of small claims by DOH (original similar to HB 2608, HB 2977)
  • SB 690: Authorizing WV State Police impose and collect fees for agencies and entities using their facilities (original similar to HB 2149, HB 2316, HB 2507)
  • SB 691: All relating to off-road vehicles
  • SB 693: Creating WV Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SJR 6: Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017 (original similar to HJR 22)

    FIRST READING

  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2459: Relating to regulation of health care and the certificate of need process (Com. amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2679: Relating to the possession of firearms in parks and park facilities (Com. amend. and title amend. pending)
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2721: Removing the cost limitation on projects completed by the Division of Highways
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for HB 2722: Eliminating the financial limitations on utilizing the design-build program for highway construction
  • Eng. HB 3106: Relating to increasing the number of limited video lottery terminals

    Scheduled Committee Meetings

    9 a.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 673: Providing procedure for WV to select delegates to Article V convention
  • SB 562: Relating to civil actions for damages brought against county commissions and municipalities
  • SJR 4: County Economic Development Amendment
  • SJR 8: Fair and Simple Tax Reform or FASTR amendment

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

  • SB 692: Authorizing dedication of fee on certain managed timberland to Volunteer and Part-Volunteer Fire Departments Fee Fund

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

  • HB 2767: Authorizing the Secretary of State to transmit electronic versions of undeliverable mail to the circuit clerks
  • HB 2427: Requiring agencies listed in the online state phone directory to update certain employee information
  • HB 2446: Relating to the requirement that all executive branch agencies maintain a website that contains specific information
  • HB 2676: Transferring the Security office under the Division of Culture and History to the Division of Protective Services
  • HB 2796: Relating to the West Virginia National Guard entering into contracts and subcontracts for specialized technical services

    2 p.m.: Education (451M)

  • HB 2571: Developing a resource for use by parents to monitor and track deaf and hard-of-hearing children’s expressive and receptive language acquisition
  • HB 2706: Authorizing legislative rules regarding higher education

    3 p.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • HB 2219: Authorizing miscellaneous boards and agencies to promulgate legislative rules
  • HB 2329: Prohibiting the production, manufacture or possession of fentanyl
  • HB 2364: Prohibiting electioneering within or near early voting locations during early voting periods
  • HB 2303: Increasing criminal penalties for littering
  • HB 2404: Barring persons who are convicted of certain criminal offenses from acquiring property from their victims
  • SB 386: Creating WV Medical Cannabis Act

    Committee Action on Bills from Monday, March 27, 2017

    9:30 a.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 563: Relating to Consumer Credit and Protection Act
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

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

  • SB 293: Providing increase in annual salary of employees in Division of Corrections
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Committee Substitute for Committee Substitute for SJR 6: Roads to Prosperity Amendment of 2017
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Committee Substitute for SB 375: Relating to rate and measure of severance taxes on certain natural resources
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Originating Bill: Relating to tax on managed timberland
  • No recommendation; request to be recommitted to Finance after being read a first time

    Health and Human Resources

  • HB 2459: Relating to regulation of health care and the certificate of need process
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    4:15 p.m. Judiciary

  • SB 408: Relating to personnel management of public employees
  • Motion adopted to make bill an interim study; no further action at this time

  • SB 549: Allowing individuals at least 21 or older operate or ride motorcycle without helmet
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 369: Permitting surface owners purchase mineral interests when interest becomes tax lien
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 673: Providing procedure for WV to select delegates to Article V convention
  • Bill moved to 9 a.m. 3/28

  • SB 562: Relating to civil actions for damages brought against county commissions and municipalities
  • Bill moved to 9 a.m. 3/28

  • Originating Bill 8: Uniform fiduciary access to digital assets act
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SB 560: Creating medical malpractice peer review panel by Board of Medicine
  • Motion adopted to make bill an interim study; no further action at this time

  • HB 2679: Relating to the possession of firearms in parks and park facilities
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • SJR 4: County Economic Development Amendment
  • Bill moved to 9 a.m. 3/28

  • SJR 8: Fair and Simple Tax Reform or FASTR amendment
  • Bill moved to 9 a.m. 3/28

    4:15 p.m. Finance (451M)

  • Committee Substitute for SB 409: Relating generally to 2017 Tax Reform Act
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

  • Committee Substitute for SB 609: Creating additional flexibility for school systems in use of school aid funds
  • Passed; to be reported to the floor

    Bills that Have Passed the Senate as of Monday, March 27, 2017 (205)

    Bills Passed the Senate

    Completed Legislation (21 – 13 House, 8 Senate)

    Completed Legislation

    Signed Bills (11)

    Signed Bills

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




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